May 2015 Newsletter

Message From the President

Dear Members,

As we ease into the summer months we have some great evening presentations and one day seminars lined up for you. The last evening meeting on 26th March went very well indeed, presented by Thilo Wrona of Imperial College. The talk on Silica diagenesis in the North Viking Graben, northern North Sea was well received and I got some wonderful feedback after the event both in regards to the quality of the presentation and the fact that LPS sponsors such students.

June 2nd is a date to get in your diary now. We are very fortunate to have Dr. Paul Worthington to give a talk titled ‘Evaluation of water saturation from electrical measurements: Where are we now?’ This is surely going to be a fabulous evening and should be a talk that will inspire all, from student to seasoned Petrophysical expert. Paul will look at the how water saturation determinations started with Archie’s paper some 70 years ago to the complex situations we try to solve for now.

The next one day seminar will be held on June 25th and is titled ‘Permeability – from Reservoir Quality to the Simulator’. We have a Superb line-up of speakers, so this should be an excellent and thoroughly enlightening day. Please see website for registration details. I look forward to seeing you at these upcoming events.

Best Regards,

Iain Whyte

Iain Whyte – LPS President

April 2015 Newsletter

Message From the President

Dear Members,

I trust those of you who celebrate Easter had an enjoyable break and if, like me, you returned to work from some time off you are now conquering the ’email mountain’ !

I would like to update you with a couple of changes to the LPS Committee effective this month. Sadly for us, but an exciting new opportunity for him, Rob Leveridge is taking up a new role with Schlumberger in Saudi. Please join me in thanking Rob wholeheartedly for his stunning contribution over the years to LPS, not least bring a wonderful fresh look to our newsletters! Well done Rob, we wish you and Wendy every success and look forward to hearing how the new role goes.

Rob leaves us in the safe hands of Bilal Fazal, also of Schlumberger. Handover has already taken place and this is Bilal’s first newsletter as VP Communications & Newsletter. I think you will agree from content this month, he’s done a first class job on it! Welcome Bilal and we look forward to working closely with you on LPS committee.

There is also one further change that will take place this month. Mauricio Castellanos has decided to take a break from serving on the LPS committee. All the hard work with memberships has been thoroughly well appreciated Mauricio and we look forward to continuing to see you at LPS events hopefully even persuade you to get on the podium as a presenter soon.

Mauricio will be handing over to a colleague of mine here at Tullow and a familiar face at recent LPS events. Sharan Dhami will be taking over as VP Membership. Welcome also Sharan, we are a good bunch and I know you will enjoy working with the committee. We will update the website with contact details for both Bilal and Sharan imminently.

Now, back to an update on meetings held and upcoming! On 26th March we had a fabulously attended and thoroughly well programmed one day seminar titled ‘ What’s so Special About Core Analyses’. The day flowed wonderfully, taking us through planning and wellsite activities on to routine core analysis and then onto the more specialised measurements on special core analysis. It was great to see so many people attending, despite challenging economic times we find ourselves in at present. Well done to all those who organised and presented, in particular our very own Mike Millar who set the day up.

This note is very timely, as tomorrow we will have our April evening meeting which will include a talk from a student who has benefitted from LPS sponsorship, Thilo Wrona of Imperial College. Thilo will be talking about Silica diagenesis in the North Viking Graben, northern North Sea. We look forward to that and so please show your support coming along. As always, free to attend and no registration necessary.

Our next one day seminar is scheduled for 25th June and is titled ‘Permeability from Reservoir Quality to the Simulator’. Call for abstracts is still open so please contact Michael O’Keefe if interested in presenting – details are on the website.

I look forward to seeing you at these upcoming events.

Best Regards,

Iain Whyte

Iain Whyte – LPS President

March 2015 Newsletter

Message From the President

Dear Members,

At our last evening meeting we had an excellent talk from Eric Goergen of FEI. The talk discussed tying image and mineral analyses to the Petrophysical properties of rocks. It was a terrifically interesting talk, well presented followed by several thought provoking questions. Excellent to see increased integration of all different data sources to build more robust geological, Petrophysical and reservoir engineering models.

Talking of seminars …

Don’t forget the “What’s So Special About Core Analyses” seminar this week on 26th March!

It promises to be a very interesting and enjoyable event. As we face more strain on defending our data acquisition plans in these challenging economic times, ensuring you have an optimised plan right from core acquisition to RCAL and SCAL becomes increasingly important. This one day seminar is designed to help the Petrophysicist and Geoscientist have a better grounding on all things related to core acquisition and analyses.

