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SEG participation signals Aramco's geophysical excellence


Abrar Al Abbad presented on the evaluation of flow properties and rock microstructure in sandstones with a complex pore system using X-ray microcomputed tomography.


The world needs a healthy geophysical industry. Connecting applied geophysics to the business is more important than ever as operators look to lower costs and identify economically viable exploration and production opportunities.

That was the message during the opening plenary session for this year’s Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) International Exposition and 87th annual meeting.

The quality of seismic data and the analysis provided by geophysics professionals enables companies to make the best choices and be successful. The next generation of geophysics will call for even more computational power with exascale computing — computing capable of a billion billion calculations per second — to process the data from complex geological structures.


Aramco also participated in two post-conference workshops, including hosting a special workshop featuring a presentation on innovative seismic acquisition technology. 

The technical focus of SEG was rivaled this year by the recognition of the social contributions of applied geophysics throughout the world. The SEG Foundation’s Geoscientists without Borders supports humanitarian applications of geoscience around the world by helping communities facing environmental hardship and environmental disasters such as severe water shortages and threats of earthquakes and tsunamis. This was highlighted because the SEG conference was the first major conference to be held at the George R. Brown Convention Center in downtown Houston since hurricane Harvey — one of the costliest natural disasters in U.S. history — impacted the city.

Aramco served as a titanium sponsor and participated in the exhibition show floor with approximately 700 attendees stopping by the stand to hear in-booth presentations and learn more about the company.

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