28–30 November 2023
The SEG and Kuwait Oil Company (KOC) will co-organize a third workshop dedicated to the issues and opportunities related to seismic multiples. Following the success of the 2014 and 2019 workshops, this year’s workshop will focus on the ‘Advances in seismic multiples’ for land and shallow water seismic surveys that are technically challenging and of great economic importance particularly for the Middle East region.
In addition to the main objective of the workshop, which is to investigate and discuss the state-of-the-art and emerging technologies for processing seismic multiples, the technical program will cover several important related topics. These will include updates on the link between seismic multiples and other stages such as acquisition, processing, and technologies involved in creating the seismic data deliverables that are valuable to geologists and engineers.
The workshop encourages presentations on scattered multiple energy in scientific and industrial surveys that are not directly related to surface seismic surveys yet share similarities in terms of physics or applied mathematical formulations and of their technology evolutions.
We anticipate broad participation for this workshop from academia and from industry, from experts and practitioners, from the Middle East Region and worldwide. As with previous workshops, the organizers objectives are to provide a platform for communications and collaborations within a broad technical community sharing common technical interests and focus on the topic of seismic multiples.
Committee Chair: Adel El-Emam, Kuwait Oil Company (KOC)
Committee Co-Chair: Constantine Tsingas, Saudi Aramco
- Arash Jafargandomi, Shearwater
- Clement Kostov, Consultant
- Eric Verschuur, Delft University
- Frederico Xavier de Melo, SLB
- Gordon Poole, CGG
- Hanan Al Hassan, Kuwait Oil Company (KOC)
- Mohammed Al-Ismaili, Petroleum Development Oman (PDO)
- Muneera Al-Awadhi, Kuwait Oil Company (KOC)
- Wathik Alaaraji, TGS
- Yang Yong, BGP/ CNPC
Adrienne Maxine Lara
SEG Middle East
Email: [email protected]
NOTE: 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)
Early Bird Registration Fee (must be registered and paid before 26 October 2023)
US$1,400 (member) | US$1,640 (non-member)
Full Registration Fee (begins from 27 October 2023 onwards)
US$1,610 (member) | US$1,850 (non-member)
Academia Registration Fee
Student Registration Fee
Written notice received by 26 October 2023 entitles registrants to a full refund of the registration fee minus US$50 for processing. No refunds will be issued after 26 October 2023. Substitutions are permissible with written approval by the event organizers. Notify Adrienne Maxine Lara ([email protected]) immediately to request a substitution.
Who Should Attend?
We anticipate broad participation to this workshop from academia and from industry, from experts and practitioners, from the Middle East Region and worldwide. As with previous workshops, the organizers objectives are to provide a platform for communications and collaborations within a broad technical community sharing common technical interests and focus on the topic of seismic multiples.
Jumeirah Messilah Beach Hotel & Spa, Kuwait
On a sandy beach along the Arabian Gulf, this high-end hotel is a nine-minute walk from the pools at Messila Water Village, and 16 km from Kuwait International Airport.
Rooms have been negotiated for the following rate at Jumeirah Messilah Beach Hotel & Spa, Kuwait. Attendees are requested to contact the hotel directly to reserve your accommodation. Rates are subject to LRA upon your booking request (Last Room Availability)
- Single Deluxe Room KWD 80 per room per night includes 15% service charge (approx. US$ 259)
- Double Deluxe Room KWD 95 per room per night includes 15% service charge (approx. US$ 307)
Rates above are inclusive of buffet breakfast at the Garden Café restaurant
- Adriana Citlali Ramirez, TGS
- Arthur Weglein, University of Houston
- Clement Kostov, Consultant
- Constantine Tsingas, Saudi Aramco
- Eric Verschuur, TU Delft
- Frederico Xavier de Melo, SLB
- Gordon Poole, CGG
- Kees Wapenaar, TU Delft
- Marcin Dukalski, Aramco Research Center – Delft
- Yang KunLun, BGP
- Technology Trends: Acquisition, Processing & Interpretation
- Developments in Muliples Prediction and Adaptive Subtraction
- Multiples and Near-surface and/or Shallow Water, Removing Overburden Multiples
- Using Multiples for Subsurface Imaging
- Deconvolution Approaches to the Prediction of Multiples or Primaries
- HPC, AI, & more
- Case Studies, Validation & Assessment
A guided tour of seismic processing of multiples: drivers, technologies, and applications
- Date: 27 November 2023
- Duration: 4 hours
- Instructor: Clément Kostov
- Location: Kuwait
The topic of seismic multiples evolves continuously as a result of advances within its own field as well as changes in applications and related technologies. For many geoscientists, the topic may seem challenging to enter or to keep abreast of developments.
This lecture is intended for students and for professionals who are looking for an introduction or a refresher on the topic of multiples in seismic processing, either as a stand-alone training module, or in combination with attending this.
The format of the lecture will be two sessions of two hours each, with time for questions and discussion as part of each session.
- Application context and historical perspective on technology developments
- Definitions, forward modelling methods and numerical simulations of seismic multiples
- Principles of interferometric combinations of seismic events
- Classes of seismic multiples and corresponding processing methods
- Classes of multiples in terms of their seismic events components or signal processing attributes
- Processing methods in terms of their goals, assumptions about the subsurface, data requirements, and properties of the results.
- Application examples
- On-shore surveys in the Middle East
- Shallow water towed streamer and sea-bed surveys
- Sonic logging and borehole seismic surveys
- Summary and take-aways
- A toolbox of multiples processing methods
- Principles and trends in the development of seismic processing for multiples
Lecture Registration Fee
Clément Kostov is a Consulting research geophysicist, based in France. Clément’s interest in seismic multiples started during his PhD studies at Stanford University in the late 1980’s and continued through several assignments with Schlumberger from 1990 to 2020. Throughout his career Clément has had the opportunity and privilege to work with and learn from many of the leading experts in academia and in industry on the topics of multiples and seismic data processing.
Clément has contributed to past SEG/KOC workshops on multiples (2014, 2019, and 2021) as keynote speaker and organizing committee member. Clément has also co-organized several workshops and conference sessions for SEG, EAGE and GSH and has served as Associate Editor for Geophysics. In 2021, Clément received the GEOPHYSICS Reviewer of the Year Award from SEG. Currently, Clément is a member of SEG, EAGE, IEEE and ASA professional societies and volunteers as associate editor for the journals of Geophysical Prospecting, First Break, and the Revue des Ingénieurs des Mines.
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Advances in Land and Shallow Marine Multiple Attenuation and Imaging
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Early Bird Savings end:
26 October 2023
Call for abstracts closed:
21 September 2023