April 2017 Newsletter
Message From the President
Dear Members & Friends of the LPS,If you know of a young professional (or are one!) with up to three years industry experience and involved in formation evaluation, there is still time to nominate them (or apply personally) for the ‘Dick Woodhouse Award’, which encourages the pursuit of excellence in petrophysics. In addition, both MSc student bursaries and PhD student grants are provided through the ‘Iain Hillier Academic Award’ with all applicants sharing the same deadline of 1st May. Please refer to our website for details on how to submit applications.
Our parent organization, the SPWLA, is currently holding an election for the International Board of Directors for 2017-2018/19 and I would like to highlight that our very own Liz Davis (BP) is nominated for the position of VP Technology. Liz has held a similar role on the LPS Executive Committee from 2012-2016, as well as VP Arrangements. She has been a very influential voice in our organization for many years, so for all our members in SPWLA I strongly encourage you to get behind our local UK representative, and vote for Liz.
I would like to thank Tim Pritchard for authoring this month’s technical article on the ‘Future of Petrophysics’. Tim is a well-known and influential figure who was previously Head of Petrophysics for BG Group, and has now transitioned into the academic world at the University of Leicester. A very interesting read!
Thanks to all those who attended our One Day Seminar on ‘Core Analysis Essentials’ held on 16th March. We had a significant turnout, and the lectures were noted to be of high quality. At only £150 for access to 12 leading industry experts, our seminars represent the best value in the industry today.
The ‘Call for Abstracts’ is now open for our July Seminar ‘From Petrophysics to Geomodel’. Presentations are only 25mins and there is no requirement to distribute your material if sensitive. Finally, please note that our next evening meeting is on Wednesday 10th May, not the traditional Tuesday. See you then!
Michael O’Keefe – LPS President