The CSEG fiscal year begins in April, and we welcome new Board Members. The full Board is now as follows:
|Vice President||Nanna Eliuk|
|Director, Communications||Marie Hong|
|Assistant Director, Communications||Marian Lee|
|Director, Educational Services||John Fernando|
|Assistant Director, Educational Services||Andy Williams|
|Director, Finance||Doug Colvin|
|Assistant Director, Finance||Lona Gregory-Brown|
|Director, Member Services||Eric Rops|
|Assistant Director, Member Services||Daniel Perez|
Nanna Eliuk completed her B.Sc. in geology and her M.Sc. in geophysics and geology at Aarhus University in Denmark in 1995 and 1997 respectively, prior to deciding to move to Canada. Nanna is a professional geophysicist with over 22 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry and is currently Exploration Manager with Alvopetro Energy Ltd. in Calgary. Her experience has included geophysical positions with increasing responsibility at junior as well as integrated multi-national oil and gas companies in Calgary.
Nanna’s work history has been diversified with both petroleum exploration and development experience. She has expertise in conventional and unconventional plays; in carbonate and clastic reservoirs with different depositional and structural settings (including pre-salt) in various basins around the world. Prior to joining Alvopetro, Nanna was the Senior Explorationist for Condor Petroleum (Kazakhstan) for two years, and prior to that was the Vice President of Geophysics and Land for Waldron Energy. Nanna started her career in 1997, holding progressively senior roles at Husky Energy for five years, followed by Compton Petroleum for over six years. Her extensive experience includes geophysical evaluation and analysis for business development opportunities and new ventures in various international basins, along with regional mapping, play fairway analysis, petroleum system evaluation, prospect definition and seismic attribute analysis.
While advancing her career in the Canadian and International arena, Nanna has been an active and tireless volunteer on many fronts with the CSEG. She has served as session chair and co-chair for both the CSEG/CSPG Conventions in the past, has been an integral part of the technical committee for past conventions, written book reviews for the RECORDER, reviewed abstracts for the SEG Convention, as well as helped organize and present at the first CSEG/EAGE Land Seismic workshop, which was a financial and technical success. She has also volunteered her time with the Earth Science for Society, the CSEG Mentorship program, the CSEG Outreach program and was a key contributor in the early days of the Junior Geophysicists Forum Committee. She was General Chair representing the CSEG at the 2017 Geoconvention in Calgary. After the 2017 Geoconvention, Nanna joined the board of directors for Geoconvention and is currently serving her 3rd and final year on the board. Nanna is also the Chair for the 2020 Symposium Honouring Lee Hunt. https://cseg.ca/symposium/
Marian Lee received her B.Sc. in Geophysics from the University of Calgary in 2010. Following a contract position at Shell Canada, Marian joined Harvest Operations in 2011 as a seismic interpreter and has been involved in various plays in the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin. Her first project at Harvest Operations was to help develop the light oil carbonate prospects in South East Saskatchewan, followed by the heavy oil prospects in West Central Saskatchewan. Since 2014, she has been involved in developing the tight gas Montney and Falher plays in Alberta’s Deep Basin area. In 2019, she added the Cardium and Glauconite plays in Alberta’s Rocky Mountain House area to her interpretation portfolio. As the Assistant Director of Communications, Marian would like to help the CSEG maintain clear and informative communication, with its membership and beyond, through its website, social media and RECORDER publications, and ensure that CSEG’s branding remains professional and consistent.
Marian is a professional member of APEGA and has been an active member of the CSEG since 2010, participating in the CSEG Doodletrain courses, Doodlespiel, Doodlebug, WiSE, T-Wave Golf Tournaments, and Junior Geophysicist Forums.
Marian has a passion for learning new languages. She is fluent in both Korean and English and has been studying French and Japanese throughout the years. She also loves travelling to big cities, reading investigative journalism, and practicing Pilates.
