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November 2018 Newsletter

Message From the President

Dear Members & Friends of the LPS,

So far 2018 has been a momentous year for the LPS. We have negotiated a new Charter with our parent body, SPWLA. We have had overwhelming acceptance of the amendments that we proposed to the LPS Constitution in our first electronic vote. The result was 74 for, and 2 against. We have delivered a successful Annual Symposium at Old Billingsgate for SPWLA. We have continued with our outstanding technical programme of evening talks and seminars. And finally we have elected our first woman President, Dawn Houliston, who will be taking up her new role shortly.

Despite all the changes, the one thing that remains constant is our commitment to the LPS objective, to promote for the public benefit education and knowledge in the scientific and technical aspects of formation evaluation.

I want to say a sincere thank you to my colleagues on the Executive Committee for all their hard work and support throughout, what at times, has been a difficult year. That we have been able to deliver so much for our members this year is a testament to your commitment, patience and perseverance.

Many thanks to our members who braved the cold weather to attended the AGM on 20th November, where we had approval for the minutes of last year’s AGM, the Accounts for 2017 and the 2019 LPS Executive Committee. Very best wishes and thank you to those Executive Committee members who are leaving us, and welcome to our new EC members.

The business part of the evening was followed by a truly fascinating talk from Professor Jane Evans on “Richard III: His life from his bones”. Many thanks to Jane for coming down from Nottingham to present to us.

We are still looking for volunteers to assist the Executive Committee in roles such as: soliciting Newsletter articles, Social media (website, LinkedIn et al), soliciting ideas and speakers for evening meeting and one-day seminars. If you have some time to spare and/or a particular skill, we would love to hear from you.

2018 isn’t over yet and our next event is the “Resistivity Free Saturation” seminar on Thursday 13th December starting at 9:00am. We have a full and exciting agenda, so sign-up if haven’t already. This seminar is followed by The President’s Evening at the King’s Head.

Looking ahead to 2019, we have the New Technology seminar on 10th January, a call for abstracts will be on the website soon. Our first evening meeting of the year is on 12th February and will cover “Statistical methods to enable practical on-site tomographic imaging of whole-core samples” by Alberto Mendoza – Imperial College. Our evening meetings will continue in upstairs the Council Room at the Geol Soc. The Petrophysics 101 seminar returns on 8th March.

Best Regards,

Mike Millar – LPS President

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