Happy June!

I just wanted to send out a quick thanks to the TAQA Women’s Network who sponsored an oil & gas industry networking event in late May, to bring awareness to the networking, mentorship and leadership programs currently in place for local women in the industry and to raise funds for the Making Changes Foundation of Calgary. Fun event and many members of the CSEG were on the organizing committee and in attendance. Over $2000 was raised through this event… great work TAQA Ladies!

As this is the last issue before the summer break: have a lovely few months… may the mosquitoes be few, and the sun shine plenty. Will hopefully see y’all at the plethora of industry golf tournaments and other outdoor activities being held over the summer. Enjoy!

REGISTRATION OPEN: Women in Seismic Golf Tournament

Please keep Thursday, September 12th, 2013 open for the WiSE Golf tournament. We will be holding the tournament once again at Fox Hollow in Calgary. If you have not received a registration email, please email joanne.poloway@ sigmaex.com and we will send you the information!

As well, if your company is interested in donating a raffle prize or auction item, please contact Pam Larson at Pamela. Larson@nuvistaenergy.com.

The Women in Seismic (WiSE) Golf Tournament was started in 2000 to allow women in the Seismic industry an opportunity to network and socialize with their peers. Our entrants are from all parts of the industry: geophysicists, geologists, technical staff, processors, copy houses, management, sales and support staff from service companies. Recently, the tournament has involved raising money for the Alberta Cancer Foundation (Breast Cancer). This year we are donating proceeds to both Breast Cancer and Ovarian Cancer. With the support of corporate and personal donations, WiSe has raised over $60,000 in the past few years.


The 25th annual CSPG/CSEG/CAPL Road Race & Fun Run will be held on Wednesday, September 11th in Calgary. More details will be available soon via the CSEG website and the weekly news bulletin.

SIGMA: Convention Update

A big thank you to all our clients and friends who dropped by the Sigma booth at the recent CSEG/CSPG/CWLS Convention Integration 2013. It was good to visit with everyone. We had lots of entries in our annual “Name the Section” contest.

Charles Boyer of Direct Energy was the winner of the grand prize of the Castle Celebration Package at the Banff Springs Hotel. Ashley Krakowka of Cenovus won the GoPro. We also did a drawing from all the entries for a $100 gas card and that winner was Nathan Baker of Crescent Point. Congratulations to all the winners and we will see you all next year!

APOTERRA: Convention Update

Apoterra Seismic Processing is pleased to announce the prize winners for its GeoConvention 2103 booth contest.

  • 1st prize (atomic clock) – Mark Sun
  • 2nd prize (Welsh miner’s lamp) – Karen Chong
  • 3rd prize (medieval puzzle lock) – Dennis Daly

Thank you to all participants, and congratulations to the prize winners!

Doodlebug 2013 Details!

On behalf of the 2013 Doodlebug Committee, I would like to invite you to the 61st annual Doodlebug Golf Tournament. This year’s tournament will once again be held at the Kimberley Alpine Resort with the golf event taking place at the nearby Trickle Creek Golf Course. This year’s event dates are August 22-24, 2013.

The Doodlebug Golf Tournament is an event held each summer that provides a competitive yet fun golf venue for CSEG members of all levels and ability, from scratch golfers to true first-timers. Golfers are put in “Flights” based off of their handicaps with the goal of having a competitive and fun round of golf regardless of ability. Guests and spouses can choose from a full schedule of formal and informal social events throughout each day and on into the evenings.

Each year there is a charitable aspect to the Doodlebug event. This year, we are supporting a local cause that is important to the town of Kimberley. We will be supporting a young teenage girl named Jenna Homeniuk and her family as she recovers from an aggressive form of leukemia and a recent bone marrow transplant. The Doodlebug committee is pleased to support Jenna and her family and is honoured to give back to a community that has been so welcoming to the Doodlebug.

For registration and sponsorship opportunities, please go to www.doodlebuggolf.ca We look forward to seeing you in Kimberley!

Mark Watson Chairman,
2013 Doodlebug Golf Tournament

SAVE THE DATE: Geophysical Industry Field Trip (GIFT)

The CSEG Foundation’s Geophysical Industry Field Trip is designed to supplement academic education by introducing undergraduate geoscience students into the world of professional geophysics. This is accomplished by touring 4 prominent companies that use seismic in the oil and gas industry. These companies will provide technical presentations in their respective specializations which will include; seismic survey design, acquisition, processing, and interpretation. GIFT has also been extended to include a geology-focused hike in Canmore guided by professionals. Students will gain perspective on the various career opportunities within the field of geophysics, and it will help bridge the gap between ones education and the work they will be performing after they graduate.

The Geophysical Industry Field Trip has evolved into a 3 day event that will be held on June 6th - 7th, 2013 in Calgary, and June 8th in Canmore. Registration is now open and available on the CSEG website. For sponsorship opportunities or any questions, please contact usofieldtrip@cseg.ca.

SITE Energy Services

As most are aware, HCL National was acquired by SITE Energy Services in October 2011 and it has been a very exciting time for us since joining this first class organization that is headquartered in Calgary, Alberta. We are now moving forward to the next stage of integration and will be amalgamating HCL National Ltd. with Site Energy Services in order to be recognized under the SITE Energy banner.

SITE Energy Services is a leading, value-added provider of access, infrastructure, and environmental solutions in Canada’s remote and resource-rich regions. Under access, SITE provides mulching & slashing, winter access, timber salvage, seismic lines, seismic drilling, and access matting. SITE infrastructure services include civil works, oilfield services, underground flow lines and SAGD steam lines. Under environmental, SITE provides reclamation, remediation, and erosion control services.

We are delighted that a quality company like SITE Energy Services has partnered with us. We can move forward knowing that out customers can expect the same first-rate service that they have been accustomed to receiving for many years.

Please contact Owen Helgesen anytime if you have any questions or concerns. You can also contact Roger Bilger at our Calgary corporate office, or Norman Lee, Terry Shewchuk or Ralph Watchorn (HSE Manager) at our Fairview Division location. Please check out our website www.siteenergy.com for all our locations and contact information. Calgary office: 403.662.2030 (p), Fairview office: 780.835.5858 (p).



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