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April 2010 Newsletter

A message from the President

I hope you all managed to take some time off during Easter. As I type this message the sun is out and it certainly feels like spring has arrived. A big thank-you to Richard Holland from Weatherford for his evening talk in March on “Image Petrophysics – A Fresh Look at Image Logs”. The talk presented some interesting ways to gain extra information from image logs and sparked some lively discussion.

The first one day seminar of the year went well. About 40 delegates and 10 speakers spent an interesting day discussing “Petrophysics in Unconventional Gas Reservoirs”. The consensus was that so many of us are now working on tight gas, shale or coal bed methane reservoirs that perhaps we should drop the “unconventional” terminology. Thank you to all the speakers for your help. We hope to make the presentations available to all who attended in the near future.

Our next evening meeting will be on Monday 26th April (6pm). George Williamson from Baker Hughes will talk on “Coring and Core Handling”. Core analysis is a subject dear to my heart and obtaining good quality core is the foundation for successful core analysis. Core can be expensive to cut, therefore recommendations on successful core handling could be very valuable. I would encourage you all to attend this talk.

The LPS committee has lost two stalwarts in the last month. Our Past President, Jonathan Lean, has moved to Houston. VP arrangements, Sharlene Seegoolam, has transferred to Venezuela. Both Sharlene and Jonathan have worked on the LPS committee for many years and helped to make the LPS the vibrant society it is today. Many thanks to Sharlene and Jonathan for their excellent work with the LPS and we wish you good luck in your new roles.

All the best

Adam Moss LPS President

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