Happy December! I am wondering what this winter will be like, considering the crazy storms that Mother Nature has shown us in the fall of 2017. MAYBE just maybe she’ll play nice and our friends in Newfoundland will have a mild winter (with snowdrifts of only 2 feet instead of 8), Quebec will have rain storms instead of ice storms and Calgary will have endless Chinooks… here’s hoping.

On the Move...

Sue Carr would like to share that she has accepted a role as Solutions Manager, Subsurface Consulting with Katalyst Data Management, and may be reached at sue.carr@katalystdm.com or at 403.718.6223. Katalyst offers iGlass (online subsurface geophysical and geological storage solutions), SeismicZone (online seismic brokerage and data management solutions) and now outsourcing data management consultants to provide business solutions to E&P companies.

Dustin Borotsik would like to announce that he has accepted a position as Vice President, Business Development at Enersoft. He may be reached at dborotsik@enersoft.ca or 403.669.1163. Enersoft is an exciting new Calgary-based start-up developing amazing new hardware, software and analytical solutions for applying cloud computing, machine vision, machine learning, and hyperspectral technologies to resource geology and engineering.

After processing converted wave seismic in Denver for the past couple of years Will McCarthy has returned to Calgary and accepted a role at Natural Resources Canada as a Geophysical/GIS scientist. He is excited to continue his career in the geosciences by helping Canada understand its resource potential. He can be reached at william.mccarthy@canada.ca.

Corporate Grapevine

Divestco Inc. is pleased to welcome Kirk Vensel as our new Seismic Processing and Imaging Director. Kirk’s focus at Divestco is to provide innovative geoscience technologies, quality and service to our customers.

Kirk has over 27 years of experience in the geophysical services industry with several industry-leading service providers. Prior to joining Divestco, Kirk was the Business Development Manager for North America Land Processing and Imaging at CGG, integrating services in Calgary and Houston. Kirk served 23 years with CGG and Veritas in various technical and managerial capacities including positions as Senior Geophysicist, Project Leader, Processing Supervisor, and Land Processing Manager.

You can reach Kirk as per below:

Kirk Vensel, Senior Geophysicist,
Director of Seismic Processing and Imaging
(587) 952-8174

About Divestco: Divestco provides innovative geoscience solutions to Energy and Service companies worldwide. Our customers predominantly operate in the areas of geophysics, geology, and engineering throughout Canada and internationally. Over time, our offerings have developed into integrated Oil & Gas solutions with a focus on technical expertise and superior customer service. For more information please visit: www.divestco.com.

Socially Speaking

DoodleSpiel 2018

The 46th Annual CSEG Doodlespiel will take place from January 26th through to January 28th 2018 in Banff, Alberta, and we are aiming for a minimum of 64 teams. Please go to the website www.doodlespiel.com for registration, housing and general information. We are also looking for sponsors for this highly interactive event. Please reach out to our Sponsorship Committee for information on how you may support: Tacita Schmid (tschmid@outlierresources.com) or Kurt Mulhall (kurt@earthsignal.com).

Doodlebug 2017 Recap

The 65th Doodlebug was hosted “Back in Banff” for the first time since 2000. The tournament started off in a high-energy mode as past friends reconnected for the Icebreaker cocktail reception on Friday night at the Moose Hotel Lobby Bar. The Guest tournament led the way on Saturday morning with a 15 hole round on a combination of the Stanley Thompson and Tunnel Courses at the Banff Springs. Saturday Match play resulted in some competitive yet fun rounds for the Doodlebug flight participants. A tasty banquet buffet meal was served in the Canoe room at the Moose Hotel on Saturday night, followed by dancing and late night socializing in the Chairman’s Suite. Sunday offered clear skies for the Ceramic challengers and Chuckwagon participants, while the Guests had a memorable hike from the Upper Hot Springs to the top of the Sulphur Mountain Gondola for a gourmet – and well deserved – lunch! This year we had 80 golfers and 48 guests, with more golfers than the Oilman’s!

The winners of their flights and ceramic trophies were:

  • Flight #1 Kevin McNee (78) – Mr. Doodlebug
  • Flight #2 Carl Provencher (89) – Supervisor
  • Flight #3 Alex Daum (89) – Party Chief
  • Flight #4 Dave Wardlaw (89) – Interpreter
  • Flight #5 Rob Curts (93) – Processor
  • Flight #6 Terry Jackson (89) – Shothole Inspector
  • Flight #7 David Grindell (95) – Surveyor
  • Flight #8 Scott Totten (100) – Permit Men
  • Flight #9 Mark Watson (99) – Bird Dog
  • Flight #10 Alex Gauthier (100) – Landmen
  • Chuckwagon Winners (183 points): Jason Nycz, Gail Morris, Mike Dahl, Jody Castle

If you were on the Committee or shot 89 you had a great chance at winning!

The Chairman’s Charity this year was the CSEG Foundation. The CSEG Foundation is the registered charitable arm of the Canadian Society of Exploration Geophysicists. The mission is to encourage and support scientific, educational and charitable activities that benefit geophysicists through the solicitation of contributions aimed at promoting the development of geophysical knowledge, education and public awareness. A charity donation of $4395.00 was generated by contribution and participation in the long drive and closest to the pin competitions. Tim Harris won the closest to the pin and Darren Tallas the long drive. We had no winners of the Volvo for the hole in one prize at the Cauldron par 3. The Tom Podivinsky Memorial Award was presented to Glenn Larson for all his commitment, enthusiasm and passion towards the Doodlebug. Thank You Glenn.

The 2017 Doodlebug committee also extends a very special thank you to all our generous sponsors in the geophysical industry. The continued support of these sponsors has allowed the Doodlebug to be one of the premier social events on the CSEG Calendar.

Next year Alex Gauthier will be taking over as the 66th Doodlebug Chairman. Stay tuned for more updates on the Doodlebug website as to the details for the event. Best regards and wishes for a busy seismic winter!

Dave Wardlaw – 65th Doodlebug Chairman



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