ARMA/DGS/SEG International Geomechanics Symposium

3–5 November 2020 | Al Khobar, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Call for Abstracts is now open! Submission deadline is 1 March 2020.


3-5 November 2020
Al Khobar, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Symposium Theme: Optimizing Production and Recovery from Naturally and Hydraulically Fractured Reservoirs

American Rock Mechanics Association (ARMA), Dhahran Geoscience Society (DGS), and the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) are proud to announce the upcoming ARMA/DGS/SEG International Geomechanics Symposium, 3-5 November 2020 in Al Khobar, KSA. The symposium will feature speakers including operators, technology developers, and service providers. They will share a wide range of geomechanical knowledge, experience, and challenges in rock characterization. The symposium will also address case studies, technology highlights, and collaborative discussions on geomechanics during the 3 days. 


To provide a platform to:

  • Exchange geomechanics experience and know-how among technology developers, providers, and practioners
  • Connect global geomechanics expertise and knowledge with regional challenges
  • Provide world-class geomechanics training to next generation professionals and students

Executive Committee

  • Gang Han, ARMA
  • Abdulaziz Mansour, Dhahran Geoscience Society
  • Mohammed Badri, Society of Exploration Geophysicists (Schlumberger)
  • Tariq Mahmood, Saudi Aramco

Organizing Committee

  • Abdelwahab Noufal, ADNOC
  • Ahmed Ouenes, FracGeo
  • Alireza Agharazi, Halliburton
  • Claire Gill, CGG
  • Francis Elisabeth, SAO
  • Gallyam Aidagulov, Schlumberger
  • Giovanni Grasselli, University of Toronto/Geomechanica
  • Herbert Einstein, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Jesse Hampton, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • John Cain, Rockfield
  • John McLennan, University of Utah
  • Josepha Morris, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
  • Juan Chavez Florez, Petroleum Development Oman
  • Mark Cottrell, Golder
  • Mark Ma, SPWLA SAC
  • Mark Zoback, Stanford University
  • Mukul Sharma, University of Texas at Austin
  • Munir Aldin, MetaRock Lab
  • Osman Hamid, SAO
  • Rashid Abualrub, Khalifa University
  • Raul Varela, Tecpetrol
  • Rita Rousa, Stevens Institute of Technology
  • Rommel Arias Urbina, SAO
  • Satya Peramulla, Baker Hughes
  • Thomas Finkbeine, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
  • Tobias Hoeink, Baker Hughes
  • Yanguang Yuan, BitCan


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

For all ARMA related inquiries:
Peter Smeallie
[email protected]

Call for Abstracts

Symposium Theme: Optimizing Production and Recovery from Naturally and Hydraulically Fractured Reservoirs

Call for Abstracts is Open

Submission deadline: 1 March 2020
Submit your abstract to [email protected]

Technical Topics

  • Rock and in-situ stress characterization, including SRV characterization
  • Natural fracture characterization and interaction with hydraulic fracture
  • Drilling geomechanics in naturally fractured reservoirs
  • Hydraulic fracturing
    • In highly stressed tight and unconventional rock
    • Across differential depleted units
    • Planning, preventing, and mitigating casing deformation
    • Diagnostics integration
    • Production and recovery
  • Completion optimization with multi-frac stimulation
  • Reservoir geomechanics for well planning and design, including depletion effect
  • Carbonate geomechanics for field development
  • AI Geomechanics modeling and applications (Artificial Intelligence & machine learning)

Submit Abstract

Important Dates

Call for Abstracts closes:
1 March 2020

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