American Rock Mechanics Association (ARMA), Dhahran Geoscience Society (DGS), Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG), Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG), Society of Petrophysicists and Well Log Analysts (SPWLA), China Society of Rock Mechanics and Engineering (CSRME), Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration (SME), European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers (EAGE), and Academic Partner, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM) are pleased to announce the 2023 International Geomechanics Symposium, to be held from 30 October – 2 November, 2023 in Al Khobar, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
This year, the multi-society multi-discipline multi-industry event will focus on the role of Geomechanics for Efficient and Sustainable Energy Supply. The symposium will kick off with a legacy training program, “Rock with Fellows”, offered by Priscilla Nelson on Mining (Colorado School of Mines), Maurice Dusseault on Energy Storage (University of Waterloo), and John McLennan on Geothermal (University of Utah), as well as a keynote by Mark Zoback on Unconventional Resources (Stanford University).
The technical program will cover a wide range of geomechanics applications in petroleum, mining, geothermal, energy storage, CO2 Sequestration, present latest know-hows in rock, in-situ stress, pore pressure, natural fractures, faults, tectonics, rock testing, geomechanics measurements, drilling, completion, stimulation, production, reservoir engineering, CCUS, hydrogen storage, geothermal, and new energies. The summit will be an international festival for all rock jockeys from operators, technology developers, service providers, researchers, educators, and students.