Happy almost Summer holidays! At the time of writing, Alberta is still in the thick of fighting the wildfires that caused the Fort McMurray and surrounding areas mass evacuations. The sense of community and the social responsibility shown by the energy sector and the province makes me very proud to be an Albertan. I heart the oil sands.

Save the Dates: CSEG Doodlebug Inspection Tour

Inspection Tour: Friday, June 3rd
Location: Banff Springs
For Information Contact: Ed Slobodian, Seitel Canada, eslobodian@seitel.com

64th Doodlebug
Dates: Thursday, Aug. 25th to Saturday, Aug.27th, 2016
Location: Kimberley Alpine Resort & Trickle Creek Golf Course
For Information Contact:
Brian McCue, Chairman, bmccue@navatis.ca
Dave Wardlaw, Vice-Chairman, dwardlaw@mancal.com

On behalf of the 2016 Doodlebug Committee, I would like to invite you to the 64th annual CSEG Doodlebug. As Chairman of this year’s Doodlebug committee I am excited to promote and participate in the 64th Doodlebug to be held in Kimberley, BC August 25th – 27th, 2016. The committee is already working to ensure that this year’s event will carry on the success and traditions of past Doodlebugs.

The mandate of the Doodlebug is to bring our industry members together promoting fellowship and competition in a unique, fun and social setting. It’s my belief that the Doodlebug is one of the premier social events our industry offers, and without the continued support of participants and sponsors the event wouldn’t be possible.

Additional information regarding the schedule of events, registration and sponsorship will be posted to the website www.doodlebuggolf.ca when available. Please support the Doodlebug by participating, I hope to see you in August!

Brian McCue, 64th Doodlebug Chairman

The University of Alberta partners with Ikon Science for Reservoir Geomechanics Research

The University of Alberta’s Reservoir Geomechanics Research Group in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering has partnered with Ikon Science and RokDoc software to deploy the leading rock property prediction software department-wide.

The RokDoc platform donation is worth $10m and will deliver full access to the latest integrated technology platform for student research and development in the rock physics, seismic inversion and modeling and reservoir characterization of geomechanical rock properties.

“I’m very grateful to Ikon for providing us access to a world-class suite of software for our reservoir geomechanics research projects, which range from thermal recovery in oil sands, caprock integrity, CO2 storage to unconventional shale gas development. The computational horsepower embedded in Ikon software will provide our students and researchers with unparalleled geoscience capability and training.” Said Dr. Rick Chalaturnyk, Professor, Geotechnical Engineering.

RokDoc, developed by Ikon Science, is the industry standard integrated software technology platform for the prediction of rock properties and reservoir behavior. RokDoc is widely adopted by the world’s leading academic institutions and universities. RokDoc is available to non-commercial academic organizations under the Ikon Science academic software donation program. Ikon has long supported academia through this program and also funding of Ph.D. programs, research & development, and consortia sponsorship.

Katalyst Data Management Backs Oil and Gas Industry with New iGlass Center for Asia Pacific

Katalyst Data Management has opened a new full service iGlass datacenter to support oil and gas companies throughout the Asia-Pacific region with their operational and exploration programs.

The new iGlass datacenter at Katalyst’s Perth operation (KDM SpectrumData) is a vote of confidence that strong levels of oil and gas activity throughout the region will create a growing need for a complete end-to-end solution for subsurface data management located in clients’ key operational areas.

Perth is a growing oil and gas hub for the Asia Pacific region and will be Katalyst’s fourth location worldwide for an iGlass datacenter, with others now open in Calgary, Houston and London.

iGlass is Katalyst’s signature hosted technology solution that provides a complete set of tools for the full life cycle of subsurface data management. iGlass incorporates a web-based ESRI GIS map interface for direct access to by clients to all their digital seismic, well and interpretation data.

Scalable to any level on a global basis, iGlass allows companies to manage subsurface assets, including seismic, interpretation and well data, consistently across geographically dispersed locations. They can locate seismic trace data near their regional business unit, while still maintaining a central administration to ensure all locations are being managed according to their global process framework.

For more information about iGlass http://www.katalystdm.com/iglass/

Women in Seismic – Registration now open!

Please keep Thursday, September 8th open for the 16th Annual WiSE Golf Tournament at Fox Hollow. Registration for the event is now open. Please visit the CSEG website for registration details: http://cseg.ca/social/wise-golf-tournament

In keeping with past years, we will once again be raising money for the Alberta Cancer Foundation to help find cures for ovarian and breast cancers. 2016’s theme will be “THINK PINK!” This will be a 9 hole tournament, and will have a shotgun start at 1pm. Space is limited, so register soon!

For Sponsorship opportunities, please contact Kristy Manchul at kristy. manchul@geomage.com or via cellular at 403.585.5204. For Silent Auction, Raffle and Team Prizes, please contact Caroline Mongrain at caroline/mongrain@katalystdm.com.

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