January 2016 Newsletter
Message From the President
Dear Member,Let me start by welcoming the new LPS Executive Committee for 2016 who were elected at the AGM late last year. We have several new colleagues joining us and I have taken over the helm from Iain Whyte, who deserves bucket-loads of thanks for his time as President over the last 2 years. The new faces (listed overleaf) will further invigorate our rather active Society, and we have quite a few new ideas to implement which you soon shall see unrolling. The New Year kicked off to a thunderous start with the annual ‘New Technology’ seminar held on 21st January. A packed house gathered to hear 13 representatives from a wide range of service companies, to introduce & demonstrate technology that will provide a deeper understanding of the rocks we core, the logs we measure, and the results we interpret. Our Evening Lecture series begins on Tuesday 2nd February with a topical discussion by Michel Claverie on how to perform detailed formation evaluation behind casing. Case studies include old wells offshore Congo, NMR logging in epoxy casing in Oman, and mineralogy of a new well in North Africa. The LPS is a Chapter of the SPWLA, and we have set up a sub-committee to organize an official bid to host the 2018 SPWLA Annual Symposium. There is a very experienced team working on this, headed by Clive Sirju, and aim to submit the bid document soon. We are making a strong case for the event to be held in London, and if successful it will bring many benefits for our Society. Finally, a reminder of our mission: The LPS exists to promote for the public benefit, education and knowledge in the scientific and technical aspects of formation evaluation. We do this through meetings and seminars, University student grants, and awards for young professionals in the area of Petrophysics. I look forward to an exciting year ahead with you at the LPS !
Michael O’Keefe – LPS President