SEG Summer Research Workshop:
Recent Advances and Applications in Borehole Geophysics

27-30 August 2018 | Galveston, Texas

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27-30 August 2018
Galveston, Texas

Meeting Objective

The SEG Summer Research Workshop will include a comprehensive review and exchange on what is possible today by using sensors inside boreholes. Borehole Geophysics has been associated for years with zero-offset VSP and time-depth calibration. In recent years, this discipline has immensely evolved toward more advanced applications for field development and monitoring or production optimization as well as exploration purposes.

This workshop will cover drilling applications, salt challenge applications, imaging in complex areas, reservoir engineering and monitoring applications (like, but not limited to, Carbon Capture Usage and Storage, EOR, reservoir and caprock integrity, production enhancement). Other topics cover non-conventional, multicomponent or time-lapse recording, borehole microseismic or borehole non-seismic methods.

Steering Committee

Michel Verliac (Chair) – TOTAL
Aria Abubakar – Schlumberger
Jim Gaiser – GGC
Brian Hornby - Halliburton
Martin Karrenbach – OptaSense
Albena Mateeva – Shell
Kurt Strack – KMS Technologies
Azra Tutuncu – Colorado School of Mines
Ge Zhan – BP

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Technical Program

Sponsorship Opportunities

To maximize exposure and visibility for our partners, we offer an array of sponsorship opportunities designed to suite a range of budgets and target specific audiences for optimum return on investment.  Download the attached Sponsorship form and contact Kay Baker for additional information.

Icebreaker $5,000 (exclusive)

  • Company logo on website and marketing materials
  • Company logo on cover of printed program
  • Recognition from committee chair
  • Company logo on signage at entrance to Icebreaker
  • Opportunity to provide company branded gifts at Icebreaker
  • Opportunity to provide company branded signs at Icebreaker

Tuesday Poster Session Dinner $4,000 (exclusive)

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  • Company logo within printed program
  • Recognition from committee chair
  • Company logo on signage at entrance to dinner
  • Opportunity to provide one (1) company branded sign at dinner

Lunches $3,500 (three available)

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  • Company logo within printed program
  • Recognition from committee chair
  • Company logo on signage at entrance to lunch
  • Opportunity to provide one (1) company branded sign at lunch

Breakfasts $2,500 (three available)

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  • Company logo within printed program
  • Company logo on signage at entrance to breakfasts
  • Opportunity to provide one (1) company branded sign at breakfast

Breaks $2,000 (three available)

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  • Company logo within printed program
  • Company logo on signage at breaks

Important Documents

Important Dates

Early Bird Registration ended
16 July 2018

Hotel booking closed
6 August 2018

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Workshop Venue

The San Luis Resort Hotel, Spa and Conference Center
5222 Seawall Boulevard, Galveston, Texas 77551

Hotel Booking Information

Special rate & complimentary parking have been secured for workshop presenters & attendees. Secure your hotel room now

Availability:
26 August – 31 August

Booking Cutoff:
6 August

NOTE: A credit card must be provided at check in for room, tax and incidentals.

Standard Room Rate:
$149.00 per night / rates are subject to applicable taxes

Available in King or two Queens, these rooms are located on floors 4-6 and offer limited or partial views of the Gulf with a private balcony. Spacious 356 square feet and inviting, these rooms feature all the comforts of home, a desk with two chairs suitable for dining or working and an overstuffed chair and ottoman with reading lamp.

Resort Fee:
An $8.00 daily fee plus applicable tax will be added to room rate – this fee includes wireless internet in guestroom, 2 bottled water per day in room, complimentary fitness center access, daily newspaper delivered

Registration Pricing

Early Registration Rate Deadline 16 July 2018

Member: $781.00
Non Member: $915.00
Student Member: $385.00
Student Non-Member: $450.00

Regular Rate Begins 17 July 2018

Member: $915.00
Non Member: $1,045.00
Student Member: $458.00
Student Non-Member: $525.00

Refund/Cancellation Policies:

Cancellation must be received in writing via email to registraton@seg.org for a refund minus the $50.00 service fee before 13 August 2018.  No refund will be given after 13 August 2018.

Who Should Attend

The SEG Summer Research Workshop shall encompass the total range of technical subjects covered by the SEG Research Committee.  The objective of this workshop is to update and share recent developments in Borehole Geophysics with the Geophysical Community.

Target Audience:

  • Geophysicists
  • Geologists
  • Reservoir Engineers
  • Drillers
  • Service Companies
  • Academia
  • Students

Visa Information/Invitation Letter

Participants in the workshop may generate an official invitation letter from SEG. This form will generate a letter which you can print and use if required. For Visa requirements for entering the United States, contact the US 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 US.

Monday, 27 August

12:00 - 13:30 Lunch Buffet
13:30 - 13:40 Opening & Safety Instructions
13:40 - 14:05 SEG President Elect Introduction
14:05 - 14:30 Keynote Address

SESSION 1: DAS Imaging and Monitoring

14:30 - 14:55 DAS VSP processing and Imaging - A marine case study in a highly deviated well
14:55 - 15:20 Maturing 4D DAS VSP for frequent monitoring in deep Waters
15:20 -15:40 Panel Discussion
15:40 - 15:55 BREAK

SESSION 2: EM and non seismic

15:55 - 16:20 Upscaling/Calibrating Resistivities from borehole to Surface
16:20 - 16:45 Borehole Muography of subsurface reservoir
16:45 - 17:10 Using Top Casing Electrodes and surface based EM Fields for mapping the integrity of metallic cased wells
17:10 - 17:40 Panel Discussion
19:00 - 21:00 Icebreaker

