This industry certainly is cyclical and circular. In 1870, John Davison Rockefeller formed the Standard Oil Company, and in 1911, the U.S. Supreme Court held that the company formed a monopoly and ordered Standard Oil to split into separate companies forming Exxon, Mobil, Chevron...et al. On September 30, 1999, the merger between Exxon (the largest oil company in the world) and Mobil (the second largest oil company in the world) was approved in Europe. It is ironic that 35-38% of Standard Oil is back together again. A book worth reading is "Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr." by Ron Chernow. Here are some more changes in our industry worth noting:
Arcis Processing is pleased to announce three new people to their processing staff. Stephanie Lynch has joined as Senior Processing Supervisor, she can be reached at (403) 298-4778 or by email at email@example.com.
Telann Erickson has joined as a Processor and can be reached at (403) 298-4787 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
William Yu has also joined as a Processor and can be contacted at (403) 269-2529 or by email at email@example.com.
Hampson-Russell Software Services Ltd. is pleased to announce that Keith Hirsche has joined their Calgary staff as Senior Research Geoscientist. Keith brings with him 22 years of experience in the geophysical industry and has worked for GSI and Western Geophysical in Calgary, Dallas, London, Singapore, and Perth. He can be reached by phone at (403) 266-3225, by fax at (403) 265-6651, or at email firstname.lastname@example.org. Welcome aboard Keith!
Mitcham Canada is pleased to announce that Dean Dennison has joined their staff in Calgary as Sales Manager. Dean brings 20 years of experience in the geophysical industry in both Canada and the United States. He can be reached at 250-8010 or email: email@example.com. Best of Luck Dean!
OutSource Seismic Consultants Inc. is pleased to welcome to their staff Murray VanAlstine a s Field Operations Supervisor. Murray brings with him 22 years of seismic acquisition field experience throughout Canada including surveying, advancing, and party managing. For the past 5 years Murray worked as an operations supervisor in Calgary for a major seismic acquisition company. Murray can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (403) 777-4141.
OutSource Seismic Consultants Inc. is also pleased to welcome John Pedersen as Geomatics/Environmental Specialist to their staff. John has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Geography and a Master of Science Degree in Geomorphology and Water Resource Assessment, both with the University of Calgary. He has worked in the Canadian Arctic and Sub Arctic designing, setting up and maintaining remote environmental monitoring stations. Most recently he has been involved with GPS and GIS mapping. John is heading up our geomatics department that includes a digital mapping system with full GIS remote sensing capabilities. John can be reached by email at email@example.com or by phone at (403) 777-4141.
On September 14th, 1999, at the Kelman Seismic Processing employees golf tournament in Shawnee Slopes, Senior Researcher Patrick Butler had a hole in one. Pat used a three iron and a range ball with three cuts in it to ace the 135 yard fifth hole. The ball is being mounted and may be viewed at Kelman Technologies. Congratulations Patrick!!!
That's all the news I have for this month. Keep those faxes coming to (403) 265-6651, or call me at (403) 266-3225 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.