There is a new farmer’s market in town. I recently started to shop at the Symons Valley Farmer’s Market. It is a small market, but I was really impressed with the quality and variety of the vendors. My favourites are Blue Olive oil and Vinegars, Simple Simon pies and Papa Choclat. It really has a small town market feel. Check it out!


GEOSEIS Inc. continues to gradually expand and diversify its team of capable professionals to support initiatives and growth in the GIS and Data Analytics areas to support prospectivity analysis, data integration and asset management.

New staff include Ye Xu (Senior Exploration Geologist), Vera Gree (GIS Spatial Analytics Specialist), Kori Maleski (Senior GIS Development Lead and System Architect), Greg Howard (Geologist and GIS Analyst) and Ruth Peach (Business Analyst and Project Coordinator).

Our increase in staffing, along with support from TECTERRA, have enable our Divestiture R&D to focus on developing a new concept in virtual collaborative data rooms, to meet the growing demand for the sharing of organized technical information for M&A, and between JV partners for decision making.

GEOSEIS provides GG&E interpretation, modeling, mapping, decision support, and other asset analysis and management support services that complement and support client in –house staff. For more information, please contact Ruth Peach at 403.355.2531 or visit

Tako Koning, P.Geol. a long time (30++ years) member of the CSEG would like to inform his friends in Calgary’s geophysics and geology community that he still lives and works in Angola, West Africa. At present he is Angola Business Development Manager with the British-American oil and gas consulting company of Gaffney, Cline & Associates. He is also involved with technology transfer by being on the boards of directors of the Angola branches of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG), and Society of Petrophysicists and Well Log Analysts (SPWLA). He has also given presentations at the local universities and often leads geology field trips for oil industry professionals, university students, and the public-at-large. The photo shows him leading a geological field trip for university students.

Tako said that he will be in Calgary this May for the GeoConvention where he is giving an oral paper on the history of Angola’s oil industry and a poster paper on exploring for oil & gas-bearing reservoirs in fractured and weathered basement in East and West Africa. He will also be giving a presentation on May 21 to the CSPG International Division on “The Pre-Salt Oil Play in Brazil as a Model for Pre-Salt Oil Exploration in West Africa”. He’s much looking forward to meeting up in May in Calgary with his old oil patch buddies.

Signature Seismic Processing Inc. is pleased to announce the addition of Lianabel Selviz to our dedicated team of geoscientists. A recent graduate in geophysics from Memorial University, she will be providing much needed support in processing and marketing of both our domestic and international onshore and offshore projects. Lianabel will join Lona Leavitt whom, over the past 2 years, has been working on processing projects in South America and Europe.

Lianabel and Lona can be reached at:

Lianabel Selviz
(403) 462-7473

Lona Leavitt
(403) 616-3164

Earth Signal Processing Ltd., is pleased to announce that two talented new employees have joined our team.

Kerry Befus, in the role of Business Development, brings over 12 years of valuable software sales and marketing experience. Kerry’s enthusiastic, knowledgeable and trustworthy nature will help Earth Signal continue to provide outstanding service to our existing customers while bringing new opportunities and ideas to the company. Kerry can be reached at 403-264-8722, ext. 277, or by email at

Daniel Perez, B.Sc., Geoph. I.T., in his role as Seismic Processor, brings over 4 years of hands on experience and customer satisfaction. Daniel’s knowledgeable and friendly nature complements our team and his passion for geophysics will help to further our pre-stack inversion offerings. Daniel can be reached at 403-264-8722, extension 225 or by email at

A warm welcome is extended to both Daniel and Kerry and thank you for choosing Earth Signal.

Arcis Seismic Solutions, a TGS company, is pleased to welcome Darin Brazel to our team in the role of Business Development Manager. Darin has 20 years of experience in sales and strategic account management, including 11 years at IHS and LogTech.

Darin will be responsible for business development and sales for TGS’ Canadian and international well data products, working closely with Arcis management to support our integrated solutions. He can be reached at or 403-781-1444.

Dr. Xi-Shuo Wang is a highly respected geophysical researcher in the seismic exploration community. He has made significant original contributions in the areas of 5-component deconvolution (T5S), multi-dimension noise reduction (FX4D), and 3D Pre-stack data interpolation (TRINITY), all of which are considered eminent industry leading processing methods which are widely used today.

Xi-Shuo started his career as a Research Geophysicist at Geo-X Systems Ltd. (now Divestco Processing) in 1988. He holds a doctorate in Geophysics from the University of Alberta (1987) and has numerous publications and technical papers to his credit. We are very excited to welcome Xi-Shuo back to the Divestco Processing family, where he will play an integral role working alongside Brent Sato and Mark Ng in our innovative Research and Development department adding to the success of our Dxpro processing software. Welcome back!



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