To err is human but to really mess up, you need a computer. Well, I got a new computer recently. After the computer set-up then it was time to transfer the software that works all my devices, iPad, iPod, iPhone and Kobo reader. I realized that I have too many devices and they are all supposed to be “user friendly”. I have always viewed that term with suspicion and have learned that it usually means I am going to end up very frustrated. I was sharing my feelings and frustrations about this process with a friend. She kindly pointed out that maybe my problem was I didn’t need “user friendly” I needed “LOSER FRIENDLY”. I laughed until I had tears in my eyes!

If you have a new job, been promoted, had a new baby, want to share your contact information, thank someone or share any other information you think may be of interest to the RECORDER readers, you can contact me at or 403-560-8431.

On the Move...

Arcis Seismic Solutions welcomes Doug Brost to our team in the position of Quality Service Supervisor. Doug has 14 years of experience in seismic acquisition, processing, and quality control. He most recently held the position of Acquisition Advisor / QC Manager at CGGVeritas. Doug will be responsible for Survey Design and seismic data quality assurance within the Surveys department. He can be reached at or 403.781.1449.

Arcis Seismic Solutions is pleased to announce that Tracy Halasz has joined our team in the position of Business Developer. Tracy has over 10 years of industry experience, most recently including sales and marketing and contracts management at Olympic Seismic. She looks forward to serving Arcis’ valued clients. Tracy can be reached at or 403.781.6234.

Mike Stevenson has joined our land processing team at Arcis in the role of Group Leader. He has 25 years of time and depth data processing experience, as well as recent management experience. His most recent post was Production Manager at CGGVeritas. Mike can be reached at or 403.781.6238.

Hugo Alvarez joins the Arcis team in the position of Senior Seismic Data Processor & Imaging Specialist, with a focus on multicomponent processing. He has 25 years of industry experience, including field work and time and depth processing. He most recently held the position of Senior Seismic Processor at CGGVeritas. He can be reached athalvarez@ or 403.781.1708.

Jerry Spring has joined Antrim Energy as senior geophysicist working on international E&P projects. You can reach Jerry at 403-536-3795 and email is

After 10 years at Devon Energy working a variety of different areas including Foothills, Northern Plains gas, Deep Basin and most recently Bonnyville area Cold Flow Heavy Oil and Kindersley Viking, David Germscheid is excited to announce he has accepted a position with Bonavista Energy. He will be responsible for the Central Alberta area looking after the very active development programs there, as well as seeking out new exploration opportunities.

David would like to thank his former mentors and colleagues at Devon for a great 10 years, and is excited to say he has been welcomed by an enthusiastic team at Bonavista who haven’t been afraid to help him get his feet wet by making requests in his first hours on the job.

Pulse Seismic is pleased to announce that Hugh Khuu has joined our team as an Operations Geophysicist. Hugh’s B.Sc. in Geophysics and his extensive experience with survey design and project management will increase the depth and quality of the services we provide to our customers. Hugh can be reached at 403-531-0239 or by email at hugh.khuu@


Many of the CSEG members volunteer countless hours of their time to help out worthy causes outside of our industry. This portion of this column gives those people an opportunity to tell you about their valuable contributions. If you would like to share any information about your volunteer efforts please let me know. CS

Micelle Stroo
Three Degrees Inc. – Your connection to safety!

In addition to running a safety company (www.threedegrees. ca) with a couple of other women, I manage to find time to donate my time to a few causes here in Calgary. The ones that are closest to my heart are women and children, as they are the ones that I relate to the most. Help the children, help the world!

I fully believe in giving back in every way possible – even if it means going into exile. Yes, that’s right, I said it. By the time this article is written I may still be on an abandoned island somewhere. I will have been subjected to harsh conditions and impossible tasks that will challenge my mental, physical, creative and philanthropic abilities. The things I do to raise money!

Luckily it is for a good cause – the Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada. The challenge is about granting special wishes to children with a life threatening disease or illness. Granting a wish to a child can be a pivotal event in their life. It can be a chance to dream, enjoy the pursuits of a child and experience the grandeur of the world that most of us have a lifetime to enjoy.

In addition to this activity, I currently am in my fourth year serving on the board of directors of the Women in Need Society, whose mission is helping women and their families help themselves. I love seeing the stories of how our services help women, children and families. If you have anything to donate (clothes, furniture, and household items) please keep us in mind! (see for more information).

I highly recommend volunteering – it is an amazing, rewarding experience. Just do it!



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