Summer Research Workshop
New Advances in Integrated Reservoir Surveillance
Registration is now closed. This workshop has reached its capacity and is sold out.
24-29 June 2012
La Jolla, California, USA
23 May 2012 - Advance Registration Deadline
23 May 2012 - Housing Reservation Deadline
Integrated reservoir surveillance is increasingly becoming a crucial tool for reservoir management, recovery optimization, and environmental protection. Surveillance technologies are advancing rapidly and new ways to integrate surveillance into reservoir management are being developed. At this workshop a whole spectrum of topics from data acquisition, to integrated interpretation, to business value will be covered. On a general level this workshop deals with the following three crucial aspects: 1) what type of data is needed and how the data is acquired, 2) how the data is utilized, and 3) what value the technology brings, or can potentially bring.
The workshop is organized in the following eight technical sessions.
Opening Workshop Keynote Address by Ken Tubman, ConocoPhillips
Session 1: Advances in acquiring and analyzing/processing time-lapse seismic data
Session 1 Keynote: Paul Hatchell, Shell
Session 2: Other geophysical surveillance data
Session 2 Keynote: Shawn Maxwell, Schlumberger
Session 3: Advances in techniques for continuously monitoring flow rates, stress, pressures and temperatures
Session 3 Keynote: Dennis Dria, Myden Energy Consulting, PLLC
Session 4: Case studies (Part 1)
Session 4 Keynote: Dave Johnston, ExxonMobil
Session 5: Case studies (Part 2)
Session 5 Keynote: Colin MacBeth, Heriot-Watt University
Session 6: Integrated workflows (Part 1)
Session 6 Keynote: Jorge Landa, Chevron
Session 7: Integrated workflows (Part 2) Session 8: Implementations (display of vendor capabilities and benchmark data sets/tests)
Session 7 Keynote: Paul van den Hoek, Shell
During the workshop, enough time will be allocated for discussion and networking. The recommended attendees include geophysicists, reservoir engineers, geologists and petrophysicists involved in integrated reservoir surveillance studies.
- Once you have been accepted you will receive registration and housing information by e-mail
- Register and pay the fee to attend the Forum.
- Make housing reservations with the hotel.
- Enjoy the Forum and make some great contacts.
The registration fee prior to 23 May is US$778 The late registration fee beginning 24 May is US$878.
Student sponsorship is available. Sponsorship will be used to pay for a student's registration to this meeting. If you are a student and interested in applying for student sponsorship, please fill out the registration form and in the appropriate section, indicate that you are a student and interested in applying for student sponsorship. This form must be returned by 23 May. Note that sponsorship is limited, and student's presenting at the meeting will be given priority.
The meeting will be held at the Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines in La Jolla, California, USA.
Hotel rooms may be reserved at the Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines. Those who reserve rooms within this block will receive discounted parking. To reserve your room, call 1-800 HILTONS and advise the reservation specialist that you would like to request the SEG Group rate. If you must cancel your reservation for any reason, please do so two days prior to scheduled arrival; otherwise, cancellation charges may apply.
The Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines Hotel is approximately 20 minutes from San Diego International Airport.
Taxi service from the airport to the hotel typically costs around US$45. Further information regarding rental car options and other transportation services can be obtained by visiting the San Diego International Airport website.
SuperShuttle is another transportation option.
SuperShuttle is offering a special rate for SEG/SPE/AAPG workshop attendees. To make a SuperShuttle reservation please visit their website, and follow the instructions listed below to receive the group discount:
- Click on Book Online on top left hand side of page
- Provide the requested information, to include roundtrip service, your name, flight details
- (to and from the airport), and your local contact phone number.
- Provide the hotels name if the hotel has not populated
- Provide a credit card for payment
- Print your confirmation page (or you can e-mail it to yourself)
You may also call 1.800.258.3826 to make reservations. Please make sure to mention you are with the SEG/SPE/AAPG Joint Workshop or group code (77Z5U).
Discount will not be applied if this information is not provided to phone agent.
The meeting will comprise a selection of oral presentations. Experience of previous workshops is that discussion session are lively and wide-ranging. The proportion of delegates that actively participate is always high.
- Sunday, 24 June..............Registration and Ice Breaker
- Monday, 25 June.............Morning and afternoon sessions
- Tuesday, 26 June.............Morning and afternoon sessions; Group Dinner
- Wednesday, 27 June........Morning session with afternoon off
- Thursday, 28 June...........Morning session and evening session with afternoon off
- Friday, 29 June................Morning session
Sponsorship: Sponsorship opportunities are available by contacting Cassidy Crain at email@example.com.
Acceptance: Direct participation of all Workshop attendees is mandatory. Participation may be through presentation or discussion contributions. An oral presentation is not a requirement in order to be accepted for registration. If the number of applicants exceeds the capacity of the conference facilities, then preference will be given to presenters.
Visa information invitation letter
Participants in the 2012 Joint Summer Research Workshop may generate an official invitation letter using the form below. This form will generate a letter which you can print and use in obtaining a visa.
For those whose company or organization is planning on sending more than one individual to the workshop, additional documentation may be required for scheduling an appointment with the local United States embassy. If additional assistance is required, fill out a separate invitation letter for each individual requesting a visa using the form below. Each invitation letter has a unique reference number. Produce one cover letter listing all individuals requesting a visa. The letter must include the following information for each individual.
- Passport number
- Date and place of birth
- Nationality as it appears on the passport
- Reference number from the invitation letter
Fax these forms together with the cover letter printed on the group's official stationary to +1.918.497.5552.
Please note that this letter does not guarantee that you will be granted a visa, nor does it commit SEG to pay any expenses you may incur. It is the sole responsibility of the attendee to obtain the necessary paperwork for entry to USA.
If you have any questions about this form or the letter it generates, please send us an e-mail.
Per Avseth, Odin Petroleum AS; Khalid Aziz, Stanford University; Matthew Bennett, Chevron; Dez Chu, Exxon Mobil; David Echeverria Ciaurri, IBM; Cengiz Esmersoy, Schlumberger; Xuri Huang, SunRise Petrosolutions; Long Jin, Shell; Michael J. King, Texas A&M University; Mosab Nasser, Maersk Oil; Carlos Pirmez, Shell; Karl D. Stephen, Heriot-Watt University; Ali Tura, ConocoPhillips; Glyn Williams, BP
SEG Meeting Planner Cassidy Crain