Last month I mentioned that we would be attending the Doodlespiel this year. In my opinion, it was a great success. When we volunteer and arrange events like this, we often only hear about the things that go wrong. I know what it was like when I suggested the idea for the First Junior Geophysicists Forum and was put in charge of it. I chaired that committee and did the majority of the planning for the next seven JGF’s. Stressful doesn’t begin to describe it. So I definitely I appreciate how much time and effort the Doodlespiel Committee puts into their event every year. I would like to say THANK YOU and well done. I was very impressed.

If there is someone you would like to thank for a volunteer job, mentorship, or just for helping you in any aspect of your life within the geophysical community, let me know. I would be very pleased to share it with the readers. Let’s pass on the THANK YOU’s to the people that deserve them.


Aaron Foyer has graduated from geology & geophysics at the University of Calgary, and accepted a full-time position with Talisman Energy in North American Operations. He is excited to be working in a fast-paced, young team and can be reached at or at 403-724-2306.

ION Geophysical/GX Technology Canada Ltd. is thrilled to welcome Will McCarthy to our team as a land processing geophysicist. Visit our website at to find more about ION’s solutions based products or contact Will directly at 403-213-8787 and ION is well suited to help oil companies and contractors overcome the operational and imaging challenges posed by complex geologies through our combination of industryleading survey planning software and expertise, acquisition technologies, data processing, and reservoir services.

Rabea Radman has joined the Arcis team in the role of Seismic Data Processor. Rabea is a recent geophysics graduate of the University of Calgary, and comes to us with almost two years of seismic data interpretation and reservoir modeling experience at Canadian Nexen Petroleum Yemen. Rabea can be reached at 403.781.1429 or

Jounada Oueity recently joined Arcis in the role of Seismic Data Processor. He holds a Doctorate in Geophysics from the University of British Columbia and has extensive research (crustal heterogeneity) and teaching experience. Jounada was most recently employed as a Geophysicist at Precision GeoSurveys in Vancouver. He can be reached at 403.781.1716 or

Arcis is pleased to welcome Angela Gosselin to our team in the position of Controller. Angela is a Chartered Accountant with a broad background of experience, including auditing at KPMG, Controller at FirstEnergy and most recently as Senior Financial Reporting Analyst at Smart Technologies. She can be reached at 403.781.1435 or

Petra Buziak (nee Groenen) has returned to practicing Geophysicist status after a few years out of the upstream exploration and development business due to an eye injury. She has started her own g&g consulting company and looks forward to hearing from you. Her contact info and CV can be found at

Jessica Baldwin is excited to announce that she has recently joined EnCana as a geophysicist. Jessica is a new grad who completed an honours BSc. in Earth Sciences at Memorial University of Newfoundland. She enjoys being active in the geosciences community and is a member of a number of associations, including the CSEG. Jessica can be reached at 403-645-2283, or by email



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