SPWLA NMR SIG Conference 2018
February 23, 2018
1400 Smith St.
Fee: $50 for industry professionals /
$30 for students
NMR: From Unconventionals to New
on the success of the 2016 NMR Topical Conference, an NMR SIG has been
established within SPWLA in order to facilitate communication within the
community of people interested in using NMR for the discovery and development
of oil and gas reservoirs. The first NMR
SIG conference will be in Houston on Feb. 23, 2018. Join us as we explore NMR as an EVERYDAY tool,
with a special focus on the NMR of unconventional formations as well as the new
horizons of the future.
registration fee: $50 for industry
professionals / $30 for students.
Breakfast, lunch, and snacks included.
online for the conference CLICK TO REGISTER NOW
to recent changes in SPWLA bylaws, SIG conference attendees must be either SPWLA
members or registered chapter affiliate members. An attendee can register to become an SPWLA
member online, or register at no cost to become an affiliate member either
online or at the door.
Session 1: Everyday NMR 8:30am – 10:00am
(still) for nerds only? - Ron
and enabling technologies toward meeting the requirements for an everyday NMR
logging tool - Songhua
Akkurt’s ‘Challenges for Everyday NMR…’ 12 years later: dreams and realities - Nate
Session 2: NMR of Unconventionals 10:30am – 11:45am
and fluid models to evaluate porosity and saturation in tight rock
unconventional reservoirs - Boqin
log and core data to unlock the full potential of NMR measurements in
unconventionals - Anton
measurement of adsorption and desorption in source rocks - Jinhong
Chen, Saudi Aramco
Session 3: NMR of Unconventionals 1:00pm – 2:15pm
high-frequency NMR core analysis for unconventional mudstones - Harry
unsupervised learning algorithm to compute fluid volumes from NMR T1-T2 logs in
unconventional reservoirs - Lalitha
organic shale; current research activities at Rice University - Philip
Singer, Rice University
Group discussions 2:30pm – 3:15pm
The conference will break into groups, each
assigned to discuss one of the following topics and report back:
2) needs of the industry moving forward.
Session 4: New Horizons 3:45pm – 5:00pm
NMR technical development and future applications - Yi-Qiao
wellsite-ready NMR equipment for measurements on borehole materials - Arcady
Reiderman, Ecotek Corporation
toward tool development, interpretation, core analysis, integration, and modeling/simulation - Dick
Merkel, Denver Petrophysics LLC
Mark Butler, Harry Xie
Steering committee: Nate Bachman, Ron Balliet, Ron Bonnie, Gabor
Hursan, Paulo Netto, Boqin Sun
NMR SIG Board:
Mark Growdon (President), Harry Xie (Vice President), Margaret Lessenger
(Treasurer), Mark Butler (Secretary), Ron Bonnie, Mike Gillen, Andrea Valori,
Nuclear Magnetic Resonance SIG
NMR SIG was established in September 2016, as one of the outcomes of the 2016 SPWLA Spring Topical Conference on NMR, to provide a focal organization designed to bring the NMR community of experts and practitioners together to educate each other as well as the broader community on the proven concepts and applications of NMR. The SIG will also serve as a venue to discuss new ideas for technology and applications to enhance understanding of the formations and the fluids contained in them.
The SIG’s initial goals include, establishing industry standards for NMR measurements, publishing a special volume in Petrophysics with peer reviewed technical papers on NMR technologies and applications and establishing a committee to organize future SIG conferences and workshops.
Membership in the NMR SIG is open to all current members in good standing of the SPWLA at no additional fee. It is a great opportunity to learn and contribute to the advancement of NMR to formation evaluation as well as to network and work with the experts in this field.
Mark Growdon (Chevron)
Harry Xie (Core Lab)
(Rimrock Petrophysics and Analytics)
Mark Butler (Halliburton)
At Large Members
Mike Gillen (Baker Hughes)
Andrea Valori (Schlumberger)
Ron Bonnie (Conoco Philips)
Haijing Wang (Chevron)
To join the NMR SIG all you need to do is send an email to the NMR SIG
We look forward to your participation in the NMR SIG.