Advances in Marine Seismic Data Acquisition Workshop

7–8 September 2021 | Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


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7-8 September 2021
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The workshop will bring together all aspects of marine seismic acquisition, highlighting advances in technologies and methodologies. It will focus on the science of data acquisition covering a broad range of topics, from advances in survey design to developments in seismic source, streamer and Ocean Bottom Seismic technology and its configurations, in order to address both exploration and development objectives. Workshop attendees will have a valuable opportunity to discuss among experts the future vision in domains such as machine learning, artificial intelligence and robotization.

Organizing Committee

Committee Co-Chair: Raimon Alfaro, TOTAL
Committee Co-Chair: Martin Midmaeir, PGS

Committee Members

  • Matthew Cannon, Brunei Shell
  • Ed Hager, Polarcus
  • Nicolas Tellier, Sercel
  • Todd Noble, Shell
  • Artem Sazykin, WesternGeco
  • M. Noor Amin Zakariah, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS
  • M. Zabuddin Zawawi, PETRONAS
  • Marina Costelloe, Geoscience Australia
  • Julianty Sutan, Shearwater
  • Andrew Long, PGS
  • Jeremy FitzPatrick, Woodside Energy. Ltd.
  • Tomohide Ishiyama, ADNOC/INPEX
  • Zulkarnain Anas, KUFPEC


Suba Jaganathan
SEG Asia Pacific
Telephone: +60143238107
Email: [email protected]


Who should attend?

The workshop is designed to attract geoscientists, acquisition specialists, exploration managers, and researchers who have an interest in new advancements on marine seismic acquisition and its applications.

Workshop Format

The format of the workshop will feature presentations by invited key experts who will share their experiences. The workshop will provide a unique opportunity for open and extended discussions among the participants.

Eight sessions (2 days). We will aim for one keynote speaker per day with a closing session at the end of the workshop to serve as the outlook going forward. The oral presentations are comprised of 20-minute talks followed by 5 minutes of Q&A. After each session, a 30-minute discussion session is planned. The objective of this session is to allow participants to discuss in detail and learn from each other what has worked for them and debate the issues and challenges facing them during their daily workflows. Session chairs will also serve as discussion leaders during the 30 minutes.

Poster Presentations are welcome to give ample time to the delegates to discuss the poster topic with the author(s). Posters will be in displayed in the workshop room available for viewing during coffee breaks and afternoon free time following each session.

Call for Abstracts

Call for Abstracts closes 30 March 2021

Submit your abstract to [email protected]


  • Sources
    • Simultaneous sources
    • Environmental sources
    • Marine vibrators
    • Ultra-low frequency sources
    • Flexible Modular sources for OBN
  • Streamer Technologies
    • Multi-component streamer acquisition
    • Noise reduction; barnacles, HSE
  • Source and Streamer Configurations: Sampling Methodologies for Efficiency and Quality
    • Increasing the number of sources within the innermost two streamers: Triple, Quad, Penta, Hexa, or more
    • Wide-tow sources, where sources may be placed outside of the innermost two streamers
    • Compressive sensing
    • Signal apparition
    • Continuous wavefield acquisition and recording
  • 4D (Time Lapse) Surveys
    • Repeatability and how it impacts time-lapse studies
    • Positioning: steering of sources & streamers
  • Seafloor Acquisition & Permanent Monitoring Systems
    • Ocean bottom and OBN streamer hybrid surveys
    • Autonomous nodes technology
    • Passive seismic and applications
  • Multivessel Configurations
    • Azimuth diversity: ‘MAZ’, ‘WAZ’, ‘RAZ’ and other configurations
    • Continuous long offsets
    • Small source and/or recording vessels
  • Advances in Survey Design
  • Surveys for Geohazards
    • Site surveys; high resolution 3D surveys (e.g short streamers)
    • Short offset processing; Imaging with multiples
  • Innovative Technologies
    • Application of Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence
    • Robotization/autonomous source and vessel concepts; remote operation concepts

Abstract Format

Max 2 page abstract + minimum 1 figure, single column.

Abstracts should include sufficient details for the committee to judge the quality of the submitted work. Abstracts should be a minimum of 1 page, text with minimum 1 figure, with a maximum of 2 pages. Abstracts should be on 8.5 x 11 inch paper size, text in Roman font, and include both text and figures. Title should be one or two lines, at the top of the page, in bold font, and size 12 point. Authors should be listed in Roman italic font, size 10 point, and located just below the title. All text must stay 1 inch clear of the margins of the page. Submissions should be in Adobe Acrobat PDF format.

Sponsorship Opportunities

To maximize exposure and visibility for our partners, we offer an array of unique sponsorship opportunities designed to suit a range of budgets with specific target audiences for optimum return on investment. For a list of sponsorship opportunities and an application form for sponsorship, email [email protected].

Submit Abstract

Important Dates

Call for Abstracts closes:
30 March 2021

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