Welcome back Everyone!
Well...in the hiatus that was summer, we had a flood. A really really big flood. As a native Calgarian, these past couple of months have been a bit surreal. I took the LRT downtown the Tuesday following the onset of the flood, and it was a ghost town. Admittedly, I had a bit of a panic attack when I saw the devastation along the Bow River and could only speculate to the extent of damage in other parts of the province and how it affected both friends and strangers. I have been impressed with the community spirit that is a part of my industry, my city and my province... the number of companies that have donated (and continue to donate) both employee time and money to flood relief is heart-warming. I hear endless stories of friends and colleagues continuing to volunteer their time and skills... It will be a long road ahead, one where we will all have to contribute. I am happy to be a part of rebuilding Alberta. Okay, I’d be happier NOT to have to rebuild Alberta at all, but “Come Hell or High Water”, it will get done.
Seismic in Motion 2013
The 10th Annual Seismic in Motion (SIM) will be taking place from October 1-3, 2013. This event is organized by the Canadian Association of Geophysical Contractors (CAGC), and is partnered with the CSEG, CAPP, Enform and APEGA.
Set in open fields and treed areas of Waiparous (west of Cochrane, AB), SIM is an outdoor classroom that showcases in a single day, the basics of seismic acquisition. 150 participants are driven daily from Calgary to Waiparous, divided into groups and then guided through six demonstration stations. Each of the stations demonstrates a variety of activities that are involved in most seismic programs such as: surveying, permitting, medical services, helicopters, line cutting, mulching, drilling, explosives, recording, vibrators, regulations, and safety. At the end of the day, everyone is treated to a simulated helicopter rescue and live explosives demonstration.
Is this something you want to attend, or maybe you know a co-worker that could benefit from this experience? Each year attendees represent a diverse collection of participants from industry, academia (students and professors from UofC, MRU, Sait), high school students, a broad cross-section of government, accountants, lawyers, administrative staff and many more. Thanks to the generosity of industry sponsors coordinated through the CSEG Foundation Outreach Committee, many, if not all, of the students are able to attend free of charge.
For registration information go to www.cagc.ca.
For information about becoming a volunteer guide please contact me directly.
Jeff Gautreau, SIM CSEG Guide coordinator: jeff.gautreau@ rpsgroup.com.
Women in Seismic Golf Tournament – September 12th
With the tournament approaching quickly, we would like to thank our sponsors to date: Hole sponsors: ImageCo Solutions, Santos, UDL, Target Data, GeoTir, Geo-X, Earth Signal, Olympic, Divestco, Edge Technologies, Copyseis, Pulse, Sigma, Sensor, IHS, Katalyst, CGG and Arcis. Morning Coffee sponsor: Explor. Gift bag sponsor: Inova. Wine gift sponsor: Tesla. Cart sponsor: Signature Seismic. 19th hole sponsors: NAL, Athabasca Oil Corporation, Freehold Royalties Ltd., and Fox Hollow.
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.
ION EXPLORATION LTD.: New Acquisition Company
Ion Exploration Ltd. (“Ion” or the “Company”) today announced the appointment of Douglas A. Cutts, CA to Managing Director of the Company. Mr. Cutts will help the Company to achieve its future growth and development. Mr. Cutts previously worked for 10 years with Pulse Seismic Inc., serving as President & CEO and a Director from 2007 to 2012, and as Vice President Finance & CFO from 2002 to 2007. Prior thereto he was Vice President & CFO and a Director of Command Drilling Corporation; President & COO and a Director of IPEC Ltd.; President & COO and a Director of Lynx Energy Services Ltd. The Company believes that Mr. Cutts has the expertise to make a valuable contribution to guiding Ion’s future, and appreciates having the benefit of his business accomplishments, management and experience.
Ion Exploration Ltd. is a newly formed private Canadian company by the principals Tal Hogbin, Tim Kemp and Frank Van der Vliet. Ion Exploration was created for the acquisition of Geophysical Data in areas of the Western Canadian Basin, USA and future International Opportunities. The company plans to acquire and market High Resolution, 3-Componet, 3D Data which has the potential for long term realization of revenue and cash flow over highly active multiple exploration areas.
For more information contact Tim Kemp at 403-540-5220.
SAVE THE DATE: CSPG/CSEG/CAPL Road Race & Fun Run
The 25th annual CSPG/CSEG/CAPL Road Race & Fun Run will be held on Wednesday, September 11th in Calgary. There will be a new route courtesy of the flood, but spectators welcome!