SEG/DGS New Advances in Quantitative Seismic Reservoir Characterization

4-5 March 2018 | Manama, Bahrain

Registration open! Early bird deadline: 3 February 2018


4-5 March 2018
Manama, Bahrain

Seismic data is routinely used for mapping geologic structure and reservoir architecture. In the last few decades, however, geophysicists have elevated the role of seismic data to a higher level by relying more on elastic properties. Consequently, reservoir properties extracted from advanced seismic analysis are used by interpreters for prospect evaluation and reservoir characterization.

The main challenge in reservoir characterization, both conventional and unconventional, is to properly integrate seismic data into a robust geo-cellular model that captures the intra-well spatial distribution of the reservoir properties. The key to overcoming this complexity has always been an effective integration of diverse data and technologies.


Hyra Dalisay
SEG Middle East
Telephone: +97143724880


Registration Categories

Registration fee includes: coffee breaks (during meeting), lunches (Sun and Monday), and Icebreaker (Sun).

Early Bird Registration Fee (by 3 February 2018)
US $990 (non-members) | US $890 (members)

Full Registration Fee (from 4 February 2018)
US $1,090 (non-members) | US $990 (members)

Student Registration Fee (maximum of five students on a first come first serve basis)
US $340 (non-members) / US $320 (members)

Cancellation Policy

Please contact 

Workshop Schedule

Sunday, 4 Mar
Registration, morning and afternoon sessions; Icebreaker

Monday, 5 Mar
Morning and afternoon sessions

Who Should Attend?

Geophysicists, geologists, petrophysicists and petroleum engineers specializing in seismic imaging, interpretation, sedimentology, sequence stratigraphy, reservoir modeling and seismic reservoir characterization from industry and academia. 


Rooms have been reserved for the following rates at InterContinental Regency in Manama, Bahrain:

  • Single occupancy – BD 68.000 ++ with breakfast
  • Double occupancy – BD 78.000 ++ with breakfast

Rates are quoted in Bahraini Dinar and subject to 10% service charge & 10% government levy, compounded at 21%

Book your accommodations

Reservations must be made on or before 30 January in order to avail the group rate.

Workshop Venue

InterContinental Regency,
Manama, Bahrain

Your Home Away from Home in the Heart of Manama

This iconic destination in Manama is 15-minutes away from Bahrain Airport. Wake up in a spacious room to views across Bahrain Financial Harbour. Buy spices at Manama Souq or shop at Bahrain City Centre, a 10-minute drive. Indulge in Spa InterContinental or soak up the sun by the outdoor pools. Savour the variety of six food and beverage outlets.

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 Bahrain, contact the Bahrain 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 Bahrain.

Technical Program

In the industry, seismic data, in a quantitative sense, is not optimally utilized in reservoir modeling and characterization. The Quantitative Seismic Reservoir Characterization Workshop will focus on a more pragmatic strategy by translating seismic inversion results, using an advanced probabilistic approach with the integration of geological information e.g. sedimentology, structural interpretation and sequence stratigraphy to produce 3D volumes exhibiting facies with associated fluid predictions. This provides a powerful 3D framework for swift asset decisions and integration with geo-modeling workflows.

Technical Topics to be covered

  • Seismic Imaging
  • Petrophysics
  • Rock Physics Modeling and Seismic Facies
  • Borehole Seismic
  • Advanced Seismic Inversion
  • Integrated Reservoir Modeling
  • Unconventional Plays (Shales and Tight Sands)


Opening Address

Aus Tawil, Saudi Aramco

Keynote Speakers

Daniele Colombo, Saudi Aramco
Philippe Nivlet, Saudi Aramco
Saad Awwad, Saudi Aramco
Tariq Alkhalifa, KAUST

Technical Committee

Chairman - Aiman Bakhorji, Saudi Aramco 
Co-Chairman - Mohamed Hafez Abdul Razak, Kuwait Oil Company


Abdul Wahab Alahmari, Saudi Geophysical
Abdulaziz Muhaidib, DGS
Beth Rees, CGG
Christian Nabulele Oviawe, ADNOC
Dario Grana, University of Wyoming
Mohammed Kaf, Saudi Aramco
Mohammed Saleh, Saudi Aramco

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 target specific audiences for optimum return on investment. For a list of sponsorship opportunities and an application form for sponsorship, see the Sponsorship Packet in the Important Documents section of this page, or contact Hyra Dalisay for additional information.

Important Dates

Early bird deadline
3 February 2018

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