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November 2012 Newsletter

Message From the President

Many thanks to LPS grant recipient, Rochelle Taylor, for her excellent talk at our last evening meeting on Acoustic properties of fault rocks and their associated protoliths: an example from the Carboneras fault zone, SE Spain.

At the AGM on 12th November we will have a number of important items to put before the membership so please plan to attend. As well as approving last year’s minutes and accounts, we have a new committee member to welcome, we have some news on the membership fees and a proposal for a permanent memorial to Dick Woodhouse. Once the business is concluded we will have a talk from Dr. Louise Anderson on life in the extreme environment of deep-sea hydrothermal vents.

Feedback we have had from Universities and potential employers has suggested that holding the University Open-day in the Autumn rather than the new year would be a more effective way of recruiting students into the industry. So we have responded to that feedback by planning a second University Open-day of the year for 14th November at Imperial College, London. We will revert to one open-day a year from 2013 onwards. Many thanks to Jeremy Farrow for his Stella effort in organising two events this year. We are still looking for sponsors and industry sponsors and participants, contact Jeremy if you want to take part.

Our next seminar is planned for Thursday 6th December, where we will be celebrating 70 years since the publication of the famous Archie paper “The Electrical Resistivity Log as an Aid in Determining Some Reservoir Characteristics” in the AIME Transactions. A series of talks will look at the historical context of Archie, discuss the derivation, use and misuse Archie parameters, look at some areas where Archie works and some areas where Archie doesn’t work.

The seminar will be followed by the President’s Evening, to be held at the Kings Head in Stafford St, just around the corner from Burlington House, all members are welcome.

All the best

Mike Millar : LPS President

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