Japan Formaiton Evaluation Society

JFES - A Chapter of SPWLA


2018/12/09: Extended Abstracts of JFES 2018 Symposium are now available on OnePetro.


[SPWLA] SPWLA January Webinar

SPWLA October Webinar will be held on 16th January, 23:00 to 24:00 or 18th January, 11:00 to 12:00 (you can choose one of these). The title of this webinar is
"Integrated Workflow to Estimate Permeability Through Quantification of Rock Fabric Using Joint Interpretation of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance and Electric Measurements" by Mr. Artur Posenato Garcia.
Prease resister from this page.This is free for the SPWLA member and US$25.00 for non-SPWLA member.

2018 JFES-SPWLA Distinguished Lecture was held on 17th Dec

JFES-SPWLA Distinguished Lecture was held on 17th December.

The 106th Chapter Meeting was held(7 December 2018)

The 106th Chapter Meeting was held at 7th December, 2018, as below. Total ~35 attendees enjoyed discussion about the topics.

Date & Time
Friday, December 7, 2018, 15:30 – 17:30
Mitsubishi Corporation Exploration Co., Ltd. (MCX)
Marunouchi Park Building, 29th Floor, Room I01
6-1, Marunouchi 2-Chome, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-8086, Japan
Presentation 1
Petrophysics Interpretation with mineral composition analysis in U.S shale gas reservoir
Presentation 2
Completion design optimization using frac simulation and reservoir simulation in a North American shale gas field

[JFES] JFES 2018 Symposium

JFES Symposium 2018 has been held on 10/11 - 12. Total ~70 attendees enjoyed duscussion relating to formation evaluation.Thank you very much for all speaker and attendees.

The 104th Chapter Meeting was held(20 July 2018)

The 104th Chapter Meeting was held on 20th July at OYO. The titles of presentasions were as below:

Presentation 1
"Outline of a new hydraulic fracturing technique for rock stress measurement" by Sachiya YOKOYAMA
Presentatoin 2
"An Application Example of Machine Learning to Shallow Subsurface Exploration using Ground Penetrating Radar" by Yoshihiro YAMASHITA


Extended Abstracts of JFES 2018 Symposium are now available on OnePetro.

EAs can be purchased on OnePetro.

[SPWLA] Petrophysics Journal Vol.59 No.5 is available.

The electric copy of Petrophysics Journal Vol. 59 No.5, which is "SPECIAL ISSUE ON BEST OF 2018 SPWLA ANNUAL SYMPOSIUM", is now available on SPWLA Web Page for the member.
Titles of the contents are:

  • Capillary Pressure Tutorial Part 2-The Path Out of the Jungle
  • A Novel X-Ray Tool for True Sourceless Density Logging
  • Integrating Measured Kerogen Properties With Log Analysis for Petrophysics and Geomechanics in Unconventional Resources
  • Fast Pressure-Decay Core Permeability Measurement for Tight Rocks
  • An Unsupervised Learning Algorithm to Compute Fluid Volumes From NMR T1-T2 Logs Unconventional Reservoirs
  • Proxy-Enabled Stochastic Interpretation of Downhole Fluid Sampling Under Immiscible Flow Conditions
  • Downhole Fluid Analysis and Gas Chromatography; a Powerful Combination for Reservoir Evaluation
  • Integrated Workflow to Estimate Permeability Through Quantification of Rock Fabric Using Joint Interpretation of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance and Electric Measurements
  • Upscaling of Digital Rock Porosities by Correlation With Whole-Core CT-Scan Histograms
  • Improved Interpretation of Electrical Resistivity Measurements in Mixed-Wet Rocks: An Experimental Core-Scale Application and Model Verification
  • A New Hierarchical Method for Rock Classification Using Well-Log-Based Rock Fabric Quantification

[SPWLA] Petrophysics Journal Vol.59 No.4 is available.

The electric copy of Petrophysics Journal Vol. 59 No.4, which is "SPECIAL ISSUE ON FLOW DIAGNOSTICS", is now available on SPWLA Web Page for the member. From this issue, paper-by-paper download got available.
Titles of the contents are:

  • Capillary Pressure Tutorial Part 1 - It's a Jungle in Here
  • Improved Aero/Hydro Flow-Rate Model Using Acoustics
  • Refining Interpretation Models of Multiphase Flow for Existing and Next- Generation on Production Logging Sensors
  • Effciency Improvements in Production Profiling Using Ultracompact Flow Array Sensing Technology
  • Downhole Sand-Production Evaluation for Sand-Management Applications
  • Production Monitoring Using Next-Generation Distributed Sensing Systems
  • ACG-20 Years of Downhole Surveillance History
  • Incorporating Flow Regimes Into Crushed-Rock Analysis to Better Understand Matrix Permeability and Pore Structure in Shales
  • Chargeability of Porous Rocks With or Without Metallic Particles

[JFES] JFES 2017 Symposium's best paper won SPWLA 2018 Student Paper Competition

The Presenter and paper, awarded as the Best Student Award of JFES 2017 Symposium, Mr. Belmiro Claudio de Almeida Narciso (Paper Title: "HISTORY MATCHING AND QUANTIFICATION OF UNCERTAINTY OF PRODUCTION FORECASTS USING HAMILTONIAN MONTE CARLO ALGORITHM"), won SPWLA 2018 student paper competition and was awarded as Best Masters Student Oral Presentation. Please refer page#21 of "SPWLA Today" Vol.1 No. 3 on SPWLA Homepage.

