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September 2008 Newsletter

A message from the President

Thanks to Kirill Shmyglia, our own VP Technology, for giving the July evening meeting presentation on Exxon Mobil’s approach to thin bed Petrophysical evaluation on the 21st. It was well attended and several technical disciplines were represented in the audience. It was also good to see a number of younger faces in the audience as we had several recently qualified engineers and geologists present. I hope we can continue to attract these new faces to the LPS.

With summer holidays now over the LPS Committee are looking forward to the rest of the year and beyond. A number of interesting evening meetings and topical seminars are in the pipeline and we will be giving you more details on these in the next few months as arrangements are finalised. Looking ahead in particular to the AGM in November, some positions on the committee may be up for election. Please give consideration as to whether you, or one of your colleagues would like to stand for election. The roles require varied amounts of time commitment and hence hopefully we could find something to fit with your ‘real job’. Please free to contact Patrick Crossouard or any member of the committee if you have any questions or suggestions.

Recently the committee was asked to supply a quarterly summary of activities and highlights to our parent organisation, the SPWLA, for possible inclusion in the Petrophysics journal. This was a great opportunity to look back and see what we have achieved. I was particularly pleased at the following:

At present our membership continues to grow and now stands at 169 members, including 47 New Members, 15 Honorary Members and 15 Students, an increase on 2007.

The Academic grants and bursary scheme has been promoted in recent months including a link on the LPS / Dialog website. We have three students applying for grants at the moment and we will assess these candidates at the next LPS meeting.

Our sponsorship has increased. Currently our generous sponsors are RWE, Halliburton, Schlumberger, Weatherford, BG, Tullow, ResLab, ExxonMobil, BP, Hess, Senergy, Centrica, Fugro Jason and Perenco. The good sponsorship and high membership have meant that the accounts are in good shape going into the last quarter of the year.

So once again I thank the committee and all of you for your support to these LPS activities.

Regards

Jonathan Lean LPS President

LPS Committee 2008-2009

Dear LPS members,

The society through its elected committee represents your wishes and it can only strive through your commitment.

On the 17th of November we hold the AGM and some positions on the committee will be up for election.

Please give consideration as to whether you or one of your colleagues would like to stand for election. The roles require varied amounts of time commitment and hence hopefully we could find something to fit with your ‘real job’.

The Past President, an ex-officio member of the Executive Committee, shall be responsible for soliciting nominations for the Executive Committee, for arranging ballots where necessary, for proposing awards, and for practical aspects of changes in bye-laws and policy. Any genuine LPS member is welcome to run for a post on the committee.

Please free to contact Patrick Crossouard or any member of the committee if you have any questions or suggestions.

Patrick Crossouard

LPS Past President

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