Episode 144: Highlighting the IMAGE 2022 Technical Program

Aria Abubakar, the SEG-AAPG IMAGE 2022 Technical Program Chair, discusses what to expect for the Technical Program at IMAGE 2022.

Aria highlights the changes for 2022, breaks down the themes and tracks for the program, answers common questions, and shares why you should submit your abstract before the deadline. He also discusses the benefits of attending the fully in-person meeting in Houston, Texas.

Seismic Soundoff · 144: Highlighting the IMAGE 2022 Technical Program

About IMAGE 2022

International Meeting for Applied Geoscience & Energy 2022 is the integrated annual conference and exhibition of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists and the American Association of Petroleum Geologists and in conjunction with the Society for Sedimentary Geology. IMAGE 2022 takes place from 28 August to 2 September 2022 in Houston, Texas.

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Aria Abubakar was born in Bandung, Indonesia. He received an M.Sc. degree (Cum Laude) in electrical engineering and a Ph.D. degree (Cum Laude) in technical sciences, both from the Delft University of Technology, in 1997, and 2000, respectively. After graduation, he worked as a researcher with the Laboratory of Electromagnetic Research at the Delft University of Technology. He joined Schlumberger-Doll Research in Ridgefield, CT in 2003, and his last position there was a scientific advisor and the manager of the Multi-Physics Modeling and Inversion Program. From 2013 until mid-2017, he was the Interpretation Engineering manager and scientific advisor at Schlumberger Houston Formation Evaluation in Sugar Land, TX. From mid-2017 until 2019, he was Data Analytics program manager and scientific advisor for the Software Technology based in Houston, TX.

Aria is currently the Head of Data Science for the Schlumberger Exploration and Field Development Platform. His main responsibility is to oversee and coordinate the utilization of machine-learning and data-analytics technology for exploration and field development applications throughout Schlumberger.

Aria holds 30 U.S. patents/patent applications and has published five book/book chapters, more than 90 scientific articles in journals, 200 conference proceedings papers, and 60 conference abstracts. He also has presented more than 300 invited and contributed talks in international conferences, institutes, and universities.


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