Welcome to the Aberdeen Formation Evaluation Society

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

  • April 2019 monthly AFES meeting (Greg Blower with Girvani Manoharan In the left photo, and Anelechi Ibekwe right photo)

    April 2019 monthly AFES meeting (Greg Blower with Girvani Manoharan In the left photo, and Anelechi Ibekwe right photo)
    Wednesday 10th April, Cairngorm Room, Station Hotel,

  • 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

  • Important Announcement!

    Important Announcement!

AFES President’s Update May 17th 2019

Morning All,

This week has hosted the SPWLA vote to the AFES membership:  The AFES membership (~170 people) were recently asked if they wanted to remain as an affiliated chapter to the larger SPWLA organization, or to leave SPWLA and become and stand-alone entity. We, the committee, closed the voting system on the afternoon of the 15th May, just before our monthly evening presentation.   At the close, 76 members had voted (using the Survey Monkey app) with a 79% majority in favour of remaining within the SPWLA, and thus accepting the updated SPWLA affiliation agreement. 21% voted to leave SPWLA and continue AFES as a independent entity.

This result – to remain with the SPWLA organization – means of course AFES can continue to support and draw from the SPWLA resources and network into the future. As AFES President I’ll be keen to use this network and to source the renown SPWLA distinguished speakers when appropriate.

Thank you to our membership for taking part in this survey.

On other AFES issues, we had two great speakers on the evening of Wednesday 15th May, so my thanks to Xanat (PhD student) and also Jonas (BHGE) for two interesting and informative talks.

Looking to the near future, AFES are holding the annual Field Trip (30th May), and full day Seminar on 11th September, with a (TBD!) Altus Interventions workshop tour hopefully very early September. Our Wednesday evening presentations are now adjourned for the Summer, but these will return also in September.

 

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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