SEG | SPE Workshop: Reservoir Characterization for Enhancing Production

1–3 April 2019 | Cairo, Egypt


1–3 April 2019
Cairo, Egypt

As the demand for hydrocarbon continues to grow, integrated reservoir characterization, clastics, and carbonates are becoming increasingly more important. This workshop will discuss the Reservoir Characterization integration workflows that combine subsurface information, production data, analytical methods, and technology under one platform. It will address the current challenges in exploration and production of different types of reservoirs, including new tools and techniques that may be required in the future. The goal is to provide participants with a toolbox of ideas, thoughts, potential solutions for the current challenges, and a fresh perspective for the future developments in reservoir characterization.

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


  • Big data management
  • Data quality and conditioning techniques
  • Advances in data acquisition technologies and optimization
  • New processing technologies
  • Multidimensional technologies and interpretation
  • The role of geomechanics in reservoir characterization
  • Borehole seismic and microseismic
  • Rock physics and reservoir characterization
  • Integrated reservoir management and modelling
  • Production enhancement of tight reservoirs


Organizing Committee

Chair: Moataz Kamel, BP
Co-Chair: Ahmed El Banbi, American University Cairo

  • Ahmed ElBarkouky, Cairo University
  • Ahmed Helmi, Shell
  • Ahmed Salah, EGAS
  • Ismail Mahgoub, Future University
  • Mahmoud Shawkat, Baker Hughes
  • Mohamed Abd El-Aziem, GANOPE
  • Mohamed Samir, Sahara
  • Mohsen Abdel Fatah, Halliburton
  • Moustafa Oraby, American University Cairo
  • Olivier Colnard, CGG
  • Osama Farouk, EGPC
  • Samir Abdelmoaty, Rockhopper
  • Tarek Nafie, WesternGeco


Hyra Dalisay
SEG Middle East
Telephone: +97143724880


Who should attend?

Geoscientists, petroleum and reservoir engineers, geomechanic engineers, data scientists, and other relevant disciplines from industry and academia.

Workshop format

The workshop will feature invited key experts who will make presentations and share their experiences. The workshop will also serve as a unique opportunity for open and extended discussions among the participants.

Six sessions (three days). We 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 20 minutes followed by five 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, learn what has worked, and debate on issues and challenges faced during daily workflows. Session chairs will also serve as discussion leaders during the 45 minutes.

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

Technical Program

Call for Abstracts submission deadline: 15 January 2019

Submit your abstract to Hyra Dalisay

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

  • Big data management 
  • Data quality and conditioning techniques 
  • Advances in data acquisition technologies and optimization 
  • New processing technologies 
  • Multidimensional technologies and interpretation 
  • The role of geomechanics in reservoir characterization 
  • Borehole seismic and microseismic 
  • Rock physics and reservoir characterization 
  • Integrated reservoir management and modelling 
  • Production enhancement of tight reservoirs 

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, text in Roman font, and include both text and figures. Title should be one or two lines, 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.

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 us at Hyra Dalisay for additional information.

Important Dates

Call for Abstracts submission deadline
15 January 2019

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