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EAGE connects with Australia’s geoscience community

Malang industry event brings out the heavy hitters

Our moves to make the services and benefits of the EAGE more available in Australia are paying off with new cooperation agreements with the Petroleum Exploration Society of Australia (PESA) and the Australian Geomechanics Society (AGS).

Left to right: Rusalida Raguwanti, president, HAGI, Ade Aggraini, chairwoman, NSGE 2018, Gerard Wieggerink, EAGE regional manager, Asia

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e are delighted to be joining forces with two of Australia’s leading professional societies to enhance the range of events available to the local geoscience community.

Trivia Question

The Permian/Triassic transition was characterized by the most severe extinction in Earth history and is a period of major worldwide paleoenvironmental changes. It is dated from: A B C D

- 198 Ma ago - 252 Ma ago - 386 Ma ago - 524 Ma ago

Pacific, and Dicky Rahmadi, former president,

Earlier this year EAGE and the Petroleum Exploration Society of Australia (PESA) signed an agreement of association, marking an important chapter in increased cooperation. PESA says it looks forward to enhancing opportunities of collaboration with the EAGE along with its sister society, the Australian Society of Exploration Geophysicists (ASEG) in organizing short courses, lecture events and conferences. In November EAGE held an ‘Education Days’ in Perth with PESA encouraging members of its Perth Branch to take full opportunity of this event, and learn about EAGE’s APGCE 2017 meeting which was held the following week in Malaysia. PESA, along with ASEG and the Australian Institute of Geoscientists, is also busy planning the inaugural Australian Exploration Geoscience Convention (www.aegc2018.com.au) to be held in Sydney, February 2018. It is hoped that participants from the Australasian and South East Asian region will regard this event as another valuable collaboration. In another initiative EAGE and AGS recently signed an agreement of association to provide new opportunities for members of both societies. Dr

HAGI, giving a thumbs up to the upcoming NSGE 2018 event in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

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ore than 1100 students, lecturers, government officials and other professionals from various areas in Indonesia, plus a number of related engineering support groups, were in Malang-East Java for the prestigious Joint Convention Malang 2017 (JCM) event on 25-28 September. EAGE Read more on p. 2 ➤

What's inside Indonesia hosting a first near surface geoscience meeting

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Dr Giao makes near-surface meaningful

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Hugo Acosta-Martinez, AGS national chairman, noted the synergy between the two professional bodies in the context of ever-increasing demand, use and integration of geophysical and geotechnical applications in the oil and gas industry. AGS was founded in 1970, and can trace its origins to 1953 when the National Committee of Soil Mechanics of the Institution of Engineers, Australia was established. It maintains strong relationships with affiliated international socie-

ties, the ISSMGE, IAEG and ISRM. Membership is drawn from geotechnical professionals working in widely varied roles including engineers and geoscientists acting directly in civil, mining, offshore and environmental engineering Currently the AGS has a national membership of 1940 across seven regional chapters throughout Australia, each holding regular technical presentations, symposia, training courses and industry events. Its technical journal, Australian

Geomechanics, is published quarterly. AGS is also represented on a number of Australian standards committees. A current important initiative is the development of competencies for registration of geotechnical practitioners. As one of its first steps in the new arrangement, AGS will be encouraging its members to attend the first EAGE-HAGI Asia Pacific meeting on Near Surface Geoscience & Engineering to be held in Indonesia in April 2018.

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had its own booth at the exhibition with regional director Gerard Wieggerink and staff on hand to meet participants. JCM 2017 was organized by the Indonesian Association of Geologists (IAGI), in collaboration

EAGE Newsletter Asia Pacific Executive Director Marcel van Loon (ml@eage.org) Regional Manager Asia Pacific Gerard Wieggerink (gw@eage.org) Account Manager Advertising & Subscriptions Daan van Ommen (don@eage.org) Corporate Relations Manager (APAC) Shavin Kunju (sku@eage.org) Asia Pacific Office EAGE Asia Pacific Sdn. Bhd. UOA Centre Office Suite 19-15-3A No. 19, Jalan Pinang 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Tel: 603 2722 0140 Fax: 603 2722 0143 E-mail: asiapacific@eage.org Website: www.eage.org

with the Indonesian Association of Geophysicists (HAGI), Indonesian Association of Oil and Gas Production Facilities Professionals (IAFMI) and Indonesian Association of Petroleum Engineers (IATMI). Dr Ir M. Basuki Hadimuljono, from the Ministry of Public Works and Public Housing, opened the event, with many senior figures present from government departments and Indonesia’s oil and gas industry. Overall theme of JCM 2017 was ‘Natural Resources and Infrastructure Development for National Sovereignty’. Day one of the conference was the occasion for two panel discussions, one on ‘The Potential and Development of Natural Resources to Maintain the Sovereignty of the Nation’ moderated by Julianta P. Panjaitan (Medco Energi), the other on ‘EOR and Oil & Gas Exploration as an Action of Nawacita’ moderated by Andi Arfah (Chevron). The comprehensive technical programme consisted of 1500 raw abstracts, of which more than

EAGE, HAGI and BMKG representatives at the JCM event.

