Deep Gas Exploration and Future Development Workshop

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

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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 
  • Gu Haibin, BGP
  • Kamel Belaid, BGP 
  • Olivier Laurent, TOTAL
  • Paul Sandvik, Polarcus
  • Salem Nasser Al Hammami, ADNOC
  • Tim Brice, Shearwater
  • Tomohide Ishiyama, ADNOC/INPEX 


Anneke de Klerk
SEG Middle East
Telephone: +97143712710
Email: [email protected]


Registration Categories

Registration fee includes:

  • Coffee breaks
  • Luncheons (during meeting)
  • Icebreaker (Tuesday)
  • Louvre, Abu Dhabi trip

Early Bird Registration Fee (expires 6 September 2019)
US $1,150 (members) | US $1,350 (non-members)

Full Registration Fee (begins 7 September 2019)
US $1,250 (members) | US $1,450 (non-members)

Student Registration Fee (maximum of 5 and available on a first-come, first-serve basis)
US $340

Rates are subject to 5% UAE VAT.

Cancellation Policy

Please email [email protected]

Workshop Schedule

Monday, 7 October
Registration, morning and afternoon sessions

Tuesday, 8 October
Morning and afternoon sessions, Icebreaker Function, and visit to Louvre Museum

Wednesday, 9 October
Morning and afternoon sessions

Social Activity: The Louvre, Abu Dhabi on 8 October

Transport to the museum by bus and entry ticket provided. Bus to depart hotel at 4:30 PM and leave the museum at 8:00 PM. Please confirm your attendance on the registration form or during the online registration process no later than 1 October. (Please note, dinner is not included)

The Louvre Abu Dhabi is an art and civilization museum, located in Abu Dhabi, UAE. The museum was established on 8 November 2017. It is part of a thirty-year agreement between the city of Abu Dhabi and the French government. The museum is located in the Saadiyat Island Cultural District. It is approximately 24,000 square metres (260,000 sq ft) in size, with 8,000 square metres (86,000 sq ft) of galleries, making it the largest art museum in the Arabian peninsula. The final cost of the construction is expected to be about €600 million. In addition, US$525 million was paid by Abu Dhabi to be associated with the Louvre name, and an additional US$747 million will be paid in exchange for art loans, special exhibitions and management advice.

Artworks from around the world are showcased at the museum, with particular focus placed upon bridging the gap between Eastern and Western art.

Who should attend?

Geologists, geophysicists, petrophysicists, exploration managers, reservoir and drilling engineers.

Workshop Format

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

11 sessions (3 days). We will have one keynote speaker per day 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 other 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.


Rooms have been reserved for the following rate at Jumeirah Etihad Towers in Abu Dhabi, UAE:

  • Single occupancy – AED 740 net includes breakfast, and Wi-Fi (approx. US$ 202)
  • Double occupancy – AED 800 net includes breakfast, and Wi-Fi (approx. US$ 218)

(Above rates are per Hotel Room per night and are inclusive of 3.5% tourism fee, 2% municipality fee and 10% service charge, 5% VAT and a Municipality Room fee AED 10 per Bed Room per night.)

Reservations must be made by 6 September 2019 to receive the discounted group rate. Book your accommodation at the group rate for the workshop.

Workshop Venue

Jumeirah at Etihad Towers, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Rising majestically from its beachside setting, Jumeirah at Etihad Towers' dramatic sculptural form and spectacular design sets a new standard for luxury hotels in Abu Dhabi, and a new standard in guest experience. Staying at one of our suites or serviced residences is a particularly exclusive way to sample the experience for yourself.

Visa Information/Invitation Letter

Workshop participants may generate an official invitation letter from SEG to print and use if required. For Visa requirements for entering Abu Dhabi, contact the nearest U.A.E embassy.

If you are staying at the hotel, please fill out the Guest Visa Application Form and sign the Guest Terms and Conditions Form and email it to [email protected]. For any questions, please contact the hotel directly.

Please note, 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 Oman.

Technical Program

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

Technical Topics

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

Opening Speaker

Abdullah Alshateri, Vice President, Exploration Geophysics & Geology Division, ADNOC

Keynote Speakers

  • Adel El Emam, Kuwait Oil Company (KOC)
  • Luca Masnaghetti, Schlumberger

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