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).
It will play host to over 234 presentations in 30 technical sessions. IGS expects more than 450 technical attendees from more than 35 countries in six continents. This symposium is a global geomechanics summit for more than 140 of the world’s leading NOCs, IOCs, service companies, and universities. Focusing on the role of geomechanics in energy efficiency and sustainability, the technical program will cover a wide range of geomechanics topics, from CO2 sequestration, hydrogen, mining, geothermal to applications in petroleum exploration, drilling, completion, hydraulic fracturing, production, and reservoir engineering.