[SPWLA] Petrophysics Journal Vol.59 No.3 is available.

The electric copy of Petrophysics Journal Vol. 59 No.3 is now available on SPWLA Web Page for the member.
Titles of the contents are:

  • Matrix-Adjusted Shale Porosity Measured in Horizontal Wells
  • Water-Wet or Oil-Wet: is it Really That Simple in Shales?
  • A New Resistivity-Based Model for Improved Hydrocarbon Saturation Assessment in Clay-Rich Formations Using Quantitative Geometry of the Clay Network
  • Coherent Interpretation of Wideband Electromagnetic Measurements in the Millihertz to Gigahertz Frequency Range
  • A Physics-Based Model for the Dielectric Response of Shaly Sands and Continuous CEC Logging
  • Digital and Conventional Techniques to Study Permeability Heterogeneity in Complex Carbonate Rocks
  • Saturation-Height Modeling: Assessing Capillary Pressure Stress Corrections
  • NMR Relaxation of Surface-Functionalized Fe3O4 Nanoparticles

[SPWLA] Petrophysics Journal Vol.59 No.2 is available.

The electric copy of Petrophysics Journal Vol. 59 No.2 is now available on SPWLA Web Page for the member.
Titles of the contents are:

  • The Problem With Silt in Low-Resistivity Low-Contrast (LRLC) Pay Reservoirs
  • Nuclear Magnetic Resonance and Pore Coupling in Clay-Coated Sandstones With Anomalous Porosity Preservation, Água Grande Formation, Recôncavo Basin, Brazil
  • Simultaneous Neutron and X-Ray Imaging of 3D Structure of Organic Matter and Fracture in Shales
  • Calculating the Total Porosity of Shale Reservoirs by Combining Conventional Logging and Elemental Logging to Eliminate the Effects of Gas Saturation
  • Improving Dielectric Interpretation by Calibrating Matrix Permittivity and Solving Dielectric Mixing Laws With a New Graphical Method
  • Bakken Petroleum System Characterization Using Dielectric-Dispersion Logs
  • 2D Reservoir Imaging Using Deep Directional Resistivity Measurements
  • Downhole Estimation of Relative Permeability With Integration of Formation-Tester Measurements and Advanced Well Logs
  • Complex Lithofacies Identification Using Improved Probabilistic Neural Networks

[SPWLA] Petrophysics Journal Vol.59 No.1 is available.

The electric copy of Petrophysics Journal Vol. 59 No.1 is now available on SPWLA Web Page for the member.
Titles of the contents are:

  • A Blind Study of Four Digital Rock Physics Vendor Laboratories on Porosity, Absolute Permeability, and Primary Drainage Capillary Pressure Data on Tight Outcrops
  • Stress Sensitivity of Mercury-Injection Measurements
  • Microstructural Investigation of Stress-Dependent Permeability in Tight-Oil Rocks
  • Using Digital Rock Technology to Quality Control and Reduce Uncertainty in Relative Permeability Measurements
  • Using a Densitometer for Quantitative Determinations of Fluid Density and Fluid Volume in Coreflooding Experiments at Reservoir Conditions
  • Investigation of Salt-Bearing Sediments Through Digital Rock Technology Together With Experimental Core Analysis
  • Application of an Optimization Method for the Restoration of Core Samples for SCAL Experiments
  • Study on the Mechanism of Geostress Difference Effect on Tight Sandstone Resistivity and Its Correction Method
  • New Perspectivestion the Effects of Gas Adsorption on Storage and Production of Natural Gas From Shale Formations

Summary of SPWLA Webinar(Nov, 2017)

SPWLA Webinar "Lessons Learned in Permian Core Analysis: Comparison Between Retort, GRI, and Routine Methodologies" is summarizedhere(however, this is Japanese only).

Past Events & News(click title to see the content)

Table view of Activities
Date & Time
22nd Mar. 2018 15:30 - 17:30
Mitsui Oil Exploration Co.,Ltd(Hibiya Central Bldg., 2-9, Nishi-Shimbashi 1-chome, Minato-ku)
Talk 1:
Production Enhancement by using Jet Pump at the onshore oil field in Thailand.
Speaker 1:
Mr. Naohide HIGUCHI
Talk 2:
Application of Machine Learning Method for Evaluation of Reservoir Properties: Case in the Barents Sea, Norway.
Speaker 2:
Invitation to the Chapter Meeting
Date & Time
5th Dec. 2017 15:30 - 17:30
Shinkawa Kumin Kaikan
Talk 1:
Development of a subserface conceptual model for the upgrading geothermal reservoir
Speaker 1:
Mr. Hideaki HASEGAWA
Talk 2:
A wellbore hydrothermal simulation technology applicable to supercritical conditions
Speaker 2:
Satoshi UJO
Invitation to the Chapter Meeting
11-12 Oct 2017
Special Session
Total Presentations
26 technical presentations
~100 peoples

In thus symposium, around 90 peoples, including SPWLA post-presitent, current president, SPWLA asia regison director, and president of SPWLA Indonesia chapter, joined and enjoyed technical discussion and networking. Thaks for joining us!

