July 2018 Newsletter
Message From the President
Dear Members & Friends of the LPS,
Many thanks to Maciej Kozlowski, ably assisted by Graham Davis, for presenting “An Integrated Formation Evaluation Approach to Characterize a Turbidite Fan Complex – A Case Study from the Falkland Islands” at our July evening meeting. And thanks to all those members who attended on hot July evening in London when there was football and tennis on the telly.
Our next evening meeting is scheduled for 4th September, where SPWLA Distinguished Speaker, Dr. Steve Cuddy will be presenting “Using Fractals to Determine a Reservoir’s Hydrocarbon Distribution”.
Our next seminar is themed “Seismic Rock Physics”, on 27th September. We have a near full agenda of exciting talks, but you still have time to submit a last-minute abstract.
The LPS was proud to support the third Petrophysics Summer School hosted by the University of Leicester at the beginning of July. Building on the success of the previous summer schools, this year’s course brought together 21 participants from 5 countries (by institution; 10 by nationality) from as far away as the Philippines. Over two‐thirds of the 2018 cohort were women, which was a significant increase on the previous 2 years in which women made up less than half of the groups. Similar to other years, the participant group comprised of mainly graduate students (PhD and Masters) but also included a number of post‐docs, an undergraduate and a more senior scientist, all of who had little or no experience with petrophysics. The six‐day course combined lectures, practicals, software training, and site visits to Weatherford and the British Geological Survey Core Store, to provide a solid introduction to the fundamentals and applications of petrophysics.
Just prior to PETEX, the AAPG, EAGE, PESGB and SPE will be hosting The Young Professionals Summit; a new event on 26th November 2018 comprising of a day conference and an evening reception. The YP Summit aims to tackle critical issues faced within the industry. Given the recent turmoil the industry has faced they are keen to focus this inaugural Young Professionals Summit on the oil industry of the future, what is changing and how that will impact the way the YP’s work. Please search “young professionals summit and evening reception” for details.
The LPS Newsletter will be having a break in August, so I would like to wish you a safe and enjoyable Summer.
Mike Millar – LPS President