Next Generation Geophysical Land & Shallow Water Acquisition

23–25 April 2024JW Marriott Hotel Muscat, Oman

Workshop Overview and Format

This three-day workshop will hold several technical sessions, which will feature 20-minute presentations followed by 10-minute discussions delivered by keynote speakers on the subject matter. Each session will have break-out group discussions. Group discussion sessions will be conducted to allow participants to debate and comment on issues and challenges they encounter during their daily work. Session chairs will serve as discussion leaders during the break-out sessions. As a recap, at the end of the workshop, a closing session will be conducted to discuss the current practice and the way forward.

Workshop Description

Land acquisition has evolved at an accelerated pace in the last decade. A suite of new next-generation acquisition concepts has advanced into reality in large-scale geophysical surveys, 4D monitoring campaigns, and CCUS projects. Land acquisition embraces and is still enhancing the use of 3D WAZ, simultaneous blended broadband acquisition, distributed acoustic sensors (DAS), time-frequency electromagnetic (TFEM), microgravity, etc. Other acquisition technologies such as compressive sensing; single source and receiver design with various sensor types; wireless QC and data collection; permanent monitoring; and distributed source arrays are evolving to overcome challenges in an environment demanding safer acquisition and better seismic data quality at a lower, competitive cost.

Shallow-water acquisition, on the other hand, is generally more challenging than land or deep-water marine acquisition. Coastal areas require different equipment, techniques, and operational logistics than those used onshore as variations in sea-bottom sediments and tidal effects normally call for special data acquisition equipment and sophisticated fit-for-purpose processing sequences to ensure continuity of seismic information tying land to shallow water marine.

This workshop will focus on examining and conversing about current new advancements, the obstacles, and advantages they bring operationally and later at processing, and optimal practices around land and shallow water acquisition. Additionally, there will be discussions about the future of seismic acquisition within the current industry condition.

Technical Committee

Mohammed Al-Hosni

Conference Chairperson

Petroleum Development Oman (PDO)

Saif Messabi

Committee Co-Chair


Who should attend?

  • Operations/acquisition personnel from oil companies and contractors
  • Geoscientists and engineers with an interest in geophysical acquisition and processing
  • Students and staff from academic institutions
  • Equipment manufacturers and suppliers
  • Survey design specialists, data processors, and interpreters
  • CCUS renewables specialists

Registration Fees

For Student Registrations (please note, all student non-members must submit a copy of their student ID to to register for the event)

Registration fee includes: Coffee breaks (during meeting), Lunches (Tuesday-Thursday)

Full Registration Fee (begins from 26 March 2024 onwards) - US$1,610 (Member) | US$1,850 (Non-member)

Academia Registration Fee - US$850

Student Registration Fee - US$250 (Member) | US$350 (Non-member)