08 December, 2021 Al-Khobar Eastern Province Saudi Arabia

4th Edition: AAPG/EAGE Siliciclastic Reservoirs of the Middle East

6-8 December 2021
Al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia

The Middle East has long been known for hosting abundant hydrocarbon reserves in carbonate and siliciclastic reservoirs. Despite that a huge portion of the Middle East's proven hydrocarbon reserves are within siliciclastic reservoirs, there is still a vast knowledge-gap when it comes to the regional understanding of these important stratigraphic units. For many decades, these siliciclastic reservoirs have always been viewed in local scale, limiting any attempt for developing a better understanding of the geological factors controlling the development of these reservoirs or how their reservoir characteristics vary geographically.

Achieving a better knowledge of the Middle East siliciclastic reservoirs cannot be achieved without linking and gathering industry experts with academic researchers who share an interest in siliciclastic reservoir characterization and geomodelling.

The Fourth AAPG/EAGE Siliciclastic Reservoirs of the Middle East Workshop provides a unique opportunity for industry experts and academic researchers to share their findings on any subjects related to the reservoir characteristics and geomodelling of the Middle Eastern siliciclastic reservoirs or other areas across the globe that could serve as analog to the Middle Eastern reservoirs, including but not limited to:

  • Outcrop and subsurface sedimentology and stratigraphy
  • Petrography and diagenesis
  • Petrophysics
  • Biostratigraphy and Paleoclimate
  • Geomechanics
  • Reservoir geophysics
  • Reservoir modelling

This three day workshop will feature oral and poster presentations, breakout sessions and keynotes from the leading experts in industry and academia, as well as a field trip to the geological outcrops of the early Paleozoic successions in Saudi Arabia. On behalf of the entire organizing committee, we look forward to seeing you in Dhahran.

Workshop Objectives

The workshop is an opportunity for attendees to receive up to date knowledge about clastic reservoir characterization, exposure to regional case studies and be introduced to innovative technologies utilized to explore and develop these important reservoirs. It provides a chance to network and to share experiences between different subsurface disciplines, service providers and operators. All participants will receive a digital summary of the breakout sessions and discussions, and the abstracts presented at the workshop.

Who Should Attend

Geologists, geophysicists, petrophysicists, petroleum technologists, reservoir engineers and managers working in the exploration, appraisal and development of siliciclastic hydrocarbon reservoirs.


4th Edition: AAPG/EAGE Siliciclastic Reservoirs of the Middle East Call for Posters Ends on 04 November, 2021

You are invited to prepare a poster display for presentation. If you are interested in participating, please send a short abstract to by 4 November 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.

Poster Abstract Template

Monday 6th December

Session 1: Geophysical Methods and 3D Geological Modelling of Clastic Reservoirs

  • Seismic imaging and processing
  • Rock physics
  • Inversion
  • Fluid detection
  • Petrophysical properties and facies prediction techniques
  • Seismic stratigraphy

Session 2: Tectonic and Structural Control on Clastic Systems

  • Rift, Foreland, Passive margin, Intracratonic basins and their control on siliciclastic sedimentation
  • Provenance study
Tuesday 7th December

Session 3: Stratigraphic Architecture and Sedimentological Characteristics of Clastic Systems

  • Non-marine, shallow marine, and deep-marine clastic environments
  • Mixed carbonate-clastic systems
  • Applications of sequence stratigraphy
  • Stratigraphic trapping mechanisms
  • Stratigraphic forward modelling

Session 4: Diagenetic and Structural Impact on Reservoir Quality

  • Identification and characterization of low resistivity pay
  • RQ prediction
  • New and advanced diagenetic techniques
  • Geomechanics of clastic reservoirs
Wednesday 8th December

Session 5: Integrated Studies of Clastic Systems

  • Chemostratigraphy, biostratigraphy, paleoclimate etc.
  • International case studies on siliciclastic reservoirs
  • Virtual outcrop analogues/modelling
  • Integrated evaluation
  • Field Evaluations - Core, wireline and seismic integration
  • Basin analysis


More details to follow shortly

Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia
Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia 57297

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Khalid Al-Ramadan Co-Chair King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals
Abdulkarim Al-Hussaini Co-Chair Saudi Aramco
Ahmed Fateh Co-Chair Tatweer Petroleum
Ross Taylor Committee Member CGG
Owen Sutcliffe Committee Member Halliburton
Didier Granjeon Committee Member IFP Energies Nouvelles
Matteo Ravasi Committee Member KAUST
Riyasat Husain Committee Member Kuwait Oil Co.
Yaqoub Alrefaei Committee Member Kuwait University
Fayrouz Alessa Committee Member Saudi Aramco
Rania Carballares Committee Member Schlumberger
Abdulkarim Alali Committee Member Tatweer Petroleum
Ronald Steel Committee Member University of Texas at Austin
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