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

The next FTSIG meeting is scheduled on March 1, 2017 in 1500 Louisiana, Houston. Theme of the next meeting is "Formation Testing: Doing More with Less".

Registration for SPWLA members = $50 via paypal

Registration for SPWLA non-members = $75 via paypal



Steering Committee:


Mayank Malik, Chevron

Vice-Chair Technology

Chengli Dong, Shell


Haomin “James” Xu, Baker Hughes


Edward "Tex" Boratko, Independent Consultant           


Sami Eyuboglu, Halliburton           

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.