Speakers

H.E. Shaikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Khalifa

H.E. Shaikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Khalifa

Minister of Oil

KINGDOM OF BAHRAIN

Hisham Zubari

Hisham Zubari

General Chair

GEO 2020

Farouk El Baz

Farouk El Baz

Director, Center for Remote Sensing

BOSTON UNIVERSITY

Mohammed Y. Al Qahtani

Mohammed Y. Al Qahtani

Senior VP, Upstream

SAUDI ARAMCO

Olivier Le Peuch

Olivier Le Peuch

Chief Executive Officer

SCHLUMBERGER

Plenary session 2

Breakthroughs in Technology

Hans-Christian Freitag

Hans-Christian Freitag

VP Geosciences and Petroleum Engineering

BAKER HUGHES

Justin Murphy

Justin Murphy

Research and Technology Development Manager

EXXONMOBIL

Dawood Al Qassabi

Dawood Al Qassabi

Head of New Technology Implementation

PDO

Ashraf Tahini

Ashraf Tahini

EXPEC ARC Manager

SAUDI ARAMCO

Jan Smits

Jan Smits

VP, Technology Development

SCHLUMBERGER

Plenary session 3

Growing Talent

Orla McLaughlin

Orla McLaughlin

Global Recruitment Coordinator

EXXONMOBIL

Bader Al Munaifi

Bader Al Munaifi

Deputy CEO - South and East Kuwait

KUWAIT OIL COMPANY

Faiza Rahmatullah

Faiza Rahmatullah

People Development Director

PDO

Nabil Al Dabal

Nabil Al Dabal

Executive Director, Human Resources

SAUDI ARAMCO

Ghassan AlRegib

Ghassan AlRegib

Professor

GEORGIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

Malleswar Yenugu

Malleswar Yenugu

Director, Data Analytics

IHS MARKIT

Gabriel Guerra

Gabriel Guerra

General Manager, Digitalization

SHELL

Murray Hitzman

Murray Hitzman

Director

IRISH CENTRE FOR RESEARCH IN APPLIED GEOSCIENCES

Salim Al-Mahrouqi

Salim Al-Mahrouqi

Director General for Minerals Investments Affairs

PUBLIC AUTHORITY FOR MINING, OMAN

Waleed Khalil Zubari

Waleed Khalil Zubari

Professor Water Resources Management Program

ARABIAN GULF UNIVERSITY

Jerome Perrin

Jerome Perrin

Area Manager, Middle East and North Africa

BRGM

Mohammad Makawi Ashri

Mohammad Makawi Ashri

Associate Professor of Hydrogeology

KFUPM

Murray Hitzman

Murray W. Hitzman has B.A. degrees in geology and anthropology from Dartmouth College (1976), an M.S. in geology from University of Washington (1978), and a Ph.D. in geology from Stanford University (1983). He worked in the petroleum and minerals industries from 1976 to 1993 primarily doing mineral exploration worldwide and was largely responsible for Chevron Corporation’s Lisheen Zn-Pb-Ag deposit discovery in Ireland (1990).

Dr. Hitzman served in Washington, D.C. as a policy analyst in both the U.S. Senate (1993-94) and the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (1994-96). In 1996 he was named the Fogarty Professor in Economic Geology at the Colorado School of Mines (CSM) and served as head of the Department of Geology and Geological Engineering from 2002-07. His research in economic geology at CSM was focused on the Central African Copperbelt especially as regards salt tectonics.

In 2016 he joined the U.S. Geological Survey as the Associate Director for Energy and Minerals and served until late December 2017. In early 2018 he became the Science Foundation Ireland Professor in the School of Earth Sciences at University College Dublin, Ireland and Director of the Irish Centre for Research on Applied Geoscience (iCRAG).

He has previously served on the boards of a number of junior mineral exploration and mining companies and currently serves as technical advisor for the private company KoBold, focused on cobalt exploration.

He has received a number of awards including the Chevron Chairman’s award for the Lisheen discovery (1992), the SEG Silver Medal (1999), the Daniel C. Jackling Award by Society of Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration and the Des Pretorius Award by the Geological Society of South Africa (both 2015), and the Haddon Forrester King Medal by the Australian Academy of Sciences (2016).

