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March 2010 Newsletter

A message from the President

The year is marching on at a fast pace and we are quickly ticking events off the LPS calendar. A very big thank-you to Wei-Chun Chu from Pioneer Natural Resources for the presentation on “The use of wireline formation testers with downhole fluid analysers in thin beds” at the February meeting.

On the 15th March Richard Holland from Weatherford has kindly agreed to talk on “Image Petrophysics – A Fresh Look at Image Logs” at our next evening meeting. See this newsletter for an abstract.

The last five years have seen a huge increase in exploration and drilling in what can be considered as unconventional gas reservoirs. Knowledge of petrophysics within tight gas, coal seam gas and shale gas reservoirs will become vital for many of us. To help disseminate this knowledge we are planning a one day seminar on “Petrophysics in Unconventional Gas Reservoirs” seminar. See this newsletter for the preliminary programme and registration form. The ten talks should provide an excellent ‘primer’ to this emerging area of petrophysics.

One of the primary aims of the LPS is to promote petrophysics within English and Welsh universities. To further these aims, the LPS provide financial support in the form of Bursaries for students, and Grants for students and university departments. The scheme is named after Iain Hillier, who served on the LPS committee for many years and made an outstanding contribution to its work. Last year we distributed over £5000 in academic funding. We are accepting applications for 2010.

All the best

Adam Moss LPS President

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