The American Rock Mechanics Association (ARMA) and Dhahran Geoscience Society (DGS) invite you to participate the 2018 ARMA-DGS Workshop: the Role of Geomechanics in Stimulations to be held on 3 – 5 April 2018 in Manama, Bahrain.

The ARMA-DGS workshop will focus on not only the breadth and depth of fracturing technologies but also their values through field applications.  Eight operators, fourteen service providers, and ten universities and national laboratories will present 33 technical topics.  These include geomechanics training, operator perspectives, technology highlights, and case studies.  A dedicated discussion session will explore collaborations among operators, technology developers, and service providers.

Come and join us.  For more details and registrations, click the following links:


Chair:  Gang Han – Aramco Service Company
Co-Chairs: Francis Elisabeth – Saudi Aramco; Khalaf Al Temimi – Dhahran Geoscience Society

Steering Committee

Peter Smeallie – ARMA
Juan Chavez Flores – PDO
Anastasia Dobroskok – Shell PDO
Xu Li – Shell Kuwait
Adel Qahtani/Osman Hamid – Saudi Aramco
Abdelwahab Noufal – ADNOC
James Kessler – OXY
Claudia Teran – YPF
Raul Varela – Tecpetrol
Gallyam Aidagulov/Safdar Khan/Hai Liu/Jose Ramon Cabrera Salavarria – Schlumberger
Munir Aldin – MetaRock Laboratories
Satya Perumalla/Tobias Hoeink/Ivo Nuic/Wael El Sherbeny – BHGE
Mohamed Khalifa – Halliburton
Reza Safari – Weatherford
Paul La Pointe – Golder
Tony Addis – Rockfield
Ahmed Abou-Sayed – Advantek
Joseph Morris – Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Sau Wai Wong – Rybkarock
Dale Walters – CGG
Branko Damjanac – Itasca
Brice Lecampion – EPFL
Mukul Sharma – UT Austin
John McLennan – U of Utah
Mark Zoback – Stanford
Maurice Dusseault – U of Waterloo
Thomas Finkbeiner – KAUST
Ahmad Ghassemi – OU

CLICK HERE to download the workshop brochure