Special Session: Minerals Exploration and Exploitation: Challenges and Future Opportunities

Wednesday, 18 March 2020 | 13:30 – 14:55

Farouk El Baz

Farouk El Baz is Research Professor and Director of the Center for Remote Sensing at Boston University. He received a B.Sc. in 1958 in chemistry and geology from Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt; M.Sc. in 1961 in geology from the Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy, Rolla; and Ph.D. in 1964 in geology from the University of Missouri, after performing research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA (1962-1963).

He taught Geology at Assiut University, Egypt (1958-1960) and at the University of Heidelberg in Germany (1964-1965). Dr. El Baz received an Honorary Doctor of Science, New England College, Henniker, NH in 1989; Professional Degree, University of Missouri-Rolla in 2002; Doctor of Philosophy, Mansoura University in 2003; Doctor of Laws, American University in Cairo in 2004; and Doctor of Engineering, University of Missouri (2004).

In 1966, he participated in the discovery of the first offshore oil in the Gulf of Suez by the Pan American-UAR Oil Company. From 1967 to 1972, he joined NASA’s Apollo program as Supervisor of Lunar Science Planning at Bellcomm, Inc. of Bell Laboratories in Washington, D.C. During these six years, he was Secretary of the Site Selection Committee for the Apollo lunar landings, Chairman of the Astronaut Training Group, and Principal Investigator for Visual Observations and Photography.

From 1973 until 1982, Dr. El Baz established and directed the Center for Earth and Planetary Studies at the National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Dr El Baz was selected by NASA as the Principal Investigator for Earth Observations and Photography on the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project of 1975. From 1982 to 1986 he was Vice President for Science and Technology of Itek Optical Systems, Lexington, MA. Since 1986, his research at Boston University applies remote sensing technology to archaeology, geography and geology.

Dr. El Baz served as Science Advisor (1978-1981) to the late Anwar Sadat, President of Egypt. In 1979, he conducted a journey into northwestern China, which completed his field investigations in all the major deserts of the world. He is known for pioneering work in the applications of space images to ground-water exploration in arid lands. Based on the analysis of space photographs, his recommendations resulted in the discovery of ground-water resources in Egypt, Somalia, Sudan, Oman and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

He is member of the Board of Trustees of the Library of Alexandria, Egypt, and the Geological Society of America Foundation, which established in 1999 “The Farouk El Baz Award for Desert Research” to encourage and reward excellence in arid land studies worldwide. He served on the Steering Committee of Earth Sciences of the Smithsonian Institution, the Arid and Semi-Arid Research Needs Panel of the National Science Foundation (NSF), and the Lunar Nomenclature Group of the International Astronomical Union (IAU). He is Chair of the U.S. National Committee (USNC) for the International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS), and committee member of the GMRA Water Prize and the International Geoscience Program (IGCP), both of UNESCO, Paris.

Dr. El Baz is President of the Arab Society of Desert Research and the recipient of numerous honors and awards, including NASA’s Apollo Achievement Award, Exceptional Scientific Achievement Medal, and Special Recognition Award; the University of Missouri Alumni Achievement Award for Extraordinary Scientific Accomplishments; the Certificate of Merit of the World Aerospace Education Organization; and the Arab Republic of Egypt Order of Merit - First Class. He is the recipient of the 1989 Outstanding Achievement Award of the Egyptian American Organization, the 1991 Golden Door Award of the International Institute of Boston, and the 1992 Award for Public Understanding of Science and Technology of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He also received the 1996 M. T. Halbouty Human Needs Award of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, the 2004 State of Nevada Medal, and Pioneer Award of the Arab Thought Foundation.

He is Fellow of the Explorers Club, Academy of Sciences for the Developing World (TWAS), African Academy of Sciences, Arab Academy of Sciences, Islamic Academy of Sciences, Academia Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Royal Moroccan Academy of Sciences and Technology, and the U.S. National Academy of Engineering.

 

Session: Opening Ceremony

Monday, 16 March 2020 | 17:00 – 18:30

Hisham Zubari

Hisham Zubari previously held the position of Deputy CEO for Tatweer Petroleum. He has over 30 years of experience in upstream oil & gas and has published 14 technical papers mainly on the management of mature Bahrain fields. Hisham is a country representative for AAPG and Chairman of SPE-Bahrain Section. He holds a B.Sc. in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin.

