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July 2012 Newsletter

Message From the President

I must thank everyone who participated in our recent Shale Oil and Gas seminar at Burlington House. Feedback from some of the attendees has been very positive. The quality of the presentations was excellent and they managed to stimulate some good debate. Copies of the presentations to all who attended have been sent out.

The remaining seminars in 2012 are:-

18th September – Practical Wellsite Petrophysics

6th December – 70 years of Archie

At the evening meeting this month, we are getting two talks, one form Brian Moffat on reservoir water geochemistry and another from Quentin Fisher on geomechanical models. Quentin will be presenting work that is part sponsored by an LPS grant under our Iain Hillier award scheme.

Iain Whyte represented the LPS at the SPWLA Chapter President’s lunch, held at the recent SPWLA Symposium, where the LPS was described as exemplary chapter by the SPWLA President, Roland Chemali. I am very pleased to see the magnificent efforts of our committee getting the praise they all richly deserve. So many thanks to the committee, our sponsors and our members for making the LPS such a successful Chapter.

We would still like to hear from companies or organisations who would like to raise their profile within the Petrophysics community by sponsoring our evening meetings. Currently our evening meetings cost us the price of hiring the Geological Society and the catering, but generate no revenue to cover these costs. Getting sponsorship for evening meetings will allow us more resources to finance our student and academic support. Please contact me for details.

We have had a request for academic support from Joanne Tudge at the Department of Geoscience, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Joanne, who received LPS sponsorship for her PhD whilst at the University of Leicester, is looking for industry help with a project to better understand deformation bands in sandstones. Please contact me for more details.

All the best

Mike Millar : LPS President

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