2011 Summer Research Workshop
Inverting the Reservoir
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26-30 June 2011
Auberge Saint Antoine, Quebec City, Canada
15 March 2011 - Abstract and application submission deadline
18 April 2011 - Registration opens
24 May 2011 - Advanced registration deadline
24 May 2011 - Housing reservation deadline
A central goal in exploration geophysics is to provide quantitative estimates of subsurface rock properties in 3D to construct reservoir models. This workshop addresses geophysical inversion in reservoir characterization as it is practiced today and as it will be practiced in the future. It will look at existing and emerging inversion techniques, the impact of new data acquisition, appreciation of uncertainties, and interdisciplinary integration. Full waveform inversion, repeat measurements, such as time-lapse seismic and controlled-source electromagnetic data all offer significant uplift in reservoir characterization, but the challenge of integrating across scales and disciplines remains. We therefore welcome oral and poster presentations addressing the following and other topics in reservoir characterization and rock property and fluid content estimation:
- Full-waveform inversion – for characterization
- Time-lapse inversion
- Data integration and joint inversion
- Inclusion of "non-conventional" data - Multicomponent and borehole seismic, passive seismic; Non-seismic geophysical data
- Interdisciplinary integration: input from geologists and engineers
- Methods, e.g., Sequential vs. simultaneous approaches
- Estimation and use of uncertainty and resolution in inversion, stochastic methods
- Characterization in structurally complex zones
- New methods in, and applications of pre- and post-stack amplitude and traveltime inversion
- The committee will review applications and papers to determine acceptance.
- If you have been accepted you will be notified by 15 April.
- Once you have been accepted you will receive registration and housing information by e-mail.
- Register and pay the fee to attend the workshop.
- Make housing reservations with hotel.
- Enjoy the workshop and make some great contacts.
Registration: The registration fee is set at US$680.
Hotel: Hotel rooms have been reserved at the Auberge Saint Antoine at a rate of CAD $199 per night plus tax. To reserve your room, call 1-888-692-2211 and identify yourself as being with the SEG meeting (Group Code: SOCEXP) for ease of booking. Reservation requests must be made by 24 May 2011 in order to qualify for the group rate.
Meeting Format: The meeting will comprise a mixture of poster and oral presentations. Delegates will have the opportunity to attend all posters during formal sessions and throughout the workshop. Oral presentations will complement the poster sessions. Experience of previous workshops is that discussion sessions are lively and wide-ranging: the proportion of delegates that actively participate is always high.
Location: The meeting will be held at Auberge Saint Antoine Hotel in Quebec City, Canada.
Sunday, 26 June — Registration Check-In and Ice Breaker Reception
Monday, 27 June–Thursday, 30 June — Two full-day sessions Monday and Wednesday with morning and afternoon sessions, and a half-day session Tuesday and Thursday mornings. Tuesday afternoon will remain open for attendees to explore the area. The workshop will conclude following the Thursday morning session.
Acceptance: Direct participation of all Workshop attendees is mandatory. Participation may be through poster, oral presentation or discussion contributions. Neither oral, nor poster presentations is a requirement to be accepted for registration. If the number of applicants exceeds the capacity of the conference facilities, then preference will be given to presenters. Capacity for this workshop is 90 participants.
Continuing Education Course
SEG Professional Development is offering a pre-workshop half-day course on the afternoon of 26 June at the Auberge Saint Antoine Hotel. The instructor will be Professor Mrinal Sen. He will present his talk, "Full Waveform Inversion."
Visa information invitation letter
Participants in the 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 Canadian 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 stationery to +1.918.497.5557, attention Visa Letter Assistance.
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 the Canada.
If you have any questions about this form or the letter it generates, please send us an e-mail.
P. Williamson (Total), A. C. Ramírez (PGS), A. Cheng (Halliburton), S. Mallick (Univ. Wyoming), R. Lu (ExxonMobil), C. MacBeth (Heriot-Watt Univ.), K. Hokstad (Statoil), R. Stewart (Univ. Houston)
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