22 April 2018 – SPWLA Saud Arabia Chapter (SAC), in collaboration with SPE Saudi Arabia Section, convened a topical workshop on “Challenges and Advancements in Petrophysics” at Dhahran Kempinski Al Othman Hotel. Keynote speakers of this workshop were Mr. Khalid Zainalabedin, SPE Middle East Director, and Mr. Darcy Spady, SPE President. Both emphasized the importance of collaboration among different professional organizations such as SPWLA and SPE.
The goal of this workshop was to provide participants an opportunity to discuss petrophysical challenges in their operations, to be updated with recent petrophysical advancements, and to explore potential collaborations to address business challenges. The workshop includes 5 sessions with 6 presentations focused on key challenges and advancements of petrophysics ranging from resources exploration, formation evaluation, Geosteering, reservoir monitoring and surveillance, and well abandonment. To maximize learning, the workshop was specifically designed to be interactive and ended with a quiz game summarizing what was discussed during the workshop. More than 100 attendees representing academia, operating and service companies actively participated in this event.