2022 Houston SPWLA Chapter Officers
Bernd Ruehlicke is president of Eriksfiord Inc., part of the Eriksfiord group. Bernd worked at Z&S Geologi, PGS and Landmark, where he built interpretation modules in RECALL. Bernd is the domain expert for image logs and geomechanics in the Eriksfiord group. He holds a BS in Computer Science and MS in Mathematics from Aarhus University in Denmark and an MBA from the University of Houston. Bernd did hold the position of VP Westside for the Houston Chapter 2020-22 and likes to search for big prime numbers in his spare time while using Eigenvectors helping clients to de-mystify complicated reservoirs.
Amer Hanif is Formation Evaluation Lead, with Baker Hughes Reservoir Technology Services. He has over 30 years of professional experience, in well log analysis and petrophysics, with three oilfield service providers, and with assignments in multiple regions around the world. In his current role, he leads a team of multi-disciplinary experts providing technical support on petrophysics projects globally. He also works closely with, Technology & Engineering Centers on development of new technology for sub-surface evaluation, on competency and career development of new geoscientists, and FE Community of Practice activities within Baker Hughes. He is a member of SPWLA, SPE and has previously served as a board member of Canadian Well Logging Society (CWLS). Outside of work he enjoys spending time with family and friends, and is part of Baker Multicultural Resource Group with its aim to empower people from all cultures bring in their unique perspectives and diversity of experiences. Amer holds a M.S. degree from University of Texas at Austin, TX.
Artur Posenato Garcia
Artur Posenato Garcia works as a Research Petrophysicist/Earth Scientist for Chevron ETC in Houston. He earnt his Ph.D. in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin in 2020. Additionally, Artur has 7+ years of industry experience working for Petrobras, Aker Solutions/MHWirth, and Embraer. Artur in his role of Editor 2020-22 did
rejuvenate the Houston chapter Newsletter and made sure for consistent
Neal Cameron graduated with a B.B.A. in 2006 from Texas State University and joined the Oil and Gas industry in early 2012. His first position was as a Sales Engineer for one of the largest Global Oil and Gas Service companies. During his time in that role, he was charged with Sales and Account Management covering clients with drilling operations in the major oil and gas basins in the U.S.A. After 3 years, Neal joined GEOLOG International as the North America Sales Manager and is currently responsible for Business Development for the US Onshore, Alaska, Offshore Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean offshore region as well as supporting other international projects for clients headquartered in US. The main services he is focused on currently fall under real-time Drilling monitoring and optimization, Reservoir Characterization, Geochemistry, Formation Evaluation and Geochemical Laboratory Services. He has also participated in promoting Client workshops, seminars and supported in sponsoring oil and gas industry conferences, symposiums, and local chapters.
Ronke Olutola (nee Aderibigbe) joined BHP as a petrophysicist for the central Gulf of Mexico exploration group after earning her Ph.D. in Petroleum Engineering from Texas A&M University in 2016. Since joining BHP in 2016, she has worked in the geological business group supporting formation evaluation and characterization.
Hans Wong joined Halliburton in 2003 as a MLWD field engineer. He then switched to Service Quality and QA Engineer before his current role as a Senior Technical Advisor in Global Technical Services group in Houston, providing technical assistant across various MLWD tools between operation and technology. Outside of the oil and gas industry, he is an active volunteer for a non-profit 501(c)(3) running club; serving as an at-large director from 2016-2018 and secretary from 2019 to date. Since 2017, he has also been the volunteer marketing and communications director for the Houston Half Marathon & 10k, an event with over 7000 athletes. In this role, Hans oversees and implements various new programs focused on enhancing the race experience, increasing event visibility, and better engaging with the local running community.
QinShan “Shan” Yang
QinShan “Shan” Yang is a Senior Advisor at GOWell at Houston. Currently, he is the leader and advisor in the field of well integrity, acoustic/EM tool physics, and DAS/DTS projects. Shan has more than 19 years of experience in the industry. Throughout his career, Shan has worked in various positions for Schlumberger, CNPC, and now at GOWell. He has published 20+ technical papers and holds 10+ patents. Shan received Ph.D. in Signal and Information processing from the Chinese Academy of Science and his post-doctoral study on the formation evaluation and unconventional reservoir from The University of Texas at Austin. Shan is an active SPWLA, SPE, and SEG member and involved in volunteering activities. He was awarded as 2021-2022 SPWLA distinguished speaker and the paper was selected as one of the best papers from the 2021 Symposium. When not working, he likes tennis, boardgame, and volunteering. He is an active member and serves as the President at a Toastmaster club.
Tianmin Jiang is a Staff Petrophysicist in Geoscience group of Conocophillips in Houston. He has more than ten years of experience in oil and gas industry. His current focus is on integrated petrophysical interpretation with novel NMR techniques. He has published numerous technical papers and has been granted four patents. In 2009-2019, he worked in Schlumberger as a petrophysicist on log analysis and interpretation. He received his BS and MS from Tsinghua University in 2002 and 2004, and his PhD from Rice University in 2009, all in Chemical Engineering. He is an active member of SPE since 2005 and SPWLA since 2010.