APEGGA's New Advertising Campaign Communicates Licensure Requirements

The Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists, and Geophysicists of Alberta (APEGGA) has launched a new advertising campaign to raise awareness of the value and legal requirements of professional licensure in Alberta.

The print ad focuses on the words professional engineer, geologist and geophysicist, and their respective abbreviations, highlights the value of professional licensure and identifies APEGGA as the professional Association responsible for regulating the practice of these professions in Alberta.

Audiences that are targeted for the campaign primarily include individuals who are not licensed, but are qualified to be licensed by APEGGA, and individuals holding themselves out as practicing, but who are not qualified to do so. Employers and users of professional services, business and opinion leaders, and the public are also being targeted.

Three ads have been created. They focus on the information technology community, the geoscience community, and a general ad geared towards students, existing practitioners and employers. The ads appear in select Alberta-based business and trade publications, in Calgary's downtown business core through a network of elevator billboards and via online advertising. To view the ads, please visit the APEGGA web site at www.apegga.org/whatsnew/peggs.

APEGGA is responsible for regulating the practice of engineering, geology and geophysics in the province of Alberta. APEGG!\'s authority for this is a statute of the province of Alberta, The Engineering, Geological and Geophysical Professions (EGGP) Act. Under the EGGP Act, registration with APEGCA is required to practice engineering, geology, and geophysics in the province of Alberta. With nearly 34,000 members, APEGGA is the largest professional association in Alberta.. This year APEGGA is proudly celebrating 80 years of service to Albertans.

Seismic Micro-Technology, Inc. Advances in the Software Industry with TKS Version 6.3

Seismic Micro-Technology continues its advancement in the geoscience software industry with the release of the KINGDOM Suite (TKS), Version 6.3. This release contains features which include Web ServicePAK (a quick and convenient way to upgrade a User's software package); Web Feature Keys (a tool available 24 hours, 7 days a week to obtain an activation key for TKS); backward and forward compatibility (a feature that checks the compatibility between files and TKS's current version); and presentation plot metafiles (used to export high quality graphic images with little loss of resolution).

Enhancements have been made to specific modules that make up The KINGDOM Suite. 2d/3dPAK's (an industry leading interpretation application) gridding function has the option to preprocess the data, which provides better parameter defaults and gridding algorithms. In addition the New Animation Tool bar allows users to control the display of their animation through improved workflow for interpretation in animation mode. SynPAK's (an application generating synthetic seismograms) Improvements include a finely sampled time-depth curve which can generate and be used to accurately p lot log data, a modified project tree displays the wavelets and traces if the user is running the TKS Network Edition and has one or more SynPAK licenses.

VuPAK's (a volume interpretation application) animation . menu now includes chair-cuts and oblique slice animation with corresponding icons in the seismic tool bar. Because of the seamless integration aspect, VuPAK and 2d/3dPAK utilizes the same Animation Tool bar.

SMT (The KINGDOM Company™) moves ahead with their upcoming release of The KINGDOM Suite+ (TKS+ ), Version 7.0. This highly anticipated software package contains EarthPAK (TKS+ newest module for geological interpretation). EarthPAK merges the worlds of geology and geophysics to create the most cost effective, easiest to use, and flexible platform for conducting geological operations on any scale.

For more information, contact Seismic Micro-Technology at www.seismicmicro.com or by phone at (713) 464-6188.

PPDM and POSC Jointly Release Reference Data

The Public Petroleum Data Model Association (PPDM) and The Petrotechnical Open Software Corporation (POSC), jointly announce the release of results of the Reference Values Pilot Project. This Pilot addressed the development of standard populations of reference tables, beginning with six reference tables to evaluate feasibility and establish a methodology for a full-scale project. These initial reference tables are Well Elevation Type, Country Name, Media Type, Seismic Dimension, Seismic Energy Type, and Seismic Recording Format.

The objective of both standards organizations, the PPDM Association and POSC, is to make these reference tables available to the entire industry. As acceptance grows through additional implementations, the transfer of data w1ll become increasingly efficient and accurate. Please make this information available to your entire organization and to your peers in other companies. The results of the Pilot Project are available at the following websites: PPDM Association – www.ppdm.org and POSC – www.posc.org

As a follow on to this pilot, and in order to incorporate other industry-specific reference data sets, to ensure the continued development of new reference tables, and to maintain existing tables, the PPDM Association is presently preparing a detailed Business Plan. The results of this Business Plan will dictate the scope of the continuing project. The PPDM Association and POSC will continue to work together to further reference value standardization within the industry.

The PPDM Association is an independent, not-for-profit association representing over 100 oil and gas companies, vendors, and regulatory agencies worldwide. The Association delivers a standard data model named PPDM, plus other deliverables that allows industry to manage information effectively.

POSC is an international not-for-profit membership organization focused on enabling the rapid development, implementation and adoption of Energy eStandards - information exchange and interoperability standards in support of eBusiness for the energy industry. Founded by five major oil companies in 1990, and with a membership of roughly 100 energy-related companies, POSC has headquarters in Houston and an office in London.



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