Promotions within Western

Will Forest has been promoted to Vice President, Western Hemisphere Land Operations for Western Geophysical. Western Atlas Inc. recently announced the promotion of Richard C. White to President of the Company's Houston-based Western Geophysical Division. White succeeds Orval F. Brannan, who became President at Western Atlas' new E & P Services Division. This division combines all of Western Atlas' oilfield information analysis technologies to provide exploration and production project management services to oil and gas companies, as well as to national governments. And Chester D. Smith has been promoted to the position of Vice President, safety, quality and business development for the Atlas Wireline Services division of Western Atlas International.

Petrel Robertson Ltd. and the Calgary Petroleum Technology Transfer Centre Join Forces to Offer Expanded Training and Technology Transfer Opportunities to the Oil & Gas Industry

The Calgary Petroleum Technology Transfer Centre was established in March, 1993 as a di vision of IHRDC of Boston, Massachusetts to assist in the development of the necessary skills and knowledge required to ensure that today's petroleum training and technology transfer needs are met. As of January, 1995, the Centre became a joint operation of IHRDC and Petrel Robertson Ltd. of Calgary.

The Centre now has 15 Members who are working together to provide a cost-effective means of meeting the immediate and future technical training needs of staff.

Training materials offered by the Centre cover all aspects of Exploration, Production, and Operations. The video library, developed by IHRDC in cooperation with its sponsor companies, has been a particularly successful product and is available to all Centre members. In addition, classroom programs are developed by the Centre to meet specific Member needs.

If you wish to receive more information or are interested in joining the Centre, please contact Sharon Ellis or Barbara Young at the Calgary Petroleum Technology Transfer Centre, 2801 - 18th Street N.E., Calgary T2E 7K5 or Phone (403) 250-6835, Fax: (403) 291-9355.

Geophone Manufacturer's U.K. Site Receives International Quality Standard Certification

Sensor Operations Norwich, an operating unit of Western Geophysical Exploration Products, is the first geophone manufacturer site to receive the prestigious ISO 9002 certificate.

The ISO 9002 certificate denotes compliance with the international standard for quality management. Certification followed a comprehensive evaluation of the company's quality management system by Lloyd's Register of Quality Assurance, an independent assessment body.

International Association of Hydrogeologists Congress, June 4 - 10, 1995, Edmonton, Alberta

The International Association of Hydrogeologists (IAH), Solutions '95, a Congress and Exposition dedicated to managing the effects of man's activities on Groundwater, will be held in Edmonton, June 4-10, 1995. For more information, contact: Allan Kerr, Chairman, 10769 99th Street, Edmonton, Alberta T5H 4H6 or Phone: (403) 429-1472, Fax: (403) 424-5306.

ASET Offers Professional Development Courses at AGM

Again in 1995 ASET (Alberta Society of Engineering Technologists) is offering a selection of top-quality professional development courses at its spring Annual General Meeting. This year's event is planned for May 3 to 6 in Calgary, with most courses offered at the Ramada Hotel downtown. For further information, contact the ASET office at 1520 Royal Trust Tower, Edmonton Centre, Edmonton, Alberta T5J 222 or Phone: (403) 425-0626, 1-800-272-5619 (within Alberta) or Fax: (403) 424-5053.

LCT Develops New Onboard Q.C. System

LCT, Inc. and parent company Geodynamics Corporation have worked in cooperation to develop a new onboard Q.C. system for marine gravity and magnetics data. This system will include database management and an interactive graphical display of field processed data for in-field analysis and Q.C. purposes.

Joint Geophysical Venture – Kazakhstan

PowerProbe Geophysics Inc. (formerly Wega-D Geophysical Ltd.) of Calgary, recently announced the completion of an agreement with the Joint Stock Company Turlan Geophysika of Chimkent, Kazakhstan to offer 2D and 3D seismic data acquisition services in Kazakhstan.

Under the terms of the agreement, PowerProbe will supply Sercel SN 388 seismic acquisition instrumentation and equipment with crew supervision and training.

