My name is Carmen Swalwell and I am taking over the Tracing the Industry Column from Stephen Kearsey. Stephen is currently in Houston doing an internship program with ExxonMobil. Thanks Stephen for all the work you have put into the Column.

My name may be familiar to a lot of you as l have been in this column more than anyone else over the last three years!! I have been in the oil patch for almost 20 years, the last 7 years in a sales and marketing role. I am currently the Sales Manager at Lynx Information Systems Canada.

This is the column many of you read first when you receive your RECORDER. I will do my best to keep the column active and interesting. But I need help! If you have changed jobs, hosted a client party, gotten a new degree or anything else you would like to share with the geophysical family in Calgary please let me know. Who knows, I may even be talked into buying lunch.

Minh H. Nguyen has joined Canadian Natural Resources Limited as a Seismic Interpreter. You can reach Minh at 403-517-6840 or email

Abhi Manerikar has retired to his geophysical consulting practice, Tiger Exploration Consulting Inc, and is specializing in prospect generation, block evaluation and new venture strategies with a focus on international, foothills and frontier arenas. Abhi can be reached at 403-617-7655 or by email:

Finn Pedersen has become a permanent fixture at Devon Canada in the E & E group as a Business Systems Analysts. You can reach Finn at 232-7078 or

Canadian 88 has changed their name and office location. Holly Hood would like you to share her contact information. The new company name is Esprit Exploration Ltd and can be found at Suite 900, 606 4th Street S.W. Calgary, Alberta T2P 1T1. Holly can be reach at 213-3705 or email:

Steve Carlton has recently joined Suncors Prospect Generation Services. Launched in 2001, PGS is an oil and gas exploration team that generates exploration opportunities in western Canada and markets them to external customers. You can reach Steve at Suncor PGS, (403) 920-8836.

Susan Tomson unreservedly joined Devon Canada's Peace River Arch group in late April. She can be reached at 232-7499 or

Don King would like every to know he has recently moved to Husky Energy as a full-time, Senior Staff Geophysicist in the Deep Basin group. The following is his new information: Don G. King, Senior Staff Geophysicist, Deep Basin Exploration, Husky Energy, Phone: 750-1549, Email:

Complete Land Services is pleased to announce that Glen Herringshaw has joined their business development group. Glen has over 10 years experience specializing in mapping and GIS systems. His skills in marketing technical innovation will enhance the steady growth of Complete as it impresses new markets. Mr. Herringshaw is eager to present Complete's state of the art GIS systems as well as their 3D design and modeling services. Complete Land Services provides geophysical project management services to the geophysical industry at home and abroad. Please give Glen a call at (403) 265-1000 or email

On May 16th Sean Callaghan left his position as Business Development Coordinator at Veritas Geomatics to form a new company: Surveyza Consulting Ltd. Surveyza specializes in survey-related education, information and analysis for the Oil & Gas exploration industry. For consultation services or for information on summer courses offered contact Sean by phone at 8194190, email or visit

Tako Koning has retired from Chevron Texaco after having spent 29 years with Texaco in Canada, Indonesia, Nigeria and lastly Angola where he was Kwanza Basin Exploration Manager. He continues to live in Luanda and is now Angola Residential Representative for the Yme Foundation, a Norwegian NGO focused on water exploration and community development projects in Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo and the interior of Angola. He is also Angola Technical Advisor for Dublin-based Tullow Oil. If any CSEG member are interested in contacting Tako about oil activities and business opportunities in Angola or if someone wishes to do some volunteer geoscience work associated with water well drilling in Angola, Tako can be contacted via email at or by telephone in Luanda at 244-2092-505122.

Sproule International Limited is pleased to announce that Ke Lovan has joined their geophysical interpretation team. Sproule is the largest Canadian firm supplying worldwide reservoir engineering, geological, and geophysical consulting services. Ke will be providing a wide range of interpretation services for both domestic and international projects. Ke can be reached at 2945153 or

Mark Kondrat has joined Intercontinental Seismic Surveys Ltd. as a Data Sales Consultant. Mark can be reached at:
(403) 233-8262 or email



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