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October 2009 Newsletter

A message from the President

As autumn gets into full swing, the work of the LPS Committee concentrates on bringing the events of 2009 to a close and looking forward to 2010. University Open Days, One Day Seminars and the routine roster of evening talks all need to be planned and scheduled. Thinking of relevant subjects for seminars is always a challenge, if any members have an idea of what they would like in the way of seminar subjects please let us know. Likewise, before long we will be looking for oil company involvement with the Open Day. These have been very successful events in previous years and we hope that this will continue in 2010.

But on to the business at hand. Firstly, special thanks goes to both Roger Samworth of Weatherford and Graham Dean of Reach Coal Seam Gas for their September presentations on petrophysical and engineering aspects of Coal Bed Methane production. The meeting was well attended and the talk was thought provoking and lead to a good standard of question and debate after the formal presentation. The next LPS evening talk is scheduled for Monday 19th October. Dick Woodhouse will talk about “Very Low Water Saturations within the Sandstones of the Northern Barmer Basin, India”.

Thereafter on 16th November we hold the Annual General Meeting. The society, through its elected committee, represents the wishes of its members. As such, any bonafide member is welcome to run for a post on the committee that will be put to vote by Patrick Crossouard. We may have one or two committee slots to fill as some current committee members stand down.

On another note, just a reminder that 14h December is sees our final one day seminar for 2008; Basic FE: Capillary Pressure and Saturation Height Functions at the Geolsoc that will concentrate on the basic physics and practical aspects of building and distributing fluid saturations away from the wellbore in 3D models. As previously this is an education seminar primarily focused at nonpetrophysicists: to expose them to the basics of the subject. We therefore ask members to publicise the event in their organisation to ensure the widest possible exposure. Why not print the poster out and display it somewhere prominent in your office? You will see that there is a wide range of talks, both theoretical and practical, with some very relevant case studies, to hopefully attract a wide range of disciplines.

>Jonathan Lean LPS President

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