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.