Happy November! I just wanted to say THANK YOU to all of the volunteer committee members who have been organizing the CSEG social events over the past year: I know first-hand how difficult it can be executing an event in an economic downturn in the oil patch, and am impressed with how well everyone (volunteers and those companies who continue to sponsor) has pitched in to make each experience worthwhile.

Save the Date: CSEG Doodlespiel

On behalf of the 2016 Doodlespiel Committee, I would like to invite you to the 44th annual CSEG Doodlespiel. As Chairman of this year’s Doodlespiel committee I am excited to promote and participate in the 44th Doodlespiel to be held in Banff, Alberta January 22nd – 24th, 2016. The committee is already working to ensure that this year’s event will carry on the success and traditions of past Doodlespiels.

The mandate of the Doodlespiel is to bring our industry members together promoting fellowship and competition in a unique, fun and social setting. It’s my belief that the Doodlespiel is one of the best social events our industry offers, and without the continued support of participants and sponsors the event wouldn’t be possible.

We would like to encourage participants to be present for door prizes and dinner on Friday night after registration. Cash prizes will be handed out for the team with the best costumes/team spirit.

Additional information regarding host hotels, schedule of events, draw, rules and regulations, registration and sponsorship information will be posted to the website www.doodlespiel.com when available. See you in January!

Matt Ng, Doodlespiel Chair

Calgary Geoscience Data Managers Network
“Learn @ Lunch”

Wednesday, November 18th, 2015, 12pm – 1pm

Katalyst Data Management has generously donated a meeting space in the Aquitaine Auditorium, +15 level of 540 – 5 Avenue SW for this and future luncheons.

We are excited to have Pat Ryan, Senior Principal at Noah Consulting, presenting a talk on “What Does ‘Stepping up your Game’ Look Like for Managing Canadian Well Location Data in 2015?”.

The meeting is free but space is limited so please RSVP to Kate Smiley at rsvp.cgdmnet@gmail.com.

We invite all those who are interested to join our LinkedIn group ‘Calgary GeoScience Data Managers Network’ or check out our new website at http://www.cgdms.ca/

Future Luncheons planned: Managing Canadian Well Locations in November. Stay tuned for more details!

We welcome any and all ideas at info@bgdms.ca.

2016 Ski Spree: Registration Information

The CSEG Ski Spree committee would like to invite you and your family to the 49th Annual CSEG Family Ski Spree in Fairmont, B.C. to be held from February 19th – 21st, 2016! Your family will reconnect with old friends and make some new ones on this fun filled weekend! These are the memories that all families will cherish for years to come. The weekend begins with age appropriate events for everyone including games, crafts, scavenger hunts and the prestigious Grand Prix. Saturday sees everyone on the hill with ski and snowboard races for all ages and skill levels and for the younger ones there is an obstacle course and a snow snake hunt. Remember that you don’t need to race to join in the on-hill festivities. At the end of the day unwind in the Hot Springs before the Grand Family dinner.

The CSEG Family Ski Spree is an extremely popular event in the Geophysical Industry with nearly 400 attendees every year, so don’t miss your chance and reserve your spot by ensuring you do the following:

  1. Registration is on a first come first serve basis so send it in as soon as possible.
  2. Hotel Reservations will be made by the committee, on your behalf. Please ensure you include your room reservation requests with your application.
  3. Previous year’s room allocations are held until January 15, 2016. For those looking to upgrade their current room, the earlier you register, the better the chances of obtaining one of the handful of special rooms that become available.

Mark your calendars as this is a family event you don’t want to miss!


Registration applications will be available on the CSEG Ski Spree website at www.csegskispree.com.

Sincerely, the 2016 CSEG Family Ski Spree Committee

CSEG Symposium 2016 – Call for Abstracts

If you have a geophysical case study showing value adds or even pitfalls and would like to be considered for the upcoming symposium, the 2016 committee would like to hear from you! Proposal deadline is Tuesday, December 15th 2015. For more information, visit our website at http://cseg.ca/symposium. Please note that the symposium has moved to May 2016.

Geomage announces the opening of its new office in Calgary

Geomage group is pleased to announce the official opening of its new operation: GI – Geomage Imaging Services in Calgary, Alberta.

Jason Noble, a renowned and veteran geo-scientist specializing in seismic imaging, will lead the Calgary office and Geomage Imaging’s Calgary based processing team.

Geomage Imaging Services will serve as Geomage’s full service processing center. Mr. Noble’s team was built to provide state of the art full flow processing from raw field data completely through to the most sophisticated migrations and reservoir characterization. The team’s abilities in combination with Geomage proprietary technologies such as MultiFocusing and Diffraction imaging will provide state of the art solutions to our existing and new clients.

Tamir Tal, COO of Geomage Group, “The creation of GI reinforces our position as a global player. Having Mr. Noble on board and recruiting some of the best professionals in the world show our commitment to provide our clients not just with the most advanced seismic imaging technologies but also with the excellent and professional service they deserve”.

About Geomage:

Geomage is a global company that develops and provides advanced seismic imaging technologies and services, as well as, interpretation, geological modeling and reservoir characterization for a diverse range of oil and gas companies. Geomage’s seismic imaging portfolio is based on its innovative, MultiFocusing technology, which has been used to deliver more precise imaging of the subsurface with better stratigraphic and structural detail for hundreds of exploration sites around the globe.

About Jason Noble:

Jason has over 20 years of experience in the seismic processing industry. He has worked for companies as diverse as CGG, Kelman Technologies and Arcis. Most recently he was President of Edge Technologies, a Calgary based seismic processing provider to clients around the world. He is a member of SEG, AAPG, EAGE, CSEG and a registered professional geophysicist with APEGA. His primary technical focus is split between improved seismic imaging in complex structural environments, and improved processing techniques to provide better attribute analysis.

To get all the latest news, information and services updates visit Geomage.com, “Like” us on Facebook and follow us on LinkedIn. Visit us at 1050, 202 6th Avenue SW, Calgary, or call us at 1-403-475-9404.

WiSe 2015 Results!

15th Annual WiSe (Women in Seismic) golf tournament was a resounding success!

On behalf of the WiSe committee I would like to take this opportunity to say a huge THANK YOU to all who donated prizes, Fox Hollow golf course, the WiSe committee, as well as the wonderful ladies who participated in the event this year. We also are extremely grateful for the participation of our Tournament Sponsors: Copyseis, Investors Group, Seitel, Crescent Point, Divestco, ARC Resources, Sigma Explorations, the CSEG Executive, Signature Seismic, Santos, Edge Technologies, Katalyst, Pulse, Explor, Earth Signal, Ionex, Iron Mountain and Tesla. We appreciate your continuing support over the last 15 years and look forward to many more!!

The day could not have been more perfect with the sunny weather and the fantastic energy from all the ladies.

This year’s theme was Superheroes... Fighting Cancer for 15 years. And in true form the gals were all decked out in costume. For the prestigious Sean Callaghan Spirit Award, it came down to a tie breaking consensus from the audience. Congratulations to team Ninja Turtles.

75 ladies participated in the tournament. Even with the down turn in the economy, the event was able to raise over $12,000 for ACF (Alberta Cancer Foundation – breast and ovarian cancer). This is an amazing accomplishment and shows people’s commitment to not only this networking event but also to its charity.

We hope to see you out next year. Mark your calendars for September 8th, 2016.

Sincerely, Trish Mulder, 2015 Women in Seismic Chair

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