SPWLA Monthly Luncheon Meeting  

Thursday – February 21, 2019

PanAm Building- Suite 1600

601 Poydras St, New Orleans, LA 70130

11:30 – 1:00 pm

$25   Register and pay online or pay cash/check at the door.




Presented By: Dr. Luis F. Quintero
Chief Advisor – Production Management, Halliburton


Reservoirs are spatially heterogeneous. Nevertheless, conventional approaches to the exploitation of oil and gas reservoirs have assumed a certain level of homogeneity to identify drill locations, sweep and injection patterns, and ultimately recoverable volumes. The obvious consequence of such an approach is the inevitable presence of bypassed hydrocarbon, where natural or induced fluid-rock dynamics have been unfavorable. The presence of such bypassed zones has been acknowledged throughout the years, and numerous technologies exist to identify and map their occurrence. These technologies, however, are either too insensitive (spatially or temporally) to resolve fluid substitution, such as seismic imaging, or ignore the natural tortuous paths of fluid flow through porous media, such as tracer surveys and two-dimensional (2D) crosswell resistivity imaging. This paper proposes a workflow that integrates water saturation as inferred by pulsed-neutron logs with three-dimensional (3D) resistivity imaging.


Dr. LUIS F QUINTERO is Halliburton’s Formation and Reservoir Solutions, Chief Advisor – Production Management. He was President of the Society of Petrophysicists and Well Log Analysts, SPWLA, for 2016-2017, Vice-President Technology and the recipient of the Medal of Honor for Career Services of SPWLA. Prior to joining Halliburton, he worked as president and technical leader of Oilfield Development Specialists (ODS). He obtained a B.S. in Electronic Engineering from Universidad Simon Bolivar (Venezuela), and M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Petroleum Engineering from Louisiana State University.

Luis started his career in 1984 as a wireline engineer in Bhubaneswar and Assam in India (offshore and onshore). He later advanced to positions in petrophysics, reservoir engineering, business development, financial analysis, project management and production management in over 40 countries. Luis is currently the treasurer of the SPWLA Foundation, a member of Oil and Gas reserves Committee (OGRC) and of of SPE's Legion of Volunteers, has been a Technical Editor of SPE Reservoir Evaluation, and the winner of SPE’s International PhD Student Contest.

Throughout his career he has had the privilege of offering his thoughts about the oil and gas industry in keynote speeches in India, Colombia, London, Houston, Japan, Kuwait, Nigeria, Indonesia, Thailand, Japan, Argentina and Saudi Arabia. Dr. Quintero has written for the World Energy Monthly Review and offered TV interviews in the UK, Azerbaijan, and Colombia

Open Positions: President Elect, Scholarship Committee Chair

Don’t forget to renew your SPWLA Membership for 2019!



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