Denver Well Logging Society Chapter of the SPWLA

Meeting Information

"Untangling Acoustic Anisotropy"

Jennifer Market

The abstract for this month's talk as well as the speaker biography may be found in this publication.


From the President

Suzanne Heskin

Thanks to all who trekked to the alternate lunch location last month. I hope it was a great meeting. Being flexible is important, especially in times like these. This is a good time to think about how we can do things differently, or what we can do differently to help the industry, our coworkers, or ourselves. Perhaps it is something big, but sometimes small changes can cause a ripple effect. 

Please look for upcoming announcements about the Spring Workshop and attend if you can. Continuing to learn and network is key!

Lastly, go Broncos!


From the Vice President - Technology

Bob Cluff (The Discovery Group)

The DWLS Spring Workshop will be on the topic of the Midland Basin.  Here is the speaker line up so far.

  • Robert Baumgardner, Texas Bureau of Economic Geology
  • Reed Olmstead, IHS Energy
  • Michael Holmes, Digital Formation Inc.
  • Ravinath Kausik, Schlumberger
  • Tim McGinley, Laredo
  • Kent Newsham, Oxy
  • Randy Miller, Core Labs

Stay tuned for the complete slate as well as topic titles and abstracts.


From the Past President

Katerina Yared (QEP) - filling in

Dear DWLS members, it is in these hard times that we try and make the best out of our situation. Using a quote from Mahatma Gandhi: "The future depends on what you do today".- There is no better time than now to volunteer for the DWLS board and keep connected with the oil and gas industry. Become actively involved and help keep the networking and knowledge-sharing efforts as well as expertise in our chapter. We are a strong community and we hope you can help us keep our members up-to-date and informed. This last year has been tough for everyone. You can help do your part for all good reasons. If you are interested please come talk to me at our meetings or email me:

The current board has done a great job in keeping us informed and connected all through the year despite the hardships in their lives. I want to thank them all again for their time and for a job well done! Thank you!

And of course last but not least: GO BRONCOS!

See you soon and be safe.


From the Webmaster

Tony Holmes (Digital Formation)

It is time once again we remind you that the DWLS has several items for sale, most of which are extremely fascinating to those of us "in the know."  Even if you were not aware of these before, now is your chance to become part of the "in" crowd.  Actually, for most of the items we just want to recoup the costs already paid out, so please don’t think you are funding a vacation for your Board.  The notable exception is Phil Nelson's book, where all of the proceeds go to SPWLA scholarships.  Please visit and find the next gem for your bookshelf.


SPWLA Events

2016 Annual Symposium, June 25-29, 2016 (Reykjavik, Iceland)

Meeting Details

Beverage Sponsor
Due to the difficult times, the Board of Directors has reluctantly decided to put the monthly free beverages program on hiatus.  We will still accept sponsorship if you would like to offer it, but we will no longer be spending time and effort in an attempt at finding willing sponsors.

11:20 am - 1:30 pm
Breckenridge Colorado Craft
(tell me how to get there)
$20 per person
$25 at the door (space permitting)
Must be made on-line at before 5 PM on Thursday, . Or click below to go directly to PayPal.

Please note that the room has a maximum capacity of about 100 people. We have generally allowed walk-ins in the past. However, if we approach this limit with paid reservations, walk-ins will be turned away!
Cancellations must be made no later than 5 PM the Friday prior to the talk, or you will be responsible for the full cost of the luncheon!  or contact Lisa Gregor at 303-770-4235.  Our full cancellation/wait list policy is available on the website.
Luncheon Talk
"EM induction response to materials containing conductive minerals"

Misra Siddharth
University of Oklahoma

Calendar of Events

Click to view the calendar on the web.

Chapter Statistics


This Year


# of Active
377 345
# that are
New members
8 27
# that are
11 9
# that are
Lifetime Members
308 275
September luncheon
meeting attendance
80 81
October luncheon
meeting attendance
83 63
November luncheon
meeting attendance
75 75
December holiday party attendance 36 59
January luncheon
meeting attendance
58 97
February luncheon
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March luncheon
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April luncheon
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May luncheon
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June summer social attendance   31



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