SEG/EAGE Workshop on The Deliberate Search for Stratigraphic Traps: Has it Come of Age?

7-9 December 2021 | Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (In-Person event with integrated online participation)


7-9 December 2021
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (In-Person event with integrated online participation)

Workshop Details

Since the year 2000, almost 50 percent of the giant oil fields discovered globally have been either stratigraphic or combination traps, a significant increase over the historical figures of 10–15 percent. Advancement in 3D seismic acquisition, imaging, and interpretation technology has played a key role in successful exploration of stratigraphic traps. Careful evaluation of global analogues, integration of geophysical and geological data and in-depth understanding of petroleum systems is essential in exploring and developing stratigraphic traps. The joint SEG-EAGE workshop aims at bringing the global geoscience community together to deliberate over the advancement in exploration of stratigraphic and combination traps in both clastic and carbonate settings. Technological advancements and case histories from diverse geological settings shall be shared together with the key challenges in exploring and developing such traps. One of the intended deliverables of the workshop is a robust set of criteria for evaluation of stratigraphic traps under different depositional settings and best practices for risking them.

Organizing Committee

  • Committee Co-Chair – Sandeep Kumar Chandola, PETRONAS
  • Committee Co-Chair – Stan Stanbrook, Murphy Oil

Committee Members

  • Aditya Suardiputra, PERTAMINA
  • Brianne Alleyne, PETRONAS
  • Diana Abdul Rahman, ExxonMobil
  • Gargi Sen, Schlumberger
  • Gillian Apps, Bureau of Economic Geology
  • Ian Sayers, CGG
  • Jan Rindschwenter, SapuraOMV
  • Kelly Poret, PTTEP
  • Muhammad Hanif Haziq Bin Mohammad, Beicip-Franlab Asia
  • Navpreet Singh, ConocoPhillips
  • Rijal Anshori, BP Indonesia
  • Sarvagya Parashar, Halliburton


Suba Jaganathan

SEG Asia Pacific

Telephone: +6014 323 8107

Email: [email protected]


Who should attend

The target participants include (but not limited to) geophysicists, petroleum geoscientists, geomodelers, exploration managers, researchers, and academics involved in or aspiring to pursue the exploration and development of stratigraphic and combination traps.

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 an open and extended discussions among the participants.

6 sessions (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-minute talks followed by five minutes of Q&A. After each session, 30-minute discussion sessions 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.

Poster presentations are also welcome to give ample time to the delegates to discuss the poster topic with the author(s). Posters will be in displayed in the workshop room.

Call for Abstracts

Call for Abstracts submission deadline: 6 August 2021

Submit your abstract to [email protected]

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

  • Geophysical technologies for exploring and developing stratigraphic traps
  • Integrated workflows
  • Case studies and key learnings – global and regional
  • Analogues and modeling studies
  • Risking methodology and best practices
  • Development and economic considerations
  • Play based exploration of stratigraphic traps
  • Carbon Capture Storage
  • Emerging trends
  • Panel discussion(s)

Abstract Format

Max two-page abstract + one figure, single column

Abstracts should include sufficient detail for the committee to judge the quality of the paper. Abstracts should be a minimum of 1 page, text plus 1 figure (optional), with a maximum of 2 pages. Abstracts should be on A4 size paper, have text in Times New Roman font (12 font size), and include both text and figures.

The title should be one or two-lines at the top of the page, in 12-point bold font. Authors should be listed just below the title in 10-point italic font. All text must stay 1 inch clear of the margins of the page. Submissions should be in Adobe Acrobat PDF format.

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

Call for Abstract closes
6 August 2021

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