Distinguished Speaker List
The SPWLA Distinguished Speaker Program provides local Chapters a contact list of persons in high industry regard who are able and willing to speak on certain topic(s) of interest at local chapter meetings. The persons below have been designated and have agreed to serve as SPWLA Distinguished Speakers for the year 2017-18. Some speakers have offered a number of options for topics; it is expected that the talks could be modified slightly to meet local interest. The talks proposed here are all amongst the top papers presented at the 2017 International 58th Annual Symposium, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA. Please forward this list to your local chapter Presidents.
Distinguished Speakers list below.
Please ask chapters to contact speakers directly, and ask chapters to copy Regional Directors with this correspondence. There are some limited SPWLA funds to cover speaker travel expenses; in the past this has been reserved for speakers not associated with an operator or service company. If there is an issue with travel cost, please contact me in advance. In order to reduce the burdens on persons serving as Distinguished Speaker, please attempt to coordinate travel so that multiple chapters may be visited on a single trip. The speakers are also asked to contact local chapters to volunteer talks when it fits into their normal travel schedule.
I urge local chapters to make an extra effort for local university students to attend the Distinguished Speaker presentation by offering free or lowered cost meals and by informing students of the presentation through contacts with key professors.
2017-2018 Distinguished Speakers:
Acoustic Fracture Characterisation: Intelligent Interpretation, Ms. Jennifer Market, Weatherford, Houston, email@example.com
Briggs Colour Cubing of Spectral Gamma Ray - A Novel Technique for Easier Stratigraphic Correlation and Rock Typing, Mr. Michael J. Sullivan, Chevron, Calgary, firstname.lastname@example.org
Cased-Hole Formation Evaluation - Insights from a new tool and a new measurement, Mr. Ralf Polinski, Schlumberger, Brazil, email@example.com
Characterizing Natural-Gamma-Ray Tools without the API Calibration Formation, Mr. Gordon Moake, Halliburton, Houston, Gordon.Moake@Halliburton.com
Coherent Interpretation of Wideband Electromagnetic Measurements in the Megahertz to Gigahertz Frequency Range, Mr. Nikita Seleznev, Schlumberger, Boston, firstname.lastname@example.org
Effects of Bitumen Extraction on the 2-D NMR Response of Saturated Kerogen Isolates, Mr. Zeliang Chen, Rice University, Houston, email@example.com
Geochemical Photoelectric (PE) Logging, Mr. Jim Galford, Halliburton, Houston, Jim.Galford@Halliburton.com
Imaging Near-Wellbore Petrophysical Properties by Joint Inversion of Sonic, Resistivity, and Density Logging Data, Sushil Shetty, Schlumberger, Boston, firstname.lastname@example.org
Improved Assessment of Hydrocarbon Saturation in Mixed-Wet Rocks with Complex Pore Structure, Mr. Artur Posenato Garcia, University of Texas, Austin, email@example.com
Integrated Gas and Oil Zone Evaluation using NMR, Density, and Mud Gas Data - A Norwegian Logging While Drilling Case History, Mr. Holger Thern, Baker Hughes, Germany, firstname.lastname@example.org
Lessons Learned in Permian Core Analysis: Comparison between Retort, GRI and Routine Methodologies, Mr. Aidan Blount, Shell, Houston, email@example.com
New perspectives on the effects of gas adsorption on storage and production of natural gas from shale formations, Mr. Ali Tinni, University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma, firstname.lastname@example.org
NMR Relaxation of Polymer - Alkane Mixes, a Model System for Crude Oils, Mr. Philip Singer, Rice University, Houston, email@example.com
Petrophysics and Geology Intertwined: A case study of an integrated modeling workflow, Ms. Abbie Morgan, Aera Energy, Bakersfield, firstname.lastname@example.org
Simultaneous Neutron and X-Ray Imaging of 3D Kerogen and Fracture Structure for Flow Path in Shales, Dr. Wei-Shan Chiang, Aramco Services, Houston, Jinhong.Chen@aramcoservices.com
The Problem with Silt in Low-Resistivity-Low-Contrast Pay Reservoirs, Mr. Alexander Belevich, Baker Hughes, Kuala Lumpur, email@example.com
The Ultimate Route to Carbonate Rock Typing, Mr. Omar Al-Farisi, ADMA-OPCO, Abu Dhabi Chapter, firstname.lastname@example.org
Using Fractals to Determine a Reservoir’s Hydrocarbon Distribution, Mr. Steve Cuddy, Baker Hughes, London Chapter, Steve.Cuddy@btinternet.com