2024 SEG Workshop on Fiber Optics Sensing for Energy Applications


21–23 July 2024
Xi’an, China

Distributed fiber optic sensing is a rapidly developing technology with significant disruptive potential in multiple applications in many — if not all — of these activities. It allows the deployment of thousands of sensors that provide vital information about complex processes, enabling new optimization options and significant energy and cost savings. Fiber optic sensing can play a major role in monitoring energy production, distribution and CCS/CCUS.

The workshop will focus on recent developments in the area, including high-value use cases and technology drivers. We aim to bring together current and prospective technology end-users and problem owners, sensor hardware researchers tools, fibers, cables, interrogators and application experts for seismic imaging, downhole monitoring, etc. The workshop is designed to cater for professionals engaged in Energy Transition, this being from oil and gas, geothermal, coal industry, CCUS and other linked areas, including geoscientists, geophysicists, reservoir engineers, well completion, data scientists, and civil engineers. We are inviting industry practitioners and researchers in the fiber optic sensing area to contribute to the workshop.

As the planet attempts to cleaner, renewable energy, industry is looking for more cost-effective solutions to monitor reservoirs in a growing number of oil and gas field scenarios, but particularly in sectors outside the oil and gas industry, such as CO2 sequestration, gas storage including hydrogen, radioactive waste disposal or geothermal energy. The advent of affordable fiber optics technologies, including distributed acoustic sensing and some new generation 4C optical point sensors, has been a key factor in enabling more long-term downhole monitoring projects. In parallel, significant developments have taken place in surface seismic acquisition using nodes and DAS sensing, with many surveys being recorded simultaneously downhole. The multiple synergies between surface and downhole monitoring technologies make them increasingly attractive for reservoir imaging and monitoring projects.

The SEG plays a dynamic role in promoting technology and knowledge distribution and we are confident that the SEG workshop on Fiber Optics Sensing for Energy Applications, will be very rewarding for all participants to keep well-informed of rapidly evolving technologies. The SEG on Fiber Optics Sensing for Energy Applications brings together geoscientists from operating companies, contractors, equipment suppliers, academics and anyone interested in promoting and celebrating borehole geophysics in all its types. It will allow delegates to present their latest and will provide a valuable forum for networking with key individuals and organizations in this field.

Technical Committee Co-chairs

  • Arthur Cheng, SEG
  • Gang Yu, BGP Inc, CNPC
  • Ge Jin, Colorado School of Mines
  • Hongjun Lu, Oil & Gas Technology Research Institute, PetroChina Changqing Oilfield Company
  • Zuyuan He, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
  • Mark Willis, Halliburton

Technical Committee Members

  • Alex Nilot, Jilin University
  • Andre Franzen, PETRONAS
  • M Hafizal Mad Zahir, PETRONAS
  • Shujie An, BGP Inc, CNPC
  • Yongkang Dong, Harbin Institute of Technology
  • Wenjie Hao, Center for Hydrogeology and Environmental Geology Survey, CGS
  • Yanpeng Li, BGP Inc, CNPC
  • Yingping Li, BlueSkyDas LLC
  • Xing Liang, Zhejiang Oilfield of CNPC
  • Yang Liu, China University of Petroleum
  • Gonghe Lv, Sinopec Petroleum Engineering Geophysical Corporation Limited
  • Yunjiang Rao, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China
  • Heping Shen, Beijing Appsoft Technology Co., Ltd.
  • Qizhen Sun, Huazhong University of Science and Technology
  • Yibo Wang, Institute of Geology and Geophysics, CAS
  • Yinghui Wu, Silixa
  • Minghong Yang, Wuhan University of Technology
  • Ge Zhan, TGS-NOPEC Geophysical Company
  • Gulan Zhang, Southwest Petroleum University
  • Yu Zhang, BGP Research and Development Center
  • Zhengguang Zhao, University of Emergency Management
  • Jingjing Zong, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China
  • Tao Zhu, Chongqing University


SEG China Office
TEL: +86 10-58205048 Ext.802
Email: [email protected]

Call for Abstracts

Abstract Subjects

  1. Advances in Fiber Optic Sensing (Interrogator, Fiber, Sensors & Conveyance)
  2. Upstream, Coal, Mining Intelligent
  3. Well Completions and Subsea Installations
  4. Fiber Optics in Energy Transition
    a. CCUS, Hydrogen, Critical Minerals
    b. Gas Hydrates
    c. Renewable Energy (Wind, Geothermal, Solar) & Critical Zone Monitoring
  5. Imaging and Monitoring
  6. Downstream, Construction, Civil Engineering, Smart Cities
  7. Environmental Monitoring
    a. Water Resource
    b. Geohazard Monitoring and Mitigation
  8. DAS Data Management, Processing and AI
  9. Field Applications and Application Studies


Workshop Location

Sheraton Xi’an North City Hotel
No. 32 Yingbin Avenue, Weiyang Road, Xi‘an City, Shaanxi Province, China
Tel: +86 (0) 29-88866888

Recommended Hotels

Sheraton Xi’an North City Hotel
Address: No. 32 Yingbin Avenue, Weiyang Road, Xi’an City, Shaanxi Province
Tel: +86 (0) 29-88866888

  • Twin room: $90 (650RMB) per room per night (including breakfast)
  • Queen room: $90 (650RMB) per room per night (including breakfast)

Novotel Xi’an SCPG
No.33 Weiyang Road, Weiyang District, Xi’an City, Shaanxi Province
Tel: +86 (0) 29-86699447

  • Twin room: $56 (400RMB) per room per night (including breakfast)
  • Queen room: $56 (400RMB) per room per night (including breakfast)

Distance to the meeting hotel: 358 meters, approximately 6 minutes on foot.

Lavande Hotel (Xi’an Daming Palace Longshouyuan Subway Station)
No.17, West Section, Longshou North Road, Weiyang District, Xi’an City, Shaanxi Province
Tel: +86 (0) 29-68291666

  • Twin room: $46 (330RMB) per room per night (excluding breakfast)
  • Queen room: $42 (330RMB) per room per night (excluding breakfast)

Distance to the meeting hotel: 577 meters, approximately 10 minutes on foot.

Room reservation: please contact Pengli Fan at [email protected] for booking the hotel room.

Who Should Attend?

  1. Operating companies
  2. Contractors
  3. Equipment suppliers
  4. Academics
  5. Anyone interested in promoting and celebrating optical sensing technologies

Visa Information

To request an invitation letter to attend 2024 SEG Workshop on Fiber Optics Sensing for Energy Applications— as part of applying for your China Visa — please contact the SEG China office at [email protected]. Please note that SEG does not guarantee that you will be granted a visa, nor does it commit SEG to pay any expenses you may incur. It is the sole responsibility of the attendee to obtain the necessary paperwork for entry to China.

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Important Dates

Early Bird Savings end:
21 June 2024

Call for Abstracts Closed:
31 March 2024