SPWLA Acoustics SIG Fall Workshop


NEW DATE! Friday September 2nd 2022 - Venue TBC

This workshop will take the format of an open discussion between experts from operator companies, service companies, and universities on a wide variety of topics surrounding the future of borehole acoustics in a rapidly changing Energy industry, including the following:

  • Development/characterization/modelling of wireline/LWD sonic tools now & 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?
  • Role of borehole acoustics in CCS and geothermal technologies/workflows

The organizing committee would like to invite abstract submissions (< 500 words) on all of the above topics and others within the workshop mandate. Abstract submission is not mandatory in order to attend the workshop.

ABSTRACT DEADLINE: EXTENDED - June 30th, 2022. Click Here To Submit Your Abstract!

The conference will consist of oral presentations followed by breakout/discussion sessions. Details regarding registration, workshop charges, presentation duration, breakout/discussion format, etc., will be available shortly. Please visit www.spwla.org for updated information when available.

This topical conference will be conducted as an “off-the-record” forum with no publication of any material presented. We encourage the presenters and participants to share their case studies, conceptual innovations, new methodologies and latest technologies. Video recording, photographing or quoting of speakers or their presentations will be expressly prohibited.

For any questions about the workshop or abstract submissions, please contact [email protected]

Steering Committee:
Brian Hornby (HGS), Matt Blyth (SLB), Alexei Bolshakov (Chevron), Arthur Cheng (NUS), Kris Walker (Chevron), Tim Geerits (BH)

SPWLA VP of Education: Fransiska Goenawan (HAL) / Kelly Skuce (Core Petrophysical Consulting)