Don’t you just love fall? The leaves are changing colours, perfect running days, promises of leftover turkey sandwiches for two months and the not-so-distant memory of the sweet, soothing sounds of children screaming, "but I don’t want to go back", as they were being dragged back to school…ahh. Like I said, don’t you just love fall.

LunchBox Geophysics

FREE, informal lunchtime talks where attendees bring their own lunch. Mark your calendars, the schedule is as follows:

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

“A stable accurate and efficient approach to explicit depth migration called FOCI”
Salem Al-Saleh from The University of Calgary
Tuesday, November 15 at Noon
Aquitaine Auditorium, +15 level of 540-5th Avenue SW

If you’re interested in joining these fun and informal talks, please register with Larry Adorjan with Kelman Technologies at


GEDCO is proud to announce its long awaited User’s Meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, October 12 from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm at the GEDCO office at 1200, 815 – 8th Avenue SW. There, you will have the chance to review the new additions to its OMNI and VISTA software upgrades that were released in August, enjoy a FREE lunch and provide your input for the next release. (What other software company lets you do that? Sorry, the perks of writing the article – GS). Seismic Image Software, A Division of GEDCO, is the leader in 2D/3D Survey Design and Seismic Data Processing software. Each of these products is PC-Based, and the development is client-driven. The software is used daily in over 40 different countries all around the world.

If you’re interested in attending the meeting, contact Karen at (she’ll reserve a sandwich for you – GS).


The CSEG announces Dr. Panos Kelamis of Saudi Aramco will be visiting the University of Alberta to present a talk. The details are as follows:

“A pragmatic view of land multiple attenuation technology”
Dr. Panos G. Kelamis, Saudi Aramco Date:
Friday, November 4
University of Alberta, Department of Geophysics, Edmonton

For more information, contact Mauricio D. Sacchi at or visit the following website:

Geophysical Services Inc.

Carmen Swalwell says: A Bad Day of Golf is better than a good day at work… (be sure to post that Carmen-ism on your fridge, kids – GS)

This was certainly put to the test for the GSI/Precision Seismic Processing Annual Golf tournament. The Tournament was scheduled for Tuesday, August 23rd at the Mount Kidd golf course in Kananaskis. The day started out cloudy and overcast. The golfers fortified themselves with Bailey’s and coffee on the bus on the way to the golf course and pre p a red for a great day of golfing in the mountains. Not one person cancelled; there was a 100% turnout.

By the time we got to the golf course it was raining. Most of the people decided to carry on and golf anyway. Some of the more sensible souls decided to spend the day on the 19th hole. By the time the third foursome was set to tee off, it started to snow! The snow continued for the rest of the day. We called off the golf tournament but some hardy souls decided to head out to the course anyway. One foursome managed 9 holes but had to stop when the snow was sticking to their golf balls! Don Daub (Precision Seismic Processing), Neil Ethier (Encana) and Blaine Hujber (Encana) made it for an amazing 15 holes. That is dedication.

CSEG Sponsor Appreciation Night

The CSEG 2005 Convention Committee held a Sponsor Appreciation Night on Tuesday, August 30, 2005. The reception was held at the Chicago Chophouse (mmm, I strongly recommend the seared tuna burger – delicious and dolphin friendly, ooh, but not so tuna friendly. Sorry tuna fishes – GS) and was attended by 65 sponsors and their guests. Everyone enjoyed the ambiance offered by the redesigned Chophouse as well as the delicious hors d’oeuvres. On behalf of the CSEG Convention Committee, Mark Noble (GX Technologies), Sponsorship Chair, would like to thank the sponsors for their support.

Many thanks are also extended to Carl, Kate and Aaron of the Chicago Chophouse for helping plan such a successful event. Mark Noble regrets that he was called out of town and unable to attend the function. Mark would like to extend his sincerest thanks to Carmen Swalwell (Precision Seismic Processing), Exhibit Chair, for stepping in at the last moment and taking over the planning and hosting of this reception. Mike Siefert is the Sponsorship Chair for the 2006 CSEG/CSPG/CWLS Joint Convention and will be in touch with all 2005 sponsors in order to discuss sponsorship opportunities for the next year.

Geomodeling Technology Corp.

Geomodeling Technology Corp. Provides the Most User- Friendly Cross-Plot Tool on the Market and it announces the release of version 5.0 of VisualVoxAt™! While there are many great new features and improvements, the most notable improvement is to our cross-plot visualization tools, which now support multiple data types; seismic, horizon, interval, stratagrid and well data displays.

When you are trying to understand your data, you need to be able to instantly determine what relationships are important (for fun, go back and change the word data to man – GS). VisualVoxAt’s new cross-plot tool allows you to interactively compare any attribute at the click of a button. Select information in seismic and map displays and see where it clusters on any cross-plot. Select polygons on cross-plot and view on any well, map and seismic displays.

But the ease of use and interactivity are only part of the equation. The blistering speed of the Open GL displays allow you to quickly compare, classify and make correlations you would never have had time to attempt before. If you want to understand your data – this is the tool!

For more information, please contact Geomodeling Technology Corp at 403-262-9172 or visit

In other Geomodeling news:

Geomodeling Technology Corp. is excited to announce the winners of its first ever putting challenge that was held right here in Calgary at the 2005 AAPG Annual Convention! Congratulations to Tracy L. Brenner of Nikon Canada Inc., Paul Chandler of Infoterra Ltd. and Donald J. Staples of Jadex International Ltd! We want to thank the many people who visited our booth and tested their skills on the green. Please check us out at booth #2225 at the SEG International Exhibition, this November in Houston, Texas, where we plan to have another exciting challenge!



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