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January 2013 Newsletter

Message From the President

A Happy New Year to you all.

The last seminar of 2012 was held on Thursday 6th December celebrating 70 years since the publication of the famous Archie paper “The Electrical Resistivity Log as an Aid in Determining Some Reservoir Characteristics” in the AIME Transactions. It proved to be a great success and I would like to thank the whole committee for organising this event. Thanks also go to all the speakers who managed to inform as well as entertain us.

The seminar was followed by the Presidents Evening The Kings Head, which was sponsored in part by Baker Hughes and Schlumberger, so a big thank you to those two companies who have provided fabulous support to the LPS over many years.

Planning is well advanced for this year’s technical programme. The New Technology Seminar will take place at the Geological Society on Wednesday 30th January and is free to attend. This year we will be spending the whole day on New Technology, starting at 9am, see the website for details. The next seminar will be “Shear Magic” the applications of full waveform acoustic logs, on 20th March and a wide range of SPWLA distinguished lecturer talks throughout the year.

Don’t forget to renew your membership, it is free for 2013, but you still need to register with Peter Fitch (https://www.lps.org.uk/membership.asp).

At the AGM in November it was announced that in memory Dick Woodhouse a “Young Professionals Award” scheme has been set up.

Why: To encourage the pursuit of excellence in young professional petrophysicists. To celebrate the outstanding contribution that Dick made to our industry during his 45 year career.

Who: Industry professionals with up to three years industry experience; or researchers (but not MSc or PhD students as they are covered by the Iain Hillier award scheme).

Where: UK based companies or research centers, or UK based workers on short/medium term over-seas assignments.

What: Annual prize consisting of a trophy and a cash award (£1000).

Further details are on Page 3.

All the best.

Mike Millar : LPS President

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