Middle East Regional SPWLA Symposium 15-19 April 2007

Each day the Technical Committee members selected the Best Presentation of the Day, the winners were:

Day 1:
Mark Steel (who presented on behalf of Darryl Trcka who was unable to come) (Baker Atlas) Experiences in Middle Eastern Reservoirs of a new Method for the Measurement of Formation Gas using Pulsed Neutron Instruments. (Paper H)

Day 2:
Simon Stromberg (PDO) Reservoir Quality, Net-to-Gross and Fluid Identification in Laminated Reservoirs from a new Generation of NMR Logging tools. Examples form the Gharif Formation, Southern Oman. (Paper R)

Day 3:
Sherif Farag (Schlumberger) Reliable Hydraulic Fracture Evaluation with a State of the Art Sonic Tool. (Paper KK)

In the afternoon Panel Sessions, Workshops and Specialist Forums tackled topics ranging from Data Acquisition Strategies for Mature fields to Reservoir Monitoring, Smart Wells and e-fields to Geosteering; Tools and Techniques.

On the last day of the Symposium, 30 people attended the Geological field Trip to Al Ain and Jebel Hafit, to see late Cretaceous carbonates in outcrop and observe some of the spectacular folds, faults and fractures created by the tectonics events that formed the Jebel.

In parallel with the Field Trip two Short Courses were organized that covered “Monitoring Logging in Cased Hole” and “Reservoir Simulation for Petrophysicists”. Both courses were fully subscribed – in total nearly 50 people attended.

There was also an Exhibition area, where Baker Hughes, Corelab, Gyrodata, Hampton Data Services, Neuralog, Numerical Rocks, PARADIGM, Reslab, Schlumberger, SPWLA and Weatherford presented their products and services including core analysis capabilities, logging tools and interpretation and data management software.

Main sponsors included; Schlumberger sponsored the Icebreaker on the evening the Symposium started and also organized the bus for the “Evening in Dubai” excursion, Baker Atlas greatly helped with the registration procedures, National Drilling Company (NDC) covered the costs of the Shuja Yacht Harbour Cruise and Dinner and ADCO sponsored the Short Courses, the Technical Program printing and provided the transport for the Geological Field Trip. This was an important event, which highlighted the contributions the Petrophysics discipline in its broadest sense can provide to our business.

CHAIRMAN: ASBJORN GYLLENSTEN, ADCO, Abu Dhabi, UAE

    • CLIFF BLACK, BP, UK
    • DOUGLAS BOYD, ZADCO, Abu Dhabi, UAE
    • VIVEK CHITALE, Halliburton, Houston, Texas, USA
    • ED CLERKE, SAUDI ARAMCO, SAUDI ARABIA
    • ANDRE DE KUIJPER, AFPC, Damascus, SYRIA
    • HANS DE WAAL, SHELL, Rijswijk, THE NETHERLANDS
    • SHARON FINLAY, SHELL, Doha, QATAR
    • DAN GEORGI, Baker Atlas, Houston, Texas, USA
    • JOHN K. HASSALL, ADCO, Abu Dhabi, UAE
    • MOHAMED AL HAMMADI, ADCO, Abu Dhabi, UAE
    • MOSTAFA ORABY, Halliburton, Cairo, EGYPT
    • RAGHU RAMAMOORTHY, Schlumberger, Abu Dhabi, UAE
    • QIANG (JOHN) ZHOU, ChevronTexaco, Bellaire, Texas, USA (Vice President Technology, SPWLA Board)

General Chairman: ASBJORN GYLLENSTEN, ADCO
General Co-Chairman: RAGHU RAMAMOORTHY, Schlumberger
Secretary General: JOHN HASSALL, ADCO
Finance: FATHY EL WAZEER, ADCO
Exhibition Coordinator: Moustafa Dernaika, el RESLAB
I.T. Coordinator: Zinhom El Wazir, ADCO
General Coordinator: MOHAMED EL HaMAwi, ADCO
Social Events: Ahmet Aki, Halliburton
Supply Coordinator: Mohamed Shabaan, ZADCO
Technical Arrangements: Omar El Farouk, Weatherford (Precision Drilling)
Technical Arrangements: ALI BARADI, Baker Hughes
Registration: SHARON JOHNSON, SPWLA
Symposium Advisor: VICKI KING, SPWLA

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