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Proposed Themes

Themes include, but are not limited to, the following:

ACQ: Acquisition and Survey Design

  • Case Histories and Developments
  • Land Seismic
  • Marine Seismic
  • Data Compression and Drone
  • Seismic Acquisition Modeling
  • Other relevant topics

ANI: Anistropy

  • Theory and Processing
  • Applications
  • Kinematics and Velocities
  • Other relevant topics
  • AVOSI: Avo and Seismic Inversion
  • Case Studies
  • Algorithms and Methodology
  • Workflows
  • Other relevant topics

BG: Borehole Geophysics & Geomechanics

  • Advances in Borehole Geophysical Methods
  • Structural Imaging and Geosteering
  • Geomechanics
  • EM Methods
  • Other relevant topics

CEMS: Carbonates, Evaporites and Mixed Systems

  • Characterization of Conventional Carbonate Reservoirs
  • Characterization of Unconventional Carbonate Reservoirs
  • Jurassic/Cretaceous Carbonate Depositional Systems and Reservoirs
  • Lacustrine and Pre-Salt Carbonates of the South Atlantic Margins and Beyond
  • Lacustrine and Pre-Salt Carbonates: Reservoirs and Analogs
  • Mixed Carbonate and Siliciclastic Depositional Systems and Reservoirs
  • Pore Systems in Carbonate Reservoirs: From Nano- to Mega-Scale
  • Modern Technologies Applied to Carbonate Systems: Geologic & Multi-disciplinary Methods
  • Other relevant topics

CO2: Low Carbon Solutions/CCS

  • Resource Characterization for Carbon Capture and Storage
  • Hazard Prediction
  • Integrated Case Studies for Carbon Storage and CO2 Sequestration
  • Monitoring using Seismic Methods
  • Environmental Impact
  • Developments and Lessons Learned in Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Storage
  • Other relevant topics

DAS: Distributed Acoustic Sensing

  • Advances in Processing and Acquisition
  • Distributed Sensing Signals from Modeling to Acquisition
  • Monitoring in Unconventional Reservoirs
  • Reservoir Characterization and Low-Frequency Distributed Acoustic Sensing
  • Fiber Optics Applications for Completions Practices and Fracture Analysis
  • Other relevant topics

EMRS: Em Exploration and Reservoir Surveillance

  • Modeling and Imaging Algorithms
  • Monitoring and Interpretation
  • Reservoir and Fracture Monitoring
  • Marine Application
  • Inversion
  • Other relevant topics

FWI: Full Waveform Inversion

  • Case Studies
  • Cloud, Machine Learning, and Computation
  • Field Applications and Practical Issues
  • Elastic Full-Waveform
  • Inversion Algorithms
  • Novel Approaches and Workflows
  • Other relevant topics

GBMPS: Geochemistry, Basin Modeling and Petroleum Systems

  • Application of Geochemistry to Reservoir Characterization, Reserves, and Recovery Factor
  • Integration of Geochemistry with Petrophysics, Geology, and Engineering
  • Practical Applications of Geochemistry for Field Development
  • Integrated Workflows in Basin Modeling
  • New Applications of Inorganic Geochemistry from Exploration to Development
  • Seal Risk, Seal Capacity, and Column Height Prediction
  • Role of Geochemistry in Renewable Energy
  • Petroleum System Tectonics and Structural Styles: Lithosphere to Thin Section
  • Other relevant topics

GM: Gravity and Magnetics

  • Interpretation
  • Inversion and Data Conditioning
  • New Approaches
  • Other relevant topic

HPG: History of Petroleum Geoscience

  • Evolution of Major Technical Breakthroughs in Petroleum Exploration and Production
  • Advances in Technologies for More Efficient Hydrocarbon Extraction
  • Social Responsibility and Best Practices Adopted to Ensure Environmental Sustainability
  • Case Studies in Exploration and Development of Hydrocarbon Resources Over the Past 100 Years

INT: Geological and Geophysical Interpretation

  • Seismic Interpretation
  • Machine Learning in Assisting Seismic Interpretation
  • Seismic for reservoir Characterization
  • Seismic Facies Analysis
  • Other relevant topics

