December 2017 Newsletter
Message From the President
Dear Members & Friends of the LPS,Our final One Day Seminar for the year will be held on 14th December, with the title ‘Everything Formation Testing’. We have a remarkable agenda lined up for next Thursday (see page 2), so this is definitely not one to miss! Registration forms have already been distributed, and are also available on our website.
Following this Seminar will be our annual ‘President’s Evening’ at the King’s Head, kindly sponsored by Gaia, Schlumberger, and Baker Hughes. This is a free event with drinks and finger food provided, and partners are most welcome to join us for the Christmas cheer. See the official invitation on page 3.
This month’s technical article is ‘Rock Typing in Carbonate Reservoirs’, authored by Jonathan Hall who has previously held the office of VP Technology in LPS (twice). It is an informative and authoritative work, starting on page 7.
Thank you to all who attended our Annual General Meeting on 21st November, and also to those who had mailed in their postal ballot to successfully update Article 13 in our Constitution. As we presented, our income from both One Day Seminars & Sponsorship has fallen significantly. So we have introduced a range of measures to stabilize our financial situation, among these are cancellation of the free New Technology seminar in January, and relocation of Evening meetings to the smaller ‘Council Room’ in the Geological Society. In addition I anticipate that income from the 2018 SPWLA Annual Symposium will replenish the coffers.
I would like to thank out-going Executive Committee members Carole Reynaud and Negah Arjmandpour for their efforts. Next year we introduce Shyam Ramaswami as Officer of Sponsorship, and welcome back incoming President Mike Millar. Mike first joined the LPS in 2005, and was President in 2012/13, so I am confident of leaving the leadership of our Society in good hands. Thank you for the journey over the last two years, and I wish you the best in our fascinating pursuit of both the scientific and technical aspects of formation evaluation.
Michael O’Keefe – LPS President