General News

Our monthly meetings are being held online every third Tuesday of the month, at 4PM GMT-3. Anyone wishing to participate are welcomed. We also post chapter updates and meeting links at our LinkedIn page – check us out. For further information about the chapter, please contact our secretary, Leonardo Gonçalves ([email protected]). Membership to our chapter is free and can be claimed by filling the form available here. Meetings are held in Portuguese or English, depending on the preference of the speaker. Even if it is held in Portuguese, questions in English are also welcomed!

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Upcoming Events

Monthly meeting

On March 15th we will host Felipe Eler presenting “Relative Permeability: Experimental Determination and Its Applications”. Felipe Eler is a reservoir engineer from Advanced Oil Recovery Laboratory of Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), studying WAG injection in Brazilian Pre-Salt reservoirs with emphasis on 3-phase relative permeability, capillary pressure, and hysteresis. Also supporting R&D activities related to relative permeability determination in representative conditions of Pre-Salt carbonates. The meeting will happen at 4 pm GMT-3 and can be accessed here or by a link in our LinkedIn page.

Brazilian Meeting of Mature Field Petrophysics

Chapter Brazil is also organizing the first Brazilian Meeting of Mature Field Petrophysics (Encontro Brasileiro de Petrofísica de Campos Maduros – EBPCM), to be held online on March 22nd, 23rd and 24th of 2022. Over the 3 days of the event, 30 minutes talks are organized into technical sessions. One 90 minutes round table with panelists and moderators is also planned at the end of the last day, besides 4-hour mini courses in the last day. It will cover technical, regulatory, and commercial aspects of the industry, relating to the following topics:
  • Formation assessment techniques (open and cased logs, sample characterization)
  • Characterization and modeling for enhanced recovery
  • Analysis of petrophysical uncertainties
  • Digital rock methods and applications
  • Carbon capture and storage

More information can be found at the website and LinkedIn page. Sponsorships and other types of collaboration are still open, so interested companies can contact us at [email protected] or [email protected].

SPWLA Brazil Chapter 2022-2023 Board

President: Lucas Abreu Blanes de Oliveira (Petrobras)
Vice-president: Jânio Cornélio (Schlumberger)
Financial director: Jesus Salazar (Baker Hughes)
Secretary: Leonardo Gonçalves (Petrobras)
Publications: Adna Vasconcelos (Schlumberger)
Students and young professionals director: Maira Lima Santo (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro - UFRJ)
Gabriel do Nascimento Freitas (Petrobras)
Giovanna da Fraga Carneiro (Schlumberger)
André Carlos Bertolini (Schlumberger)
David Xavier (Halliburton)