Nicole Collard has stepped down as a Regular Contributor to the RECORDER. The RECORDER executive would like to thank Nicole for her contributions and wish her every success in her future endeavors. Gina Schiltz of GEDCO will be taking over from Nicole. Gina is out of town on business so I will fill in for June. Gina’s first column will appear in the September issue of the RECORDER. Gina, all of us at the RECORDER look forward to working with you.
—Carmen Swalwell

LunchBox Geophysics

Lunchbox Geophysics is a series of free informal lunchtime talks where attendees bring their own lunch.

“Gabor deconvolution: real and synthetic data experiences” Speaker:
Mike Perz from Geo-X
Tuesday, September 13 Noon Where:
Aquitaine Auditorium, +15 level of 540-5th Avenue SW

“3D TTI Eikonal Traveltime Kirchhoff Migration”
Jim Jiao from Kelman Technologies
Tuesday, October 25 Noon
Aquitaine Auditorium, +15 level of 540-5th Avenue SW

To register please email:

Gedco Open House...

GEDCO had its Annual Open House on May 4th. With the 125 plus people in attendance, it was a raving success. We even managed to raise over $200 for The Weekend to End Breast Cancer, thanks to all of you. GEDCO would like to thank each and every one of the people who attended; it was an honour. We look forward to the next year with you and keep your eyes open same time next year for GEDCO’s 2006 Open House - don’t miss that one.

On behalf of the 2005 Convention Committee I would also like to thank GEDCO for inviting all of the convention Chairs to your Open House. We appreciate the thought. CS

Fusion Geophysical and Arcis form Strategic Alliance in Seismic Imaging and Analysis.

Fusion Geophysical LLC and Arcis Corporation announced that the two companies have formed a strategic alliance in the field of seismic analysis. The alliance will allow Arcis to provide Fusion’s proprietary technologies to their clients in the Canadian market, including the application of Fusion’s revolutionary ThinMAN™ broadband spectral inversion technology, and REVEL™ residual velocity analysis.

Under the terms of the agreement, Arcis and Fusion will work together to provide integrated services to clients, and Arcis will offer Fusion’s commercial software products to clients in Canada including the leading-edge SpecMAN™ spectral analysis toolkit, Fusion’s proprietary ExSpect™ spectral decomposition software, and other tools.

“Fusion is very excited about this alliance with Arcis,” said Dr. John P. Castagna, President of Fusion Geophysical. “Through this alliance, Arcis and Fusion can together provide the Canadian petroleum industry with world-class integrated seismic analysis and interpretation services along with the expertise of some of the industry’s top experts.”

“We are very excited about working with the Fusion team to offer Arcis’ clients specialized services for seismic analysis based on the latest technology developed by Fusion,” said Peter Boyd, CEO of Arcis. According to Satinder Chopra, Manager, Reservoir Services for Arcis, “Arcis and Fusion will be able to provide our clients with a high level of project integration between imaging and other techniques such as inversion, spectral analysis, geopressure prediction and direct detection of hydrocarbons.”

For more information contact Satinder Chopra, Manager, Reservoir Services, 403-781-5851,

GX Technology Expands International Operations
Opens Advanced Imaging Centers in Venezuela and Nigeria

GX Technology Corporation (GXT), a leading seismic imaging service provider and a subsidiary of Input/Output, Inc. (NYSE: IO), recently announced the opening of Advanced Imaging Centers in Port Harcourt, Nigeria and Caracas Venezuela. The centers include two of the three new centers scheduled to be opened this year by GXT.

“The opening of these two new centers is a key milestone in the global expansion of our business,” stated Mick Lambert, President, GX Technology. “Our state-of-the-art facilities will provide oil and gas customers with the resources, technology and customer services required to solve their most challenging imaging problems in both marine and land environments. Oil company interest in both of these regions continues to increase. These centers reinforce our commitment to closely align our resources with the needs of our customers and deliver high quality seismic images in shorter periods of time.”

The centers will provide advanced seismic imaging services, including pre-stack time migration (PreSTM), pre-stack depth migration (PreSDM), advanced velocity model building and a full suite of time processing services. GXT’s advanced imaging centers also provide customers with local access to the complete range of full-wave imaging products and services off e red by GXT and I/O. The company’s imaging solutions are designed to help oil and gas companies better visualize and evaluate their subsurface data to identify potential reservoirs and well locations, both onshore and offshore.

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