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Technical Series - Middle East and Asia Pacific - Part 2

July 17 - August 21, 2020
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As the nature of our work environment continues to evolve, Emerson is unwavering in its support for you, your company, and the safe and profitable operation of your business. 

To continue to make good on this commitment, we are pleased to announce Part 2 of our Technical Series – Middle East and Asia Pacific.  Beginning July 17th, we will offer live webinars, in which our Subject Matter Experts demonstrate best practices for optimizing workflows in order to reduce cycle time, maximize accuracy and reduce risk. You will see the latest geoscience trends, tips and tricks, and have an opportunity to connect with the presenters in a live Q&A session.

We invite you to register for any or all of the lectures. 




Friday, July 17
6:00 PM (IST)

Presented by: 
Sumanta Sarkar

Borehole Image Processing and Interpretation - Fracture to Textural Analysis 
Featured technology:  Geolog™

Geolog has the ability to handle a wide range of acoustic and electrical imaging tools, and provide solutions for the processing and interpretation of borehole image logs. Interactive dip azimuth walkout plots and stereo nets provide the geologist with tools to interpret structural data.

This presentation will cover different workflows, from dip picking and fracture analysis to rock texture classification.

Wednesday, July 22
4:00 PM (Local time Adelaide)

Presented by: 
Jeremy Rihet 

Optimizing Field Development with Emerson SKUA-GOCAD Automation Solutions and Data Science Workflows
Featured technology:  SKUA-GOCAD™

Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) strategies are becoming increasingly common in the Middle East, used primarily for optimizing mature fields. Choosing the right location to implement the EOR scheme is critical to the success of the Field Development Plan.  One approach for a given field is to subdivide a 3D geo-cellular model into different sectors and perform a statistical analysis of the 3D model’s properties in each individual sector. This task is usually performed manually and can be resource intensive and time-consuming. In particular, in the case of large mature fields, the scale and data volume involved makes the workflow impractical to implement. Advanced automation methods, developed to rapidly generate EOR sectors and perform the statistical analysis of 3D model properties, are therefore necessary.

This work presents a new workflow for extracting and analyzing model properties at a scale relevant for EOR planning.

Wednesday, July 29
2:30 PM (Kuala Lumpur, GMT+8)

Presented by:
Edwin Wong

Early Fluid Identification with Geolog Gas Ratio Analysis
Featured technology:  Geolog™
Gas chromatography data is often acquired during well drilling operations, and this valuable information is usually underrated.

Geolog 19 offers a new Mud Gas Analysis module that helps identify possible hydrocarbons early on, using a gas ratio analysis method. With the combination of different approaches, e.g. Pixler ratio method, Haworth model and oil indicator model, this provides valuable fluid characterization of the potential reservoir, helping the operator make accurate decisions about perforation jobs, leading to potential cost savings. 

Wednesday, August 5
2:30 PM (Perth, GMT+8)

Presented by:
Diego Vasquez


Multi Mineral Modeling Inversion and Overcoming Uncertainty in Well Log Data
Featured technology:  Geolog™

While optimizing Petrophysics is generally considered a more comprehensive approach to Petrophysics than a conventional deterministic workflow, it is not free of limitations. This talk will use examples from Western Australia to illustrate how Geolog’s NIMBLE (Numeric Inversion Modeling by Linear Equations, part of Geolog Multimin) can be used to overcome one of these limitations, related to uncertainties in the volume’s log responses.

NIMBLE allows easy calibration of the petrophysical responses of a Multimin model, using volumes known from an independent source (such as petrography or XRD from cores). Similarly, this technique can be used to create pseudo minerals, allowing us to account for the effect of accessory minerals on the well logs, and take advantage of nearby wells with a richer data set. This is an efficient way to overcome the lack of data while still modeling the reservoir correctly, with no need for additional well logs or core data, that are expensive to acquire.

