Exploration and production of oil in the Middle East has been ongoing for decades. Within a mature hydrocarbon basin, simple siliciclastics reservoirs are diminishing rapidly and more complicated opportunities require an innovative way of thinking to maximize the remaining opportunities.
To maximize the potential of these mature hydrocarbon basins, explorers must adopt innovative approaches to identify unconventional reservoirs such as tight sands, shales, and coal beds. In addition, new technologies and methods must be employed to increase production rates from these reservoirs and extend the life of the basin.
This requires in-depth studies of these siliciclastic reservoirs. Selected speakers from both industry and academia will present field and regional scale case studies covering all subsurface aspects of the hydrocarbon cycle, from prospect maturation to production. Sessions covering recent applications of specialized knowledge such as stratigraphy, geochemistry, geophysics and geomechanics will also be included. Breakout sessions to view posters and cores covering key regional clastic reservoirs take place. A post-workshop field trip will be offered, giving participants the opportunity to experience the diverse geology of the eastern Saudi Arabia.
This workshop will bring together professionals from the region to share their knowledge and experience related to siliciclastic reservoirs and showcase the best success stories in the industry on understanding and utilizing oil and gas siliciclastic reservoirs in the region.