New Orleans Chapter Luncheon Meetings

The New Orleans Chapter of AADE meets on a monthly basis.  Outside of the general meetings, the New Orleans Chapter hosts a Christmas Social, the Operator's Forum and a Technical Forum.

2020 Meeting Schedule

Date: Thursday, March 5, 2020

Time: 11:00 AM to 1:30 PM


Location: Holiday Inn Superdome, 330 Loyola Ave, New Orleans, LA 70112


Reservations: Register Online 


Cost: Members: $25 prepaid, $35 at the door

Non-Members: $35 Prepaid, $35 at the door


Speaker: Mr. Kirk Harris, Technical Advisor, ThoroughBond LLC


Topic: How to Interpret the Bond Log:  Common Misconceptions



Kirk Harris is the technical advisor for ThoroughBond LLC, which provides technical support for cementing and bond log interpretation. He and his wife Gillian live in Lafayette, Louisiana.


Kirk was the global cementing advisor for Occidental Petroleum, Talisman Energy, and Repsol.  He has a total of thirty-eight years of cementing experience, many of those spent with Halliburton, where he worked as a cementer, operations and research engineer, and technology manager.  During his career, he has been Halliburton’s regional cementing advisor for Asia-Pacific, the North Sea, Europe, Africa, the Permian Basin, and the Gulf of Mexico.    


Kirk graduated from Purdue University with a degree in civil engineering.  He has served on the AADE Houston chapter fluids committee. His current projects include new cementing technologies for the Eagle Ford shale, interpreting storage well logs in Europe, remediating bradenhead pressure in New Zealand, and helping develop new sonic logging technology in the North Sea.  Every month you can attend his free online bond log webinars by signing up at      


Abstract:  How to Interpret the Bond Log: Common Misconceptions

Interpreting bond logs can be confusing and difficult.  For this reason, many professionals do not trust them.  Others do not understand them, and rely on wireline advisors to determine cement quality for zonal isolation.  This presentation discusses a simple method for interpreting bond logs sector logs, and ultrasonic logs, from a drilling and cementing perspective, while illustrating the most common ways we mis-interpret the CBL, radial logs, sector logs, and ultrasonic logs.  In addition, new cement evaluation technologies are presented.