Japan Formaiton Evaluation Society

JFES - A Chapter of SPWLA

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2021/4/6: Call for abstract is open!-the 26th JFES Annual Symposium

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Call for abstract is open!-the 26th JFES Annual Symposium

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, JFES committees have officially decided that the 26th JFES Symposium will be held as a virtual online event.

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Call for abstract is open until 17th May 2021.

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All persons involved in oil, gas, geothermal, geo-engineering industry and scientific drillings are invited to submit abstracts of papers for presenting at the symposium.

The petrophysical evaluation goes hand in hand with ambiguity of interpretation. The integration of two or more techniques is therefore frequently applied as a means of refining the evaluation. The integrated approach, for instance includes;

 Core – log integration
 Log – dynamic data (drill stem test, wireline formation test) integration
 Log – Seismic integration
 Seismic – non-seismic (Gravity, Magnetic) integration
 Seismic – remote sensing integration

Not to mention for the hydrocarbon reservoir evaluation, those approaches have been applied for monitoring natural hazards (such as earthquakes, landslides, volcanoes).

In the special session this year “Integrated Evaluation”, JFES will provide petrophysicists, geoscientists and engineers with an opportunity to share their expertise in applying integrated approach. We expect the symposium to be a platform of interaction of different disciplines, which might give the injection of different types of solutions.

SPWLA Japan chapter encourage students to participate and present. Best Student Awards will be presented to the outstanding presentation. The student awarded would be nominated for SPWLA student paper contest in the international SPWLA2022 symposium.

Invitation to the 113th Chapter Meeting(23 Mar 2021)

The 113th Chapter Meeting will be held on Tuesday, 23rd March, 2021, by online. Please see News Letter for more detail.

Date & Time
Tuesday, 23rd March, 2021, 15:30 – 17:30
Venue
Online
Language
Japanese
Presentation 1
Tubing inspection using a Multi Finger Caliper Tool by Slickline operation
(Masato Nakadai*, Masahiro Maruta*, Tanetomo Izumi**, Hikaru Kusanagi**)
*Geophysical Surveying Co. Ltd., **Japan Petroleum Exploartion Co. Ltd.
Presentation 2
Quantifying the mineralogy of a volcanic reservoir rock by integrated petrological analysis including thin section, XRF, XRD, RockEval, and SEM+EDS with Mineral mapping system
(Takeaki Otani*, Tetsuya Yamamoto*, Masahiko Yagi*, Tatsuya Hattori**)
*Japan Petroleum Exploartion Co. Ltd., **Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation

Invitation to the 112th Chapter Meeting(11 Dec 2020)

The 112th Chapter Meeting will be held on Friday, 11th December, 2020, by online. Please see News Letter for more detail.

Date & Time
Friday, 11th December, 2020, 15:30 – 17:30
Venue
Online
Language
Japanese
Presentation title
「海底表層地化学調査を用いたプロスペクト評価:リビア海上における実例」(Takeo AOYAMA, JX Nippon Oil & Gas Exploration)

JFES 2020 Virtual Seminar(4-5 Nov 2020) successfully held

JFES 2020 Virtual Semiar was successfully held on 4-5th November, 2020. Over 70 attendees enjoyed discussions on various topics such as porosity estimation workflow and machine learning application for reservoir characterization.

Date & Time
4-5th Nov, 2020, 15:00-17:00 (Online seminar), 17:00-17:30 (Networking time)
Venue
Online
Day 1 (4th Nov)
15:00-15:40
Possibility and Characteristics of CO2-based Fracturing in Granite from Conventional to Superhot Geothermal Conditions
Eko Pramudyo, Tohoku University Graduate School of Environmental Studies
15:40-16:20
Porosity Complexity in carbonate reservoirs *Japanese
Jiro Asada, Principal Geologist, Technology Promotion Department, INPEX Solutions, LTD
16:20-17:00
Simultaneous estimation of in situ porosity and thermal structure from core sample measurements and resistivity log data *Japanese
Suguru YABE, Researcher / Geological Survey of Japan, AIST
17:00-17:30 Networking
Day 2 (5th Nov)
15:00-15:40
Using machine learning to build detailed facies models at the basin & reservoir scale: Overcoming challenges in data quality to build more reliable & diverse training models.
Kian Wei Tan, Technical Consultant, Halliburton
15:40-16:20
Machine Learning-based Rock Type Classification Approach for Reservoir Distribution in Tensleep Formation.
Lilik T. Hardanto, Application Geoscientist, Emerson Automation Solutions.
16:40-17:00
Uncertainty and Spatial Modelling. Making ML and Geostatistics work together
Colin Daly, Advisor Property Modeling, Schlumberger Limited.
17:00-17:30 Networking

[JFES] The 26th JFES Symposium: Cancelled!