1200 were verified abstract and 458 were scheduled papers (366 professional and 92 student). In addition there were 252 poster presentations (187 professional and 65 student posters) and 206 oral presentations (179 professional and 27 student). Numerous activities were associated with the event including a fieldtrip, short course, seminar on industry topics, a student competition, company visits and charity events.

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CNPC and Saudi Aramco to co-host IPTC in Beijing

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he 11th International Petroleum Technology Conference (IPTC) is set to leave its technological and knowledge-sharing footprint in China. The internationally acclaimed, multi-disciplinary Eastern Hemisphere oil and gas event is being hosted by China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) with cohost by Saudi Aramco, on 26–28 March 2019 in Beijing, China. It is the first time that the two national oil companies have collaborated on this highly successful conference and exhibition. The event will include a multi-disciplinary technical programme, a leading-edge exhibition and multiple educational programmes. The event is expected to draw over 4000 industry professionals from across the globe for a technical programme focusing on how

education, innovation and technological advancements can help boost and maintain E&P operations globally. Over 500 technical papers will be presented at IPTC 2019 addressing topics such as E&P geoscience challenges; advances in geological concepts and geophysics; integrated reservoir planning; unconventional oil and gas; drilling innovations, well completions, production and development and HSE. In line with IPTC’s commitment to education and broadening the knowledge base within the energy industry, Education Week and the Emerging Leaders Workshop will be held. The programmes are designed to help equip the next generation of leaders to succeed in meeting the challenges ahead.

The IPTC is a collaborative effort between AAPG, EAGE, SEG and SPE and is renowned for its technical quality and the commitment to excellence. For more information, please visit http://www.iptcnet.org/19iptc/home/ or contact us at iptc@iptcnet.org.

IPTC 2016 executive plenary session with highlevel industry experts.

Indonesia hosting a first near surface geoscience meeting

Captivating sunrise from Borobudur - sign up for NSGE 2018 field trip for this view!

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ext April (11-12) will witness a piece of geoscience history when the first Asia Pacific Meeting on Near Surface Geoscience & Engineering is held at the Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM) in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. The event is organized by EAGE and HAGI (Indonesian Association of Geophysicists) with the theme ‘Geosciences and Technology for Our Communities’. The technical committee headed by Ade Anggraini (UGM) with co-chairs Randy Con-

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dronegoro (HAGI) and Koya Suto (EAGE) plan a programme intended to enhance the tie between near-surface geoscientists and engineers. Contributions are invited on the whole spectrum of near-surface geoscience methods and applications ranging from geotechnical, geohazards to archaeology and geotourism. Call for Abstracts is now open and the deadline is 15 December, hurry and submit now!

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Ahead of the main event one short course will be scheduled on 9 April by Dr Ernst Niederleithinger (BAM, Berlin, Germany) on ‘Engineering Geophysics in Flood Protection and Geohazard Assessment’. Dr Niederleithinger is a senior scientist at BAM and a lecturer at RWTH Aachen. On the same day, a short course on ‘Surface Waves for Near Surface’ will be presented by Prof Valentina Socco, associate professor from Politecnico di Torino (Technical University of Turin). On 10 April, a further short course on ‘Data Collection and Interpretation of Multi-Dimensional ERT Surveys’ will be presented by Dr Meng Heng Loke, director of Malaysian company Geotomo Software and a specialist in the field. In addition, participants at the event can look forward to a seminar on ‘Application of Geophysical Methods to Engineering and Environmental Problems’ in cooperation with Society of Exploration Geophysics of Japan (SEGJ). Six Japanese experts will cover their specialized subjects in near-surface geophysics. Participants receive an electronic copy of the SEGJ-EAGE Manual. After the meeting an intriguing field trip to the Borobudur temple and Merapi Volcano is scheduled for 13 April. For all information see the events section of the EAGE website.

