2019 SEG Foothill Exploration Workshop

9–11 April 2019 | Chengdu, China


9–11 April 2019
Chengdu, China

As oil and gas exploration activities extend to the foothill areas with complicated surface topography and complex geologic structure, such as western China and other areas around the world, significant progress has been made in the applications of modern technology. However, exploration in foothill areas still faces challenging issues for geophysical technology. In order to facilitate a platform for technology exchange to improve operations, the 2nd Foothill Exploration Workshop, organized by SEG and CNPC, will be held 9–11 April 2019. Geoscientists from China and around the world are cordially invited to attend the workshop. We look forward to your participation and contribution.


China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC)
Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG)


Southwest Petroleum University
Southwest Geophysical Branch, BGP, CNPC
Southwest Geophysical Research Institute, BGP, CNPC


Workshop Schedule

Onsite Registration
Tuesday 9 April 2019

Opening Ceremony and Technical Sessions
Wednesday 10 April 2019

Technical Ceremony and Closing Ceremony
Thursday 11 April 2019

Registration Categories

Early Bird Registration Fee
Expires after 9 March 2019, US 11:59 PM CST

US $515 (non-members) | US $456 (members)

US $294 (student non-members) | US $265 (student members)

Full Registration Fee
Begins 10 March 2019

US $559 (non-members) | US $500 (members)

US $353 (student non-members) | US $324 (student members)

Refund/Cancellation Policies

Cancellations must be received via email to china@seg.org before 9 March 2019 for a refund, minus a US $50.00 service fee. No refunds will be processed after this date.

Visa Information/Invitation Letter

Participants in the workshop 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 China, contact the China embassy nearest you. 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 China.

Technical Program

Please submit your abstract to china@seg.org

Submission Deadline: 13 February 2019 (11:59 PM US Central Standard Time)

We invite abstracts on the following technical topics:

  • Acquisition technologies and methods in foothill regions
  • 3D seismic modeling techniques from complex near-surface topography
  • Seismic imaging techniques through complex near-surface geology (including preprocessing)
  • Integrated exploration technologies in foothill regions
  • Structural geologic-model building in foothill regions
  • Seismic interpretation and reservoir characterization in foothill regions
  • Case studies of geophysical applications in foothill regions

General Chairs

Bangliu Zhao, CNPC
Yalin Li, CNPC
Shouli Qu, SINOPEC

Technical Co-chairs

Gerard Schuster, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
Xianhuai Zhu, Forland Geophysical Services
Xuri Huang, Southwest Petroleum University 
Furong Wu, Southwest Geophysical Research Institute, BGP, CNPC
Xiaobin Zhang, Southwest Geophysical Branch, BGP, CNPC


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. To become a sponsor, contact china@seg.org for additional information.

Important Documents

Important Dates

Call for Abstracts submission deadline
13 February 2019

Early Bird Registration deadline
9 March 2019

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