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August 2017 Newsletter

Message From the President

Dear Members & Friends of the LPS,

I hope you all had a good break over the summer, and are ready to join us as we get back into the swing of things with our next evening meeting on Tuesday 5th September. We will have the pleasure of hearing Marco Pirrone from ENI describe a novel approach to predicting Productivity Index by integrating core, NMR & PLT logs. This will be followed by a talk from Lucy Manifold from the University of Manchester. Entrance is free, and details are on our website.

The LPS One-Day Seminar on ‘Challenging Reservoirs’ is coming up soon on Thursday 21st September. We have some very experienced lecturers travelling in from all over the UK to describe some of the difficult challenges encountered in modern hydrocarbon exploration, and outline innovative solutions to them. It is going to be a fabulous seminar – you can book now by downloading the registration form on our website, and emailing to Joanne Tudge, VP Seminars.

I am proud to announce that the LPS has granted two Ian Hillier Bursary Awards in 2017. The recipients of these distinguished scholarships are Tara Stephens (University of Leicester) and Ross Kerr (Imperial College) who submitted very convincing applications. In addition, the LPS also sponsored the ‘Petrophysics Summer School 2017’ held annually by Dr. Sally Morgan of the University of Leicester. This was held over 6 days in July, and attracted 30 participants from 10 countries. From feedback received it was a real success, and the photo above showed that they thoroughly enjoyed themselves as well.

Abstracts are now officially open for the SPWLA 59th Annual Symposium to be held in London next June. Abstracts must be submitted no later than 30th October via online submission at www.spwla2018.com/technical-program Finally, I’d like to thank Andrew Foulds for the great 4-page article in this month’s Newsletter, on the ‘Exploitation of Shale Gas and Shale Oil in the UK’ .

Best Regards,

Michael O’Keefe – LPS President

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