June 16, 2017: Tancredi Botto, Physicist and Principal Scientist at Schlumberger-Doll Research Center presented a talk titled, The Cosmic Ray Imager (CRI): a tool for density monitoring at the reservoir scale.

May 8, 2017: Tim Collet of the USGS presented his AAPG Distinguished Lecturer Presentation, Gas Hydrate Petroleum Systems Analysis in Marine and Arctic Permafrost Environments. Note the MIT MOG Club and SPE NYNE were co-sponsors of this event.

April 14, 2017: Romain Prioul, Program Manager Geomechanics at Schlumberger-Doll Research Center, presented a talk titled, Using Cuttings to Extract Geomechanical Properties Along Lateral Wells Unconventional Reservoirs.

March 31, 2017: The Boston Chapter sponsored a guided visit to Harvard’s Mineralogical & Geological Museum. Our host was Dr. Alonso-Perez, the museum curator.

January 13, 2017: Vegar Ravlo, Project Manager at Digital Rock Solutions Materials & Structural Analysis (formerly FEI), Thermo Fisher Scientific, presented a talk called, Applying Digital Rock Technology to Reservoir Characterization.

December 16, 2016: Dzevat Omeragic of Schlumberger-Doll Resarch presented Monika Vik Constable’s 2016-2017 SPWLA Distinguished Lecture, Looking Ahead of the Bit While Drilling: From Vision to Reality, of which he is a co-author.

November 2, 2016: Mayank Malik of Chevron Energy Technology Company and 2016-2017 SPWLA Distinguished Lecturer presented his talk, How Can Microfracturing Improve Reservoir Management?

September 30, 2016: Julie Kowan, Geomechanics Consultant at J. Kowan Consulting, LLC and Geomechanics Advisor at HXR Drilling Services, presented a talk titled, Wellbore Stability: Special Concerns for the Marcellus Shale.

August 5, 2016: Luis Quintero, SPWLA President and Global Advisor at Halliburton, presented a very interesting and entertaining talk titled, Petrophysics, Core of the Oil Industry.


July 8, 2016: Clotilde Chen Valdes,Ph.D. candidate in interdisciplinary engineering at Texas A&M University, presented her 2015 SPWLA Distinguished LectureImpact of Anisotropic Elastic and Petrophysical Properties on Stress Prediction in Organic-Rich Mudrocks.

June 2, 2016: Robert Kleinberg, Schlumberger Fellow, Schlumberger-Doll Research, presented a talk titled, Economics of Oil Production. This was a joint event with the NY&NE SPE Chapter.

May 13, 2016: Ravinath Kausik, Senior Research Scientist at Schlumberger-Doll Researchand Boston Chapter Vice President, presented his SPWLA Distinguished Lecture, NMR Relaxometry of Shale and Implications on Logging.

April 21, 2016: Oliver Mullins, 
Science Advisor at Schlumberger and SPWLA Distinguished Lecturer, presented a talk titled, Reservoir Fluid Geodynamics and Reservoir Evaluation.

February 26, 2016: Ralph Milliken, Professor of Planetary Science at Brown University, presented a talk titled, Hyperspectral Imaging for Mineral and Organic Analysis: Lab, Drill Core, and Space-based Applications.

January 22, 2016: Margaret Lessenger, President and Owner of Rimrock Petrophysics and Analytics, presented her SPWLA Distinguished Lecture: Subsurface Fluid Characterization Using Downhole and Core NMR T1T2 Maps Combined with Pore-scale Imaging Techniques.

December 3, 2015: Gary A. Simpson of Hess Corporation presented his SPWLA Distinguished Lecture: Using Advanced Logging Measurements to Develop a Robust Petrophysical Model for the Bakken Petroleum System. 

November 6, 2015: Manika Prasad of Colorado School of Mines presented a talk entitled Surface Controls on Storage, Stiffness, and Transport Properties of Rocks.

September 11, 2015: Susan Herron, recently retired from Schlumberger-Doll Research, presented a talk entitled Subsurface Composition and Mineralogy Determined from Nuclear Spectroscopy Logs and Core Measurements.