Workshop details Red Sea exploration issues

Offshore staff

DHAHRAN, Saudi Arabia – King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) recently staged a workshop on the technical challenges of exploration in the Red Sea.

The event drew more than 100 participants from Saudi Aramco’s Exploration organization in addition to academics and laboratory directors from KAUST.

Much of the Red Sea remains barely explored. Characteristics of the region include a rough seafloor topography and complicated geology beneath thick salt deposits.

Aramco also faces the dilemma of how to preserve the Red Sea’s pristine ecosystem.

Topics during the workshop included seismic and sub-salt imaging technologies; visualization and supercomputing; rift, crust, and mantle models that shaped up the Red Sea; active faults and volcanism; bioactivity; heat flow and hydrocarbon seeps in the Red Sea; and integrated observations of ecology. 


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