Books for West Africa

Calling all CSEG members ... Do you have any geology or geophysics reference books or journals sitting on your shelf which you no longer need? Here's an opportunity to clear off your shelves and donate your publications to earth science students who will welcome your reference materials with open arms. CSEG member Taka Koning is organizing a sea shipment of books to go to the University of Lagos in Lagos, Nigeria and to the University Agostinho Neto in Luanda, Angola. He reports that the libraries in these universities are almost devoid of geology and geophysics reference materials. Tako has spent the past five years working for Texaco in Nigeria and Angola, where he is presently stationed on a rotational basis. Texaco will be contributing towards the cost of the shipment.

If you have any books or journals you would like to donate, please call Tako or Henrietta Koning at (403) 284-01 00.

Call for Papers – SPE/CIM

The Canadian Section SPE and The Petroleum Society of CIM HWSIG Invite submission of abstracts for the 6th One-Day Conference on Horizontal Wells, to be held on November 12, 1997, at the Calgary Convention Centre, Calgary, Alberta. The presentation proposals submitted should not have been previously presented or published.

The preliminary technical program includes:

Morning Session: Technology Advancements to Improve Profitability

Session 1: Horizontal and Multilateral Well Advancements
Session 2: Underbalanced Technology
Conference Luncheon: Opportunities for Profitable Applications of Horizontal Well Technology

Afternoon Sessions: Improved Productivity and Recovery Applications

Session 3: Heavy Oil and Bitumen
Session 4: Light Oil and Gas

For further information and to submit abstracts, contact:

The Petroleum Society of CIM
Attn: Horizontal Well Committee
320,101 - 6th Avenue S.W.
Calgary, Alberta T2P 3P4
Telephone: (403) 237-5112Fax: (403) 262-4792

Alberta-Based QC Data Wins Major UK Seismic Contract

QC Data's Petroleum Data Services Division has won a multi-year, multi-million dollar contract to design and set up a shared industry Seismic Data Management System for the 35 members of the United Kingdom Oil and Gas Consortium. Common Data Access Limited (CDA).

The UK contract calls for QC Data to manage all of CDA's seismic navigational, cultural and license information and integrate its existing Digital Well Log System. QC Data's technology centre in Calgary will provide all technology support and development.

QC Data is in the business of gathering. managing and distributing high quality geotechnical information for petroleum companies, government agencies, utilities, natural resource industries, transportation related organizations and other industry segments world wide. QC Data is an international company with operational centres in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Ireland and Russia.

H.O.S.-97, Banff, Alberta, July 21- 23

The IEEE Signal Processing Workshop on Higher-Order Statistics will be held in Banff at the Banff Centre for Conferences from Sunday, July 20 to Wednesday, July 23, 1997.

This workshop is the fifth in a series of biannual meetings focused on new theories, techniques, implementations and applications in the area of Higher-Order Statistics. The emphasis will be on a balance between theory and applications. The workshop will feature keynote speakers, tutorial sessions, and contributed papers (lecture and poster presentations). There will be no parallel sessions.

If you would like more information about the workshop (technical and social program, registration forms, accommodation and transportation), please see our web page at

Wood Named to Executive Post at Sercel-Opseis of Tulsa, Oklahoma

George Wood has recently been named Deputy to the Executive Vice President of Sercel-Opseis. In this position, Mr. Wood will be responsible for leading processes at the company's manufacturing and development facility in Tulsa, Oklahoma.



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