Here are the latest changes in our industry:

Boyd PetroSearch is pleased to announce that Kevin Bowman has joined the company as a Project Manager. Kevin has worked extensively in Canada and the USA and brings over 16 years of field experience and supervision to the Boyd PetroSearch Operations group. You can reach him at (403) 543-5357, or email

Jocelyn Bradley would like to announce that she has joined Western Geophysical with John Wall and Jim Hostetler in the Calgary Processing Center. Jocelyn is responsible for sales and marketing of the processing center. The Processing Center will be joining the rest of the Baker Hughes companies at the downtown office located at 401-9 Avenue SW effective January 24th, 2000. Jocelyn can be reached by phone at (403) 272-9754 or by email at

Crestar would like to announce the following organizational changes made effective December 2, 1999: Dave Nordin, past Director of Geophysics is now District Manager, Northwest District, and reports to Avie Hutchinson, General Manager, West Region. Abhi Manerikar is now Director of Geophysics for all geophysical activities within Crestar.

Steve Hill would like to inform everyone of a change of address. Steve is now at Richland Petroleum Corporation, Energy Plaza West Tower, 1800, 321-6th Avenue SW, Calgary, AB, T2P 3H3. Steve's direct number is (403) 261-5328, his fax number is (403) 261-4083, or you can call the main number at (403) 261-4080. His email address is

Neil Rutherford would like to announce that he has started a geophysical consulting practice as of September 15, 1999. His company is Rutherford Consulting Group Inc., and his address is 700, 250-6th Avenue SW. He is sharing office space with Rob Sheppard and can be contacted at (403) 266-7161 or by email at

Dr. Rainer Tonn would like to inform his friends and colleagues that he has been transferred in April 1999 from Wintershall's head office in Germany to Wintershall's Argentine subsidiary, His new address is Wintershall Energia Argentina, Maipu 757, 1006 Buenos Aires, Argentina. You can reach Rainer by phone at +54 1143937154, by fax at +54 114393 7286, or you can email or

KP Seismic Canada Limited would like to announce two new people to their staff, Dennis Belanger as General Manager and Christopher Richard as Technical Administrator. Dennis and Christopher can be reached at (403) 2349232 or email or

The Board of Directors of Veritas DGC Inc. announced january 3, 2000, the election of Richard C. White as Chief Executive Officer, effective january 24. The announcement made by David Robson, current Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, who will become Executive Chairman of the board concurrent with White's appointment. A seismic industry veteran, White was most recently President of the Western Geophysical division of Baker Hughes Inc. White, 44, was Senior Vice President of its Western Geophysical division for the past five years. Prior to the appointment, he was Chief Operating Officer of Western Geophysical, in charge of its global activities, and served in other management positions since joining the predecessor of Western Atlas in 1978.

Other Veritas executive management will continue in their current roles. Steve Ludlow, Vice Chairman and Anthony Tripodo, Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, will continue to report to Robson. TIm Wells, Chief Operating Officer, will report to White.

Sensor Geophysical Ltd. is pleased to announce the appointment of Hartmut Janssen, BSc., as Manager, Seismic Processing Services. Hart brings 18 years of geophysical industry experience to Sensor, including technical, marketing and management roles. Hart can be reached at (403) 260-3372 or

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



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