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3rd Edition: Stratigraphic Traps of the Middle East

Sunday, 28 March – Thursday, 1 April 2021, 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.  |  Virtual Workshop via Zoom (Dubai, UAE time)

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What to Expect from the AAPG Virtual Experience:

Due to the ongoing travel restrictions and differing guidelines from companies and organizations, the AAPG Stratigraphic Traps of the Middle East GTW will now be taking place virtually from 28 March – 1 April 2021 and then on-demand anytime, from anywhere, and from any device for the next 2 months. The workshop will provide the best opportunity to safely connect with industry colleagues and peers while travel restrictions, social distancing, and health concerns persist. The new dynamic all-digital platform makes it simple for you to access all the great science, networking, and technology to help you stay on the cutting edge of petroleum geoscience. Our businesses and industry are experiencing difficult times, but overcoming obstacles is what explorers do – so let’s do it together.

  • Benefits of our virtual events:
  • Easily view the live presentations, ask questions and chat with other attendees
  • Easily access the technical program and details of each presentation
  • View the profiles of each presenter
  • Participate in breakout discussion sessions
  • Networking with other attendees and schedule one on one meetings
  • Access to all the presentations for up to 2 months after the workshop
  • Access to a dedicated sponsorship page
  • Digital delegate bag and certificate of attendance

The Geosciences Technology Workshop (GTW) aims to build on the success of the previous two workshops hosted by AAPG on stratigraphic traps of the Middle East GTW in Muscat, Oman in 2014 and 2017. This third edition will continue to deliver the latest understanding and industry practices on dealing with stratigraphic traps in various geometries and settings by engaging with key industry and academic professionals. Presenters will share recent knowledge through case studies, new technologies, and latest innovative geological thinking to unlock its potential and deal with upcoming associated challenges.

Many traditional structural traps of the region have been identified. Attention is quickly moving to identify complex trapping configurations for potentially large stratigraphic traps, which in many places in the Middle East, have seen positive successful exploration results recently. Thus, it is rapidly becoming clear that these evolved traps carry significant future value. This 3-day workshop aims to continue the success of the previous meetings and by investigating further the concepts of exploration of stratigraphic traps in the Middle East.

The amount of technical work required to effectively mitigate the geological risks associated with stratigraphic traps has increased significantly. Mature basins, such as those found in the Middle East, provide the ideal setting for defining technologies and workflows that will ensure continued execution of successful exploration programs. The wealth of available data, knowledge, and professional experience in these mature basins enables a better understanding of the regional geology, depositional environments, and petroleum systems, all critical elements to successful evaluation of complex trapping configurations.

New technologies and best practices that support the evaluation of stratigraphic traps and the decision making process will be emphasized during this workshop. We will be discussing new developments in seismic data acquisition, such as the acquisition of high-resolution seismic data, new processing techniques focused on imaging and development of stratigraphic traps, and new interpretation workflows that have unraveled some of the latest discoveries in the area.

Benefits of Attending

The workshop is an opportunity for attendees to receive up-to-date knowledge about stratigraphic trap exploration, exposure to regional and global stratigraphic case studies, and to be introduced to state of the art-technologies utilized to detect these difficult to find yet rewarding traps. It is an opportunity to network and share experiences. The participants will receive a summary of the breakout sessions and discussions, lessons learned, and the abstracts of papers presented in the workshop.

Who Should Attend?

This workshop targets technical professionals involved in exploring and developing stratigraphic and subtle traps who are working in national operating and service companies, as well as in academic institutions.