The final program

We renewd our HP. It is re-written by using modern web technology, including HTML5/CSS3 and Javascript. Please inform us if you found something odd on this page. (2017/10/5)

According to By-Laws for JFES, new board member for the period of 2017-2019 were elected. The list of new board member is available at "About Us" Page.

Date & Time:
July 14, 2017, 15:30 -17:30
Talk 1:
"'Gas Effect' re-visit"
Speaker 1:
Talk 2:
"History of Oil Prices and Change in Oil Reservoirs and Petrophysics"
Speaker 2:
Shin'ichi SAKURAI
Invitation to the 100th Chapter Meeting
Date & Time:
March 30, 2017, 15:30 - 17:30
Talk 1:
“Long-term AE Monitoring for Geomechanical Surveillance of Reservoir and Seal Integrity"
Speaker 1:
Talk 2:
"Estimating Permeability Using Pore-throat Distribution From Mercury Intrusion Porosimetry"
Speaker 2:
Invitation to the 99th Chapter Meeting
Date & Time:
December 6, 2016, 15:30 -17:30
JX Nippon Oil & Gas Exploration
Talk 1:
"Application of real-time drilling fluid analysis service for reservoir fluid characterization during exploration drilling"
Speaker 1:
Chai Zhenjie (JX)
Talk 2:
"Key findings from different vintage seismic data in 1992 and in 2015"
Speaker 2:
Kaoru Yamaguchi (JX)
Invitation to the 98th Chapter Meeting
September 29-30, 2016
Special Session
Evolving E&P technologies
Invited Speakers
Dr. Makoto Miyairi (Former JFES President), Dr. Haruya Nakata (GERD President), & Dr. Yasuhiro Yamada (ODS Director, JAMSTEC)
# of Presentations
23 oral presentations
Symposium Program

In this year's symposium papers, Paper JFES-2016-P, "UNDERSTANDING LWD QUADRUPOLE SHEAR IN ANISOTROPIC ENVIRONMENTS" by Matthew Blyth(SLB), Naoki Sakiyama, Ryohei Iritani, Hiroaki Yamamoto and Henri-Pierre Valero(SKK) was selected as Best Paper

Date & Time:
July 6, 2016, 15:30 - 17:30
Waseda University
Talk 1:
"Development of Optimization Programs for Saving Labor and Cost"
Speaker 1:
Masanori Kurihara (Waseda Univ.)
Talk 2:
"Review and Analysis of Zonal Isolation Effectiveness in Carbonate Reservoirs Using Multi-Stage Stimulation Systems"
Speaker 2:
Kenji Furui (Waseda Univ.)
Invitation to the 96th Chapter Meeting
Date & Time:
March 16, 2016, 15:30 - 17:30
Schlumberger, Tokyo Office
Talk 1:
"Determination of Wettability from Magnetic Resonance Relaxation and Diffusion Measurements on Fresh-State Cores"
Speaker 1:
Chanh Cao Minh (SLB)
Talk 2:
"Overview of Distributed Optical Fiber Sensing for Oilfield Industry"
Speaker 2:
Toru Ikegami (SLB)
Invitation to the 95th Chapter Meeting
Date & Time:
January 29, 2016, 15:30 - 17:30
Mitsubishi Corporation Exploration (MCX)
Talk 1:
"Emerging Shale Gas Technology"
Speaker 1:
Yu Nakamura (MCX)
Talk 2:
"NMR Applications in Petroleum Engineering: Molecular Dynamics Simulation and Experimental Study"
Speaker 2:
Nobuhito Yoshitani (MCX)
Invitation to the 94th Chapter Meeting
Date & Time:
July 13, 2015, 15:30 - 17:30
JAMSTEC Hibiya Central Building
Talk 1:
"Well logging for science drilling at D/V Chikyu"
Speaker 1:
Yoshinori Sanada (JAMSTEC)
Talk 2:
"Data integration: Challenges of R&D Center for Drilling Science"
Speaker 2:
Yasuhiro Yamada (JAMSTEC)
Invitation to the 92nd Chapter Meeting
Date & Time:
March 4, 2015, 15:30 - 17:30
Mitsui Oil Exploration Co., Ltd.
Talk 1:
"Petroleum exploration and development of fluvial sandstone reservoirs in the northern Phitsanulok Basin, onshore Thailand"
Speaker 1:
Katsuro Moriyama (MOECO)
Talk 2:
"Current situation of shale gas development in US"
Speaker 2:
Takeshi Onishi (MOECO)
Invitation to the 91st Chapter Meeting
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