 

Session: Opening Ceremony

Monday, 16 March 2020 | 17:00 – 18:30

H.E. Shaikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Khalifa

His Excellency Shaikh Mohamed bin Khalifa bin Ahmed Al-Khalifa graduated with honours from the King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals with a B.Sc. degree. He completed his higher education in the United Kingdom with a Masters Degree from the University of Cambridge and an Advanced Masters from the Imperial College of Science. He also holds an MBA from DePaul University, Kellstadt Graduate School of Business.

He joined the Ministry of Finance, Kingdom of Bahrain in the year 1999 where he became Director of Government Shareholdings in 2005. During his tenure at the Ministry he worked on the privatization of key projects including the privatization of Power Plants, Seef properties IPO and Muharraq STP. He is a former Board member of The Bahrain National Gas Expansion Co., Lulu Tourism Co.

He was appointed as the Chief Executive of The Oil & Gas Holding Company in 2011. He is currently Chairman of the ‘National Oil & Gas Authority’, ‘The Oil & Gas Holding Company’, ‘The Bahrain Petroleum Co.’, ‘Tatweer Petroleum Company’ and is a board member of ‘Central Bank of Bahrain’.

Under the Royal Decree No. 45 for the year 2016, issued by His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, King of Bahrain, on 3rd June 2016, Shaikh Mohamed bin Khalifa bin Ahmed Al Khalifa was appointed as the Minister of Oil.

 

Session: Opening Ceremony

Monday, 16 March 2020 | 17:00 – 18:30

Waleed Khalil Zubari

Prof. Waleed Khalil Zubari holds the academic position of Professor of Water Resources Management at the Arabian Gulf University (AGU), and serves as the Coordinator of the Water Resources Management Program, College of Graduate Studies, and of UN Water Learning Center for the Arab Region at the AGU.

Waleed obtained his MSc degree in 1987 in the field of groundwater mathematical modeling from Ohio University and his PhD degree in 1990 in the same field from Colorado State University, and joined AGU in 1990.

Waleed’s teaching courses topics include Hydrogeology and Water Resources Management and Planning.

Waleed has published more than 90 research papers in peer-reviewed journals, book chapters, and conferences in the field of water resources planning and management, use of management and numerical models in the assessment, development, and management of groundwater systems.

He serves as a consultant for many UN organizations, including UNESCO, UNEP, UNDP, UNESCWA, and FAO and WB.

 

Special Session: Groundwater Resources: A Valuable Asset to the Middle East Region

Thursday, 19 March 2020 | 13:30 – 14:55

Salim Al-Mahrouqi

Salim Al-Mahrouqi obtained his PhD in 2001 from Imperial College, University of London. He has a total of 19 years of oil and gas experience in Petroleum Development Oman, occupying various roles in Exploration and Production assets.

Salim headed PDO’s Subsurface and Reservoir Solutions Team from 2012 to 2015. In 2015 he was appointed as Continuous Improvement Program Manager. He also acted as Secretary of PDO’s Lean Steering Committee headed by PDO’s MD.

Since 2017, Salim has been seconded to the Public Authority for Mining (PAM) as Director General of Mineral Investment Affairs. He played pivotal role in the facilitations of Tanfeeth Mining Labs as part of Sultanate of Oman’s economic diversification program.

Salim is the chairman of the Investment Facilitation Group, a multi-governmental committee facilitating fast tracking of mining projects in Oman. He is a member of several governmental committees in PAM including, Mining Permits, HR, Digitalization Transformation and Oman Mining Strategy.

Salim served in the Executive Committee of GEO 2018, GEO 2020 and Technical Committee of Oman Mining Conference and Exhibition 2019. Salim held the presidency of the AAPG Middle East Counsel 2017-2019 and has served on the judging panel of several Middle East IBA competitions.

 

Special Session: Minerals Exploration and Exploitation: Challenges and Future Opportunities

Wednesday, 18 March 2020 | 13:30 – 14:55

Mohammad H. Makkawi Ashri

Dr. Mohammad H. Makkawi Ashri is a hydrogeology consultant and an Adjunct Associate Prof. at King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, Saudi Arabia. He has 30+ years of practical know-how in technical consultation and professional training.

