It’s finally here, the last month of the year! ‘Tis the season of giving and sharing. Speaking of giving, I am looking forward to the “return on investments” for all my giving at this year’s weddings/bridal showers/baby showers of all my friends. It has been the year of giving and I can’t wait to receive…I mean, give some more. Yes, Gina (Virginia), there is a Santa Claus. To each and every one of you, I wish you the happiest of seasons. All the best to you and your family.

If you’ve enjoyed my article, I’m now accepting cash and/or gifts. I’m just kidding; I’m really not this greedy (usually…in public)…

LunchBox Geophysics

Looking forward to something FREE? Then join an informal lunchtime talk where attendees bring their own lunch. Mark your calendars, the schedule is as follows:

“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


GEDCO would like to thank all of those who visited their booth at the SEG, especially their users who took time out of their busy schedules to join in for a User Meeting and Happy Hour all in one (there was more than one person happy and people were happy for generally longer than an hour – GS). It was a very successful show, and GEDCO looks forward to working with their clients old and new throughout 2006. For information on GEDCO’s 2006 convention schedule or any other GEDCO news, check out the website at


The 2nd Annual Volunteer Appreciation Evening was held October 13th at the Saltlik Steakhouse hosted by CSEG Member Services (François Aubin and Cherene Crawford). We had around 50 volunteers come out to enjoy some fantastic food and drinks. Thanks to everyone who did attend as we were up against the season opener of the Flames game. We look forward to another successful year with the help of all of our CSEG Volunteers. THANKS!

Veritas DGC Inc.

Veritas DGC Inc. announces Director and Vice Chairman, Stephen J. Ludlow will retire from the Company in March 2006. Mr. Ludlow will serve in his present role as a director and vice chairman until the next annual meeting of stockholders in December and will then be named an executive vice president of the Company. He will continue in that role until his retirement to assure an orderly transition of his current duties.

Thierry Pilenko, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, commented that “Steve was a key contributor in building Veritas DGC into the global company it is today... We are sincerely grateful for his positive contribution to the Company in his 34 years of service and wish him and his wife Janet all the best in their future endeavors.”



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