In June we will also be holding a seminar on PERMEABILITY – from Reservoir Quality to the Simulator with presentations from the industry, details on the call for abstracts is shown on page 4.

On 14th April a student who has benefitted from LPS sponsorship, Thilo Wrona of Imperial College, will be talking at our evening meeting and talking about Silica diagenesis in the North Viking Graben, northern North Sea. We look forward to that and so please show your support coming along. As always, free to attend and no registration necessary

I look forward to seeing you at these upcoming events.

Best Regards,

Iain Whyte

Iain Whyte – LPS President

February 2015 Newsletter

Message From the President

Dear Members,

Like so many of us closely watching, hopefully we have seen the new floor price and recovery of the barrel will now slowly and steadily start. On a related note, this is a good time to capitalise on the free-of-charge membership to LPS! We have decided for the first time to collect presentations from the New Technology seminar and make download of the same available to all current registered members for 2015. Please see the website for registration forms.

We had a good start to the year with a really impressive one-day New Technology seminar on 29th January. We managed to get representation from some companies with really nice new ideas along with the larger companies showing us what is new to the market. Some really fantastic presentations which I know where enjoyed by all from the feedback we got. Well done to all involved in making this happen and particular Liz Davis for organising all speakers.

The next evening meetig will be help on Tuesday 10th February. This talk, which will be presented by Professor Mike Lovell, considers the topics raised at the SPWLA topical conference in March 2014 ‘Educating the Petrophysicist’ the conclusions reached, and the developments since.

For our next one day seminar we be looking at ‘What’s so special about core analysis?’. This is the latest in the ‘Basic FE’ seminars of which we hold one each year. It’s aimed at giving a good introduction to core analysis and is aimed specifically at Petrophysicist and Geoscientists. Topics cover a lovely broad range of subjects from how to acquire good core data to more in depth matters such as wettability and relative permeability measurements. The seminar will be held on 26th March at the Geological Society and full details including registration can be found on the website.

I look forward to seeing you at these upcoming events.

Best Regards,

Iain Whyte

Iain Whyte – LPS President

January 2015 Newsletter

Message From the President

Dear Members,

We decided to hold off on off on sending the December Newsletter out until the festive period had passed and most people are back at work, thus avoiding the mail landing at the bottom of a very full inbox! I hope this finds you all well, refreshed and ready for 2015 packed with a great series of lectures and one day seminars at London Petrophysical Society.

I would like to start by acknowledging Alex (Lexie) Sarney for her contributions on the LPS committee and also ask you in welcoming Negah Ardjmandpour as new Secretary, taking over from Lexie as of this week. We look forward to seeing Lexie at future LPS sessions and I am confident Negah will be an excellent addition to the team.

In regards to recently past seminars, on 11th December we held a thoroughly successful and well attended one day seminar covering all aspects of Reservoir Fluids. Some great talks and fantastic questions which later led to lengthy debate at the President’s Evening. I would like to make a special thank you to Schlumberger, Halliburton, Baker Hughes and Weatherford for heavily subsidising the President’s Evening at the King’s Head without whom it would be very difficult to make it free for all members as it has been. It was a good night and a wonderful chance to catch up with old & new colleagues and friends alike.

As we enter 2015, with a low oil price and many of us facing cost reductions and search for optimisation I hope that LPS can help serve part of that need. We continue to aim to provide seminar subject material that you, the members, want to hear about and at a very low cost to attend. Registration costs for one day seminars will be held steady at £150 throughout 2015. Indeed seminars will be continue to be free for students (with some limitations on the number of student spaces) and reasonable travel costs covered.

With that in mind I would like to remind you of two upcoming events; – On 29th January 2015 we will host the annual New Technology Seminar. This is free to attend with no registration necessary. It is always a packed event and exiting to see what new innovations are out there. Please come along. – On 10th February 2015 we will have a an evening meeting commencing at the usual 18:30hrs titled ‘Educating the Petrophysicist – Should we should teach petrophysics, and if so, what, when and how?’ by Professor Mike Lovell from University of Leicester. Again a free event and no registration necessary.

Details for both events are available on the LPS website. I would also like to remind readers that we are still calling for abstracts for the one day seminar on 26th March titled ‘What’s So Special About Core Analyses’. We already have good number of exciting talks so if you are interested in speaking, or have a proposal for a speaker then please contact Mike Millar to register the interest.

Finally, I urge members to consider nominations or applications for both the Iain Hillier Academic Award Scheme and the Dick Woodhouse Award for Young Professionals. Details for both of which can be found on the website.

Best Regards,

Iain Whyte

Iain Whyte – LPS President

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