About Us

 

The Society of Petrophysicists and Well Log Analysts (SPWLA) is a nonprofit corporation dedicated to the advancement of the science of petrophysics and formation evaluation, through well logging and other formation evaluation techniques and to the application of these techniques to the exploitation of gas, oil and other minerals. Founded in 1959, SPWLA provides information services to scientists in the petroleum and mineral industries, serves as a voice of shared interests in our profession, plays a major role in strengthening petrophysical education, and strives to increase the awareness of the role petrophysics has in the Oil and Gas Industry and the scientific community.

 

Chapter history

The local chapter was initially started in Oct 2007, by meeting Petrophysicists both in oil and services companies. A request petition and local chapter by laws were sent to the main SPWLA board to vote on the request. The Kuwait chapter was approved in Feb 2008 SPWLA board meeting and hence the foundation of the SPWLA-Kuwait chapter named as "The Formation Evaluation Society of Kuwait (FESK)".

 

Subsequently, a board was formed involving both oil and service companies. The board approved the chapter by-laws and also, 4 office bearers were elected through consensus of the board members. Afterwards, every year during the event of May annual election is being held to elect new office bearers.


Welcoming this new chapter for a noble cause, Schlumberger, Halliburton and Baker Hughes sponsored 3 events of 2008 starting March 2008. Despite a very difficult year in 2008, due to financial crisis, we managed to hold 8 events during 2008-2009 with the first one being sponsored by KOC. Since then Kuwait chapter has been successful in holding 8 events every chapter years with the great support of oil and service companies. Adding feather to the success, with the kind encouragement and support of sponsors we organized our first "Topical Conference" during October 201 and it was grand success