SEG | SPE Workshop: Fracture Characterization for Reservoir Management

15–16 February 2023 | Bahrain


15–16 February 2023

Workshop Description

Our industry`s reliance on extracting oil and gas from fractured reservoirs will continue to grow. The characterization and prediction of these fractured reservoirs are very challenging. Managing such reservoirs requires the development of robust models that can handle both fracture and matrix systems for reservoir development and production optimization. These models require the integration of 1D, 2D, and 3D data from many different disciplines.

Fractured reservoir challenges will be addressed in this workshop, which will emphasize and showcase the best practice from applied geology, geophysics, and petroleum engineering aspects for both conventional and unconventional reservoirs.

The workshop will also attempt to highlight a number of recent technological developments in the geosciences and engineering resulting in the most effective reservoir management decisions. The role of machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) in building models will also be covered during the workshop.

Technical Committee

Committee Chair: Aiman Bakhorji, Saudi Aramco
Committee Co-Chair: Ahmed Mahmoud, Tatweer Petroleum                                   

  • Abdelrauof Badawi, ARGAS
  • Abdelwahab Noufal, ADNOC
  • Ahmed Abouzaid, Baker Hughes
  • Amro Abdel-Halim, Schlumberger
  • Andres Chavarria, Optasense
  • Ardiansyah Koeshidayatullah, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM)
  • Chen Xin, BGP
  • Farah Abdulwahed, Saudi Aramco
  • Mark Cowgill, CGG
  • Mohamed Shady, Schlumberger
  • Mukarram Ahmed, Saudi Aramco
  • Santan Kumar, GeoSoftware
  • Sudipan Shasmal, Schlumberger
  • Tadeo Ditia, Halliburton
  • Tariq Mahmood, Saudi Aramco


Anneke de Klerk
SEG Middle East
Telephone: +97143712710
Email: [email protected]


Registration Fees

For Student Registrations (please note, all student non-members must submit a copy of their student ID to [email protected] to register for the event)

Registration fee includes: Coffee breaks (during meeting), Lunches (Wednesday-Thursday) and Ice Breaker Reception (Wednesday)

Early Bird Registration Fee (must be registered and paid before 14 January 2023)
US$1,050 (member) | US$1,200 (non-member)

Full Registration Fee (begins from 15 January 2023 onwards)
US$1,200 (member) | US$1,350 (non-member)

Academia Registration Fee
US$500 (member) | US$700 (non-member)

Student Registration Fee
US$250 (member) | US$350 (non-member)

Cancelation Policy

Written notice received by 14 January 2023 entitles registrants to a full refund of the registration fee minus US$50 for processing. No refunds will be issued after 14 January 2023. Substitutions are permissible with written approval by the event organizers. Notify Anneke de Klerk ([email protected]) immediately to request a substitution.

Who should attend?

This workshop invites geophysicist, engineers, academics, geologists, petrophysicist, rock physicist, data scientist, and geomechanics.

Workshop Overview and Format

The format of the workshop will feature presentations by invited key experts in their fields who will share their experiences. The workshop will serve as a unique opportunity to have open and extended discussions among the participants.

Workshop Venue

Intercontinental Regency Bahrain is a luxury hotel in the heart of vibrant Manama. Stunning modern design meets timeless hospitality at this luxury hotel, an iconic destination in Manama. Wake up in spacious room to views across the Bahrain Financial Harbor which is only a five-minute stroll away.

Click on the link to view the location or proceed to their website for more information on the property.


Please note that per SEG policy, travel expenses, visa and registration for the workshop will be the speaker’s responsibility.

All sessions and events will take place at the Intercontinental Regency Bahrain. Kindly proceed to the following link to book your accommodation - Reservation link – Intercontinental Regency Bahrain

  • Classic single room with Bed and breakfast - BD 70.000 Net per room per night (Rates are quoted in Bahraini Dinar and inclusive of 10% service charge, 5% government levy and 10%VAT)

In case any further assistance is required with the bookings, kindly write to the below contacts (please remember to reference the Society of Exploration Geophysicist so that they know you are part of the attendees for this event):

Visa Information

Participants in the workshop may generate an official invitation letter from SEG. This form will generate a letter that you can print and use if required. Please note that SEG does 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. For visa requirements for entering Bahrain, refer to the official website to complete your application.

Technical Program

Opening Speakers

  • Saleh Al-Saleh, Saudi Aramco
  • Ahmed AlJanahi, Tatweer Petroleum

Keynote Speakers

  • Erik Wielemaker, SLB
  • Peter Szafian, Geoteric
  • Saleh Al-Dossary, Saudi Aramco

Technical Sessions

  • Fracture characterization from borehole data
  • Advanced seismic interpretation and attribute analysis
  • Reservoir surveillance and monitoring
  • ML and AI in fracture characterization
  • Fractured reservoir management
  • Integrated workflows for fracture characterization and modeling

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 benefits, please refer to the form located under 'Important Documents' or contact us at [email protected].

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Important Dates

Early Bird Registration ends
14 January 2023

Call for Abstracts closed:
10 December 2022

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