It is wonderful to share good news with you this month. I really enjoy running birth announcements! So if you would like to have a birth announcement in the RECORDER to add to your baby book, just send the announcement to me. I also thoroughly enjoyed the March Recorder with an interview of Satinder Chopra! Thanks for sharing with us Satinder.


Absolute Imaging Inc. is pleased to announce that Zhengsheng Yao joined their organization, as a Senior Geophysical Programmer, effective April 1, 2009. Zhengsheng would like to let friends and colleagues know that he can be reached at or at (403) 245-3001.

Guoping Li, PGeoph, has recently joined Ingrain, Inc., a digital rock physics company based in Houston. As Country Manager, he is responsible for the company’s business operations in Canada. Over the last 22 years, Guoping has worked in Calgary with Teknica, Canadian Hunter, EnCana, Canadian Natural Resources, and most recently, Talisman Energy. His new employer, Ingrain, provides technical services in 3-D digital imaging-based analyses and computations of reservoir rock properties and fluid flow characterisitcs such as porosity, permeability, elastic moduli, electrical properties and relative permeability. You can reach Guoping at 403-973-6048 or via email:, or view

Elaine Honsberger would like to let the geophysical community know that she has moved to Enerplus as Chief Geophysicist, after more than 12 meaningful years at EnCana.

She is looking forward to an exciting and successful career at Enerplus as we come out of this downturn stronger & reenergized for the opportunities to come. Elaine can be reached at


John Rennie, of Kelman Technologies, his wife Maya, and “big sister” Lorelei are pleased to announce the arrival of little Fiona Elizabeth. She was born on January 5th, 2009 at 8:21AM MST in Calgary’s Rockyview General Hospital, weighing in at a modest 6lb 15oz and measuring 19.7 inches. She seems destined to be a fiery redhead with bright blue eyes. The Rennie household is getting both louder and happier with the number of children equal to the number of beagles.

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