We regret to inform you that we have decided to cancel this year's symposium due to the unprecedented situation caused by COVID-19 pandemic.

We are looking into the possibility of an alternative online event. Please keep checking the undated information.

Invitation to the 111th Chapter Meeting(13 Jul 2020)

The 111th Chapter Meeting will held on Monday, 13th July, 2020, by online. Please see News Letter for more detail.

Presentation tiles are as below:

Date & Time
Monday, 13th July, 2020, 15:30 – 17:30
Venue
Online (Zoom meeting)
Presentation 1
"valuation for paleoenvironment and TOC by X-ray fluorescence (XRF) analysis in Eagle Ford" by Mr. Sota NAGASE (INPEX)
Presentation 2
"Bundle Tube Model - Is it real?" by Mr. Hideo KOMATSU (INPEX)

[JFES] Distinguished Lecture (2020/06/16,17)

JFES are going to provide JFES 2020 Distinguished Lecture on morning 6/16 and 6/17 as webinar style, as below.

First day's talk is an introductional talk provided by JFES Vice President, Mr. Y. Maehara, about conventional image analysis, and second day's talk is about sand counting by using ANN and image log, presented as SPWLA Symposium Paper 2019_M, by Dr. Bo Gong.

Please register for these talk at link below title of each talk.

6/16 9-10AM Introduction to JFES 2020 Distinguished Lecture:
"CONVENTIONAL SAND COUNTING WORKFLOW USING BOREHOLE IMAGES FOR THIN BEDS RESERVOIR CHARACTERIZATION by Mr. Yuki Maehara, SLB (JFES Vice President)
Please register for 6/16's talk at this link
6/17 9-10AM JFES 2020 Distinguished Lecture:
"ESTIMATING NET SAND FROM BOREHOLE IMAGES IN LAMINATED DEEPWATER RESERVOIRS WITH A NEURAL NETWORK" by Dr. Bo Gong, Chevron
Please register for 6/17's talk at this link

Report of the 110th Chapter Meeting(28 Nov 2019)

The 110th Chapter Meeting has been held on Thursday, 28th November, 2019, at Waseda Univ.

Date & Time
Thursday, November 28, 2019, 15:30 – 17:30
Venue
Nishi-Waseda Campus, Waseda University, the 62nd-W bld., 1st Floor, large conference room
3-4-1 Ookubo, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Presentation 1
"Outline of the project for development of supercritical geothermal resources (in Japanese)" by by Dr. Hiroshi Asanuma (FREA, AIST)
Presentation 2
"Numerical simulations of permeability development in supercritical geothermal systems (in Japanese)" by Dr. Norihiro Watanabe (FREA, AIST)
Presentation 3
"Hydromechanical properties of 3D printed fractures with controlled surface roughness (in Japanese)" by Dr. Takuya Ishibashi (FREA, AIST)

[JFES] The 25th JFES Symposium is finished(25-26 Sep. 2019)

JFES2019 Simposium

The 25th JFES Symposium(25-26th September, 2019) was finished. Thanks for your attending! The Symposium's photo(including icebreaker) can be found here(ID and Password is required. ID and Password will be sent to the attendee).

New board members for 2019-2021 was introduced at JFES general meeting held on 25th. You can find list of new board here.

The 108th Chapter Meeting was held(11 July 2019)

The 108th Chapter Meeting was successfully held on Thursday, 11th July, 2019. Aroud 40 atendees enjoyed discussion about rock strength estimation based on drilling parameter and probablistic log analysis. The detail is as below.

