31 March, 2021 Al-Khobar Eastern Province Saudi Arabia

3rd Edition: Stratigraphic Traps of the Middle East

29-31 March 2021
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Al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia

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.

 

3rd Edition: Stratigraphic Traps of the Middle East - Call for Posters Ends on 28 February, 2021

You are invited to prepare a poster display for presentation. If you are interested in participating, please send a short abstract to by 28 February 2021. All posters will be produced as pull-up banners and delivered by AAPG. There will not be any other format available for poster display.

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8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
3rd Edition: Stratigraphic Traps of the Middle East - Day 1

Sunday, 28th March

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Onsite Committee Meeting
6:00 AM - 7:00 AM
3rd Edition: Stratigraphic Traps of the Middle East - Day 2

Monday, 29th March

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
3rd Edition: Stratigraphic Traps of the Middle East - Workshop Registration

Workshop Registration

8:00 AM - 8:10 AM
3rd Edition: Stratigraphic Traps of the Middle East - Workshop Chair's Welcome and Introduction

Workshop Chair's Welcome and Introduction

8:10 AM - 8:25 AM
WELCOME REMARKS
8:25 AM - 8:40 AM
INAUGURAL KEYNOTE:

TBC, Saudi Aramco

8:40 AM - 9:10 AM
TECHNICAL KEYNOTE: Regional Scale Sequence Stratigraphy Resolves Depositional Misconceptions on the Arabian Plate – Examples from the Late Jurassic

Frans van Buchem, Halliburton

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
3rd Edition: Stratigraphic Traps of the Middle East - Session 1

Session 1: Seismic Recognition of Stratigraphic Traps

9:10 AM - 9:35 AM
An Integrated Evaluation of Cretaceous Reservoirs in Offshore Bahrain

Bleddyn Davies, CGG

9:35 AM - 10:00 AM
TBC

TBC, Saudi Aramco

10:00 AM - 10:15 AM
3rd Edition: Stratigraphic Traps of the Middle East - Coffee Break & Posters

Coffee Break & Posters

10:15 AM - 10:40 AM
TBC

Mohammed Al-Yami, Schlumberger

10:40 AM - 11:05 AM
Integrated Tectonostratigraphic and Seismic Attribute Analysis to Constrain Paleotopographic Controls on Depositional Environments and Stratigraphic Trap Configuration

Stefan Peeters, TNO

11:05 AM - 11:15 AM
3rd Edition: Stratigraphic Traps of the Middle East - Morning Second Coffee Break & Posters

Coffee Break & Posters

11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
3rd Edition: Stratigraphic Traps of the Middle East - Day 1 Breakout Session

Breakout Session

12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
3rd Edition: Stratigraphic Traps of the Middle East - Day 1 Lunch

Lunch

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
3rd Edition: Stratigraphic Traps of the Middle East - Session 2

Session 2: Sequence Stratigraphic Concepts and Models

1:30 PM - 1:55 PM
TBC

Johannes Petrus Van Dijk, Dragon Oil

1:55 PM - 2:20 PM
Unravelling Stratigraphic Trapping Mechanisms in Mesozoic Complex Carbonates of Arabia

Nicolas Hawie, Beicip

2:20 PM - 2:40 PM
3rd Edition: Stratigraphic Traps of the Middle East - Day 1 Afternoon Coffee Break & Posters

Coffee Break & Posters

2:40 PM - 3:05 PM
TBC
3:05 PM - 3:30 PM
TBC
3:30 PM - 3:40 PM
3rd Edition: Stratigraphic Traps of the Middle East - Day 1 Second Afternoon Coffee Break & Posters

Coffee Break & Posters

3:40 PM - 4:40 PM
3rd Edition: Stratigraphic Traps of the Middle East - Day 1 Afternoon Breakout Session

Breakout Session

6:00 AM - 7:00 AM
3rd Edition: Stratigraphic Traps of the Middle East - Day 2

Tuesday, 30th March

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
3rd Edition: Stratigraphic Traps of the Middle East - Session 3

Session 3: Outcrop Analogues

8:30 AM - 8:55 AM
Tackling the Interwell Blind Spot – a High-Resolution 3D Investigation of Depositional Heterogeneties in Upper Jurassic Reservoir Sequences Using Outcrop

