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December 2010 Newsletter

Message from the LPS President

At this time of the year our thoughts turn to planning parties and our holiday, but rest assured, the LPS committee are still working hard to bring you a plethora of goodies over the next few months.

Before discussing future events I would like to thank all members who attended the AGM on the 8th November at The Geological Society. The members heard that the society is in a good financial state and voted in the committee for 2011. A big thank you to Derek Thomas for all his hard work as VP Technology over the last few years. Welcome to the committee to Rob Leveridge, Ian Draper and Peter Fitch. After the formal AGM we were treated to a very entertaining talk by Piers Corbyn on Alternative Weather Forecasting. Piers covered a wide range of material from global warming, the effects of the sun’s cycles on our weather and even predicted the recent snow falls.

Registrations for the Basic Formation Evaluation Seminar on Monday 13th December are coming in fast. We have a program of eleven talks covering a wide range of topics. See the poster and registration form in this newsletter for more details. If you wish to attend please send in your registration as soon as possible.

The same evening as the Basic FE Seminar we have our Christmas party. This will be held in the Champagne Bar of the King’s Head Pub, 10 Stafford St, London. The festivities start at 6.00pm. All members are welcome.

Next year’s University Open Day will be on the 2nd February 2011 at the South Bank University in London. The Open Day is our chance to promote petrophysics to geosciences students. The day will consist of presentations and trade show style displays from service companies and operators. We would like to get as many companies involved as possible. If you would like to take part please contact the VP External Relations: Jeremy Farrow (jeremyfarrow@talktalk.net).

Over the last few years we have increased our contact with the universities through the Iain Hillier Academic Award Scheme and the Open Days. We often get requests from students for MSc research project topics and data, if you can help out with this please contact Jeremy. What could be more rewarding then helping and mentoring the next generation of petrophysicists?

All the Best

Adam Moss LPS President

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