Date & Time
Thursday, July 11, 2019, 15:30 – 17:30
Venue
Conference room A/B, JAMSTEC
Fukokuseimei Bld. 23F, 2-2-2 Uchisaiwaicho, Chiyoda City, Tokyo, 100-0011, Japan
Presentation 1
"Evaluation of in-situ formation strength based on drilling performance parameters" by Mr. Yohei Hamada (JAMSTEC)
Presentation 2
"Multi Mineral Modeling Inversion and Overcoming Uncertainty of Well Log Data" by Mr. Diego Vasquez (Emerson)
Ice Breaker(18:00~)
Around 20 attendees joined.

The 107th Chapter Meeting was held(14 Mar 2019)

The 107th Chapter Meeting was held on Thursday, 14th March, 2019, as below.

Date & Time
Thursday, Marth 14, 2019, 15:30 – 17:30
Venue
Schlumberger K. K.
9th Floor, Mercros Building 3-9, Nihonbashi 3-chome, Chuo-ku Tokyo 103-0027, Japan
Presentation 1
"Well Log Analysis with Class-Based Machine Learning for Petrophysics" by Mr. Yuki Maehara
Presentation 2
"Borehole Image for Carbon Capture Storage Site Selection and Operation" by Mr. Somenath Kar

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
Venue
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.

News

[JFES] JFES 2019 Symposium's best paper won SPWLA 2020 Student Paper Competition

The Presenter and paper, awarded as the Best Student Award of JFES 2019 Symposium, Mr. Eko Pramudyo (Paper Title: "Supercritical Carbon Dioxide Fracturing of Granite From Conventional to Superhot Geothermal Conditions"), won SPWLA 2020 student paper competition and was awarded as 1st Place Oral Msc category (Paper Title: "Creating complex fracture patterns at lower pressures by CO2-based fracturing in granite from conventional to superhot geothermal conditions"). Please refer page#9 of "SPWLA Today" Vol. 3 No. 4 on SPWLA Homepage.

[SPWLA] Petrophysics Journal Vol.61 No.1 is available.

The electric copy of Petrophysics Journal Vol. 61 No.1 is now available on SPWLA Web Page for the member.
Titles of the contents are:

  • (Tutorial)Simulation of Borehole Nuclear Measurements: A Practical Tutorial Guide for Implementation of Monte Carlo Methods and Approximations Based on Flux Sensitivity Functions
  • Comparison of the Russian and Western Resistivity Logs in Typical Western Siberian Reservoir Environments: A Numerical Study
  • Response Characteristics of an Array Induction Tool in Heterogeneous Anisotropic Formations
  • A Physics-Driven Deep-Learning Network for Solving Nonlinear Inverse Problems
  • Bayesian Geosteering Using Sequential Monte Carlo Methods
  • Untangle Shale and Gas Effects to Estimate Porosity and Net/Gross Ratio Using a Boomerang Workflow—A Case Study in Shoreface Reservoirs in Brunei

Extended Abstracts of JFES 2019 Symposium are now available on OnePetro.

EAs can be purchased on OnePetro.

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

EAs can be purchased on OnePetro.

[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.

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

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
Date & Time
22nd Mar. 2018 15:30 - 17:30
Venue
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:
Ryo SAKAMOTO
Invitation to the Chapter Meeting
Date & Time
5th Dec. 2017 15:30 - 17:30
Venue
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
Date
11-12 Oct 2017
Venue
JOGMEC-TRC
Special Session
EOR/IOR
Total Presentations
26 technical presentations
Atendee
~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
Venue:
INPEX CORPORATION
Talk 1:
"'Gas Effect' re-visit"
Speaker 1:
Yuhei AIHARA (INPEX)
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
Venue:
JAPEX
Talk 1:
“Long-term AE Monitoring for Geomechanical Surveillance of Reservoir and Seal Integrity"
Speaker 1:
Yusuke KUMANO (JAPEX)
Talk 2:
"Estimating Permeability Using Pore-throat Distribution From Mercury Intrusion Porosimetry"
Speaker 2:
Takashi TSUJI (JAPEX)
Invitation to the 99th Chapter Meeting
Date & Time:
December 6, 2016, 15:30 -17:30
Venue:
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
Date
September 29-30, 2016
Venu
TRC-JOGMEC, Chiba
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
Venue:
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
Venue:
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
Venue:
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
Venue:
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
Venue:
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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