Distinguished Speaker List
The SPWLA Distinguished Speaker Program provides local Chapters a contact list of persons in high industry regard who are able and willing to speak on certain topic(s) of interest at local chapter meetings. The persons below have been designated and have agreed to serve as SPWLA Distinguished Speakers for the year 2016-17. Some speakers have offered a number of options for topics; it is expected that the talks could be modified slightly to meet local interest. The talks proposed here are all amongst the top papers presented at the 2016 International 57th Annual Symposium, Reykjavik, Iceland. Please forward this list to your local chapter Presidents.
Distinguished Speakers list below.
Please ask chapters to contact speakers directly, and ask chapters to copy Regional Directors with this correspondence. There are some limited SPWLA funds to cover speaker travel expenses; in the past this has been reserved for speakers not associated with an operator or service company. If there is an issue with travel cost, please contact me in advance. In order to reduce the burdens on persons serving as Distinguished Speaker, please attempt to coordinate travel so that multiple chapters may be visited on a single trip. The speakers are also asked to contact local chapters to volunteer talks when it fits into their normal travel schedule.
I urge local chapters to make an extra effort for local university students to attend the Distinguished Speaker presentation by offering free or lowered cost meals and by informing students of the presentation through contacts with key professors.
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2016-2017 Distinguished Speakers:
Monica Vik Constable firstname.lastname@example.org Statoil ASA, Europe,
Paper MMMM, Looking Ahead of the Bit
While Drilling: From Vision to Reality
Carlos Torres Verdin and/or German Merletti, email@example.com; German.Merletti@bp.com,
BP, North America, Paper B, How Pore-Scale Attributes May Be Used to
Derive Robust Drainage and Imbibition Water Saturation Models in Complex
Stein Ottar Stalheim, firstname.lastname@example.org,
Statoil ASA, Europe, Paper AAAA, On uncertainty estimation and make use of
first order error propagation as integral part of petrophysical calculation.
Geoff Page and/or
Holger Thern, Geoff.Page@BakerHughes.com; Holger.Thern@bakerhughes.com,
Baker Hughes, Europe, Paper CCCC, Joint Interpretation of Magnetic Resonance
Fluid Volumes and Resistivity-Based Water Saturation A Missed Opportunity?
Jennifer Market, Jennifer.Market@Weatherford.com, Weatherford, North America, Paper DDD, Understanding Acoustic Data in Unconventional Reservoirs
Richard (Dick) Merkel, email@example.com,
Denver Petrophysics, North America, Paper GGG, Advanced Log Interpretation in Field
Mayank Malik, MMalik@chevron.com,
Chevron Energy Technology Company, North America,
Paper KK, How Can Microfracturing
Improve Reservoir Management?
Paul Craddock, PCraddock@slb.com,
Schlumberger, North America, Paper VVV, Assessing Reservoir Quality in Tight Oil Plays
with the Downhole Reservoir Producibility Index (RPI)
Boqin Sun, BSUN@chevron.com,
Chevron, North America, Paper PP, Using NMR to Characterize Fluids in
Unconventional Tight Rock and Shale
Oliver C. Mullins, firstname.lastname@example.org,
Schlumberger, North America, Paper NN, Reservoir Evaluation, Downhole Fluid Analysis
and Reservoir Fluid Geodynamics
Marco Pirrone, Marco.Pirrone@eni.com,
Eni S.p.A., Europe, Paper NNN, Specific Productivity Index from Nuclear
Magnetic Resonance and Production Logging: an Innovative Way to Address
Production Optimization and Reservoir Modeling Issues
Matthew Blyth and/or Pu Wang, MBlyth@slb.com;
email@example.com, Schlumberger, North
America, Paper PPPP, Dipole Shear
Anisotropy Using Logging-While-Drilling Sonic Tools
Denise Freed, firstname.lastname@example.org,
Schlumberger, North America, Paper L, A Physics-Based Model for the Dielectric
Response of Shaly Sands
Serge V. Galley, Serge.Galley@shell.com,
Shell, North America, Paper Y, Petrophysical Cut off Definition based on
Dynamic Reservoir Parameters
Alan Sibbit and/or
Ravinath Kausik, email@example.com;
firstname.lastname@example.org, Schlumberger, North
America, Paper UUU, Novel Determination
of Total Gas in Place (TGIP) for Gas Shale from Magnetic Resonance Logs
Previous years' distinguished speaker lists:
2015-2016 Distinguished Speaker List