Happy New Year! Welcome to 2011! I trust that everyone had a successful holiday season, and is now ready to buckle back down… SURE you are…

Remember to renew your CSEG membership! Every membership helps keep the CSEG operating, and also gives you access to the online Recorder three months in advance of everyone else! And… if your company is interested in becoming a corporate member of the CSEG, I know that Dave Nordin, CSEG Director of Membership Services, has come up with some great new ideas to make corporate membership even more appealing. End sales pitch.


Registration for the 39th Annual CSEG Doodlespiel is now open! Please visit the Doodlespiel website at www.doodlespiel.com for entry forms and additional details. This year the Doodlespiel will be returning to Lethbridge on January 21, 22 and 23, 2011. A block of hotel rooms has been reserved for Doodlespiel curlers at the Lethbridge Lodge (1-800-661-1232 or www.lethbridgelodge.com) and the Coast Hotel (1-800- 716-6199 or www.coasthotels.com). Book early to ensure you get a room and be sure to mention you are with the Doodlespiel to receive discounted rates.

For those interested in sponsoring this year’s event sponsorship forms are available on the Doodlespiel website. Adam Sly and Trent Olson are the 2011 sponsorship coordinators. Sponsorship is always welcome and appreciated!

This year’s event has been capped at 80 teams so register early to make sure your team gets in.

We’re looking forward to seeing everyone again for what promises to be another exciting year!

CSEG Doodlespiel Committee 2011


The Frontier Centre for Public Policy is an independent, western Canada based public policy “think tank” with offices in Winnipeg, Regina and Calgary. Its mission is to develop and popularize policy choices that will help Canada’s prairie region live up to its vast but unrealized economic potential.

Henry Lyatsky, Geophysical and Geological Consultant, will be speaking to interested participants at the Calgary Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, February 3rd, 2011 at Noon. His talk is titled “Drill, Baby, Drill! Why Canada Needs its Offshore Oil”.

For more information, please go to the Frontier Centre for Public Policy’s website at www.fcpp.org.


We are excited to announce that the CSEG peer-reviewed journal Canadian Journal of Exploration Geophysics (CJEG) is being revived under the guide of Larry Lines, Professor, Department of Geoscience, University of Calgary and Satinder Chopra, Arcis. An electronic version of the CJEG will be published 1-2 times per year with each issue containing usually 6-12 refereed papers.

A call for papers is happening now (with already one received and currently being reviewed), and the first publication is scheduled for June 2011. For those members unfamiliar with the CJEG, you may find electronic versions on the CSEG website at the following address: http://cseg.ca/resources/journal.

For information on paper requirements, please contact Larry Lines (lrlines@ucalgary.ca), CJEG Co-Editor.



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