Advances in Quantitative Interpretation

15–17 May 2023
Muscat, Oman

Quantitative seismic interpretation (QI) plays a key role in geoscience within exploration, appraisal, and field development phases. Although QI workflows are of a common practice, many challenges remain to be tackled, as successful application of these techniques highly depend on the quality of input data and integration between different disciplines from seismic acquisition to dynamic modelling.

This workshop aims to discuss state-of-the art QI workflows, case studies, and recent advances. Special focus will be given to business value, acquisition and processing advances, and the impact of artificial intelligence (AI) or machine learning (ML). We welcome contributions on all general topics that constitute the broad range of quantitative interpretation.

Technical Committee

Committee Chair: Said Al Busaidi, Petroleum Development Oman (PDO)
Committee Co-Chair: Olivier Kirstetter, Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC)
Committee Co-Chair: Mohammed Zainal, Saudi Aramco

  • Abla AlKiyumi, Petroleum Development Oman (PDO)
  • Alvaro Corrales, Oxy
  • Anand Prakash, Kuwait Oil Company (KOC)
  • Bilal Saeed, Halliburton
  • Bertrand Six, CGG
  • Colin MacBeth, Heriot-Watt University
  • Eva Rumpfhuber, Shell
  • Jahan Zeb Ahmed, Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC)
  • Jamal Al Aamri, Oxy
  • Karim Elsadany, SLB
  • Mohammed Farfour, Sultan Qaboos University (SQU)
  • Muneera Al-Awadhi, Kuwait Oil Company (KOC)
  • Neil Omonigho, Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC)
  • Shraddha Chatterjee, GeoSoftware


Adrienne Maxine Lara
SEG Middle East
Telephone: +97143712856
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 (Monday-Wednesday) 

Early Bird Registration Fee (must be registered and paid before 12 April 2023)
US$1,400 (member) | US$1,640 (non-member)

Full Registration Fee (begins from 13 April 2023 onwards)
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) 

1-Day Registration Fee
US$590 (member) | US$670 (non-member)

Cancelation Policy

Written notice received by 14 April 2023 entitles registrants to a full refund of the registration fee minus US$50 for processing. No refunds will be issued after 14 April 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?

The workshop committee welcomes all industry professionals with an interest in QI, which may include research staff and those from asset teams.

Workshop Format

The format of the workshop will feature presentations via general abstracts, and keynote and invited experts in their fields. 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 Crowne Plaza Muscat, Qurum. The below room rates are valid until 1 May 2023 – for reservations, you may book directly at – Crowne Plaza Reservations.

Please click on the link to view the location or proceed to their website for more information on the property, alternately for further queries you may contact their reservations through [email protected]


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

Superior City View Rooms have been reserved for the following rate at Crowne Plaza Muscat, Qurum

  • Single Occupancy – OMR 60 (incl of Tax)
  • Double Occupancy – OMR 70 (incl of Tax)

The above rate is inclusive of bed and breakfast.

Visa Information/Invitation Letter

Workshop participants may generate an official invitation letter from SEG. This form will generate a letter that you can print and use if required. For Visa requirements for entering Muscat, contact the Oman embassy nearest you or go to the Royal Oman Police Website to apply for an e-visa. 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 Oman.

Technical Program

Opening Address

  • Mohammed Al Mazroey, Petroleum Development Oman (PDO)
  • Steve Adiletta, Oxy

Keynote Presenters

  • Jorg Herwanger, Sharp Reflections
  • Khalid Obaid, Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC)
  • Martin Dvorak, Petroleum Development Oman (PDO)
  • Neil Omonigho, Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC)
  • Nicolas Daynac, Eliis
  • Panos Doulgeris, Delft Inversion
  • Paulo Johann, Petrobras
  • Tanya Colwell, GeoSoftware

Panel Session

Panel: QI today & vision for the future


  • Khalid Obaid, Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC)
  • Martin Dvorak, Petroleum Development Oman (PDO)
  • Paulo Johann, Petrobras
  • Tanya Colwell, GeoSoftware
  • Moderated by: Betrand Six, CGG and Muneera Al Awadhi, Kuwait Oil Company (KOC)

Technical Sessions

  • Impact of QI on business
  • Impact of seismic acquisition and processing on QI
  • 4D QI
  • QI in O&G carbonates
  • Role of geomechanics
  • Machine learning, the QI of the future?
  • Opportunities and challenges
  • QI in carbon capture and storage

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, contact us at [email protected].