The Society of Petrophysicists and Well Log Analysts (SPWLA) India Chapter is engaged in the activities for ‘advancement of the science of formation evaluation’ of wells drilled for oil exploration and exploitation. The Society based at Mumbai is a chapter of SPWLA, Houston, Texas, USA and it is a non-profit organization. The chapter is a registered body under the Government of Maharashtra, India. Technical personnel from different E & P oil companies and service companies engaged in India are the members of the Society.
Society has 40 SPWLA, USA members and 160 Affiliated and 60 Student Members in the year 2008. The Executive Committee is an elected body which works without any pay, perks etc. Any person with an interest in the study of good logging, formation evaluation and reservoir characterization shall be eligible to become a member of the Chapter and shall be encouraged to become a member of the parent SPWLA.
Initially the Society was established in the year 1987 at Dehradun in the name of Joseph Koithara Well Logging Society (JKWLS) in fond memory of Late Shri Joseph Koithara, an eminent Petrophysicist of the country. It has been revived from dormant stage in 2005 and shifted its activities to Mumabi, a hub of hydrocarbon exploration in India. Subsequently it has been renamed as SPWLA-India chapter in 2007.
Aim and Objectives
In line with the objective of SPWLA, the chapter promotes the advancement of the science of Petrophysics and Formation Evaluation for Exploration and Production of hydrocarbons, with special emphasis on the Indian subcontinent. To achieve the objective the chapter organizes following activities.