December 2018 Newsletter

Message From the President

Dear Members & Friends of the LPS,

On behalf of the LPS, I would like to wish you all a merry Christmas and a very happy New Year.

This is my last message from my second stint as President, and it has been an honour and privilege to serve with my colleagues on the Executive Committee during the year. At the AGM in November, we voted in a new Executive Committee for 2019 with many new faces on it. We are looking forward to 2019 being outstanding year under the leadership of our new President Dawn Houliston. We have a full and exciting technical programme planned for 2019, including 5 one day seminars, so the new committee will be kept very busy!

The new Executive Committee for 2019 will be:

President – Dawn Houliston

Treasurer – Ian Draper

Secretary – Barry Setterfield

Vice President Technology – Rebecca Holyer

Vice President Publications – Henry Mortley

Vice President Arrangements – Ruza Gagnon

Vice President Data Protection and Membership – Jusmell Graterol

Vice President External Liaison – Kanad Kulkarni

Vice President Sponsorship – Ross Kerr

Past President – Mike Millar

We are still looking for some additional volunteers to help the Executive Committee with tasks such as soliciting Newsletter articles, Social media (website, LinkedIn et al), soliciting ideas and speakers for evening meeting and one-day seminars. If you have some time to spare and/or a relevant skill, we would love to hear from you.

Many thanks to all those who attended the “Resistivity Free Saturation” seminar on Thursday 13th December. And a special thank you to the presenters who provided us with a full and exciting agenda. The seminar was followed by The President’s Evening at the King’s Head, which was kindly sponsored by Baker Hughes, ERCE, Gaia Earth Sciences and Schlumberger.

Looking ahead to 2019, we have the return of the New Technology seminar on 10th January, this event is free to attend, just turn up at the Geological Society on the day. The catering is being sponsored by Halliburton and PDS Group.

Our first evening meeting of the new year is on 12th February and will cover “Statistical methods to enable practical on-site tomographic imaging of whole-core samples” by Alberto Mendoza from Imperial College. Our evening meetings will continue upstairs in the Council Room at the Geological Society.

A revised membership form will be appearing on the website shortly and we would love to have you renew your membership and encourage any interested friends and colleagues to join us.

Best Regards,

Mike Millar – LPS President

November 2018 Newsletter

Message From the President

Dear Members & Friends of the LPS,

So far 2018 has been a momentous year for the LPS. We have negotiated a new Charter with our parent body, SPWLA. We have had overwhelming acceptance of the amendments that we proposed to the LPS Constitution in our first electronic vote. The result was 74 for, and 2 against. We have delivered a successful Annual Symposium at Old Billingsgate for SPWLA. We have continued with our outstanding technical programme of evening talks and seminars. And finally we have elected our first woman President, Dawn Houliston, who will be taking up her new role shortly.

Despite all the changes, the one thing that remains constant is our commitment to the LPS objective, to promote for the public benefit education and knowledge in the scientific and technical aspects of formation evaluation.

I want to say a sincere thank you to my colleagues on the Executive Committee for all their hard work and support throughout, what at times, has been a difficult year. That we have been able to deliver so much for our members this year is a testament to your commitment, patience and perseverance.

Many thanks to our members who braved the cold weather to attended the AGM on 20th November, where we had approval for the minutes of last year’s AGM, the Accounts for 2017 and the 2019 LPS Executive Committee. Very best wishes and thank you to those Executive Committee members who are leaving us, and welcome to our new EC members.

The business part of the evening was followed by a truly fascinating talk from Professor Jane Evans on “Richard III: His life from his bones”. Many thanks to Jane for coming down from Nottingham to present to us.

We are still looking for volunteers to assist the Executive Committee in roles such as: soliciting Newsletter articles, Social media (website, LinkedIn et al), soliciting ideas and speakers for evening meeting and one-day seminars. If you have some time to spare and/or a particular skill, we would love to hear from you.

2018 isn’t over yet and our next event is the “Resistivity Free Saturation” seminar on Thursday 13th December starting at 9:00am. We have a full and exciting agenda, so sign-up if haven’t already. This seminar is followed by The President’s Evening at the King’s Head.

Looking ahead to 2019, we have the New Technology seminar on 10th January, a call for abstracts will be on the website soon. Our first evening meeting of the year is on 12th February and will cover “Statistical methods to enable practical on-site tomographic imaging of whole-core samples” by Alberto Mendoza – Imperial College. Our evening meetings will continue in upstairs the Council Room at the Geol Soc. The Petrophysics 101 seminar returns on 8th March.

Best Regards,

Mike Millar – LPS President

Our Sponsors

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Contacting LPS

External Relations

Kanad Kulkarni
VP External Liaison

Publications

Henry Mortley
VP Publications

Technology & Seminars

Rebecca Holyer
VP Technology