AUSTIN, Texas --Shell engineers won three of the four distinguished achievement awards handed out by the Society of Petrophysicists and Well Log Analysts (SPWLA) at its annual meeting.
Mohamed Hashem and Teruhiko Hagiwara received the Society's Distinguished Technical Achievement Awards, and Rich Ostermeier won the Distinguished Service Award.
Hashem developed the Normalized Time Equation for predicting contamination levels and invented Shell's Down-hole Lab concept. He also invented the Downhole Transfer and Gravity Segregation methods to achieve representative fluid samples and avoid full well tests. Hashem is Shell's principal technical expert on fluid sampling and wireline testing.
Hagiwara, at Shell, has pioneered parallel conductance and macroscopic anisotropy models and electromagnetic tool modeling. He initiated a deep logging project that profiled anomalies, and launched an in-house nuclear log modeling project using MCNP Nuclear Transport simulation code. Hagiwara is currently a full-time consultant working on the deep-reading electromagnetic logging project.
Ostermeier has worked on resistivity and logging while drilling. He currently serves as a special consultant for Shell's project on deep-reading electromagnetics.