The third tight gas workshop being held in Oman promises to bring relevant technical and industry challenges to discuss in an open forum with leading experts. Exploitation and development of tight gas reservoirs have seen new industry considerations, as sustainability and the use of digital technologies become relevant to future operations. At the same time, discussions will include long standing challenges such as reducing uncertainties in petrophysical and geomechanical models to difficulty breaking down deeper formations, as well as managing the gas with substantial water production.

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A panel session is planned for discussing the energy security and energy landscape in future 10 years within the region. Breakout sessions will focus on best practices and overall full cycle planning. Keynote talks include regional analogues and comparison of geology, regional trends on stimulation, North America and Asia example comparisons.





Dr. Saleh Al Anboori
Director General of Exploration and Production of Oil and Gas
Ministry of Energy and Minerals


Statistics from the 2019 edition of the workshop*

95.1% of the attendees would recommend the workshop to others in their field

100% of the attendees rated the technical content as good to excellent

*based on the 2019 attendee survey


"If you are working on or involved in natural gas development, I strongly urge you to attend this workshop—to ask and listen, exchange ideas and solutions, hear experts and take part in breakout sessions, all with the goal of  getting a better understanding of how we can accelerate the exploitation of tight gas reservoirs strategically and sustainably."

Ghaith Al Hinai
Workshop Chair
Gas HCM Study Lead

Adam Donald
Workshop Co-Chair
Technical Director, Geomechanics and Acoustics


"Attendees can look forward to a panel session comprising of industry leading professionals from operators and service companies on their global view on challenges for tight gas including supply chain, investments for operations, and new energy transition."


"Energy Security is the biggest challenge faced by industry and countries across the globe. Developing indigenous resources and being self-sufficient is the need of the hour. The SPE Tight Gas workshop will address and answer all burning questions in the mind of young professionals and seasoned workforce."

Oumer Tahir
Technical Sales (OCTG) and Business Development Manager
Middle East, Africa, Turkiye, and CIS Regions
Hunting Energy Services

Mathew Paredes
Business Partnership Manager
Packers Plus


"There is a big push for renewables, but we cannot walk away from hydrocarbons. This workshop will answer why tight gas production is important and what its role is in meeting energy demand."


"Attendees will gain more knowledge about different challenges and techniques to develop tight gas reservoirs. Meet experts from different regions."

Mohammed Emera
Principal RE and Acting Study Manager
Shell Kuwait


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