CDA Appoints New Chairman

Common Data Access Limited is pleased to announce the election of John Foot as its new chairman, effective January 1st, 1998. John Foot replaces Dave Overton (Amoco Exploration) who steps down after a very successful period in office during which CDA was initially launched and successfully implemented the wells phase of its programme.

John Foot is Global Petrophysics Network Leader for BP Exploration, based in Aberdeen. He has been involved with CDA from the early days and brings considerable organizational and management skills to his new position.

SERCEL Reinforces its Marketing Activity

Reinforcing the Marketing activity of SERCEL in Nantes, Thierry Guichard joined the Group on January the 12th as Marketing Manager. Guichard's major missions will aim at improving the advertising and communication policy of the Company and to participate in the understanding of the needs of SERCEL's customers.

Scott Pickford's Algeria 3D Processing

Scott Pickford, now a Core Laboratories Company, is currently processing a major 3D survey from the Ghadames Basin on behalf of LL&E (Algeria) operating for a group which includes Talisman Energy and Sonatrach.

The 700 sq. km survey over the Menzel Lejmat Nord (MLN) field in Block 405 has been designed to assist with the appraisal of recent discoveries in the Block. In December, LL&E (Algeria) Ltd. announced the results of well MLN-4 which flowed an aggregate of 22,700 BPD oil and 58 MMCFD gas from two Triassic TAG intervals and from a newly discovered deeper horizon in the Devonian.

Dynamic Graphics Announces European Expansion

Dynamic Graphics, Inc., recently announced an expansion of the business activity in Europe. Mr. Jean Martinie has joined the company as the Dynamic Graphics Representative in France and for French companies.

Mr. Martinie brings an extensive background to this new position with more than 20 years of experience in the petroleum and information technology industries.

SEG '98 New Orleans

SEG will extend a much-cherished tradition by holding its 1998 International Exposition and 68th Annual Meeting in New Orleans, a city that is overwhelmingly rich in history, cuisine, and music and one where the search for petroleum is as much a part of the ambiance as Mardi Gras.

"Unmask the Depths", the theme for 1998, underscores both the technical challenge and business opportunity that more accurate and cost-effective "depth" methods provide.

An example of the impact of technological advances is the vitality of deep water activity in the Gulf of Mexico, which was uneconomic with existing technology a few years ago. The meeting in New Orleans will continue recent innovations that reflect the expanding international and business focus of our membership and society. In addition, the highly successful presentation of case studies using interactive workstations will be expanded. Join us September 13-18, 1998 in New Orleans for stimulating technological presentations and unique entertainment that promises something for every member.

Announcement from Prime Surveys

Prime Surveys Ltd. wishes to advise the industry that while Prime Brokerage Consultants Ltd. has been sold to Request Seismic Surveys Ltd., we are continuing in business as Prime Surveys Ltd. Any business relating to seismic brokerage, please contact Request Seismic Surveys Ltd. Prime Surveys Ltd. will continue to provide the industry with participation seismic surveys, both 2-D and 3-D. Contacts are Ron Ewing, Terry Topak or Dan Maylan.



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