SEG/SPE Integrated Reservoir Characterization, Surveillance and Management: Advances and Challenges Workshop


20–21 June 2023
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Workshop Details

Hydrocarbon resources addition via new discoveries has become more challenging in recent years and therefore increasing the recovery from producing and mature hydrocarbon fields is critical to assure production sustainability and meet the growing energy demand. A significant increase in recovery factors can be achieved through the application of cutting-edge geophysical technologies in conjunction with a robust reservoir management plan that includes integrated surveillance strategies at all levels (well, pattern, area, and field), both surface and subsurface.

Time lapse (or 4D) seismic is a mature technology and its value is well established in the industry.  4D seismic measures changes associated with production away from the wells, which helps optimize infill drilling, IOR and injection strategies. However, the pace of its deployment in many parts of the world, including the Asia-Pacific region, has been slow due to several reasons including lower chance of technical success in complex heterogeneities/reservoirs, high data acquisition and processing costs etc. In addition, the full value of the 4D seismic can only be realized with close integration with the production and reservoir depletion performance analysis for effective reservoir management and surveillance and successful IOR from the producing fields. Borehole applications also play an important role to supplement the 4D seismic and other sub-surface data in successful reservoir characterization and management. 

Workshop Objectives

The objective of this workshop is to have an open discussion on how 4D technology and its integration into reservoir characterization, surveillance, and management will have to evolve in the next five years to make its deployment sustainable, especially in the South-East Asia region.

The workshop encourages presentations by domain experts and professionals in geoscience and reservoir engineering to share best practices, lessons learned, and future directions. Special focus shall be on current challenges being faced in enhancing recovery from the brown fields and potential solutions through the new advances in seismic data acquisition and processing, borehole applications, data interpretation, integration, and visualization.  Advances in digital domain, artificial intelligence (AI), and machine learning (ML) applications shall also be shared.

Organizing Committee

  • Committee Co-Chair: Sandeep Kumar Chandola, PETRONAS
  • Committee Co-Chair: Lay Hong Khaw, Shell
  • Workshop Advisor: Dr. Rahim Masoudi, PETRONAS

Committee Members

  • Alessandoro Mannini, Santos
  • Adzlin Binti Arifen, Iraya Energies
  • Amin Shahbazi, RiseHill Data Analysis
  • Dries Gisolf, Director, Delft- Inversion
  • Ivan Praja, Rockflow Dynamics Sdn Bhd
  • Mohd Akram Omar, Rockflow Dynamics Sdn Bhd
  • Mohd Amri Mohd Diah, PETRONAS
  • Fergus Sinclair Smith, Ikon Science
  • Murali Raghunathan, PETRONAS
  • Prat Boonyasatphan, PTTEP
  • Ras Hadi Ramlan, ExxonMobil
  • Richard King, Sarawak Shell
  • Shivaji Maitra, CGG
  • Shogo Masaya, INPEX
  • Suyang Chen, SLB
  • TingTing Chang, Brunei Shell
  • Vincent Ganivet, Shearwater Geoservices


Suba Jaganathan
SEG Asia Pacific
Telephone: +6014 323 8107
Email: [email protected]


Registration Fees

NOTE:  For any student, academia or group registrations please contact Sofia Shahir [email protected]

Registration fee includes: Coffee breaks (during meeting), Lunches (Tuesday – Wednesday)

Early Bird Registration Fee (must be registered and paid before 22 May 2023)
 US$ 975.00 (member) | US$1,050 (non-member)

Full Registration Fee (begins from 23 May 2023 onwards)
 US$1,100 (member) | US$1,175 (non-member)

Academia Registration Fee
 US$300 (member) | US$375 (non-member)

Student Registration Fee
 US$250 (member) | US$325 (non-member)

Refund/Cancellation Policy

Requests for refunds must be received in writing to [email protected] for a refund minus the US$50 service fee before 22 May 2023.  No refund will be given after 22 May 2023.

