4D Forum – Insight to Actions: A global forum on creating value, reducing cycle time and optimizing production and injection in a digital world


4–6 November 2024
Galveston, Texas

This forum addresses the global, industry-wide challenge of reservoir monitoring for optimizing resource management. It will bring together leaders, practitioners, and students from industry and academics involved in surveillance monitoring to showcase current and future technology, discuss value propositions, and review instructive case studies.

The 2 ½-day event emphasizes current acquisition, processing, reservoir property prediction and cycle time reduction, lessons learned, as well as new applications including carbon sequestration. This multi-disciplinary forum fosters learning and understanding of time lapse methods to help companies justify and adapt 4D programs and thrive in the new digital world and energy transition.

Organizing Team

Co-Chair: Adam Bucki, ExxonMobil
Co-Chair: Mariana Gherasim, PGS

  • Olav Barkved, Petoro
  • Thomas Browaeys, TotalEnergies
  • Brett Bunn, Geospace Technologies
  • Amy Borgmeyer, Occidental Petroleum
  • Samarjit Chakraborty, BP
  • Carlos Eduardo, Petrobras
  • Alexandre Emerick, Petrobras
  • Per Gunnar Folstad, ConocoPhillips
  • Diego Garcia, Petrobras
  • Mona Hanekne Andersen, Equinor
  • Tony Huang, CGG
  • Moh Hussainali, Geospace Technologies
  • Jan Kommedal, AkerBP
  • Zack Lawrence, ExxonMobil
  • Shauna Oppert, Chevron
  • Marianne Rauch, TGS
  • Corinne Sagary, Alcatel Submarine Networks (ASN)
  • Jan Stammeijer, Shell


Grand Galvez, Autograph Collection
2024 Seawall Blvd.
Galveston, Texas 77550
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For more information, please email Debbie Mitchell, SEG Meeting Planner, [email protected]

Program Concepts and Outline

Technology & innovations: What is the current state of the art and what is the road ahead?

  • Acquisition: proven, probable, possible technologies: better or cheaper – what do we want? 4D Blending – the next step, or a Trojan horse? Faster nodes unlocking innovative sampling?
  • Processing: did we plateau out on the S-curve? Can FWI change the game? Will ML finally crack the turnaround challenge?
  • Interpretation and integration: state of the art. How to deal with the data avalanche, including prestack workflows?
  • Inversion and ML for dynamic reservoir property predictions
  • Geomechanics integration and examples
  • Feasibility studies investigating rock physics models and subsurface property changes (pressure, saturation, temperature, geomechanics)

4D Across the value chain: Workflows, management systems, and production optimization to realize the value of surveillance data.

  • VOI: what is the standard? Is there a standard?
  • Realized value examples demonstrating lessons learned and illustrating valuation of surveillance data, including field development, infill drilling, and production optimization.
  • Understanding uncertainty
  • Cycle-time reduction
  • Lowering surveillance data carbon footprint
  • Integrated technology for solving complex production problems
  • Synergy with subsea facilities, technologies, and teams

Cost-effective surveillance: Practical surveillance technology for the energy transition and times of low oil prices

  • Geophysical CCUS technologies & strategies: how to make monitoring economic onshore and offshore.
  • Fiber Optics, passive seismic, microseismic, and permanent installations – where and how can these technologies be most beneficial.

The Forum schedule will include an icebreaker on Sunday evening, full-day agendas on Monday and Tuesday, and one-half day on Wednesday. The agenda will include invited speakers, oral presentations, poster presentations, panel discussions, and time for Q&A. A field trip may be planned. Attendees will enjoy continental breakfasts, lunches, and receptions. The call for abstracts for oral presentations will open late April 2024.


Registration will open by the end of June 2024.

Forum Location

The Forum will be held at the beautiful Grand Galvez, Autograph Collection hotel on the Galveston Island seawall. Grand Galvez has pleased guests worldwide for more than 110 years. It is the only historic beachfront hotel on the Texas Gulf Coast and is renowned as the Queen of the Gulf, one of the finest Galveston hotels. Besides 32 miles of Gulf Coast beaches across the street, Grand Galvez is minutes from famous Galveston attractions.

A block of rooms is reserved at the Grand Galvez, Autograph Collection at the rate of US$199 per room per night plus 15% tax. The group rate will be honored Sunday–Thursday, 3–7 November 2024. Make your reservation online or by calling the Reservations Department directly at 866-455-1193 — reference SEG 4D Surveillance. Reservations cut-off date: Friday, 11 October 2024.

Valet parking is available at US$25 per night. Day parking is available at the nearby parking garage for US$15/day. Forum guests will receive complimentary bottled water, coffee, daily newspapers in the rooms, and 20% off spa services Sunday–Thursday. Onsite dining includes the Monarch restaurant, The Founders Bar, and the 1911 Espresso Bar.

It’s Island Time

Galveston, Texas is a charming Southern retreat just 50 miles from Houston.  Located about an hour south of Houston and connected to the mainland by a causeway, Galveston is as easy to get to as an island can be. Travel to, from, or on the island by Uber or Lyft, shuttle, limousine, rental car, or personal vehicle.

William P Hobby Airport, the closest international airport to Galveston, is located on the southern side of Houston and only about 40 miles — and less than an hour if traffic cooperates — from the terminal to the beach.

George Bush Intercontinental Airport is the largest airport in Houston. It’s about 70 miles and 80+ minutes from Galveston.

Code of Conduct

SEG meetings are conducted for the benefit of SEG members and interested parties to advance the geosciences, promote technology, and facilitate networking and collaboration between professionals within the world’s geosciences community.

SEG is dedicated to providing a harassment-free meeting experience for everyone, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, nationality, or religion. We do not tolerate harassment of workshop participants in any form.

  • All communication, whether casual or formal, should be appropriate for a professional audience including people of many different backgrounds.
  • Be careful with the words that you choose. Remember that sexist, racist, and other exclusionary jokes can be offensive to those around you. Excessive swearing and offensive jokes are not appropriate at SEG meetings.
  • Sexual language and imagery are not appropriate for any meeting venue, including talks.
  • Harassment includes offensive communication related to gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, nationality, religion, sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention.
  • Be kind to others. Do not insult or put down other attendees. Behave professionally.

If a participant engages in behavior that violates this code of conduct, SEG reserves the right to take any action deemed appropriate, including warning the offender(s) or expelling the offender(s) from the meeting with no refund.

Reporting: If someone makes you or anyone else feel unsafe or unwelcome, please report the incident to a meeting staff member as soon as possible. You can document the incident by using the SEG Harassment Complaint Form. You may choose to report the incident anonymously by phone at 1-877-778-5463 or online at www.reportit.net (username: seg; password: whistl).

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