Borehole Acoustics Workshop: The Road Ahead

Borehole Acoustics Workshop: The Road Ahead

SPWLA Acoustic SIG Fall Workshop

Borehole Acoustics Workshop: The Road Ahead
1400 Smith St,
Houston TX 77002
September 2nd, 2022
Fee: $50
Registration is CLOSED. There will be no on-site Registration.

This workshop will take the format of technical presentations and a panel discussion between experts from the E&P industry:

  • Development/characterization/modelling of wireline and LWD sonic tools now and in the future.
  • Development/characterization/modelling of wireline and LWD ultrasonic tools and new applications they could bring.
  • Novel applications of both wireline and LWD data in open and cased hole. What could be developed to ensure borehole acoustics is increasingly relevant going forward?
  • The application of machine learning and multi-physics approaches to borehole acoustics data. Could it allow us to do things we can not do now?
The workshop will consist of oral and poster presentations followed by a lively panel discussion. 
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7:45 – 8:20 AM


Breakfast and Registration

8:20 – 8:30 AM


Welcome & HSE (Rob Vines and Alexei Bolshakov)

8:30 – 8:50 AM

Session 1: Processing Workflows

Chairs: Kris Walker & Matt Blyth

Cement Bond Evaluation with a Logging While-drilling Sonic Tool

Presenter: Jianjun Zhao

8:50 – 9:10 AM

Using Machine Learning Method to Improve Accuracy of Real-Time Acoustic Data Acquired While Drilling

Presenter: Lei Wu

9:10 – 9:30 AM

Monopole Shear Slowness in Slow Formations Revisited

Presenter: Tim Gerrits

9:30 – 9:50 AM

Robust and Automated Interpretation of LWD Quadrupole Sonic Dispersions in Anisotropic Formations

Presenter: Lin Liang

9:50 – 10:10 AM


Coffee Break

10:10 – 10:30 AM

Session 2: Interpretation Workflows

Chairs: Alexei Bolshakov & Tim Geerits

Multiple Anisotropy Mechanisms: Finding Horizontal Stress Direction Challenge

Presenter: Natalia Starostina

10:30 – 10:50 AM

Dual Arrivals of Acoustic Logging in Highly Deviated and Horizontal Wells - Identification and Application

Presenter: Nick Bennet/Edgar Velez

10:50 – 11:10 AM

Integration of Advanced Modeling for Sonic Interpretation Quality Control

Presenter: Ting Lei

11:10 – 11:30 AM

The Road to Achieving Business Value with Reflection Sonic Imaging

Presenter: Brian Hornby

11:30-12:15 PM



12:30 – 12:50 PM

Session 3: New Technologies

Chairs: Brian Hornby & Arthur Cheng

The Road Ahead is in the Mud

Presenter: Kris Walker

12:50 – 1:10 PM

Sourceless LWD Borehole Acoustics: Field Testing the Concept

Presenter: Alexei Bolshakov

1:10 – 1:30 PM

Cased Hole Interpretation from Drill Pipe Conveyed Acoustic Tools: Challenges on the Path Forwards

Presenter: Andy Hawthorn

1:30 – 1:50 PM

Opportunities for Integrated Interpretation of Sonic and Ultrasonic P&S Slownesses in Complex Formations

Presenter: Naoki Sakiyama

1:50 – 2:30 PM

Poster Session

Hydraulic Fracturing Properties Characterization using Shear and Stoneley Waveform Numerical Models in Vertical and Horizontal Wells

Presenter: Gabriel Gallado

Case Studies Using the Latest Developments in Advanced Acoustic Data Processing

Presenter: Edgar Velez

Advanced Sonic Aided Geomechanics maximizes Successful Well Through Unconventional Rock Adding New Reserves

Presenter: Krishnendu Ghosh

Shear Wave Splitting (SWS) from Dipole Sonic Direct Arrivals: Comparative Results from Two Detection Processing Methods in Fractured Rocks

Presenter: Tom Bratton

Passive Acoustic Logging: What We Know, What We Think We Know and What We Don’t Know

Presenter: Qinshan Yang

2:30-4:00 PM

Panel Discussion Led by Operator Panelists

Chair: Brian Hornby

Alexei Bolshakov, Chevron

Rob Vines, Shell

Mark Kittridge, Oxy

Abe Vereide, BP

Xianyun Wu, Exxon

To encourage sharing of the latest techniques, ideas, and developments in borehole acoustics, proceedings and presentations are off the record.

Conference attendance seating may be limited due to room capacity. Preference will be given to applicants who are willing to present at this topical conference. Presenters will be expected to register and pay the registration fee.

Please visit ACOUSTICS SIG PAGEfor updated information when available.
Questions: [email protected]

SPWLA Policy It is the policy of this organization to provide equal opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual preference, age, or disability.

9/2/2022 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
1400 Smith St Houston, TX 77002 UNITED STATES

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