Geosteering and Formation Evaluation Workshop by NORCE and NFES

Geosteering Workshop by NORCE and NFES

1-2 November, 2022
Stavanger, Norway

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There were reported technical problems during registration on Friday, September 30. If you have not recieved confirmation email, please contact Sergey Alyaev ( as soon as possible.

About the event

Due to the high cost of offshore operations in a harsh environment, the North Sea is in the top league in developing cutting-edge technologies for formation evaluation and geosteering. Many innovative solutions pioneered for the North Sea are now commercially available worldwide. Extensive research, technology development, and investments in innovation remain the key factors that provide more value for each well delivered in the region, keeping it competitive worldwide. With the increased focus on the green shift, the traditional hydrocarbon projects are joined by wells, which enable the energy industry in a broader sense. Motivated by the workshop’s success in 2019, NFES and NORCE invite you again to the Oil Capital of Norway (Stavanger) to meet other geosteering experts and share the ideas that would drive the energy industry forward in the following decades.


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The registration is now open. Due to the venue limitations the online registration closes on Monday, October 19.

Type Early price Late price Total seats
Before October 1 Before October 19
Delegate 2800 NOK 4100 NOK 50 late left
Student 400 NOK n/a no late
One-day n/a n/a Drop-in TBA

All registration types include full access to the workshop, lunches, and the conference dinner on November 1. For NFES members in good standing and students the registration includes the membership fee for 2023.


Booking of the Sola Strand Hotel

We have set aside 50 rooms in the hosting hotel from October 31 to November 3. To get the special price of NOK 1380 per room, the participants need to contact the hotel by email or on the phone +47 51943000. Please refer to booking number 42122 when you make your reservation. The reservations will be released soon after the early registration deadline, October 1.

To find more information about the hotel, visit the Sola Strand Hotel website.


The workshop will take place at a historical Sola Strand Hotel with panoramic views of the North Sea, the kitchen serves dishes with local flavors, and a spa where you can relax and discuss geosteering with new friends. The lunches and the dinner are included in the registration fee.


The confirmation from speakers are updated on September 30, 10:30.

Day 1
08:00 - 08:45 Registration
08:45 - 09:00 Opening
09:00 - 10:10 GW 09:00: Pete Heavey (Aker BP): An operator’s perspective on the geosteering journey, and where next?
09:35: David Selvåg Larsen (Vår Energi): Advanced geosteering workflows on the Norwegian Continental Shelf
10:10 - 10:30 Break
10:30 - 11:45 FE UQ 10:30: Kristian Fossum (NORCE Norwegian Research Centre) et al.: Verification of a real-time method for updating the geosteering earth model based on GAN
10:55: Pål Dahle (Norwegian Computing Center) et al.: Accurate reservoir description and well placement using distance data, zone logs and depth to fluid contact
11:20: Muzammil Hussain Rammay (University of Stavanger) et al.: Real-time estimation of geological layers' profiles in an anisotropic environment while accounting for model-error: A case study on the Goliat field
11:45 - 12:45 Lunch
12:45 - 13:45 DA opt 12:45: Kelli Randall (Chevron Technical Center): Data liberation driving efficiency and innovation in geosteering
13:20: Yasaman Cheraghi (University of Stavanger) et al.: What can we learn after 10000 geosteering decisions?
13:45 - 14:05 Break
14:05 - 15:20 GW 14:05: Ahmed Zarroug EL Sedeq (Schlumberger) et al.: Optimizing Real-Time GeoSteering and well placement by utilizing Two state-of-the-art drilling technologies on the Duva complex reservoir structure.
14:30: Luis Chacin (Halliburton) et al.: Ultradeep Resistivity inversions integrated to near-wellbore azimuthal LWD measurements for the successful delivery of geosteering objectives, a case from the Norwegian Continental Shelf.
14:55: Danil Nemuschenko (ROGII) et al.: Enhanced geosteering workflows using vendor-independent stochastic resistivity inversion module.
15:20 - 15:35 End of technical program
15:35 - 17:30 Geosteering Cup (sponsored)
17:30 - 17:35 End of day 1
19:00 - 22:00 Dinner
Day 2
08:00 - 08:30 Registraion
08:30 - 09:30 EM+ 08:30: David Pardo (University of the Basque Country): Machine learning for modeling and interpreting geophysical borehole measurements
09:05: Carlos Torres-Verdin (The University of Texas at Austin) et al.: Rapid 3D Modeling and Inversion of Deep-Sensing Borehole Electromagnetic Measurements Using Adaptive Tensorial Spatial Sensitivity Functions (Waiting for confirmation)
09:30 - 09:50 Break
09:50 - 10:40 FE UQ 09:50: Alina Shashel (University of Stavanger) et al.: Uncertainty analysis of Supervised ML predictions applied to lithology classification in Geosteering
10:15: Carl Fredrik Gyllenhammar (CaMa GeoScience AS): Calculating volume of clay to be used in seismic inversion
10:40 - 11:00 Break
11:00 - 12:00 Posters Sergey Alyaev (NORCE Norwegian Research Centre): Gamification of shallow geosteering
Carl Fredrik Gyllenhammar (CaMa GeoScience AS): Calculating volume of clay to be used in seismic inversion
: (Waiting for confirmation)
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch
13:00 - 13:15 Kahoot!
13:15 - 14:15 GW 13:15: Miklos Antics (GPC IP / GEOFLUID): Geosteering geothermal wells
13:50: Egil Romsås Fjeldberg (Aker BP) et al.: Innovative methods to integrate advanced LWD data set into the field development operations: Experiences and lessons learned from the Ivar Aasen field
14:15 - 14:35 Break
14:35 - 15:50 EM+ 14:35: Vladimir Druskin (Worcester Polytechnic Institute) et al.: Status of (sub-) joint industry project on rapid inversion of deep-sensing EM borehole measurements (Waiting for confirmation)
15:00: Nazanin Jahani (NORCE Norwegian Research Centre) et al.: Limits of detectability and resolution of deep-sensing borehole electromagnetic measurements from numerical modeling.
15:25: Rosamary Ameneiro Paredes (Halliburton ) et al.: Mapping Complex Geological Surface Morphology During Landing Operations Using 3-D Inversion of Ultra-Deep Electromagnetic LWD Data
15:50 - 16:05 Evaluation
16:05 - 16:20 Closing

