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June 2013 Newsletter

Message From the President

The LPS is delighted to announce that Dr. Peter Fitch is the first winner of the Woodhouse Award for Young Professionals. This award is designed to encourage the pursuit of excellence in young professional petrophysicists, and to celebrate the outstanding contribution that Dick Woodhouse made to our industry during his 45 year career. Peter is a Research Fellow at Imperial College London, U.K. His research integrates petrophysical properties, geologic modelling and flow simulation to investigate the impact of geological heterogeneities on flow in carbonate reservoirs.

Many thanks to SPWLA Distinguished Speaker, Ton Loermans, who gave us two interesting and provocative talks at the May evening meeting, “Establishing the original fluid contacts in a giant oil field … ” after 40 years of production” and “Advanced Mud Logging”.

Thanks also to Javed Haneef from the University of Leeds who gave the talk for our June evening meeting entitled; “Petrophysical properties of fault rocks”. Although just 6 months into his PhD, Javed gave an interesting talk on a promising study, especially as he will focus on the effects on production. Javed is an Iain Hiller award recipient and he hopes to return next year to present more of his work.

On Tuesday 18th June 2013 the London Petrophysical Society will be holding a one-day seminar entitled ‘Seeing is Believing – the applications of well-bore image logs to petrophysics, geology and engineering’, at the Geological Society, Burlington House, London. With presentations from British Geological Survey, Eriksfiord AS, Gaia Earth Sciences, GeoScience Limited, Harvey Rock Physics Pty Ltd, Prolog Geoscience & BHICS Ltd., Task Geoscience, University of Leeds, University of Leicester, Baker Hughes, Schlumberger and Weatherford UK. There will be case studies and presentations on topics as wide as comparing images from oil and water based muds; using images to determine the suitability of Halite for gas storage; using images to characterise Carbonates, Clastics and Unconventionals. Please see the website for a registration form.

Planning is well advanced on the rest of our technical programme for 2013, with evening presentations from a SPWLA distinguished speaker, a SCA Darcy Award winner and LPS student grant winners. We have further seminars planned, covering ‘Petrophysics 101’ (on 18th September), and Cased-hole logging on 11th December. Our annual University Open-day will held at the University of Leeds Centre for Integrated Petroleum Engineering and Geoscience on 13th November.

Now is the time of year that we start to plan for next year’s seminars. January will host our annual New Technology and we have an idea to refresh the “Pay cut” seminar from 2006 on all aspects of the use and abuse of net and pay. But if you have any ideas for a seminar in 2014 please let us know.

All the best

Mike Millar : LPS President

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