Workshop Schedule:

20 June 2023 – 08:00 to 17:00 hours (Malaysia time)
21 June 2023 – 09:00 – 17:30 hours (Malaysia time)

Workshop will be held at InterContinental Hotel Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Cancelation Policy

Written notice received by 22 May 2023 entitles registrants to a full refund of the registration fee minus US$50 for processing. No refunds will be issued after 22 May 2023. Substitutions are permissible with written approval by the event organizers. Notify Sofia Shahir ([email protected]) immediately to request a substitution.

Who Should Attend?

This workshop is aimed at global peers from the geoscientists, petroleum engineers, drilling engineers, petrophysists, geologist, geophysicists, reservoir engineers, data scientist, academia, and other relevant disciplines from the industry who can benefit from the synergy provided by the content of this workshop.

Workshop Format

The format of the workshop will feature presentations via general abstracts, and keynote and invited experts in their fields. The workshop will serve as a unique opportunity to have open and extended discussions among the participants.

Workshop Venue

All sessions and events will take place at the:

InterContinental Hotel Kuala Lumpur
165 Jalan Ampang
50450 Kuala Lumpur
Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Email: [email protected]

Please click on the link to view the location or proceed to their website for more information on the property. 


The below room rates are valid until 15 June 2023 – for reservations, kindly complete this form and send directly to [email protected]

Please note that per SEG policy, travel expenses, visa, and registration for the workshop will be the speaker’s responsibility.

The following are rates at InterContinental Hotel Kuala Lumpur:

1 King Bed Classic Room (with basic internet access and breakfast)

  • Single: MYR 490.00 nett (per room per night)
  • Double/Twin: MYR 540.00 nett (per room per night)

1 King Bed Classic High Floor (with basic internet access and breakfast)

  • Single: MYR 540.00 nett (per room per night)
  • Double/Twin: MYR 590.00 nett (per room per night)

1 Super King Classic (with basic internet access and breakfast)

  • Single: MYR 590.00 nett (per room per night)
  • Double: MYR 640.00 nett (per room per night)


Please note that Tourism Tax @ MYR 10.00 nett per room per night is not included in the rates above.

  • Rates are on per room per night basis and inclusive of 6% SST and prevailing taxes
  • Rooms are subject to availability upon confirmation
  • The above rates are only applicable during the above event only, 2 days prior to arrival and 2 days after the events
  • Additional breakfast at MYR 50.00 nett per person

Please note that per SEG policy, travel expenses, visa and registration for the workshop will be the speaker’s responsibility.

Guidelines for travelers to Malaysia

Malaysia is now open to all vaccinated travelers and ready to welcome you. For more details on entering Malaysia, please refer to this website:

Visa Information/Invitation Letter

Workshop participants may generate an official invitation letter from SEG. This form will generate a letter that you can print and use if required. For Visa requirements for entering Malaysia, contact the Malaysian embassy nearest you. Please note that SEG does not guarantee that you will be granted a visa, nor does it commit SEG to pay any expenses you may incur. It is the sole responsibility of the attendee to obtain the necessary paperwork for entry to Malaysia.

