SEG Honorary North America Lecture Comes to University of Houston

SEG Honorary North America Lecture Comes to University of Houston
More than 60 Attend the Special Event

SEG Honorary North America Lecture
Aria with the guests after the lunch buffet.
Every year, through the North America Honorary Lecture, the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) brings one of the brightest and the best geoscientists to speak at 19 locations. This prestigious lecture tour is a companion event to the SEG Distinguished Lecture Program.

This year’s talk features Dr. Aria Abubakar who leads Schlumberger’s Wireline and Logging-While-Drilling Product Development for electromagnetic, nuclear, and resistivity measurements and their joint inversion and interpretation. More than 60 people attended the event including faculty members, students and industry professionals. It was another successful event organized by SEG Wavelets.

SEG Honorary North America Lecture
Oyintari presented Dr. Abubakar with a souvenir from SEG Wavelets.
The title of Dr. Abubakar’s talk was “Joint Inversion of Multi-Physics Data for Petrophysical and Engineering Properties.” In it, he reviewed the upcoming joint inversion algorithms and workflows for integrating EM, seismic and production data through the analysis of advantages, disadvantages of each method.

Dr. Abubakar holds a Ph.D. (cum laude) in technical sciences from Delft University and was a researcher at Schlumberger-Doll Research Center, where he developed advanced modeling and inversion of electromagnetic and seismic waves. He also worked on algorithms and workflows for joint inversion of multi-physics data for both reservoir and wellbore-scale measurements.

He is currently an associate editor of the GEOPHYSICS Journal. During his career, he has published one book, four book chapters, more than 75 scientific articles in refereed journals, 150 conference proceedings papers, and 50 conference abstracts. In addition, he holds four U.S. patents, has five U.S. patent applications under review, and has presented at more than 200 invited and contributed talks at international conferences, institutes and universities.

SEG Honorary North America Lecture
Guests were glued to the presentation.
The event started with a spread of refreshments served outside the lecture room providing an opportunity for the guests to mingle. Oyintari Aboro, SEG Wavelets president, opened the event with welcoming remarks. He expressed his thanks to all for the excellent turnout and reminded guests of the opportunity for industry sponsorship of SEG Wavelet events. Azie Aziz, SEG Wavelets vice president, introduced the speaker.

Dr. Abubakar encouraged the audience to ask questions in each segment of his talk which was very interesting and interactive.

At the close of the lecture, Oyintari took the stage again to present Dr. Abubakar with a token of appreciation from the SEG Wavelets. The event concluded with a lunch buffet in the SR1 Second Floor Common Area.

- Azie Aziz on behalf of SEG Wavelets