The GeoConvention is over for another year. I realized this convention marks my twelfth year of volunteering for the CSEG. I started on the marketing committee for GeoCanada 2000. Since 2003 I have been on at least two committees each year, one year I was on four! I must thank John Townsley, (ARC Resources, Past –President CSEG) for that. He got me involved as Co- Chair of the Exhibits committee for the 2003 Joint Convention and I have never looked back. Thanks John! You set a good example for others to follow.

This is the last issue of the RECORDER until September. If you have an announcement for the September issue, make sure and get it to me by June 15th..

The 100th anniversary of the Calgary Stampede is next month. I am sure I will see a lot of the RECORDER readers during the festivities.


ION Geophysical/GX Technology Canada Ltd. is thrilled to announce the following personnel additions to our Calgary office:

ION’s GeoVentures group announces the appointment of Randy Luckiw to the company as Manager of Program Development for North America. He is charged with developing multi-client programs and data library sales for Canada and the United States. He brings over 27 years of experience in the seismic data acquisition business working primarily Canada and the United States with six of those years working abroad. He can be reached at randy.luckiw or 303-501-0039.

ION’s GX Technology group announces the appointments of the following staff to the Calgary office:

Maria Bastidas has joined ION/GXT as a Land Imaging Process with over 15 years of experience in Colombia, Mexico and Canada. Maria can be reached at 403-213-8789 or

Sunday Nwaobi has joined ION/GXT as a Full-Wave Senior Geophysicist with over 16 years of global experience. Sunday can be reached at 403-213-8785 or sunday.nwaobi

Brett Lybbert comes to ION/GXT as a Marine Imaging Processor with over 20 years of experience in Canada. He can be reached at 403-213-8786 or

Sabrina Gomes comes to ION/GXT as a Marine Imaging Processing Geophysicist with over 5 years of experience in Brazil. She can be reached at 403-213 8765 or at sabrina. Gomes

Solving our clients’ toughest imaging and operational problems drives our people, our culture, our innovations, and our vision. Whether working with oil & gas companies or seismic contractors, we are committed to understanding our clients’ challenges and applying the right mix of technologies and services to help them meet their objectives.

Jason Beall, formerly of Apache Canada Ltd., is moving to Rialto Energy Ltd. in the U.K. He starts June 6th and will be working on the West Africa Team as a Senior Geophysicist. His email is Jason_beall2002@ in the interim.

Rob Kendall would like to announce that he is no longer with Petrobank. He has started a consulting company called Kendall Geophysics Ltd. and he can be reached at or 403 200-8181. He will be concentrating on full-cycle multicomponent and timelapse seismic (acquisition bird-dogging, processing QC and interpretation).

Deric Cameron recently left Suncor, and has since joined Nalcor Energy, in St. John’s Newfoundland as a Senior Geophysicist. He can be reached at, 709- 737-4258 (t) or 709-693-1570 (c).

David Mackie is pleased to announce that he will assume the responsibilities of General Manager of Exploration at Qarun Petroleum (an Apache Egypt Joint Venture company). David joined Apache Egypt (Qarun) in 2011 as a senior staff geophysicist. David and his wife Joane are enjoying Cairo life and expect friends to come and visit! David can still be reached at or +20 122 868 8836.



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