December is here, Christmas celebrations have begun and 2004 is almost upon us! I wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a safe and prosperous New Year. If you would like to let everyone know that your client Christmas function was a great success, just send an announcement to me by the end of December.

I would like to apologize to Lindsay Hedquist of Intercontinental Seismic and Deryl Williams of Trango Technologies Inc.. Their emails were incorrect in the October column. The correct emails are:
Lindsay Hedquist:
Deryl Williams: deryl.williams

Scott MacKay has left his position of Manger of R&D for WesternGeco and has joined Custer Resources LLC as a Senior Advisor in matters of seismic acquisition, processing, and interpretation. Scott is based in Evergreen Colorado and can be reached at (720) 560-8613 and email

Effective October 1, 2003, Lance W. Moreland of Millennium Seismic Ltd was promoted from Executive Vice President to President of Millennium Seismic Ltd. Mr. Moreland brings with him 25 years of experience and has been an integral part of Millennium’s success.

Tammy Bauer, formerly with Pacific Copy, has joined Kestrel Data (Canada) Limited. Tammy can be reached at 250-1119 and her email is email is

Sigma Explorations Inc. is pleased to announce that Elgin Guiao has joined Sigma’s Survey Department as a Marketing Representative. Elgin has over 5 years of seismic marketing experience both domestically and internationally. His primary role at Sigma will be to help increase its participation seismic survey business. Elgin can be reached at 294-6432 or by email at

Lindsey Brady has joined Shaker Resources Inc. He can be reached at 264-8900 ext 206 or at

Polaris Explorer Ltd. is pleased to announce the appointment of Ian Reid as Manager of US Operations. Ian brings to Polaris a wealth of knowledge, having been involved in the industry for the past 46 years; 17 years of which were overseas assignments and 8 years of operations within the United States. Ian is a Director of the CAGC and an Active Member of the CSEG, the SEG and the Billings Geophysical Society. Ian can be reached at 531-9414 or

Polaris Explorer Ltd. is pleased to announce the appointment of Jeff Hislop as Operations Geophysicist. Jeff was born and raised in the U.S.A. and received his B.Sc. Geology at the University of Minnesota. His 9 years experience as an acquisition geophysicist Shallow Marine, Transition Zone and Land Seismic Exploration will assist Polaris in providing clients with modelling and QC requirements. Jeff is an Active Member of the GSA, the CSEG and the SEG. Jeff can be reached at 531-9737 or

Arcis welcomes three new Geophysical Technologists to the Arcis Processing team; Derrick Lemonson, Steven Foster & Dominique Grant. They can be reached at 781-1700 or email, and

Zokero Inc. is proud to announce the release of their latest version of P.C. based seismic interpretation software SeisWare 6.0, available December 1/03 and welcome Lisa Malowanchuk on board as office administrator.

Blue Castle Corporation would like to welcome Jeremy Keeler and Dallas Gara to their growing support team.

Sandy Jenkins, recent grad of a Doodle Train 3-D course, would like to let everyone know he has joined Martex Ltd. as a consultant. He can be reached at 650-7303 and email

Trent Bessette has recently joined ConocoPhillips as a Geophysicist within the Clearwater District Exploration Team. Trent can be reached at 233-3515 or by email

Anh Lam has joined Petrobank Energy and Resources Ltd. Anh can be reached at 750-4451 or

Bruce Taylor has joined Talisman Energy as a Senior Geologist in the Northern District Exploration Group. Invitations for golf outings and lunch are readily accepted. Advice on wine and food matching is also available by calling 693-2561 or at Bruce is also pleased to see that Geoff Wilcox has a real job.

Krystal Landaker, Data Sales Manager with Intercontinental Seismic Surveys won the Calgary Sun/CJAY 92 Bachelorette contest recently. After an agonizing decision of picking her bachelor, the two of them were whisked off to sunny Puerto Vallarta along with $1,000 spending money (and a chaperone from the Calgary Sun). Also, on behalf of the Seismic Industry, we would like to send out our apologies to the geologist who was runner up in a very tight contest. Congratulations Krystal.

Sean Callaghan, Surveyza Consulting Ltd., Chair of the Sponsorship Committee for the 2004 CSEG Convention, would like to introduce the Sponsorship sub-committee. Caroline Mongrain of Kestrel Data (Canada) Limited, Amber Anderson of Trango Technologies Inc. and Yvette Lewchyshyn of Earth Signal Processing Ltd. will help Sean in his quest to raise Sponsorship dollars for the convention.

Earth Signal Processing Ltd. is pleased to announce that John Bertsch has recently joined their team. John has over 20 years of experience within the Oil and Gas industry most recently at Complete Land Services Ltd. John can be reached at 403-264- 8722 or by email at

Boyd PetroSearch is pleased to welcome Dani MacLeod as Assistant Manager of the Field Operations Support group. Dani brings with her 10 years of experience in the seismic industry. Dani can be reached at 543-5384, email

Boyd PetroSearch would like to welcome Kristen Federchuk as Approvals Assistant in the Field Operations Support group. Kristen can be reached at 543-5368 or email

Michelle Brenton has recently joined Trango Technologies Inc. as Director Client Relations and has a strong background in sales leadership and customer relations. Michelle can be reached at 240 7893;

Sensor Geophysical Ltd. is pleased to announce that John Northwood, B.Sc. has joined the company in the position of Senior Processor. Please contact John at 403-260-6582 or via email at



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