Borehole Geophysics: New Developments for Global Energy


23–24 April 2024
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Workshop Overview

Borehole geophysics is well established in the oil and gas industry, assisting geoscientists in a wide range of key applications, such as geological and reservoir quality assessment, well-to-seismic ties, seismic imaging, velocity modelling, geosteering and reservoir monitoring to name just a few. As we transition to cleaner renewable energy, demand is growing for more efficient and cost-effective borehole monitoring, not only in oil and gas wells, but also in other sectors of the energy industry, including:

  • Carbon capture, usage and storage
  • Hydrogen storage
  • Radioactive waste disposal
  • Geothermal energy

Advanced technology — such as fiber optics, acoustic sensing, and new generation optical sensing —has become more affordable, allowing long-term downhole monitoring projects to become more viable. At the same time, surface seismic acquisition using nodes and DAS sensing has allowed many surveys to be recorded simultaneously downhole. These are just a fraction of the many new technologies that will be discussed in the workshop, paving the way for more efficient and more accurate reservoir assessment, and monitoring in the future.

The SEG actively promotes technology and knowledge distribution, and we are confident that the SEG workshop on Borehole Geophysics: New Developments for Global Energy, will reward all participants by immersing them in this rapidly evolving field of technology.

Organizing Committee

  • Committee Co-Chair: Joel Le Calvez, SLB
  • Committee Co-Chair: Hafizal Zahir, PETRONAS

Committee Members

  • Andres Chavarria, Optasense
  • Avirup Chatterjee, Baker Hughes
  • Arthur Guzik, Newbrex
  • Daniel Chan, Sarawak Shell
  • Duncan Barr, Sedigon Consultants
  • Elijah How, SLB
  • Faizan Akasyah Ghazali, PETRONAS
    Fergus Sinclair Smith, Ikon Science
  • Gang Yu, BGP
  • Ge Zhan, TGS
  • Joseph Ma, Halliburton
  • Maziah Adura A Majid, PETRONAS
  • Peter Smith, Silixa
  • Pierre Bettinelli, SLB
  • Roman Pevzner, Curtin University


Suba Jaganathan
SEG Asia Pacific
Telephone: +6014 323 8107
Email: [email protected]

Technical Program

Day 1: Tuesday, 23 April

Opening Address: To be announced

Technical Sessions

Session 1: Acquisitions

Conditionally generating complex subsurface models that fit the data
Tariq Al Khalifah (KAUST)

Joint OBN and 3D DAS-VSP data acquisition and processing in the Middle East
Gang Yu (BGP Inc., CNPC)

Trialling long-range DAS VSP acquisition at Curtin GeoLab
Roman Pevzner (Curtin University)

High-resolution downhole DAS data acquisition with electric sparker
Konstantin Tertyshnikov (Curtin University)

Session 2: Integrated Studies Part 1

Keynote Presentation: Reservoir Geomechanics and its Advance Applications for CO2 Geological Storage
Ahmad Reza Younessi Sinaki (Baker Hughes)

Geomechanical Application of Borehole Microseismic Monitoring Interpretation for CCUS
Junghun Leen (PETRONAS)

Machine Learning Applications for Distributed Acoustic Sensing (DAS) Systems
Mikko Jaaskelainen (Halliburton)

Session 3: Integrated Studies Part 2

Application prospects of microseismic monitoring technology in CCS safety monitoring
Feng Heng (BGP Inc., CNPC)

“Weak Reflection Extraction in Borehole Acoustic Reflection Imaging Using an Unsupervised Machining Learning Method”
Hua Wang (UESTC)

Day 2: Wednesday, 24 April

Technical Sessions

Session 4: Fiber Optics Applications

Geophysical exploration using the optical fiber in the high-temperature borehole in Kijiyama geothermal field in Tohoku, Japan
Junzo Kasahara (Shizuoka University and ENAA)

3D DAS VSP, Exploring Tomorrows’ Opportunities
Faizan Akasyah (PETRONAS)

Session 5: DAS-VSP and CCS

Cost Effective Management of Borehole Geophysics Data for Low-Carbon Energy
Peter Smith (Silixa)

4D DAS-VSP applications in CCS
Qingfeng Li (Science and Technology (Chengdu) Ltd.)

DAS experiments for cost-effective CCUS monitoring in a coastal area depleted gas field
Takao Nibe (JAPEX)

Multiplicative imaging condition to enhance interpretation of DAS VSP data
Ali Shaiban (Aramco)

Session 6: Other Applications

Ultra-deep Look-ahead Technology for Precise Geostopping
Jin Ma (Halliburton)

Stationary-phase transformations VSP data into, time and depth migrated sections
Yevgeniy Tstsko (Independent)

DAS End-to-End Successful Paradigm: Quality Geophysics from Modeling to Deliverables
Joel Le Calvez (SLB)

Session 7: Panel Session

Speakers to be announced


The SEG Borehole Geophysics workshop aims to bring together geoscientists, engineers, and technologists from all sectors of global energy — in fact, anyone interested in promoting and celebrating borehole geophysics in any form. Delegates will be able to present their latest findings in this valuable forum as well as network with key individuals and organizations in this field.

Registration Fees

(Includes: Coffee breaks, lunches (2 days) and 1 day network reception)

 Early Bird Registration Fee (Must be registered and paid for by 25 March)
US$985 (Member) | US$1,100 (*Non-member) 

Full Registration Fee (begins 26 March onwards)
US$1,150 (Member) | US$1,205 (*Non-member) 

Group Registration of 5 or more (rate per person)

Committee and Speakers Fee
US$950 (Member) | US$1,050 (*Non-member)

 Academia/Research Institute Fee
US$300 (Member) | US$375 (*Non-member) 

Student Registration Fee
US$200 (Member) | US$300 (*Non-member)

(For academia and student registration please contact [email protected] or [email protected])

Who should attend?

We would like to invite geoscientists, engineers, and technologists from all sectors of global energy and anyone interested in promoting and celebrating borehole geophysics in any form. Delegates will be able to present their latest findings in this valuable forum as well as network with key individuals and organizations in this field.

Workshop Format

This two-day workshop will hold several technical sessions, which will feature 20-minute presentations followed by 10-minute discussions on the presentations. 


All sessions and events will take place at the JW Marriot Hotel Kuala Lumpur.

JW Marriot Hotel Kuala Lumpur
183 Jalan Bukit Bintang
Kuala Lumpur
55100 Malaysia
Phone: +603 2715 9000

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JW Marriott Hotel Kuala Lumpur

The iconic JW Marriott Hotel Kuala Lumpur offers fulfilling experiences around every corner. Our hotel is ideally located on Jalan Bukit Bintang in the central business and entertainment district of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Known as The Happening Hotel, this luxury, 738-room destination offers exceptional experiences designed to bring you focus on mind, body, and spirit.


Rooms have been negotiated for the following rate at JW Marriott Hotel Kuala Lumpur. Room rates will be available between 22—25 April 2024. Kindly note the rooms are subject to availability and no rooms have been blocked.

Room Type

Executive Deluxe Rooms (King / Twin)

Average Rate MYR 800.00++
per room per night inclusive 1 breakfast

Average Rate MYR 860.00++
per room per night inclusive 2 breakfasts

Traveling to Malaysia

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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 target specific audiences for optimum return on investment. To become a sponsor, contact [email protected] for additional information.

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Important Dates

Call for Abstracts closed:
21 January 2024

Early Bird Savings end:
25 March 2024

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