Founded in 2017, The SPWLA KFUPM Student Chapter formed with only 10 members and has been increasing rapidly ever since. The chapter seeks to create a proper medium for the students to conduct various activities for knowledge sharing, training, and development.
To increase the awareness of petrophysics, formation evaluation, and well logging best practices in the oil and gas industry and the scientific community at large.
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 and to the application of these techniques to the exploitation of gas, oil, and other minerals. Founded in 1959, SPWLA provides information services to scientists in the petroleum and mineral industries, serves as a voice of shared interests in our profession, plays a major role in strengthening petrophysical education, and strives to increase the awareness of the role petrophysics has in the Oil and Gas Industry and the scientific community.
SPWLA Foundation was formed in 1985 as The Society of Professional Well Log Analysts Educational Fund for the exclusive purpose of issuing scholarships and grants for the study at schools, universities, and colleges engaged in the teaching and study of the science of formation evaluation. The Foundation was later renamed The Society of Petrophysicists and Well Log Analysts Foundation to address the increasing role that rock and fluid analysis play in the science of formation evaluation. The Foundation was set up as a 501(c) (3) organization and is funded by the SPWLA, companies, and individuals to support the overall purposes of the SPWLA. All contributions to the Foundation are fully tax-deductible according to the United States Internal Revenue Service.
Who Can Join?
Anyone, who has an interest in the activities of Petrophysics, Well Logging, and Formation Evaluation. It doesn't matter whether you are a Petroleum Engineering major or not. Any major can join!
How to Join?
If you wish to join the SPWLA chapter activities. Make sure to sign up through the following link here.
How Much Do I have to Pay to Join?
SPWLA does not charge for an “Affiliate Chapter Membership”. However, SPWLA requires a $15 payment for a Student Membership. Each membership expires by the end of the calendar year.
Note: If you join starting from 1st of September, you may request SPWLA to extend your membership to the end of the next calendar year. (i.e. Joining 01/09/2020, membership will end 31/12/2021 by request).
(Does not apply to Affiliate Chapter Members)
- Chapter Monthly meetings in your region or any of our SPWLA Chapters and SIGs.
- Online digital copies of The SPWLA Today Newsletter.
- Online digital copies of the Petrophysics Journal. (printed copies available for purchase)
- Discount registration fees to our Spring and Fall Topical Conferences.
- Discount registration fees to our Annual Symposium.
- Discount registration fees to our On-site Training Center in Houston.
- Eligibility to serve on the International Board of Directors. (excluding student membership)
- Online Technical papers. (Member fee $1 download charge per paper – unlimited)
- Free Technical Presentation monthly webinars.
- Free Industry Leader recorded videos. (under resources tab on the website)
Can I be part of the Organizing Team?
Yes! We are always on the lookout for enthusiastic volunteers who can help us organize the chapter's activities. Feel free to contact us through our communication channels.