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September 2016 Newsletter

Message From the President

Dear Members & Friends of the LPS,

One of the primary objectives of the London Petrophysical Society is to promote education and knowledge in the scientific and technical aspects of formation evaluation. In order to achieve these aims, the LPS provides financial support to students, universities and young professionals through bursaries & grants.

I am very pleased to announce that we have recently awarded a total of £6000 through the Iain Hillier Academic Award Scheme, under conditions as detailed on our website. Based on quorum decision by the LPS Executive Committee, the successful recipients for 2016 are:

MSc Student Bursaries:

– Federica Raimondi Imperial College London

– Fokion Loizos Imperial College London

– Emily Morris University of Leicester

PhD Student Grants

– Prodeo Yao Agbotui University of Leeds

– Gaia Stucky de Quay Imperial College London

University Grants

– Imperial: SPE students Field trip to Iran – 25 students (05/16)

– University of Leicester ECORD Petrophysics Summer School (06/16)

The next LPS One Day Seminar is ‘Petrophysics 202’ to be held on 20th October, which will be of interest to both Petrophysicists and other Geoscientists. We are now concluding the ’Call for Abstracts’ stage, so if you have an interesting case study to share (does not require distribution), then please let us know.

Lastly I draw your attention to the ‘Monster Triathlon’ being undertaken by our illustrious Past President, Iain Whyte. The objective is to make him suffer so as to solicit Donations for a children’s charity in Ghana, focussed on providing education and support to under-privileged kids. Both are very worthy causes!

Best Regards,

Michael O’Keefe – LPS President

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