SEG | KOC Workshop: Seismic Multiples – The Challenges and the Way Forward

3–5 December 2019 | Kuwait City, Kuwait

Call for Abstracts is Now Open!


3–5 December 2019
Kuwait City, Kuwait

In December 2014, SEG and Kuwait Oil Company (KOC) held a joint workshop to advance the understanding of seismic multiples, both as signal and noise, and to provide answers to the challenges posed by seismic multiples in processing and interpretation. While some progress has been made to our understanding and in the development of new ideas and methodologies, a complete and practical solution to all multiple problems, onshore and offshore, still evades us. Hence, we believe that it is the right time to re-assess where we are, what the industry and academia have achieved in the last five years, and what still needs to be tackled. How can we get closer to our ultimate goal of multiple-free seismic images with improved attributes and QI products?

The workshop will focus on emerging technologies with a broad range of topics covering research and case studies, with data examples from onshore and offshore for both surface and interbed multiples.

Organizing Committee

Committee Chair: Adel El-Emam, Kuwait Oil Company
Committee Co-Chair: Said Al-Abri, Petroleum Development Oman

  • Frederico Xavier de Melo, WesternGeco
  • Guillaume Cambois, ADNOC
  • Halis Bayri, Kuwait Oil Company
  • Khaled Al Dulaijan, Saudi Aramco
  • Muneera Fahad Ahmed Al-Awadhi, Kuwait Oil Company
  • Myrna Staring, Delft Technical University
  • Pierre Hugonnet, CGG
  • Rodney Johnston, BP
  • Tariq AlKhalifa, KAUST
  • Yang Yong, BGP

Hyra Dalisay
SEG Middle East
Telephone: +97143724880


Who should attend?

Geoscientists from industry and academia to present and discuss recent research and case histories on this important subject.

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.

6 sessions (3 days). We will aim for one keynote speaker per session 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.

Call for Abstracts

Call for Abstracts submission deadline: 5 September 2019

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We invite abstract submissions under the following topics:

  • Interaction between acquisition and processing with respect to multiples
  • Understanding the multiple generation
  • Multiples and near-surface
  • Developments in multiple prediction
  • Developments in adaptive subtraction
  • Using multiples for subsurface imaging
  • The role of Interferometry in using multiples
  • The role of Full Waveform Inversion (FWI) incorporating multiples
  • Integration of borehole and non-seismic data for multiple analysis, modeling, and attenuation
  • Results validation and assessment
  • Multiples and shear data
  • The use of AI in multiple processing

Abstract Format

Max 2 page abstract + 1 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 1 page, text plus 1 figure, with a maximum of 2 pages. Abstracts should be on 8.5x11 inch paper size, have text in Roman font, and include both text and figures. Title should be one or two-line, 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 1 inch clear of the margins of the page. Submissions should be in Adobe Acrobat PDF format.

Sponsorship Opportunities

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Important Documents

Important Dates

Call for Abstracts closes:
5 September 2019

Registration opens:
29 August 2019

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