Pankaj Khanna, KAUST

8:55 AM - 9:20 AM
Key Learnings on the Cretaceous Arabian Platform From an Integration of Outcrop and Subsurface Data (Oman-UAE)

Phillippe Razin, Bordeaux University

9:20 AM - 9:40 AM
3rd Edition: Stratigraphic Traps of the Middle East - Day 2 Morning Coffee Break & Posters

Coffee Break & Posters

9:40 AM - 10:05 AM
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

10:05 AM - 10:30 AM
TBC

Abdullah Al Mojel, Saudi Aramco

10:30 AM - 10:50 AM
3rd Edition: Stratigraphic Traps of the Middle East - Day 2 Afternoon Coffee Break & Posters

Coffee Break & Posters

10:50 AM - 12:00 PM
3rd Edition: Stratigraphic Traps of the Middle East - Day 2 Breakout Session

Breakout Session

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
3rd Edition: Stratigraphic Traps of the Middle East - Day 2 Lunch

Lunch

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
3rd Edition: Stratigraphic Traps of the Middle East - Day 2 Visit to Al Ithra Centre

Visit to Al Ithra Centre

6:00 AM - 7:00 AM
3rd Edition: Stratigraphic Traps of the Middle East - Day 3

Wednesday, 31st March

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
3rd Edition: Stratigraphic Traps of the Middle East - Day 3 Session 4

Session 4: Integrated Case Studies

8:30 AM - 8:55 AM
TBC

Jeremy Robinet, Total

8:55 AM - 9:20 AM
A Case Study of Carbonate Stratigraphic Traps from Unraveling the Sequence Stratigraphic Architecture

David Tang, Saudi Aramco

9:20 AM - 9:40 AM
3rd Edition: Stratigraphic Traps of the Middle East - Day 3 Morning Coffee Break & Posters

Coffee Break & Posters

9:40 AM - 10:05 AM
Development of Diagenetic Traps Along the Hydrocarbon Migration Pathways

Ahmed Taher, ADNOC

10:05 AM - 10:30 AM
TBC
10:30 AM - 10:50 AM
3rd Edition: Stratigraphic Traps of the Middle East - Day 3 Second Morning Coffee Break & Posters

Coffee Break & Posters

10:50 AM - 12:00 PM
3rd Edition: Stratigraphic Traps of the Middle East - Day 3 Second Morning Breakout Session

Breakout Session

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
3rd Edition: Stratigraphic Traps of the Middle East - Day 3 Lunch

Lunch

12:20 PM - 1:20 PM
3rd Edition: Stratigraphic Traps of the Middle East - Day 3 Session 5

Session 5: Successes and Failures – Learnings from Both

1:00 PM - 1:25 PM
TBC

Mahdi Almutlaq, Saudi Aramco

1:25 PM - 1:50 PM
Characterizing Recent Successful Post-Rift Deep-Water Turbidite Plays of the Atlantic Basin

Colin Grant, Shell

1:50 PM - 2:00 PM
3rd Edition: Stratigraphic Traps of the Middle East - Day 3 Afternoon Coffee Break & Posters

Coffee Break & Posters

2:00 PM - 2:25 PM
TBC
2:25 PM - 2:50 PM
TBC
2:50 PM - 3:00 PM
3rd Edition: Stratigraphic Traps of the Middle East - Day 3 Second Afternoon Coffee Break & Posters

Coffee Break & Posters

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
3rd Edition: Stratigraphic Traps of the Middle East - Day 3 Second Afternoon Breakout Session

Breakout Session

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1:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Analysis of Dolomitization on Sealing Capacity of Carbonate Reservoirs

Yin Xu Saudi Aramco

 

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Ibrahim Al-Ghamdi Chair Saudi Aramco
Oluwaseun Fadipe Committee Member Abu Dhabi National Oil Company
Luca De Vincenzi Committee Member Dragon Oil
Didier Granjeon Committee Member IFPEN
John Humphrey Committee Member KFUPM
Ghaida Al-Sahlan Committee Member Kuwait Oil Company
Frans van Buchem Committee Member Landmark - Halliburton
Elias Al Kharusi Committee Member Petrogas E P
Mohammad Almaghlouth Committee Member Saudi Aramco
Yazeed Alnuaim Committee Member Saudi Aramco
Herve Farran Committee Member Shell
Iftikhar Ahmed Abbasi Committee Member SQU
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