Newsletter : October 1, 2020

To the Members,

I hope everyone has had a chance to view the changes that have been made to the Library’s webpage, i.e. the addition of the Newsletter, the Contacts page and Scott Schad’s LogCal. The Board feels that these additions will keep the membership better informed as to the workings of the Library and for better communications between the Board and members. The Board hopes that changes on the website will increase the number of people viewing the site and therefore spark more interest in the Library, hopefully increasing its membership.

As mentioned last month that IHS had withdrawn their proposal to reduce their rates for log libraries, therefore the Library has pursued other options for well data and production data. That being said, the Library has dropped its subscription for IHS data and has, or will shortly, enter into an agreement with WellDataBase to provide well, production, and activity data to the Library. This will substantially reduce our cost for such services. With this subscription, the Library will have access to all their data throughout the United States and Canada which should be of great interest to those members working outside of Oklahoma, Kansas and Texas. The only drawback with their service is that the production data only begins with 1990, therefore members will need to search other data bases for production prior to 1990. Fortunately, the OWLL has such data available to its members. WellDataBase also provides a free version that can be downloaded to a member’s work or home computer that will give them the basics of the system. The free version it limited in what it can do but it will allow the member to become familiar with it before coming to the Library. The survival of the Log Library depends on reducing expenses as much as possible and the Board feels that with the subscription to WellDataBase, the Library can still providing adequate information for its members at a very reasonable cost.

Gary Carnaghi, vice president of the OWLL, has reported that there are a number of boxes full of donated logs, mudlogs, maps, etc. that need to be examined and put on the shelfs. If you have an hour or two to spare, your assistance in this regard would be most appreciated.

The Board is exploring different avenues to advertise the OWLL. Suggestions have been made to advertise in the Shale Shaker and on the TGS website. These suggestions will be pursued. If you have further suggestions in this regard, please feel free to leave your suggestion in the comments box on the Contact page on the OWLL website at okwll.com.

If you value the Log Library and the data that has been collected and preserved since its inception in 1960, I ask that you continue to support the Library. Much of the data currently at the Library can be found nowhere else, especially the old historical production data and scout tickets.

If you have ideas for the OWLL, the Board meets every third Wednesday of the month. All are welcome to attend. The next Board meeting will be held on October 21st at noon at the Log Library.

Be strong and stay healthy.
Richard Piqune - President

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