Welcome back Everyone! I trust that you all had a great summer, and are now ready to get back in the swing of things! There are a lot of events (educational and social) that are coming up in the Fall, so will be a great chance for you to get out & reconnect! Coming up immediately in September will be the Annual CSPG/CSEG/CAPL Road Race on September 12th and the Women in Seismic Golf Tourney on September 13th.
University of Calgary – Winners of EAGE Field Challenge
The team, consisting of Peter Sung and Samuel Quiroga, students in the MSc–Reservoir Characterization program (MSRC) of the Department of Geoscience, and Bikki Kumar, MEng student in the Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering have just come back from representing the University of Calgary in the EAGE FIELD Challenge in Copenhagen. They beat all competitors and won first place, and are now, if we may, WORLD CHAMPIONS!
This competition is similiar to the Imperial Barrel Award but differ in that this is more reservoir oriented (and hosted by the EAGE instead of the AAPG of course). The purpose of this competition is to promote cross-disciplinary geoscience and engieering integration within universities. Basically students had to analyse data given and propose a development plan for a discovered field. This year's data was sponsored by Maersk Oil and is a chalk condensate reservoir from the North Sea. Last year UofC was one of the finalists but didn't win (the French crushed them), this year however, the UofC crushed the French instead.
This achievement is significant because while the University of Calgary has placed well in the past competitions (finalists in both IBA and FIELD previousely, not counting the challenge bowl), they have NEVER won the competition as WORLD CHAMPION.
DoodleTrain 2012 – All Aboard!
REGISTER NOW for the 11th Annual CSEG Continuing Education Week The DoodleTrain. A total of 24 courses, featuring 12 new offerings will be staged the week of November 12 - 16, 2012. Deadline for registration is September 30, 2012. (Subject to class space availability).
Go to http://www.cseg.ca/education/doodletrain.cfm to view the courses and to register. If possible we urge you to register using our online product as you will receive an instant confirmation (as long as your email address is listed and is accurate) that you have been accepted. Venues for each course will be announced at a later date, however as usual all courses will be held in the Calgary downtown core.
Absolute Imaging & DDO – Address Change!
Absolute Imaging Inc. and Direct Digital Online (DDO) are pleased to announce they moved to a larger location on August 3rd. The new address is: Suite 400, 1011 1st Street SW, Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2R 1J2. We invite our clients and friends to drop by any time to see our new office. For more details visit our website at www.absoluteimaging.ca.
WiSE Golf Tournament – Registration Open!
Save the Date! The annual Women in Seismic golf tournament will be held this year on Thursday, September 13th at the Fox Hollow Golf Course in Calgary. This is a GREAT opportunity for networking and golfing in support of a great cause: ovarian and breast cancer research. Online registration is now open! If you would like to be added to the mailing list, please contact Joanne Poloway. BTW… we will have credit card capabilities this year for the Silent Auction and Raffle tickets courtesy of the Cancer Foundation!
If you are interested in tournament sponsorship, or possibly donating an item to the raffle, please contact Joanne at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 403.294.6412.
The 4th Annual T-WAVE!
The 4th Annual CSEG T-Wave Golf Tournament was held on June 25th at the Inglewood Golf & Curling Club. Considering that June was once again very wet in Calgary; with possible flooding about to happen from the Elbow and Bow rivers, we received privileged treatment by Mother Nature as she only opened up the rain clouds for about two holes, and Inglewood, which had some flooding on a couple of the holes, allowed us the use of power carts. We once again had a full slate of 144 golfers registered and as in the past, we had a mix of 50/50 geophysicist/service personnel.
Our Sponsors this year were (and are on the website):
Ace Level – Nexen, SourceX Geophysical Corporation, Synterra Technologies
Eagle Level – Absolute Imaging, Command Equipment/Terra-Sine Resources, Divestco, Earth Signal Processing, MicroSeismic Inc, Pulse Seismic, RPS Boyd PetroSearch, Sensor Geophysical Ltd.
Albatross Level – GeoTir, Schlumberger, WesternGeco
Birdie Level – Arcis Seismic Solutions, BJV, Eagle Canada, Geospace Technologies Canada, ION Geoventures, Lorrnel Seismic Project Management, Maxam North America, Print Three, Sigma/Apoterra
Par Level – HCL, Edge Technologies Inc.
For the T-Wave 50/50 charity draw, this year the committee chose the Calgary Board of Education’s Fuel for School nutrition program, which provides a nutritious breakfast for hungry CBE students. Tickets were sold throughout the tournament and dinner, as well as Pulse Seismic helping out once again donating monies raised via their ‘Beat the Pro’ contest at their hole. A total of $1345.00 was raised again with Pulse raising a large percentage of that.
A big thank you goes to all the great committee members who made this tournament such a huge success. As always we learned some things that we will attempt to implement next year in order to continue to put on a Great Fun event for everyone.
Sponsorship – David Caldwell, Dennis Melrose, Craig Van Dongen, Mike Cardell and Sandy Lucas
Golf – Patty Evans and Jim Hostetler
Finance – Susan Thomson
Registration – Dick Willott
Prizes – Susan Thomson, Dave Reynolds, Patty Evans and Jim Hostetler
Once again, graciously and whole heartedly, Jeff Gautreau helped out the day of the tournament with registration and 50/50 tickets.
It was a fun filled packed day and by the feedback we have received from our sponsors and members everyone enjoys the tournament. We took a poll of the players regarding the possibility of expanding the event to 27 holes, we will be staying at 18 holes and at a venue close to downtown. If anyone wants to give additional feedback they are free to email me at Jocelyn_frankow@sensorgeo.com as we are always looking at ways to improve the tournament.
All the best,
Chair, CSEG T-Wave Tourney