SEG│SPE Advanced Geoscience Applications in Drilling and Well Placement Workshop

25 – 26 August 2020 | Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Call for Abstracts deadline is 16 April 2020!


25 – 26 August 2020
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

As the oil and gas industry strives for efficiency and low cost of operations, drilling and well placement require integrated workflows and interpretation of subsurface information such as geophysical, geological, and petrophysical data, reservoir performance data in order to optimize well placement. Subsurface geologic structures are provided by surface geophysical data in terms of depth to target, bed boundaries, fault locations, geologic dip, reservoir quality in terms of porosity and lithology as well as fluid phase and contacts. These are vital information on the planning and preparation for drilling wells. The major challenges we face are; data availability and quality, complex geological scenarios, operational execution and precision of well placement. New technology development such as, 3D deep resistivity inversion, look–ahead reservoir mapping, deep electromagnetic and seismic imaging while drilling, pressure while drilling and real time geomechanics are playing an important role in reducing the risk and optimizing costs. Maximum Reservoir Contact (MRC) wells based on reservoir simulation platform brought new ways of optimum well placement. Industry 4.0 has brought new way of integrating and analyzing digital data including machine learning and artificial intelligence enabling real time decision that is improving efficiency and optimizing cost.

This workshop will address such major topics in a collaborative environment encompassing subsurface and drilling activities.

Organizing Committee

  • Committee Chair: Ashraf A. Khalil, PETRONAS
  • Committee Co-Chair: William Abbot, Schlumberger

Committee Members

  • Ahmed Mohamed Ahmed Salim, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS
  • Amelia Grace William, ExxonMobil Upstream Intergrated Solutions
  • Ardho Fidiansyah, PT PERTAMINA Hulu Mahakam
  • Celeste Lee, Roc Oil (Sarawak)
  • Cepi Adam, PT PERTAMINA Hulu Mahakam
  • Hock-Kuang Lim, ExxonMobil Exploration & Production
  • Jimmy Ting, CGG
  • Kanitthorn Adisornsupawat, PTT Exploration and Production
  • Nor Ainulhuda Mazni Nor Rahmat, Roc Oil (Sarawak)
  • Nurfitrah Mat Noh, Schlumberger
  • Qiu Kaibin, Schlumberger
  • Satvagya Prashar, Halliburton


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


This workshop will be of significant interest to

  • Geoscientists
  • Petroleum Engineers
  • Drilling Engineers
  • Geomechanics Specialists
  • Petrophysicists
  • Well Site Geologists
  • Data Scientists 
  • Academia
  • Management
  • Other Relevant Disciplines from Industry

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

Submission deadline: 16 April 2020

Submit your abstract to [email protected]

This workshop will aim to address the following topics:

  • Well planning and modeling of reservoir characterization
  • Advances in geoscience measurements for drilling and well placement
  • Cost effective real-time geosteering and imaging
  • Pore pressure and fracture gradient in complex geological setting
  • Industry 4.0 (IR 4.0) applications of cloud, artificial intelligence and machine learning
  • Real-time geomechanics using geoscience measurements
  • Geophysical imaging for drilling
  • Uncertainties in drilling and well placement
  • Unconventional and deepwater drilling
  • Geoengineering  workflow – application and case studies
  • Under balanced drilling

Abstract Format

Abstracts should include sufficient details for the committee to judge the quality of the submitted work. Abstracts should be a minimum of one page, text plus relevant figures, with a maximum of two 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 one 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, contact us at [email protected]

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Important Dates

Call for Abstracts closes:
16 April 2020

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