Happy Spring 2021! To think that over a year ago, we were still at the start of the pandemic and people, organizations and society were struggling to find ways to make our new reality work. Flash forward 14 months, and what has changed?

“The world is changed. I feel it in the water. I feel it in the earth. I smell it in the air…”

In the midst of a third wave of COVID, we’re back in lockdown measures in most of the provinces… workers are mandated to be at home, online classes only for university students and K-12 schools, stores are at 10% fire code capacity and pretty much all structured recreational and social activities are closed. SO!

“Where there’s life there’s hope…”

Not much has changed, BUT there is a sense of optimism that we will be getting back to normal-ish soon! I was almost ridiculously excited to hear that both the Doodlebug and the T-Wave were planning on holding modified events this summer. YAY for golf! Actually, the yay was more for people getting out and being social once again. A big benefit of our society is the social component, and it looks like we may soon see it again. Until then, let’s try and stay banded together. Zoom calls are still a lifeline to many of our committees and membership. Thanks to those among us who have kept our society moving forward.

“All you have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to you…”

Now back to binge-watching the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy on this blustery, snowy Mothers’ Day weekend. I miss you all.

If you have any personal, company or industry news, please send me an email: tti@csegrecorder.com or call at (403) 585-5204.

Canadian Natural Resources Ltd., and Neil Orr, Chief Geophysicist (receiving award on behalf of CNRL ), Special Commendation Award Recipient. CNRL has annually sent several employees to events like the DoodleTrain, the Symposium, Technical Luncheons and the GeoConvention. Their active participation in CSEG events has helped maintain the financial viability of the events and in turn, contribute to the overall success of the CSEG. CNRL’s Chief Geophysicist, Neil Orr, has been the major force behind having their employees attend the CSEG’s professional development opportunities, showcasing their commitment to the advancement of geophysics.

On the Move...

Mantu Sihota is pleased to announce he has joined Pulse Seismic as Geoscience Advisor; his new contact information is 403-531-0238 and mantu.sihota@pulseseismic.com. Mantu will be responsible for technical matters and business development to help the company with strategic growth. Mantu has over 25 years of experience with mid to large E&P companies working unconventional and conventional reservoirs in the WCSB. Prior to joining Pulse Seismic he was the Chief Geoscientist/Geophysicist at NAL, Manager/Chief Geophysics at Long Run Exploration (Galleon) and Senior Geophysicist at Encana (PanCanadian).

Jeff Closson would like to let his peers and friends know that he has accepted the role of VP Exploration with Axial Exploration and he may be reached at Jeff.Closson@axialewxploration.com.

Peter Rowbotham is pleased to announce that he has joined Peyto Exploration & Development Corp. as a Senior Geophysicist and may be reached at prowbotham@peyto.com.

Ryan Cox would like to share that he has accepted a permanent Geophysicist position with Petronas and may be reached at rcox@petronascanada.com.


Educate Yourselves...


October 19th, 2021: Virtual or in-person TBD
This year, the 2021 CSEG Symposium will be honouring Marco Perez whose work spanning more than 20 years has demonstrated his passion for natural sciences and mathematics, resulting in his ability to identify and integrate new disciplines outside of conventional geophysics.

In these times of uncertainty, the Calgary GeoScience Data Managers Society would love for you to check them out. Membership in the society is FREE, and comes with access to professional talks ranging from data science to professional coaching to seismic acquisition to seismic processing 101 to emerging technologies and more. Past presentations are available on the www.CGDMS.ca website. Social events will also resume when allowed... hopefully by Fall 2021!

Socially Speaking

August 27 – 28th, 2021: Kananaskis Country Golf Course

The 68th Doodlebug will be a one night event with match golf happening Friday and stroke play happening Saturday on the two courses at Kananaskis Golf Club. Our hotel host is the Pomeroy and we will have a banquet dinner on Friday followed with breakfast on Saturday. Interpreters rate will be $600 to come out and enjoy the event and that includes all golf/meals and one nights accommodation. Feel free to contact me (alex.daum@taqa.ca) or check out www.doodlebuggolf.ca for more info.



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