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September 2015 Newsletter

Message From the President

Dear Members,

After a thoroughly enjoyable summer break LPS resumed evening meetings last week with an excellent double bill of talks from Ahmed Badruzzaman Ph. D, ANS Fellow Pacific Consultants and Engineers and University of California, Berkeley and Mohammed Aliyu of University of Leeds.  Ahmed gave us a fabulous talk titled “Alternative Nuclear-based Technologies to Mitigate Risks of Radionuclide Well Logging Sources: Their advantages and challenges” while Mohammed gave a talk titled “Physicomechanical Characterisation of Flint: Variation and Control Perspectives”.  Both talks prompted healthy debate and discussion. The evening meeting was well attended by students and experienced professionals alike. It was particularly exciting to see back to back presentations from an SPWLA Distinguished Speaker and a LPS grant award recipient.    We are very appreciative of the support from SPWLA in supporting travel costs.   It very much helps access to great speakers and allowed Ahmed to travel on to Aberdeen to present at AFES. I want to remind you that it is not too late to get your registration in for the next one day seminar to be held next week on Thursday 24th September.    At a time of cost cutting this seminar will be of interest to petrophysicists, geologists, reservoir engineers, geophysicists, technical assistants, and support staff working directly with or looking for a refresher on legacy data, applying new tools/techniques to vintage data, frontier exploration and research integrating complex datasets.   The title is “Old data, New tricks: Fresh challenges, Mature targets, and Scientific oddities” and is being run in collaboration with U.K. International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP).   Please visit the website for more details and registration forms. The next evening meeting will be held on 20th October where we have yet another SPWLA Distinguished Lecturer to offer you.  Mark Proett from Aramco Services Company will present a talk titled “Automatically Quantifying Wireline and LWD Pressure-Test Quality”.  Talk starts at 18:30hrs in the Geological Society as usual.   Free entry and no registration necessary. Volunteers Needed to help run the LPS. The LPS is run by the Executive Committee, a group of volunteers from Industry and Academia, and we are looking for people to join us for 2016 and beyond.  Executive Committee meetings are held  at Burlington House before the evening Technical meetings, and some of the Committee work is also done via email.  So if you would like to volunteer some of your valuable time to assist in the running of the LPS, please get in touch with Mike Millar (Past-President) by 15th October (mike.millar@bg-group.com,  0118-929-3430, https://lps.org.uk/about-lps/contacting-lps/). I look forward to seeing you at some of the events above.

All the very best,

Iain Whyte – LPS President

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