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January 2018 Newsletter

Message From the President

Dear Members & Friends of the LPS,

A Happy New Year to you all.

I am honoured and delighted to have been elected back onto the Executive Committee of the London Petrophysical Society as President, and I am looking forward to working with the Committee and our members to further the aims of the LPS and SPWLA, to promote, for the public benefit, education and knowledge in the scientific and technical aspects of formation evaluation.

2018 promises to be an exciting year, with the high-light being the SPWLA 59th Annual Symposium, to be held in at Old Billingsgate in London 2nd to 6th June. This is the premier Formation Evaluation event of the year and we have exciting an technical programme as well as outstanding social events planned. Keep checking the website for news, www.SPWLA2018.com.

The LPS is a chapter of the SPWLA and I encourage you all to become members of our parent organisation and join the “Home” for Formation Evaluation and Petrophysics. Remember that membership has many benefits including discounted registration for the Annual Symposium, see the website for details, www.spwla.org.

The last seminar of 2017 was held on Thursday 14th December celebrating Everything Formation Testing. It proved to be a great success and I would like to thank the committee for organising this event. Thanks also goes to all the speakers who managed to inform as well as entertain us. During the seminar we presented Dick Woodhouse’s posthumous SPWLA Gold Medal to his sons Paul and Richard. It is with real fondness that we remember Dick and the outstanding contributions he made to the goals of the SPWLA and the LPS, and it was a great honour to make the presentation to Paul and Richard.

The seminar was followed by the President’s Evening at The Kings Head, which received generous financial support from Baker Hughes, Gaia, Halliburton and Schlumberger, so a big thank you to these wonderful companies for helping to create a great evening.

Planning is well advanced for this year’s technical programme. For the 6th February evening meeting, Holger Thern from Baker Hughes will be presenting an NMR case study. And for the 6th March evening meeting, Philip Bailey of PetroStars will talk about ‘Living Petrophysics’. On 22nd February will be holding our first one-seminar of 2018, “Back to Basics Workshop: An introduction to Formation Evaluation”.

Don’t forget to renew your membership, it is free for 2018, but you still need to register with Sharan Dhami (https://lps.org.uk/membership/).

Best Regards,

Mike Miller – LPS President

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