There is a new column in the RECORDER this month. It is called “Through the Eyes of a Student” by Roger Smith. Roger is a first year geophysics student at the University of Calgary. I really enjoyed the column and urge you to check it out. It has been awhile since some of us went to university and things have changed. I know Roger would be interested in your feedback, and I know I am. So please feel free to email either of us with comments.

By the time you read this, the Geoconvention will be over for another year. On behalf of the sponsorship committee, I would like to extend my sincerest thanks to Alyssa Middleton, Sponsorship and Outreach Coordinator. She has been a real pleasure to work with and has great ideas. And I don’t want to forget Aileen Lozie, our new convention manager. Great job, Aileen. And last but not least, Doug Colvin, thanks partner. I am looking forward to next year, because I get to work with one of my favourite people, Satinder Chopra is the CSEG General Chair for 2012. Doug Colvin (Statcom Ltd.) and I will also be working on Sponsorship again and will be joined by Wendell Pardasie (Calmena Energy) and Peter Cooper (Sunshine Oil Sands). If you have any ideas for sponsorship, please contact us. We would really like your feedback and are always open to new ideas. If you have any complaints, pass those on too, BUT not without a suggestion on how to make It better.


Graziella Kirtland Grech is pleased to announce that she has recently returned to Calgary to take on the role of Vice President, Geomarket Director (Canada & Alaska) at CGGVeritas, after 18 months spent working in France, leading their global Multicomponent Processing and Technology team. Before this foreign assignment, Graziella held various technical and management positions within the company. Graziella can be reached at 403-205-6226, or by email at She looks forward to getting back in touch with all her old friends and colleagues.

Mark Lukwinski would like to inform all of his friends, colleagues and clients that after 10 years of seismic processing with Geo-X Systems and Divestco, he has accepted a position as Technical Account Manager with CGGVeritas. You may contact him directly at and/or 403.205.6148.

Shamin Brewer is pleased to announce that she has accepted a position at Taqa North as Senior Geophysicist. She can be reached at (403) 724-5485 or via e-mail at

Terry Zwicker is now working at Bankers Petroleum Ltd. and can be reached at 403-513-3410 or cell 403-604-2382 and by email at

Scott Matieshin wishes the industry at large to know that he has recently relocated to the Taqa North offices, as a Senior Geophysicist in their North Asset Team. He can be reached at

Arcis is pleased to welcome Zoron Rodriguez to our team in the role of Geoscientist. Zoron is a recent Geophysics graduate from the University of Calgary and has completed several internships at various resources companies in Calgary, including Shell, Imperial Oil, and Talisman. He can be reached at 403.781.5850 or

Adam Sly would like to let his friends and colleagues know that he has recently left ION Geophysical to join an exciting and developing new growth opportunity with MicroSeismic Inc. as a Corporate Accounts Manager for Canada. He will be based in Calgary, Alberta and will be contributing all his efforts to grow this new business in this region. He can be reached by phone at (403) 604-1992 and by email at



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