Contributed session topics

  • GW Geosteering workflows and their applications: pre-job, real-time, post-job
  • DA opt Optimization and decision-making in geosteering
  • FE UQ Advanced formation evaluation for reduction of subsurface uncertainty
  • EM+ Resistivity inversion 1,2,3D and data fusion/integration
  • GT+ Applications of geosteering in geothermal and civil wells

Invited speakers

  • Pete Heavey (Senior Advisor - New Well Delivery, Aker BP) “An operator’s perspective on the geosteering journey, and where next?”
  • David Selvåg Larsen (Reservoir Geoscience Advisor, Vår Energi, Norway) “Advanced geosteering workflows on the Norwegian Continental Shelf.”
  • Kelli Randall (Geosteering Specialist, Chevron Technical Center, USA) “Data liberation driving efficiency and innovation in geosteering.”
  • David Pardo (Research Professor, University of the Basque Country, Spain) “Machine learning for modeling and interpreting geophysical borehole measurements.”
  • Miklos Antics (Managing Director, GPC IP / GEOFLUID, France) “Geosteering geothermal wells.”

Interactive activities

  • Online Geosteering Competition (sponsored)
  • Kahoot! quiz

Submit your abstract for poster session!


  • Extended to September 7. Deadline for abstracts considered for plenary sessions (150-500 words)
  • September 21. The final program is published, and acceptance notification
  • October 1. Early registration closes
  • October 19. Online registration closes
  • November 1-2. Workshop dates

Participants of the 1st Geosteering Workshop by NORCE and NFES, November 2019

Organizing committee

Technical committee

  • Frank Antonsen (Specialist petrophysics, Equinor)
  • Nigel Clegg (Geosteering Team Leader, Halliburton)
  • Jean Michel Denichou (Well Construction Measurement, Schlumberger)
  • Nils Andre Aarseth (Chief Petrophysicist, Aker BP)
  • Maurizio Mele (Production Geology and Petrophysics Knowledge Owner, Eni S.p.A.)
  • Igor Kuvaev (CTO, ROGII Inc.)
  • David Holbrough (Global Discipline Lead – Well Construction, Baker Hughes)