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05 February, 2020 Manama Capital Governorate Bahrain

Rift Basin Evolution and Exploration: The Global State of the Art and Applicability to the Middle East and Neighboring Regions

3-5 February 2020
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Manama, Bahrain

Rift basins worldwide still contain significant yet to find hydrocarbon resources, and therefore remain an important target for exploration as well as part of the future strategy of several players in the oil & gas industry. The emergence of new technologies in data acquisition, data processing, well completion coupled with notable advancements in our overall understanding of rift basin evolution have opened up new areas for exploration in the already explored as well as still unexplored rift basins.

For the explorationist rift basins are a veritable playground. Exploration success can come in the form of discoveries in siliciclastic reservoirs or by equally productive carbonate plays. However, even though the potential is considerable several rift basins in this region are still in the infancy of the exploration cycle, with vast areas not yet tested by the drill bit.

This three-day workshop will investigate the latest geological and geophysical thinking on the development and exploration of rifted basins. Discussions will then apply the most recent developments in our understanding to the basins of the Middle East and neighboring regions.

The workshop will emphasize case studies from around the world showcasing studies in basin development, petroleum systems, salt tectonics as well as structural and stratigraphic play development. Studies from the basins of the Middle Eastern region, especially those related to the Red Sea system, will be discussed within the broader context of rift basins and rifted margins.

Benefits of attending

This event will provide an opportunity to network and share experiences from around the world and will be of value to those in both academia and industry. The program will include oral presentations, discussions and focused breakout sessions to openly discuss and share learnings on this important and fascinating topic.

Who Should Attend?

This workshop targets technical experts involved in exploring and developing rift basins who are working in national operating and service companies, as well as academic institutions.

 

Rift Basin Evolution and Exploration - Call for Posters Ends on 02 January, 2020

You are invited to prepare a poster display for presentation. If you are interested in participating, please send a short abstract along with the poster artwork (in PDF high resolution format) to by 2nd January 2020. All posters will be produced as pull-up banners and delivered by AAPG. There will not be any other format available for poster display. Please ensure that the poster artwork measurements are 85 cm (width) x 165 cm (height). Please provide the topic with a short abstract of the proposed poster.

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6:00 AM - 7:00 AM
Rift Basin Evolution and Exploration: The Global State of the Art and Applicability to the Middle East and Neighboring Regions - Day 1

Monday 3rd February

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Rift Basin Evolution and Exploration: The Global State of the Art and Applicability to the Middle East and Neighboring Regions - Workshop Registration

Workshop Registration

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Rift Basin Evolution and Exploration: The Global State of the Art and Applicability to the Middle East and Neighboring Regions - Welcome and Introduction

Workshop Chair's Welcome and Introduction

8:10 AM - 8:30 AM
Inaugural Keynote

Saleh Al-Saleh, Saudi Aramco

8:30 AM - 8:45 AM
Welcome Remarks

TBC

8:35 AM - 9:35 AM
Rift Basin Evolution and Exploration: The Global State of the Art and Applicability to the Middle East and Neighboring Regions - Session 1

Session 1: Rift Basin Evolution

Session Chairs: Josh Smith, KAUST & Joao Keller, Saudi Aramco

8:45 AM - 9:10 AM
Applying Hyperextended Models to Rifted Margins: Lessons Learned, Implications and Limitations

Gianreto Manatschal, Strasbourg University

9:10 AM - 9:35 AM
The Gulf of Aden Margins System: Evolution from Magma-Poor to Magma-Rich Margins

Sylvie Leroy, Sorbonne University - CNRS

9:35 AM - 9:50 AM
Rift Basin Evolution and Exploration: Session 1 Coffee Break 1

Coffee Break & Posters

9:50 AM - 10:15 AM
Rifting and Breakup in the South Atlantic – A Story of Ups, Downs, Magma, Water and Salt as Seen from a Mega-Regional Conjugate Seismic Dataset

Paul Bellingham, ION

10:15 AM - 10:40 AM
Magma-Poor Rifted Margins: The Alpine Tethys Perspective

Alessandro Decarlis, Khalifa University 

10:40 AM - 10:55 AM
Rift Basin Evolution and Exploration - Session 1 Coffee Break 2

Coffee Break & Posters

10:55 AM - 12:00 PM
Rift Basin Evolution and Exploration - Session 1- Breakout Session

Breakout Session

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Rift Basin Evolution and Exploration - Lunch

Lunch

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Rift Basin Evolution and Exploration - Session 2

Session 2: Petroleum System Evolution Through Time

Session Chairs: Paul Bellingham, Ion & Gianreto Manatschal, Strasburg University

1:30 PM - 1:55 PM
Mantle Convection and Africa's Rift Architecture: A General Model

Neil Hodgson, Spectrum

1:55 PM - 2:20 PM
From Geomodel to Basin Model to Reality - An Integrated Approach to Petroleum Systems on Rifted Margins

Douglas Paton, University of Leeds

2:20 PM - 2:35 PM
Rift Basin Evolution and Exploration- Session 2 - Coffee Break 1

Coffee Break & Posters

2:35 PM - 3:00 PM

Forward Stratigraphic Modelling in Rift Basins: An Investigation of Tectonic Rates Controlling Sedimentation

