SEG | SPE Workshop: Multi-Scale Reservoir Surveillance & Monitoring

7–9 December 2020 | Abu Dhabi, UAE


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Call for Abstracts closes: 24 August 2020


7–9 December 2020
Abu Dhabi, UAE

Oil and gas reservoirs across the globe all share complexity and uncertainty about their static and dynamic aspects, with varying degrees. The reservoir challenges vary along with field life cycle, from development initiation, primary and secondary depletions, to Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR). Moreover, carbonate reservoirs are generally very heterogeneous, which implies even greater management and performance predictability challenges.

Integration of reservoir characterization and performance analysis is needed to ensure technically and economically optimal field production and development. To do so, surveillance and monitoring technologies are of significant added value to ensure healthy reservoir performance, identify opportunities, and proactively avoid/limit potential risks from short to long-term. Reservoir surveillance and monitoring technologies are crucial to observe, diagnose and act upon the dynamic indications in reservoir performance such as pressure, temperature, connectivity, sweep/displacement efficiencies, water/gas breakthrough, and many others. 

These technologies cover multi-scale dimensions from near wellbore with few inches scale up to wide field coverage with kilometers scale. For example, pore-scale network modeling and simulation using digital rock approach allow us to understand how the fluid can move in actual rock pore geometry. On the other hand, reservoir monitoring at the well location is a routine operation in cased hole wells based on electromagnetic and resistivity measurements. The depth of investigation in this case is limited to a few inches. These measurements are one dimension in vertical wells. Cross-well electromagnetic and seismic provide 2D and 3D maps of resistivity and porosity in the inter-well space, however, the deployment of those techniques require special well geometry in terms of well spacing and completion. A combination of 3D surface, 3D vertical seismic profiles (VSPs), and cross-well seismic surveying methods are being used to achieve multi-scale geophysical imaging for both site characterization and time-lapse monitoring. Advancements in monitoring technologies include fiber optic technologies such as Distributed Acoustic Sensors (DAS) and Distributed Temperature Sensors (DTS), which are being utilized for monitoring fluid movement in the reservoirs. More efforts are required in the integration of these techniques to unleash the full potential of the monitoring technologies. 

In addition, digitalization and automation based on Artificial Intelligence (AI) will provide a new dimension in predicting reservoir behavior and are expected to play a significant role in enhancing the understanding of reservoir static and dynamic performance. This ultimately will support reservoir recovery optimization and still requires more integration with existing technologies. 

The objective of this workshop is to address reservoir monitoring and surveillance challenges, advancements of technologies, and applications that integrate different data sets of multiscale throughout reservoir life cycle.  “Fit-for-Purpose” and best practices are to be thoroughly addressed in the workshop, along with discussions on what technology is to be utilized, when it should be utilized, how it should be integrated with other outcomes with different scale, and many other factors as guidance for proper surveillance and monitoring technique selection.

Technical Committee

Committee Co-Chair: Maged Mabrook, ADNOC
Committee Co-Chair: Mohammed Badri, MAB Energy Consultancy
Committee Co-Chair: Ali Yousef, Saudi Aramco

  • Abdullah AlDahmani, Dragon Oil
  • Alberto Marsala, Saudi Aramco
  • Ali Ruqaishi, PDO
  • Mamdouh AlNasser, Saudi Aramco
  • Marie Van Steene, Schlumberger
  • Md Motiur Rahman, Khalifa University
  • Mikako Mochizuki, INPEX/JODCO
  • Nader Gerges, ADNOC
  • Reinaldo Angulo Yznaga, Halliburton
  • Sam Hercus, OMV Abu Dhabi Offshore GmbH


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


Who should attend?

The target attendees of this workshop are petrophysicists, geologists, geophysicists, reservoir engineers, and petroleum engineers 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 who will share their experiences. It will provide a unique opportunity for open and extended discussions among the participants.

The workshop will include 11 sessions (three days). We will aim for one keynote speaker per day with a closing session at the end of the workshop to serve as the outlook going forward. The oral presentations are comprised of 20-minute talks followed by five minutes of Q&A. After each session, a 30-minute discussion session is planned. The objective of this session is to allow participants to discuss in detail and learn from each other what has worked for them and debate the issues and challenges facing them during their daily workflows. Session chairs will also serve as discussion leaders during the 30 minutes.

Poster presentations are welcome to give delegates ample time to discuss the poster topic with the author(s). Posters will be available for viewing in the workshop room during coffee breaks and afternoon free time following each session. Students are encouraged to submit poster presentations for the workshop.

Call for Abstracts

Call for Abstracts submission deadline: 24 August 2020

Submit your abstract to [email protected]

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

  1. Field cases applications on efficient surveillance and monitoring plans
  2. Multi-scale reservoir characterizations techniques 
  3. Dynamic properties of reservoir fluids
  4. Optimum well completion design for surveillance applications
  5. Intelligent integration of seismic and dynamic reservoir model
  6. Advanced well log applications
  7. Digital fluid characterization
  8. Digital rock and flow dynamics
  9. Geophysical technologies applied to reservoir monitoring
  10. Multi-component seismic and its sensitivity to reservoir fluid movement
  11. Oil and Gas 4.0: Artificial Intelligence (AI) for surveillance and monitoring applications
  12. DAS and DTS applications, challenges and opportunities

Abstract Format

Max two-page abstract + one figure, single column

Abstracts should include sufficient details for the committee to judge the quality of the submitted work. Abstracts should be a minimum of one page, text plus one figure, with a maximum of two pages. Abstracts should be on 8.5 x 11-inch paper size, text in Roman font, and include both text and figures.

Title should be one or two lines, at the top of the page, in bold font, and size 12 point. Authors should be listed in Roman italic font, size 10 point, and located just below the title. All text must stay one inch clear of the margins of the page. Submissions should be in Adobe Acrobat PDF format.

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Important Dates

Call for Abstracts closes:
24 August 2020

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