Light up the World and Reduce your Income Tax

I have decided to use the Tracing the Industry column this month to do a bit of shameless fund raising. The CSEG convention has chosen Light up the World ( as the charity that will benefit from our charity auction. They will have an exhibit during the convention in May.

  • Accidentally overturned kerosene lamps cause burns and even death to thousands of people each year.
  • Kerosene lamps are not only dangerous, but well beyond the means of even well off people in the third world.
  • Respiratory infections kill nearly 2 million children a year.
  • LUTW can light an entire village with the power of one 100 Watt bulb.

All monies raised from our Charity Auction will be donated to this worthwhile organization. For $2.00 you can enter your business card/name into a draw at the Light up the World exhibit. The winner of the draw will receive a charitable donation receipt to use in 2006. We raised $10,000 for the Mustard Seed last year and Andrea Costello of Shell Canada received a charitable donation receipt for $10,000.

Please support this worthwhile charity by participating in the Silent Auction, entering the draw or just by giving them cash!!! CS

How I got into Geophysics…

Marc Rajotte, Geomodeling

Originally I started at the University of Calgary as an engineer hoping to be a Petroleum Engineer. Then one day I was reading the yearly calendar engineers put out, which besides a way to keep track of the date also has a section that slanders other programs. Basically it’s a means of spreading propaganda among the engineers as to why their profession is better than the rest. I came across Geophysics. Just like engineering, but you look at wiggles all day. So I signed up for my first geophysics course, geophysics 453 by Dr. Duckworth. First day we had to go to his office to pick up his 500 pages of typed notes, which you have to know all by heart come final exam, and Dr. Duckworth said to me, “What the heck are you doing in this class?” I responded with “I got the requirements and I want to see what geophysics was like.” I knew from day 1 I’d be in trouble, but I don’t quit for anyone. Well apparently this was the toughest class of them all and I got my B+. After the final exam I knew I wanted to be a geophysicist.

Jeff Gautreau, CSEG Advertising Manager

There were more women in geophysics than physics.

On the Move…

Paradigm Geophysical (Canada) Ltd. is please to announce the appointment of David A. Richard as President. David was President and C.E.O. of Kelman Technologies Inc. and has 24 years of experience in the oil & gas industry. David can be reached at 750-3549, cellular: 818-7554 and email:

Anthony Graup would like everyone to know his is leaving Purcell Energy Ltd. to join Angle Energy Inc. as Manager, Geophysics as of March 21st. You can reach Anthony at 263-4534.

Kelley van Hees has recently joined Aguila in the role of Business Development. Kelley’s experience in sales, marketing and public relations will be a great addition to the team. Aguila is a privately owned, Exploration and Development Project Management company specializing in Geophysical Project Management and Integrated Geophysical and Geological Project Management. Kelley can be reached at 403-969-9992 or You can also view this company’s website at

Derek Boeckx has resurfaced! I have joined a new start up company called E4 Energy Inc. as Chief Geophysicist. My email there will be and my office phone will be 266-6747 ext 37.

Keith Klim has recently joined GSI (Geophysical Service Inc.) in late March as the Data and Mapping Technician after working for Complete Land Services Ltd for the past 3 years. I’m looking forward to learning all I can about the industry while updating and streamlining the company’s GIS database and website. Especially since I was relatively new to the industry back at Complete having been a former Wildlife Technician, Fire Ranger and Conservation Officer, before choosing an office job with NAVTEQ back in 2000. You can probably catch me volunteering around the city providing first aid coverage, or training other volunteers in First Aid as the Superintendent of the Calgary First Centennial Division of the St. John Ambulance Brigade, which will also be honouring me with a medal of honour this summer at the Legislative building in Edmonton for my service. Keith can be reached at (403) 514-6293 or by email at”



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