Seismic Imaging on Cloud

3 Aug - 4 Aug 2021 | Virtual Workshop


3 – 4 August 2021
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (Virtual Event)

Workshop Details

There is selective maturity in the way geosciences have leveraged various cloud platforms. Delivering raw data from acquisition to onshore processing and from imaging teams to interpreters is now common. At the same time, cloud-based software to run reservoir characterization or interpretation projects on cloud have also matured to a large extent, especially when handling relatively small datasets and in order to reduce the cycle time for these steps. To complete the geoscience picture, seismic processing and imaging still stands out as the missing piece of the puzzle. The objective of this workshop is to bring together the three main stakeholder groups – oil and gas companies, seismic service providers, and cloud service providers – to understand the expectations from all stakeholders, look at present offerings, identify and discuss the challenges ahead, and create a framework to devise future solutions. A dedicated session will also address other important and associated issues such as connectivity to cloud, data and software sovereignty, network security, corporate IT infrastructure and regulatory issues.

Organizing Committee

  • Committee Co-Chair – Shivaji Maitra, CGG

Committee Members

  • Abdulaziz Al Saad, Saudi Aramco
  • Christopher Lee Slind, PETRONAS
  • Dan Kahn, AWS Energy Team
  • Fabio Mancini, Woodside
  • Srikant Kadambi, Microsoft
  • Suyang Chen, Schlumberger
  • Syarina Md, DUG Mc Cloud


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


Who should attend

We encourage anyone listed in the criteria’s below to attend:

  • All users of seismic products – interpreters, QI geophysicists, modelers, and engineers
  • Seismic acquisition, imaging and characterization professionals
  • Cloud service providers, admins, and users
  • IT and network administrators from oil and gas companies, seismic service providers, and related fields
  • Cloud usage policy makers

Workshop Format

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

4 sessions (1 day). 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 10-minute talk followed by five minutes of Q&A. After each session, there will be 20 minutes of discussion. The objective of this session is to allow participants to discuss topics in detail, 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 20 minutes.

Technical Program


  • Keynote Speaker Mohammed AlOtiabi, Saudi Aramco - Cloud Computing for Seismic Imaging: Challenges and Opportunities
  • Christopher Lee Slind, PETRONAS - Processing and Imaging in the Cloud – Considerations from an Operators Point of View
  • Hugo Mieland, Microsoft - Seismic RTM on Cloud
  • Sam Kaplan, Chevron - Optimization framework for imaging and inversion and the Azure Cloud
  • Haiyang Wang, ExxonMobil - Seismic imaging in the cloud: experience and outlook
  • Chu-Ong Ting, CGG - Evolution of high-performance computing for next generation seismic imaging
  • Robert Bloor, Schlumberger - Pioneering Enterprise Scale Seismic Processing on the Cloud
  • Stu Midgely, DUG - The sky is not the limit - seismic inversion with unlimited cloud compute
  • Scott Michell, TGS - Stretch It, Squeeze It, Spike It Up! The Elastic Compute Model Fits With Production Processing


  • Keynote Speaker Mark Skinner, Shearwater - Cloud processing: just the beginning of the storm?
  • Mik Isernia, AWS - Challenges and Solutions
  • Nikhil Shah, S-Cube - Seismic Imaging on Cloud with Adaptive & Global Full Waveform Inversion
  • Ken Hester, NVIDIA Energy Leader - Accelerating your Cloud Performance
  • Dan Piette, Bluware - The New "Energy" Industry: Industry Trends Changing the Way We Access & Use Seismic Data
  • Henry Deebens, Woodside - Case Study - FWI/Cloud on Data Storage

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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