Recent Advances in Geophysical Reservoir Characterization and Monitoring of CO2 Sequestration in Carbonate Reservoirs


21–23 May 2024
Abu Dhabi, UAE

Unleash the potential of geophysics to propel the global transition toward cleaner and more sustainable energy sources.

This workshop is designed to offer a state-of-the-art understanding of the most recent developments in geophysical techniques for the effective characterization and monitoring of CO2 sequestration within carbonate formations. Furthermore, our workshop will delve into the latest innovations aimed at addressing the unique challenges that may arise in geophysical monitoring during carbon capture within carbonate reservoirs. Participants can anticipate engaging with the most up-to-date research findings, case studies, and projects related to geophysical reservoir characterization and CO2 sequestration monitoring in carbonate formations. These insights will exemplify the practical applications of these innovative technologies.

Technical Committee

Committee Chair: Guillaume Cambois, ADNOC
Committee Co-Chair: Saif Al-Azri, Petroleum Development Oman (PDO)

  • Abdelrauof Badawi, ARGAS
  • Ali Tura, Colorado School of Mines
  • Amro Abdel-Halim, SLB
  • Andres Chavarria, Optasense
  • Beth Rees, GeoSoftware
  • Claire Birnie, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)
  • Colin Mcbeth, Heriott Watt
  • Hugo Ruiz, Reach Subsea
  • Jamal Al Aamri, Oxy
  • Manayer Esam Hasan Al-Abdullah, Kuwait Oil Company (KOC)
  • Nasim Ralim, PETRONAS
  • Pierpaolo Marchesini, BP
  • Satya Perumalla, Baker Hughes
  • Shotaro Nakayama, INPEX
  • Xu Hai, Sinopec            


Anneke de Klerk
SEG Middle East
Telephone: +97143712710
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 the conference), Lunches (Tuesday-Thursday)
*Rates are including 5% UAE VAT

Early Bird Registration Fee (must be registered and paid before 20 April 2024)
US$1470 (Member) | US$1722 (Non-member)

Full Registration Fee (begins from 21 April 2024 onwards)
US$1690.5 (Member) | US$1942.5 (Non-member)

Academia Registration Fee

Student Registration Fee
US$262.5 (Member) | US$367.5 (Non-member)

Cancelation Policy

Written notice received by 20 April 2024 entitles registrants to a full refund of the registration fee minus US$50 for processing. No refunds will be issued after 20 April 2024. Substitutions are permissible with written approval by the event organizers. Notify Anneke de Klerk ([email protected]) immediately to request a substitution.

Who Should Attend?

The workshop will be of interest to geophysicist, reservoir engineers, geologists, asset engineers, regulatory bodies, researchers/academia.

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

Sofitel, Abu Dhabi Corniche

Each Sofitel draws inspiration from local culture and tradition while celebrating innovation and the French art de vivre to offer a one-of-a-kind, luxurious hotel experience. At the Sofitel, Abu Dhabi, stroll along the Corniche seafront as the sun goes down over the beautiful Arabian Gulf, or gaze out at the city skyline from our jazz bar. Dine on fine French, Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisine in our restaurants. Housing/Reservations details will be available shortly.

To view more details on the hotel, click here.


Rooms have been negotiated for the following rate at Sofitel, Abu Dhabi Corniche, UAE. Attendees are requested to contact the hotel directly to reserve your accommodation. Kindly note the rooms are subject to availability and no rooms have been blocked.

Superior Room – Single Occupancy: AED 500 ++ (includes breakfast, and Wi-Fi) (approx. US$ 136)
Superior Room – Double Occupancy: AED 550 ++ (includes breakfast, and Wi-Fi) (approx. US$ 150)
*Inclusive of 10% service charge, 6% tourism fee, 4% municipality fee and 5% VAT and AED 15 Municipality Room fee/room/night.

For reservations, please complete the hotel booking form under important documents and email it to [email protected] or [email protected]

Technical Program

Keynote Speakers

  • Ahmed Sabry, SLB
  • Ezzedeen Alfataierge, Saudi Aramco
  • Gerard Schuster, University of Utah
  • Jane Mason, ADNOC
  • Jean-Philippe Avouac, CalTech
  • John Even Lindgård, Reach Subsea
  • Matthew Burreson, Oxy
  • Roman Pevzner, Curtin University
  • Sandeep K. Chandola, PETRONAS
  • Ziqiu Xue, Research Institute of Innovative Technology for the Earth (RITE)

Technical Sessions

  • Case studies and lesson learned Part 1 and 2
  • Innovative monitoring tools
  • Regulatory frameworks and MMVs
  • 4D seismic and VSP
  • Induced seismicity and mitigation measures
  • Storage characterization
  • Non-seismic methods

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, please contact us at [email protected].

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Important Dates

Call for Abstracts closed: 
1 March 2024

Early Bird Savings end:
20 April 2024

Our Sponsors

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