Welcome Note from Committee Co-Chairs

Dear Geomechanics Enthusiasts,

Welcome to the 2024 International Geomechanics Conference, to be held on 18 – 20 November in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Hosted by PETRONAS, the multi-disciplinary, multi-industry, and multi-society event is co-organized by 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), European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers (EAGE), the Society for Rock Mechanics & Engineering Geology (SRMEG) and the Malaysian Oil, Gas and Energy Services Council (MOGSC).

Showcasing the Role of Geomechanics for Sustainability and Energy Efficiency, the conference will provide a top tier platform to exchange geomechanics knowledge and experience, to connect global expertise and know-how with regional challenges, and to provide world-class training to young professionals and students.  The technical program will cover a wide range of geomechanics applications in energy storage, CO2 sequestration, petroleum, mining, geothermal, geotechnics, and environmental, present latest know-hows in rock characterization, in-situ stress, pore pressure, natural fractures, faults, tectonics, rock testing, geomechanics measurements, drilling, completions, stimulation, production, reservoir engineering, artificial intelligence, and data analytics.

This year marks the first time for IGS to present in the Asia Pacific region, thanks to our host, partner societies, sponsors, and over 85 global institutions in 30 countries.  Besides legacy programs such as the training program, Rock with Fellows, offered by Prof. Maurice Dusseault (University of Waterloo), Laura Pyrak-Nolte (Purdue University), and Derek Elsworth (Penn State), the President Panel with society presidents, social and culture activities, we will expand our reach to the communities and continue the “Educator Forum” with leaders of global universities to share best practices and challenges, and explore collaborations in research, faculties, and students.

On behalf of the IGS organizing societies and committees, we cordially invite you to join us and look forward to seeing you in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia soon.


Gang Han (ARMA), Fares Aboud (DGS), Sandeep Kumar Chandola (SEG), Mohd Redhani bin Abdul Rahman (PETRONAS) and Sarawute Chantraprasert(PTTEP)

Committee Co-Chairs, 2024 International Geomechanics Conference

Committee Chairman

Ir Mohd Yusri Mohamed Yusof

Senior Vice President
Project Delivery & Technology

Committee Co-Chairs

Gang Han


Fares Aboud


Sandeep Kumar Chandola


Mohd Redhani bin Abdul Rahman


Sarawute Chantraprasert