SEG/SPE Integrated Reservoir Characterization, Surveillance and Management: Advances and Challenges Workshop

20–21 June 2023 | Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


20–21 June 2023
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Workshop Details

Hydrocarbon resources addition via new discoveries has become more challenging in recent years and therefore increasing the recovery from producing and mature hydrocarbon fields is critical to assure production sustainability and meet the growing energy demand. A significant increase in recovery factors can be achieved through the application of cutting-edge geophysical technologies in conjunction with a robust reservoir management plan that includes integrated surveillance strategies at all levels (well, pattern, area, and field), both surface and subsurface.

Time lapse (or 4D) seismic is a mature technology and its value is well established in the industry.  4D seismic measures changes associated with production away from the wells, which helps optimize infill drilling, IOR and injection strategies. However, the pace of its deployment in many parts of the world, including the Asia-Pacific region, has been slow due to several reasons including lower chance of technical success in complex heterogeneities/reservoirs, high data acquisition and processing costs etc. In addition, the full value of the 4D seismic can only be realized with close integration with the production and reservoir depletion performance analysis for effective reservoir management and surveillance and successful IOR from the producing fields. Borehole applications also play an important role to supplement the 4D seismic and other sub-surface data in successful reservoir characterization and management. 

Workshop Objectives

The objective of this workshop is to have an open discussion on how 4D technology and its integration into reservoir characterization, surveillance, and management will have to evolve in the next five years to make its deployment sustainable, especially in the South-East Asia region.

The workshop encourages presentations by domain experts and professionals in geoscience and reservoir engineering to share best practices, lessons learned, and future directions. Special focus shall be on current challenges being faced in enhancing recovery from the brown fields and potential solutions through the new advances in seismic data acquisition and processing, borehole applications, data interpretation, integration, and visualization.  Advances in digital domain, artificial intelligence (AI), and machine learning (ML) applications shall also be shared.

Organizing Committee

  • Committee Co-Chair: Sandeep Kumar Chandola, PETRONAS
  • Committee Co-Chair: Lay Hong Khaw, Shell
  • Workshop Advisor: Dr. Rahim Masoudi, PETRONAS

Committee Members

  • Alessandoro Mannini, Santos
  • Adzlin Binti Arifen, Iraya Energies
  • Amin Shahbazi, RiseHill Data Analysis
  • Dries Gisolf, Director, Delft- Inversion
  • Ivan Praja, Rockflow Dynamics Sdn Bhd
  • Mohd Akram Omar, Rockflow Dynamics Sdn Bhd
  • Mohd Amri Mohd Diah, PETRONAS
  • Fergus Sinclair Smith, Ikon Science
  • Murali Raghunathan, PETRONAS
  • Prat Boonyasatphan, PTTEP
  • Ras Hadi Ramlan, ExxonMobil
  • Richard King, Sarawak Shell
  • Shivaji Maitra, Geophysical Advisor, CGG
  • Shogo Masaya, Geoscientist, INPEX
  • TingTing Chang, Brunei Shell
  • Vincent Ganivet, Shearwater Geoservices


Suba Jaganathan
SEG Asia Pacific
Telephone: +6014 323 8107
Email: [email protected]


Who should attend

This workshop is aimed at global peers from the geoscientists, petroleum engineers, drilling engineers, petrophysists, geologist, geophysicists, reservoir engineers, data scientist, academia, and other relevant disciplines from the industry who can benefit from the synergy provided by the content of this workshop.

Workshop Format

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

6 sessions (2 days). We will aim for one keynote speaker per day with closing session at the end of the workshop to serve as outlook going forward. The Oral presentations are made up of 15 min talk followed by 5 minutes of Q&A. After each session 30 minutes discussion session will be planned. The objective of this session is allow participants to discuss in details and learn from each what has worked for them and debate on issues and challenges facing them during their daily workflows. Session chairs will also serve as discussion leaders during the 30 minutes.

Poster Presentations are also 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.

Call for Abstracts

Call for Abstracts submission deadline: 28 March 2023

Submit your abstract to [email protected]

We invite abstracts for the following topics – oral and posters:

  • advances in 4D seismic applications in clastic and carbonate reservoirs and challenges faced
  • new advances in 4D acquisition and processing for reservoir surveillance and management
  • robust implementation of innovative depletion & IOR processes
  • emerging and alternative technologies (e.g., DAS, 3D-VSP, cross-well seismic, EM etc.)
  • borehole applications for reservoir characterization and management
  •  monitoring technologies in CCS projects and associated MMV plans.

Case studies presenting successes and challenges are greatly encouraged.

Abstract Format

Max two-page abstract + one figure, single column

Abstracts should include sufficient detail for the committee to judge the quality of the paper. Abstracts should be a minimum of 1 page, text plus 1 figure (optional), with a maximum of 2 pages. Abstracts should be on A4 size paper, have text in Times New Roman font (12 font size), and include both text and figures.

The title should be one or two-lines at the top of the page, in 12-point bold font. Authors should be listed just below the title in 10-point italic font. 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]

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Important Dates

Call for Abstracts closes:
28 March 2023

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