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  : The technical session  with the presentation of Erik Wielemaker on ” Delineating the Geothermal Structure and Flow Properties in a Sub-Horizontal Well with the Use of Wireline and LWD Data in a Multiphysics Approach” , has taken place on Friday, 11 September 2020 , 13:30-14:30 via SPWLA GoToWebinar.

See “Events” section  for details.


SPWLA France  : The technical session ” Back To Basics : LQC and Log Interpretation” has taken place on Friday June, 19 , 12:00-13;00 : via SPWLA GoToWebinar with 2  presentations  :   

Martin Storey, SPWLA 2019 Distinguished lecturer  :   “Log Quality Control , Easy as 1-2-3” and

Paul Spooner ( LR )  : “Lifting the Fog of Confusion Surrounding Deterministic Petrophysics”

See “Events” section  for details.


Results of 2020 elections with new board and technical sessions  :  see  “Events ” section

Recently elected board will meet to define the future technical sessions for 2020 , via Web Link or somewhere in Paris Area



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.

Resultats des élections de 2020 avec  nouveau Conseil d’administration et sessions techniques :  voir la section “Events ”  


*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 for 2020 – 2021 


Jean-Etienne JACOLIN


Petrophysicist, Wellbore Interpretation Expert

Schlumberger MpTC, 34 – Montpellier


Ms Mei HAN



STORENGY-ENGIE , 92 – Bois-Colombes 


Jérôme LAVAL



IFP School,  92 Rueil-Malmaison 



Admin Secretary


TOTAL E&P , Paris La Défense


Ms Samira AHMAD

Technical Secretary

EUR SIS Petrophysics Domain Expert 

Schlumberger STS , Paris La Défense  


Emmanuel CAROLI

Member of the CA


TOTAL , 64 – Pau  


Armando ARAUJO

Member of the CA


TOTAL E&P , Paris La Défense



Member of the CA 


Ile de France  



Member of the CA


Schlumberger MpTC , 34- Montpellier  

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 were :

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

April, 24 1972

in 1972

2nd Annual Logging Symposium in Paris

October,  15 1973

in 1973

5th European Logging Symposium in Paris

October , 20, 21 1977

in 1977

7th European Logging Symposium in Paris

October 21, 22, 23 1981

in 1981

9th International Formation Evaluation Symposium in Paris

October 24, 25, 26 1984

in 1984

12th International Formation Evaluation Symposium in Paris

October 24, 25, 26, 27 1989

in 1989

36th Annual SPWLA Logging Symposium in Paris

June, 26 – 29 1995



Program of technical sessions, Posters, Events

see Archives

in 1995

70th Anniversary of first Log ( Pechelbronn Sept 1927 )

First page in French :


Brochure in french  : ( 24 pages –  10 Mo )


in 1997

SAID chapter  :  Award of Best Chapter for 1998 during the 39th SPWLA Symposium in Oslo 

Creation of the SAID Web site

in 1999

EAGE-SAID European Symposium “Paris 2000”

6-8 Nov 2000  

Coverpage :  EAGE_SAID_PARIS_2000_Coverpage

Paris 2000 : Program of sessions & Posters : see ” Archives

in 2000

80th anniversary of the First Schlumberger log in Pechelbronn

  • Technical session in Ecole Centrale de Paris
  • Trip to Pechelbronn in Alsace: Diffenbach-Les-Woerth – Merkwiller Museum  
  • Trip to Crève-Coeur en Auge in Normandy-Schlumberger  Museum 
in 2007

Last technical meeting in Pau and stand by until June 2015

in 2008

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

Technical sessions :

  • NMR
  • Dielectric
in June 2015

Technical sessions : 

  • Borehole Geology Imaging
  • Core , Logs and Rock Types
in 2016

Election of a new CA and board for 2018 –  2019

Technical Sessions:

  • Dynamic Reservoir Evaluation
  • Paper NNN – CCC (SPWLA Symposium 2016 )
  • Introduction to Big Data & Machine learning in Petrophysics
in 2017

Signature of the SPWLA Charter.

SAID renamed “SPWLA France Chapter”

Creation of SPWLA France web site

Technical Sessions  :

  • Borehole Seismic
  • Geothermics
in 2018

Technical Sessions : 

  • Formation Evaluation in Unconventionnal
  • Petrophysical Interpretation Software Solutions
in 2019

New SPWLA France by-Laws  ( Statuts) with Réglement Intérieur  / RGPD Chart &  Ethic Chart

New Conseil d’Administration and new Board for 2020 & 2021

For Upcoming events and for  content of technical sessions from 2015 to 2020  : Events

For content of technical sessions for 1995 and from 2000 to 2007 : Archives

in 2020