Hello Grapevine Readers, G&G no longer stands for Geophysics and Geology. Now that May has arrived, the new acronym is Golfing & Gardening! April showers bring May flowers, and with it- warmer weather and more industry news. If you’re a golfer, you have probably had an opportunity to play a few rounds already. If you’re not a swinger (you know what I mean), then there’s a good chance you’ve at least been doing some yard work! Making the top of the announcement list this month is some baby news. Shannon Niemi (VP Marketing at Divestco) and her husband Steve delivered a healthy baby boy on Saturday, March 26th. Cooper Reid Skiba weighed in at 7lbs 3oz. True to Shannon’s personality & nature, she was in the hospital for a full 3 hours before being released to go home with the baby! Everyone is doing well and we wish them all the best.

Young Geophysicists Forum

The Young Geophysicist Forum (YGF) is a networking opportunity for geophysicists who are new to the industry (five years of experience and under) to establish relationships with members of the geophysical community, particularly the members of the Chief Geophysicists Forum (CGF) and senior interpreters. Students are also encouraged to attend!

Ceili’s Irish Pub and Penny Lane Entertainment will be sponsoring the event and will supply food and a complimentary beverage for attendees.

Ceili’s Irish Pub and Restaurant
126, 513 8th Avenue SW
Plus 15 Level
Weather Permitting – Rooftop Patio

Tuesday, May 17th, 2005
5:00 pm until 7:30 pm.

Doug Colvin of Talisman (Team Leader, South Central Alberta) will briefly address the group at 6 pm to welcome the new members of the geophysical community into the fold. Space will be limited and attendance is by invitation only. To receive an invitation, please send your contact information to ygf@csegconvention.org.

If you have any questions and would like a one of the organizers of the Young Geophysicist Forum to contact you, please indicate that in your email. It’s a great opportunity to network, ask questions, and be social. Hope to see you there!

Introducing SD Processes Inc.: Asset Management through Process

Founded in 2004 by Paul Coward, SD Processes Inc. (Structured Data Processes) is a software company that has developed the SDP Suite of products and is announcing their presence in the Oil & Gas marketplace.

The SDP Suite manages corporate assets and empowers the client to view corporate data in a business-needs model. The SDP Suite is implemented without modifying existing applications or data models. Furthermore, the SDP Suite will radically enhance the end users experience by linking their everyday projects and processes with their business defined assets and processes.

For more information please contact either Paul Coward or Vern Collins at (403) 234-9744 or visit www.sdprocesses.com.

Veritas Provides a Survey Data Management Solution

Veritas announces the rollout of its i2Services seismic Survey data management software. Developed in-house, the tool leverages Veritas’ leadership in survey audit and data management. i2Services is an affordable integrated digital data management system, which enables users to manage and query metadata and create maps. Key elements of the i2Services suite of tools allow growing oil & gas companies to manage and access their digital data at a fraction of the price.

This is the first of three planned rollouts for i2 Services software. Future announcements related to i2 Services will present new features and state of the art functionality. For more information or a demonstration, please contact Dan Tetreault at Veritas (403) 205-6524.

Publisher gives a boost to oil patch service and supply companies

B & S Publications Inc., publishers of the Oil and Gas INDEX since 1987, is pleased to announce the March 1, 2005 launch of www.oilandgasindex.com with its free Service and Supply Search. The free Search has been developed as a meeting place for buyers and sellers of services and products in the western Canadian oil patch and uses the large and comprehensive customer database built over eighteen years of oil and gas publishing.

Each quarter, the INDEX publishes contact information for over 2700 active exploration and production companies in western Canada. The listings have been researched through use of provincial and federal corporate registries, provincial Gazettes and lists of leases, daily well reports, security filings, crown sale results and in numerous other sources. Unique to the INDEX is an extensive cross- reference section with over 4,400 listings of name changes, mergers and asset sales of the explorer and producers since 1987. There is also a comprehensive Service & Supply section, which lists companies alphabetically according to business types. To qualify for listings at oilandgasindex.com, companies must derive at least one-third of their business from the oil and gas industry.

All contractors are encouraged to take advantage of the free listings in the Service & Supply Search. Each should make sure they are listed under many business types to ensure proper promotion of all products and services. Service and supply companies should try the free Search to check for their listing(s). If they are not listed, a form will appear which can be completed and submitted online.

For further information please contact:
Nancy Elias – nancyelias@oilandgasindex.com
B&S Publications Inc.
405 – 14 Ave. N.E.
Calgary, Alberta T2E 1E6
Tel: (403) 237-0318
Fax: (403) 264-1313.

On the Move…

Silvertip Surveys Ltd and Blue Grouse Seismic Solutions are moving into new office space at:

1700, 540 – 5th Ave SW
Calgary, AB T2P 0M2

Please note their phone number (403) 264-4224 and fax number (403) 264- 4446 will remain the same.



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