Dear Grapevine Readers,

It’s great to be back and my thanks to Carmen for finishing up the 2004 Grapevine on a high note. Happy New Year everyone! It looks like we are off to an exciting start already, as the end of 2004 and the start of 2005 are proving to be busy for everyone. It is especially busy for Carolyn Niemi, who I am proud to report is busy with new baby Andan James. He weighed in at 7lbs 15oz, October 10th, and is keeping the proud parents extremely busy.

MCI Macdonaldcole inc.

My thanks to Judith Cole who has told me of all the great things happening at macdonaldcole inc.! Some may know her as Judith MacDonald…so there is the first announcement…a name change! The team is settling into the new Southbend Business Park location and have welcomed both Yvette Ziemba in web site services and Steven, who joins the team as a Junior Partner to oversee the trade show business. The company has also entered into a business relationship with George Ziwanit of Gaz Exhibits. Our sincerest congratulations to all of you!

Training Trends in The Tropics…

OK, the title is a bit of a stretch but if you are looking for a cold weather diversion that will be sure to shorten the long month of January, be sure to check out these sessions:

“Elastic wave-equation migration for laterally varying isotropic and HTI media”
Richard Bale of Veritas
Tuesday, January 11, 2005
Aquitaine Auditorium, +15 level of 540 - 5 Avenue S.W.

“New Better Migration”
Richard Bale of Veritas Date:
Tuesday, January 1, 2005
Aquitaine Auditorium, +15 level of 540 - 5 Avenue S.W

“A Simple Man’s Approach to the Climate Change Controversy”
James White of Geological Survey of Canada
Tuesday, February 1, 2005
Aquitaine Auditorium, +15 level of 540 - 5 Avenue S.W.

Sensor Geophysical Ltd.

Sensor Geophysical Ltd. celebrated its 10-year anniversary at the Calgary Tower on November 4, 2004. They extend thanks and appreciation to everyone who celebrated this special event. Sensor is a private and locally owned company that has grown to include a staff of 25 people, including Steven Weber and Rodney Couzens, both formerly from Chevron. Sensor specializes in providing 2D, 3D, 4D and Multi-Component seismic data processing services as well as Reservoir Geophysics services including PP and PS AVO, modeling, AVO and LMR analysis, Seismic Inversion, Reservoir Properties and Seismic Facies Classification. Sensor would like to take this opportunity to thank all of its clientele for their support.

2005 Annual Calgary Mining Forum

Western Canada and Alberta have a vibrant and exciting mining industry! A mining-industry conference and trade show will take place April 6-7 at the Ramada Hotel Downtown. A wide mix of geologists, investors, exploration and service companies will attend lectures covering topics ranging from exploration methods, background science, specific prospects and investment opportunities. Short courses on exploration-related themes are also in the works. For more information, you can read details posted in the Calgary Mineral Exploration Group web site at Please also contact Paul Hawkins: (403) 242-7745 or Henry Lyatsky: (403) 282-5873, as they would be please to give you further details!

New Consulting Firm

Churchill Dickson Inc. (CDI) specializes in Seismic Data Asset Valuations plus provides expertise in Data Handling for Acquisitions, Divestitures and Mergers. The partners, Judith Churchill and Linda Dickson, have extensive experience in Exploration Data Management, Seismic Archival Projects, Data Loading, Electronic Data Migration, and Technical Support. Visit their web site They can be contacted at (403) 538-4783.

Surveyza Consulting Ltd.

Surveyza has moved to their new office at #4, 606 Meredith Road NE which is located in the historic deWaal block in Bridgeland. The mailing address remains the same: PO Box 966 Stn M, Calgary, T2P 2K4. Surveyza provides survey-related education, information, and analysis to Calgary’s oil and gas exploration community. Please visit or call Sean at 819- 4190 for more information.

Geo-X Systems Ltd.

Geo-X Systems Ltd. held a festive holiday reception at the Barley Mill on December 14th. The pre-Christmas gathering was a welcomed opportunity to connect with friends, customers, partners and peers before the holidays. It was a terrific turn out and a sincere thank-you to all those who stopped by for some Yuletide cheer. Geo-X would also like to extend their congratulations to Stewart Gall from Aguila Explorations and Consultants who won the lucky draw for a trip for two to The Rimrock Resort in Banff. Geo-X extends their sincerest best wishes to everyone in 2005!

Earth Signal’s Annual Winter Party

On November 23rd, 2004 Earth Signal Processing Ltd. hosted a party for over 300 people at Murrieta’s West Coast Bar & Grill. The party was to enjoy some holiday cheer and to celebrate another wonderful year in business.

Congratulations to Mike Corrigan who won the door prize for an overnight stay with breakfast at the Delta Lodge at Kananaskis.

Earth Signal would like to thank everyone who attended the party.



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