New Advances in Seismic Interpretation Workshop

15–17 April 2019 | Muscat, Oman


15–17 April 2019
Muscat, Oman

The primary aim of this workshop is to showcase state-of-the-art workflows and recent innovations in structural, stratigraphic, geomechanical, and petrophysical interpretation of seismic data. It will highlight the increasing role of seismic interpretation as a platform for integration of all subsurface information throughout all stages of exploration, development, and production – from initial play-based analysis to monitoring the entire lifecycle of a field.

Additionally, the workshop will be an excellent opportunity to review and discuss recent advances in interpretation methodologies, visualization, quantitative tools, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and other ways to apply innovative techniques to both the legacy and latest generation of seismic data.

Finally, the workshop will aim to highlight case studies of improved seismic interpretation resulting from advances in data imaging (PSDM, FWI, etc.), data conditioning, qualitative, and quantitative analysis.  Forward modeling, seismic sequence stratigraphy, and data integration workflows will also be an essential part of the technical program.

Organizing Committee

  • Chair: Luis Giroldi, Saudi Aramco
  • Co-Chair: Uzma Ghulam, Petroleum Development Oman
  • Maitham Ebrahim, Kuwait Oil Company
  • Beth Rees, CGG
  • Ahmed Sabry, Schlumberger
  • Christian Nabulele Oviawe, ADNOC
  • Abdullah Theyab, Saudi Aramco
  • Kristofer Engenes, Petroleum Development Oman
  • Abdullah Gahaffi, Petroleum Development Oman
  • Juan Zunino, Saudi Aramco
  • Bill Aryes, Independent Consultant
  • Victor Aarre, Schlumberger


Anneke de Klerk
SEG Middle East
Telephone: +97143712710


Who should attend?

Geophysicists, geologists, and petroleum engineers involved in interpretation, seismic acquisition and imaging, sequence stratigraphy, reservoir modeling, and seismic reservoir characterization from the E&P industry and academia.

Workshop format

The format of the workshop will feature presentations by invited key experts in their field and 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 outlook going forward. The oral presentations are made up 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 on issues and challenges facing them during their daily workflows. Session chairs will also serve as discussion leaders during the 45 minutes.

Poster presentations are also welcome to give ample time to delegates to discuss the poster topic with the author(s). Posters will be in displayed in the workshop room available for viewing during coffee breaks and afternoon free time after each session.

Call for Abstracts

Call for Abstracts submission deadline: 24 January 2019

Submit your abstract to Anneke de Klerk

We invite abstracts for the following technical topics, including but not limited to:

  • Impact on interpretation of recent advances in sensor, acquisition, and processing techniques
  • Structural and stratigraphic interpretation
  • Seismic reservoir characterization and quantitative interpretation
  • Seismic- and microseismic-driven geomechanics for reservoir and drilling applications
  • Advances in regional seismic interpretation for play-based analysis
  • Advanced interpretation for field development applications
  • Recent advances in interpretation methodologies and workflows
  • Interpretation of unconventional/stratigraphic traps
  • Seismic sequence stratigraphy
  • Uncertainty quantification in seismic interpretation
  • Artificial intelligence and machine learning: Impact on seismic interpretation, current status and projected development going forward

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, 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 point. Authors should be listed in Roman italic font, size 10 point, 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.

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 specific target 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 Anneke de Klerk for additional information.

Important Documents

Important Dates

Call for Abstracts submission deadline
24 January 2019

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