INTD: Deep Integration of Data and Disciplines

  • Successes and Challenges of Data Integration for Multi-Disciplinary Workflows+A40
  • Finding Hydrocarbons in Complex and Disparate Legacy Data
  • Advances in Reservoir Modeling
  • Data Management: Preserving Lineage, Quality and Quantity to Enable Data Science Workflows
  • Open Source and Open Access - Challenges and Opportunities
  • Impactful Cross-Functional Collaboration: Combining Earth Sciences and Engineering to Reap Rewards
  • The Alignment of Computing with the Present and Future Technical Needs of the Industry: Where are the Pain Points?
  • Innovative Petrophysical Techniques for Exploration and Exploitation
  • Applications of Cloud Computing and Quantum Computing to Geoscience
  • Ground Truth in Data Integration
  • Multi-Physics Data Integration
  • Other relevant topics

IPS: Induced and Passive Seismic

  • Array Analyses, Sources, and Back Propagation
  • Microseismicity, Distributed Acoustic Sensing, and Ambient Noise Analyses
  • Source Mechanisms, Processing, and Noise Analyses
  • Observations, Analysis, and Processes
  • Induced Seismicity: Research and Applications to Reservoir Development
  • Other relevant topics

MG: Mining

  • Case Histories
  • New Methods and Developments
  • Other relevant topics

MLDA: Machine Learning and Advanced Data Analytics: Theory and Special Applications

  • Interpretation and Properties Estimation
  • Geophysics: Novel Concepts
  • Modeling and Other Applications
  • Properties, Processing, and Inversion
  • Property Estimation and Model Building
  • Machine Learning – Insight and Opportunity in Conventional and Resource Plays
  • Visualization and Statistical Analysis - Discovering and Defining New Subsurface Trends
  • Other relevant topics

NEF: New Energy Frontiers, Critical Minerals, Planetary Geoscience

  • Coal, Coalbed Methane, Bitumen, and Heavy Oil
  • Gas Hydrates and Hydrocarbons of the Future
  • Geothermal Resource Assessment, Production, and Emerging Technologies
  • Critical Minerals for the New Energy Mix: Exploration, Extraction, and Economics
  • U, Th, He, H, and Other Energy Minerals
  • Extraterrestrial Resources: Moon, Mars, and More
  • Alternative Energy Sources
  • Other relevant topics

NS: Near Surface

  • Advanced Processing and Machine Learning
  • Imaging
  • Potential Methods and Interferometry
  • Seismic for Near-Surface Alterations and Voids Detection
  • Urban, Geotechnics, and Paleontology
  • Water and Environmental Issues
  • Other relevant topics

RC: Integrated Reservoir Characterization

  • Integrated Attribute Case Studies
  • Unconventional Methods
  • Seismic Techniques in Geological Characterization
  • Resolution, Attributes and Uncertainty
  • Inversion and Integrated Studies
  • Other relevant topics

RP: Rock Physics

  • Applications
  • Elasticity and Mechanical Properties
  • Recent Developments
  • Measurements
  • Other relevant topics

SILIC: Siliciclastic Systems

  • Reservoir Characterization of Siliciclastic Systems
  • Source to Sink: Basin Analysis and Tectono-Stratigraphic Interactions
  • Nonmarine Sedimentary Systems
  • Shallow Marine Sedimentary Systems
  • Deepwater Sedimentary Systems
  • Controls on Reservoir Quality and Rock Property Trends
  • Techniques to Determine Age, Provenance, and Paleoclimate
  • New Advances in Mature Siliciclastic Basins and Fields
  • Advances in Siliciclastic Systems Modeling and Prediction
  • Sequence Stratigraphy
  • Applied Paleontology and Biostratigraphy
  • Styles of interaction between Siliciclastic and Carbonate Systems
  • Other relevant topics

SM: Seismic Modeling

  • Practical Applications and New Innovations
  • Theory
  • Acoustic, Visco-acoustic and VTI Modeling
  • Other relevant topic

SPET: Seismic Processing: Emerging Technologies

  • New Developments, Novel Application, and Case Studies
  • New Methods and Applications
  • Processing and Imaging
  • Signal and Image Processing
  • Other relevant topics

SPMI: Seismic Processing: Migration

  • Enhancement of Imaging Algorithms and Applications
  • Improvement of Beam Migration and Applications
  • Least Squares Migration and Elastic Imaging
  • Novel Imaging Methods and Applications
  • Case Histories
  • Other relevant topics

SPMNR: Seismic Processing: Multiples, Noise, and Regularization

  • Land Noise Attenuation
  • Machine-Learning Applications for Noise and Multiple Attenuation
  • Noise Attenuation and Multiple Suppression
  • Ocean-Bottom Node and Land Noise Attenuation
  • Signal Processing for Coherent Noise Attenuation and Regularization
  • Solutions to Challenges for Towed-Streamer Marine Processing
  • Multicomponent seismic
  • Other relevant topics

