Multi-Physics Imaging for Integrated Exploration and Field Development

4–6 October 2016

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October 4-6 2016, Dubai, UAE

The objective of the workshop is to present and discuss the current use and future perspectives of multi-physics data in building integrated geological and reservoir models. Multi-physics measurements for discussion include gravity, electromagnetics (EM), GPR, and satellite imagery. Integration of such measurements into single geological models and integration with seismic measurements are key focus areas. Several high resolution techniques with total field or gradient measurements have been introduced for shallow and deep exploration in land and marine environments to enhance velocity model building for structural modelling. EM techniques acquired at the surface, or with combinations of borehole and surface acquisition geometries are promising to bring new value to the characterization and monitoring of fluids in the reservoir. Integration of measurements into multiparameter models, such as provided by joint inversion techniques, are key areas which have started to leave the research environment to be transferred to production.

The workshop objectives are to highlight the most successful multi-physics integration applications in the fields of hydrocarbon exploration and recovery.


Who should attend?

Industry & academia, geophysicists, geoscientists, geologists and reservoir engineers

Registration Fee

The registration fee through 1 September is USD $1,250. After 1 September, the price increases to USD $1350. Registration is required before attending the workshop and full payment must accompany the Registration.

If you want to book your seat from online store, please visit Online Registration and follow the steps.

Workshop Schedule

Tuesday, 4 October
Registration, Morning and afternoon sessions; Icebreaker

Wednesday, 5 October
Morning and afternoon sessions

Thursday, 6 October
Morning session and Panel discussion/closing in the afternoon

Housing and Reservations

To book your accommodation, please email to [email protected] . Reservation deadline for group/corporate rate is over therefore, best available rest applies.

Workshop Venue

The workshop will be held at Al-Andalus Ballroom, Habtoor Grand Beach Resort & Spa, Autograph Collection.

Habtoor Grand Beach Resort & Spa, Autograph Collection is a distinct 5 star beach-front resort and hotel situated at one of Dubai’s most iconic areas. The property has recently partnered with Marriott International to be a part of its exclusive portfolio of distinct independent hotels - the Autograph Collection. Situated on Dubai´s world famous Jumeirah Beach and adjacent to the magnificent Dubai Marina, the hotel occupies one of Dubai´s most enchanting beachside locations which is perfect for both business and leisure travelers. The Resort features three pools, including kid's pool with water slides, variety of indoor and alfresco dining outlets, superb fitness and Spa facilities. With 446 rooms and suites, Habtoor Grand Beach Resort & Spa offers some of the best 5 star accommodation Dubai has to offer in an unrivaled setting. All the spacious guest rooms & suites of the hotel are either sea-facing or overlooking the landscaped gardens. With 15 themed bars and restaurants designed to suit all tastes. Welcome to a paradise of perfect vistas, where lush landscapes meet the warm Arabian Gulf, framed by pristine beach and clear blue sky.


Visa Information/Invitation Letter

Participants in the workshop may generate an official invitation letter from SEG using the link below. This form will generate a letter which you can print and use if required. For Visa requirements for entering Dubai, contact the UAE embassy for nearest you. Please note that SEG do not guarantee that you will be granted a visa, nor does it commit SEG to pay any expenses you may incur. It is the sole responsibility of the attendee to obtain the necessary paperwork for entry to UAE.

Technical Program

Technical Topics

  1. Advances in multi-physics land, marine and airborne acquisition technologies.
  2. Advances in theory of integrated geophysical imaging.
  3. Case Studies of velocity model building strategies integrating EM and gravity in; e.g. near surface, subsalt, sub-basalt, thrust-belt.
  4. Case studies of integrated geophysical exploration for hydrocarbons in land and marine environments.
  5. Reservoir characterization and monitoring from inversion and joint inversion of seismic and non-seismic methods.
  6. The impact of multi-physics measurements on the determination of petrophysical properties.

Workshop format

The format of the workshop will feature presentations by invited experts in their field to share their experiences and lessons learned. The workshop will serve as a forum to have open and extended discussions on the current status and future use of multi-physics integration in hydrocarbon exploration & recovery. Emphasis will be placed on applications to highlight the added value provided by the integration of different technologies.

6 sessions (3 days). We will aim for one key speaker per session with a closing session at the end of the workshop to serve as a summary and outlook going forward. The Oral sessions are made up of 20 minutes and 10 minutes questions. After each 60-90 minutes a discussion session will be planned. The objective of this session is to allow participants to discuss in details and learn what has worked for them and debate on issues and challenges facing them during their daily workflows. Session chairs will serve as discussion leaders during the 90 minutes.

Workshop Process

  1. Information and instructions for submission of papers to present at the workshop is available in the Call for Abstracts form.
  2. The organizing committee will carefully review applications and papers to determine acceptance.
  3. Notification of accepted abstracts will be in end of June 2016. If accepted, you will receive registration and housing information by email.
  4. Register and pay the fee to attend the workshop.
  5. Make your own housing reservations with the hotel using the information you will be given to secure the special group rate for workshop attendees.

Come enjoy a great time of learning and sharing of ideas and experiences!

Organizing Committee

Daniele Colombo (Chairman), Saudi Aramco; Roger May (Co-chairman) CGG; Aisha Al-Gharib, KOC; Marco Mantovani, Schlumberger; Friedrich Roth, EMGS; Aldo Vesnaver, Petroleum Institute; Maxwell Meju, Petronas; Stephen Hallinan, CGG;Raffaela Sabetian, CGG; Qi Yongfei, BGP; John F. Hopkins, Shell


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For additional information concerning Multi-Physics Imaging for Integrated Exploration and Field Development in Dubai, please contact:
Society of Exploration Geophysicists, Middle East
Elisabeth Baluh
Meeting Planner
[email protected] 
Telephone: +1 918 497-4649 | +971 4 372-4880

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