Oh, sorry, you caught me daydreaming of warmer days in Mexico! Do you ever feel that you were destined for warmer climates? Don’t get me wrong, there’s no place like Canada, it’s the best in every single way – Yah Canada! But in general, don’t you think we’re cheated when it comes to weather? It should be based on a reward system—kind of like a gratuity. You receive great service in a restaurant, so you reward your server with a larger gratuity. I think it should work the same way for Canadians, but we get paid in warmer weather. For instance, we’re a kind, gentle people. We always look to negotiate, and we say thank you – here, have an extra Chinook. We ’ re peacekeepers – Congratulations, have an extra month of summer! I don’t know, it’s just a suggestion, a starting off point for negotiations let’s say. Anyway, something to think about this February!

Conquest Seismic and Norex

Conquest Seismic Services, a Division of Norex Exploration Services Inc. would like to thank all of its employees, clients and suppliers for their generous food donations during their annual food drive during December. Over 1,900 pounds of food was collected and donated to the Calgary Interfaith Food Bank – Way to go and Thank You!

Calgary Mining Forum Reminder

The 16th Calgary Mining Forum, “Building the Future” will be held this year March 20-23, 2007 at the Ramada Hotel, Downtown Calgary, featuring presentations by mineral exploration companies, mining service companies, and provincial and federal geological surveys. Topics will include minerals exploration projects, exploration methods, current research and investment opportunities. Also included are a Keynote Address, short courses and a poster session.

Early Registration Deadline is March 5, 2007.

For more information and registration forms, booth information and short course information, contact:

Glen Jones: 403-202-8683
Henry Lyatsky: 403-282-5873

2007 CSEG Doodlebug Golf Tournament

The CSEG Doodlebug Golf Tournament Committee wishes to inform everyone that the dates for the long awaited 2007 tournament are August 23rd to August 25th, 2007. The tournament will be held at Jasper Park Lodge. We look forward to seeing some old friends and some new faces this year. More information on the event will follow in the Spring!

Students Attend Conference in New Orleans

Marc Boulet, President of GUSS, The Geophysics Undergraduate Student Society at the U of C relayed the students’ experience at the 2006 SEG.

Sixteen senior undergraduate geophysics students from the University of Calgary took the opportunity to attend the 76th annual Society of Exploration Geophysicists’ Conference , recently held in New Orleans. This represented double the number of students that attended last year’s conference in Houston. The organizers, exhibitors, and delegates at the conference were very impressed to see that the University of Calgary sent out the largest contingent of undergraduates of any educational institution present.

Part of the invaluable experience gained from an event like this results from pre-planning and organization. The inaugural meeting was held in March, with fundraising efforts stretching over the summer into September. A tremendous amount of hard work was put in by all of the participating students in order to remove any financial obstacles in attending the conference. Consequently, the trip was fully funded, thanks to the generous support of a number of industry sponsors and various levels of the University.

Once in New Orleans, we took in every aspect of the conference, including volunteer and presenting opportunities. Besides a dazzling array of technical talks, we took part in a number of conference activities, such as the student career planning session and evening gala. A particular favourite was the exhibition floor, where sales pitches, free handouts, and networking opportunities flowed like the Mississippi. The international complexion of the conference was especially eye-opening, and we met students from around North America and the world.

In addition to the conference, we had the opportunity to take in the sights and sounds of New Orleans. While the devastation of Hurricane Katrina was still evident, the city is working hard to welcome visitors, with great food and music in the air. The vibrancy of the French Quarter was a real treat, and everyone enjoyed feeding marshmallows to wild alligators on a bayou tour.

Based on the enthusiasm shown by the students both in New Orleans and Houston, it appears that attending the SEG Conference will become an annual event for graduating geophysics students; it is a great mix of fun and education, as well as an ideal capstone event for students who have attended four years of school together. Once again, a hearty thanks goes out to the organizations who have supported this endeavour over the past two years. As well, a big thank you to the 2006 sponsors that made it possible:

Talisman Energy Inc.
Faculty of Science, University of Calgary
Department of Geology and Geophysics, University of Calgary
Key Seismic Solutions Ltd.
Saudi Aramco
University of Calgary Students’ Union
Apache Canada Corporation
BJV Exploration Partnership
Golden Eagle Energy Ltd.
Rosetta Exploration Inc.
Sigma Explorations Inc.
Total E & P Canada Ltd.

Kinetex Inc. Expands Capabilities

Kinetex Inc. is pleased to announce that as of October 2006, it is trading publicly on the TSX Venture Exchange (TSX-V) as a subsidiary of FirstGrowth Capital Inc. under the symbol FGC.

Kinetex is enjoying strong organic growth, accelerated in part due to the availability of public capital. Kinetex continues to remain focused as a Calgary-based integrator of applied sciences to the resource industry including both Petroleum and Mining.

To contact us for more information, please call Greg Mosolf at 403-263-3330 or e-mail greg@kinetex.ca. For investor information please visit our website: http://www.firstgrowthcapital.ca.



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