ST: Seismic Theory

  • Theoretical Developments in Wave Propagation and Imaging
  • Theoretical Developments in Imaging, Inversion and Wave Phenomena
  • Other relevant topics

STGM: Structure, Tectonics, and Geomechanics

  • Petroleum Geomechanics: Exploration and Abandonment
  • Natural and Induced Fractures and Fluid Flow
  • Modeling Deformation: Analogue, Geometric and Numerical Approaches
  • Petroleum System Tectonics and Structural Styles: Lithosphere to Thin Section
  • Salt-involved Systems: Deposition to Diapirism to Dissolution
  • Structural Geology and Geomechanics in Unconventional Reservoir Development
  • Virtual Field Studies: Videography and Drone
  • Engineering and Structural Geology: Reservoir, Completions, and Production
  • Integration of Geologic, Geomechanical and Geophysical Observations and Models
  • Other relevant topics

STUD: AAPG, SEG, and SEPM Student Research

  • AAPG Student Research Poster
  • SEG Student Research Poster
  • SEPM Student Research Poster

SUS: Sustainable Energy Development and Environmental Geoscience

  • Lifecycle Linkages for a Sustainable Future: Sources, Sinks, and Economics
  • Geoscience and Technology to Address Risk, Environmental Impact, and Mitigation
  • Water Management: Source, Recycling, Disposal, and Valuation
  • Geoscience and Technology for Development and EOR - The Greening of Brownfields
  • Renewables and the Modern Geoscientist: Case Studies, Skill Sets, and Their Role in Energy
  • Making Sustainability Work: Incentives, Economics, and Policy
  • Applying Geophysics for Sustainable Development
  • Other relevant topics

SVE: Seismic Velocity Estimation

  • Case Histories
  • Multiparameter Estimation and Anisotropy
  • New Methodologies and Machine-Learning Approaches
  • New Methods on Tomography
  • Case Studies
  • Other relevant topics

TL: Time Lapse

  • Advances and Case Studies
  • Improvements in Time Lapse Analysis
  • Acquisition and Processing
  • Inversion and Quantitative Interpretation
  • Other relevant topics

UNCON: Unconventional Resources

  • Unconventional Plays in North & South America
  • Global and Emerging Unconventional Plays Evaluation
  • Basin and Play Scale Characterization of Unconventional Reservoirs
  • Reservoir Characterization and Development Strategies for Unconventional Fields
  • Shale and Tight Reservoir Characterisation
  • Shale and Tight Static Reservoir Modelling
  • Pore-scale Techniques and Case Studies for Characterizing Mudrock
  • Reservoirs Fluid Characterisation for Unconventionals
  • Predicting and Mapping Fluid Phase Composition
  • Geophysics, Geomechanics and Petrophysics for Shale and Tight Reservoirs
  • Advances in Geophysics of Unconventionals
  • Data Science and Advances in Analytical Techniques for Unconventional Resources
  • Unconventional Laboratories Testing and Analysis
  • Innovative solutions for Streamlined G&G Processes in Unconventional Evaluations
  • Recycling the Know-How and Best Practices Between Unconventional and Conventional
  • Future of Unconventionals
  • Other relevant topics

VSP: Vertical Seismic Profile

  • Borehole Seismic Measurements and Imaging
  • Interpretation
  • VSP/DAS Analysis and Imaging
  • Other relevant topics

special sessions themes

Proposed Special Sessions

Themes of SEG Special Sessions change from year to year to focus on the cutting-edge technology and to reflect interest from the geoscience community. Special Sessions are by invitation only.

Proposed Special Session themes include, but are not limited to, the following:

SGS: Special Global Session

  • Middle East: Technological Innovations in Hydrocarbon Exploration and Reservoir Characterization

SS: Special Sessions

  • Recent Advances and the Road Ahead
  • SEG/AGU Hydrogeophysics
  • Electromagnetic and Gravity Methods in Carbon Storage (CCS) Monitoring
  • The Role of Geoscientists without Borders (GWB) and Near-Surface Geophysics in Humanitarian Projects
  • Reserves/Resources Evaluation and Management - The meeting place of geoscience, engineering and economics for business - its past, present and future
  • Geophysics in Support of Characterization and Reclamation of Former Industrial Sites
  • New Instrumentation
  • A Career Advancing Near-Surface Geophysics from Rock Core to Watershed Scales: Recognizing the Achievements of Rosemary Knight
  • SEG Research Workshop Papers on Data Analytics and Machine Learning for Exploration and Production
  • SEPM Research Symposium