Happy New Year! There hasn’t been a Tracing the Industry column in the last few editions. I am happy that I received submissions and can include a column in this issue. Thank you very much!

On the Move...

It is with great excitement that Len McBeth, Wade Whitlow, and Kelly Zamiski announce that the Calgary office for Maxam Seismic Explosives Inc. has moved to more comfortable surroundings!

Our new location is now located at:

1209 – 59 Avenue SE – Suite 190, Calgary, AB T2H 2P6
Phone: 403-640-984 Fax: 403-640-9826

Even though the address has changed our contact information remains the same:

Len McBeth – Vice President
lmcbeth@maxam.net | mobile: 403-869-1500

Wade Whitlow – Sales
wwhitlow@maxam.net | mobile: 403-874-1884

Kelly Zamiski – Sales
kellyzam@shaw.ca | mobile: 403-818-4145

We look forward to serving our loyal customers at our new location for many years to come!

Rob Holt, past Chief Editor of the RECORDER, is pleased to announce that he has accepted a job as a Geophysical Advisor (Seismic Processing) with Occidental Petroleum in Houston. Rob will be commuting between Calgary and Houston for the remainder of the school year, and will be available every second Friday for coffee and a chat. He can be contacted at Robert_Holt@oxy.com or +1 346 714 7918.

Elizabeth Atkinson is pleased to announce she has joined the Geological Survey of Canada, Calgary as a Petroleum Geophysicist. Her new contact information is elizabeth.atkinson2@canada.ca, land line: 403-292-7161 and cell: 587-891-2687. Elizabeth will be working on resource assessments as part of the Marine Protected Areas project. Elizabeth has specialized in structural interpretation and new ventures analysis; prior to joining the Survey, she worked for Maersk (Copenhagen), Murphy (Jakarta), Petro-Canada/Suncor (Tripoli, London and Calgary), AEC/ Encana, and Mobil/Exxon.

Danielle Robertson has escaped the Calgary winter to live, for a year, in Nice, France. There, she is presently pursuing a Global MBA with EDHEC Business School. She has enjoyed learning about leadership skills and is now looking forward to skiing in the Alps and a semester full of numbers, as it will be filled with finance and data analytic courses!

Canadian Geophysicist in National News

Our Dr. David Eaton has recently been figured prominently in several national and international news publications (such as CBC, Calgary Herald, Global News, The New York Times) in response to Xuewei Bao and Dr. Eaton’s paper “Fault Activation by Hydraulic Fracturing in Western Canada” published in Science on November 17, 2016.

The paper describes two distinct mechanical processes that explain the correlation between hydraulic fracturing and seismic activity in the Fox Creek area of Alberta. Understanding these processes provides future opportunities to improve hydraulic fracturing procedures and mitigate risks.



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