Welcome to the Aberdeen Formation Evaluation Society

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

As of 1st October 2020

Thank you to all who joined us for our webinar AGM and Technical talk on the 7th (October).

The AGM component saw a review of AFES’s last 12 months: events and seminar, student/academic links, charity and a financial walk through.  It also included the changes to the Committee.  Many of the Committee are staying in their roles but I’d like to welcome in Girvani (Secretary), Alex (Media), Chris (Sub Committee) and also Daniel (Student Rep) [more details in the ‘meet the committee’ page on the site].   We’re looking forward to working with Girvani, Chris and Daniel who are new to AFES, and also Alex who has stepped into Media Officer from the Sub Committee.

I’m also delighted to say I’ll be staying as President for another year at least.   The current Committee requested I stay and I’m very honoured to have this vote of confidence by the AFES Committee.

I’d also like to say a big ‘Thank You’ to Kostas for his work towards Secretary in the last 12 months.  We’ve enjoyed working with you and all of us on the Committee wish you luck in your new endeavours.

Jeremy Titjen is stepping down from Media, but we’re relieved to say he’ll be on the Sub Committee for the foreseeable future.

Looking forwards we have two Technical Talks (again webinar based) in November, and once again in December.  Unfortunately due to current CV-19 issues it not looking like the Christmas PubQuiz is a viable option.

As always please feel free to contact me, either directly (greg.blower@gaia-earth.co.uk) or through the ‘contact us’ tab on this site.

Greg

Greg Blower, AFES President

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As of 1st October 2020

Devex has recently been hosted.  This 100% web based, free to attend event (produced by PESGB, SPE and AFES) was a great success and well attended.

Looking forwards, we have our AGM and a Technical talk, again 100% web based (and free) scheduled for Wednesday 7th October at 17:00.  We’ll kick off with a run through of AFES’s year, finances and highlights from the year, as well as any movements in Committee Positions.   We’ll then hand over to Probe Wireline Tools for a Technical Talk.

Obviously CV19 isn’t going away anytime soon and AFES, like everyone else, is adjusting and learning to work in this new world.  We do this by bringing you a series of technical Talk which, for the foreseeable, will remain web based.  All details of events are within the pages of this website.

Greg

Greg Blower, AFES President

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As of 23rd September 2020

Many thanks to both presenters and also delegates who joined us for our two part Webinar based Seminar on Cores and Coring.  The event was a great success and we’ll look to repeating events using this format in the future

Links to the slide packs and also youtube recording of the entire event is available within the ‘events’ page on the website

Devex is now live and will be for the remainder of this week (ends Friday 25th Sept).  Registration is still open for the free event.   Refer to ‘events’ page of this website or visit the Devex website itself  ( http://www.devex-conference.org/)

Looking forwards the AFES AGM and Technical Talk will be held 7th October, and as is normal now, will be 100% virtual.

Greg

Greg Blower, AFES President

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As of 18th August 2020

Unfortunately, due to a local CV-19 lockdown, we have had to CANCEL this evening’s Field Trip.   We’ll try to re-organise for later in the year.

Our next AFES event will be the Webinar based seminar on Cores and Coring.  This event will be held on two consecutive Wednesdays 2nd and 9th September.  More details on the ‘events’ and ‘calendar’ pages of this site.

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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