Resistivity SIG - Fall 2017 Meeting

SPWLA is a nonprofit corporation dedicated to advancing the science of petrophysics and formation evaluation through well logging and other techniques applicable to exploitation of gas, oil and other minerals. Founded in 1959, the organization serves as a voice of shared interests for scientists in the petroleum and mineral industries, strengthens petrophysical education and increases awareness of roles petrophysics play in the oil and gas industry as well as the scientific community.

Nested under SPWLA and based in Houston, Resistivity Modeling Special Interest Group (Rt-SIG) is an active society of resistivity logging specialists and people interested in resistivity related formation evaluation topics. Rt-SIG organizes meetings twice a year, featuring cutting-edge technical presentations and discussions on resistivity formation evaluation topics.

The upcoming meeting will be hosted by Randy Gold, Director of Research for Wireline and LWD, Baker Hughes, a GE Company.  We are now calling for abstracts and presentations. Registration fee is $10 for students, $20 for SPWLA members and $30 for non-members.

Current speakers and presentations include the below. We still have other presenters to be confirmed, and space available for other speakers. 

Special Topic: Resistivity for Unconventional Resources

Interpretation of Electrical Measurements in Unconventional Organic-Rich Mudrocks

Zoya Heidari, Artur Posenato Garcia, and Archana Jagadisan, The University of Texas at Austin

Using Electromagnetic Methods to Detect Proppant in the Far-field

Terry Palisch, CARBO Ceramics

Forward Modeling and Inversion of EM Data in the Presence of Casing

Eldad Haber, University of British Columbia & Computational Geosciences

Applications of Depth to Surface Resistivity in Unconventional Reservoirs

Greg Nieuwenhuis, GroundMetrics Inc.

Applying Land-Based Controlled Source EM to Hydraulic Fracture Monitoring

Mark Hickey, Deep Imaging Technologies

Electromagnetic modeling of geology cluttered with infrastructure and other thin conductors: A finite element method for hierarchical model parameters on volumes, faces and edges of an unstructured grid

Chester Weiss, Sandia National Laboratories


3D Inversion of Logging While Drilling Data

Eldad Haber, University of British Columbia & Computational Geoscience Inc.

Application and Enhancement of UH's Fast1D Modeling

Michael Bittar, Dagang Wu, and Ji Chen, University of Houston

Depth of Detection (DOD) of Downhole Resistivity Measurements in LWD Application

Hu Li, Maxwell Dynamics, Inc.

Summary of SDAR Workgroup Activities and Lessons Learned

Fei Le, Sergey Martakov, Baker Hughes, a GE Company, and Michael Rabinovich, BP


DATE: Friday, October 27, 2017 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM (CDT)

HOST: Baker Hughes, a GE Company

LOCATION: The Auditorium, 2001 Rankin Road, Houston, TX 77073


$10 for students -  $20 for SPWLA members  - $30 for non-members


Secretary: Yinxi Zhang <>

Chair: Glenn Wilson <>

Resistivity Special Interest Group

The Resistivity Modeling Special Interest Group(Rt-SIG) is dedicated to the modeling, characterization, and application of resistivity logging for petrophysical evaluation.Founded in November 1995, the Rt-SIG is an independent, member-run, not-for-profit organization. It provides an open discussion platform to petrophysicists, scientists, log analysts, individual consultants, people from academia and etc to share (and explain) “strange” resistivity log responses and conduct high level technical discussions to acquisition, interpretation, and integration of resistivity wellbore data.

There are two meetings every year; one is in Spring and the other is in Fall.Announcements are sent out two months prior to each meeting to all of the members. Please feel free to pass on meeting information to those who may not be on our email distribution list. If you are interested in attending, but are not currently on the distribution list, please contact one of the Officers:

2016 - 2017 Rt-SIG Committee

Chair, Glenn Wilson, Burkay Donderici,

Vice-Chair Technology, Fei Le,

Treasurer, Hui Xie,

Secretary, Yinxi

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