January 2009. It is hard to believe. It doesn’t seem that long ago that we were all worrying about what the millennium after all the computers in the world crashed! As we all know, it was a big non-event.

From everything I have read there is a lot of doom and gloom out there. I believe this will be a challenging year, but maybe not quite as bad as “they” say. We have had them before so think positive and remember that analysts always seem to be wrong...

I have been recovering from a back injury for the six weeks or so, so I haven’t been out and about to dig up announcements. So I apologize for the length of this column, I will do better next month.


Tracy Hay is pleased to announce that she has taken on a new position with Athabasca Oil Sands Corporation as Geological Technologist. She can be reached at thay@aosc.com or 403-718-9261.

Ken Mitchell, (a past Tracing the Industry columnist) has recently joined the Ve ro Energy team as Manager, Geophysics. During the past 5 years Ken has worked with some exceptional clients across North America through his consulting practice K A PROJECTS. Although it’s hard to leave such an exciting and successful practice, Ken is delighted to be able to contribute to such a dynamic operation as Vero’s. Ken wishes to thank all his former clients and colleagues for their past collaborations and support. New Contact Info Vero Energy Inc. phone (403) 693-3183 kenm@veroenergy.ca.


Suzanne Gentile (Boyd PetroSearch) and Jeremy Janhsen would like to introduce Calgary’s newest Flames fan! Louis Arthur Cesare was born on November 9th weighing in at 7lbs 4oz, and measuring 21 inches long. Louis is a good natured baby and has brought incredible joy to his parents.

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