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July 2014 Newsletter

Message From the President

Dear Members,

A few words from me as we are about to break for the summer and some well earned holiday time for many of us. I wish you all the very best and hope the great British summer holds and stays more than a few days! In my last message to you I talked of the ‘Do we want more pay’ seminar and today I received the last of the presentations to be shared with attendees. These will be posted to the website shortly and available for download. Once again thanks to all presenters and attendees alike for such a successful, enjoyable and informative seminar.

The next seminar titled ‘Drilling 101’ will be held on 25th September and should be a good opportunity for cross pollination and understanding between Petrophysics and Drilling alike. We are still looking for one last driller to talk at this event on rig types, how a drilling rig works and drilling fluids, so if you know someone who could fill this last spot, please get in touch with Mike Millar. For more information on this seminar, including the registration, please see the LPS website; Drilling 101

I will be hosting a Value of Information one day workshop workshop on 2nd October, to be held in Building 5, Chiswick Park. I have arranged two presenters from Decision Strategies Inc. to give a full day of tutorial and exercises. This is immensely good value at only £150 per delegate, given these chaps are coming over from the States to give this course. Attendees numbers are limited and due to this there will be no free student places on this occasion. I urge you to register quickly! Value of Information Course

On 1st of July we enjoyed an excellent talk from SPWLA Distinguished lecturer Songhua Chen of Halliburton. The talk on ‘NMR Logging for Characterizing Unconventional Source-Rock Reservoirs’ was both well attended and well appreciated. Some great feedback from that meeting and the talk content. Many thanks again to all who attended.

Our next evening meeting will be post summer break and is scheduled for 2nd September to be presented by yet another pair of SPWLA Distinguished Lecturers, John Rasmus and Tracey Vaitekaitis of Schlumberger and Manchester University. The talk is titled ‘K in Conventional Reservoirs, is Porosity Anisotropy Real and Will it Affect My Petrophysical Evaluations? / Implications of Sequence Stratigraphy, Microfacies and Compositional Variability for Shale Gas Reservoir Structure’. As usual, no registration necessary and it is free to attend. I look forward to seeing you there.

Finally, I would like to share with you some news on where the proceeds of seminars and sponsorship is going. We have just approved LPS prizes to two exception students of Leicester University, Ahmed Al-Hadhrami & Jonathan Sing. Their awards arrived with them just in time for Graduation – well done Ahmed and Jonathan!

All the very best. Look forward to seeing you all again in September.

Iain Whyte

Iain Whyte: LPS President

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