The GeoConvention Partnership Board would like to thank all of our sponsors, exhibitors, presenters, session chairs, and volunteers who helped us exceed expectations in delivering a best-in-class technical program along with amazing exhibits, networking and luncheon events.

Below, you will find a listing of the oral presentations and posters that were identified as the best in show, as voted on by industry experts and the general audience. Throughout the convention, oral presentations were judged by session chairs and delegates within the audience. In addition, each poster presenter gave a brief presentation at their poster and these were evaluated by volunteer judges. These votes were tabulated to identify the best and honourable mentions for both industry and student presenters. Awards are given independent of discipline as we continue to enjoy integrated talks that cover multiple disciplines within individual talks. In addition, the CSPG Foundation Baillie Award recognizes the best student geological oral presentation and poster.

Although it seems that GeoConvention 2016 has just finished we are already looking forward to GeoConvention 2017 taking place May 15-19, 2017. Our technical program and exhibition floor are at the Telus Convention Centre from May 15-17 with the CSPG Core Conference planned for May 18th and 19th. Despite the low commodity prices, industry advances are occurring daily and GeoConvention is the forum to learn about these developments – be them financial, technical or social. Please join us and contribute as speaker, exhibitor or sponsor.

Abstract submission will open soon for GeoConvention 2017 so please keep an eye on our website and your emails for the latest updates. We certainly hope you will join us and we hope to see your presentation on this list next year!

2016 Best Oral Presentation Awards

Steam Assisted Gravity Drainage – New Perspectives on Recovery Mechanisms and Production
Rudy Strobl*, David Gray, Craig Flowers, Yong Wang, Sorrel Holmes and Arash Boustani

Improving Seismic Data While Decreasing Costs
Ann O’Byrne*, Andrew Kuran and Greg MacNeil

The Borga Transform and Some Applications in Seismic Data Analysis
Todor Todorov* and Gary F. Margrave

Structure Preserving 6D Interpolation
Theory and Practice Mark Ng* and Dan Negut

Lithic Mannville: Significant New Oil Opportunities
Leonard Stevens*, Richard Wierzbicki, Dan Potocki, Frank Palmai and Gregg Milne

2016 Best Oral Presentation – Honourable Mention

Diversity and the Corporate Culture in the Geosciences
Margaret-Ann Armour*

Vent Flow/Gas Migration Data Trends in the Western Provinces
Gerry Boyer*

The Potential for Predicting Production by Characterizing Fluid Flow and Drainage Patterns Using Microseismicity
Ted Urbancic*, Lindsay T. Smith-Goughenr, Adam Baig, Eric von Lunen, Jason Hendrick and Jessica Budge

Importance of Wavelet Phase for Inversion
Fred Peterson*, Daniel P. Hampson and Brian H. Russell

Full Waveform Inversion with Well Control
Babatunde Arenrin, Gary Margrave* and John Bancroft

2016 Best Poster Award

Eocene Source Rock Potential in the Arctic Beaufort-Mackenzie Basin
Lisa A. Neville*, Dave H. McNeil, Stephen E. Grasby, Jennifer M. Galloway and Hamed Sanei

2016 Best Poster – Honourable Mention

Determination of Mineralogy and Reservoir Properties in Bitumen Saturated Core from XRF Analyses
Ron Spencer*, Tom Weedmark and Justin Besplug

Monogenic Phase Congruency: a novel approach to map lineaments from magnetic data over shale gas play of Horn River Basin, NE British Columbia, Canada
Hassan H. Hassan and S.V. (Rao) Yalamanchili*

2016 Best Student Oral Presentation Award

Raypath-consistent S-wave Near-surface Corrections in the Presence of Smooth Structures
Raul Cova*, Xiucheng Wei and Kris Innanen

Object-based Inversions for Electrical Resistivity Tomography: An Approach to Better Understand Water Resources
Franklin Koch* and Adam Pidlisecky

2016 Best Student Oral Presentation – Honourable Mention

Predicting Heavy Oil Viscosity from Well Logs
Eric Rops* and Laurence Lines

Hydrogeophysical Survey of Groundwater Flow Pathways in an Alpine Headwater Basin
Craig W. Christensen*, Masaki Hayashi, and Laurence R. Bentley

Oil to Source Rock Correlation and Implications for Petroleum System Analysis
Martin Schwangler* and Nicholas B. Harris

2016 Best Student Poster Award

Synthetic Modelling of Marine Controlled-source Electromagnetic Data for Hydrocarbon Exploration
Mariella Nalepa*, Seyed Masoud Ansari and Colin G. Farquharson

2016 Best Student Poster – Honourable Mention

Effect of Pore Fluid, Lithostatic Stress and Pore Pressure on Elastic Velocities
Colin Brisco* and Mirko van der Baan

CSPG Foundation Baillie Awards

Best Student Geology Oral Presentation

Natural Fracture Networks of the Turonian Second White Specks Formation, Highwood River, Southwestern Alberta
Bram Komaromi* and Dr. Per Kent Pedersen

Best Student Geology Poster Presentation

Contrasting Reservoir Properties for Albian Wilrich and Falher Shoreface Sandstones, Spirit River Formation, West-Central Alberta
Dillon J. Newitt* and Dr. Per Kent Pedersen


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