• Professor of Engineering Practice
W. David Kennedy

Educational Background

  • Master of Science, geophysics, The University of Texas at Dallas - 1982
  • Master of Science, physics, The University of Texas at Dallas - 1980
  • Bachelor of Science, physics, Georgia Institute of Technology - 1972

Research Interests

    • Theoretical petrophysics
    • Conductivity anisotropy in rocks
    • Numerical modeling of logging instrument responses
    • Formation evaluation education and training

Awards & Honors

  • Best paper: Conductivity Anisotropy in Shale-Free Sandstone, Petrophysics - 2004
  • Best presentation: Conductivity Anisotropy in Shale-Free Sandstone, Society of Petrophysicists and Well Log Analysts Symposium - 2003
  • Distinguished Technical Achievement Award, Society of Petrophysicists and Well Log Analysts - 1999
  • Distinguished Speaker, Society of Petrophysicists and Well Log Analysts - 1996
  • Bronze Star with V device - 1968

Selected Publications

  • Kennedy, W.D. 2016. Connected Conducting Porosity: A Concept for Unifying Resistivity-Porosity Models, Transactions of the SPWLA 57th Annual Symposium, June 25-29.
  • Kennedy, W.D. 2016. Foundational Flaws in Modern Petrophysical Models, with Scott Jacobson and Yaz Meridji, Transactions of the SPWLA 57th Annual Symposium, June 25-29.
  • Kennedy, W.D., Herrick, D.C. and Berg, C.F. 2016. Geometrical Factor of Conductivity in Rocks: Bringing New Rigor to a Mature Model, Transactions of the SPWLA 57th Annual Symposium, June 25-29.
  • Kennedy, W.D. and Herrick, D.C. 2012. Conductivity Models for Archie Rocks. Geophysics, Vol. 77, No. 3, pp. 1-20.
  • Kennedy, W.D. 2007. The Porosity – Water-Saturation – Conductivity Relationship: An Alternative to Archie’s Model. Petrophysics, Vol. 48, No. 5, pp. 335-361.