Shallow Geophysics, Prospecting, and Geohazards Site Characterization and Monitoring Workshop

28–30 June 2022 | Virtual Workshop


28–30 June 2022
Virtual Workshop

Workshop Details

This workshop is a good avenue for geohazards practitioners from multi-disciplines such as geophysics, geotechnical, WELLS, civil and structural engineers, pore pressure and geomechanics as well as sub-surface/ventures to convene and engage in discussions to share knowledge and exchange experience in managing geohazards issues. Brainstorming on what could have been the challenges in acquiring good geohazards data will provide good insight in shaping the direction of the geohazards investigation in the future.

Geohazards challenges could well begin with bringing drilling rig to site, ensuring safe emplacement of the rig, and eventually making sure that drilling operations don’t encounter shallow hazards such as shallow gas pocket, shallow water flow, or excessive losses during drilling, just to name a few. On the development side, it is crucial to understand the regional geohazards challenges such as complex seabed topography, environmental-associated hindrance such as carbonate outcrops, active geological features, such as mud volcanoes and underwater stream so that optimal field development can be planned that can sustain the lifespan of the assets.

While we brace the transition toward the next generation, this workshop also aims to showcase latest technology and methodology that could be adopted to add value to geohazards assessment and management.

Organizing Committee

  • Committee Co-Chair – Norhasliza Kasim, PETRONAS Carigali Sdn Bhd
  • Committee Co-Chair – Muhammad Akram Kamaruzaman, Sarawak Shell Berhad

Committee Members

  • Abdul Hanan Ahmad Nadzeri, Fugro Malaysia Marine
  • Ahmed Mohamed Ahmed Salim, University Technology PETRONAS
  • Bachir Ouzani, Enviros Malaysia
  • Ersan Turkoglu, Saudi Aramco
  • Farawahida M Monil, PETRONAS Carigali Sdn Bhd
  • Hannah Ghaffar, ConocoPhillips
  • Ismatul Hani Idris, PETRONAS Carigali Sdn Bhd
  • Khoon Beng Quah, PETRONAS Carigali Sdn Bhd
  • Mustaza Musa, PETRONAS Carigali Sdn Bhd
  • Suyang Chen, Schlumberger
  • Yi He, Saudi Aramco


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


Who should attend

The target participants include (but not limited to) geohazards executives, geoscientists, geotechnical engineers, WELLS Engineers, civil and structural engineers, subsea engineers, pore pressure and geomechanics SMEs, rock physicists, and asset owners.

Workshop Format

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

5 sessions and 1 Panel session (3 days). 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 15 min talk followed by 5 minutes of Q&A. After each session 30 minutes discussion session will be planned. The objective of this session is allow participants to discuss in details and 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 30 minutes.

Technical Program


  • Panel Session: Challenges Faced Managing Geohazards
    • Moderator: Muhammad Akram Kamaruzaman (Sarawak Shell Berhad)
    • Cheah Soon Hin (PTTEP)
    • Ouzani Bachir (Enviros Malaysia)
    • Norhazliza Bt Kasim (PETRONAS)
    • Abd Rashid Jaapar (Institute Geology Malaysia)
  • Keynote Speaker: Chih-Ping Lin (National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University) - Value Addition and Adaption of Shallow Geophysics for Geotechnical Applications
  • Ouzani Bachir (Enviros Malaysia) - Offshore Windfarm Sites Investigations Requirements
  • Hafizzi Abdullah & Muhammad Akram Kamaruzaman (Sarawak Shell Berhad) - Importance of Geophysical-Geotechnical Integration in Site Selection, Contributing to BiC Project by Enabling Low-Cost Development with Jack Up Drilling Concept at Challenging and Marginal Feasibility Locations


  • Ailin Osman and Muhammad Akram Kamaruzaman (Sarawak Shell Berhad) - Qualitative Correlation between Geotechnical and Geophysical Data and their Impact on the Near-seafloor Soil Characterization for Deepwater Fields
  • Noorizal Huang (PETRONAS) - Pioneering Malaysia’s First Offshore Deepwater Geotechnical Investigation For Deepwater Field Development
  • Nikolay Nenov (Blackmore Management Solutions Ltd.) - Gas Hydrate Interpretation from Short Offset Processed Exploration of 3D Seismic Data Case Study (Gulf of Mexico)
  • Nurul Hanani (PETRONAS) - Multi-Disciplinary Studies of Shallow Subsurface Geohazard
  • Keynote Speaker: Daniele Colombo, (Saudi Aramco) - Multi-Physics Investigation of Shallow Drilling Hazards
  • Qingbing Tang, CGG - Shallow Imaging Using Least Squares Wave – Equation Multiple Migration on offshore Brunei OBN Data
  • Patrick Smith, (Schlumberger) - Solving the Challenges of High- Resolution Time-Lapse (4D) Seimic Monitoring
  • Yi He (Aramco Research Center - Beijing) - Near Surface Q Tomography for Seismic Attenuation Estimation


  • Keynote Speaker: Mark Robert Paul Tingay (PETRONAS) - Geomechanics and Pore Pressure
  • Hardianshah Saleh (University Malaysia Sabah) - Control if Ultrasonic Velocity of Sandstone: Implications for the Estimation of Reservoir Properties from Seismic Data
  • Yangjun Kevin Liu (Schlumberger) - The Link between Seismic Imaging and Pore Pressure Prediction Applications
  • Bing Wang (China University of Petroleum (Beijing)) - Pore-Pressure Prediction in a Foreland Basin: 2D Basin Model of the Kuqa Dpression, Tarim basin, Northwestern China
  • Keynote Speaker: Yujin Liu (Aramco Asia) - High-Speed Train Traffic as Powerful Noise Source For Near-Surface Scatterer Imaging
  • Edouard Mouton (Sism Ocean)- Offshore Site Investigation Using the Shear Wave Properties Obstained by the Scholte Marine Surface Wave Acquisition and Processing (U-MASW)

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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Important Dates

Early Bird Registration ends:
28 May 2022

Call for Abstracts closed:
24 March 2022

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