ARMA/DGS/SEG International Geomechanics Symposium

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


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. 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 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


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

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


Workshop Format

The format of the workshop will feature presentations by invited key experts who will share their experiences. The workshop will provide a unique opportunity for open and extended discussions among the participants. The format will consist of four sessions per day.

Visa Information

Saudi Arabia has introduced an easy-to-use online portal for tourist visa application. This portal is now available for several countries who can apply for e-service. Visit the website to see if your country is on the list.

Can't find your country on the list? We will provide more information as it becomes available.

Useful Information on Transport/Transfers

Please find below suggested options:

  • You can download the Uber or Careem app on your phone.  Both options are affordable and easy to use within Al Khobar
  • Alternatively you can book a taxi from your hotel directly from the concierge

*all transportation cost to be handled by the attendees

Please note, from the King Fahd International Airport to Al Khobar, the local taxi from airport is approximately - SAR 115 (US$31)

Exhibit & Sponsor

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, download the Sponsorship Form, or email [email protected] for additional information.

Table-Top Exhibit

This is a great opportunity to exhibit your latest technology or prototype at the International Geomechanics Symposium!

Set up will include:

  • 1 table (187 cm by 67 cm) + cover + 2 chairs
  • The individual assigned to the exhibit will get one complimentary registration to attend the symposium (this will include coffee breaks and lunches during the symposium); please note, any additional staff will need to pay for their registration
  • Logo and name on the website and in the exhibitors section of the programme

Total Cost to Exhibit:

Early Bird Table-Top Exhibit Rate (expires 4 July 2020)

Full Price Table-Top Exhibit Rate (begins 5 July 2020)

View Exhibit Form & Floor Plan

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Important Dates

Call for Abstracts closed

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