Deep Reservoir Imaging & Characterization


19–21 November 2024
Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia

Workshop Overview

This workshop’s focus is about understanding and mitigating the challenges associated with the exploration and development of deep oil and gas reservoirs in both marine and land environments. We will discuss approaches and strategies to address these challenges with a particular emphasis on imaging and reservoir characterization using the state-of-the-art seismic and non-seismic technologies. We will explore multi-disciplinary approaches to reduce drilling risks and maximize the efficiency of the exploration and development cycle of deep oil and gas reservoirs. The workshop is designed for three days of interactive sessions with top quality technical presentations carefully selected to stimulate discussions.

Technical Committee

Committee Chair: Abdullah Alshangiti, Saudi Aramco
Committee Co-Chair: Abusaa Elila, ADNOC
Committee Co-Chair: Othman Al-Harrasi, Petroleum Development Oman (PDO)

  • Abdulla Seliem, Oxy
  • Ali Mohammed, SLB
  • Edward Hager, Shearwater
  • Fateh Bouchaala, Khalifa University
  • Gabriele Busanello, SLB
  • Hua-Wei Zhou, University of Houston
  • Lyu Xiaolin, BGP
  • Mahra Al-Hadhrami, Petroleum Development Oman (PDO)
  • Mamadou Diallo, Saudi Aramco
  • Mohammad Jassem Ali, Kuwait Oil Company (KOC)
  • Nicolas Daynac, Ellis
  • Olivier H. Kirstetter, ADNOC
  • Oluwaseun A. Fadipe, ADNOC
  • Omar Del Angel, Halliburton
  • Vimol Souvannavong, Viridien
  • Wathik Al Aaraji, TGS
  • Youness Elouair, Saudi Aramco          


Roshna Fathima
SEG Middle East
Email: [email protected]


Who should attend?

This workshop will be of significant interest to geoscientists and engineers from industry, research institutes, and academia.

Call for Abstracts

Technical topics include but are not limited to:

  • Exploration and development strategies
  • Seismic data acquisition requirements
  • Seismic data processing and imaging
  • Structural interpretation and fracture analysis
  • Quantitative interpretation and rock physics
  • Unconventional plays
  • Case studies and multi-disciplinary integration
  • Borehole geophysics
  • Non-seismic data requirements for deep reservoirs exploration
  • Utilizing artificial intelligence techniques for imaging and characterization
  • Role of geomechanics in reservoir exploration and development
  • Drilling challenges and optimization techniques

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]

Stay up-to-date on this workshop!


Important Dates

Call for Abstracts closes: 
5 August 2024