Welcome to the Aberdeen Formation Evaluation Society

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

As of 12th July 2020

We continue to work within these strange times.  We hosted our first (ever) Webinar in May, with Stein Ottar (Equinor) speaking live from Stavanger.  The event was well attended and a pleasure to organise.  We are planning our next Webinar on 5th August with Harry Xie (CoreLab). Harry is yet another great SPWLA distinguished speaker, and will be speaking about NMR relaxation in unconventionals.  Details on how to join this event are within this website.  Details are also on our LinkedIn page, and also on our FaceBook page.

Looking a little more into August, the St Cyrus field trip is also tentatively proposed for August 18th.  St Cyrus (a coastal town around 30 minutes south of Aberdeen) offers a great opportunity to see lava intervened with sedimentary layers, and of course fish and chips afterwards (CV19 restrictions permitting).

Obviously we are in unchartered waters due to the CV19 pandemic, so please bear with us as we try to offer events within the relevant parameters asked of us all.

Devex 2020 has been rescheduled to 24th and 25th September.  This event was originally intended to be held 5th and 6th May 2020. www.devex-conference.org/

Greg

Greg Blower, AFES President

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As of 12th May 2020

The current COVID-19 situation changes by the day, and we at AFES, as with everyone, are trying to adapt to the new normal.

We are going to host a webinar event to replace our usual Wednesday evening talk for May.  We are delighted to host Stein Ottar Stalheim, Equinor, at midday (12:00) Wednesday 20th May.  You can register for this event (free) on the link in the following pages.

Our sister organisation, the LPS, are also hosting a webinar event, Stacey Althaus, Aramco, at 18:00 on the 19th May.  Details for this event can be found on the LPS website (www.lps.org.uk)

Obviously other events which we had planned for the Summer have been affected – such as the PremierCorex workshop tour, and the Full Day Seminar (“Core:  the most valuable asset in your reservoir”).  We are now tentatively planning the Full Day Seminar for the 3rd September although of course this may change yet again due to the current situation.

The St Cyrus field trip is also tentatively proposed for mid-July.  St Cyrus (a coastal town around 30 minutes south of Aberdeen) offers a great opportunity to see lava intervened with sedimentary layers, and of course fish and chips afterwards.  As with any event during this time please bear with us for all of our planned and postponed events.

Devex 2020 has been rescheduled to 24th and 25th September.  This event was originally intended to be held 5th and 6th May 2020. www.devex-conference.org/

Greg

Greg Blower, AFES President

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As of 10th April 2020

  • Wednesday evening lectures:  After liaison with the speakers, AFES has cancelled the April 22nd talk (Stein Ottar, Equinor) and the May 20th talk (Stacey Althaus, Aramco).  We hope to re-schedule these events for later in 2020.
  • We’ve  postponed the PremierCorex lab/workshop tour which was scheduled for the 18th March.  We hope to re-schedule this for later in 2020.
  • Our Full Day Seminar (“Core:  the most valuable asset in your reservoir”), originally planned for 2nd April has been tentatively re-scheduled for early September.
  • St Cyrus field trip is proposed for mid-July.  St Cyrus (a coastal town around 30 minutes south of Aberdeen) offers a great opportunity to see lava intervened with sedimentary layers, and of course fish and chips afterwards
  • Finally, Devex 2020 has been rescheduled to 24th and 25th September.  This event was originally intended to be held 5th and 6th May 2020. www.devex-conference.org/

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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