Deep Gas Exploration and Future Development Workshop

7–9 October 2019 | Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates


7–9 October 2019
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

This workshop will build on the results and feedback of the successful 2014 ‘Exploiting Deep Gas Resources through Advanced Geophysical Technology’ workshop. It will focus on the hydrocarbon systems of deep reservoirs, primarily gas bearing. We will discuss exploration objectives, approaches and strategy, and examine the challenges related to imaging and characterization. The state-of-the-art technologies in seismic and non-seismic data acquisition, processing, and interpretation shall be addressed in several case studies.

We will explore the integration of multi-disciplines such as geology, geophysics, rock physics, formation evaluation, etc. In addition, drilling challenges and development strategies as well as mitigating risks and maximizing the efficiency of the exploration development cycle will be addressed.

The workshop is designed for three days of interactive events with top quality technical presentations carefully selected to stimulate discussions.

Organizing Committee

  • Committee Chair: Guillaume Cambois, ADNOC
  • Committee Co-Chair: Jarrah Al Jenaie, Kuwait Oil Company
  • Ahmed Taher, ADNOC
  • Adel El Emam, Kuwait Oil Company
  • Abdullah Muslem, Saudi Aramco
  • Abdulla Seliem, Oxy
  • Ahmed Sabry, Schlumberger
  • Bertrand Tertrais, CGG
  • Chris Malaver, ADNOC 
  • Fernando Neves, TotalGu Haibin, BGP
  • Gu Haibin, BGP
  • Kamel Belaid, BGP 
  • Paul Sandvik, Polarcus
  • Salem Nasser Al Hammami, ADNOC
  • Tim Brice, Shearwater
  • Tomohide Ishiyama, ADNOC/INPEX 


Anneke de Klerk
SEG Middle East
Telephone: +97143712710


Who should attend?

Geologists, geophysicists, petrophysicists, exploration managers, rock physicists, and drilling engineers.

Workshop format

The format of the workshop will feature presentations by invited key experts in their field who will share their experiences. The workshop will serve as a unique opportunity to have open and extended discussions among the participants.

6 sessions (3 days). We will aim for one keynote speaker per session with a closing session at the end of the workshop to serve as the outlook going forward. The oral presentations are comprised of 20-minute talks followed by 5 minutes of Q&A. After each session, a 45-minute discussion session is planned. The objective of this session is to allow participants to discuss in detail and learn from each what has worked for them and debate the issues and challenges facing them during their daily workflows. Session chairs will also serve as discussion leaders during the 45 minutes.

Call for Abstracts

Call for Abstracts submission deadline: 24 April 2019
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We invite abstracts for the following technical topics, including but not limited to: 

  • Acquisition requirements for deep exploration
  • Processing requirements for deep exploration
  • Non-seismic requirements for deep imaging
  • Reservoir characterization/fractures
  • Hydrocarbon system
  • Basin centered gas
  • Interpretation challenges for deep plays
  • Case studies and lessons learned for finding new plays
  • Deep unconventional plays
  • Role of geomechanics on deep exploration
  • Drilling challenges and technologies
  • Development strategies for deep targets
  • Effective exploration to development cycle

Abstract Format

Max 2 page abstract + 1 figure, single column.

Abstracts should include sufficient detail for the committee to judge the quality of the paper. Abstracts should be a minimum of 1 page, text plus 1 figure (optional), with a maximum of 2 pages. Abstracts should be on 8.5x11 inch paper size, have text in Roman font, and include both text and figures. Title should be one or two-line, at the top of the page, in bold font, and size 12 points. Authors should be listed in Roman italic font, size 10 points, and located just below the title. All text must stay 1 inch clear of the margins of the page. Submissions should be in Adobe Acrobat PDF format.

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Important Documents

Important Dates

Call for Abstracts deadline:
24 April 2019

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