EAGE/DGS Jurassic Field Trip 2019

Advances in Jurassic Stratigraphy: New Sequence Stratigraphic Scheme for the Shaqra Group, Jabal Tuwaiq, Central Saudi Arabia

21 - 23 January
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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EAGE is delighted to announce the first edition of this Jurassic Field trip, which will be held in cooperation with the Dhahran Geoscience Society (DGS) and will focus on understanding the Jurassic history and tectonostratigraphic events of the Arabian Platform. The all inclusive 3 day field trip will present one of the first attempts to apply modern sequence stratigraphic techniques to outcrops to improve our understanding of the Jurassic system regionally and globally. Moreover, the field trip reveals for the first time depositional models that subdivide the Shaqra Group into genetically related sequences that are not always obvious from core, wireline logs or seismic data.

Please Note: This field trip is an extremely unique and exclusive first edition, thus spaces are limited on a first come first serve basis!


Field Trip Dates: 21-23 January 2019

Duration: 3 days

Accommodation & Meeting Venue: Marriott Courtyard Olaya Riyadh

Language: English

Instructor: Dr. Abdullah S. Al-Mojel (Saudi Aramco, Dhahran)

Disciplines: Geology, Reservoir Characterization

Level: Intermediate

Prerequisites: Participants should have a basic knowledge of sedimentology and sequence stratigraphy.

Participants’ profile: The field trip is designed for a wide audience of geologists, geophysicists and paleontologists
from beginners to experienced specialists.

What is included in the fee?

  • 3 Day Field Trip followed by a Discussion Meeting on the last day
  • Accommodation at Marriott Courtyard Olaya Riyadh for 4 nights on 20-24 January 2019
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner for all days
  • VIP Dinner evening
  • Transportation to and from the field in dedicated 4X4 vehicles
  • Visa invitation letter (if required)

Important Dates

Registration Opens 7 October 2018
Non-GCC Nationals: Registration Closes 25 November 2018
GCC Nationals: Registration Closes 13 December 2018
Field Trip Start 21 January 2019


Please note that for visa processing reasons, registrations from NON-GCC Nationals will not be processed after 25 November 2018. 

All nationalities travelling to Saudi Arabia are required to apply for a visa in their nearest consulate prior to their arrival in Saudi Arabia. EAGE will assist attendees in issuing a visa invitation letter, however all participants are responsible for their visa application.

More information on how to apply for a Saudi Visa: Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Ministry of Foregin Affairs