Turlan is a major geophysical acquisition and processing contractor, currently operating 9 seismic crews in Kazakhstan. Turlan will supply personnel, ground equipment and logistical support to the joint operation. Turlan also offers 3D seismic processing using GeoVector-Plus on a RISC/6000 Model 590 platform. For further information contact: Rolf D. Wenzel, President PowerProbe Geophysics Inc. (403) 228-9448.

Oilnet – The Online Oil & Gas Information Network

Oilnet is an online, electronic marketplace and news provider for the upstream portion of oil and gas worldwide. Our subscribers are exploration, production and service companies including engineers, geologists, geophysicists, land persons and others. The Oilnet Corporation would like to request that they be added to your list (either mail, e-mail or fax) to receive your news and press release items. This information will be published on the Oilnet system and available to subscribers globally via dialup and the internet. This is a great opportunity to broadcast news, events, membership information, etc. at no cost. Items may be sent to: The Oilnet Corporation, 7346 South Elm Court, Littleton, CO, 80122; (e-mail) or (303) 220-8126 (fax). Should you have questions or require further information about Oilnet, please contact Kris A. Erlewine, President at Phone (303) 220-7867.

LCT and IGC to Provide Joint Interpretation Services

LCT and IGC recently announced their agreement to form a technical alliance to provide joint geological and geophysical interpretation services to the industry.

LCT, since 1987, has been providing worldwide geophysical services in the area of high-resolution gravity and magnetic data acquisition, processing, interpretation, and software development. Integrated Geophysics Corporation (IGC) has been providing integrated geological and geophysical interpretation services to the exploration community for 13 years.

LCT and IGC will each continue to engage in independent projects and in all other ways will operate as separate entities.

The Petroleum Society of CIM - 46th ATM

The 46th Annual Technical Meeting of the Petroleum Society of CIM will be held May 14-17, 1995 at the Banff Springs Convention Center, Banff, Alberta. The theme for the meeting is "Forging Our Futures: Integrating Technologies", and advanced registration deadline is April 9, 1995. For further information contact Wes Scott, Publicity Director, at the CIM Office (403) 237-5112, or fax (403) 262-4792.

Adler Mathematical Present a One Day Seminar

This seminar titled "Controlled Illumination: A New Seismic Processing Tool illustrated with the Marmousi Model" will be held April 19, 1995 at the Calgary Convention Centre. It is intended for all professionals involved in geophysics at all levels: processors, interpreters, managers, etc. The seminar will only require an elementary knowledge of seismic geophysics, mathematics will be completely absent from the discussions. The participants will get comprehensive lecture notes with all the discussed seismic sections included. For further information and seminar fees, contact Adler Mathematical Ltd. at (403) 269-9550 or fax (403) 262-3748.

Geotechnica Cologne – May 2 - 5, 1995

Geotechnica, the International Trade Fair and Congress for the Geosciences and Geotechnology, which this year will be held for the third time in Cologne from May 2nd to 5th, has provided the market for environmentally-related high tech technology and the corresponding systems and processes from the investment goods industry, the service and research sector. Around 470 companies, institutions and organizations from 16 countries will be exhibiting in Cologne, 17 percent are coming from abroad. The International Congress, will once again be held by the Alfred Wegener Foundation (AWS) of Bonn, which is the conceptual sponsor of geotechnica, has attracted renowned experts from all over the world who will be lecturing for three days, from May 3rd to 5th, on the general theme of "Geosciences and Geotechnology Poised Between Ecology and Economics From Resources to Recycling".

Topics include: "GPS - Navigation: Putting Research into Practice" - Global Positioning Systems - in short GPS - are only one example illustrating how a mass market is developing for technology originally developed for professional use, whose variety of applications has, as yet, no evident limits. Several fully developed systems can be seen in Cologne in May; as well as "Major Projects Put to The ECO Test by Geo-Experts."

For five years it has been official: no major building project can now be approved without testing its environmental compatibility. The geoscientists' and engineers' work begins at the very early planning stage and their latest methods and techniques will be presented.

The International Trade Fair and congress for the Geosciences and Geotechnology will show the entire spectrum of products and processes for conducting work in the field, in the laboratory and using the computer.



Share This Column