February 2018 Newsletter
Message From the President
Dear Members & Friends of the LPS,
Our 2018 technical programme got off to a great start on 6th February when Holger Thern from Baker Hughes presented a case study incorporating mud-log data with conventional logs. Many thanks to Holger for his thought provoking talk. And a big thank you to all our LPS members who joined us in a crowded Committee room at our best attended evening meeting in a long time.
Let’s hope that the rest of our technical programme is just as well attended. On Thursday 22nd February 2018 we will be holding a one-day seminar in the Petrophysics 101 series entitled “Back to Basics: An introduction to Formation Evaluation”. This interactive workshop is for early-mid career geoscientists, reservoir engineers, and geophysicists as well as petrophysicists. It will provide participants with a good understanding of the concepts and the vocabulary that underpin petrophysical measurements and interpretation.
For the 6th March evening meeting, Philip Bailey of PetroStars will talk about ‘Living Petrophysics’. And for the 17th April evening meeting we have two talks, “Linking in-situ geotechnical and physical properties to geophysical surveys – a case study for a proposed windfarm at Dogger Bank” from University of Leicester PhD student, Kieran Blacker; and “High impact drilling: Chicxulub, petrophysics and cluster analysis” from Dr Erwan Le Ber, IODP Research Associate also from University of Leicester.
Planning for the SPWLA 59th Annual Symposium, to be held in at Old Billingsgate in London 2nd to 6th June, is continuing at a pace. Check out the website as the Technical Program is starting to appear. There is a tentative list of the papers and posters, and the eight Workshops have been posted. Registration details will appear soon. www.SPWLA2018.com.
The LPS is a chapter of the SPWLA and I encourage you all to become members of our parent organisation. Membership has many benefits including discounted registration for the Annual Symposium and its associated short courses; the Petrophysics Journal in digital or physical copy; the newly expanded social information bi-monthly journal, named “The Bridge”; access to online literature resource; discounted registration for two “Topical Conferences” each year; access to monthly Webinars; access to and use of training facilities located in Houston. Please see the website for details, www.spwla.org.
Don’t forget to renew your LPS membership, it is free for 2018, but you still need to register with Sharan Dhami (https://lps.org.uk/membership/).
Mike Miller – LPS President