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The man who makes near surface meaningful Originally from Vietnam, Dr Pham Huy Giao is currently associate professor at the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) in Bangkok where he is chair of the Geotechnical & Earth Resources Engineering Programme in the School of Engineering and Technology. His research and teaching covers both near surface geo-engineering and petroleum engineering, which has been recognized by awards from institutions in Vietnam, Thailand, South East Asia, South Korea and Australia. An active supporter of EAGE, Giao in 2014-15 presented an Asia-Pacific student lecture tour and is now serving on the technical committee for the first EAGE-HAGI Asia-Pacific Meeting on Near Surface Geoscience and Engineering in Yogyakarta, Indonesia on 11-14 April, 2018. We asked him about the upcoming event and his professional life in Bangkok. What is the significance of next year’s EAGE-HAGI joint meeting on near surface geoscience and engineering? I found quite a number of interesting things: i) it confirms EAGE’s vision of promoting geoscience in Asia-Pacific region since the establishment of the reional office in Kuala Lumpur; ii) it may set up an example for other national associations of geophysicists in SE Asia or Asia to follow; and iii) I also like the theme of the conference combining near-surface geoscience and engineering and this would be a very good opportunity to promote applications of near-surface geoscience and to reach out better to the engineering community. How did you get to study at Bucharest University, Romania and what was it like? I graduated from a high school when the Vietnam War had just ended in 1975, and thanks to good exam results, the Ministry of Education and Training offered me a scholarship given by the Romanian Government to study at the Institute of Oil, Gas and Geology (IPGG) in Bucharest. Those years of youth were memorable and beautiful. What geoscience and engineering research are you most proud of? I am probably most satisfied with the following research directions: Firstly, related to subsurface computation: this is research on finite element analysis of groundwater and land subsidence for cities located in the deltaic plains such as Bangkok (Thailand), Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam), and Busan (Korea). Secondly, among a number of researches related to the integrated geotechnical-geophysical investigation of soft marine or deltaic clay deposits, the first work on electric imaging of Pusan soft clay deposits was interesting. Thirdly, petrophysics of fractured igneous rock reservoirs: With colleagues, I have spent some long time on well log analysis and petrophysical characterization of the fractured granite basement reservoirs in the Cuu Long basin of Vietnam

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coming to AIT to work with me either in a short time or for a graduate study and I am very happy with that.

Dr Pham Huy Giao at the lectern.

How do you describe to your students the significance of near-surface geoscience for society today? I used to tell my graduate students that we can see very far in the universe but still very little of our subsurface. As near-surface geoscience deals with the very locations where there are various natural-social interactions that have strong impact on our life and development in future, it is very important to learn and practice it well. In your experience, are there any trends in the choice geoscience students make between working in near surface and the petroleum industry? At the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) I see constant changes of students’ preferences between civil engineering and petroleum, respectively. In the last few years more candidates have applied for near-surface geotechnical engineering, but things could change quickly when the petroleum industry comes up again. What was your takeaway from the EAGE student lecture tour which you undertook on Petrophysics of Fractured Granite Basement Reservoir? On the lecture tour in 2013-2015 at various universities in Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia and Myanmar, I realized that both petrophysics and the fractured granite basement reservoirs are not commonly taught. After the tour, I have received a number of master and PhD students

Are there any big differences between teaching in Vietnam, South Korea and Thailand? In Thailand, I am teaching at AIT, which is an international graduate institute with top students coming from all over the world with a truly international academic environment. AIT is therefore a bit different to national universities, and here nobody is considered a foreign student. AIT tied for the title of the world’s top international university in the U-Multirank 2015 Institutional Ranking As a young person in Vietnam was it always your intention to become a scientist, and did your family approve? Back in the 70s in Vietnam becoming a scientist was a dream for every kid, absolutely encouraged by parents. Math and physics were two of the most desired majors the high school students wanted to apply for. But I have to say the Ministry of Education has to fight hard to keep interest in studying science alive for young high school graduates. I guess the situation might be similar in many SE Asian countries. You seem to have an incredibly busy teaching and research schedule, what do you do to relax? Chess, soccer, and reading have been among my hobbies. I love watching Premier League and I am a fan of Arsene Wenger and Arsenal.

A token of appreciation from CSI-UTP is handed to Dr Pham Huy Giao.

