I hope everyone had an enjoyable summer and that you are all well rested and ready for a busy winter. It’s that time of year again, the kids are back in school, the days are getting shorter, and my morning commute takes twice as long as it did in August!

We had a blast at the 60th Annual Doodlebug Golf Tournament at the Kimberley Alpine Resort and Trickle Creek Golf Course this summer. If you’ve never attended this event before, you’re missing out on a fun weekend of golf and socializing. I became involved in this tournament four years ago and plan on attending from now on. Whether you’re a scratch golfer or brand new to the sport, this is a great way to experience a competitive golf tournament that caters to players of all skill levels. Trickle Creek is a special golf course that is challenging enough for good players, and has beautiful scenery for the rest of us.

At the September Technical Luncheon we were happy to honor our long-term CSEG members. We showed our appreciation to those individuals who have been members of the Society for 10, 20, 30, 40, 50 and 60 years, and we specifically thanked the 40, 50 and 60 year members in person during the luncheon for their continued support. The 10-30 year members will be receiving a token of our appreciation as well. We will be sending out emails to those members who have provided us with the date they joined the CSEG to let them know that they’ve been recognized. If for some reason you don’t receive an email notice, please contact the CSEG office to ensure that our records are updated to reflect the proper information. These mementos will be waiting for you at the CSEG office, so please come on by to pick them up and to see our new space.

I was very fortunate to do some work related travel this summer. My colleagues and I participated in a trade show in Cartagena, Colombia at the end of July. After a hectic week of presentations, meetings, and the occasional bit of socializing, I was left with a new perspective of how well Canadian service companies are perceived in the international marketplace. The level of technical sophistication Canadians are bringing to developing on-shore plays in South America and around the world is really remarkable. While we may sometimes think of ourselves as a relatively small market on the global stage, we are proving that Calgary is a major center for high quality on-shore seismic services. We can be proud to wave the Canadian flag at these international meetings, as our counterparts from around the world are taking notice.

As we head into fall and towards another busy winter season, we can look forward to the SEG annual meeting this year in Las Vegas. I hope to see a lot of you there, proudly waving the Canadian flag and representing the CSEG on the world’s stage.



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