June is here and the CSEG convention is over. I know I have a few new gray hairs! I hope the convention was a successful one for everyone.

It is one year since I took over “Tracing the Industry”. It has been a real pleasure working with the RECORDER team. Carolyn Neimi and I have worked hard to make both the “Grapevine” and “Tracing the Industry” entertaining and informative. The support and generous comments we have received are greatly appreciated. The next issue of the RECORDER will be in September, so please keep your announcements coming.


In the May issue of the RECORDER Megan Jubb announced that she had joined the exploration team at Guard Resources. The phone number given was incorrect. Megan’s correct phone number is 218-6614.

On the move...

Eric Senetza has joined Key Seismic Solutions Ltd. as a Processing Group Leader. Eric can be reached at 232-6557 or by email at eric@keyseismic.com.

As part of our continued growth, Trango Technologies would like to announce that Pete Bratton has joined Trango as Business Development Manager. Pete brings extensive experience in the Oil and Gas industry and will help Trango move forward in Canada and in the US.

Robert Bogdan would like to let everyone know that he is now causing trouble at a new company. Robert is now at Vaquero Energy. Robert can be reached at 537-2035 or bogdan@vaquero.ca.

Doug Neilson has resigned his position as Staff Geophysicist at EnCana Corporation. After nearly 11 years and working in many parts of the company, exploring in Alberta, East Coast Canada, and Africa, he has decided to take a break and enjoy a summer off. He has plans to travel, catch up on a few things around the house and yard, and rediscover many of his hobbies. He will begin to seek out his next adventure in the oil and gas industry sometime in the fall. Should you wish to contact him over the summer, he can be reached at 275-4176 or dougrhea@telusplanet.net.

Jelena Kegalj, Senior Geophysicist with Petro-Canada, will be relocating to St. John’s, NFLD on a 3 year work assignment. She will be working on various offshore East Coast projects starting June 28, 2004. Jelena can still be reached at jkegalj@petro-canada.ca.

After 3 years in the Foothills group for Nexen Canada, Stéphan Roy has joined Paramount Resources. Stéphan can now be reached at 206-3806, or Email at stephan.roy@paramountres.com.

macdonaldcole inc. (mci) are pleased to welcome the addition of Yvette Ziemba. Yvette has extensive experience in web design & construction, which will compliment the mci design team. mci specialize in graphic design, tradeshows, web development and marketing. You can contact mci at 271-6908 or visit: www.macdonaldcole.com.

Dennis Meisinger left Divestco the first of February. Dennis has started a company called Acoaco, currently engaged in utility programming and development/management consulting. Dennis is located in an office downtown and you can reach him at cell at 403.616.8273 or via email at denbmei@shaw.ca.

Schlumberger Oilfield Services is pleased to announce the inter-company transfer of Michelle Sherman, current Communications Manager for Canada, to Midland Texas. Starting May 1st, 2004, Michelle will transfer to Midland as Assistant Personnel Manager for Central Texas. We wish her all the best in the US and her new career.

Ken Mitchell P. Geoph. is pleased to announce the founding of KA PROJECTS LTD, his new consulting practice. KA PROJECTS brings more than 25 years of Ken’s worldwide Geophysical and E&P experience to the table. You can reach Ken at 286-9009 or kenneth.mitchell@shaw.ca In strategic alliance with KA PROJECTS, Ashley Evans, Barrister & Solicitor offers additional perspective to serve client needs. Ashley’s background in oil and gas law, as well as environmental, legislative and regulatory law complements the technical strengths of KA PROJECTS. You can reach Ashley at 242-8414.

KA PROJECTS offers the following consulting services of special interest to Canadian clients:

E&P Technical Geoscience Analyses

  • Exploration Geophysics
  • Deep Devonian Exploration
  • Foothills & NWT Prospecting
  • Cretaceous & Jurassic Plays
  • Unconventional Gas – tight sands, Basin Centre Gas

Strategic Analyses – Exploration, Business & Legal Perspective

  • Oil and Gas Property acquisitions
  • Western Canada, NWT & Frontier E&P Business Opportunities
  • National Energy Board / DIAND / EUB matters
  • Gas Transportation issues

Whatever Happened To...

Since retiring from Geo-X in late 2000, Don Simpson has reverted to life as a mountain man and spends the bulk of his time in Canmore. He has a “fun job” as a part time ski instructor during the winter months but still manages the occasional trip to warmer climes with Mary Lou. The last few summers have included major building or moving projects. This summer’s agenda includes a lot of biking, hiking, fly fishing and golf. Don still enjoys an annual sailing trip with the “Doodlebouys” and he and Mary Lou love to hang out with their two grandsons. He can be reached at (403 )678-2807.

For all you Doodlebug Sailors, Norman Pullin is retired from the “Patch to Comox, BC and is “Skipper Chartering” their new fully appointed Hunter 388 sloop by the day or week. This is the best way to take in our beautiful west coast. You can contact me for information, rates and reservations at (250) 890-0492 or by email at mnpull1@shaw.ca. I look forward to hearing from any of my old friends even though, heaven forbid, you are not sailors.



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