This month I would like to remind everyone that at the CSEG/CSPG/CWLS convention in May will once again be supporting Light Up the World with a silent auction. This is a very worthwhile charity providing a renewable energy source to the third world. As members of the energy industry I urge everyone to support this worthwhile cause. The committee is still gathering donations for the Silent Auctions, so please contact Laurie Ross ( Divestco, 298-5614) if you would like to donate. For more information visit


Last month Bill Quirk was kind enough to share his story of how he got involved in the seismic industry. On March 12, 2008 I received the message below from Bill. On behalf of the RECORDER, I would like to extend our sincerest sympathies. CS

Barbara Jean Quirk, my loving wife of 34 years passed away this morning. Barbara never let ALS defeat her, in the end it just took her.


Debra Bredy and Ken Zhao would like to let their friends and clients know that they have moved to Key Seismic Solutions Ltd. Debra has joined the technical support group for both land and marine processing and Ken is Senior Processor for the marine department. They can be reached at Debra (290-5707) and Ken (290-5711)

Sheridan Atkinson recently joined GSI-Precision Seismic Processing as the Processing Marketing Manager, bringing over 25 years of technical sales and business development experience to the company and four years as a geophysical processor. Sheridan obtained his B.Sc. from the University of Manitoba and has training in geophysical processing and petroleum mineral land management. After a number of years working in the biotech industry, Sheridan is pleased to be back in the geophysical industry. You can reach Sheridan at 514- 6285 or

Terra-Sine Resources Ltd. is pleased to announce that Ivan Chapdelaine has joined our team as a Seismic Projects Manager. Ivan shares our commitment to integrity and quality of service, and his seismic experience combined with his years of management experience will be an asset to Terra-Sine and a benefit to our clients. Ivan would like to let his friends and colleagues know that he can be reached at directly at (403) 387-0771 extension 23 or via email at

Divestco Inc. is extremely pleased to announce that Andrew (A.J.) Kuran has joined their organization as a WinPICS Software Support Analyst. AJ is a recent graduate from the University of Calgary with two degrees – one in geophysics and the other in mathematics. In addition to his schoolwork he has worked in a variety of capacities in a mid-major oil company for the past four summers. Ranging from assisting drilling engineers plan wells to working as an exploration geophysicist.

Dr. Amos Nur, renowned Stanford University geophysicist, has stepped down from the University to join reservoir- rock analysis firm Ingrain. Dr. Nur comes to Ingrain to continue refining the company’s already landmark reservoir-rock analysis process – which he originally developed with colleagues at Stanford’s Rock Physics and Borehole Project. Ingrain combines sophisticated imaging technology and advanced computational methods to provide oil and gas operators with extremely comprehensive and accurate rock property measurements. Further, Ingrain can provide such comprehensive analyses in hours, instead of the weeks taken by traditional core labs. Several operators working in Canadian oil sands have already reaped the results of Ingrain’s technology in pilot tests.

As chief technical officer, Dr. Nur will play a critical role in ensuring that Ingrain’s technology is ready for its commercial launch, expected later this spring.

Eric Andersen has recently moved to Talisman Energy as a Senior Geophysicist within their Global Exploration Specialist Team. He can be reached at 237-1630.

Fayda Khalek is working for Addax Petroleum, an international oil and gas company based in Geneva Switzerland. She can be reached at or by phone at +41 22 346 36 80.



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