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The Biennial Geophysical Seminar 2022
Radisson Blu Caledonien Hotel, Kristiansand,Vestre Strandgate 7, Kristiansand, 4610, Norway Norsk Petroleumsforening WELCOME
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18. to 20. May 2022

WELCOME
The Biennial Geophysical Seminar 2022

Kristiansand

The Biennial Geophysical Seminar 2022

“The New Beginning”

The Norwegian Petroleum Society is happy to invite the geo-community both in Norway and abroad to its geophysical seminar the 18th – 20th of May 2022. The biennial seminar is now back in Kristiansand and is a popular networking event where recent achievements, case studies, industry trends and new developments in geophysical techniques are presented!

 

Geophysical Seminar postponed till 18 – 20 May 2022

Geophysical Seminar is one of NPF’s most popular conferences and there is a strong desire to physically gather in Kristiansand for both professional and social networking. Considering the unpredictable times we are in, we hope that postponing the conference till May will increase the possibility of organising a physical conference.

The seminar is set to be arranged as a physical event, but we will adapt the practical implementation in accordance with governmental advice and guidelines. In case of restrictions on the number of seats, participants are given priority according to the “first come, first served” principle.

The geophysical community finds itself in the crossfire between a world with mounting environmental concerns and an increasing need for cheap and reliable energy to preserve and develop the safety and quality of life for billions of people. The only thing we can say with certainty about the future is that it is uncertain and that we, as a geophysical community, need to adapt to the varying conditions.

 

The industry has already been through several years of drastic cost-cutting and re-structuring which was exacerbated by the Covid pandemic, but signs of recovery and normalization are visible. In this recovery the need for a wide range of geophysical methods will increase, not only for oil and gas exploration and development, but also for a wide range of new applications such as CCS, geothermal prospecting, windfarm prospecting, landslides, avalanches, or water resource mapping.

Confirmed keynotes: 

 

Capturing the value of seabed seismic, challenges in processing and interpretation

 Ross Milne, Lead Geophysicist, Aker BP    

Machine Learning in interpretation – bridging the gap between geophysics and the interpreters

Aina Juell Bugge, AI enthusiast and geophysicist, Lundin Energy, Norway

Next generation geophysical applications 

Martin Landrø, professor in applied geophysics, NTNU and Director, Centre for Geophysical Forecasting

Geophysical technology evolutions: a personal journey

Robert Soubaras, Chief Geophysical Scientist, Lundin Energy, Norge

The role of geophysics in the CCS world: the Northern Lights example

Catalina Acuna, Exploration Geophysicist, Shell

 

Abstract submissions:

The deadline for submissions have now ended. Thank you to everyone that have submitted an abstract and for the interest of attending the seminar in March.  We hope that we can soon present a program with real case studies from Norwegian waters where new technology has been applied such as hi-res seismic acquisition, processing and imaging tools, OBS, machine learning, neural networks, AI and new/innovative ways of interpreting a complex diversity of data. Furthermore showcase examples of geophysical methods used outside the oil & gas area, such as for CCS, mining, engineering, or monitoring of natural systems.

Special Offer for Young Professionals:

Bring a colleague under 30 for half price! Participant no. 2 or more under the age of 30 from the same employer receives a 50% discount on the conference fee. Contact the project manager tonje.raknes@npf.no for registration.

 

On behalf of the Organising Committee, we look forward receiving your abstract and hope to see you at the seminar in May!

NPF and the programme committee with chairman Vetle Vinje

 

We look forward welcoming students to Geophysical Seminar! 

Thank you to Shearwater, ConocoPhillips and CGG that have sponsored student participation this year! We welcome students to apply for admission to our popular Biennial Geophysical Seminar.

