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Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Making Money in Mature Fields Symposium: AAPG/SIPES Fort Worth

Don't miss a packed agenda with speakers focused on sharing new knowledge and experiences in making money with mature fields.

A Joint SIPES/AAPG Symposium Sponsored by SIPES Fort Worth Chapter, October 30, 2017

Hosted by TCU Energy Institute
Dee J Kelley Alumni and Visitors Center
  • 12 30-minute Technical Sessions
  • Up to 6 Continuing Education Credits
  • Continental breakfast and box lunch
  • Morning and afternoon refreshments
  • $50 per person all inclusive
  • Tell all your friends!
Dee J Kelley Alumni & Visitors Center
2820 Stadium Dr, Fort Worth, TX

Symposium Speakers

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AAPG Advanced Surface Logging Course in Houston - space limited / sign up here

A low-cost one-day course in surface logging (analysis of all the fluids, gases, and sample cuttings that come to the surface while drilling a well) will be hosted by the Petrophysical Technical Interest Group (Directors: Matt Boyce and Kirin Gawankar) on November 3 at the Southwestern Energy campus in Spring, Texas. The cost for the course is $200. Space is limited.

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In recent years, surface logging technologies have greatly evolved and has seen some great advances in high quality data acquisition, measurements, technology and interpretation techniques which provide valuable inputs towards formation evaluation both in unconventional and conventional drilling wells. As the industry adjusts to the new lower price of oil, experts strive to optimize the cost of projects, without compromising on the data collection. Many operators drilling in both conventional and unconventional plays are now switching to advanced surface logging, which is a value driven approach for collecting high quality surface data and utilizing it for reservoir characterization purposes.

Advanced Surface Logging techniques deliver high quality measurements and data in real-time and deliver valuable information at a fraction of the cost of the traditional well logging suites, utilizing proprietary, sophisticated equipment on-site. This workshop will bring the attendees up to date with the latest academic and case-studies from the field, of the advanced surface logging technologies.

The course will cover:
  •     Basics of surface logging for formation evaluation while drilling
  •     Reservoir characterization from Advanced Mud Gas Logging
  •     Real-time Isotopic Analysis δ13C of C1, C2 and C3
  •     Source Rock Characterization
  •     Inorganic geochemistry of rocks
  •     Headspace and Interstitial gas measurements and analysis
  •     Bit-Wear Analysis
  •     Fracture Analysis from Advanced flow measurements
  •     Tools and Techniques for Wellbore Stability and Cleaning
  •     Drilling Optimization

Date of Event:   November 3, 2017
Time: 8:00 am – 3:30 pm
Southwestern Energy
10000 Energy Drive
 Spring, Texas 77389

Who should attend?

Geologists and engineers.

How to register?

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Pay for the course via AAPG's PayPal account. 



08.00 – 08.05 Welcome and safety moment – Matt Boyce

08.05 – 09.00 Introduction to Surface Logging techniques for Formation evaluation – Isaac Easow

09.00 – 11.00 Reservoir characterization from Advanced Surface Logging – Isaac Easow

11.00 – 11.30 Fracture Analysis for Reservoir characterization – Barzin Chiniwala

11.30 – 12.00 How can surface logging aid operators in drilling and completions – Matt Boyce

12.00 – 13:00 Lunch

13.00 – 14:00 Tour of the Advanced Logging Unit – Paulo Esteves

14:00 – 15.00 Innovative Drilling monitoring and optimization Technologies – Barzin Chiniwala

15:00 – 15.15 Closing discussions/Questions

Isaac Easow, GEOLOG Americas

Isaac Easow joined the O&G industry in 1991 as a Mud-logging Geologist with Geoservices after completing his Masters in Geology from University of Mumbai, India. He worked as a field engineer in various oilfield drilling locations in India, Indonesia and the Middle East as well-site geological logging engineer, pore pressure evaluation engineer and gas while drilling specialist. Since 2006 he joined the gas while drilling interpretation team to support real-time operations in North America, Latin America and West Africa. Since 2011 he has focused on interpretation and operations support for unconventionals in North America working with Geoservices and the Schlumberger group. In late 2014 he joined Geolog Americas and started his role as Advanced Technologies Champion providing real-time interpretation support for Reservoir Characterization services for both Unconventionals and Conventionals in North America, based in Houston Texas.

Barzin Chiniwala, Geolog Americas

Barzin Chiniwala is the Business Development Manager for Geolog Drilling Technology Services, currently based in Houston and focusing on promoting and executing drilling optimization services for U.S. Unconventionals and as well as global Geolog operations.

Barzin joined the Oil and Gas industry in 2001 as a Mud-logging geologist with Geoservices. He worked as a field engineer in different geographic locations for various operators in India, China, North Sea and Angola. 2006 onwards, he took up various Operations Management positions for the North Sea, based in the Aberdeen, U.K. In 2011, he joined Baker Hughes Drill Bits Technical Sales Team in UK, where he was responsible for drill bit and under-reamer sales to some of the major operators in the North Sea. Following that, in 2013, Barzin took up the global Product Manager Role for PDC Cutters and Bits, based in Houston. In 2015, with the benefit of comprehensive mud-logging and drilling knowledge, he took up the role of a GEOLOG Business Development Manager for Drilling Technology Services, based in Milan, Italy. A year ago, he moved to the GEOLOG Houston office to be able to work more closely with Global clients.

Barzin Chiniwala holds a M.S. degree from the University of Mumbai, India in Applied Geology.


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