July 2016 Newsletter
Message From the President
Dear Members & Friends of the LPS,Our last two Evening Lectures proved very popular. Firstly on the 17th May we heard from Ms. Azmi Siddeequah presenting her study on the ‘Modification of Waterflooding using TiO2 Nanoparticles for Enhanced Oil Recovery’. Then on the 7th June William Dawson lectured on ‘Integration of Post-Frac Production Logging Data with Pre-Frac Static Petrophysical Description Enhances Reservoir Characterization’. Both lectures provided material for healthy discussions! ‘Sounds from the Ground’ was our One Day Seminar held on 23rd June, with multiple lecturers from Operators, Service Companies & Academia showing the uses and applications of sub-surface Acoustics. This was quite a broad-ranging seminar, and I believe everyone present learned some valuable theory and came away with an enhanced understanding of applied acoustics, be it from Sonic to Seismic. I must absolutely thank both Joanne Tudge and Negah Ardjmandpour for their work & considerable effort in organizing this very successful seminar ! The LPS relies heavily on the income from our One Day Seminars to provide the necessary funds to support our Charitable Organization. As a Society we seek to promote the knowledge of petrophysics & other geosciences – one way we do this is through Bursaries and Grants to both students and universities. We have currently received numerous applications for such funding, and these will be decided over the next month, to be announced in our September Newsletter. To assist members who may be between jobs, the LPS is now offering a scheme of discounted attendance to our highly regarded One Day Seminars. This is targeted at members whose previous employer is willing assist with training costs, but it is open to anyone. Basically it involves the advance purchase of Seminar ‘Vouchers’ at a discount rate. Further details are on p4. I wish you all a wonderful summer break, and look forward to catching up at our next Evening Lecture on Tuesday 6th September.
Michael O’Keefe – LPS President