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May 2009 Newsletter

A message from the President

April saw a very well attended LPS Evening Meeting at Burlington House, where Tim Whittle of BG talked on “The Determination Of Minimum Tested Volume And Future Well Production From The Deconvolution Of Well Test Pressure Transients”. It was particularly good to see a number of younger LPS members present, and we even attracted a number of reservoir engineers who might normally attend SPE meetings in preference to LPS/SPWLA.

I hope we made them feel very welcome as wireline and LWD formation testing and well testing is an obvious area of overlap between the subsurface technical disciplines and it is always good to identify topics that have as wide an attraction as possible to boost attendance. I will be challenging the committee to identify other such topics for possible presentation in the future. Watch this space!

In recognition of younger LPS members, May’s talks will be from the LPS sponsored students. Please have a look at the abstracts later in the newsletter and support our younger membership by attending. It should be a great opportunity to experience presenting in an external forum for our sponsored students, so be gentle with them but ask probing questions! I’m sure they will appreciate them.

Plans are also nearing completion for our summer seminar on petrophysical aspects of nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR). The seminar is scheduled for Monday 8th June at Burlington House. VP Technology Derek Thomas has worked hard in putting together a high quality agenda of talks on another technology that is becoming more and more commonplace in the industry as the years go by, but is still one that many people (including myself) struggle to understand fully! We have a good mix of contractor and oil company talks scheduled, but could do with one or two more, particularly case studies from the operators. Please therefore contact Derek via his e-mail (Address in the committee section. if there is anything you would like to present on the day.

Jonathan Lean LPS President

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