Students, senior year / Master / PhD can apply for free admission to the conference. To be applicable you must be a student at a Norwegian university or university college. The free admission includes conference participation, conference dinner, get-together and accommodation if needed.
Applications can be sent to tonje.raknes@npf.no

Student sponsors: 

 

    

 

Program

Wednesday 18. May

11:30

Registration and lunch

12:00

Welcome and introduction

Vetle Vinje, CGG

Field Monitoring, Multi-Azimuth

Chairs: Leila Bencherif-Sørensen, ConocoPhillips & Grunde Rønholt, PGS
12:15

Capturing the value of seabed seismic, challenges in processing and interpretation

Ross Milne, Lead Geophysicist, Aker BP
12:40

Johan Sverdrup Permanent Reservoir Monitoring: data processing and first 4D observations

Emin Sadikhov, Equinor
12:55

Permanent Reservoir Monitoring at Johan Sverdrup: 4D PP processing

Jack Kosky, CGG
13:10

Results of the first dual azimuth 4D seismic survey in Goliat field

Isaias Castillo, Vår Energi
13:28

Coffee Break

13:58

Addressing the imaging challenges of salt basins in the Barents Sea - combining streamers and nodes

Jan Erik Lie, Lundin Energy
14:16

Imaging ultra-high density streamer data with FWI velocities. Quad 35 Hybrid MC3D – the world’s first hybrid streamer and OBN survey acquired simultaneously

Jeroen Hoogeveen Geoex MCG
14:34

Full Waveform Imaging and Hybrid Imaging of OBN and streamer of Quad 35 data offshore Norway

Chris Walker, BGP Offshore
14:52

Enhancing reservoir and shallow target imaging with dual azimuth acquisition and FWI imaging: a case study from the Northern Viking Graben

Thomas Latter, CGG
15:10

Coffee Break

Chairs: Geraldine Dominique Vey, Aker BP & Lars Gunder Klefstad, Norwegian Petroleum Directorate
15:30

Reservoir properties estimation using an efficient MAZ towed multisensor streamer seismic

Julien Oukili, PGS
15:48

New technologies for deep-water sparse OBN imaging | Case study from the West of Shetland

Hazem Ahmed, Schlumberger
16:04

Snøhvit OBN re-processing for uncertainty reduction

Kristoffer Sundøy, Equinor
16:22

Towards clearer structural images inside SOAs at Eldfisk, the North Sea

Zhengxue Li, ConocoPhillips
16:40

End of conference day 1

19:00

Get-Together with tapas and drinks

Skybar - Caledonien Hotel, Kristiansand

Thursday 19. May

09:00

Welcome day 2

Acquisition and Imaging

Chairs: Geir Apeland, WesternGeco & Odd Petter Skogly, Norske Shell
09:00

Geophysical technology evolutions: a personal journey

Robert Soubaras, Chief Geophysical Scientist, Lundin Energy
09:25

Next Generation Marine Acquisition Equipment

Thomas Elboth, Shearwater
09:43

3D TTI Gauss-Newton inversion, data step-change in imaging of CSEM data

Dag Helleland Hansen, EMGS
10:01

Integration of diffraction imaging to support interpretation of sand injectites in Norwegian North Sea

Ørjan Pedersen, Aker BP
10:19

Coffee Break

10:49

Overcoming the challenges of model building with NAZ data using Time-Lag FWI over the Haugaland High

Andrew Wright, CGG
11:07

Estimating the Full Bandwidth Earth Model with Simultaneous Inversion for Velocity and Reflectivity

Øystein Korsmo, PGS
11:25

Towards elastic full waveform inversion: Challenges, solutions and examples

Ole Edvard Aaker, Aker BP
11:43

Lunch

Machine Learning / Reservoir

Chairs: Ben King, Equinor & Mark Andrew Ackers, Spirit Energy
12:45

Machine Learning in interpretation – bridging the gap between geophysics and the interpreters

Aina Juell Bugge, AI enthusiast and geophysicist, Lundin Energy
13:10

Seismic reservoir prediction using the “Probe” technology and rock physics feasibility modelling

Cathrine Holmsen, Petoro & Per Avseth, Dig Science
13:28

De-migration-based supervised learning for interpolation and regularization of 3D offset classes with examples from the Barents Sea and the North Sea

Vetle Vinje, CGG
13:46

Learnings from exploring the South Viking Graben using dense OBN, AI and machine learning

Sindre Jansen, TGS
14:04

Understanding Self-Organizing Maps for Seismic attribute data classification

Omar Rivera Herrera, Equinor
14:22

Coffee Break

14:52

Use of AI for Fault Identification in the E & P Life Cycle

Sander Hofker Berg, Spirit-Energy
15:10

Applied Machine Learning: Fault Identification and Mapping for Improved Fault Risking in the Ekofisk Reservoir

Knut R. Viten, ConocoPhillips Norway
15:28

Using Sim2seis modelling and stochastic inversion for reservoir model building – a case study from the Gråsel Field

