SEG, AAPG and SEPM International Meeting for Applied Geoscience & Energy (IMAGE) Denver 2021

The 1st Annual SEG, AAPG and SEPM joint exposition is held this year at the Colorado Convention Center, in downtown Denver, Colorado. The conference programme represents the first time the Society of Exploration Geophysics, the American Association of Petroleum Geoscientists and the Society for Sedimentary Geology have come together to host an exhibition. This is perhaps a sign of our times, with both Covid and the Energy Transition decimating attendance figures for these three, typically high-profile conferences, with the three societies agreeing earlier this year to hold this integrated annual meeting over the next five years, the first of which will be a hybrid event held from 26 September to 1 October 2021.

The main technical programme will be available in person as well as the sessions being broadcast online. The comprehensive technical program will feature more than 1,000 presentations, nearly 200 sessions, 14 post-convention workshops, 10 special sessions, five field trips, countless networking opportunities, and a joint exhibition showcasing the latest geoscience products and technologies.

Despite the relatively high oil price being close to $80 a barrel, there is a lot of uncertainty within the industry now, especially around the topic of burning fossil fuels as part of our energy production. Historically, this oil price would see all basins globally being financially viable and we would witness a sharp rise in exploration over the preceding months, however with COP26 around the corner, taking place in Glasgow in November, it would seem as though the oil and gas industry is holding its breath, waiting for a clearer picture of what the politicians decide to do with respect to meeting the 1.5°C climate change target.

It is important to remember that the same technologies employed by the oil and gas industry for extracting fossils fuels are the same that the world requires for the placement of wind turbines, geothermal and carbon capture and storage projects, with the scientific understanding of the subsurface in terms of the lithology and the precise location in depth being an integral part of the solution to meet our climate objectives.

Accurate time to depth conversion is even more significant, especially as we expand our efforts toward more greener disciplines, and explore more geologically complex areas, where the sensitivity of the velocity model becomes more crucial for robust prediction of depth.


We will be demonstrating the recent developments in Kingdom VelPAK and Velit for Petrel, including the grid-based calibration of seismic processing velocities, the Reporting module and a number of user focused enhancements aimed at making the software quicker to process in several key areas.


We will also be discussing our upcoming roadmap for our Pre-Stack Inversion module that will feature as part of the 2020 release of Kingdom Seismic Inversion and InSeis for Petrel.


If you would like to come and see how we can help you make the right decisions in depth and see the results for yourself, then you can contact us to arrange a private demonstration at


We look forward to seeing you there!