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. The workshop is expected to attract delegates from North America, the Middle East, Europe, Asia, and Africa, including operators, service providers and leading researchers from universities and national labs.

From rock characterization, in-situ stresses, natural fractures, to fracturing physics, modeling, and field operations, the workshop covers:

  • Rock Mechanics Training
  • Operator Perspectives
  • Technology Highlights
  • Case Studies
  • Collaborations

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Chair:  Gang Han – Aramco Services 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