Tuesday, 28 August

SESSION 3: Sensors & Measurements

8:30 - 8:55 Fiber Optic motion sensing for marine VSP, monitoring and communication: A comparison of DAS, FBG and Hydrophone sensors
8:55 - 9:20 Simulating Distributed Fiber Optic Sensing in the Subsurface
9:20 - 9:45 Fiber Optic Microseismic Monitoring
9:45 - 10:15 Panel Discussion
10:15 - 10:30 BREAK

SESSION 4: CO2 Monitoring

10:30 - 10:55 Advances in permanent borehole geophysical monitoring for CO2 storage
10:55 - 11:20 CO2 Monitoring results from Aquistore using DAS 3D VSPs: results from 1st and 2nd Monitor Surveys
11:20 - 11:45 Seismic time lapse approach to image the oil, gas and geothermal reservoirs and CO2 storage zones
11:45 - 12:15 Panel Discussion
12:15 - 13:45 LUNCH

SESSION 5: DAS monitoring for Unconventional

13:45 - 14:10 Time Lapse Seismic monitoring of individual hydraulic frac stages using a downhole DAS array: Theoretical findings and full wavefield modelling
14:10 - 14:35 Analyzing hydraulic fracturing operations using Distributed FiberOptic Sensing
14:35 - 15:00 Microseismic Monitoring using a focused automated location algorithm with a DAS 3C Geophone hybrid Array
15:00 - 15:30 Panel Discussion
15:30 - 15:45 Poster Presentation
15:45 - 18:00 BREAK
18:00 - 20:00 Poster Session Reception
  • Characterizing Well Plumbing using Full Waveform Borehole Acoustic data
  • Wilbore integrity investigation using seismic tube-wave and time-domain reflectometry
  • Full waveform inversion of Vertical Seismic profiles
  • New concept of deep reading electric geosteering tool: An example of saltdome profiling
  • Time lapse seismic monitoring of individual hydraulic frac stages using a downhole DAS array: initial field observations
  • Laboratory Hydraulic Fracturing Experiment Proposal: A triaxial Hydraulic Fracture under MicroCFT Experiment of the unconventional reservoirs
  • Sonic imaging in very slow formations
  • Comparison of Marchenko redatuming and Imaging with Conventional VSP - processing applied to the Frio Carbon Sequestration Experiment
  • Elastic FWI of Blackfoot borehole Seismic
  • Direct Arrival travel Time Tomography for Time Lapse Hydraulic Fracture Monitoring using a walkabove DAS VSP
  • Detecting effectiveness of Hydraulic Treatment using DAS VSP Travel Tomography
  • Analyzing hydraulic fracturing operations using Distributed FiberOptic Sensing

Wednesday, 29 August

SESSION 6: Multiscale BHG

8:30 - 8:55 Pore Pressure measurement
8:55 - 9:20 TBD
9:20 - 9:45 Comparison of Marchenko redatuming and Imaging with Conventional VSP - processing applied to the Frio Carbon Sequestration Experiment
9:45 - 10:15 Panel Discussion
10:15 - 10:30 BREAK

SESSION 7: DAS Imaging & Monitoring II

10:30 - 10:55 Direct Arrival travel Time Tomography for Time Lapse Hydraulic Fracture Monitoring using a walkabove DAS VSP
10:55 - 11:20 Detecting effectiveness of Hydraulic Treatment using DAS VSP Travel Tomography
11:20 - 11:45 Observations and Potential Significance of Tube Waves in DAS VSP Surveys
11:45 - 12:15 Panel Discussion
12:15 - 13:45 LUNCH

SESSION 8: Sonic Logging and Petrophysics

13:45 - 14:10 Sonic imaging in very slow formations
14:10 - 14:35 Model Building and simulation using sonic anisotropy
14:35 - 15:00 Back to the Bakken: Using borehole geophysical measurements to understand unconventional hydrocarbon productivity
15:00 - 15:30 Panel Discussion
15:30 - 15:45 BREAK

SESSION 9: FWI

15:45 - 16:10 Time Lapse DAS / Geophone VSP Viscoelastic FWI for CO2 monitoring
16:10 - 16:35 Crosswell reservoir monitoring with FWI and deep learning
16:35 - 17:00 Elastic FWI of Blackfoot borehole Seismic
17:00 - 17:30 Panel Discussion
17:30 Adjuourn / Dinner on Own

Thursday, 30 August

SESSION 10: Drilling Applications

8:30 - 8:55 DBS While Drilling by downhole sensors and vibrator source by ground force analogy: A review of relevant known applications and experience in the far field radiated signal
8:55 - 9:20 Using look ahead WAVI-VSPs to reduce drilling risks in the Culzean development
9:20 - 9:45 Elasting FWI of walkaway data for velocity estimation below the well bottom
9:45 - 10:15 Panel Discussion
10:15 - 10:30 BREAK

SESSION 11: Complex Imaging

10:30 - 10:55 The use of VSP to improve the imaging of a complex anticline in Northern Iraq
10-55 - 11:20 Post-Survey VSP modelling as an instrument for structural delineation in complex foothills environment
11:20 - 11:45 Challenges in seismic inversion and imaging of VPS data from Geothermal fields
  Panel Discussion
12:15 - 13:15 LUNCH

SESSION 12: 3 DVSP

13:15 - 13:40 Thunder Horse - BP WG EAGE case
13:40 - 14:05 High resolution reservoir monitoring using the full wavefield of 3D VSP data
14:05 - 14:30 Hybrid VSP: An optimal combination of Fiber Optical and three component Antennas
14:30 - 15:00 Panel Discussion
15:00 - 15:15 Workshop Wrap up and Close

 

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