On 26–27 January 2014, The 6th International Scientific Winter School on Applied Modelling WSAM 2014 was held at the Beach Rotana Hotel in Abu Dhabi, UAE.


As a platform for open and cross-disciplinary discussions, WSAM is aimed at a wide audience of experts including, but not limited to, reservoir engineers, petrophysicists, specialists in applied mathematical modelling and geophysicists. It proudly continues to be organised and sponsored by TGT Oilfield Services.

For the sixth consecutive year, recognised scientists from various countries and specialists from TGT shared their findings and experience in mathematical modelling during lively, roll-up-your-sleeves sessions of the conference. With the number of participants increasing from year to year, WSAM 2014 gathered more than 150 attendees from Russia, USA, Malaysia and the GCC including representatives from Major Operators, such as ADNOC, ADCO, ZADCO, ADMA, PDO, Dubai Petroleum, Daleel, Gazprom, Petronas and Chevron, just to name a few. The conference was also attended by leading companies from the service industry.



Following the established tradition, the conference was opened by TGT’s Chief Technology Officer Arthur Aslanyan who thanked the participants and promised to deliver a new range of innovative solutions to existing problems in the Industry. WSAM 2014 lived up to these promises with about 30 presentations made over two days on TGT’s unique technologies. They covered state-of-the-art solutions for well and reservoir monitoring, multiphase reservoir flow modelling, well bore analysis, rock temperature modelling and well integrity, as well as techniques to analyse noise logging, magnetic imaging defectoscopy, pulsed neutron logging and open-hole logging data.



The conference sessions concluded with a round-table discussion where participants raised numerous provocative questions. A closing speech by Arthur Aslanyan was focused on current objectives and future opportunities, rather than past successes, and on ways to implement them before the next WSAM – a conference that is now bound to become even more productive and popular.