President SPWLA Houston Chapter
Name: Jeff Crawford
Company: Halliburton Energy Services
Jeff Crawford joined Halliburton as a nuclear physicist after earning his Ph.D in physics from the University of Oklahoma in 2013. Currently, he is the team lead for nuclear research and development. For the past year and a half, he has served as the event coordinator for the SPWLA Houston chapter, organizing events such as the previous two annual software and technology shows, a topical conference on cased-hole petrophysics, a machine learning bootcamp, and serving on the steering committee for the international topical conference on data analytics. Recently, he was a primary contributor in preparing the Houston chapter’s bid to host the 2019 international symposium in Houston, which was subsequently accepted by the international board of directors. He will be serving as the co-chair on the organizing committee for the 2019 symposium.
VP Northside Chapter
Name: Fransiska Goenawan
Fransiska Goenawan received her Master’s degree in Chemical Engineer from Bandung Institute of Technology. She started her career as a lecturer in the Chemical Engineering Department at Parahyangan University, Indonesia. Her professional career in oil and gas industry started at 2004 when she accepted role as wireline Field Engineer for both Open Hole and Cased Hole Services for Halliburton in Duri, Indonesia. After 2 years, she joined the Formation and Reservoir Team handling formation and evaluation project across the Delta Mahakam and deep water areas. Attempting to gain balanced knowledge and experience, she joined an operator as a Petrophysicist in Jakarta. In 2017 she returned to Halliburton in Houston in the Formation Evaluation and Reservoir Solution team as Geoscientist working on North American projects, onshore and offshore, with special interest in integrated cased hole formation evaluation. Fransiska is a member of SPWLA and SPE.
VP Westside Chapter
Name: Rohollah A. Pour
Company: Alpha Plus Reservoir Solutions
Rohollah A. Pour is a business development manager and Petrophysicist consultant at Alpha Plus Reservoir Solutions. Previously he worked as a Petrophysicist at BP Brazil exploration and also at BP L48 unconventional. Rohollah received his PhD and MSE in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin, MS degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Sharif University, and BS in Mechanical engineering from University of Tehran. Rohollah’s expertise includes dynamic fluid-flow simulations, mud-filtrate invasion, phase behavior, wettability, formation-tester modeling, HA/HZ resistivity modeling, rock-typing for tight-gas sand, NMR log processing, sonic image log, and integrated petrophysical evaluation of carbonate reservoirs. He is a member of SPWLA and he has served in several university and professional organizations including GEC, UT-PGSA, SPWLA Austin Chapter, SPWLA Rt-SIG, and VP Westside SPWLA Houston Chapter 2014-2015.
VP Downtown Chapter
Name: Oyewole, Emmanuel
Company: BHP Billiton
Emmanuel Oyewole is a specialist Petrophysicist at BHP supporting the Atlantis field development. He has a master’s degree in petroleum engineering from Texas A&M University and a bachelors in mechanical engineering from Georgia Tech. Prior to joining BHP, he worked as a graduate research assistant at the multiscale formation evaluation group directed by Dr. Zoya Heidari. He’s thesis was on pore-scale simulation of electrical current and fluid flow in carbonate rocks. He’s technical interests include reservoir engineering, geomechanics and digital rock physics. Outside of work, Emmanuel likes travelling, discussing foreign affairs and dining out with friends.
Name: Tianmin Jiang
Tianmin Jiang is a Senior Petrophysicist at Schlumberger in Houston, Texas. Since joining Schlumberger in 2009, his work focuses on integrated interpretation with well logs, formation testing and core analysis for conventional and shale oil/gas reservoirs in Gulf of Mexico and US Land. He has published 20+ technical papers and has been granted three patents. Tianmin graduated from Tsinghua University in 2004 with BS and MS in Chemical Engineering. He obtained his PhD in Chemical Engineering from Rice University in 2009. He is an active member of SPE since 2005 and SPWLA since 2010.
Name: Yinxi Zhang
Company: Baker Hughes
Yinxi Zhang graduated from the Well-logging Lab at University of Houston with a Ph. D. degree in 2014. She has been working with Baker Hughes since 2015. She is a Research & Development Scientist and works on tool physics and log interpretation of dielectric and resistivity logging tools. She is an active SPWLA member and has served as Secretary of SPWLA Resistivity SIG for year 2016 - 2017.
Name: Christopher Jones
Company: Halliburton Energy Services
Christopher Jones has 17 years' oilfield experience in including topics of exploration and production of petroleum, aqueous, and rock geochemistry, PVT lab experimentation, and formation testing and sampling. He has directly supervised three geochemistry laboratories, managed both domestic and international laboratories including two petroleum fluids PVT laboratories, a sensor prototyping laboratory and two optics laboratories. Christopher helped develop and field test various surface data logging (Advanced Mud Logging) applications including the LaserStrat chemo-stratigraphy analyzer, the ARMIS™ TDL Gas Isotopic Spectroscopy, and field core analysis capabilities. Christopher started the Halliburton Fluid ID R&D group which has been responsible for the release and commercialization of Halliburton's downhole fluid analysis laboratory. Christopher has a Master's of Science in Physical Chemistry with a specialization in chemometrics, the chemistry data science discipline. Additionally, he has 38 graduate hours in geochemistry studies. He has a combination of 29 publications and presentations and has been issued 97 US patents with additional international patents.
Webmaster SPWLA Houston Chapter
Name: Amir Rangwala
Company: BHP Billiton
Amir Rangwala is currently a Principle Petrophysicist 1 working for BHP Billiton Petroleum. He obtained his Masters in Petroleum Geology from The University of Karachi. He has more than 15 years of experience working with different companies. Started his career with Pasminco Exploration as an Exploration Geologist. Later joined Baker Hughes as Mud Logger. Also worked as Well site Geologist, Image Processing Analysist and Petrophysicist. Before joining BHP he was working with Maersk Oil as Senior Petrophysicist – Exploration GoM & Brazil. He used to work for Schlumberger as Techlog Trainer and Support Petrophysicist. Amir took over SPWLA webmaster responsibility since Jan 2015.