CANADA IN LIMELIGHT AT SECOND GEOTECHNICA TRADE SHOW
Over 20 Canadian firms and government agencies have signed up as exhibitors, and several academics have been invited as lecturers, assuring Canada great visibility at the second Geotechnica trade show for geosciences and technology in Cologne, Germany, May 5-8, 1993.
The ProFairs travel consortium reports that most Canadian firms are exhibiting as part of a National Stand organized by External Affairs and International Trade Canada. Canada’s stand emphasizes the country’s leadership position in exploration and remote sensing technologies. Show organizers are predicting 500 exhibitors from 14 countries at the four-day event, a 16% increase over 1991.
IHRDC’S CALGARY PETROLEUM TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER CENTER IS NOW IN FULL OPERATION
In response to dramatic changes in the Canadian oil industry, IHRDC, and 14 Founding Sponsor companies, officially opened the Calgary Petroleum Technology Transfer Center on March 1,1993.
In a time of company mergers, right-sizing, and refocusing, companies are still committed to training but are doing so with limited budgets and limited resources. The focus now is on “sharing-costs” and this innovative Center answers that need.
The Calgary Petroleum Technology Transfer Center will design and implement the shared training plans of its Member companies, and will house important training and technology transfer resources including all of IHRDC’s training products.
Members of the Center share the cost of programs, have access to a properly organized and managed training resource center where valuable training products are available at a modest, use-based cost, on an as-needed basis.
Individuals interested in obtaining additional information about the center should contact the Calgary Petroleum Technology Transfer Center, Attn: Barbara Young, 980, 401 9th Avenue S.W., Calgary, Alberta T2P 3C5. Phone: (403)263-6360; Fax: (403)263-6372.
ITS ANNOUNCES SEISX SUPPORT SERVICES
ITS Interactive Technical Services is now an authorized support center for Photon Systems Ltd. Using the SeisX Interpretation Software on a Sun SPARC Station with 9 track and Exabyte tape drives ITS can provide data loading, mistie correction and grid balancing, support and training as well as a com? plete workstation management service including system maintenance, backups, and data loading. For more information call Doug Bath at 249-5448.
TWO NEW DIRECTORS JOIN LANDMARK’S BOARD
Landmark Graphics Corporation recently announced the appointment of two new directors to the company’s board: James A. Downing, II, Landmark’s Executive Vice President of CAEX Product Development; and Charles L. Blackburn, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Maxus Energy Corporation.
GECO-PRAKLA ANNOUNCES MAJOR ADDITION TO THE WORLDWIDE SEISMIC FLEET
GECO-PRAKLA, the seismic services division of the Schlumberger Oilfield Services Group, christened two new GEM class vessels in Stavanger, Norway on March 27. The two vessels, GECO topaz and GECO Diamond, are the third and fourth shops in a series of specially designed 3D seismic vessels commissioned by GECO-PRAKLA. Both vessels have been built in Norway, GECO Topaz by Brattvflg SkJpsverft near Alesund, and GECO Diamond by Flekkefjord S Iipp and Maskinfabrikk in Flekkefjord.
The two key design philosophies implemented in these projects are efficient high-capacity 3D capability and strict safety and environmental specifications. Both vessels commenced operations immediately after the christening ceremony, GECO topaz began work for Total, while GECO Diamond began a charter for Norsk Hydro.
GEDCO HAS MOVED
Effective April 26th, 1993 GEDCO’s new address is: Suite 2000, 700 6th Avenue S.W., Calgary, Alberta T2P OT8. The phone numbers remain unchanged at (403)262-5780/5781/5804, and the new Fax number is (403)262-8632. Please inform all employees in your organization of the above changes. We look forward to continuing our business relationships with all our clients and business associates from our new location.
MICROSEIS TECHNOLOGY LTD. ANNOUNCES NEW SALES AGENTS AND PRODUCTS
MicroSeis is pleased to announce the release of two new products: OUTRIDER 4.0 for Windows and OUTRIDER for Motif. OUTRIDER 4.0 is a modularized version of the popular OUTRIDER modeling program and includes numerous enhancements and an entirely new interpretation module. OUTRIDER for Motif is the UNIX rendition of OUTRIDER 3.2 and is available initially on Sun Sparc Platforms.
Also new for MicroSeis is the appointment of Macdonald Cole Inc. as exclusive marketing agents for the Canadian Market. Grafton Cole is eager to get started so for further information contact Grafton at (403) 271-6908.