Stampede is over, summer is done… back to the grindstone! I hope everyone had a safe and happy summer.

I had a fall in June, broke my leg and dislocated my elbow. I spent the summer with a walker and a wheelchair. The support I have received from the geophysical community has been phenomenal!! I have continually been impressed with the support and encouragement I have received from my colleagues, clients, RECORDER staff and of course my company.

I will be in a wheelchair and crutches for a couple of months to come, so if you see me coming, please open the door!

Graham Carter has joined Hampson-Russell, which is now part of Veritas, to increase customer service for clients in Calgary. Graham would be pleased to arrange demos of Hampson-Russell’s new and existing reservoir characterization software. He can be reached at 266-3225 or email:

Elizabeth Atkinson (formerly Elizabeth Clark) has recently joined Petro-Canada, to work on the Southern Alberta foothills. Betty can be reached at 296-3694, email:

Fayda Khaled has joined Talisman in the Southern District Group. You can reach Fayda at 693-2533.

Pulse Data Inc. is pleased to announce Lisa Maric has joined Pulse as Manager, Existing Data Sales. Lisa brings to Pulse 10 years of sales and marketing experience, four of which involved the seismic industry. Most recently, she was responsible for maintaining client relationships and liaising with client acquisition teams for the Canadian subsidiary of a U.S. seismic company.

At Pulse, Lisa’ responsibilities will include managing the sales of Pulse’s existing data library. Lisa is a graduate of Ryerson Polytechnical Institute and S.A.I.T. Lisa can be contacted at (403) 531-0259 or e-mail at:

Pulse Data Inc. is pleased to announce that Carl Yaroschak has joined our team as Manager, Operations. Carl brings to Pulse 10 years of seismic experience in all aspects of geophysical field operations. Most recently Carl was Operations Supervisor at a major Canadian geophysical company

At Pulse, Carl’s responsibilities will include management of all field operations for multi-client and exclusive surveys. Carl can be contacted at (403) 531-9144 or email

Terry Sinton, DataStream Inc. is currently on contract to Kestrel Data as Operations Manager. This contract began in late February and will continue until fall.

We have heard from one of our members in Nigeria. Okwudishu Williams is a graduate of Accounting and Finance from Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma Nigeria, and hopes to study Geophysics as a second degree. Okwudishu has worked in the Finance and Accounts department of the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation and aspires to work in an Oil and Gas Exploration firm based in Canada. Okwudishu would like to attend the University of Calgary, which happens to be his dream school. Okwudishu is a member of CSEG & SEG. Okwusishu can be reached at

Sensor Geophysical Ltd. welcomes Carmen Dumitrescu to the position of Manager, Reservoir Geophysics. Carmen’s career covers 21 years in the geophysical industry with her experience including interpretation, processing, research, and reservoir characterization. Her expertise in clastic and carbonate reservoir geophysics will enable Sensor to provide Reservoir Services including PP and PS AVO Modeling, AVO Analysis, Seismic Inversion, and Reservoir Properties. Please contact Carmen at 260-6588 or email her at

BlueGrouse Seismic Solutions is pleased to announce that Eric Mikkelborg has joined their team as Senior Survey Consultant. BlueGrouse Seismic Solutions provides multi-client surveys and data brokerage services throughout the industry. Eric brings over 15 years of industry experience to the company, most recently providing sales and marketing knowledge as Marketing Manager for Arcis Geophysical. Prior to that, he was employed with Geo-X Systems Ltd. as well as having a number of years of hands-on experience in the field. Eric invites your calls and can be reached at (main) 264-4224 (cell) 620-3978 or email

The 2003 convention is over and planning is well underway for the CSEG convention in 2004. The committee chairs for the 2004 convention are:

Laurie Ross General Chairman
Andy St. Onge Past Chairman
Jim Stenhouse Past Chairman
Satinder Chopra Technical
Mike Pesowski Registration
Carmen Swalwell Exhibits
Sean Callaghan Sponsorship
Susan Thomsom Finance
Peter McCann Arrangements
Corey Hooge Printing and Publicity
Darrol Proskow Continuing Education
Rob Vestrum Social (Icebreaker)



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