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Discover our programme of onstage content, courses and exhibition features that pave the way for geoscientists of the future.
What does it mean to be a petroleum geoscientist in 2020 & beyond?
Be inspired by keynote addresses from the pioneering Egyptian geologist behind the Apollo 11 moon landings and more.
New exhibition zones
Meet change-makers at the Digital Zone, and discover the next big thing at the Startup Innovation Zone during the free-to-attend exhibition.
What is the future of Artificial Intelligence in the oil & gas industry?
Artificial Intelligence is fast becoming a high priority. Experts from Saudi Aramco and Schlumberger highlight current and future opportunities in this exciting new digital world.
What is the next big breakthrough?
There is still a need to work on scientific and technological breakthroughs to the classical problems of exploration, drilling, development and production, but that is no longer sufficient. Hear new approaches to technology from Baker Hughes, ExxonMobil, Saudi Aramco and Schlumberger.
Unlock the secrets of Intelligent Prospecting
Intelligent Prospecting utilises the power of Artificial Intelligence and Big Data Analytics to improve productivity and increase the efficiency of extracting and integrating geophysical data with geological information. Get the inside track from Georgia Institute of Technology, IHS Markit and Shell.
How can I apply AI and Machine Learning?
This one-day short course focuses on the applications of AI and Machine Learning for different geoscience disciplines. Learn how geologists, petrophysicists, geophysicists, reservoir engineers and more are using techniques in their day-to-day workflows to reduce uncertainty and increase optimisation.
People from across the oil & gas industry converge in Bahrain to connect – to meet the people who will become important to their businesses and their future careers.
This year, our programme features lots of exciting events and formats, designed to help you build your network. Here’s how to connect at GEO.
1. Start in style at the Conference Opening Ceremony
Get into GEO mode at the Opening Ceremony at the Ritz Carlton hotel. Meet fellow delegates, hear this year’s inspiring keynote speakers, and enjoy the Gala Dinner with contacts old and new.
2. Connect digitally with the official GEO app
The GEO app makes networking easy. Search for people with similar interests, connect, message and arrange meetings at the show. You can also use it to swap business cards digitally with the QR scanner.
3. Grab a coffee and take in a poster session
Held daily during breaks in the programme, poster sessions are a perfect opportunity for likeminded attendees to get together. These alternative, informal sessions offer an environment to problem-solve, inspire and make meaningful connections in your area of interest.
4. Explore Arabia’s core
Journey to the centre of Arabia’s source rock sequences with a fascinating display of cores. On display throughout the exhibition, this is a unique chance to exchange ideas and interact.
5. Take in the show
A highlight for many delegates is the free-to-attend exhibition held in tandem with the conference. Meet over 70+ exhibitors from 20+ countries, showcasing state-of-the-art equipment, technological advancements and innovative services in the oil and gas exploration sector.
Take the classroom outdoors with a choice of 4 field trips for hands on insight into the Middle East’s petroleum geology systems at GEO. Here’s a quick rundown of the field trips available this coming year.
Middle-Upper Jurassic Outcrop, Jabal Tuwaiq
Designed for a wide audience of geologists, geophysicists and paleontologists from beginners to experienced specialists, this 2-day trip is a unique opportunity to visit
The Middle-Upper Jurassic outcrops along the spectacular Tuwaiq Escarpments.
The Awali field was the first field to be discovered in the Arabian Peninsula in 1932. The one-day visit will give participants an overview of the structural history of the island, facies architecture, evidences of geomorphological processes active on the field and present day oil and gas infrastructure.
Lower Cretaceous Carbonates, Ras Al Khaimah
Perfect for anyone interested in reservoir geology, this 2-day trip covers a wide range of both carbonate depositional environments, their tectono-stratigraphic settings, and their relationships. The carbonates, which will be visited at outcrop, form the most prolific oil and gas producing reservoirs in the Middle East.
Haima Supergroup, Qarn Mahatta Humaid
This 3-day trip takes in the Qarn Mahatta Humaid area in central Oman, Haushi-Huqf High in the eastern continental margin of Arabia. The field trip will visit the outcrops of the Cambrian to Ordovician Haima Supergroup that host the majority of the country’s gas and condensate tight resources at great depth in the sub-surface.
Hurry! Early bird savings on a full delegate pass ends on 15 February
There are only 15 weeks left until GEO! Take a closer look at some of the amazing new features you can expect, many of which are exclusive to this year’s conference.
1. SPECIAL SESSIONS
Get daily expert insights on special topics including Intelligent Prospecting, Minerals Exploration and Exploitation and Groundwater Resources in the Middle East.
Geological Interpretation Guided by Multiphysics
Experienced practitioners and people without a background in non-seismic geophysics alike will benefit from this one-day workshop. Participants will get a broad overview of how non-seismic geophysics is currently used in the industry.
3. SHORT COURSE:
IR 4.0 – The Role of Artificial Intelligence in Geosciences
All levels of experience and all geoscience disciplines will benefit from this one-day short course. Learn how geologists, petrophysicists, geophysicists, reservoir engineers and more are using Artificial Intelligence in their day-to-day workflows to reduce uncertainty and increase optimisation.
4. NEW FIELD TRIP DESTINATION:
Saudi Arabia has joined the list of field trip destinations this year. Discover the Middle-Upper Jurassic outcrop with expert guides from the Dhahran Geoscience Society.
5. CORE DISPLAY:
Source Rock Sequences of Arabia
Journey to the centre of Arabia’s source rock sequences with a fascinating display of cores. On display throughout the exhibition, this is a unique opportunity for students, geoscientists, academicians, industry and young professionals alike to learn, understand and exchange ideas.
6. IFP Energies nouvelles Brown Bag Luncheon Meeting
Lunch and learn with IFP Energy nouvelles about the latest characterization and integrated numerical modelling R&D projects.
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Over 4,050 geoscientists from 53 countries converged in Bahrain at GEO 2018 for 4 days of strategic dialogue and business opportunities.
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