UAE to host SPWLA for the first time in the Middle East

SPWLAThe 55th Society of Petrophysicists and Well Log Analysts (SPWLA) Annual Symposium will be held for the first time in the Middle East region from 18-22 May at ADNEC in Abu Dhabi

The theme of SPWLA 2014 is “Inspiring a generation of petrophysicists”. The higher executive committee of SPWLA 2014, comprising senior representatives from national oil companies across the GCC region, leading onternational oil companies and international oil service companies, regional chapters member as well as prominent educational institutions, had met in the UAE capital February last to oversee the preparations for hosting the largest technical conference for petrophysicists and well log analysts.

According to organisers, around 1,500 participants are expected to gather in Abu Dhabi to learn the latest advancements in the field through a technical programme.

Saif Al Arfi, president of the SPWLA Abu Dhabi Chapter, highlighted the important role that the SPWLA plays at global level to promote the awareness and value of petrophysics in the petroleum industry and the wider scientific community.

He added, “Petrophysics is a bridge between disciplines and play critical role to the financial health and long-term success of exploration and development activities.

“SPWLA, as a non-for profit organisation, serves as the voice of our profession and has a global reach through its chapters worldwide. The Abu Dhabi chapter was formed in 2003 and has since been very active in organising many educational and networking events for its members.”

The 55th SPWLA Annual Symposium will comprise three days of technical programmes, a large exhibition space to showcase latest technologies and innovations, workshops, field trips and a comprehensive social programme to provide networking opportunities.

The programme will evolve around six main topics namely ‘Formation Evaluation of Conventional and Unconventional Reservoirs’; ‘New Borehole Logging Technology’; ‘High Angle/Horizontal Well Evaluation and/or Advanced Mud Logging’ and ‘Real-Time Decision-Making; Petrophysical Surveillance’ and ‘Carbonate Reservoirs Case Studies’.

The organisers said that the symposium is for those interested in Geosciences like petrophysicists, geologists, geophysicist, reservoir engineers and other geoscientists working on core analysis, log analysis, production logging, reservoir characterisation, reservoir modeling, etc.

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