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May 2010 Newsletter

A message from the President

Ash clouds and oil spills have put geosciences in the news this last month. Discussions about these issues quickly reveal that most people know very little about what is under their feet or the workings of the oil industry. This is why it is vital that geosciences students should be encouraged to enter into a career in our industry. To this end, the LPS have a number of programs to help students. The Iain Hillier Academic Award Scheme provides financial support for students and university departments. We are accepting applications for 2010. Please see the website for more details: https://www.lps.org.uk. We have also prepared a petrophysical data set of logs and core data which is available as a teaching aid to any UK based university. For details on the data set please contact Mike Millar, mmillar@suncor.com .

I am very pleased to announce that Dick Woodhouse has kindly agreed to step into the vacated Past President position. Dick has long been a good friend of the LPS and is very welcome.

Many thanks to George Williamson from Baker Hughes for his talk on “Coring and Core Handling” at the April evening meeting. Iain Whyte from BP will be presenting a talk on the “Integration of cased hole and open hole logs provides a unique opportunity to improve well productivity” at the next evening meeting on the 17th May.

The next one day seminar will focus on carbonate petrophysics. If you have a paper you would like to present at the Carbonates III seminar on the 16th September please contact Robert Webber, robert.webber@bg-group.com .

All the best

Adam Moss LPS President

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