You probably noticed that Tracing the Industry was not in the October issue of the RECORDER. I was in the middle of moving, renovations and getting ready for a vacation. As always, everything that could go wrong did, and I did not have computer access in time to submit my column. My sincerest apologies to the people that submitted their announcements for the October issue. I have included them in this issue.

The good news is we did get to Sedona, Arizona for a wonderful vacation. We visited the Red Rocks, saw ancient ruins, saw an inactive volcano and took a helicopter tour of the Grand Canyon. We even got to visit the “Out of Africa” theme park and feed giraffes, zebras, ostriches, and Siberian Tigers. If you are ever in Arizona it is definitely worth a visit.


Trevor Shortt is pleased to announce that he has decided to give the Calgary winter a miss this year and has taken a job as Exploration Manager with Central Petroleum Ltd. in Perth, Australia. He can be contacted at

Stephen Crosby has recently moved on from 5 years of interpretation software support at Divestco, and is now applying his industry experience at GEDCO, supporting VISTA 2D/3D Seismic Data Processing software. Steve brings along several years of field acquisition experience with Century, Petty, Ray, Kenting, GSI, Teledyne, both land and marine, plus a smattering of data processing and geomatics (Petro- Canada). He continues to pursue his hobby of vintage sports cars, and is currently VP of the Vintage Sports Car Club of Calgary. Steve can be reached directly at 403-538-8991 or by email at

GEDCO is pleased to announce that NicoleWillson has begun teaching public and private courses on how to use OMNI 3D® software, the industry standard for seismic survey design and modeling. Nicole has worked at GEDCO for the last 3 years offering software support to OMNI 3D® users. Nicole also writes documentation on the many features of OMNI 3D®, including tutorials, Help Files, New Feature Guides and movies.

Oil Sands Imaging is pleased to welcome Amanda Knowles to our expanding team. She joined our company in September 2011. Amanda graduated from the University of Calgary in 2007 with a B.Sc. degree in Geophysics and brings with her experience gained at RPS Boyd PetroSearch and Worley Parsons Komex. As a geophysicist with Oil Sands Imaging, Amanda will draw upon her many skills to shed light on your reservoir. You can contact Amanda at:

David Mackie wishes to let his colleagues and friends know that he has moved companies and location. David is now working for Apache Corporation in Cairo, Egypt. He can be contacted at or on his mobile +20 122 868 8836. As soon as the last of our children was off to university we left Canada for the warmer climes of Egypt. We have settled in well to our place in the suburb of Maadi and are enjoying the warm fall weather. Visitors are always welcome.

Brian Gallagher is now on assignment with Talisman Energy in Malaysia. You can reach Brian at Talisman Malaysia Limited, +6 03-2055-2629 (direct) +6 01-7691-1902 (mobile)

Gilbert Dubuc has taken a new position as Geophysicist (Brazil Group) at Maersk Oil Houston Inc. He can be contacted at or at 713-346-2915.

Key Seismic Solutions Ltd. is pleased to announce the following new additions to our team:

Richard Bale – Director of Research and Development
Direct phone # 403-290-5700

Tobin Marchand – Senior Processor
(Multi Component Product Line)
Direct phone # 403-290-5709

Doug Horton – Lead Processor, Product Optimization
Direct phone # 403-290-3465

Ken McKinnon – Senior Processor Direct
Phone # 403-290-5710

Please note that as of September 26th, our offices have relocated to:

700, 205 – 5th Avenue SW
Bow Valley Square II
Calgary, Alberta T2P 2V7
Main # 403-232-6557 Fax # 403-232-6558

Arcis is pleased to announce some new additions to the team:

Ritesh Sharma has joined our Reservoir Services group in the role of Reservoir Geophysicist. He is a recent graduate of the University of Calgary, with an academic background in anisotropy and 9C and 3D seismic modeling for anisotropic media. He has two years of industry experience, including data processing and data acquisition. Ritesh can be reached at 403-781-1446 or

Abraham Masri has recently joined our Processing group as a Seismic Data Processor. Abraham comes to us from CGGVertias, where he served as a Junior Geophysical Processor. He holds a B.Sc. in Geophysics from the University of Calgary. Abraham can be reach at 403-781-5858 or

Sandra Plant is the newest addition to our Operations Group, in the position of Operations Supervisor. She has 21 years of industry experience in roles ranging from Data Processing to Area Geophysicist to Senior Manager, Operations. Sandra comes to us from Olympic Seismic, where she managed geophysical operations for over five years. She can be reached at 403-781-1707 or

Peter Cary recently joined our Geophysical group in the role of Chief Geophysicist, Multi Component & New Technology. Peter will be working on adding multi-component seismic processing to our existing geophysical processing and reservoir application tools.

Peter has a long list of accomplishments and recently came from Sensor Geophysical Ltd., where he worked for 15 years.

Peter can be reached at 403.781.5850 or

Charles Ursenbach is the newest addition to our Research & Development team, in the position of Senior Research Developer. Charles has 11 years of industry experience, most recently at Sensor Geophysical Ltd., where his position was Geophysical Researcher and Applications Developer. Charles’ strengths include a proven track record of developing new technologies and communication skills. Charles can be reached at



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