May is always a good month; everyone likes May. There’s green grass (which usually gets covered with white one last time on the long weekend), the aforementioned long weekend, Cinco de Mayo, and last but not least, and dearest to my heart, the CSEG Convention. Anyone who’s involved in planning the convention, the exhibitors’ booths, tradeshow companies etc. knows the blood, sweat and tears that go into it. I’d like to send a big cheer out to everyone - the employees, organizers and committee members who make this convention work every single year. It’s tough work and very often thankless. May... the month that we lose 10 years off our lives!

Lunchbox Geophysics

FREE informal lunchtime talks – all you have to do is register and bring your own lunch. Here’s a list of upcoming talks:

"4D Gravity for Reservoir Monitoring”
Chris Nind from Scintrex
Tuesday May 9 12:00 Noon
Aquitaine Auditorium, +15 level of 540-5 Avenue SW

To register for any of these talks, please contact Larry Adorjan at

GeoAlberta Conference

Join us for Western Canada's #1 independent GIS and Geomatics show! This year, GeoAlberta will be held at the Shaw Conference Centre in Edmonton, Alberta from May 30 to June 1st, 2006. It features world-class keynotes including Joseph Berry from the University of Denver and Peter Batty, CTO of Intergraph. The three-day conference is also packed with hands-on workshops, insightful sessions, engaging speakers, and plenty of fun, entertainment, and networking opportunities. This event is vital to professionals who create and promote the effective application of GIS and Geomatics. For more information, visit the show’s brand new website:

ZEH Software, Inc.

ZEH Software, Inc., the worldwide leader in network plotting solutions for the oil industry, and Accu-Audit Ltd, the leading supplier of seismic data management software and seismic survey auditing services to the Canadian oil industry, announced the two companies have signed a strategic partnership agreement. Under the terms of the agreement, ZEH will provide worldwide sales, marketing, support and implementation services for Accu-Audit's seismic data management software, SeisInfo™. Ed Horkoff, President of Accu-Audit said, "We are very proud of the value our products have brought to our Canadian customers over the past seven years and we look forward to working with ZEH in expanding our business to oil companies worldwide."

For more information, please visit ZEH Software’s website at

Junior Geophysicists Forum

The third Junior Geophysicists Forum (formerly Young Geophysicists Forum) will be held on May 10, 2006. The JGF is sponsored by E&P companies and the response has been overwhelming! Our sponsors for the May 10th event are: Encana Corporation, Talisman Energy Inc., Burlington Resources Canada, Suncor Energy Inc., Canadian Natural Resources Limited, Husky Energy, Petro-Canada Oil & Gas and Penn West Energy Trust.

We would like to invite as many geophysical summer students to attend as possible. There is an information page available on the CSEG website. This event is by invitation only and space is limited. If you need an invitation for yourself or your summer students contact the JGF committee at The deadline to register for the event is May 5, 2006, so make sure your students are aware of the event and the deadline. We are also looking for Senior Practicing Geophysicists to attend the event. If you have any questions, please contact one of the Co-chairs at



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