Challenges & Advances in Velocity Model Building

About

6–8 November 2023
Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia

Extreme Computing plays a major role in our energy business. Looking across multiple industries, our business undoubtedly exploits the largest high-performance computing (HPC) capacity. Extreme computational simulations and data analytics enable high productivity by making better use of huge amounts of data. Although computational capability is accelerating, we have yet to see how extreme its effects are on pushing Upstream to transform its business model. Therefore, algorithms, relating to Big Data, AI, IoT, HPC and Cloud Computing, performing and scaling as best as possible, on the latest computing platforms, will have a direct impact on many of the decisions reshaping our industry. 

The workshop will enable all participants to get acquainted with the very latest advances in HPC architectures and how these may be applied in geoscience applications used in the oil and gas industry and energy transition.

The workshop proposes a healthy mixture of various contributions from four different groups:

  1. Oil and gas as well as energy companies exposing their main business needs and how HPC impacts their bottom line
  2. Service providers demonstrating their accomplishments through HPC and upcoming technology
  3. Academia showing their latest research endeavors, results, and initiatives in HPC
  4. HPC vendors presenting current and upcoming hardware as well as software technologies that will ensure effective utilization of HPC

Technical Committee

Committee Chair: Ali Jadhar, Saudi Aramco
Committee Co-Chair: Amik St-Cyr, Shell Technology Center
Committee Co-Chair: Guy Gueritz, NVIDIA Switzerland AG

  • Amr Nasr Eldin, Brightskies
  • Bander Jumah, Saudi Aramco
  • Gerard Gorman, Imperial College London
  • Hatem Ltaief, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)
  • Hussain AlSalem, Saudi Aramco
  • Kees Vuik, TU Delft
  • Laurent Clerc, CGG
  • Muhammad Badar, Saudi Aramco
  • Saleh Dossary, Saudi Aramco
  • Stephen Thomas, AMD
  • Thierry-Laurent Tonellot, Saudi Aramco
  • Tim Warburton, Virginia Tech
  • Tom Jönsthövel, SLB

Contact

Adrienne Maxine Lara
SEG Middle East
Telephone: +97143712856
Email: [email protected]

Attend

Registration Fees

Includes: Coffee breaks (during meeting), Lunches (Monday-Wednesday)

Early Bird Registration Fee (must be registered and paid before 6 October 2023)
US$1,400 (Member) | US$1,640 (Non-member)

Full Registration Fee (begins from 7 October 2023 onwards)
US$1,610 (Member) | US$1,850 (Non-member)

Academia Registration Fee
US$650

Student Registration Fee
US$250 (Member)

Refund/Cancellation Policy

Written notice received by 5 October 2023 entitles registrants to a full refund of the registration fee minus US$50 for processing. No refunds will be issued after 5 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?

The goal of the workshop is to promote a dialogue among domain specialists, scientists, and engineers who work at the intersection of high-performance and emerging computing, and exploration/development in the energy industry as well as related fields.  Attendance and contribution is encouraged from all who seek to address the algorithmic, computing, and workflow challenges facing the future of exploration (seismic or otherwise), interpretation, simulation, and development planning.  Attendees and speakers from industry, academia, and government labs are welcome.

Workshop Overview and Format

The format of the workshop will feature presentations by invited key experts in their fields who will share their experiences. The workshop will serve as a unique opportunity to have open and extended discussions among the participants.

Workshop Venue

Mövenpick Hotel Al Khobar

Conveniently located on the vibrant city’s popular Corniche, our elegant twelve-story luxury hotel is ideal for leisure and business travellers alike.

Featuring 143 spacious and delicately furnished hotel rooms and suites that offer splendid views of the city skyline and the Arabian Gulf shore; four remarkable restaurants namely – The Blue, The View, Le Café and the famous Mahajara by Michelin-Star chef, Vineet Bhatia.

Housing/Reservations

Rooms have been negotiated for the following rate at Mövenpick Hotel Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia. Attendees are requested to contact the hotel directly to reserve your accommodation. Rates are subject to LRA upon your booking request (Last Room Availability)

  • Deluxe Room – Single Occupancy: SAR 525 ++ (includes breakfast, and Wi-Fi) (approx. US$ 116)
  • Deluxe Partial SeaView – Double Occupancy: SAR 575 ++ (includes breakfast, and Wi-Fi) (approx. US$ 130)
  • Premium Room– Double Occupancy: SAR 775 ++ (includes breakfast, and Wi-Fi) (approx. US$ 130)

*Double Occupancy upgrade is an additional SAR 100
*Subject to 5% municipality fee and 15% VAT

For reservations, please email [email protected] with the subject line “SEG Booking.” To view more details on the hotel, click here.

Visa Information

Saudi Arabia has opened its doors to visitors from all over the world with its e-visa program since September 2019. Visitors can acquire a multiple-entry visa valid for a year that will allow them to stay in the country for up to 90 days. The visa is relevant to tourism-related activities and Umrah (excluding Hajj season) and excludes other activities such as studying. The visa system is a historic milestone in opening Saudi Arabia to tourism.

Click here for more details on visa application and requirements for your nationality.

Certain nationalities may require an official invitation letter from a Saudi Arabia entity to apply for a visa from your local consulate/embassy, please contact Dalia Habashy (AMG Events) at [email protected] for assistance on the same.

Technical Program

Keynote Speakers

  • Chayma Bouazza, Pasqal
  • David Keyes, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)
  • Denis Voskov, TU Delft
  • Karthik Mukundakrishnan, Stone Ridge Technology
  • Ken Hester, NVIDIA
  • Mustafa Youldash, Imam Adbulrahman Bin Faisal University (IAU)
  • Othmane Bouhali, Texas A&M University

Panel Session

Challenges in AI, HPC and Quantum Computing for the Energy Industry

Technical Sessions

  • Traditional HPC on premise or cloud – Part I, II & III
  • Machine learning, deep learning, HPC for data analytics
  • Next generation hardware architectures
  • Seismic imaging – Part I & II
  • Quantum computing
  • Reservoir simulation

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].

High Performance Computing for Exploration, Reservoir Development and Energy Transition

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Important Dates

Early Bird savings end:
6 October

Call for Abstracts closed: 
18 August 2023

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