November 6 – 10, 2017

This year sees 14 courses scheduled during the DoodleTrain week, 2 more than last year. Of these, 10 are returning, including “Fractured and shale reservoirs – from geological concepts to reservoir models” with Ahmed Oenes after a break for a couple of years, and 4 are new. Included in the new courses are “Pre and post seismic inversion” with Graham Carter, “Geostatistical applications in petroleum exploration” with Brian Russell, “Introduction to petroleum geomechanics for unconventional reservoirs” with Pat McLellan and “Logs analysis and interpretation” with Salman Khaild.

These courses cover a wide range of geophysical disciplines and the DoodleTrain Committee is proud to be able to present this array of topical and relevant courses to the geophysical community, especially during these current difficult times in our industry. We express our gratitude to all the companies who have enrolled staff, provided venues and financial support and also to the CSEG Foundation for helping underemployed geophysicists and assisting with funding for the winner of the Bill Nickerson Education Award.

Full details and registration information can be found on our website:

DoodleTrain Keynote Luncheon Speaker

On Monday 6th November, Josef Schachter, CFA, of Schachter Energy Report and a frequent guest on BNN’s Market Call will present a timely talk on the state of our industry entitled “The Final Shakeout Phase of the 2014 Energy Bear Market is Now Underway – What Happens from There?” This should be a fascinating presentation from an expert who studies the global energy market for a living.

Company/Sponsor Rates

This offer was carried over from 2016 and has again encouraged improved enrollment.

Special offer by the CSEG Foundation for the Underemployed

With financial assistance from the CSEG Foundation, the DoodleTrain committee is pleased to offer a limited registration offer to CSEG Members (not students) who are currently not employed.

  • $100.00 / per day with luncheon ticket included for October 31. Registrants must either fax, mail or come into the CSEG office to register under this program. Funds are limited for this special program, so take advantage quickly. Under this program you can register immediately.

Underemployed and Student Registration

From October 16-22, 2017 underemployed and student members can register for courses that still have space availability for the following fee:

  • Students - $50.00/day
  • Underemployed - $100.00/day

Key Dates

October 13th, 2017 – General Registration closes

October 16th to 22nd, 2017 – Registration for Students and the Underemployed

November 6th, 2017 – DoodleTrain Keynote Luncheon talk by Josef Schachter, CFA, The final shakeout phase of the 2014 energy bear market is now underway – what happens from there?

November 6th to November 10th, 2017 – DoodleTrain Courses.


The mission of the DoodleTrain is to offer high quality industry courses for lower rates. This would not be possible without our sponsors. I would like to thank all of our sponsors who helped to make this event possible.

I would also like express my gratitude to all the volunteers on the DoodleTrain Committee who helped to make this event possible.

Mike Hall, 2017 DoodleTrain Chair

2017 Financial Sponsors

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2017 Venue Sponsors

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