November 2016 Newsletter
Message From the President
Dear Members & Friends of the LPS,
This Tuesday 15th November at 6:30pm we hold the Annual General Meeting. It will be a crucial meeting to attend, as we shall be discussing the new SPWLA ‘Charter’ which proposes many fundamental changes to the way our Society is run. Read on p3 & 4 for an in-depth discussion on how it will affect all of us.
We shall start the evening with a talk on ‘The Construction of Skyscrapers’ by Roma Agrawal, an inspirational speaker who worked for 6 years as a structural engineer on the tallest building in Europe – ‘The Shard’.
Our last One Day Seminar for 2016 is coming up fast. On 15th December we have pulled together an exemplary panel of professionals to share their experience on the topic “Rock Typing – What to use an When”. Head to our website to download a registration form if you (or your colleagues) could benefit from learning more about this multi-disciplinary subject.
Later the same evening we shall hold our annual Christmas gathering entitled “President’s Evening” which has always been a rather fun time. This year we shall be handing out free drink vouchers to Members & guests, to compliment the tasty Hors d’oeuvres on hand. And despite the downturn, we have managed to keep this event free of charge. Until you run out of vouchers, that is !
A quick note from one of our Sponsors: There will be a five day course on “Formation Testing” in Aberdeen at the end of November, held by NExT. Further info can be found on p8. And I also refer you to SPE activities on p9.
I would like to thank Joanne Tudge, VP Seminars, on organizing a fantastic seminar ‘Petrophysics-202’ held on the 20th October. The photo above shows the great turnout! And if you didn’t manage to get there, you may purchase the presentations from our wealthy archive available on the Publications web page.
Michael O’Keefe – LPS President