W. David Kennedy

Professor of Engineering Practice

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Office: RICH 401M
Phone: 979.458.0721
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Research Interests

  • Theoretical Petrophysics
  • Conductivity Anisotropy in Rocks
  • Numerical Modeling of Logging Instrument Responses
  • Formation Evaluation Education and Training

Awards & Honors

  • Best Paper: Petrophysics, 2004, Conductivity Anisotropy in Shale-Free Sandstone
  • Best Presentation: SPWLA Symposium, 2003, Conductivity Anisotropy in Shale-Free Sandstone
  • SPWLA Award for Distinguished Technical Achievement 1999
  • SPWLA Distinguished Speaker 1996
  • Bronze Star with V device, 1968

Education

  • MS Geophysics, University of Texas at Dallas, 1982
  • MS Physics, University of Texas at Dallas, 1980
  • BS Physics, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1972

Selected Publications

Connected Conducting Porosity: A Concept for Unifying Resistivity-Porosity Models, Transactions of the SPWLA 57th Annual Symposium, June 25-29, 2016.

Foundational Flaws in Modern Petrophysical Models, with Scott Jacobson and Yaz Meridji, Transactions of the SPWLA 57th Annual Symposium, June 25-29, 2016.

Geometrical Factor of Conductivity in Rocks: Bringing New Rigor to a Mature Model, with David C. Herrick and Carl Fredrik Berg, Transactions of the SPWLA 57th Annual Symposium, June 25-29, 2016.

Conductivity Models for Archie Rocks, with David C. Herrick, Geophysics, 2012, Vol. 77, No. 3, pp. 1-20.

The Porosity – Water-Saturation – Conductivity Relationship: An Alternative to Archie’s Model, Petrophysics, 2007, Vol. 48, No. 5, pp. 335-361.