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AEGC 2018 is on track for success says organizing committee

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he build up to the first Australian Exploration Geoscience Conference scheduled for Sydney on 18-21 February 2018 is progressing well, according to joint chairs Max Williamson (Petroleum) and Mark Lackie (Minerals). ‘There is a lot still do’, they say. ‘Extended abstracts are being reviewed, booths are still being sold, workshops have been finalized and sponsors are being sought.’ The team of paper reviewers has been working its way through around 300 extended abstract submissions, which are said to be of impressive quality. The programme will have eight concurrent streams, three covering Energy, three and a half covering Mineral Geoscience, and one and a half covering Near Surface and Groundwater.

In the Energy stream a diverse range of topics will cover topics from basin symposia (WA, CA and EA), through to non-conventional, PNG and new technologies in seismics. The Mineral Geoscience theme includes geophysics and geology case histories, airborne geophysics, magnetics and EM theory and industrial and strategic considerations. The Near Surface and Groundwater theme has such topics as innovation, case studies and what is new in groundwater investigations. Peter Botten, managing director, Oil Search will be giving the plenary address. Confirmed keynote speakers include Peter Baillie (CGG); Katarina David (University of New South Wales); Natasha Hendrick (Santos); Kevin Hill (Oilsearch); Jim Macnae (RMIT); Graham Heinson (University of Adelaide);

Richard Flook (Consultant in industrial minerals); Ryan Noble (CSIRO); John McGaughey (MIRA Geoscience); Richard Hillis (Deep Exploration Technologies CRC); Kevin Ruming (Geological Survey of NSW); Ross Large (University of Tasmania); Steve McIntosh (RioTinto); Mike McWilliams (CSIRO); and Richard Blewitt (Geoscience Australia).

Peter Botten of Oil Search to address plenary session.

Unconventional oil and gas in China: the next ten years

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workshop on Unconventional Oil and Gas will be held in Cheng Du, China on 5 - 7 September. The Technical Programme Committee is being led by chairperson Wu Qi (E&P company of PetroChina) and as cochairmen Zhang Bin (BP China Upstream) and Dr Bernard Montaron (Fraimwork SAS). In 2016 the production of unconventional gas in China reached 12.4 billion cubic meters (bcm) with 4.5 bcm from coal bed methane and 7.9 bcm from shale gas. Unconventional gas production is expected to rise close to 20 bcm in 2017 with shale gas jumping to 15 bcm, the Fuling field in the Chongqing municipality contributing about two third of this.  The 30-bcm shale

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gas production target set for 2020 by the Ministry of Land Resources, the NDRC, and the NEA, is supported by clear objectives in the China 13th Five Year Plan to accelerate exploration and exploitation of shale gas in five regions, including the Changning-Weiyuan region in Sichuan, and Fuling field. The Plan also sets goals for tight oil, oil sands, and to the comprehensive development and utilization of oil shale. Meanwhile, unconventional oil and gas production in the United States reached 480 bcm in 2016, representing 64% of total natural gas production in the US, with 32.5 bcm from coal bed methane and 447.5 bcm from shale gas. US oil shale production decreased slightly due to eco-

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nomics from 3.4 in 2015 to 3.2 billion barrels in 2016. Other major international development for unconventional oil and gas progressing in 2016 were in Canada, and Argentina’s Neuquen basin. The dramatic oil price drop in the last three years had a significant impact on unconventional oil and gas development all around the world, forcing operators to cut costs, to improve well construction and production efficiency, and to stop projects deemed non-economical.  Participants to this international workshop will be encouraged to discuss and share their experiences in addressing specific exploration, development, and production challenges.  The three-day workshop will cover key issues such as drilling efficiency, improved fracturing and completion techniques, well clean-up and flowback, production optimization, development strategies, declination analysis and EUR estimation, integrated workflows for sweet spot mapping, and how to deal with high stress anisotropy. For more information, please visit: https://events. eage.org/en/2018/unconventionals-in-china.

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A career dedicated to research and promotion of Chinese talent Yibo Wang is professor at the Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing and was recently invited to join the EAGE Education Committee. He has won numerous young scientist awards, the latest this year as outstanding young scholar, National High Level Personnel of Special Support Program. His experience includes a period of research work in the USA and Saudi Arabia. Here he talks about his EAGE role and his career to date.

Prof Yibo Wang in front of his current work place, Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences.

