Formation Testing SIG was established in December 2010 to advance formation pressure and sampling knowledge within the oil & gas industry.

Some general activities anticipated:

- SIG related meetings, workshops, short courses, and sessions at general/annual meetings

- Maintain contacts with other professional societies that are also concerned with formation testing

- Web-based information exchange, perhaps including posting of papers, experts list, question area

- Provide leadership for technical standardization activities or QA/QC related with pressure measurements or fluid sample acquisition

Our next SIG meeting is tentatively scheduled for March 2nd, 2016 at the Chevron Auditorium (1500 Louisiana St, Houston 77002). Theme of the meeting will be “Formation Testing in Deepwater”.

Click here for the Formation Testing and Sampling LinkedIn Group.

Steering Committee


Mayank Malik, Chevron

Vice-Chair Technology

Mark Proett, Aramco Services Co.


Haomin “James” Xu, Baker Hughes


Edward "Tex" Boratko, Independent Consultant