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September 2011 Newsletter

Message from the LPS President

I write this message the day after the August bank holiday and today definitely has that back to school and holidays over feel. We should not be downhearted because the LPS evening meeting series starts again after the summer break. The evening meetings are free and all are welcome. The aim is to get together with fellow professionals, discuss petrophysical issues and share a glass or two of wine.

The next evening meeting at the Geological Society will be on Monday 5th September, 6.30pm start. Dr Peter Fitch of Imperial College will be talking about his work on “Exploring heterogeneity in carbonate petrophysical properties, from recent sediments to subsurface reservoirs”. The perceived wisdom is often that carbonates can be so complex that our petrophysical models do not work and maybe we should just live with a large level of uncertainty. I find this view frustrating and am always looking for new tools to evaluate the complex pore systems we can find in carbonates. I am sure Peter’s talk will be very illuminating and will provoke some lively discussion.

You only have a few weeks left to book your place on the “Fluids in the reservoir: understanding capillary pressure and saturation height functions” one day seminar on Thursday 15th September. A provisional programme is included below and a registration form is attached to this newsletter, please send to Peter Fitch, p.fitch@imperial.ac.uk.

There will be vacancies for next year’s LPS Committee. Whilst we can not pay anyone for volunteering to work on the committee, you get to work with a great bunch petrophysicists, duties are not too onerous and it is fun. Any member who wishes to volunteer for the 2012 LPS Committee should email Dick Woodhouse (woodhouser@aol.com) or phone him on 01932 342677 before the next AGM on the Monday 7th November.

The final one day seminar of 2011 will be on Thursday 15th December. We aim to explore fundamentals and interpretation techniques of NMR. If you would like to present a talk at the seminar please contact me, adam.moss@bg-group.

A good friend of the LPS, Patrick Hogarty of DONG, recently sent us digitised proceedings from a series of LPS seminars from the late 80’s. The seminars covered the fundamentals of porosity, permeability and saturation. The package contained copies of the presentations and detailed text from each of the talks. A big thank you to Patrick for unearthing these treasures. If you would like copies please contact our VP Publication, Sas Parker, sasthene.parker@senergyworld.com

Hope to see you soon at one of our events.

All the Best

Adam LPS President

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