As many of you know, I am in the placement business. I often use the slang term headhunter to describe what I do. I also use networking extensively in my business. So I was very flattered when I was asked to speak to the students attending the Alberta Student Energy Conference (ASEC) about networking. This event is arranged by the students and over 250 engineering, geoscience and business students from the University of Calgary, University of Alberta, Mount Royal University and University of Lethbridge attended. ASEC introduces the students to established industry professionals with workshops and a networking dinner. I was very impressed with the organization of the event and the enthusiasm of the students that attended. This is a yearly event, so please consider attending next year. I found meeting all the students who are soon to enter our industry to be very energizing. For students reading this column, make sure to attend next year. I know you will find it worthwhile.

We were on a cruise for three weeks in April. When we returned I had hundreds of emails. So if I missed any announcements, I apologize. Let me know and I will be sure to include your announcement in the June issue.


Long-time seismic processor and Geophysicist, David Mulligan, would like his colleagues to know that he retired from the Geophysical Industry in March 2011. After graduating in Mathematics, David spent several years in Europe and Saudi Arabia mostly in seismic acquisition before immigrating to Canada from the UK in 1977. In his subsequent seismic processing career, David worked for several companies including GSI, Mobil Oil, Sensor Geophysical and Edge Technologies. His last seismic work was as a consultant to Geoglobal Resources. He wishes to thank all those who have made his career enjoyable and trusts that those still working will continue to pay their taxes diligently in order to keep him in the style to which he is accustomed. When not roaming the mountains on foot or by ski he can be contacted at

After 8 great years at ARC Resources and many years in the industry Bruce Atken would like to announce that he will be “retiring” at the end of April. My future plans are pretty flexible but I can be reached at 403-259-2180.


Brad Camroux joined the team at Marquis Alliance Energy Group in November 2011 as an Environmental Scientist. He graduated from the University of Calgary Geophysics program in 2005 and from SAIT’s Environmental Technology program in 2011. Having previously worked in seismic processing, Brad now looks forward to increasing the amount of geophysical work performed by Marquis Alliance. He can be reached by email at

Fugro-Kelman Seismic Imaging is very pleased to announce that Josh Adema has joined our team as a Seismic Data Processor. Josh holds a B.Sc. degree in Geophysics and a B. Sc. in Math from the University of Victoria. He can be reached at 403-718-5002, or:

Fugro-Kelman Seismic Imaging is also very pleased to announce that Jeremy Honchell has joined our team as a Senior Processor. He holds a B.Sc. degree in Geophysics from Queens University. He has 12 years of processing experience from many basins around the world. Jeremy is responsible for training and deployment of Fugro’s Kismet Processing System at Fugro’s worldwide offices. He can be reached at 403-718-5010, or:

David Close has moved from Apache Canada to Brisbane Australia to join Origin Energy as a Staff Geophysicist. Please keep in touch and let him know if you are heading to Brisbane at

Niclas Christoffersson has joined the team at Kulczyk Oil Ventures as Senior Geoscientist. Niclas can be reached at or 403-264-8877.

John Russell recently joined the Arcis team in the role of Seismic Data Processor. John holds an MSc in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Alberta, specializing in Biomedical Engineering. His research and development experience includes MRI, EEG, and signal/image processing algorithms. He has been working as a Technology Advisor with Technology Strategies Group Inc. for the last four years. John can be reached at or 403-781-5862.

Rainer Tonn wants to inform his friends that he moved to Norway after almost 20 wonderful years in Calgary, where he worked for Wintershall, Pan Canadian / EnCana, Oilexco, and finally Statoil Canada. In Stavanger he will continue his career as an advisor for Statoil. Thank you all for your friendship and support! In particular he wants to thank Bill Goodway for the incredible learning experience while they were working together and the continuous technical discussions they had at many occasions. He would be happy to stay in contact with the Calgary G&G community and can be reached at

Mike Jones would like to inform his friends and colleagues in industry that he has moved to Vietnam with Schlumberger. He is looking forward to the cycling opportunities and short winters! His replacement in the role of Geophysics Domain Champion is Richard Parker with whom he has worked with for the past 11 years. Richard can be reached at 403 509 4296 or

Dave Golding is now working for Quantec Geoscience in Calgary. Quantec is the world leader in Magnetotelluric surveys and has been in business since 1986. MT has been traditionally used for the mining industry but has now expanded to Oil and Gas as a tool for Heavy Oil imaging. Dave can be contacted at cell 403-837-0102 Company website is

Lori Barth is pleased to announce that she has recently joined Athabasca Oil Sands Corp. as a geophysicist on the Hangingstone team. She can be reached at (403) 817-8090 or by email at

Brian Sondergaard would like to announce that he has left Sword Energy and joined WestFire Energy as Exploration Manager. Brian can be reached at , 403-503-7803 or cellular: 403-850-4951.

Divestco is proud to welcome these talented individuals to Divestco’s Processing team. Their expertise, technical knowledge, and leadership will strengthen Divestco’s commitment to deliver high quality data processing services to clients, and we are proud to recognize the new members that continue to make us one of the leading seismic data processing service providers in the industry.

Rob Howey brings over 35 years of experience to the role of Chief Geophysicist, having worked in numerous senior management positions with Calgary-based seismic services companies. He has built his expertise through numerous land and marine projects focused on time and depth processing.

Albert Scutt also brings more than 20 years of seismic data processing experience in the oil industry. As our new Processing Supervisor, Albert will draw on his seismic and project lead experience that he’s gained with numerous seismic services companies in Calgary and Houston.

Xuefeng Duo joins us as Seismic Data Processor. She has over 10 years of seismic experience and has recently finished her Master of Geophysics from the University of Alberta on surface and borehole seismic.

In the role of Seismic Data Processor, Nassir Saeed also boasts more than 10 years of field experience. He has an M.Sc in Geophysics and his ongoing post graduate research work with the University of Calgary’s CREWES Project involves multi component, time lapse processing and time-lapse AVO inversion.



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