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June 1996

Geoscientist Registration in Ontario

As of March 10, 1996, the Association of Geoscientists of Ontario was formed, following from the Committee for Professional Registration of Geoscientists in Ontario. The aim of this organization is to promote establishment of a system for geoscientist registration in Ontario and to provide a formal channel for communication with…

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June 1996

The Evolution of Shallow Marine Data Acquisition in Canada

Peter Kitson

Prior to 1984, shallow marine exploration in Canada was almost non-existent. Most recording systems were not readily adaptable for working on water. There were no marine cables. Airguns had been in Canada for some time, but were used primarily for infill coverage and testing. Some equipment had been brought in…

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May 1996

Convention Program & Table of Contents

1996 Convention Committee

Overview of 1996 CSEG Convention Program and Schedule.

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April 1996

Applied Seismic Inversion for Estimating Earth Models in Depth

Oz Yilmaz

Processing and inversion, both are intended to estimate earth models from seismic data. Nevertheless, they differ in one fundamental respect - the output domain. Processing yields an earth model in time, whereas inversion yields an earth model in depth.

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April 1996

Professional Registration – The Process Explained

Neil Rutherford

The process of obtaining professional registration in your chosen field can be a daunting task. Many CSEG and CSPG members have given up in their attempts through frustration and lack of understanding of the process. Those more fortunate to have "made the grade" undoubtedly think the trials they endured to…

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April 1996

Professional Registration of Geoscientists in Canada

Gordon D. Williams

Professionals, including engineers, architects and doctors, are registered to practice in Canada under provincial or territorial legislation. Four jurisdictions in Canada currently also register almost 5000 geoscientists, either as Professional Geoscientists (P.Geo.), Professional Geologists (P.Geol.) or Professional Geophysicists (P.Geoph.) under combined engineering and geoscience acts of their Legislatures.

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March 1996

Exploration Applications of High Resolution Magnetic Surveys

Zeev Berger, Ron Sheldrake, Foon Der

High resolution aeromagnetic surveys are excellent tools for mapping geological structures in a wide range of tectonic settings and geographical areas. The improved mapping capabilities of these surveys are achieved by advanced data acquisition techniques which include lower altitudes, tighter line spacing, and broad-band frequency retention followed by advanced data…

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February 1996

The 3-C Struggle: Good News From the Trenches

Dr. Peter Cary

The title of this luncheon presentation seems to imply that some sort of "trench warfare" is going on with three-component seismic data. Those who have had hands-on experience with 3-C data may know just how close to the truth this term sometimes is, but it is not meant to turn…

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February 1996

Good Computer Contouring/Modelling Can Help the Geophysical Interpreter – Part Two

Richard Banks and J. Brian Henry

Most formations were nearly horizontal when deposited and the formations were sub-parallel to each other. Even though geologic forces have deformed the original structures, many suites of surfaces exhibit similar features. This is the familiar geologic principle of conformity that can be applied when contouring several surfaces simultaneously.

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February 1996

Making the CSEG’s Equity Further the Goals of the Society

Susan R. Eaton

The following brief presents my ideas on making the CSEG equity work toward furthering the goals of the Society and toward making the CSEG a more vibrant organization in the future. I hope my suggestions and examples will generate a spirited discussion amongst CSEG members, and will serve as a…

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January 1996

Complex Deformation Models from the Debolt Gas Fields of the N.E. British Columbia Foothills, as seen on 2D and 3D Seismic

Andrew C. Newson

The interpretation of seismic data in the foothills is typically model driven in areas where the quality of this seismic data is moderate to poor in quality. The deformation model used by the interpreter will have a major impact on locating wells on the structures and calculating in-place reserves.

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January 1996

Good Computer Contouring/Modelling Can Help the Geophysical Interpreter

Richard Banks and J. Brian Henry

This is the first in a series of articles on contouring, or modelling, to use the more appropriate term. The purpose of this series is to develop the principles and role of contouring in present day exploration. The first of the four articles discusses basic gridding and triangulation techniques. The…

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January 1996

The C.A.G.C. Needs You!

Rolf Wenzel

In a blatant attempt to expand membership to achieve its secret goal of planetary domination through geophysical prospecting, the Canadian Association of Geophysical Contractors has submitted a spontaneous interview with its President, Mr. William The Hammer Kammermayer to explain the purpose and functions of the C.A.G.C.

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December 1995

Alberta Labour’s Provincial Seismic Program

Jim Shaffer

Alberta Labour has identified six specialized program areas in its Business Plan for 1995. The specialized program areas include Seismic, Residential Construction, Forestry, Steel and Iron Foundries, Mining and Trenching.

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December 1995

1996 Election of Officers Candidates

Overview of the 1996 CSEG Executive election candidates.

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December 1995

Effective Geophysical Writing and Presentation

Robert R. Stewart, R. James Brown and Don C. Lawton

James Michener (1992) wrote, "The writer who sits at his or her desk with an empty piece of paper staring back is like the explorer who stands at the edge of a new continent, uncertain of how to proceed" – an exciting but perhaps difficult position. The goal of this…

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December 1995

The Doodlebugs

Sharon Stevens

A doodlebugger? What is a doodlebug and where did that name come from? A definitive answer was what I was searching for. But a variety of responses is what I found...

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