Workshop 14

Beyond Elastic: The multicomponent part of seismic Sunday June 9th | RoomΒ 


  • Adriana Citlali Ramirez (TGS)
  • Emin Sadikhov (Equinor)
  • John Brittan (PGS)
  • Espen Raknes (AkerBP)


The workshop aims to evaluate the current use of elastic theory, shear wave and velocity information, and multicomponent seismic measurements. In Geophysics we are equipped with algorithms, theories, and equations that explain elastic propagation, measurements, decomposition and utilizations. As practitioners, we are committed to understanding and addressing the unresolved challenges impeding the widespread implementation and use of elastic information crucial to subsurface characterization. We are eager to discuss this from a technical and business perspective.

The workshop will feature three key segments:

  1. The forgotten part of multicomponent measurements: Despite the comprehensive nature and high cost associated with OBN data acquisition, practitioners often underutilize approximately three-fourths of the available data, the elastic part. This segment will assess the status, amount of underutilized data, and challenges faced in fully leveraging these.
  2. Assessing the status and efficacy of current technologies: Delving into the advancements in elastic FWI and machine learning techniques for elastic property inversion, including challenges and cost relative to acoustic solutions. This segment aims to scrutinize whether current technologies are effectively reducing uncertainties at prospecting and drilling stages.
  3. Evaluating the cost-to-value ratio for end-users: Addressing the financial implications and benefits of incorporating elastic technology, discussions will center on effectively assessing the value proposition of elastic technology to end-users. Is the value clear at derisking prospects? What is the return-on-investment? Is new technology reducing uncertainties and enhancing exploration and production? What is the value for new energy solutions?

Participant Profile

R&D and seismic processing professionals

Students (Geophysics and related topics)

Workshop Programme

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09:30Welcome Remarks
Session 1: Innovative analytical geochemistry developments
Chair: J. Sterpenich (Georessources, Univ. de Lorraine)
09:35The different applications of mineral fluid inclusions in the renewable energies context. What can they add to conventional methods? – S. Renard (IFPEN)
10:05How to acquire thermodynamic and transport properties of hazardous gases in aqueous solution under geological conditions of pressure and temperature? – J. Sterpenich (Georessources)
10:35Studying the use of deep underground environments using micro and millifluidics tools – S. Marre (CNRS, ICMCB
11:05Coffee Break
11:30Measuring the temperature of geological processes with carbonate clumped isotope thermometry Geothermal fluid geochemistry – S. Bernasconi (ETH)
12:00Geochemistry in He and H2 exploration – B. Hauville (45-8)
12:30Q&A Panel / Round Table
Session 2: Geochemical and basin numerical applications for a sustainable environment
Chairs: A. Lemgruber-Traby (IFPEN), S. Mehay (SLB)
14:00Challenges in geochemical modeling of fluid mixing and fluid-rock interaction – T. Hantschel (Terranta)
14:30Machine learning to speed up reactive transport modeling in the context of the energy transition: Application to a hydrothermal dolomitization model for future coupling with basin modeling – N. Collard (IFPEN)
15:00Coffee Break
15:30Application of reactive transport modeling of CO2 in saline aquifers at basin scale – J. Hidalgo & A. Kauerauf (SLB)
16:00Q&A Panel / Round Table
Session 3: Geochemistry for climate and sustainable environment
Chairs: I. Kowalewski (IFPEN), S. Mehay (SLB)
16:30Round Table
17:00Wrap-up Discussion
17:30End of the Workshop