December 2018 Newsletter
Message From the President
Dear Members & Friends of the LPS,
On behalf of the LPS, I would like to wish you all a merry Christmas and a very happy New Year.
This is my last message from my second stint as President, and it has been an honour and privilege to serve with my colleagues on the Executive Committee during the year. At the AGM in November, we voted in a new Executive Committee for 2019 with many new faces on it. We are looking forward to 2019 being outstanding year under the leadership of our new President Dawn Houliston. We have a full and exciting technical programme planned for 2019, including 5 one day seminars, so the new committee will be kept very busy!
The new Executive Committee for 2019 will be:
President – Dawn Houliston
Treasurer – Ian Draper
Secretary – Barry Setterfield
Vice President Technology – Rebecca Holyer
Vice President Publications – Henry Mortley
Vice President Arrangements – Ruza Gagnon
Vice President Data Protection and Membership – Jusmell Graterol
Vice President External Liaison – Kanad Kulkarni
Vice President Sponsorship – Ross Kerr
Past President – Mike Millar
We are still looking for some additional volunteers to help the Executive Committee with tasks such as soliciting Newsletter articles, Social media (website, LinkedIn et al), soliciting ideas and speakers for evening meeting and one-day seminars. If you have some time to spare and/or a relevant skill, we would love to hear from you.
Many thanks to all those who attended the “Resistivity Free Saturation” seminar on Thursday 13th December. And a special thank you to the presenters who provided us with a full and exciting agenda. The seminar was followed by The President’s Evening at the King’s Head, which was kindly sponsored by Baker Hughes, ERCE, Gaia Earth Sciences and Schlumberger.
Looking ahead to 2019, we have the return of the New Technology seminar on 10th January, this event is free to attend, just turn up at the Geological Society on the day. The catering is being sponsored by Halliburton and PDS Group.
Our first evening meeting of the new year is on 12th February and will cover “Statistical methods to enable practical on-site tomographic imaging of whole-core samples” by Alberto Mendoza from Imperial College. Our evening meetings will continue upstairs in the Council Room at the Geological Society.
A revised membership form will be appearing on the website shortly and we would love to have you renew your membership and encourage any interested friends and colleagues to join us.
Mike Millar – LPS President