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Best Paper Award Goes to Satinder Chopra

Congratulations to Satinder Chopra who was recently awarded the CSEG 2002 Best Paper Luncheon Presentation Award for his talk on 'High Frequency Restoration of Surface Seismic Data'.

New Branch Office for Macdonald Cole Inc.

Macdonald Cole Inc. (mci) wish to announce the opening of their new branch office in beautiful Banff. mci staff are presently negotiating over who will work in the new office.

mci's client base has been expanding over the past twelve months, particularly in the Bow Valley corridor and therefore the opening of a satellite office in Banff enables clients in the area to have the choice of visiting the Banff office or the Calgary office depending on their convenience. mci specializes in Marketing, Graphic Design, Web Development and Tradeshow Services.

With the opening of the new office mci is pleased to announce two new members to their team. Hannah MacDonald, who has extensive marketing experience, earned her Bachelors degree in Business with a major in Marketing and Lisa Redhead. Lisa has considerable experience in the design world having worked for some time in London, England as well as here in Canada. Lisa earned an Honors Degree from London College of Printing.

The new Banff location is: Suite 203, 111 Banff Avenue, Harmony Lane, PO Box 2233, Banff, Alberta TIL 1B9. Phone: 403 7602577 Fax: (403) 760-3029

Calgary location: 912 Lake Twintree Crescent S.E., Calgary, Alberta T2J 2W3. Phone: (403) 271-6908, Fax No: (403) 278-6892

Boyd PetroSearch Expands Service Offerings

Boyd PetroSearch has acquired the VisualVoxAT software system from Geomodeling Technology Corp to provide 3D visualization, fault modeling and seismic facies mapping to Boyd's clients. This powerful system offers multi-attribute, strata-cube and neural network classification of seismic facies.

Eric Andersen has joined Boyd PetroSearch to provide improved reservoir characterization as well as superior exploration and development facies mapping using this software. It will complement the AVO analysis, inversion and stratigraphic modeling tools al ready in place at Boyd PetroSearch. Eric Anderson can be reached by phone at 543-5381.

New Survey Company in Calgary

C-Van Surveys: Craig Van Dongen would like to announce that he has started his own survey company. C-Van Surveys was created because our business is very sensitive to relationships. Through strategic relationships we were able to build a Survey company that will benefit from both Professional and Technical people. Those strategic relationships have a combined seismic experience of well over 85 years. Craig will continue to provide his valued clients with top quality, client driven surveys. He can be reached at 818-8873 phone, 508-9814 fax or

Norex Geophysical Announcement

Norex Geophysical Inc. has taken over the operations of Pacific Copy effective April 1st, 2003. Scanning, plotting, and tape copy services will be managed by Stuart Kennard at 2050, 300-5th Ave S.W. Phone (403) 265-4219. For tape copying, supported media types include 9 track, 3480/3490/3490e, DLT, 8 mm, 4mm, CD-R/RW. All standard SEG formats and various non-standard seismic formats are supported. Scanning and printing of microfiche, microfilm, basic seismic data, maps and seismic sections (striping for QI if needed ) are capable up to 36 inch width with a Contex 36 inch scanner and an HP 36 inch plotter. Output media include film/mylar, bond paper (8 inch fanfold or rolled), CD ROM and tape.

International Datashare Corporation And Inc. Announce Merger

CALGARY, ALBERTA-International Datashare Corporation ("iDc") (TSX symbol- lED) and Inc. ("Divestco"), a privately owned corporation, jointly announce that they have entered into an agreement (the "Merger Agreement") to merge through an arms-length share exchange transaction. The requisite shareholder meetings for both companies to approve the Amalgamation are expected to take place in June 2003.

Divestco offers 5 major software product lines, with applications used by approximately 500 corporate customers in about 40 countries worldwide. In addition, Divestco is Canada's largest broker of seismic data, and a premier supplier of seismic survey audit, records management, document scanning, and custom mapping services to the Canadian oil industry.

International Datashare Corporation is a Calgary based company that markets data and software to companies operating within the energy industry around the world. iDc focuses its efforts in three areas, Geomatics, Log Operations and Seismic Services. IDc's vision is to be the premiere data management company in the industries in which it operates and to provide open systems software solutions to optimize clients' data management needs.


International Datashare Corporation
Mr. Norm Stein, President
Phone: (403) 231-5310 Fax: (403) 231-5349
-OR- Inc.
Mr. Stephen Popadynetz, Chief Executive Officer
Phone:(403) 237-9170 Fax: (403) 229-4853 (FAX)

Welcome the New CSEG 2003 Executive

President, William N. Goodway; Vice President, Peter Cary; Director, Educational Services, Penny Colton; Asst. Director, Educational Services, Larry Mewhort; Director, Communications, Ron Larson; Asst. Director, Communications, John Townsley; Director, Finance, Doug Bogstie; Asst. Director, Finance, Cecil Keeping; Director, Member Services, David Wardlaw; Asst. Director, Member Services, Andy Williamson; Past President, J. Douglas Uffen.



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