It’s already June? Wow! Seriously, where did the time go? Was I not just writing the January edition talking about new years’ resolutions? And looking back at how I did with said resolutions, I’ll quickly move on to something more optimistic… SUMMER! Gotta love it – sun, fun, Stampede, holidays, camping, patios, “calling in sick” for all of the above, uh-oh…I mean, not that anyone would do that or even think about it. That’s absurd! Regardless of your summer fun, make sure you get out, relax, and breathe it all in. I took forward to all of your announcements when the RECORDER resumes in the fall. That being said, I may start a contest on the best “Guess what happened at ________’s Stampede Party” story – yeah, because I’m just that kind of gal.

Also, if you didn’t get a rubber duckie from the GEDCO booth and this has ruined your life since and you wake up in the middle of the night in a cold sweat muttering, “rubber duckie, you’re the one”, send me an email and I’ll make sure to get you one. And yes, I know, it’s for your grandchild, niece, nephew...

Lunchbox Geophysics

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

“Super Duper High Resolution Radon Multiple Attenuation”
Mark Ng from GeoX
Tuesday, September 12, 12:00 Noon Where:
Aquitaine Auditorium, +15 level of 540 - 5 Avenue S.W.

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

Canadian International Petroleum Conference 2006, Hosted by the Petroleum Society of CIM

CIPC 2006, the Petroleum Society’s 57th Annual Technical Meeting, carries the theme, “Because Technology Changes Everything,” and will again be held at the Calgary Stampede Roundup Centre. There will be over 150 relevant technical presentations—with topics ranging from Business Development and Risk Management, Drilling/ Completions/ Stimulation, Thermal Methods in Heavy Oil Recovery, and Well Test Analysis—along with four Special Interest Group sessions, two Graduate Student Presentation Competition sessions and up to 13 Tutorials. CIPC 2006 will not only showcase leading exploration and development technologies, but will also put into practice the applications of these technologies for the over 1,000 participants anticipated to attend. A dedicated team of volunteers therefore encourages you to come and take advantage of Calgary’s famous western hospitality and plan to attend the petroleum industry’s premier technical conference, held in conjunction with the 2006 Global Petroleum Show at the Calgary Stampede Roundup Centre. For something a little different this year, we’re planning a complimentary Conference mixer at the end of the first day (Tuesday, June 13), and all CIPC delegates are invited to join us immediately after the final session wraps up. This should be a great opportunity to do a bit of networking and to meet some of the authors.


GEDCO would like to thank everyone that came out for their annual Open House that was on May 3rd. Everyone enjoyed great food and beverages and enjoyed the performance of Rock-a-Billy Sensation, “Ronnie Hayward and His Trio”. There were over 150 people that showed up this year and GEDCO is currently looking into moving it to the Round Up Centre to fit everyone next year (that’s a joke, don’t get any ideas – GS). GEDCO’s Open House is really a celebration of their clients; they appreciate your business and this is their way of saying thank you. This yearly event is the place to be every May, so don’t miss another one!

For more information, (and some “interesting” photos – again, kidding – GS) please visit GEDCO’s website at

Geophysical Services Incorporated (GSI)

Geophysical Service Incorporated (GSI) will invest approximately $11.25 million in the acquisition and processing of two dimensional seismic, gravity and magnetic data focused on offshore Labrador’s Hopedale Basin, according to Chief Operating Officer for GSI Paul Einarsson. The non-exclusive survey is scheduled to commence in June. “Academic interpretations of the data suggest there are over 30 undrilled structures on the shelf all capable of 3-5 tcf of reserves, and this ignores the potential in deeper water,” said Einarsson.

This is the fourth-year continuation of surveys in this area by GSI. Previously, the company has collected over 23,000 kilometres of data in the years 2003-2005. GSI has gained expertise in this area over the past 30 years, having collected more than 31,000 kilometres of data in the 1970s and 1980s.

geoLOGIC Systems Ltd. and OpenSpirit Corporation

Calgary-based geoLOGIC systems ltd. and OpenSpirit Corporation of Sugar Land, Texas, today announced they will collaborate to offer a system that combines the benefits of the OpenSpirit products and the geoLOGIC Data Center (gDC). Clients will be able to access data from the gDC using a variety of OpenSpirit and geoLOGIC tools.

“We created the gDC as an open system that uses the latest technology, including the newest version of PPDM, to give customers instant access to the most current petroleum data using the software of their choice,” said David A. Hood, President of geoLOGIC. “The collaboration with OpenSpirit means our clients will be able to access our regular and spatially enabled data sets from the gDC through the OpenSpirit Scan Utility, and access and use data through a range of software applications made compatible by OpenSpirit products.”

Sigma Explorations Inc.

The CSEG/CSPG/CWLS Joint Convention was excellent this year! At the Sigma Explorations Inc. booth we w e re able to catch up with clients enjoying the many technical sessions, as well as the Silent Auction and Ice Breaker events. We had 76 entrants in our “Name the Section” Contest and the winner was Janet Porter-Chaudry of EnCana! Four runner up prizes of $100 Gift Certificates went to: Mary Lee of Shell Canada, Warren Pearson of Stylus, Ray Nase of JACOS (Japan Canada Oil Sands), and John Evans of Chevron. The winners of our business card draw were Cherie Anderson of Baytex (Sigma 3-in-1 Jacket) and Andre Polityo of Corinthian Energy (Sigma Golf Bag). Congratulations to all of our winners! We would like to thank everyone who visited the Sigma Explorations Inc. and Canstrat booth and who contributed in any way to making the convention such a success!


And finally, the CSEG RECORDER Committee would like to perhaps start a new column that tells the stories of all of you Traveling Geophysicists. We would like to solicit any stories that you have that incorporate your personal experiences in different countries and cultures and bringing in a bit of Geophysics at the same time. This was an idea that was sparked by a column that Gary James wrote for the RECORDER a few months back and of course, hearing countless stories from Mike Galbraith. Do you have a story? Send it in to Gina Schiltz at GEDCO at We’re looking forward to it!



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