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February 2010 Newsletter

A message from the President

The new LPS year got off to a flying start with two very successful events, the New Technology Seminar and the University Open Day. The Geological Society lecture theatre was reasonably full for The New Technology seminar. The eight talks presented ranged from the micro (pore-space modelling) to the macro (well-testing). Thank you to all the speakers and to Derek Thomas for organising and chairing an excellent day.

The 2010 University Open Day took place on the 27th January at Manchester University. The aim of the Open Day is to provide a forum for petrophysicists to discuss with students what the job entails and encourage them to join this wonderful world of ours. About a hundred students attended and saw six presentations on a wide range of topics. A big thank you to Manchester University for hosting the event and to all the speakers. If you have any comments on what you would like to see at future university open days please get in touch.

We have the first of our evening meetings on Monday 15th February. Wei-Chun Chu from Pioneer Natural Resources will talk on “The use of wireline formation testers with downhole fluid analysers in thin beds”. See this newsletter for the abstract.

The program for the “Petrophysics in Unconventional Gas Reservoirs” seminar on the 23rd March is taking shape. So far we have confirmed talks from BG Group, Centrica, Halliburton, Leeds University, Leicester University, Schlumberger and Weatherford. I would encourage you all to attend what should be an excellent seminar.

Hopefully you have or are just about to, renew your LPS membership. See attached for a membership form, please complete and forward to Victoria Baines: vbaines@gatwick.oilfield.slb.com

All the best

Adam Moss LPS President

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