Happy New Year! Let’s make 2018 one to remember… in a positive way for ourselves, our industry, and our community. Remember to renew your CSEG membership: tiered membership rates are still available.

On the Move...

Paul Anderson has started with Oxy in Houston as a Geophysical Advisor. He can be reached at Paul_Anderson@oxy.com.

Jessa Lee would like to inform her friends and colleagues that she has accepted a position as geophysicist with Paramount Resources. New email address is jessa.lee@paramountres.com.

Pavlo Cholach would like his colleagues to know that he has started with Torxen Energy Inc., and may be reached at pcholach@torxen.net.

Annette Milbradt is pleased to announce that she retired at the end of September 2017. She says “I’ve had a tremendously rewarding career with interesting opportunities and experiences with the support of a fantastic network. I am looking forward to the next phase of life.” She can be reached at annette.milbradt@gmail.com or 403-861-9518.

Dave McHarg is happy to announce that he has joined the team over at Tourmaline. His new contact email is McHarg@tourmalineoil.com.

Corporate Grapevine

IONEX Data Ltd.” has re-branded to reflect their growth in services, and have changed their name to “ERG Energy Services Ltd.” Same great people with the same address and still involved with seismic programs. Contact Tim Kemp at tkemp@erges.ca or 403-269-7007 for additional information.

Absolute Imaging joined the Alberta trade mission to Argentina and Colombia. Absolute Imaging was 1 of 17 Alberta companies participating in the Alberta Government Oil and Gas Mission to Argentina and Colombia, November 12 – 24, 2017. The Government of Alberta’s Ministry of Economic Development and Trade’s Americas Branch, in conjunction with Export Development Canada (EDC), and Global Affairs Canada (GAC) organized the trade Mission to Argentina and Colombia. The Mission’s goal is to support Alberta companies grow their businesses and expand into new markets. The Absolute Imaging delegation included: Elvis Floreani (President), Mark Watson (VP, Sales and Corporate Strategy), and Pat McKenny (Manager, Business Development). The trade mission also hosted a Canadian pavilion at the Expo Oil and Gas Colombia 2017 from November 22 – 24, and Absolute Imaging was a featured exhibitor in the pavilion. For more information, visit www.absoluteimaging.ca.

Katalyst Data Management announced the launch of their seismic and well data management consulting service to support the oil and gas industry in Calgary.

Katalyst has identified a need arising from the current market environment for reliable, professional and vetted data management services to improve a client’s data access, speed and accuracy, ensure compliance and minimize corporate risk. The company now has the capability to deploy onsite consultants to help E&P companies manage their volumes of subsurface data acquired for oil and gas exploration.

“We have noticed a trend over the past two years that actual technical abilities in the industry have declined due to rapid job reductions in the geoscience community,” stated Neil Baker, Vice President of North America Sales for Katalyst. “With this in mind, we now offer these services to help fill the knowledge gap.”

Katalyst’s consulting services will include project management and data loading, navigational support, metadata management, ownership, corporate governance, assistance with the divestiture process and data management best practices. The data management consultants provided by Katalyst have experience in geoscience applications and working with PPDM, seismic and well data formats.

For more information about Katalyst’s onsite geoscience consulting services in Calgary, please visit www.katalystdm.com or contact Neil Baker at Neil.Baker@katalystdm.com / +1 403.294.5268.

Socially Speaking…

51st Annual CSEG Family Ski Spree: February 23-25th, 2018, Fairmont Hot Springs

A weekend of fun for the whole family including ski and snowboard races, a kids obstacle course, crafts, games, a scavenger hunt and other activities for children of all ages. Families can also visit the resort and hotel hot tubs.

Adults will enjoy seeing lots of new and old friends while participating in the many social events of the weekend as the Geophysical Industry comes to Fairmont, British Columbia.

Please check out www.csegskispree.com for registration details. First come, first served!

WISE 2017: Back to the 80s

The annual Women in Seismic golf tournament was held on Thursday, September 14th at the Fox Hollow golf course in Calgary. This year featured a fully sponsored, 9 hole tournament with 73 golfers with a “Back to the 80s” theme. Our tournament welcomes all members of the geophysical community (regardless of gender, service company, oil company, data technician or geophysicist… everyone is welcome to participate), and it is always FUN first!

Sponsors are encouraged to interact with the golfers, and this year we had a Strong Arm competition (ring the bell), a name that 80s tune game, and longest/shortest drives. We hold an annual costume competition, with the prize being the Sean Callaghan Spirit Award, and this year’s winners were the MacKenzie Family (think Bob and Doug and their 80-year-old parents).

Our long-term charity partnership has been with the Cancer Foundation, and this year we raised over $9000 for Ovarian and Breast Cancer research (YAY us!). The WiSE Committee would like to thank all of our sponsors and raffle/team prize donators: we could NOT make this tournament as successful without you. Save the Date for the 2018 tournament: Thursday, September 13th, 2018.

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