Mohammad has provided services to several national and international organisations and companies like Saudi Ministry of Environment, Water, and Agriculture (MEWA), Saudi Geological Survey, Saudi Aramco, Sabic, Maaden, Worley Parsons, Fluor Arabia, PetroRabigh, Royal Commission of Jubail & Yanbu (RCJY), King Abdul Aziz City for Science & Technology (KACST), Global Suhaimi Co., and Saudi Geophysical Office.

Mohammad is interested in groundwater resources management, geostatistical & numerical modeling, aquifer storage & recovery, aquifer risk & vulnerability mapping, aquifer remediation, and remote sensing applications to groundwater resources.

Mohammad has contributed to publishing and writing 100+ scientific articles, summaries, abstracts, and technical reports.

 

Special Session: Groundwater Resources: A Valuable Asset to the Middle East Region

Thursday, 19 March 2020 | 13:30 – 14:55

Justin Murphy

Justin Murphy is a Research and Technology Development Manager at ExxonMobil. Originally from Washington State, USA, he joined ExxonMobil in 2007 after completing a PhD in Structural Geology at Washington State University.

Early in his career Justin worked as a geoscientist in Exploration, working the Arctic, offshore Angola, and East Africa, as well as Production in the South Texas King Ranch fields. Starting in 2012 Justin worked supervisory positions in Business Development and then became Geoscience Advisor for the ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company in 2014.

Following this role, Justin moved to the position of Geoscience Project Manager for Guyana Development in 2016, working on the Liza Field development, and moved to his current role in 2019.

As Research and Technology Development Manager, Justin leads a multi-disciplinary organisation to discover, develop and deploy new technologies to ExxonMobil’s Upstream Business Development Company.

 

Plenary Session: Breakthroughs in Technology

Wednesday, 18 March 2020 | 10:30 – 12:00

Jerome Perrin

Dr. Jerome Perrin, PhD, senior hydrogeologist, is an international expert in groundwater resources management. He is currently the Area Manager for the Middle East and North Africa at BRGM (French geological survey) with the role to initiate and supervise geosciences projects across MENA region. Recent examples include water resources management in Oman and NW Saudi Arabia, groundwater quality in Jordan, water resources evaluation in Lebanon.

Jerome holds a Master degree in structural geology from the University of Lausanne and a PhD in hydrogeology from the University of Neuchatel (Switzerland). Prior to his current position, he carried out various projects related to water resources characterisation, evaluation, modelling across a variety of geoclimatic contexts (subsaharian Africa, Brazil, Europe, Middle East, India), for over 15 years (including 10 at BRGM).

Jerome has gained worldwide experience in hydrogeological studies involving both scientific research activities on complex aquifer systems (karst, fissured media) and technical expertise in a wide range of field investigations: geophysical methods applied to hydrogeology including well logging, drilling supervision, pumping tests supervision and interpretation, groundwater quality surveys. He has also experience in groundwater flow modelling and design of monitoring programmes.

 

Special Session: Groundwater Resources: A Valuable Asset to the Middle East Region

Thursday, 19 March 2020 | 13:30 – 14:55

Jan Smits

Jan Smits has 28 years of experience in technology development for upstream oil & gas. He started his career developing electronics and sensors for Wireline formation evaluation tools and since then has managed a range of technology programmes, portfolios and organisations for Schlumberger.

Jan’s recent roles have included VP of Engineering where he was responsible for the global Technology Engineering function and VP of Software Technology, which encompassed transforming Schlumberger’s software development towards data- and cloud-technology driven approaches.

In his current role as Exploration & Field Development Platform Manager, Jan’s objective is to drive the development of optimised systems for exploration and field development by combining science, engineering, domain expertise and digital technologies.

Jan has an MS in Electrical Engineering from Delft University of Technology.

 

Plenary Session: Breakthroughs in Technology

Wednesday, 18 March 2020 | 10:30 – 12:00

Ghassan AlRegib

Prof. Ghassan AlRegib is currently a professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. His group is the Omni Lab for Intelligent Visual Engineering and Science (OLIVES) at Georgia Tech. In 2012, he was named the Director of Georgia Tech’s Center for Energy and Geo Processing (CeGP). He is a faculty member of the Center for Signal and Information Processing (CSIP). He also served as the Director of Georgia Tech’s Initiatives and Programs in MENA between 2015 and 2018.

