I’m writing the April edition of the Grapevine in February, and it’s difficult trying to look ahead to spring, flowers, and chocolate bunnies while there’s two feet of snow on the ground and just having finished the winter Olympics. By the way, a big hoorah goes out to all Canadian athletes. Superb job, especially that Women’s hockey team; I guess it goes to show you that when you want a job done right, send in a woman!


Speaking of women athletes, (no, not me – I wish! – GS), but GEDCO is a proud sponsor of Beckie Scott, silver medal winner in the Women’s Team Pursuit in cross country skiing with partner, Sara Renner. We’ve always been proud to sponsor Beckie, and even more now that she’s been chosen to join the IOC Athletes’ Commission – way to go Beckie!.We’re hoping that she’ll be making an appearance at our Open House in May. On that note, it’s coming soon, the Open House that’s becoming THE place to be. Watch for your invitation and check out GEDCO’s website for more details at www.gedco.com. It’s not to be missed.

Lunchbox Geophysics

FREE informal lunch time talks – all you have to do is register and bring your own lunch. Here’s a list of upcoming talks:

“A Pragmatic View of Land Multiple Attenuation Technology”
Panos Kelamis, SEG Distinguished Lecturer
Wednesday April 5, 12:00 Noon
CNRL multipurpose room, 22 Floor

“Super Duper High Resolution Radon Multiple Attenuation”
Mark Ng from GeoX
Tuesday September 12, 12:00 Noon
Aquitaine Auditorium, +15 level of 540 – 5 Avenue

15th Annual Calgary Mining Forum

The Calgary Mining Forum is Alberta’s foremost convention for anyone involved in mineral exploration and mine development in Alberta, across Canada and around the world. Technical talks by industry and government experts will be presented, as well as short courses, posters and a trade show. The trade show and poster sessions are open to the general public.

The Calgary Mining Forum will be held at the Ramada Inn (708 - 8 Ave. SW), Calgary, Alberta, on April 25-28, 2006. For anyone interested, please visit the following website for details of program events:.www.meg.calgary.ab.ca.


The 6th annual Women in Seismic (WiSE) golf tournament is coming soon. This year the tournament will be held at the Fox Hollow Golf Course in Calgary on Monday August 14th, 2006. This event is an excellent opportunity for networking amongst your peers in a fun environment all while supporting a great cause!

The charity that we are supporting is the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. We are delighted to say that due to the fantastic support by the industry in previous years, we (you) have raised over $11,000 for breast cancer research! As in the past, the entire cost of sponsoring a hole is given directly to the Breast Cancer Foundation. This year we will also be raffling off some great prizes in support of this charity, so bring your purses ladies!.This year ’s WiSE committee members are:

  • Joanne Poloway (Sigma) joanne.poloway@sigmaex.com (294-6412)
  • Danielle Harrison (Geo-X) danielle@geo-x.com
  • Kristy Manchul (Sigma) kristy.manchul@sigmaex.com
  • Megan Huckvale (Breaker Energy) mhuckvale@breakerenergy. com
  • Cortney Wood (Penn West) cortney.wood@pennwest.com
  • Zubeda Ramji (Divestco) zubeda.ramji@divestco.com

We are in the process of trying to develop a website for more information on the tournament and will most likely have solicited a few of you for sponsorship by the time this note appears in the RECORDER. If you would like more information on Hole Sponsorship please contact either Kristy or Zubeda. If your company would like to donate prizes for the tournament, please feel free to contact any of the committee members. Entry forms for the tournament may be obtained by contacting any committee member and we will email/fax them to you. The tournament fills up fast, so get your entry forms and money in as soon as possible. Please send all completed entry forms and money for the tournament to “Women in Seismic c/o Joanne Poloway” at Sigma. Last year was the first year we had a sell-out (144 Ladies) and we would love to see that again this year.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all past committee members who have made this tournament a great success and a really fun day. A special mention goes to Sandy Ulevog from Arcis who has organized this tournament for the past few years and has really helped it become the success it is today. I hope to repeat her success in the years to come.

Thrust Belt Imaging and WesternGeco Canada

After one year of consulting to WesternGeco, developing a workflow and a thriving international business in foothills data processing, Thrust Belt Imaging (TBI) has signed a strategic-alliance agreement with WesternGeco Canada. TBI’s extensive experience with thrust-belt seismic data and exclusive focus on developing technologies that solve imaging problems in complex-structure land environments is a powerful complement to WesternGeco’s global technological infrastructure that covers the full spectrum of seismic data processing.

TBI geophysicists will continue to reside in WesternGeco’s Calgary offices where seismic-imaging professionals from both companies collaborate on service delivery to foothills clients. For time imaging, geophysicists working in the strategic alliance will continue to use WesternGeco’s comprehensive Omega processing package. Anisotropic depth migration employs TBI’s interpretive model-building tools and imaging algorithms. TBI is committed to long-term, ongoing technology development focused exclusively on seismic imaging in thrust belt environments. Sharing of technology and resources between the two companies is seamless and both companies also share a commitment to continue to find and develop the best seismic imaging solution for foothills explorationists.

GeoAlberta Conference

Join us for Western Canada’s #1 independent GIS and Geomatics show! This year, GeoAlberta will be held at the Shaw Conference Centre in Edmonton, Alberta from May 30 to June 1st, 2006. It features world class keynotes including Joseph Berry from the University of Denver and Peter Batty, CTO of Intergraph. The three-day conference is also packed with handson workshops, insightful sessions, engaging speakers, and plenty of fun, entertainment, and networking opportunities. This event is vital to professionals who create and promote the effective application of GIS and Geomatics. Early bird registration deadline is April 30, 2006. For more information, visit the show’s brand new website: www.geoalberta.com.

Data Source Inc. (DSI)

Data Source Inc. (“DSI”) launches a new Seismic Survey Division in addition to its existing marketing group. Ron Chiovetti is pleased to have Malcolm McDonald and Ken Robinson join DSI full time to head up this new division. The new team will focus on Multi- Client Surveys, Seismic Data Acquisition and Project Management.

Malcolm and Ken bring over 50 years of combined experience in seismic acquisition, field supervision and project management.

For more information please contact Data Source Inc. at 298-0450 or info@dsicalgary.com.



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