Formation Testing SIG (FTSIG) was established in December 2010 to advance formation pressure and sampling knowledge



07/12 – The FT SIG steering committee team recognized the importance of keeping our formation testing and sampling community connected. We are planning to have our annual technical meeting on October 19th, 2021. It will be in Houston, TX with the opportunity for people to connect virtually. Please stay in the look for news about the event.

07/12 – We want to welcome Irina Baca Espinoza ( Irina Baca Espinoza | LinkedIn ) from Weatherford to the FT SIG steering committee. Irina brings a wealth of experience on reservoir engineering and petrophysics to the team. Irina is been an active committee member of the technical Oil and Gas conference (ADIPEC) for several years. Irina will allow the FT SIG to better reach out to people located in the Middle East.

Steering Committee:


Wilson Pineda, BP

Vice-Chair Technology

Chengli Dong, Shell


Anup Hunnur, Baker Hughes


Soraya Betancourt , Schlumberger


Yan Dong, Repsol

W. Wade Samec, Halliburton

Carlos Torres-Verdin, The University of Texas at Austin

Mark Proett, Independent Consultant

Camilo Gelvez, The University of Texas at Austin

David DiGloria, ExxonMobil

Irina Baca Espinoza, Weatherford

The SIG plans to host one meeting per year on various topics pertaining to formation testing.

  Some general SIG 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

Click here for the Formation Testing and Sampling LinkedIn Group.