I have a short column this month, so I thought I would share with the readers what I did on the September long weekend. Kelly and I went to Panorama Village and took at ATV tour with Toby Creek Adventures. We took the Paradise Ridge Tour. We started at the historic Mine Base and headed 4,200 feet to the top of the Mountain Ridge. We visited two historic 1800’s Mining settlements with Beaver Ponds, Trapper’s Cabins with the High Alpine Adventure. ( I of course, fell in the water at the Beaver Pond) We rode ride right to the Mountain Top at 9000 feet. On the way down, we ran into Finn Pedersen a geologist with Devon on his mountain bike! So members of the G&G community are everywhere.
It was a truly spectacular day. You can visit their website and take a look at some of the pictures. www.tobycreekadventures.com.
On am more serious note, the first item in the column this month is a memoriam for Tyrone Dean. My sympathies go out to all of his friends and colleagues.
ON THE MOVE...
Mark Danyluk is excited to announce that after 3 years at ConocoPhillips Canada working the Grand Prairie area, he is being transferred to ConocoPhillips Norway. Mark and his new wife Lindsay will be leaving for a one year posting on September 5th. I’d like to thank all of my ConocoPhillips Canada co-workers for their mentorship over the years and wish them the best over my year of absence. While in Norway I can be reached at Mark.A.Danyluk@ConocoPhillips.com.
Jolene Goring would like to inform colleagues and friends of her new contact information due to a merger between Real and Tristar. You may now contact her at: email@example.com.
Absolute Imaging Inc. is extremely pleased to announce that Lyndsey Nicholas has joined their organization as a Senior Processor. The company is excited to have Lyndsey participate in the growth and prosperity of the business. Lyndsey would like to let friends and colleagues know that she can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (403) 209-6854.
Elvis Floreani, P. Geoph. would like to let colleagues and friends know that he has joined Absolute Imaging Inc. effective September 17, 2007. Elvis brings his 20+ years of geophysical processing experience to join the company as partner and can be reached at email@example.com or at (403) 209-6851 or cell (403) 816-9992.
Gary Engler, recently joined Team GEDCO as Software Support Specialist within the Software Services Division which develops and sells OMNI 3D Seismic Survey Design & Modeling as well as VISTA 2D/3D Seismic Data Processing. Gary graduated from SAIT receiving diplomas in Petroleum and Electrical Engineering Technology. Over the past seven years, Gary has worked as a Software Support Analyst for Kernel Technologies / Divestco Inc. supporting a suite of geophysical applications.
I received this from John Pierce from GEDCO. The email subject was Shifting Gears which I thought was most appropriate so I stole it. CS
I am joining the ranks of the “mostly retired” as of October 1. I will be staying on as Chairman and Mentor at GEDCO, but only working a few days per month. Much of my “free” time will be dedicated to designing and building a new 22-sided (an icosikaidigon) house for our property on Gabriola Island, near Nanaimo. We will be keeping Calgary as our primary residence until 2009.
This is a different story for this part of Tracing the Industry. But I thought is was important that one of our membership is running for mayor. Below is some information on Sandy’s background and his platform for the mayoralty election. CS
I would like to introduce myself as a new candidate running for Mayor of Calgary this October. My name is Sandy Jenkins.
Our city needs to get into the 21st century. Here are the key issues:
- It is time we improved our LRT downtown. It was originally designed to go under 8th Ave SW. Since 1981 24 people have died as a result of collisions at level crossings. Underground stations would reduce travel times and lengthening the platforms would allow longer trains, hence doubling the capacity of our current system.
- Affordable housing is a big problem in our city. The fastest way to ameliorate this situation is to relax the regulations concerning basement suites.
- We must change our taxi licensing system. Last winter it was impossible to get a cab which caused people to drive home drunk. Too many licences are controlled by one company. We deserve a better system.
- We need to increase the number of recreational facilities in our city. This should include more soccer centres, outdoor pools, and outdoor hockey rinks.
My background is in Oil and Gas exploration. After graduating from Winnipeg’s Kelvin High School, I received a B.Sc. in Geophysics from the University of Manitoba in 1982. Hudson’s Bay Oil & Gas recruited me in December 1981. Shortly after that HBOG was taken over by Dome Petroleum (headed by the irrepressible Jack Gallagher), for whom I worked until 1985. After touring Europe and Mexico (for the World Cup of Soccer) in 1986, I began postgraduate work at McGill University in Montreal. In I989 I returned to Calgary and worked for EXSSEL in seismic processing. After that I worked for GEO2 Consulting and Goodwell Petroleum before starting my own geophysical consulting business (Pouce Coupe Projects Inc.) in 2000.
I am married and have two young children. My community activities include canvassing for the Heart and Stroke Fund (since 1999), and coaching a U8 soccer team. In 1983 I began playing defence for the Sunstone Bulls rec hockey club and I am still a full-fledged member of the team. I also enjoy golf, tennis, curling and snowboarding. In1988 I wrote “Yellow Sunday - Making and Breaking the Rules in the NHL”, a book about the referee’s strike.
Thank you for your consideration. If you need more information please let me know at 444-1196 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.