FESAus organises a Monthly Technical Meeting and other training courses.
Most of these events are now recorded on film, then made available on our website in the form of webcasts, to facilitate the diffusion of the knowledge across our large country.
We therefore request that presenters read and complete the Presenters’ Agreement electronically.
The preferred format for presentation material is Powerpoint, and if your presentation requires sound, please let us know ahead of time so we can prepare for that.
Other resources for presenter will be made available in this area of our website.
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PPPEDIA was a project initially started by the Data Standards and Best Practices Group in 2006. It aimed to address some of the Frequently Asked Questions which Formation Evaluation professionals have or get.
The project started as a community-built online reference which we had called PPPEDIA, for PetroPhysics encycloPEDIA. Subsequently the project was migrated to Wikipedia as a Wikiproject on Formation Evaluation.
For reference, here are some of the questions which we felt should be addressed:
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- Depth: which curve to use as reference?
- How to structure a logging program?
- How to structure a core analysis program?
- How to structure a well log interpretation report
- What remarks to put on the log header?
- Rw catalogue for Western Australia? (on-going)
- Rw: methods for Rw in the hydrocarbon zone
- Laterolog vs. Induction
- Overview of versions and vintages of logging tools
- Good practices: units, e.g. PU, W/W, V/V, G/CC, G/C3, etc
- Overview of drilling mud names, additives, LCM
- Log header: Time Since Circulation
- Recommended log processing sequence
- Definitions of porosity
- How to edit logs?
- How to determine the correct scales for N-D logs?
- How to choose cutoffs?
- Which GR do I pick as reference for the well?
- What information to record during and after a logging job?
- What does this mud additive / LCM do to my logs?
- How to “integrate” core data to a log interpretation?
- How to “normalize” log data?
- How to “normalize” core data?
- What is this log mnemonic?
- What is does this log parameter do?
- What is “stick-and-pull” and what to do about it?
- How accurate is MWD depth?
- In what sequence was the log recorded?
- Well / hole naming conventions?
- How to define the required lab conditions for core analysis?
From 2009, the Formation Evaluation Society of Australia has initiated a “Distinguished Lectures” series to bring landmark lectures to audiences across Australia outside of Perth.
2011 Distinguished Lecturer #1: Dr. Joseph Hamilton
A FESAus roadshow featuring the topic “Clay” (as presented in Perth in 2010) and was presented Dr. Joseph Hamilton in Brisbane, Canberra, Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide during August 2011.
Joseph is Senior Reservoir Minerologist with Ammtec Ltd with a BSc from London University and a DPhil from Oxford University. From 1975 to 1988 he held research positions as a geochemist at Columbia, Glasglow and Cambridge Universities. From 1988 to 2003 he held various positions as a geochemist at management positions in CSIRO and in the Australian Petroleum CRC. This period was followed by two years of the running the Petroleum Geoscience Unit of the University of the West Indies. Subsequently he returned to Australia and is now Senior Reservoir Minerologist with AMMTEC. During his career he has received four best paper awards from international conferences an has more than 100 published papers.
2011 Distinguished Lecturer #2: Cherie Sims
Cherie presented her SPE paper entitled “Unveiling Invisible Pay” at a series of joint FESAus/PESA lectures in Canberra, Brisbane and Adelaide during April 2011.
Cherie is a Petrophysicist with Shell Development Australia.
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A main mission of the Formation Evaluation Society of Australia is to promote the diffusion of knowledge on Formation Evaluation in many different ways.
Here are some of our related activities:
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- Every year, FESAus awards the Hugh Crocker Scholarship to a full time post graduate student in Australia, who is undertaking a project: with relevance to Formation Evaluation, and that has scholastic merit.
- FESAus has an Education Ambassador who is a senior Formation Evaluation professional keen to communicate to young adults and students his enthusiasm for the discipline and the industry, and to share some of his insights and stories.
- Since 2009, the Formation Evaluation Society of Australia promotes a “Distinguished Lectures” series, to bring landmark lectures to audiences across Australia.