SPWLA France Chapter

The SPWLA France Chapter (formerly SAID), French Chapter of the Society of Petrophysicists and Well Log Analysts (SPWLA)*, is a non-profit making professional organization aiming at sharing knowledge, know-how and fieldwork experiences among scientists, engineers, managers and students about geological formation evaluation techniques covering surface, subsurface and laboratory measurements.  It embraces all data acquisition types performed while drilling, logging or with the mean of surface surveys.


SPWLA France, section locale française de la Society of Petrophysicists and Well Log Analysts (SPWLA), est une association à but non lucratif, sur participation individuelle, dont l’objet est de faire partager les connaissances, le savoir faire et l’expérience de terrain des scientifiques, ingénieurs, managers et étudiants sur les techniques d’évaluation des formations géologiques. Cela couvre les mesures de surface, subsurface et laboratoire, incluant tous les types de données obtenues au cours des opérations de forage et de logging.


*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.


Main goals

The association will propose initiatives, coordinate them and implement the necessary means to the realization of activities for the promotion of the science of the formation evaluation :


    • Diffusion of information to any interested person
    • Communication and illustration of good practices applied to oil & gas, mining and energy industries
    • Preservation and diffusion to professionals of working , technical, scientific and ethical standards
    • Setting, maintenance and promotion of the science of formation evaluation. To do so, the association organizes workshops, conferences, demonstrations, communication and training campaigns and participates to the professional networks in the field of petrophysics 


of the board 


steering commitee


CAROLI Emmanuel


Ingénieur Géologue, Total




Ingénieur Géologue, Consultant

Sans titre-1

JACOLIN Jean-Etienne


Ingénieur Géologue, Schlumberger

Sans titre-1

BOYER Sylvain


Ingénieur Géologue, Retraité, Institut Français du Pétrole (IFP School ) 

Sans titre-1

MARCHE Olivier

Secrétaire technique

Ingénieur en Physique, Schlumberger

Our history

Creation of a professional association called : S.A.I.D : Société pour l’Avancement de l’Interprétation des Diagraphies 


It is the first SPWLA chapter open abroad. The founding members are :


Autric André, Hossin André, Lebreton Francisque, Misk André, Pied Bernard, Poimboeuf Fernand, Poupon André, Quint Michel, Rocca Marc, Vincent René. 


in 1966

1st Annual Logging Symposium in Paris


in 1972

2nd Annual Logging Symposium in Paris


in 1973

5th European Logging Symposium in Paris


in 1977

7th European Logging Symposium in Paris


in 1981

12th International Logging Symposium in Paris


in 1989

26th Annual SPWLA Logging Symposium in Paris



in 1995

European Symposium SAID-EAGE “Paris 2000”

6-8 Nov 2000 



80th anniversary of the First log in Pechelbronn Trip to Pechelbronn and Crève-Coeur en Auge in Normandy



Last technical meeting in Pau and stand by until June 2015



Restart of activity under impulsion of TOTAL with election of a new board


in June 2015

Signature of the SPWLA Charter.

SAID renamed “SPWLA France Chapter”



in 2018