Ghassan has authored and co-authored more than 280 articles in international journals and conference proceedings. He has been issued several U.S. patents and invention disclosures. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE.
Ghassan received the ECE Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award in 2001 and both the CSIP Research and the CSIP Service Awards in 2003. In 2008, he received the ECE Outstanding Junior Faculty Member Award. In 2017, he received the 2017 Denning Faculty Award for Global Engagement. He received the Best Paper Award in the 2019 IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP).

Ghassan has participated in a number of activities. He is a Technical Program co-Chair for ICIP 2020 in Abu Dhabi. He is a voted member of the IEEE SPS Technical Committees on Multimedia Signal Processing (MMSP) and Image, Video, and Multidimensional Signal Processing (IVMSP), 2015-2017 and 2018-2020. He is a member of the Editorial Boards of both the IEEE Transactions on Image Processing (TIP), 209-present, and the Elsevier Journal Signal Processing: Image Communications, 2014-present. He was a member of the editorial board of the Wireless Networks Journal (WiNET), 2009-2016 and the IEEE Transaction on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology (CSVT), 2014-2016. Over the years, he served at various capacities with the IEEE Signal Processing Magazine and a number of conferences and workshops. He lead a team that inaugurated and organized the 1st IEEE VIP Cup, in 2017.

Ghassan’s research group is working on projects related to machine learning, robust learning, learning with limited labels, image and video processing, image and video understanding, seismic imaging, perception in visual data processing, healthcare intelligence, and video analytics. The primary applications of the research span from Autonomous Vehicles to Portable AI-based Ophthalmology and Eye Exam and from Microscopic Imaging to Seismic Interpretation. The group was the first to introduce modern machine learning to seismic interpretation.

Ghassan has provided services and consultation to several firms, companies, and international educational and R&D organizations. He has been a witness expert in a number of patents infringement cases.

 

Special Session: Intelligent Prospecting: Unlocking Hydrocarbon Potential Utilizing AI and Big Data Analytics

Tuesday, 17 March 2020 | 13:30 – 14:55

Gabriel Guerra

Gabriel Guerra currently has two distinct roles in Shell Exploration: Exploration Manager for Kazakhstan and General Manager Exploration Digitalization, based in London.

Gabriel is a geologist by background and brings a breadth of experience and energy, after 17 years in various exploration positions with Enterprise Oil and Shell. He also has been involved from the start in shaping and leading exploration digitalisation and is deeply involved in leading the digital agenda for Shell.

Gabriel hails from Rio de Janeiro, in Brazil, and is married with two children.

 

Special Session: Intelligent Prospecting: Unlocking Hydrocarbon Potential Utilizing AI and Big Data Analytics

Tuesday, 17 March 2020 | 13:30 – 14:55

Faiza Rahmatullah

Faiza Rahmatullah was appointed as People Development Director at Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) in November 2019. She is one of the three women leaders on the Company’s Managing Director’s Committee. In her current role Faiza is responsible for the company’s Human Resources function which includes Learning & Development, Talent Management, Omanisation, Recruitment, HR Policy, Remuneration and HR Business Partnering.

During a career spanning more than 30 years at Oman’s largest oil and gas exploration upstream company, Faiza has held a broad range of senior technical and non-technical roles in areas including Contracts & Procurement, Logistics, Information Technology as well as Human Resources.

Most recently she was PDO’s New Business Development Manager with responsibility for exploring new areas of value creation beyond the Company’s Block 6 Concession area. This included playing a prominent role in the establishment of the Sultanate’s first Energy Accelerator program and the Company’s diversification drive into renewables and marketing its services in core business strengths.

In 2011 Faiza was appointed as the first non-technical manager to lead PDOs Information Management and Technology department (IM&T), overseeing a team of 300 plus staff and managing the IM&T operations across the entire Company. Over the next 7 years she oversaw the department as the digital revolution gathered pace, changing the industrial landscape and ensuring that PDO adopted best in class standards.

Faiza gained invaluable HR experience during a 3 year period from 2008 when she was appointed to a newly created position of PDO’s Omanisation and Talent Manager. The first talent reviews were introduced during her tenure, designed to ensure a balanced talent pipeline for PDO’s senior positions. The time spent in role provided in-depth exposure to the full breadth of PDO’s Human Resources and people management efforts.