Andy Williams graduated in 1990 from Queen’s University with a degree in Geological Engineering, Major in Geophysics. He then moved to Calgary in September 1990 and has lived there ever since. He has worked for a variety of Super Majors, Canadian independents, private companies and large NOC’s including: Chevron, Wascana, CanOxy, Nexen, North American Oil Sands, Statoil and presently Kuwait Foreign Petroleum Exploration Co. (KUFPEC). Most of Andy’s career has been spent in unconventional resources, with a focus on McMurray Fm. SAGD and now Duvernay Fm. fracking. Andy describes himself as a generalist interpreter, with a focus on bringing value to projects through a thorough understanding of the subsurface opportunities and risks, and appropriate optimization and mitigation techniques.
Andy has been a member of the CSEG since 1990, but only recently engaged in helping navigate the CSEG through challenging economic times, declining membership and revolutionary changes to the way our CSEG message is distributed and digested. He has been involved with the Communications aspect of the CSEG for the last 2 years. Going digital, with all its pitfalls and successes, has been a focus of his during that time.
He looks forward to continuing his involvement with the CSEG Board over the next 2 years. As an Associate Director of Education, he’ll focus on getting the message out – letting our membership know what opportunities for continuous improvement exist and making sure members are aware of the opportunities. He feels that continuing to offer the high-quality educational experiences our membership has become accustomed to is key to our long-term success, and making sure it’s easy to participate, volunteer, lead and grow is essential to ensuring an engaged society.
A good friend likes to refer to Andy as a “Yeti, with a penchant for saying I’m in charge (but completely lacking the skills necessary)!” He loves living in Calgary, enjoying all this area has to offer with his wife of 25 years and their three, not so young anymore, children.
Lona Gregory is a University of Calgary alumni with a Bachelor of Science in Astrophysics (2003) and Master of Science in Geology and Geophysics (2017). Prior to joining the processing team at Signature Seismic Processing in 2012, Lona worked from home on various projects while caring for her four children. As a processor, she enjoys the wide variety of experiences and challenges that come with working on data sets from around the world.
As the Assistant Director of Finance 2020/ Director of Finance 2021, Lona will strive to uphold the high standards of financial management and reporting practices already in place. She will also use her extensive volunteer, personal and industry-related experiences to provide meaningful contributions in the general planning and board discussions.
The CSEG has been the social “backbone” of Lona's working experience for the past 7 years. She has participated annually in the Woman in Seismic (WiSE) golf tournament, Doodlespiel, Family Ski Spree, T-wave golf tournament and GeoConvention. Her participation in these events has led to a deep appreciation for the volunteers that make these events happen. As a result, Lona has been an active volunteer for the CSEG since 2013. Her most recent roles include the GeoConvention technical co-chair and various positions on the WiSE and Doodlespiel committees. For these, she was awarded the 2018 “Volunteer of the year”. On the professional development side of things, Lona enjoys attending the CSEG technical luncheons and technical sessions of the GeoConvention.
Although originally from Houston, Texas, Lona has spent most of her life in Calgary. When she isn't hard at work with Signature, she enjoys travelling and spending time with her husband, children and two “crazy” dogs. Fun fact? If there's music playing and Lona's not dancing, she's holding back. That, and don't steal her cheese!
Daniel Perez graduated with a BSc. Geophysics from the University of Calgary in 2010. He has worked as a seismic processor at Geo-X/Divestco from 2010-2013 and at Earth Signal Processing from 2013-2016 before joining Qeye Labs in 2016 in Business Development. Since May 2017, he has been at TGS as a Project Developer, Onshore and Account Manager, Imaging Services.
As the Assistant Director Member Services, Daniel will work with the CSEG Executive Team and Eric Rops, the Director of Member Services, to continue to provide the CSEG and its members with fun and engaging social events throughout the year.
Daniel has been a CSEG member since 2009. He is a co-Founder of the CSEG Geophysical Industry Field Trip (GIFT) and has been a mentor in the CSEG Mentorship Program for the last five years, and an active volunteer for six years for the CSEG Doodlespiel Committee including being Chairman. He has also volunteered in the 2018 CSEG Symposium committee and the CSEG DoodleTrain Committee.
Fun Fact: Daniel enjoys scuba diving!