I apologize if this offends anyone, but I’m not a fan of November. Thanksgiving has come and gone (skip that comment for our American friends), our one day of fall in Calgary has past, there’s the constant threat of snow, our core body temperatures have still not adjusted to the cold, and worse yet, CFL football is coming to a close. Watching the touchdown horse gallop by as we celebrate will be a mere memory (Can’t say that I’ll miss the cheerleaders though). What’s a girl to do in November? Wait a minute, there is one good thing about November... I almost forgot, sitting down with the Christmas Wish Book, making your list, maybe even checking it twice!

Unrelated to football but still close to our hearts…

LunchBox Geophysics

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

“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

“Prestack Interpretation of Class 2 AVO Attributes”
Brian Shulte from Explora Seismic Processing
Wednesday, December 7, 2005 at Noon
Aquitaine Auditorium, +15 level of 540 – 5th Avenue SW

“Columbia Images and Hallucinations”
Aniso boy (Super hero name) from Thrustbelt Imaging
Tuesday, January 31, 2006 at Noon
Aquitaine Auditorium, +15 level of 540 – 5th Avenue SW

“Prestack Shot Migration: Wave Equation Phase Shift Method”
Mark Ng from GeoX Date:
Tuesday, February 21, 2006 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 larrya@kelman.com.


The good people at GEDCO would like to invite you to their booth at the SEG in Houston. GEDCO will be located at booth #1042, Hall E. They’ll be showing off their superior software, OMNI and VISTA as well as telling you all about VSP’s, Gravity and Magnetics and their Interpretation Services. There will be scheduled talks in their Presentation Theatre every day, so be sure to drop by. If you’re interested in viewing GEDCO’s schedule of talks or any other information for that matter, check out the website at www.gedco.com.


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 sacchi@phys.ualberta.ca or visit the following website: http:// seg. org/ services/ ce/ dl/ SEG75/ kelamisabstract. shtml

Tesla Exploration Ltd.

Tesla Exploration Ltd. is pleased to announce the purchase of “four” IVI (Industrial Vehicles International) EnviroVibes. The buggy mounted, four-wheel drive EnviroVibes are the latest generation of ‘Minivibes’. The EnviroVibes operate on the same carrier as the existing “older generation” (Oh sure, labeled the older generation like it’s a character flaw…sorry still upset about the birthday; it’s a little too fresh in my mind – GS) Minivibes (roughly 19’L x 6.5’W) with some fundamental differences:

  1. Minivibe I: a Maximum Peak Force of 6000lbs and a total weight of 11,450lbs.
  2. Minivibe II: a Maximum Peak force of 11,970lbs with a total weight of 14,040lbs.
  3. EnviroVibe: a Maximum Peak force of 15,000lbs with a total weight of 17,000lbs. (Obviously will try to lose a few pounds – GS)

The new Tesla Minibuggy EnviroVibes are the perfect source type for shallow and conventional 2D or 3D surveys, especially in areas of difficult terrain or where drilling can become cost prohibitive. All Tesla Minibuggy EnviroVibes will be equipped with brand new Pelton VibePro’s, the latest in vibroseis source electronics. If you have any questions regarding the new Tesla Minibuggy EnviroVibes please feel free to contact:

Richard R. Habiak, President
(403) 216-0990 or
Eric C. Mikkelborg, Marketing Manager – North America
(403) 216-0983

EnCana shares private-sector knowledge with Memorial University’s academic community

Memorial University’s familiarity with cutting-edge geoscience technology has increased exponentially, thanks to a collaborative training seminar organized by EnCana Corporation along with Memorial’s Department of Earth Sciences and the Pan-Atlantic Petroleum System Consortium (PPSC). A four-day training course in the use of the GeoProbe® seismic interpretation and visualization software package was given to 12 individuals during late August by Mr. Tom Feigs, Group Lead, Geovisualization, with EnCana.

Landmark Graphics generously donated the software to Memorial University. To quote Landmark, “GeoProbe® enables interactive interpretation at the speed of thought as interpreters simultaneously view multi-attribute/multi-volume seismic data, well data, cultural data and reservoir models.”

Credit for the GeoProbe® training program is owed to Nancy Harland, EnCana’s Geoscience Manager of Frontier Exploration and Production, John Hogg, Manager of Exploration New Ventures (southern Alberta), and Al Goodfellow, Team Lead, Geophysical Services, who supported having Tom Feigs providing Memorial students’ GeoProbe® training. Special thanks are also due to Jeremy Hall, Jim Wright and Tony Kocurko who helped organize this industry sponsored training class that became part of the summer teaching schedule for graduate students.



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