July 2015 Newsletter
Message From the President
This is my last message to you before the summer break so I wish those of you who will be taking a holiday all the very best and safe travels.
I hope quite a few members will be attending the SPWLA 56th Annual Symposium in Long Beach, California next week. As per my note last month, I would love to hear feedback from our European members that manage to make it. Some really interesting papers being presented and I look forward to seeing the material coming out of the meeting.
Huge thanks to attendees, speakers and those on the committee involved in the “Permeability from Reservoir Quality to the Simulator” one day seminar on 25th June. It was a terrific success, well attended and provoked much healthy discussion! A fabulous day. We will have one last meeting before the break on Tuesday 21st July at 18:30hrs. The presenter will be Marco Azevedo and will be delivering a talk titled; “Image-based and core-based structural analysis in the characterisation of fractured reservoirs – case studies”.
Our first meeting after the summer will be on 8th September with our next one day seminar following shortly afterwards on 24th September. I urge you to look at the website for both events and should you wish to consider presenting please see the call for abstracts on the website. The Seminar is titled “Old data, New Tricks: Fresh challenges, Mature Targets and Scientific oddities”. It will be run in collaboration with the UK International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP) and aims to bring together representatives from Oil & Gas Companies, Service Companies, Academia and other interested parties. Collaboration and innovation are critical for the advancement of technology and the improvement of understanding of any subject and so this session is set to really be an exciting, informative and rewarding session.
Finally, we have long promised an upgrade to our website and I am pleased to say this is now live. As I write this note to you we are moving closing down the old site and moving over to the new site. A fresh new look and quite a lot more functionality that I hope you enjoy and appreciate. No doubt however there will be opportunities for improvement so please provide you feedback and constructive criticism to allow us to improve. We have a “phase 2” of the website upgrade planned, so we can incorporate agreed changes then.
Iain Whyte – LPS President