The early part of her PDO career was spent in Contracts & Procurement and Logistics including spells as Head of Fleet Services and leading the Supply Chain department with responsibility for a portfolio of around US$ 1 billion.

Faiza was awarded her Bachelors’ degree with distinction in Management and Marketing from Texas A&M University (USA) in 1992. Away from work she enjoys family life as a devoted mother of four and watching sport when time allows.

 

Plenary Session: Growing Talent

Thursday, 19 March 2020 | 10:30 – 12:00

Dawood Al Qassabi

Dawood Al Qassabi has over 23 years experience in the petroleum industry. He graduated from Sultan Qaboos University and joined Petroleum Development Oman in 1997.

Dawood has held different positions, gradually progressing from petroleum engineering geoscientist to project manager, to his current role as the corporate New Technology Manager at Petroleum Development Oman.

 

Plenary Session: Breakthroughs in Technology

Wednesday, 18 March 2020 | 10:30 – 12:00

Bader Al Munaifi

Bader A.S. Al Munaifi is the Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Kuwait Oil Company (KOC), leading South & East Kuwait Asset, the most important asset of oil and gas in terms of production, reserves, investment, and sustainability for the State of Kuwait, and one of the most important in the world.

Bader is in charge of all activities to guarantee and sustain the production of the South and East Kuwait Directorate, an asset with more than 1,900 employees. The South and East Kuwait asset develops the oil and gas production from the largest sand reservoirs in the World: the Burgan super-giant fields. Bader’s focus is currently placed on enabling and steering leap improvements in production optimization, facilities availability and reservoir management assurance, to match the production targets.

With a vast technical and managerial experience, Bader has been instrumental for many step changes in Kuwait Oil Company. His strength lies in successfully engaging teams to deliver ahead of schedule on key projects. Most relevantly, he led one of the most important paradigm shifts in KOC, transforming the drilling strategy from vertical to horizontal in the North Kuwait Asset, boosting the productivity and delaying water breakthrough. He also established the Long Term Planning Review and Certification for KOC reserves and was the driving force behind one of the largest increments in production of KOC achieved in one year: from 632 thousand OBPD to 760 OBPD in North Kuwait, grounded on the implementation of integration strategies of subsurface-surface activities and studies. Because of his unwavering focus on timely delivery and end results, he is constantly selected to lead upstream corporate initiatives, and sits at the board of directors of KOC.

A Kuwaiti national, Bader joined KOC in 1992, after graduating from the Colorado School of Mines (USA), with a BS in Petroleum Engineering. He has completed extensive technical and executive training programs, including those of Harvard Business School and at IOCs. Bader was appointed Manager Fields Development (NK) in January 2015 and elevated to Deputy CEO (S&EK) in February 2018.

 

Plenary Session: Growing Talent

Thursday, 19 March 2020 | 10:30 – 12:00

Malleswar Yenugu

Dr. Malleswar Yenugu is currently working as an Associate Director in Data Analytics at IHS Markit in Houston, USA. He obtained his PhD in geophysics from University of Houston. He received BS (Physics) and MS (Geophysics) degrees from Andhra University in India.

Malleswar gained experience in seismic attribute analysis and reservoir characterization. He used integrated approaches from seismic, well log and cores for successful characterization of conventional and unconventional reservoirs. Malleswar also served as an AAPG visiting geoscientist where he visited and offered guest lectures at various universities like Stanford, Univ. of New Orleans, Univ. of Tulsa, Univ. of Houston in USA and IIT-Bombay in India and Univ. of Algeria and served as a short course instructor on unconventionals and offered a webinar on applications of AI for SEG.

Malleswar published and presented at various international journals and conferences. He serves as an associate editor for Interpretation journal and as a special editor for Geophysics journal. He was also awarded the SPIRIT scholarship (2011) from ConocoPhillips and the Global Geoscience Award (2012) from ExxonMobil.

Malleswar’s research interests include petrophysics, rock physics, geomechanics, reservoir characterization and implementing AI techniques. He is a member of SEG, AAPG, SPWLA, EAGE, and SPE.

 

Special Session: Intelligent Prospecting: Unlocking Hydrocarbon Potential Utilizing AI and Big Data Analytics

Tuesday, 17 March 2020 | 13:30 – 14:55