Advances in Land Seismic Data Processing: Continuing the Conversation

28–30 June 2022 | Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia


28–30 June 2022
Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia

Workshop Overview

Following the successful land processing workshop held in 2018 in Kuwait, this upcoming meeting aims to share updated practices and new advancements in land seismic data processing, both in terms of maximizing the value of legacy data and promoting advances in data acquisition technologies such as increased number of channels, novel source technologies, full azimuth, long offset, broadband, and nodal systems. Current issues affecting onshore seismic data, processing workflows, and existing limitations will be discussed. The technologies that utilize entire wave-field are of particular interest.

Use of passive seismic and non-seismic data to enhance and complement land seismic data processing for imaging and sub-surface monitoring is certainly a related area of interest.  Due to the increase in data volumes recorded on land, another relevant topic for the workshop is the use of Machine Learning (ML) in QC of very large data sets and in processing workflow to enhance quality and efficiency in order to expedite decision-making.

Geoscientists with varying backgrounds will have the opportunity to exchange ideas, share their experiences, network with their colleagues, and learn new techniques. The workshop will cover associated theories and applications as well as case studies on land data. This will highlight ways in which we can maximize information and value from seismic data.

Technical Committee:

Committee Chair: Bader Alqarni, Saudi Aramco
Committee Co-Chair: Ahmed Harthy, Petroleum Development Oman

  • Afra Al Dhaheri, Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC)
  • Alexander Mihai Popovici, Z-Terra
  • Amine Ourabah, Stryde
  • Anna Glushchenko, WesternGeco
  • Cherif Belguermi, WesternGeco
  • Dan Hollis, Sisprobe
  • David La Meur, CGG
  • Ewoud Van Dedem, Shell
  • Fatima Basha, Kuwait Oil Company
  • Halis Bayri, Kuwait Oil Company
  • Kashif Shaukat, Emerson
  • Khalid Dulaijan, Saudi Aramco
  • Matteo Ravasi, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
  • Mengqi Cao, BGP
  • Mohammed Balushi, Petroleum Development Oman
  • Todd Woodford, CGG
  • Zandong (Sam) Sun, China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC)


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


Registration Fees

For Student Registrations (please note, all student non-members must submit a copy of their student ID to [email protected] to register for the event)

Registration fee includes: Coffee breaks (during meeting), Lunches (Tuesday-Thursday) and Ice Breaker Reception (Tuesday)

Super Early Bird Registration Fee (must be registered and paid before 17 April 2022)
US$1,250 (member) | US$1,490 (non-member)

Early Bird Registration Fee (must be registered and paid before 27 May 2022)
US$1,400 (member) | US$1,640 (non-member)

Full Registration Fee (begins from 28 May onward 2022)
US$1,610 (member) | US$1,850 (non-member)

Academia Registration Fee
US$500 (member) | US$700 (non-member)

Student Registration Fee
US$250 (member) | US$350 (non-member)

Cancelation Policy

Written notice received by 30 May 2022 entitles registrants to a full refund of the registration fee minus US$50 for processing. No refunds will be issued after 30 May 2022. Substitutions are permissible with written approval by the event organizers. Notify Anneke de Klerk ([email protected]) immediately to request a substitution.

Who Should Attend?

  • Geoscientists and engineers who use, or are interested in using, leading edge seismic methods for understanding subsurface structure and physical properties for a wide spectrum of applications
  • Regional and international geoscientists, reservoir geophysicists, and engineers specializing in seismic data processing, interpretation, and seismic reservoir characterization from industry and academia
  • Developers of applications and solutions software for data processing, manipulation, interpretation, and visualization

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 open and extended discussions among the participants.

Workshop Venue

All sessions and events will take place at the Kempinski Al Othman Hotel Al Khobar. Kindly contact the property directly to book your accommodation. Please click on the link to view the location or proceed to their website for more information on the property.

The spectacular new five-star Kempinski Al Othman Hotel Al Khobar offers sweeping views over the Al Khobar skyline. A wide range of rooms and suites are available, as well as 18 stunning, designer-styled apartments that combine the ultimate in elegance, space and comfort with all the services and amenities of a five-star hotel.


Please note that per SEG policy, travel expenses, visa and registration for the workshop will be the speaker’s responsibility.

Rooms have been reserved for the following rate at Kempinski Al Othman Hotel Al Khobar

  • Deluxe Room - SAR575BB subject to VAT & Taxes

For Reservations, please contact [email protected]

Visa Information

Participants in the workshop may generate an official invitation letter from SEG. This form will generate a letter that you can print and use if required. Saudi Arabia has opened its doors to visitors from all over the world with its evisa program since September 2019. Visitors can acquire a multiple-entry visa valid for a year that will allow them to stay in the country for up to 90 days.

Tourists from 49 eligible countries can apply for a tourist visa online through our fast and easy-to-use eVisa portal ahead of their trip, or upon arrival in Saudi Arabia through visa kiosks at immigration. Tourists from other countries should apply for a consulate visa through Saudi embassies and consulates. Holders of US, UK, or Schengen visas can apply for the visa upon arrival.

For more information, click here or download details on the application process under the 'Important Documents.'

Technical Program

This workshop will cover associated theories and applications as well as case studies on land data. This will highlight ways in which we can maximize information and value from seismic data.

Technical Program Highlights include:

Opening Address

  • Mohammad Al Otaibi, Saudi Aramco
  • Abdullah Al-Maamari, Petroleum Development Oman

Keynote Presenters

  • Aurelien Mordret, Sisprobe
  • Gordon Poole, CGG
  • Gilles Lambaré, CGG

Technical Sessions

  • De-blending and compressive sensing
  • Signal processing, noise attenuation
  • Near surface
  • Fibre optics and continuous recording and interferometry
  • Cycle time improvement and machine learning
  • Case studies highlighting improvements from advanced processing workflows and integration of geophysical methods
  • Multiples Part 1 & Part 2
  • FWI and Velocity Model Building Part 1 & Part 2
  • Imaging

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 benefits, please refer to the form located under 'Important Documents' or contact us at [email protected].

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Important Dates

Early Bird Registration closes:
27 May 2022

Call for Abstracts closed:
5 April 2022

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