FREE! FREE! FREE! FREE! Yes it is true. The next Geoconvention, recovery 2011 will be held May 9th to May 13th. If you register online for a pass to the exhibit floor before May 8th it is FREE. So please circulate this information to the technologists, technicians, landmen, engineers and anyone else you work with. This is a chance for them to visit the exhibit floor and see what the geoscience community is all about. In 2005 I was the Exhibit Chair and I brought my parent’s to the Exhibit Floor, they really enjoyed seeing what was going on. This year we have Earth Science for Society as well. Those exhibits are designed for university and college students, youth groups and the general public. So invite you family, neighbours. Let them learn about our industry. And remember it is FREE!

This column is not just for new job announcements. If you have anything that you would like to share with the RECORDER, send it to me. I am open to new ideas!



Tako Koning is a long-time member of the CSEG (member for about 30 years) and has lived and worked for the past 19 years in Lagos, Nigeria and Luanda, Angola. He worked for the past 8 years in Luanda for Tullow Oil as Advisor- Social Projects & Public Relations. He wishes to announce that he has recently accepted a position in Luanda with the American – British oil and gas consulting firm of Gaffney, Cline & Associates as Manager-Angola Business Development. At the same time, he is also Residential Representative on a volunteer basis for Yme Foundation ( which is a Norwegian humanitarian organization involved with drilling for clean drinking water in the southern part of the Angola province of Cabinda near the Demoncratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

Oil Sands Imaging is pleased to announce the addition of Jinling Zhang to its growing team of technical specialists. Jinling joined us in November 2010 and has a Masters degree in both geophysics and computer science. She has more than 10 years experience in various roles in the oil and gas industry including geo-software development, seismic data processing (including multi-component) and reservoir characterization (fracture detection, AVO and inversion). She can be contacted at

Arcis is pleased to welcome Mike Cardell to our team in the role of Senior Sales Representative – Surveys. Mike will be responsible for a combination of sales and operational work within the Surveys group. Mike comes to us from Schlumberger-WesternGeco, where he served for 23 years in positions ranging from Crew Chief to Sales Advisor, and most recently Account Manager. He has extensive experience in multi-client surveys, operations management, data sales, and client relations. Mike holds a BA Economics from the University of Calgary. He can be reached at 403.781.1426 or

Direct Digital Online Inc. (DDO) is extremely pleased to announce that Jason Harper has joined their organization as Sales Associate effective March 1, 2011. Jason’s efforts will be focused in expanding the seismic data management services as well as seismic data brokerage on behalf of DDO and seismic data processing services on behalf of parent company Absolute Imaging Inc. Jason would like to let friends and colleagues know that he can be reached at or at (403) 815-9576.

Wendell Pardasie has joined Calmena Energy Services as a Geophysicist in the MicroSeismic/Borehole Seismic Imaging Team. Wendell has over 7 years experience that includes seismic processing and interpretation, alternative geophysical methods, seismic interpretation software applications support and development, international government regulatory administration in the oil and gas industry. Wendell can be contacted at (403) 617-5031 or

Calmena Energy Services is a growthoriented international oilfield services company offering Contract Drilling, Well Construction Engineering and Planning, Directional Drilling, Wireline Technologies, MicroSeismic and Borehole Seismic Imaging, Frac Fluids Management and Equipment Rental services. Calmena has operations in Canada, United States, Latin America, the Middle East and North Africa.

Peter McGillivray is pleased and excited to announce that he has recently joined TAQA North as their Chief Geophysicist. He comes to TAQA North after having enjoyed 19 years in various technical and leadership roles at Shell Canada and most recently Shell International. Peter can now be reached at 403-724-5076, or by email at

Olympic Seismic Ltd. is pleased to announce that Scott MacDonald has been promoted to Vice President Operations, effective immediately. Mark Watson will now steward the sales and marketing efforts for Olympic as Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing. Scott may be reached at 403-515-2807 or and Mark may be reached at 403-515-5885 or



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