How do you see your role on the EAGE Education Committee? I hope to serve as the link between EAGE and Asia-Pacific geoscientists and engineers, recommend good courses to Chinese scholars and also recommend good scholars in China and Asia-Pacific to EAGE. At the same time, I will try my best to help EAGE carry out business in China, expand the brand influence of EAGE in Asia-Pacific, and promote the global development of geoscience. Are there any particular education areas on which EAGE should focus to serve the needs of the China’s geoscience community? To promote Chinese students with universities and research institutions worldwide to carry out academic exchanges and cooperation is very important. East and west cultural exchanges help understanding of each other’s culture and history of advanced thought, as well as cultivate more young scholars who have a global vision and to solve global problems.   How do you feel about online education/ training made possible by modern technology, for example can it substitute for the classroom? Online learning can break the limitations of time and space, which is an important direction for education. However, face-to-face communication in the classroom is not only a way of learning, but also an important way to share emotions, to exchange ideas, and to inspire innovation. Although artificial intelligence tech-

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nology continues to advance rapidly, the spirit and ability of human’s innovation are still the reasons for the development of society. What are you personal research interests? I now mainly engage in reservoir geophysics and geomechanics. The research focuses on national demand, and the related theories and methods have been applied to conventional oil exploration for the South China Sea, shale gas and other unconventional petroleum exploration in western China, plus deep geological engineering projects such as carbon dioxide geological storage.   How do you stay current with developments in the oil and gas industry? I do think it’s very important to keep learning with industry experts, to discuss the leading scientific topics, to learn the latest technological achievements in different areas, and to understand the real demand of industrial production. I attend EAGE, SEG and AGU annual meetings and relevant workshops every year to learn the latest technology. In addition, every year I visit several domestic and foreign companies, such as CNPC, SINOPEC, CNOOC, and Saudi Aramco. I also invite a number of well known experts from global academia and industry to visit our group to discuss the latest research progress.   What are the career prospects like for today’s geoscience students in China? I work at a research institute, which is different from a university, so most of the students are

graduates pursuing Masters or doctoral degrees. Most of the Masters students prefer to work in the oil industry and become engineers. PhD students tend to prefer engaging in scientific research and to work in the enterprise research institutes, universities or scientific organizations. Are there significant differences working in China compared with your experience overseas? I worked in the industry abroad, and I work in academia in China. Universities and research institutions pay more attention to the cultivation of students, while industry pays more attention to the dictates of production. Universities and research institutions are more experimental, whereas industry is more focused on the applications in effect in actual production.   What has been the highlight of your career so far? There have been two main achievements: the first is that the theoretical approaches I proposed have been converted to production modules in seismic data processing software for oil companies and used in large-scale field production. The second is that I have carried out the research on microseismic data processing and analysis in recent years, and developed a software suite for microseismic projects. These have played a role in the shale gas exploration of China.   Tell us a little bit about how and why you got involved in geoscience? This is an interesting story with some accidental factors. When I was 23, I got my PhD in solid mechanics, and I had a chance to go to the United States as a geophysical postdoc. This was an attractive opportunity for a young person, because it would broaden my horizon instead of just immersing myself in the study of one major. I’m very grateful to my mentor Prof Gerard T. Schuster at that time. It is because of this experience that I now pay great attention to the cultivation of students and young scholars in inter-disciplinary exchanges and international cooperation.

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EAGE UPDATE

Student Lecture Tour China 2017 – Integration: the way forward

Participants in front of one of the most historical buildings in China University of Geosciences (CUGB).

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endrik (Henk) Rebel, former chief geoscientist, Shell China has paid a visit to four universities in Beijing and Qingdao to speak about his knowledge and practical

experience to the next generation of Chinese geoscientists and petroleum engineers. Henk is now working for AE&E Technologies in China as its vice president, geosciences and international new business development. During mid-October, he delivered student lectures at the China University of Geosciences (Beijing), China University of Petroleum (Beijing), Research Institute of Petroleum Exploration & Development (RIPED) and the China University of Petroleum (East China) in Qingdao. Henk was warmly welcomed by university representatives and students. His SLT lectures, attended by more than 25 students or researchers, focused on how gaming-changing technology and ‘4G’

Participating students from RIPED focus on the SLT presentation.

integration can improve exploration success and ways-of-working. It also aimed to open up student’s mindsets and stimulate them to ways of working in truly ‘joined-up’ integrated teams and subsurface data workflows across discipline boundaries.

