Next Generation Geophysical Land & Shallow Water Acquisition


23–25 April 2024
Muscat, Oman

Workshop Description

Land acquisition has evolved at an accelerated pace in the last decade. A suite of new next-generation acquisition concepts has advanced into reality in large-scale geophysical surveys, 4D monitoring campaigns, and CCUS projects. Land acquisition embraces and is still enhancing the use of 3D WAZ, simultaneous blended broadband acquisition, distributed acoustic sensors (DAS), time-frequency electromagnetic (TFEM), microgravity, etc. Other acquisition technologies such as compressive sensing; single source and receiver design with various sensor types; wireless QC and data collection; permanent monitoring; and distributed source arrays are evolving to overcome challenges in an environment demanding safer acquisition and better seismic data quality at a lower, competitive cost. 

Shallow-water acquisition, on the other hand, is generally more challenging than land or deep-water marine acquisition. Coastal areas require different equipment, techniques, and operational logistics than those used onshore as variations in sea-bottom sediments and tidal effects normally call for special data acquisition equipment and sophisticated fit-for-purpose processing sequences to ensure continuity of seismic information tying land to shallow water marine.

This workshop will focus on examining and conversing about current new advancements, the obstacles, and advantages they bring operationally and later at processing, and optimal practices around land and shallow water acquisition. Additionally, there will be discussions about the future of seismic acquisition within the current industry condition.

Technical Committee

Committee Chair: Mohammed Al-Hosni, Petroleum Development Oman (PDO)
Committee Co-Chair: Saif Messabi, ADNOC

  • Abdelrauof Badawi, ARGAS 
  • Alexander Muller, Petroleum Development Oman (PDO)
  • Amine Ourabah, STRYDE
  • Antonio DiMatteo, Shell
  • Arjun Selvakumar, Inova Geophysical
  • Cao Mingqiang, BGP
  • David Arnold, ADNOC
  • David Le Meur, CGG
  • Ghada Almoulani, Tatweer Petroleum
  • Hamed Mansour Jaragh, Kuwait Oil Company
  • Hussain Ghanim, Saudi Aramco
  • Ibrahim Hinai, CGG
  • James Nicholas Shorter, Petroleum Development Oman (PDO)
  • Majid Mohammed Al Battashi, SLB
  • Nicolas Tellier, Sercel
  • Olivier Lamerain, TotalEnergies
  • Shotaro Nakayama, INPEX
  • Uche Aigbokhai, Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) 
  • Wathik Alaaraji, TGS
  • Xu Hai, Sinopec Petroleum Exploration and Production Research Institute 
  • Zhao Jie, BGP   


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 meeting), Lunches (Tuesday-Thursday)

Early Bird Registration Fee (must be registered and paid before 25 March 2024)
US$1,400 (Member) | US$1,640 (Non-member)

Full Registration Fee (begins from 26 March 2024 onwards)
US$1,610 (Member) | US$1,850 (Non-member) 

Academia Registration Fee 

Student Registration Fee 
US$250 (Member) | US$350 (Non-member) 

Cancelation Policy

Written notice received by 25 March 2024 entitles registrants to a full refund of the registration fee minus US$50 for processing. No refunds will be issued after 25 March 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?

  • Operations/acquisition personnel from oil companies and contractors
  • Geoscientists and engineers with an interest in geophysical acquisition and processing
  • Students and staff from academic institutions
  • Equipment manufacturers and suppliers
  • Survey design specialists, data processors, and interpreters
  • CCUS renewables specialists

Workshop Overview and Format

This three-day workshop will hold several technical sessions, which will feature 20-minute presentations followed by 10-minute discussions delivered by keynote speakers on the subject matter. Each session will have break-out group discussions. Group discussion sessions will be conducted to allow participants to debate and comment on issues and challenges they encounter during their daily work. Session chairs will serve as discussion leaders during the break-out sessions. As a recap, at the end of the workshop, a closing session will be conducted to discuss the current practice and the way forward.

Workshop Venue

JW Marriott Hotel Muscat

A new 5-star hotel in Muscat, Oman, JW Marriott Muscat welcomes you to a luxury destination in the city. Overlooking inspiring natural surroundings, our hotel offers 304 sophisticated rooms and suites, some of them boasting wadi views. Discover five dining venues which invite you to distinctive culinary journeys, enriched by unique flavors and locally sourced ingredients.


Rooms have been negotiated for the following rate at JW Marriott Hotel Muscat. 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.

  • Rate of OMR 60 + 23.27% per room per night for single occupancy

Rates above are inclusive of buffet breakfast at the Kitchen 7 restaurant.

For reservations, please find the booking link here. To view more details on the hotel, click here.

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Technical Program

Keynote Speakers

  • Allan Châtenay, Explor
  • Amine Ourabah, STRYDE
  • Fons Ten Kroode, TGS
  • Gaëtan Mellier, Sercel
  • Gilles Ollivrin, Sercel
  • Kevin O’Connell, STRYDE
  • Nicolas Tellier, Sercel

Technical Sessions

  • Survey evaluation & design: Part 1 & 2
  • OBN, shallow water & transition zone
  • Source & receiver technologies: Part 1 & 2
  • Acquisition techniques & platform: Part 1 & 2
  • Advances in data processing related to land and shallow water acquisition
  • Operational excellence (HSE, Acquisition, Logistics, Efficiency)
  • Distributed Acoustic Sensing (DAS) & seismic surveys for energy transition

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

Early Bird Savings end:
25 March 2024

Call for Abstracts closed: 
29 January 2024


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