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September 2018 Newsletter

Message From the President

Dear Members & Friends of the LPS,

Many thanks to Steve Cuddy for his thought provoking talk on “Using Fractals to Determine a Reservoir’s Hydrocarbon Distribution” at our September evening meeting, putting new life into his Foil function. Our next evening meeting is scheduled for Tuesday 23rd October, where Shahnawaz Khan will be presenting “Application of borehole images in OBM from LWD tools”.

Our next seminar is themed “Seismic Rock Physics”, on 27th September. We have a full agenda of exciting talks and registration is open now.

We are looking forward to the AGM in November and forming the new LPS executive committee for 2019 and beyond. There will be vacancies on the executive committee, so if you are a SPWLA member and you would like to volunteer some of your valuable time to helping to run the LPS, we would love to hear from you. Please contact Past-President Iain Whyte – iain.whyte@tullowoil.com or me – mike.millar27@btinternet.com.

With regards to the SPWLA Chapter Charter, I am very please to announce that we have been able to reach a reasonable and equitable agreement, thanks in no small measure to the hard work of the LPS executive committee, and the positive and constructive leadership of new SPWLA President, Zhipeng (Z) Liu. We are also very close to agreeing amendments to the LPS Constitution. Some of the amendments do relate to the Charter, but many are a function of the changing times, for example extending the role of VP Membership to include Data Protection, and revising the roles of VP Publications and VP Technology, and introducing a new VP Sponsorship. We are also recommending proxy voting for the AGM. Once we have buy-in from the Charity Commission and SPWLA, we will present the amended Constitution for the approval of the LPS membership.

The AAPG, EAGE, PESGB and SPE are jointly hosting The Young Professionals Summit on 26th November 2018, comprising of a one-day conference and an evening reception. The YP Summit aims to tackle critical issues faced within the industry. Given the recent turmoil the industry has faced they are keen to focus this inaugural Young Professionals Summit on the oil industry of the future, what is changing and how that will impact the way the YP’s work. See https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/young- professionals-summit for details.

Best Regards,

Mike Millar – LPS President

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