Hamed Amini, Aker BP
15:46

The Tordis Statfjord oil discovery: Using far-offset seismic amplitudes for near-field exploration

Haitham Alassi, Equinor
16:05

End of conference day 2

18:00

APERITIF AND CONFERENCE DINNER

Friday 20. May

08:55

Welcome day 3

Energy Transition /CCS /Mining

Chairs: Espen Harris Nilsen, Lundin Energy & Adriana Citlali Ramirez, TGS
09:00

The role of geophysics in the CCS world: the Northern Lights example

Catalina Acuna, Exploration Geophysicist, Norske Shell
09:25

Designing a monitoring strategy for CCS projects

Michael Branston, Schlumberger
09:43

Sleipner CO2 Time-Lapse Monitoring – Broadband Processing Impact on 4D Resolution

Marta Wierzchowska, PGS
10:01

Coffee Break

10:30

Results from using water column data acquired by multibeam echosounder and SAR-satellite images in the Barents Sea

Rune Mattingsdal, NPD
10:48

Marine Minerals Exploration: Thinking Outside the Oil-and-Gas Box

Anna Lim, Argeo
11:06

The importance of high-resolution 3D seismic data for deep sea drilling: Results from IODP Exp. 396, Norwegian Sea

Sverre Planke, University of Oslo
11:24

Next generation geophysical applications

Martin Landrø, professor in applied geophysics, NTNU and Director, Centre for Geophysical Forecasting
11:50

Closing remarks and result from best paper

Vetle Vinje, CGG
12:00

Lunch

Have a safe trip home

Practical information

Members of Conference Committee:

  • Vetle Vinje, CGG Norge (Chair of Committee)
  • Mark Andrew Ackers, Spirit Energy
  • Ben King, Equinor
  • Espen Harris Nilsen, Lundin Energy
  • Odd Petter Skogly, Norske Shell
  • Leila Bencherif-Sørensen, ConocoPhillips
  • Geir Apeland, WesternGeco
  • Adriana Citlali Ramirez, TGS
  • Grunde Rønholt, PGS
  • Geraldine Dominique Vey, Aker BP
  • Lars Gunder Klefstad, Norwegian Petroleum Directorate

Venue:

Radisson Blu Caledonien Hotel, Vestre Strandgate 7, 4610 KRISTIANSAND

Conference fee:

NPF personal members NOK 8.900,- plus 25% VAT
Non-npf-members NOK 10.400,- plus 25 % VAT

Payment can be done upon registration by credit card (Master Card/Visa/AmEx) or by invoice. If the invoice needs to be changed due to wrong or missing information there will added a fee of NOK 150 to the total amount. All international payments must be approved before the conference starts.

The conference fee includes:

  • Exended Abastract/ Conference papers
  • Coffee/tea
  • Lunches

Abstract Submissions:

Deadline abstract submissions has now ended.

Membership of the Norwegian Petroleum Society (NPF)

We offer conference participants to purchase membership of NPF together with registration and payment for the conference. 1 year membership for conference participants is NOK 1,000.

Accommodation:

Radisson Blu Caledonien Hotel, Kristiansand is now fully booked. Please find alternative hotels in Kristiansand City Centre. 

 

Cancellations:

Cancellations must be received in writing by 30th April 2022, and will be subject to a cancellation fee NOK 2.000 unless a substitute delegate is offered. After this date, the full registration fee will apply, however, substitutions will still be accepted. Substitutions for registered delegates may be made at any time, but we would appreciate prior notification.

In case of cancellation of the conference by the Norwegian Petroleum Society, (NPF), the participant will be refunded the conference fee and/or the exhibition fee. Other expenses the participants may have are not refunded, and is not the responsibility of NPF.

Force majeure
Events beyond the control of the NPF – for example, but not limited to, extreme weather conditions, acts of war, terrorism, transportation shut-down (strikes or accidents), government regulation or advisory including travel warnings, serious illness or epidemics that makes it impossible to fulfill the obligations of conducting the conference entitle NPF to cancel the event without liability.

Programme changes:

It is sometimes necessary to change timing of the programme. The conference organiser will not be liable for any such unavoidable changes.

Contact:

For further information please contact:
Norwegian Petroleum Society
Tonje Raknes
Project Manager
tel. +47 983 06 117
E-mail: tonje.raknes@npf.no