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April 16, 2021: Dario Reolon, Eni S.p.A, presented a talk titled, Unlocking Data Analytics for the Automatic Evaluation of Cement Bond Scenarios.
March 5, 2021: Erik Wielemaker, Schlumberger, presented a talk titled, Delineating the Geothermal Structure and Flow Properties in a Sub-Horizontal Well with the Use of NMR with Sonic and Image Logs in Multiphysics Approach.
January 15, 2021: Iulian Hulea, Shell, presented a talk titled, From Homogeneous to Heterogeneous Rocks - Understanding Fundamental Controls of Hydrocarbon Saturation: Perching Effects.
November 13, 2020: Julie Kowan, Baker Hughes, presented a talk titled, Conclusive Proof of Weak Bedding Planes in the Marcellus Shale and Proposed Mitigation Strategies.
December 6, 2019: Stacey Althaus, Aramco Services Company at Houston, presented a talk titled, NMR Measurement of Porosity and Density from Drill Cuttings of Unconventional Tight Reservoirs.
August 30, 2019: Zoya Heidari, Associate Professor, the University of Texas at Austin, presented a talk titled, Physics-Based Machine Learning Algorithms for Automatic Production- and Fabric-Oriented Rock Classification and Reservoir Evaluation through Integration of Multi-Scale and Multi-Physics Formation Data.
August 16, 2019: Chicheng Xu, Aramco Houston Research Center, presented a talk titled, When Petrophysics Meets Big Data: What Can Machines Do?
April 19, 2019: Robert L. Kleinberg, Boston University, Columbia University, presented a talk titled, Business Cycles & Innovation Cycles in the U.S. Upstream Oil & Gas Industry.
April 4, 2019: Alberto Cesar Ortiz, YPF S.A. Argentina, SPWLA Distinguished Lecture, presented a talk titled, What Have We Learned from Petrophysical Evaluation of the Vaca Muerta Formation during the Last 5 Years of Unconventional Shale Play Exploration and Development?
December 7, 2018: Michael Thiel, Schlumberger-Doll Research, presented a talk titled, Azimuthal Imaging using Deep-Directional Resistivity Measurements Reveals 3D Reservoir Structure.
November 2, 2018: Nicholas Bennett, Schlumberger-Doll Research, presented a talk titled, Borehole Acoustic Imaging using 3D STC and Ray Tracing to Determine Far-Field Reflector Dip and Azimuth.
June 22, 2018: Howard Herzog, MIT Energy Initiative, presented a talk titled, The State of Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) Technology and Policy.
May 4, 2018: Terrence P. O'Sullivan of Vapor Condensation Technologies LLC, presented a talk titled, Transient High Gamma Ray: A New Technology for Reservoir Characterization and EOR Process Optimization.
April 20, 2018: Justin Montgomery of MIT, on a SPWLA-SPE joint event, presented a talk titled, Spatial Variability of Tight Oil Well Productivity and the Impact of Technology.
March 30, 2018: Aidan Blount of Shell Oil Company, presented his SPWLA Distinguished Lecture, Lessons Learned in Permian Core Analysis: Comparison between Retort, GRI and Routine Methodologies.
February 28, 2018: Holger Thern of Baker Hughes, a GE company, presented his SPWLA Distinguished Lecture, Integrated Gas and Oil Zone Evaluation using NMR, Conventional, and Mud Gas Logging Data - A Norwegian Logging-While-Drilling Case History.
January 19, 2018: Fikri Kuchuk, Schlumberger Fellow Emeritus, presented a talk titled, Advances in Pressure Transient Testing.
January 12, 2018: Hannah Kaplan of Brown University presented a talk titled, Reflectance Spectroscopy for Organic Detection on Early Earth, Mars, and Asteroids.
December 1, 2017: Abbie V. Morgan, Petrophysicist at Aera Energy, presented her SP201WLA Distinguished Lecture, Petrophysics and Geology Intertwined: A Case Study of an Integrated Modeling Workflow.
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.
February 17, 2017: Paul Craddock, Research Scientist at Schlumberger-Doll Research Center, presented his 2016-2017 SPWLA Distinguished Lecture titled, Assessing Reservoir Quality in Tight Oil Plays with the Downhole Reservoir Producibility Index (RPI).
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 Lecture, Impact 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 Research and 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.
March 22, 2016: Nate Bachman, principal physicist and project manager at the Schlumberger Houston Formation Evaluation Center presented his SPWLA Distinguished lecture, Determination of Wettability from Magnetic Resonance Relaxation and Diffusion Measurements on Fresh-state Cores.
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.