 
28th March 2021
12.30-12.40 Workshop Chair's Welcome and Introduction
12.40-12.50 Inaugural Keynote
Saudi Aramco
12.50-13.20 Technical Keynote — Regional Scale Sequence Stratigraphy Resolves Depositional Misconceptions on the Arabian Plate – Examples from the Late Jurassic
Frans van Buchem, Halliburton
Session 1: Seismic Recognition of Stratigraphic Traps
13.20-13.45 An Integrated Evaluation of Cretaceous Reservoirs in Offshore Bahrain
Bleddyn Davies, CGG
13.45-14.10 An Analog of Carbonate Stratigraphic Traps from Unraveling the Sequence Stratigraphic Architecture
David Tang, Saudi Aramco
14.10-14.25 Coffee Break
14.25-14.50 TBC
Mohammed Al-Yami
14.50-15.15 Integrated Tectonostratigraphic and Seismic Attribute Analysis to Constrain Paleotopographic Controls on Depositional Environments and Stratigraphic Trap Configuration
Stefan Peeters, TNO
15.15-15.25 Coffee Break
15.25-16.25 Breakout Session
29th March 2021
Session 2: Sequence Stratigraphic Concepts and Models
12.30-12.55 Unravelling Stratigraphic Trapping Mechanisms in Mesozoic Complex Carbonates of Arabia
Nicolas Hawie, Beicip
12.55-13.20 TBC
Phil Bassant, Saudi Aramco
13.20-13.45 Key Learnings on the Cretaceous Arabian Platform From an Integration of Outcrop and Subsurface Data (Oman-UAE)
Phillippe Razin, Bordeaux University
13.45-13.55 Coffee Break
13.55-14.55 Breakout Session
30th March 2021
Session 3: Outcrop Analogues
12.30-12.55 Tackling the Interwell Blind Spot – a High-Resolution 3D Investigation of Depositional Heterogeneties in Upper Jurassic Reservoir Sequences Using Outcrop
Pankaj Khanna, KAUST
12.55-13.20 Developing a Facies Architectural Outcrop Analog for Kuwait Formation at Jal Az-Zor Escarpment to understand Stratigraphic Controls on Heavy Oil Production Northern Kuwait
Aimen Amer, Schlumberger
13.20-13.45 TBC
Abdullah Al Mojel, Saudi Aramco
13.45-13.55 Coffee Break
13.55-14.55 Breakout Session
31st March 2021
Session 4: Integrated Case Studies
12.30-12.55 Subtle Stratigraphic Trapping Mechanisms Within Extensive Carbonate Platform: Subsurface-Outcrop Integration, Concept Development and Insights for Exploration
Jeremy Robinet, Total
12.55-13.20 Development of Diagenetic Traps Along the Hydrocarbon Migration Pathways
Ahmed Taher, ADNOC
13.20-13.30 Coffee Break
13.30-13.55 Identification and Evaluation of Stratigraphic Traps of Jurassic Age in Bahrain Offshore - An Integrated Study
Suresh Nair, Tatweer Ptroleum
13.55-14.20 Stratigraphic Traps in the Middle East Region – Concepts, Ideas, and Future Exploration Potential
Johannes Petrus Van Dijk, Dragon Oil
14.20-14.30 Coffee Break
14.30-15.30 Breakout Session
1st April 2021
Session 5: Successes and Failures – Learnings from Both
12.30-12.55 TBC
Mahdi Almutlaq, Saudi Aramco
12.55-13.20 Stratigraphic Traps From the Perspective of Seals
Colin Grant, Shell
13.20-13.45 TBC
Daleel Petroleum
13.45-13.55 Coffee Break
13.55-14.55 Breakout Session
14.55 Workshop Wrap Up And Adjounrment

E-Posters
Analysis of Dolomitization on Sealing Capacity of Carbonate Reservoirs
Yin Xu, Saudi Aramco
 
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Ibrahim Ahmed Al-Ghamdi Ibrahim Al-Ghamdi Chair Chief Geophysicist, GPTS, Saudi Aramco, Saudi Arabia
Oluwaseun Adejuwon Fadipe Oluwaseun Fadipe Committee Member Specialist, Basin Modelling, Abu Dhabi National Oil Company, United Arab Emirates
Luca De Vincenzi Luca De Vincenzi Committee Member Dragon Oil, Italy
Didier Granjeon Didier Granjeon Committee Member IFPEN, France
John D. Humphrey John Humphrey Committee Member Professor, KFUPM, Saudi Arabia
Ghaida Abdullah Al-Sahlan Ghaida Al-Sahlan Committee Member Stratigrapher, Kuwait Oil Company, Kuwait
Frans van Buchem Frans van Buchem Committee Member Principal Advisor Geoscience, Landmark - Halliburton, UK
Elias Al Kharusi Elias Al Kharusi Committee Member Petrogas E P, Oman
Mohammad A. Almaghlouth Mohammad Almaghlouth Committee Member Saudi Aramco, Saudi Arabia
Yazeed S. Alnuaim Yazeed Alnuaim Committee Member Saudi Aramco, Saudi Arabia
Herve Farran Herve Farran Committee Member Shell, Netherlands (Holland)
Iftikhar Ahmed Abbasi Iftikhar Ahmed Abbasi Committee Member SQU, Oman
Cora Navarro Marketing & Events Officer, Middle East
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