EAGE/SEG workshop to unravel complexities of marine multi-component seismic

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AGE is collaborating for the first time with SEG in Kuala Lumpur to organize a workshop on marine multi-component seismic, scheduled for 27-29 August 2018. The workshop themed ‘Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow’ will focus on the rapid evolution of marine multi-component seismic over the last decade and consider various technical issues related to the application of the technology. Although the initial application of twocomponent seabed seismic was aimed at acquiring good quality seismic coverage around obstructed fields, the application

has advanced significantly so that obtaining high quality broadband multi-component seismic data is now possible. The technology has also been leveraged to improve seismic imaging below shallow gas clouds especially in South East Asia. Major advancements in instrumentation, survey design, data acquisition and PS converted wave imaging have played a key role in these advancements. However, the industry is still on a learning curve in terms of leveraging the full potential of PS converted waves. With this in mind, workshop sessions will cover: Evolution of

Seabed Multi-component Seismic Technology; Advances in Marine Survey Design and Data Acquisition; Case Histories; Advances in Multi-component Seismic Imaging; Data Interpretation Case Histories; Multi-component Streamer Technology; and Future Directions The workshop will combine presentations from scheduled speakers with ample opportunity for discussion in an interactive environment. To register your interest to participate in the workshop, please email asiapacific@eage.org or visit www.eage.org for details.

Conference to continue discussion on Myanmar’s oil exploration potential

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ontinuing on from our highly successful third geological conference in February 2017, AAPG, EAGE and MGS will join together again to organize a fourth conference in Yangon, Myanmar 13-15 November 2018. Levels of exploration activity have remained high with new exploration and appraisal wells

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being drilled, discoveries being made and 2D/3D seismic being shot. Benefits of Attending While in some areas that were licensed in 2014, exploration is still in the pre-drill phase, in other areas activities have progressed beyond first discoveries to an appraisal phase. As data is

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acquired, the understanding of the petroleum systems, both within industry and within academia, is enhanced and the full oil and gas potential is unleashed. This conference will provide the opportunity to understand the significant progress made over the last 20 months and network and share experiences with colleagues.

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CALENDAR

Breakfast talk proved popular in KL

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the talk by

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hearty breakfast of good food and stimulating discussion was experienced by all who attended the morning talks held in Kuala Lumpur last April. Over 50 participants showed up representing 20 companies. The agenda featured a talk by Troy Hampson, founding partner, DownUnder Geosolutions, on ‘Helping depth conversion with full waveform inversion – a case study’. This was followed by a highly technical talk by Prof Tariq Alkhalifah, professor of geophysics, physical sciences and

engineering, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) on ‘’What does it take to illuminate the Earth on all scales?’. The breakfast talk was very well received by the local geoscience community with requests for more such events. We would like to take the opportunity to thank DownUnder Geosolutions for sponsoring the event and invite any other sponsors out there to host similar talks for EAGE. Anyone interested should email asiapacific@eage.org and we would be pleased to host your company!

From left to right: Gerard Wieggerink (regional manager, EAGE Asia Pacific), Prof Tariq Alkhalifah (professor of geophysics, KAUST) and Troy Hampson (founding partner, DUG).

Prof Tariq Alkhalifah answering questions from Participants networking over breakfast.

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EAGE Asia Pacific Event Calendar November 2017

April 2018

September 2018

16-17 November EAGE • First EAGE Workshop on Seismic Inversion for Reservoir Characterization

11 – 12 April EAGE-HAGI 1st Asia Pacific Meeting on Near Surface Geoscience & Engineering

5 - 7 September 2018 Workshop on Unconventionals in China – The Next 10 Years

Perth, Australia | www.eage.org

Yogyakarta, Indonesia | www.eage.org

Cheng Du, China | www.eage.org

20-21 November APGCE • Asia Petroleum Geoscience Conference & Exhibition

July Educations Days Beijing 2018

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia | www.eage.org

Beijing, China | www.eage.org

December 2017 4 - 8 December EET 4: Seismic Imaging: A Review of the Techniques, their Principles, Merits and Limitations

July 2018

Yangon, Myanmar | www.eage.org

July Educations Days Kuala Lumpur 2018 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia | www.eage.org

Ho Chi Minh, Yangon, Kuala Lumpur |

July Educations Days Perth 2018

Vietnam, Myanmar, Malaysia | www.eage.org

Perth, Australia | www.eage.org

4 - 5 December 2017 EAGE Short Course: Geostatistics for Seismic Data Integration in Earth Models by Prof. Olivier Dubrule

27-29 Aug 2018 EAGE/SEG Workshop on Marine Multi-Component Seismic

Mumbai, India | www.eage.org

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia | www.eage.org

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November 2018 13 – 15 Nov 2018 Fourth AAPG/EAGE/MGS Myanmar Oil & Gas Conference

August 2018

Mumbai, India.

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