Matthieu Gravito, Beicip

3:00 PM - 3:25 PM
TBC

Tiago Cunha, IGI

3:25 PM - 3:50 PM
TBC

Emmanuel Masini, University of Grenoble

3:50 PM - 4:00 PM
Rift Basin Evolution and Exploration- Session 2 - Coffee Break 2

Coffee Break & Posters

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Rift Basin Evolution and Exploration- Session 2 - Breakout Session

Breakout Session

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Rift Basin Evolution and Exploration: The Global State of the Art and Applicability to the Middle East and Neighboring Regions - Day 2

Tuesday 4th February

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Rift Basin Evolution and Exploration - Session 3

Session 3: Salt Play Fair Ways in Rift Basins

Session Chairs: Josh Smith, KAUST & Julio De Carvalho, Saudi Aramco

8:30 AM - 8:55 AM
Salt Tectonics in the Red Sea

Abdulkader Afifi, KAUST

8:55 AM - 9:20 AM
Salt Tectonics in Rift Settings: Examples from the Arabian Plate and North Sea

Simon Stewart, Saudi Aramco

9:20 AM - 9:30 AM
Rift Basin Evolution and Exploration - Session 3 - Coffee Break 1

Coffee Break & Posters

9:30 AM - 9:55 AM
Insights Into The Basin Architecture And Exploration Potential of the Egyptian Red Sea

Sugandha Tewari, Schlumberger

9:55 AM - 10:20 AM
Mechanical Framework of Rifted Margin Salt Tectonics: A Review and New Insights From Physics-Based Forward Models

Rajesh Goteti, Aramco Services Company, Houston

10:20 AM - 10:30 AM
Rift Basin Evolution and Exploration - Session 3 - Coffee Break 2

Coffee Break & Posters

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Rift Basin Evolution and Exploration - Rifted Margins Interactive Seismic Workshop
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Rift Basin Evolution and Exploration - Lunch

Lunch

12:40 PM - 1:40 PM
Rift Basin Evolution and Exploration - Session 4

Session 4: Trap Formation in Rift Basins

Session Chairs: Julio De Carvalho, Saudi Aramco & Joao Keller, Saudi Aramco

1:30 PM - 1:55 PM
Trap Geometries and Risks Through Syn-Rift Tectono-Stratigraphic Interactions: Examples from Producing Fields and Outcrop Analogues

Richard Collier, University of Leeds

1:55 PM - 2:20 PM
TBC

Pedro Baptista, Mubadala Petroleum

2:20 PM - 2:35 PM
Rift Basin Evolution and Exploration - Session 4 - Coffee Break 1

Coffee Break & Posters

2:35 PM - 3:00 PM
Structural Provinces and Potential Trap Types in Extensional Margins: Red Sea Case Study

Johana Ramirez-Bernal, Total

3:00 PM - 3:25 PM
Characterizing Recent Successful Post-Rift Deep-Water Turbidite Plays of the Atlantic Basin

Colin Grant, Shell

3:25 PM - 3:40 PM
Rift Basin Evolution and Exploration - Session 4 - Coffee Break 2

Coffee Break & Posters

3:40 PM - 4:40 PM
Rift Basin Evolution and Exploration - Session 4 - Breakout Session

Breakout Session

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Rift Basin Evolution and Exploration: The Global State of the Art and Applicability to the Middle East and Neighboring Regions - Day 3

Wednesday 5th February

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Rift Basin Evolution and Exploration - Session 5

Session 5: Future Exploration in Rift Basins

Session Chairs: Paul Bellingham, Ion & Gianreto Manatschal, Strasburg University

8:30 AM - 8:55 AM
TBC

Ian Sharp, Equinor

8:55 AM - 9:20 AM
Reducing Exploration Risk in Rift Basins

Malcolm Francis, WesternGeco

9:20 AM - 9:35 AM
Rift Basin Evolution and Exploration - Session 5 - Coffee Break 1

Coffee Break & Posters

9:35 AM - 10:00 AM
Seismic Imaging and Model Building in Complex Rift Geology

John Brittan, ION

10:00 AM - 10:25 AM
TBC

Gianreto Manatschal, Strasbourg University

10:25 AM - 10:40 AM
Rift Basin Evolution and Exploration - Session 5 - Coffee Break 2

Coffee Break & Posters

10:40 AM - 12:00 PM
Rift Basin Evolution and Exploration - Session 5 - Breakout Session

Breakout Session

12:00 PM - 12:15 PM
Rift Basin Evolution and Exploration - Wrap Up and Workshop Adjournment

Wrap Up and Workshop Adjournment

12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
Rift Basin Evolution and Exploration - Day 3 Lunch

Lunch

 

Rifted Margins Interactive Seismic Workshop

Date: 4th February
Time: 10.30 – 12.30
Workshop Leader: Paul Bellingham, ION

This hands-on seismic workshop will use conjugate seismic data from the South Atlantic as the basis to investigate the basin architecture and tectonostratigraphic development.

Using example lines from world renowned deep, mega-regional Basin SPAN seismic data, participants will be able to directly interpret the full crustal structure and the stratigraphy from shelf to the distal setting. After initial presentations, the group will spend time interpreting some of the key features on a set of sections and will then convene to discuss what can be inferred about the structure, development, environments of deposition and the implications for the petroleum system in the areas.

The workshop will include seismic data from different rift settings including magma-rich areas and those dominated by salt deposition.

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