SEG | AAPG Workshop: Impact of Technological Advancements on Sequence Stratigraphy

18–19 October 2022 | Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia


18–19 October 2022
Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia

The period of time between 1940s and 1950s saw debate in the geology community surrounding Stratigraphy. Led by Sloss and his students, there was a movement toward thinking of stratigraphy in natural packages rather than fossil based chronostratigraphic units. Around that time, the bulk of the contribution to the debate was from geologists who were guided by surface geology from outcrops. The following decades had geophysical breakthroughs contributing to the discussion around stratigraphy and what seismic reflections represent in stratigraphy. The summary of which was published in the 1970s in efforts led by Peter Vail. Peter proved that seismic reflections represent stratigraphic timelines, which can be correlated with sea-level changes. This shows how geoscientists when enabled by technological breakthroughs, were capable of expanding the capabilities of understanding the subsurface. 

The process of understanding the subsurface can be imagined as a pipeline: starting with looking at the rock itself in outcrop or core, interpreting the packages, and correlating them using subsurface data such as wireline logs and seismic. All the work would then be put together to create a comprehensive story for the subsurface unit. Such a process shows how much integration between many disciplines is required to reach the goal.

The development of technology for each discipline is therefore critical to expand geoscientists’ understanding of the subsurface. Currently, we are living through a period of massive development in geoscience technologies. The use of machine learning, supercomputers, simultaneous shooting, and big data are active areas of development and application in the industry. One can only imagine the other possible technologies yet to be identified that can be the future technologies of subsurface imaging.

Through this workshop, we aim to provide a venue for a fruitful exchange of ideas about the methods and challenges of all disciplines that relate to seismic sequence stratigraphy. It will serve as a forum for open and extended discussions on current practices, future development and advances on Sequence Stratigraphy. 

Technical Committee

Committee Chair: Yazeed Al-Nuaim, Saudi Aramco
Committee Co-Chair: Mohammed Khalid Al Mershed, Kuwait Oil Company

  • Abdullah Alshuhail, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM)
  • Beth Rees, Geosoftware
  • Rajeev Kumar, Schlumberger
  • Salem Nasser Al Hammami, ADNOC
  • Sebastien Lacaze, Eliis
  • Shraddha Chatterjee, GeoSoftware
  • Yaqoub Alrefaei, Kuwait University


Adrienne Maxine Lara
SEG Middle East
Telephone: +97143712856
Email: [email protected]


Registration Fees

For any student, academia or group (minimum of 8 pax) registrations please contact Adrienne Maxine Lara at [email protected]. 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-Wednesday)

Early Bird Registration Fee (must be registered and paid before 20 September 2022)
US$1,170 (member) | US$1,370 (non-member)

Full Registration Fee (begins from 21 September onwards 2022)
US$1,340 (member) | US$1,540 (non-member) 

Academia Registration Fee 
US$420 (member) | US$580 (non-member) 

Student Registration Fee 
US$210 (member) | US$290 (non-member) 

Cancelation Policy

Written notice received by 17 September 2022 entitles registrants to a full refund of the registration fee minus US$50 for processing. No refunds will be issued after 17 September 2022. Substitutions are permissible with written approval by the event organizers. Notify Adrienne Maxine Lara ([email protected]) immediately to request a substitution.

Who Should Attend?

This workshop welcomes geoscientists (geologist, geophysicist, geomechanics), petrophysicist, reservoir engineers, and other technical staff who want to develop additional expertise in the latest techniques on sequence stratigraphy and its impact on exploration and development as well as the greater energy transition such as carbon capture and storage (CCS).

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 with breakfast – SAR625 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

Through this workshop, we aim to provide a venue for a fruitful exchange of ideas about the methods and challenges of all disciplines that relate to seismic sequence stratigraphy. It will serve as a forum for open and extended discussions on current practices, future development and advances on Sequence Stratigraphy. 

Opening Address

  • Saleh Saleh, Saudi Aramco

Keynote Presenters

  • Nicolas Daynac, Eliis
  • Reza Saberi, GeoSoftware

Panel Discussion

Industrial Revolution 4.0

Technical Sessions

  • Session 1: Seismic Exploration Technologies
  • Session 2: Modelling: Road to Solutions
  • Session 3: Applied Interpretation Techniques
  • Session 4: Case Studies

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 ends:
20 September 2022

Call for Abstracts closed:
10 August 2022

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