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SPE/SEG Joint Applied Technology Workshop: Giant Fields Monitoring – Are We Doing It Right?


12 – 13 February 2013

Dubai, UAE | Amwaj Rotana Hotel

About this Workshop


Modern day reservoir monitoring is often linked with the intelligent field which depends on continuous monitoring of surface and subsurface field operating conditions, the assimilation and analysis of vast volumes of complex data from diverse sources, automated recommendation of corrective and proactive actions, and optimisation of total asset over its life cycle.

In this workshop we will address the most commonly used field monitoring and surveillance methods and/or workflows, and we will be focusing on the following:

  • Oil and gas field reservoirs performance monitoring (surveillance, networks and plants, etc.)
  • Remote monitoring operation (smart well completion)
  • Permanent monitoring systems (real-time data, SCADA)
  • Field optimal efficiency
  • Giant Field Monitoring Field Case (Saudi Aramco)
  • Simulation
  • Data acquisition

Who Should Attend

The workshop is mainly addressed to oil and gas professionals involved in reservoir monitoring e.g. reservoir and production engineers, integrationists, subsurface studies project managers and leaders, field development experts, geoscientists, EOR experts, planning engineers and researchers.

Visa Information

SPE Middle East, North Africa, and India will assist in providing a visa invitation letter, upon request in writing, to confirmed registrants after receiving full payment of registration fees. Visa invitation letters take five days to issue from the date of request and it is the delegate's responsibility to obtain their own visa. SPE cannot issue the visa nor can we guarantee it will be obtained.

Workshop Guidelines


Two (2) days of informal discussions prompted by selected keynote presentations and discussions. Workshops maximise the exchange of ideas among attendees and presenters through brief technical presentations followed by extended Q&A periods. Focused topics attract an informed audience eager to discuss issues critical to advancing both technology and best practices. The majority of the presentations are in the form of case studies, highlighting engineering achievements and lessons learnt. In order to stimulate frank discussion, no proceedings are published and the press is not invited to attend.


  • Proceedings will not be published; therefore, formal papers and handouts are not expected from speakers.
  • Work in progress, new ideas and interesting projects are sought.
  • Professionally-prepared visual aids are not required; handwritten view graphs are entirely acceptable.
  • Note-taking by participants is encouraged.

Poster Session

The Steering Committee encourages registrations from professionals who are able to prepare and present a poster on a relevant project. For further details kindly contact Norvie Tungcul, event manager at


Registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. The Steering Committee encourages attendance from those who can contribute to the workshop most effectively either in discussions or with posters. A mix of attendees in terms of geographic origin, companies and disciplines will be encouraged.

Workshop Deliverables

  • The Steering Committee will appoint a “scribe” to record the discussions and to produce the full workshop report for SPE.
  • This report will be circulated to all attendees as the workshop deliverable within 4–6 weeks following the workshop. The copyright of the report is with SPE.
  • PowerPoint presentation materials will be posted on a specific SPE URL address after the workshop Provision of the materials by the speakers will signify their permission for SPE to do so.


In keeping with ATW objectives and the SPE mission, commercialism in posters or presentations will not be permitted. Company logos must be limited to the title slide and used only to indicate the affiliation of the presenter and others involved in the work.

Attendance Certificate

All attendees will receive an attendance certificate attesting to their participation in the workshop. This certificate will be provided in exchange for a completed Workshop Questionnaire.

Continuing Education Units

Attendees at this workshop qualify for SPE Continuing Education Units (CEU) at the rate of 0.1 CEU per hour of the workshop.