SPWLA Formation Testing SIG Webinar Series 2022 Session 6

SPWLA Formation Testing SIG Webinar Series 2022 Session 6

Panel Discussion

Wednesday, February 9th

8:30am – 10:00 am US Central Time

Panel discussion: What services companies and academia are developing/improving?

Host - Camilo Gelvez, BP

Hani Elshahawi (Moderator)

Hani Elshahawi is founder and managing director of NoviDigiTech LLC which partners with innovators, academics, startups, entrepreneurs, investors, and customers to create impact and drive growth through integration, collaboration, digitalization, and education. He previously spent 18 years at Shell as digitalization lead for Deepwater technologies, GameChanger, technology advisor and capabilities manager, and leader of Shell’s Fluid Evaluation and Sampling Technologies center of excellence. Prior to Shell, Hani spent 15 years with Schlumberger in various positions across Africa, Asia, North America, and globally spanning operations, marketing, consulting, and technology development. Hani has received multiple energy industry awards and has authored over 150 technical publications and several patents. He was the 2009-2010 President of the SPWLA and a distinguished lecturer for both societies.


Carlos Torres-Verdin (UT)

Carlos Torres-Verdín received a B.Sc. degree in Engineering Geophysics from the National Polytechnic Institute of Mexico, a M.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin, and a Ph.D. degree in Engineering Geoscience from the University of California at Berkeley in 1991. During 1991-1997, he held the position of Research Scientist with Schlumberger-Doll Research. From 1997-1999, he was Reservoir Specialist and Technology Champion with YPF (Buenos Aires, Argentina). Since 1999, he has been affiliated with the Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering of the University of Texas at Austin, where he is currently Full Professor, holds the Brian James Jennings Memorial Endowed Chair in Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering, and conducts research on borehole geophysics, formation evaluation, petrophysics, well logging, and integrated reservoir description. Dr. Torres-Verdín is the founder and director of the Research Consortium on Formation Evaluation at the University of Texas at Austin, which has been in operation for 21 years and is currently sponsored by 20 companies. He has published over 230 refereed journal papers and over 230 conference papers, and is author of 6 patents, has served as Guest Editor for Radio Science, invited Associate Editor for Interpretation (SEG), Associate Editor for the Journal of Electromagnetic Waves and Applications, SPE Journal, and Petrophysics (SPWLA), and chair of the editorial board of The Leading Edge (SEG), and is currently Assistant Editor for Geophysics Dr. Torres-Verdín is recipient of the 2020 Virgil Kauffman Gold Medal from the SEG, 2019  Anthony Lucas Gold Medal from the SPE, 2017 Conrad Schlumberger Award from the EAGE, 2014 Gold Medal for Technical Achievement from the SPWLA, 2008 Formation Evaluation Award from the SPE, 2006 Distinguished Technical Achievement Award from the SPWLA, Distinguished Member of the SPE, and Honorary Member of the SEG. He also received the 2003, 2004, 2006, and 2007 Best Paper Awards in Petrophysics by the SPWLA, the 2006 and 2014 Best Presentation Awards and the 2007 Best Poster Award by the SPWLA, and was designated Distinguished Technical Speaker during 2006-2007 and 2013-2014 by the SPWLA. Dr. Torres-Verdín has supervised 34 PhD and 46 Master’s students, conducted numerous industry training courses, co-chaired several technical workshops and conference sessions, and has served as member of multiple SPE, SPWLA, and SEG committees in the past. The internet link http://sites.utexas.edu/carlostorresverdin/ provides a historical and detailed record of the publication, technical projects, training courses, and research projects undertaken by Dr. Torres-Verdín.

Oliver Mullins (SLB)

Dr. Oliver C. Mullins is a Schlumberger Fellow and member, U.S. National Academy of Engineering. He is leading the new discipline, “reservoir fluid geodynamics” (RFG), which accounts for fluid compositional redistribution and phase change during and post charge over geologic time. RFG is focused on reservoir evaluation and utilizes Downhole Fluid Analysis which he initiated and asphaltene thermodynamics which his team developed. He wrote 2 books, coauthored ~300 other publications and coinvented 138 allowed US patents with 24,000 citations on google scholar. He has received six international awards four organizations (ACS, SPE, SPWLA, ADIPEC) including the highest technical award from the Society of Petroleum Engineers, the 2021 Anthony F. Lucas Gold Medal.

Wade Samec (HAL)
Wade Samec
, Halliburton Wireline and Perforating, is the manager of Halliburton’s Geoscience & Production North America Center of Excellence.  Wade began his career in the Gulf of Mexico in 1995 as a wireline field engineer with a focus on Formation Testing.  Wade subsequently held positions in wireline sales management, product management, and operations management in Mexico, Venezuela, Canada, and the US.  He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the department of Materials Science and Materials Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1995).

Chris Jones (HAL)

Christopher Jones has over 20 years’ experience in the petroleum industry with expertise in organic, aqueous and rock geochemistry, petroleum phase behavior (PVT) and formation testing and sampling.  He has directly managed commercial geochemistry laboratories, research optics laboratories and research PVT laboratories in the US and South America. He currently manages Halliburton’s sensor physics research department overseeing formation testing, nuclear, electromagnetic, acoustic, NMR, digital rock and associated petrophysics disciplines for wireline and LWD. Christopher has a Master's of Science in Physical Chemistry specializing in laser spectroscopy and thermodynamics, and PhD specializing in chemistry data science.  He has a combination of 60 publications and presentations and has been issued over 160 US patents. He is currently serving as a SPE distinguished lecturer on the topic of formation testing digital sampling.

Annup Hunur (BKR)
Anup Hunnur
is a Global Advisor for Formation testing and sampling in Baker Hughes Company in Houston. In this role, he provides technical support, mentoring and trainings in all aspects related to testing and sampling. He has been with the company for 15 years and has experience working around the world. Anup holds a MS degree in Petroleum Engineering from University of Oklahoma, U.S.A. and BE in Chemical Engineering from Bangalore University, India.

Adnan Khan (BKR)
Adnan Khan
is currently Formation Sampling and Testing Product Manager, based in Houston. His current responsibilities include the strategic oversight and direction of the formation testing and sampling business, leading the overall pursuit of business and growth objectives.  Prior to this role, Adnan served as the Product Line Manager for Brunei and Malaysia Wireline. Adnan brings 16 years of experience in oil & gas working in different positions across Middle East and Asia Pacific as Technical Manager, Service Delivery Manager, Ops Manager, Product line Manager and lately Product Manager.



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