Happy February Everyone! Thanks to everyone who made submissions to my first ever Grapevine column. If you keep it up, it will make doing this job much easier. For those who aren't aware, Gina Ritchie (former columnist extraordinaire) has 'retired' from the RECORDER to pursue other ventures. If you need to reach her, you still can at IHS.

CSEG Outreach Committee

The CSEG Outreach committee is delighted to announce that Talisman Energy is the 2008 sponsor of student memberships. We are also very grateful to Petro-Canada for their 2007 sponsorship of 111 students.

This great initiative not only increases our membership amongst a very important younger cohort but also encourages students across the country to join our society, thereby helping us to become a more national organization.

Applications forms can be found on the website under the students link or by e-mailing students@cseg.ca.

CSEG Outreach Committee – part 2

The CSEG Outreach committee is very proud to announce that Seismic in Motion for Students has won the 2008 Mayors’ Excellence Award in the category of School to Work Transition Program.

The Calgary Educational Partnership Foundation said that the nomination and outline of activities were outstanding. This award recognizes the partnership between the CAGC, CSEG and the Calgary Board of Education that has developed since Perry Kotkas and Rod Garland promoted the idea to the CBE of having students attend Seismic in Motion. Congratulations to Mike Doyle and the CAGC.

Thanks go to Annette Milbradt for fund-raising and the companies that supported the program: Tesla, Apache, CNRL, ConocoPhillips, Devon, EnCana, Enerplus, Nexen, Talisman and Sigma.

CSEG Doodlebug

Just a reminder that the CSEG Doodlebug has a new website at: www.doodlebuggolf.ca.

The 2008 Doodlebug is being held August 14 – 16, 2008 at the Jasper Park Lodge, Jasper, Alberta. All members are invited to attend this premier CSEG Event. If you’re new to the industry, this is a “must-do” event!

For more information on the Doodlebug, check out the website or contact Marty Sommerville, Doodlebug Chairman at (403) 248-1455.

CSEG/CSPG/CWLS Silent Auction

As you probably know already, the CSEG, CSPG and CWLS will be having their joint convention May 12th to May 15th, 2008 at the Stampede Roundup Centre in Calgary. As part of our convention and commitment to our community, we will be holding our fifth annual charity event and silent auction on Tuesday, May 13th, 2008 from 4 pm until 6 pm. To date, with your help, we have raised over $52,000 with our silent and live auctions.

This year the proceeds will once again be going to Light Up the World (www.lutw.org), which was founded in Calgary. LUTW is a Canadian humanitarian initiative whose chief goal is to assist the poor in the developing world to obtain affordable, safe, and environmentally friendly White Light Emitting Diode (WLED) based home lighting powered by renewable energy sources.

We invite you and your company to be a part of this worthy cause by generously contributing products or services for the silent auction. If you can help out with a donation or if you would like to work on the committee for the silent auction please contact Laurie Ross at (403) 298-5614. Your support is greatly appreciated.

Target Data Services Canada Ltd.

Target Data Services Canada Ltd. is pleased to announce the formation of its subsidiary company, Target Seismic Surveys Canada Ltd. Target Seismic Surveys is offering sole source and multi-client seismic Survey opportunities to the exploration and development industry in Western Canada.

Jeff Kary, President of the Target family of companies, notes “in an industry faced with continuing financial challenges, we are pleased to be able to offer the industry the opportunity to continue to record new, much needed seismic data at favourable rates”. Target Seismic Surveys is already evaluating several projects for acquisition in 2008 and looks forward to building partnerships with our industry participants to achieve our mutual objectives. Do not hesitate to contact your Target representative at (403) 294-0868 to discuss any of your seismic survey needs.

Reservoir Imaging Ltd.

Reservoir Imaging Ltd (RIL), the 4D seismic software services consultancy based out of Edinburgh, Scotland is pleased to announce the award of major contracts from Shell U.K. Ltd and BP for projects in the North Sea during 2008. The company will be advising on the implementation of all aspects of these 4D seismic surveys from initial design and planning through to quality control, either onboard the vessels or remotely fro m onshore.

Keith Watt, managing director, RIL said: “2008 is shaping to be an exciting and busy year for us. We are delighted that major oil companies are recognizing the benefits of our GIS-based technologies in the successful realization of their 4D seismic reservoir monitoring projects, which are playing a significant role in maximization of reserves production particularly in mature provinces such as the North Sea”. For further information contact Kevin Watt or Gavin Pattison at +44-131-555-7066 or via the RIL website: www.reservoirimaging.co.uk.



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