ARMA/DGS/SEG International Geomechanics Symposium

3–5 November 2020 | Virtual Event

Considering the differing guidelines and travel restrictions by each country and organization, SEG, ARMA, DGS and the technical committee have collectively decided to move ahead with the event, virtually.

About

3-5 November 2020
Virtual Event

While it is challenging to translate all aspects of the physical event within a virtual environment, we are committed to providing our attendees a unique platform with an immersive event experience to maintain the same depth in knowledge-sharing, engagement and networking, in order to guarantee a comprehensive online experience. Like the physical event, the virtual event will follow the technical program components such as opening & keynote speech, presentations from industry experts, and moderated discussions. The platform offers an optimized and powerful webpage experience – from the comfort of your home or office:

  • Stage: host all the presentations and discussions
  • Floor: overall floor plan where you can see the event schedule, sponsors and arrange a meeting
  • Lounge: attendees can grab a table and continue the discussions with 4 attendees on a table
  • VIP Lounge: One-on-one meetings
  • Live chat features for public discussion and Q&A
  • Links to recorded presentations via SEG on-demand after the event

Event Details

Technical Program now available in different time zones for your easy reference.

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. The symposium will feature speakers including operators, technology developers, and service providers. They will share a wide range of geomechanical knowledge, experience, and challenges. The symposium will also address case studies, technology highlights, and collaborative discussions on geomechanics during the 3 days.

Objective

To provide a platform to:

  • Exchange geomechanics experience and know-how among technology developers, providers, and practitioners
  • 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 ( MAB Energy Consultancy)
  • Tariq Mahmood, Saudi Aramco

Organizing Committee

  • Abdelwahab Noufal, ADNOC
  • Ahmed Ouenes, FracGeo
  • Alireza Agharazi, Halliburton
  • Claire Gill, CGG
  • Francis Elisabeth, SAO
  • Gallyam Aidagulov, Schlumberger
  • Garrett Fowler, ResFrac
  • 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
  • Khalid Ruwaili, Saudi Aramco
  • Mark Cottrell, Golder
  • Mark Ma, SPWLA SAC
  • Mark Zoback, Stanford University
  • Mukul Sharma, University of Texas at Austin
  • Munir Aldin, MetaRock Laboratories
  • Osman Hamid, SAO
  • Rashid Abualrub, Khalifa University
  • Raul Varela, Tecpetrol
  • Rita Sousa, Stevens Institute of Technology
  • Rommel Arias Urbina, SAO
  • Satya Peramulla, Baker Hughes
  • Thomas Finkbeiner, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
  • Tobias Hoeink, Baker Hughes
  • Xiaodong Ma, ETH Zurich

Contact

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

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

Attend

Registration Categories

Individual Rate:

Single Day Pricing (1/2 day Event)
US$95 (member) | US$120 (non-member) | US$30 (student)

Early Bird Registration Fee (3 x 1/2 day Event) (expires 13 October 2020)
US$340 (member) | US$415 (non-member) | US$75 (student)

Full Registration Fee (3 x 1/2 day Event) (begins 14 October 2020)
US$415 (member) | US$490 (non-member) | US$90 (student)

Group Rate:

5 Pax - Full Registration Fee (3 x 1/2 day Event)
US$340 (member) | US$415 (non-member) | US$75 (student)

Requesting ARMA/DGS members to please contact SEG directly at [email protected] for registration. For Group and Student Registrations, please also contact [email protected].

Cancellation Policy

Written notice received by 27 October 2020 entitles registrants to a full refund of the registration fee minus US$50 for processing. No refunds will be issued after 27 October 2020. Substitutions are permissible with written approval by the event organizers. Notify Anneke de Klerk at [email protected] immediately to request a substitution.

Event Schedule

Tuesday, 3 November 2020 | 7:00 - 11:00 CST | 13:00 - 17:00 GMT | 16:00 - 20:00 AST
Wednesday, 4 November 2020 | 7:00 - 11:10 CST | 13:00 - 17:10 GMT | 16:00 - 20:10 AST
Thursday, 5 November 2020 | 7:00 - 11:15 CST | 13:00 - 17:15 GMT | 16:00 - 20:15 AST

Who should attend?

  • Technology developers, practioners, and researchers from operators, service providers, universities, and institutes.  
  • Professionals in geology, geophysics, petrophysics, drilling, completion, stimulation, reservoir, and production engineering.

Technical Program

Technical Program now available in different time zones for your easy reference.

The symposium will feature speakers including operators, technology developers, and service providers. They will share a wide range of geomechanical knowledge, experience, and challenges. The symposium will also address case studies, technology highlights, and collaborative discussions on geomechanics during the 3 days.

Opening Address by Ahmed Al Otaibi, Saudi Aramco

Keynote Speakers

  • Prof Herbert Einstein, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Prof. John McLennan, University of Utah
  • Prof. Mark Zoback, Stanford University
  • Prof. Mukul Sharma, University of Texas at Austin

Technical Topics:

  • In-situ Stresses, Rock, and Natural Fractures
  • Drilling Geomechanics
  • Hydraulic Fracturing – Observations and Modeling
  • Coupled Reservoir Geomechanics
  • Field Case Studies: Value of Geomechanics
  • New Technologies and AI

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, please contact us at [email protected] for additional information.

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Important Dates

Early Bird Savings end:
13 October 2020

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