Welcome to the Aberdeen Formation Evaluation Society

a chapter of the Society of Petrophysicists and Well Log Analysts.

  • AFES Full Day Seminar 11th September 2019

    AFES Full Day Seminar 11th September 2019

  • AFES 2019 Field-trip, Stonehaven, Tuesday 2nd July 2019

    AFES 2019 Field-trip, Stonehaven, Tuesday 2nd July 2019

  • May 2019 monthly AFES meeting (Greg Blower with Jonas Kaiser In the left photo, and Xanat Zacarias-Hernandez right photo)

    May 2019 monthly AFES meeting (Greg Blower with Jonas Kaiser In the left photo, and Xanat Zacarias-Hernandez right photo)

  • March 2019 monthly AFES meeting (Neil Cardy left, Stephen Morris right)

    March 2019 monthly AFES meeting (Neil Cardy left, Stephen Morris right)
    Wednesday 13th March, Cairngorm Room, Station Hotel

  • February Monthly AFES Meeting

    February Monthly AFES Meeting

  • January Monthly AFES Meeting

    January Monthly AFES Meeting

AFES President’s Update September 2019

AFES resumes its monthly winter evening presentations this Wednesday (18th) with a talk on Gaia’s Wireline Cable Protection System.  Please do join us for this evening event, with refreshments and nibbles, plus networking, at the Station Hotel, Aberdeen centre.

Other updates include our recent full day seminar, held last week (11th September) at the wonderful Crowne Plaza Hotel, Aberdeen Airport.  The event was a great success and AFES look forwards to organising and hosting more events at this venue.

Looking forwards we will be holding the AGM in October, and more evening talks in November, plus the late November Christmas pub quiz – not to be missed!

**Note that if you have suggestions, ideas, or even would like to present at one of our Wednesday evening presentations, or have suggestions for future ‘full day seminars’, please do get in touch and use AFES as a conduit for education and knowledge sharing in the local community**

Greg

Greg Blower, AFES President

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AFES President’s Update July 15th 2019

Good Morning,

A general update on AFES activities in recent weeks, and future events:

  • Field trip (2nd July) – the field trip was a great success, thank you to those who joined.  We had great weather and a fantastic guided tour of the outcrops just north of Stonehaven, followed by fish & chips by the beach.  A lovely, informative evening
  • Next AFES event will be a workshop tour at the Altus Interventions workshop (Portlethen), on 4th September.   More details to follow
  • Following the workshop tour, we have the annual full day seminar ‘The Role of Petrophysics in Mature, Late Life Fields’ (call for abstracts attached), 11th September, Crowne Plaza, Aberdeen airport
  • We then resume our regular Wednesday evening presentations at the Station Hotel, Wednesday 18th September
  • The AFES AGM is now scheduled for 9th October at the Town & Country Room, Town House, Union Street.  Please do put a note in your diary for the event – a review of AFES’s year & an interesting off topic talk awaits…
  • AFES has been sponsoring a number of student’s over the recent months (MSc & PhD), by awarding grants to students with relevant dissertation topics.  We’ll review details of all students sponsored at the AGM.

We appreciate your support of AFES.  We are a volunteer committee, with a membership of ~170 persons.  AFES obviously depends on both the committee and the support of the membership for its health.  If you’d like to support AFES further, you can:

  • Suggest to your team/colleagues to subscribe to the AFES mailing list (easily done at http://www.afes.org.uk/membership/)
  • Simply attend the monthly Wednesday evening presentations – nibbles and drinks provided, plus a good networking opportunity
  • Suggesting/volunteering relevant talks for the Wednesday evening seminar presentation
  • Finally, volunteering to be on the AFES sub-committee

And please do feel free to get in touch.  Either through the website, or directly to myself.  I’m happy to hear people’s views, good, or areas for improvement to help make AFES a success.

Greg

Greg Blower, AFES President

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Welcome to the Aberdeen Formation Evaluation Society (AFES)

AFES President is a big step for me.  I’ve been in and out, and back into the industry since year 2000.  My MSc in Petroleum Engineering is almost done, the industry in general is picking up, and getting involved with AFES some 3 years ago really enabled me to ‘connect’ my day job (wireline), to the moonlighting (study), and to the industry here in Aberdeen.  So, I’m honoured to be asked to step up and follow in the footsteps of Ed Downer and Richard Arnold et al, in taking on the position of AFES President.

We have a good committee just now, enthusiastic and experienced.  I hope to channel this into continuing to deliver the quality evening presentations, and the annual full day seminars we produce.

I’m not going to pretend I’m an experienced petrophysics hand, I’m not (yet), but I can offer enthusiasm, and a tenacious presence at the helm of the organization.  My experience as being ‘just’ the wireline guy, with some academic study, will offer up to AFES a different slant than we’ve had before.  My vision, as always, is to educate, refresh and enthuse, and join the dots between people and entities, to understand what happens in the next subsurface department.

I have also learnt in the last few years that one’s network, and access to networks is crucial, and I hope my work with Devex will be a positive synergy to bring to AFES – of benefit to both entities.

Finally, please join us for our monthly winter evening seminars at the Station Hotel, with free nibbles and the odd complimentary drink.  Great topics and great networking to be had, just turn up, we’d be delighted to see you.

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