Petersburg 2014

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Madagascar Workshop at EAGE-St.Petersburg 2014



The tentative 2013 ASEG Madagascar workshop agenda is the following:

9:00-10:00am Welcome and Background Installation

Speaker: Sergey Fomel

10:00-10:45am Madagascar Fundamentals

Speaker: ?

10:45-11:00am BREAK
11:00-11:45am Workflow I: An introductory exercise

Speaker: ?

11:45-12:30pm Workflow II: Finite-differences modeling & migration

Speaker: Paul Sava

12:30-1:30pm LUNCH
1:30-2:45pm Developing Madagascar programs

Speaker: ?

2:45-3:00pm BREAK
3:00-4:15pm Fast research with Madagascar

Speaker: Tariq Alkhalifah

4:15-5:00pm Contributing to Madagascar

Speaker: Sergey Fomel

5:00-5:30pm Discussion and wrap up


The Congress Centre of the Park Inn by Radisson Pulkovskaya hotel

  • Pobedy Square 1
  • 196240 St. Petersburg, Russia


The best way to register is by using the online registration form. You can also register using the PDF form and returning it to:

EAGE Europe Office
Registration Department
PO Box 59
3990 DB Houten
The Netherlands
Tel.: +31 88 9955055
Fax: +31 306343534

The workshop registration price varies from €75 for early-registration EAGE student member to €230 for late-registration non-member.

Pre-workshop Assignment

Please try to download and install the Madagascar package (stable version 1.6) in the days before the workshop according to the instructions on the left margin of this webpage. If issues come up, there will an opportunity to install the package at the start of the workshop. Remember to bring your laptop (Linux, Mac, or Windows) to the session!


  • Tariq Alkhalifah is currently a Professor of Geophysics at KAUST in Saudi Arabia. He graduated with a PhD from Colorado School of Mines, Golden, Colorado, in 1996, and served afterwards as a Post Doc at Stanford University. He used to be a devote SU Unix follower for most of his research carrier even as a Post Doc at Stanford (SEPlib people), but have recently seen the light and converted to Madagascar.
  • Luke Decker
  • Sergey Fomel is a Professor at the Jackson School of Geosciences, the University of Texas at Austin. He received a Ph.D. in Geophysics from Stanford University in 2001 and worked previously at the Institute of Geophysics in Russia and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Sergey started work on Madagascar (at that time named RSF for Regularly Sampled Format) in 2003.
  • Paul Sava is an Associate Professor of Geophysics and a member of the Center for Wave Phenomena at Colorado School of Mines. He holds an Engineering degree in Geophysics (1995) from the University of Bucharest, an M.Sc. (1998) and a Ph.D. (2004) in Geophysics from Stanford University where he was a member of the Stanford Exploration Project. His research interests are in wavefield seismic imaging, stochastic imaging and inversion, computational methods for wave propagation, numeric optimization and high performance computing.
  • Jeffrey Shragge is an Associate Professor with the Centre for Petroleum Geoscience and CO2 Sequestration in the School of Earth and Environment at the University of Western Australia. He received his Ph.D. (Geophysics) in 2009 in seismic imaging with the Stanford Exploration Project at Stanford University. His research interests are in the fields of seismic imaging (migration, time-lapse imaging and velocity inversion) and high-performance computing (parallel computation, GPU programming).