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

AFES President’s Update November 2019

In the recent past, we held our AGM last month in October.  The evening was well attended and reviewed the previous year’s event and finances from AFES, plus SPWLA and Committee updates.  Please also welcome new subcommittee members Alex Kaye and Student Representative Ali Swan.  Thanks to off-topic speaker David Cranston on entertaining us all on his submarine adventures in the Bahamas.!

Looking to the near future, on the 13th November , AFES will host an evening speaker at the Station Hotel, Cairngorm Room.  Maneesh Pisharat, Schlumberger:  “Integrating Surface and Downhole Measurements for Reservoir Fluid Characterization While Drilling“.  As usual nibbles and refreshments will be available, so join us for the evening.  More details are available here on the website.  Feel free to bring your colleagues.

On the 28th November  –  we’re looking forwards to in the AFES annual Christmas Quiz at the Station Hotel!  Featuring Richard ‘Quiz Master’ Arnold and the usual array of winners (and losers!) prizes.  Bring along your colleagues and friends for a light-hearted evening pub quiz event.   Fancy dress is optional, and all profits are donated to The Archie Foundation (https://archie.org/).

Moving forwards again, on the 11th December  AFES also hope to hold a final evening speaker for 2020 at The Station Hotel.  Watch this website for details.

For 2020…..AFES are finalising speakers for next year.  Some of these talks will be by SPWLA Distinguished Speakers, so do keep in mind and check our bulletins and the website for details.

We also hope to bring you a New Year social, a full day Seminar and Summer field trip/social event.

DEVEX 2020 ‘Call for Abstracts’ for Devex, May 5th and 6th, 2020.  http://www.devex-conference.org/


***   SPWLA Updates

***   Call for award nominations: Each year the SPWLA honours the most distinguished individuals in the (global) petrophysical community for Service and Technical Excellence.

***   SPWLA members are invited to submit a nomination for one or more of these awards. Please read the description of award types to find the one that best suits your candidate.

***   The SPWLA Awards Committee will review all nominations. Awards will be presented at the 61st Annual Symposium in Banff, Canada, June 2020.


And 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 Blower, AFES President


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 Blower, AFES President


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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