During the floods last year I joined Twitter and promptly became addicted to it. I read a quote on Twitter the other day that certainly made me think and be thankful that I have the privilege of living in Canada.

“If you can afford to eat 3 meals a day for 3 weeks straight, you are in the top 15% of the richest people in the world.”


We have lost many members of our community in the last year. After much thought and discussion we thought it was best to simply list the names of those that have left us. I knew many of them and can only imagine the grief of their loved ones, friends and colleagues. On behalf of the RECORDER staff, I would like to extend our sincerest sympathies. May your memories bring comfort to you. CS

John Warner Loven

Alan Richards

Bruce Atkin

Robert Henry (Bob) Parker

William (Bill) Kidby

Robert Allin Follinsbee

Tom Podivinsky

Lloyd Richard

Hatleid Sean Callaghan



ION Geophysical is excited to announce that Christof Stork has joined our Denver, Colorado office as Senior Scientist and Advisor. Christof has extensive experience in the seismic industry in areas ranging from acquisition through interpretation. Among his recent accomplishments, Stork pioneered the development of a no-compromise wave propagation method that has significantly improved computational speed and accuracy.

In his over 33 years in the energy industry, Stork has worked for three successful startups, Amoco and Landmark. Stork has published widely and has authored several key papers. He earned his doctorate in Geophysics from the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, California with post-doctoral work at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California. His Bachelor’s degree is in Geophysics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Edge Technologies is pleased to announce that Samvel Khatchatrian has joined their team as a Senior Processor. Samvel has over 25 years of experience processing in the oil and gas industry, and has joined Edge Technologies after service with CGG, Fugro and Kelman Technologies Inc. He has extensive experience with processing 2D & 3D marine and land seismic worldwide and in Canada, and has completed projects in complex areas such as sand dunes, permafrost, shallow hard water bottom and lava areas. Samvel may be reached at samvel.k@edge-tech.ca or at 403-770-0440 (ext. 235).

Edge Technologies is also pleased to announce the promotion of Stephanie Ross to Processing Supervisor. Stephanie has over 30 years of experience in seismic data processing; processing primarily land seismic in the Western Canadian Basin, with land and marine work from many areas in the world including Asia and North Africa. Stephanie may be reached at stephanie.ross@edge-tech.ca or at 403-770-0440 (ext. 224).

Edge Technologies is a Calgary, Alberta based company, specializing in on-shore seismic processing for the oil and gas industry in Canada and around the world. Edge Technologies: a leader in seismic processing technology.

For further information, contact: (403) 770-0440: main office www.edge-tech.ca.

Bryce Davis has joined Spectraseis as the business development manager for Canada and the U.S. Bryce is excited about this new opportunity selling micro seismic services and looks forward to building the business in Calgary and Denver. He can be contacted at Bryce.Davis@spectraseis.com or mobile 403-589-0088.



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