Japan Formaiton Evaluation Society

JFES - A Chapter of SPWLA


2018/07/03: Announcing Extension of Abstracts Submission Deadline: JFES 2018 Symposium


Announcement of the 104th Chapter Meeting(20 July 2018)

The 104th Chapter Meeting will be held on 20th July at OYO. Please refer here for more detail. The title of planed presentasions are 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

The 103rd Chapter Meeting was held(22 Mar. 2018)

The 103rd Chapter Meeting was held on 22nd March at MOECO. Total 45 attendee discussed about two talk(Talk 1:Production Enhancement by using Jet Pump at the onshore oil field in Thailand. by Mr. Nishikawa, Talk 2: Application of Machine Learning Method for Evaluation of Reservoir Properties: Case in the Barents Sea, Norway. by Mr. Ryo SAKAMOTO).

Next Chapter Meeting will be held on late June or July.


[JFES] Announcing Extension of Abstracts Submission Deadline: JFES 2018 Symposium

Submission deadline of JFES Symposium 2018 extended till 9th July. Please visit this page for more detail, download the application form, and submit your abstract.

[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

[JFES] Call for Abstract: JFES 2018 Symposium

JFES Symposium 2018 will be held on 10/11 - 12. Please visit this page for more detail, and the application form for abstract.

[SPWLA] "Introduction To Basic Well Log Analysis Series" Webinar

SPWLA will offer a 6-part webinar series for non-petrophysicist and beginners in petrophysics and well log analysis.
Instructor, Dr. Dan Krygowski is one of author of the famous book,AAPG:"Basic Well Log Analysis, Second Edition".
Although cost is low ($50 par day), this webinar will be midnight in Japan(22:00~23:30) so please be careful. Please visit SPWLA Web Page for more detail.

Dr. Dan Krygowski, The Discovery Group
Six consecutive Thursdays; April 26, May 03, 10, 17, 24, 31
8:00am to 9:30am CST (1:00pm to 2:30pm UTC)
Session length:
90 minutes for each of the 6 sessions

[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] SPWLA Asia Pacific Technical Symposium

SPWLA Asia Pacific Technical Symposium will be held on 11/7-8, 2018 at Bogr, Indonesia. Please see Flyer for more datail.

[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

[SPWLA] Petrophysics Journal Vol.58 No.6 is available.

The electric copy of Petrophysics Journal Vol. 58 No.6 is now available on SPWLA Web Page for the member.
Titles of the contents are:

  • Driller’s Depth Quality Improvement: Way-Point Methodology
  • Characteriza on of Pore Structure Varia on and Permeability Heterogeneity in Carbonate Rocks Using MICP and Sonic Logs: Puguang Gas Field, China
  • 3D Printing Berea Sandstone: Testing a New Tool for Petrophysical Analysis of Reservoirs
  • Experimental Quantification of the Impact of Thermal Maturity on Kerogen Density
  • Impact of Different Cleaning Methods on Petrophysical Measurements

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).

Extended Abstracts of JFES 2017 Symposium are now available on OnePetro.

EAs can be purchased on OnePetro.

[OTHR] IP 2018 is released.

"Interactive Petrophysics(IP)" by Lloyd's Resister is updated (now it is "IP 2018").
Please visit Lloyd's Resister's page for more detail.

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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