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Roland Chemali

About Roland Chemali

Roland Chemali is Chief Petrophysicist for Sperry Drilling Services and Halliburton Technology Fellow. Distinguished Speaker SPWLA 2004 and 2008, and Distinguished Lecturer SPE for 2010-2011. Roland earned engineering degrees from the Ecole Polytechnique of Paris and from the French Petroleum Institute and a Master’s in Mathematics from LSU. Roland has co-authored over 60 papers and patents in formation evaluation and geosteering. He has received multiple awards including the Technical Achievement Award from the Society of Petrophysicists and Well Log Analysts (SPWLA). He currently serves as President of SPWLA 2012-13

Computing Hydrocarbon Saturation in Laminated Reservoirs

Under the general designation of thinly bedded reservoirs, a large class of hydrocarbon bearing formations exhibit widely varying characteristics. The thickness of the laminations may be as little as few millimeters and as large as several centimeters. While laminated reservoirs are generally assumed to be made up of sand-shale sequences, many include carbonate layers or more complex lithology. In the case of thick...


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