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Designation: President
Name: Irina Borovskaya
Company: Conoco Phillips

Irina Borovskaya

Irina Borovskaya first started her career in the oil and gas industry in 2002 at the Schlumberger-Doll Research Center in Ridgefield, CT. She held various positions in research, consulting and operations while working in the United States, Russia and Brazil. Irina joined the Lower48 team at ConocoPhillips in 2013 and is focusing on appraisal of unconventional plays in the Rockies Business Unit, followed by Developement of Eagle Ford. She has B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in applied mathematics and physics and Ph.D. in mathematical modelling from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, Russia. Irina is a member of SPE and SPWLA. She was a President of the SPE New York and New England Petroleum Section (2010-2011) and a Director for International Relations for the SPE Brazil Section Board of Directors (2012-2013). She was nominated and served as an SPE Ambassador Lecturer in 2012. Irina served as a Membership Chair and Secretary for the SPWLA Brazil Chapter during 2012-2013. She's been on the Board of Directors of Houston Chapter of SPWLA as Editor during 2014-2015, as Treasurer during 2015-2016 and the President 2016-2018.

Designation: VP Northside Chapter
Name: Yike Hu
Company: Halliburton

Yike Hu

Yike Hu is a Sr. Scientist in Wireline & Perforating at Halliburton. Since joining Halliburton in 2013, she has been working on the research and development of nuclear tools and their applications in open-hole/cased-hole environments. Yike graduated from Tsinghua University in 2007 with a bachelor degree in Physics. She then obtained a Ph.D. in Physics from Georgia Tech in 2013. She is a member of SPWLA and SPE. She served as the secretary for SPWLA Houston chapter in 2015-2016.

Designation: VP Westside Chapter
Name: Chelsea Cassel
Company: Weatherford Laboratories

Chelsea Cassel

Chelsea Cassel is an Account Manager of Core and Fluid Analysis at Weatherford Laboratories. She graduated from Texas A&M University in 2011 with a Bachelor of Arts in Geology and Minor in Anthropology. Post-graduation, she has worked in Laboratories focusing on Geologic Services and has worked with Weatherford Labs for 2 years. Chelsea is an active member of the Houston Chapter of SPWLA, Gulf Coast Section of SPE, Houston Geological Society (HGS), East Texas Geological Society (ETGS), AAPG, Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA), and regularly attends SIPES Meetings here in Houston.  

Designation: VP Downtown Chapter
Name: Rohollah A. Pour
Company: Alpha Plus Reservoir Solutions

Rohollah A. Pour

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. 

Designation: Treasurer
Name: Jing Li
Company: Oxy

Jing Li

Jing Li is a Sr. Petrophysicist for OXY since 2012. She is currently focusing on appraisal of unconventional plays in the Permian Basin. She held various positions in research, logging tool design, borehole image processing, and petrophysics while working for Schlumberger, Pathfinder Energy Services, and Halliburton from 2006 to 2012. She obtained her M. S. degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Houston in 2005 and previously B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Northwestern Polytech University in China.  She served as a member of the SPWLA Technology Committee in 2016, and one of the Co-chairs of the SPWLA HA/HZ Topical Conference in 2013 and the SPWLA RT-SIG (Resistivity Special Interest Group) during 2010-2012. She has published several technical papers and been granted three US patents on well logging. Jing is a member of SPWLA.

Designation: Secretary
Name: Dr. Zhijuan Zhang
Company: iLinked System Inc

Dr. Zhijuan Zhang

Dr. Zhijuan Zhang currently is a senior professional programmer at iLinked System Inc. She was an acoustic scientist researching borehole ultrasonic imaging algorithms at the Houston Technology Research Center for Baker Hughes Inc from 2014 to 2015 and Halliburton from 2011 to 2014, respectively. Dr. Zhang also has significant experience processing and interpreting cement bond log data and sonic logging data. Dr. Zhang received her Ph.D (2011) in Electrical Engineering from the University of Houston and is an alumna of its Well Logging Lab. Dr. Zhang is an active member of SPWLA, SEG, IEEE and since 2010, serves as technical reviewer for SEG annual conferences and peer-view journals.  Dr. Zhang has 2 granted patents and 6+ patents pending.

Designation: Editor
Name: Andrew Hind
Company: Consultant

Andrew Hind

Andrew is a Petrophysicist and trained as a Geologist. He previously worked from 2012-2016 in Schlumberger Information Solutions as a Support Petrophysicist for Techlog wellbore centric software. He specializes and is a certified instructor in borehole image log processing and interpretation. He worked from 2007-2012 as a Field Engineer for Baker Hughes Inteq in the Gulf of Mexico, North Sea and offshore Brazil. He worked from 2005-2007 as a Logging Geologist with Pason Systems in Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, New Mexico and Texas. Prior to working in the O&G industry, he worked in the Environmental industry as a Hydrogeologist. He has a B.S. degree in Geology from the University of Texas at Arlington.  


Designation: Webmaster
Name: Amir Rangwala
Company: BHP Billiton

Amir Rangwala

Amir Rangwala is currently a Petrophysicist 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.