Formation Testing SIG (FTSIG) was established in December 2010 to advance formation pressure and sampling knowledge
09/21 – Given current Covid 19 situation, the SIG FT steering
committee decided to move this year to online sessions only. There will be
several sessions running from October to January.
09/21 – We are happy to announce the first two sessions of the
FT SIG online series this year. On October 19th there will be a panel of FT
final users SMEs discussing the operators desire from services companies to
develop/improve. On November 04th, there will be one presentation about
connectivity using downhole fluid analysis and one about LWD fluid analysis.
Please visit SPWLA Formation Testing SIG |
LinkedIn or SPWLA events calendar
for further details.
09/21 – We want to welcome Tarek Mohamed ( Tarek Mohamed | LinkedIn ) to the FT SIG steering committee. Tarek is a
graduate student and petrophysics research assistant at the University of
Texas (UT) at Austin, pursuing a PhD degree in petroleum engineering. His
research focuses on developing new interpretation methods and applications of
formation testers and downhole fluid analysis (DFA) measurements. He holds
a BS degree from Suez University, Egypt, and an MS degree from the University
of Oklahoma in petroleum engineering, and a Graduate Certificate in data
science and analytics from the University of Oklahoma.
09/21 – Camilo Gelvez (Camilo Gelvez | LinkedIn) has
transitioned from the University of Texas to BP. While in UT, Camilo was
instrumental in keeping the connection between the academia and the FT SIG. We
are very thankful for Camilo’s contribution while in UT and we are honored to have
him as part of the SIG FT steering committee as he moved to his new role.
The SIG plans to host one meeting per year on
various topics pertaining to formation testing.
Wilson Pineda, BP
Chengli Dong, Shell
Anup Hunnur, Baker Hughes
Soraya Betancourt , Schlumberger
Yan Dong, Repsol
W. Wade Samec, Halliburton
Carlos Torres-Verdin, The University of Texas at Austin
Mark Proett, Independent Consultant
Camilo Gelvez, BP
Tarek Mohamed, The University of Texas at Austin
Irina Baca Espinoza, Weatherford
Some general SIG activities anticipated:
- SIG related meetings, workshops, short courses, and sessions at general/annual meetings
- Maintain contacts with other professional societies that are also concerned with formation testing
- Web-based information exchange, perhaps including posting of papers, experts list, question area
- Provide leadership for technical standardization activities or QA/QC related with pressure measurements or fluid sample acquisition
Click here for the Formation Testing and Sampling LinkedIn Group.