Technical Program

Day 1

Opening Address

  • Session 1 – Acquisition Processing
    • Sharing Insights on Utilizing Hybrid 4D Solution in An Active Field in Brunei
      Speaker: Azim Salleh (Brunei Shell)
    • Successful Application of 4D FWI to Towed -Streamer Data Offshore Australia
      Speaker: Robert To (CGG)
    • Time-Lapse Dual-Source Hexa-Source OBS Imaging for the Edvard Grieg Field
      Speaker: Richard Ford (SLB)
  • Session 2 – Case Studies/Reservoir Monitoring – Part 1
    • Integrating 4D Seismic into Production Optimization and Waterflood Management in BSP’s Largest Oil Offshore Field
      Speaker: DK Nurhayati PD Daud (Brunei Shell)
    • Permanently Distributed Fiber Optic Sensing Applications for Oil and Gas and CCUS
      Speaker: Peter Smith (Silixa)
    • Maximizing the Value of Exploration Seismic for Carbonate 4D in Brown Field and Beyond
      Speaker: Ong Hock Kim (Shell)
  • Session 3 – Case Studies/Reservoir Monitoring – Part 2
    • Understanding Reservoir Heterogeneity and Fluid Movement through the Lens of 4D Seismic
      Speaker: Haiqal Hazreeq (Shell)
    • Analysis to Action: Navigating the Challenges of Reservoir Surveillance and Management using 4D Seismic Solutions
      Speaker: Sanjeev Rajput (PETRONAS)
    • Rock Physics Modelling for CO2 Injection
      Speaker: Mehdi Paydayesh (SLB)
    • Advancements in 4D Seismic Technologies: Embracing Hybrid Workflows, Automation, and AI Integration for Cost-Effective CCS Monitoring 
      Speaker: Mehdi Paydayesh (SLB)
  • Session 4 – Case Studies/CCS
    • Predicting 4D Seismic Changes for Effective Monitoring Planning of CO2 Injection in Saline Aquifer: A Modelling Approach
      Speaker: Ravi Kant Pathak (Geocoin Global Private Limited)
    • Case Studies of 4D Seismic Feasibility Analysis Integrating Rock Physics and Reservoir Models for Greenfield Development and CCS
      Speaker: Stallone Teng & Nasim Ralim (PETRONAS)
    • Integrated Static-Dynamic Uncertainty Analysis for COSequestration Management in a Deep Saline Aquifer
      Speaker: Edo Pratama (Rock Flow Dynamics)
  • Moderated Discussion
  • Post Networking Session

Day 2

  • Session 5 – Panel Session
    • Details to be shared shortly.
  • Session 6 – Production/Reservoir Management
    • Application of CRM Methodology in Reservoir Characterization and Waterflood Management: Multiple Case Studies in the Malay Basin Fields
      Speaker: Yuhanis Zainudain (Beicip Franlab Asia)
    • Tapis: Tales from an Offshore EOR-WAG Development
      Speaker: Sylvia Kueh (ExxonMobil)
    • End-to-End Workflow for Reservoir Surveillance: Time & Cost-effective Approach
      Speaker: Pierre Bettinelli (SLB)
  • Session 7 – Inversion/Interpretation – Part 1
    • Application of Pulse Test Pressure Decomposition Methodology in Reservoir Characterization and Interwell Connectivity Analysis
      Speaker: Alexander Kolupaev (Beicip Franlab Asia)
    • Managing Reservoirs with 4D Seismic 
      Speaker: Bill Shae (Sharp Reflection)
    • Unlocking the Power of your Unstructured Seismic Data Using Machine Learning Data Analytics
      Speaker: Yang Fairuz (Iraya Energies)
    • Uncertainty Estimation in 3D and 4D Wave-Equation-Based AVO Inversion
      Speaker: Dries Gisolf (Delft – Inversion)
  • Session 8 – Inversion/Interpretation – Part 2
    • Learnings from a 4D FWI Case Study in Offshore-Nigeria to Understand Time- lapse Reservoir Changes – Opportunities and Challenges
      Speaker: Gaurav Dutta (SLB)​​​​​​​
    • 4D Seismic Inversion for Production Facies
      Speaker: Fergus Sinclair Smith (IkonScience)
    • Subsurface Seismic Velocity Monitoring Using Seismic Ambient Noise
      Speaker: Peng Guo (CSIRO)
  • Moderated Discussion
  • Closing Remarks by the Committee Co-Chairs

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 an application form for sponsorship, email [email protected]

Important Dates

Early bird savings end: 
22 May 2023

Call for Abstracts closed: 
11 April 2023

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