Addressing the Challenges in Processing Data for Land and Shallow Water in the Middle East


10–12 December 2024
Abu Dhabi, UAE

Workshop Description

The workshop aims to explore current best practices and developments in land and shallow water seismic processing for maximizing the value of legacy data and exploiting the entire potential of the newly acquired full azimuth, long offset broadband data. We will discuss the latest solutions such as deblending, model-based noise attenuation, statics, full waveform inversion, 5D data reconstruction, attenuation and imaging with multiples, velocity model building, and migration, in addition to other emerging processing technologies.

Acquisition techniques, which enabled recent processing solutions, will also be of interest, with topics such as onshore compressive sensing, simultaneous acquisition, distributed acoustic sensors (DAS), and cable free nodal systems. Incorporation and integration of passive and non-seismic methods to enhance land data processing solutions will be considered as well.

Given the surge in recorded data volumes, the application of Machine Learning (ML) for automated analysis of these enormous datasets becomes a pertinent topic for the workshop with its use to help uncover patterns and trends and speed up decision-making processes.

Geoscientists with varying backgrounds will have the opportunity to exchange ideas, share their experiences, and learn new techniques. The workshop is designed to cover theories and applications as well as case studies on land and shallow water data. It will serve as a forum for open and extended discussions on the future use of modern processing technologies for seismic data in hydrocarbon exploration, development, and production. 

The workshop will also focus on expanding the use of seismic data processing beyond just oil and gas exploration to serve other objectives such as near-surface characterization, CO2 sequestration and storage, and time-lapse monitoring.

Technical Committee

Committee Co-Chairs:

  • Adel El-Emam, Kuwait Oil Company (KOC)
  • Ahmed Obeidi Al-Obeidi, Petroleum Development Oman (PDO)
  • Ali Aljishi, Saudi Aramco
  • Mohamed Mahgoub, ADNOC
  • Thomas Massip, BGP
  • Ahmed Al-Harthi, Petroleum Development Oman (PDO)
  • Ali Zaher, Kuwait Foreign Petroleum Exploration Company
  • Amine Ourabah, STYRDE
  • Anna Gluchenko, SLB
  • Claudio D ’Agosto, ENI
  • David McCarthy, CGG
  • Gary Hampson, DUG
  • Lyu Xiaolin, BGP
  • Mohammed Jassem, Kuwait Oil Company (KOC)
  • Pierre Hugonnet, CGG
  • Tomohide Ishiyama, INPEX Corporation
  • Wathik Alaaraji, TGS
  • Yousif Izzeldin Kamil Amin, SLB


Priya Singh
SEG Middle East
Telephone: +971529264427
Email: [email protected]


Who should attend?

  • Geoscientists; reservoir and petroleum engineers; and geophysicists specializing in seismic data acquisition, processing, interpretation, and reservoir characterization from industry and academia.
  • Data scientists and developers of hardware and software solutions for data processing, manipulation, interpretation, and visualization.

Call for Abstracts

Technical topics include but are not limited to:

  • Processing challenges due to acquisition advances
  • Effect of innovative acquisition methods on data processing and vice versa
  • High performance computing (HPC)
  • Advanced processing workflows
  • Near surface characterisation
  • Earth model building and imaging applications and improvements
  • Seismic and non- seismic integration
  • Broadband and FWI (Acoustic and Elastic)
  • Machine learning applications in seismic data processing
  • Seismic data processing for sustainability (CCS & CCUS) and energy transition
  • Research topics and future trends
  • Processing workflows for time-lapse monitoring
  • The role of compressive sensing technology
  • Updates in multi-component processing 
  • Updates on shear wave processing
  • Case studies
    • Joint borehole and surface seismic processing

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 closes: 
17 September 2024

Early Bird Registration closes:
10 November 2024


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