p>Happy December! With the Season’s Greetings, I wish for all of you to have a safe and happy holiday season. And... for those of you on Santa’s naughty list (and I could name names, but won’t), I hear the Old Guy is open to bribes. Not that I know from personal experience, of course.


GEOSKILLS 2012 – Save the Date and Sponsorship Opportunities

What is GeoSkills?

GeoSkills is an annual one-day conference (February 1st, 2012) organized by a joint committee of students and industry professionals whose goal is to bring quality speakers, students and working professionals together for a day of learning, lectures and interaction between these groups. GeoSkills is open to any industry member or student.

This year, we expect approximately 250 Geoscience students from Mount Royal University, the University of Calgary and the University of Alberta to attend. There will be an evening mixer to bring together the students and industry members.

GeoSkills offers your company or organization the opportunity to show support, gain exposure, and build relationships with Alberta’s future geoscientists. We provide our sponsors with the opportunity to distribute information about the work that is undertaken as well as what they hope to find in their future employees. We invite you to become part of this exciting event. The generosity of our sponsors is crucial to the success of GeoSkills. Investment in this conference is an investment in the future of geoscience as a discipline in Alberta.

Contact Becky Windley at bwindley@apegga.org for further sponsorship information.


With the holiday season approaching, all of us at Target Data Ltd. would like to wish you a happy and healthy holiday season.

Unfortunately for many people, the holiday season is difficult. Food bank usage across the country has risen substantially, up 26% over the past three years. Last year over 146,000 clients, 42% of them children, used the Calgary Inter-Faith Food Bank. They are an organization that is dedicated to providing quality, nutritious food to families in need. The Emergency Food Hamper program is used by individuals and families who typically have at least one source of income, but do not have enough to make ends meet.

Team Target, as part of our ongoing commitment to our community would like to ask you to help us help the Calgary Inter-Faith Food Bank this holiday season.

From November 21st through December 14th, Target Data representatives will be collecting donations of non-perishable food items or cash for the Food Bank. If you would like to contribute or request a donation box for your office, please contact a Target Data representative at Jeff/Debbie/Vic/ David/Kristy/Darrel at firstname@target-data.com or call (403)294-0868. We would be happy to make arrangements to pick up your contribution. Food donations are always appreciated, and for every $1 donation, the Calgary Inter-Faith Food Bank can distribute $4 worth of food.

To kick this off, Target Data will be donating $500 to the Calgary Inter-Faith Food Bank. With your help we can all make a difference, and help spread the goodwill of the holiday season to others. Thank you for your support!

40th Anniversary of the DOODLESPIEL!

The rumours are true! The 2012 Doodlespiel is back in Banff! January 27th – 29th.

Activities will include: human curling on outdoor ice sheets, curl to the button and an outdoor bar with a firepit!

Go to the new Doodlespiel website for registration and sponsorship details! www.doodlespiel.com

Fugro Gravity and Magnetic Non-Exclusive Data on the SDLS Database

Divestco, Sigma and Apollo data brokers and Fugro Gravity & Magnetic Services Inc. are pleased to announce the addition of Gravity and AeroMagnetic geophysical data to the Seismic Data Listing Service (SDLS) Database. The addition of Gravity and Magnetic data to the SDLS Database will complement the industry leading seismic data currently available to seismic data buyers, sellers, brokerage and exploration and production companies.

Mr. Cecil Keeping, CEO of SDLS: “The addition of this dataset to the SDLS Database will provide explorationists working in North America and around the world with more information on which to base their decisions. We continue to look for ways to enrich the SDLS Database and the addition of the Gravity and AeroMagnetic geophysical data to this industry standard database further enhances our offering.”

Mr. Jeff Rowe, Vice President & Senior Geophysicist of Fugro Gravity & Magnetic Services Inc.: “We are very pleased to partner with Divestco, Sigma and Apollo to bring this dataset to the industry. Fugro Gravity & Magnetic Services has long been known for providing geologic solutions, enhancing seismic and improving drilling efficiency and through this partnership the dataset will become more easily accessible through our new network of contacts.”

SDLS is currently available through many industry leading software applications, in-house databases and through Divestco, Sigma and Apollo data brokers.

SDLS is an exploration services company offering the industry’s most complete and accurate seismic line database to seismic brokerage companies, exploration and production companies, and related oil and gas service companies.

Fugro Gravity & Magnetic Services is the only full service provider of potential fields products and services to the oil and gas exploration industry.

For additional information please contact:

Divestco Inc.
Mr. Dustin Borotsik
Manager, Brokerage Data Management
(587) 952-8017

Sigma Exploration Inc.
Apollo Seismic Brokerage Ltd.
Mr. Cecil Keeping
(403) 294-6414

Fugro Gravity & Magnetic Services Inc.
Mr. Jeff Rowe
Vice President & Senior Geophysicist
(613) 520-7713



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