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Distinguished Speaker Program

This 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 immediately below have been designated and have agreed to serve as SPWLA Distinguished Speakers for the year 2019-2020. The talks proposed here are all amongst the top papers presented at the 2019 International 60th Annual Symposium in The Woodlands, TX. 

2019-2020 Distinguished Speaker List

THERMAL MATURITY-ADJUSTED LOG INTERPRETATION (TMALI) IN ORGANIC SHALES (Paper 2019_JJJ)
Paul Craddock, Schlumberger

 

‘LOG-SOAK-LOG’ EXPERIMENT IN TENGIZ FIELD: NOVEL TECHNOLOGY FOR IN SITU IMBIBITION MEASUREMENTS TO SUPPORT AN IMPROVED OIL RECOVERY PROJECT (Paper 2019_EEE)

Yegor Se, TengizChevroil, Chevron


A MULTI-SCALE PATH FOR THE CHARACTERIZATION OF HETEROGENEOUS KARST CARBONATES: HOW LOG-TO-SEISMIC MACHINE LEARNING CAN OPTIMIZE HYDROCARBON PRODUCTION (Paper 2019_FF)
Marco Pirrone, ENI

DIGITAL ROCK TECHNOLOGY FOR ACCELERATED RCA AND SCAL: APPLICATION ENVELOPE AND REQUIRED CORRECTIONS (Paper 2019_C)

Nishank Saxena, Shell

 

CRUSHED ROCK ANALYSIS WORKFLOW BASED ON ADVANCED FLUID CHARACTERIZATION FOR IMPROVED INTERPRETATION OF CORE DATA (Paper 2019_AAAA)
Melanie Durand, Shell

 

EXPERIMENTAL INVESTIGATION OF MUD-FILTRATE INVASION USING RAPID MICRO-CT IMAGING (Paper 2019_EEEEE)
Colin Schroeder, UT Austin

 

INVESTIGATION OF PHYSICAL PROPERTIES OF HYDROCARBONS IN UNCONVENTIONAL MUDSTONES USING TWO-DIMENSIONAL NMR RELAXOMETRY (Paper 2019_ZZZ)
Harry Xie, Core Labs

 

THE FINAL PIECE OF THE PUZZLE: 3-D INVERSION OF ULTRA-DEEP AZIMUTHAL RESISTIVITY LWD DATA (Paper 2019_HHH)
Nigel Clegg, Halliburton, Computational Goescience

 

QUANTITATIVE INTERPRETATION OF OIL-BASE MUD MICRORESISTIVITY IMAGER VIA ARTIFICIAL NEURAL NETWORKS (Paper 2019_DD)
Zikri Bayraktar, Schlumberger


NMR MEASUREMENT OF POROSITY AND DENSITY FROM DRILL CUTTINGS OF UNCONVENTIONAL TIGHT RESERVOIRS (Paper 2019_BBBBB)

Stacey Althaus, Aramco Services Company

A NEW WORKFLOW FOR JOINT INTERPRETATION OF ELECTRICAL RESISTIVITY AND NMR MEASUREMENTS TOSIMULTANEOUSLY ESTIMATE WETTABILITY AND WATER SATURATION (Paper 2019_GG)

Chelsea Newgord, UT Austin

 

A MACHINE LEARNING FRAMEWORK FOR AUTOMATING WELL LOG DEPTH MATCHING (Paper 2019_S)
Lin Liang, Schlumberger


DEDUCTING DISPERSIVE PERMITTIVITY FROM LWD RESISTIVITY MEASUREMENTS (Paper 2019_VVVV)
Stein Ottar Stalheim, Equinor

 

ESTIMATING NET SAND FROM BOREHOLE IMAGES IN LAMINATED DEEPWATER RESERVOIRS WITH A NEURAL NETWORK (Paper 2019_M)
Bo Gong, Chevron


The persons immediately below have been designated and have agreed to serve as SPWLA Regional Speakers. The talks proposed here have been nominated by industry peers to be included in the SPWLA program.

2019-2020  Regional Speaker List


WHAT WE HAVE LEARNED FROM THE PETROPHYSICAL EVALUATION OF THE VACA MUERTA FORMATION IN THE LAST 5 YEARS OF UNCONVENTIONAL SHALE PLAY DEVELOPMENT
Alberto Ortiz, YPF S.A. Argentina, South America

 

TOWARDS 3D RESERVOIR MAPPING: INFORMATION CONTENT IN DEEP DIRECTIONAL RESISTIVITY MEASUREMENTS
Dzevat Omeragic, Schlumberger, North America

 

AN UNSUPERVISED LEARNING ALGORITHM TO COMPUTE FLUID VOLUMES FROM NMR T1-T2 LOGS IN UNCONVENTIONAL RESERVOIRS (Paper 2018_Y)
Lalitha Venkataramanan, Schlumberger, North America

 

IDENTIFICATION OF BYPASSED HYDROCARBON THROUGH THE INTEGRATION OF 3D RESISTIVITY IMAGING AND PULSED- NEUTRON LOGGING (Paper 2018_OO)
Luis Quintero, Halliburton, North America

 

FORMATION EVALUATION APPLYING DEDUCTIVE AND INDUCTIVE METHODOLOGIES. WHICH ONE TO USE WHEN CHARACTERIZING RESERVOIRS
Luis Stinco, Oleumpetra LLC, South America

 

LQC ... EASY AS 1,2,3!
Martin Storey, Well Data Quality Assurance, Asia Pacific


 

How to Book a Speaker?

Please contact the speakers directly, and copy your Regional Director with this correspondence. Speakers are not limited to their region, SPWLA educational budget funds are available to cover/offset speaker travel expenses. For assistance in travel reimbursement, please contact VP-Education Katerina Yared. 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.

Chapter officers are urged to make an extra effort for local university students to attend the Distinguished Speaker presentations by informing students of the presentation through contacts with key professors.

If you have any questions or issues regarding the Distinguished Speaker program, please contact VP-Education or the SPWLA office.

Building our Program

Regional Distinguished Speaker list is an evolving body where we will continuously welcome and encourage your feedback. We will also accept Regional Speaker nominations on a constant basis; feel free to email any nominations to vp-education@spwla.org