AAPG/EAGE Tight Reservoirs in the Middle East

28 – 30 October
| Abu Dhabi, UAE

With the demand for energy increasing, the Middle East is stepping up its exploration efforts for additional hydrocarbon resources. Amongst these will be an increased emphasis on capitalizing on the abundant potential in unconventional resources. Tight reservoirs of the Middle East are expected to be a major contributor in meeting the energy needs of the growing demand worldwide.

This workshop is the outgrowth of continued cooperation between AAPG and EAGE to develop a series of multi-disciplined gatherings dedicated to understanding, completing, and producing tight sandstone and carbonate reservoirs. Our goal is to assemble industry leaders who will share their knowledge and expertise in unlocking unconventional resources with application to the Middle East. The workshop will provide access to and interaction with world class experts from multiple disciplines (geology, geophysics and engineering). A wide range of Middle East examples and solutions will be presented, including case studies, analogs and best practices which will provide an excellent venue to contribute, learn and network.

This workshop will aim to create a stimulating environment to address challenges and solutions facing tight reservoir development in the Middle East.


Program Committee:

Ali Al Mutairi (Co-Chair), ADMA-OPCO

Hafiz Al Shammery (Co-Chair), Saudi Aramco

Pierre Van Laer, ADCO

Sultan Dahi Al Hassani, ADMA-OPCO

Faaeza Al Katheeri, ADNOC

Hans-Christian Freitag, Baker Hughes

Ercan Ozer, Core Laboratories Intl.

Bart Vos, Fenix Consulting Delft

AJ Wardak, Halliburton

Edwin Lamers, PDO

Mohammed Al-Mahmoud, Saudi Aramco

Victor Hugo Noguera, Saudi Arabian Chevron Inc.

Christopher Fredd, Schlumberger

Andy Anderson, Weatherford


  • To follow
  • This workshop targets technical experts involved in exploring and developing tight reservoirs who are working in national, operating and service companies, as well as academic institutions.

Abu Dhabi, UAE

A destination for the discerning traveler, the emirate has something for everyone – from the bustle and excitement of a dynamic 21st century city to endless unspoiled beaches, year-round sunshine, pristine beaches, spectacular sand dunes and pulsating cosmopolitan lifestyle await every guest in Abu Dhabi. This emirate is known around the world for its massive oil reserves and majestic mosques with towering minarets. These, combined with the distinct Arabic hospitality and mystique – and world-class infrastructure – make Abu Dhabi an excellent destination both for the experienced and novice traveler. Abu Dhabi brings together old world charm and cosmopolitan sophistication in a clean and safe environment. It offers a distinctive blend of East and West that appeals to all types of holidaymakers – whether seeking the adventure of a new cultural experience, an action-packed holiday or simply a relaxing escape.

For more information please email aapgme@aapg.org.