Friday August 14
6:00 PM (IST)

Presented by:
Anish Tkrishnapillai 

Wellbore Stability Analysis to Reduce Drilling Risk 
Featured technology:  Geolog™

Geomechanics study is important for understanding regional stress orientations and magnitudes, and how these may impact rock properties in the formations around a wellbore. The Pore Pressure Prediction and Geomechanics workflow in Geolog provides users with a comprehensive workflow to assess regional stress regimes and the mechanical conditions around the wellbore, thereby reducing drilling risks while maximizing well and reservoir productivity. This session showcases the pore pressure prediction and geomechanics capabilities in the latest version of Geolog. 

Friday August 21
6:00 PM (IST)

Presented by:
Brijesh Singh

An Efficient Workflow for Saturation Height Modeling
Featured technology:  Geolog™

This session will present a workflow which provides a comprehensive suite of algorithms for interpreting and integrating routine and special core analysis data, allowing effective correlation with conventional log data. It features a highly interactive graphical workflow for rapidly loading, correcting, and analyzing special core analysis data for saturation height modeling, enabling seamless integration of this data with other petrophysical measurements, for more accurate reservoir characterization. 

Specifically, we will look at:

  • Saturation Height modeling using core data
  • Log based saturation height modeling


Sumanta_Sarkar.jpgSumanta Sarkar is a Petrophysicist and Technical Sales Advisor for Emerson's advanced Formation Evaluation solution, Geolog. Prior to joining Emerson, he was Petrophysics Team Lead for Schlumberger based in India. His main interests are the study and interpretation of sonic waveforms, image data, and integration of all petrophysical data for wellbore stability studies. With some 15 years of industry experience, Mr. Sarkar holds a Master’s Degree in Applied Geology from IIT Roorkee, India, and an MBA specializing in Marketing from ITM, India.


Jeremy-Rihet.jpgJeremy Rihet is a Senior Geomodeler at Emerson E&P Software. He has more than 8 years of experience as a Geomodeler, and through his career developed varied expertises in Geostatistics, structural modeling, fracture modeling, velocity modeling, and scripting within the SKUA-GOCAD application. After starting with Emerson/Paradigm as support for Saudi Aramco, Jeremy has worked as a consultant with many oil and gas companies in the Middle East and in Asia-Pacific.


Edwin-Wong.jpgEdwin Wong Yew Ween is a Technical Advisor at Emerson E&P Software He has over 14 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. He began his career as Mudlogging Geologist in ILO, followed by Well Data Analyst in IHS Inc. Edwin holds a Bachelor (Hons) in Applied Geophysics from University Science of Malaysia, and a MS Degree of Petroleum Geology from University Malaya. Currently, he is a committee member of FESM, SPWLA Malaysia chapter. He has been involved for more than 20 years in lifesaving Society Malaysia, a non-profit organization.


Diego-Vasquez_100.jpgDiego Vasquez is a Geological Engineer who graduated from the Central University of Venezuela (UCV). He has over 12 years’ experience in Formation Evaluation, starting as a Borehole Geologist working for Schlumberger in Venezuela from 2007 to 2011, then as a Geoscientist for Weatherford in Colombia up to 2013. The same year he joined Paradigm (now part of Emerson Automation Solutions) as a Petrophysicist in Perth, Western Australia.

Anish-Krishnapillai_sm.pngAnish Krishnapillai is a Senior Technical Advisor at Emerson E&P Software. He has more than 13 years of  experience in E&P as a Petrophysicist, with extensive knowledge of clastic, carbonate and unconventional reservoirs. In his current role, he provides technical support and training for all formation evaluation workflows. Anish holds a Master's Degree in Applied Geology from the Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad, India.

Brijesh-Singh.jpgBrijesh Kumar Singh is Formation Evaluation Team Lead, MEI-Africa, and Technical Account Manager, E&P Software in Kuwait. His responsibilities include providing support to clients using the Geolog formation evaluation solution. Brijesh has more than 14 years of experience in upstream oil & gas, specializing in Petrophysics.  He is an expert in Formation Evaluation workflows integrating LWD, wireline logs and core data for reservoir management. He holds a Master’s degree in Applied Geophysics from IIT Roorkee, India. Prior to joining Emerson, he worked for Reliance Industries Ltd, India.