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Student Membership

Free Lunch – Geology, Geophysics and Petroleum Engineering Students Society Office at (403) 244-4487. Lunch topics and dates are posted here. Spaces are limited.

Student Membership:

Graduate Students
Undergraduate Students
$20 (no initiation fee) $0 (must present ID)
For More information on Undergraduate Membership: Contact Us.

The CWLS fiscal year commences March 1, and all fees are due at this time.

Includes access to all publications and to the online water resistivity catalog.


U of C Graduate Program

The University of Calgary is pleased to announce the implementation of a new graduate program entitled Graduate Studies in Reservoir Characterization. Visit the University of Calgary to learn more.


The Winston Karel CWLS Student Award:

The Canadian Well Logging Society (CWLS) announces yearly awards for engineering and earth sciences undergraduate and graduate students in Canada. The purpose of these awards is to raise interest and awareness of careers in Petrophysics and Formation Evaluation. Formation Evaluation and Petrophysics are the studies of rocks and their fluid properties as they pertain to the oil and gas industry.

This year will mark the first time that the award will be funded by Lois Decker wife of Winston Karel. Winston Karel was a long time CWLS member and friend to the community who passed away on July 1st, 2015.

Best Student Thesis wins $1000

Best Student Abstract wins $500

Submissions should critically examine some aspects of well logging, formation evaluation or petrophysics and should be submitted to the CWLS in their final year of study. The final thesis can be submitted at any time in the year of graduation. Submission deadline is October 31st and the CWLS will select award winners by November 15th of this year.

The winners will be invited to the September luncheon to receive the awards and to make a presentation at a CWLS lunch meeting in Calgary later in the year.

Student Award Eligibility Criteria: Candidates must be registered full-time at a Canadian university. A student’s financial need will be considered.

Student Award Application Procedure:

Completed application forms must be received before October 31st. Application forms can be downloaded below:


Please submit application forms by mail or email to:

Awards Committee:

Email: CWLS Admin

Address: Canadian Well Logging Society 600, 900 – 6 Avenue S.W. Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2P 3K2

Subject: Winston Karel CWLS Student Awards

Applications may also be submitted by fax to: (403) 244-2340.