Wishing everyone all the best for a safe and healthy December. I hope that y’all find time, or rather make time, to spend with family and friends… and that Santa is good to you and yours. Happy holidays! Cheers!

2013 CSEG Family Ski Spree

The 2013 CSEG Family Ski Spree committee would like to invite you and your family to the 46th Annual CSEG Family Ski Spree in Fairmont, B.C.! A weekend of fun for the whole family including ski and snowboard races, a kids obstacle course, crafts, games, a scavenger hunt and other activities for children of all ages. Families can also visit the resort and hotel hot tubs. Adults will enjoy seeing lots of new and old friends while participating in the many social events of the weekend as the Geophysical Industry comes to Fairmont, B.C.

This year’s Ski Spree takes place: February 22 – 24, 2013.

Registration will open November 26, 2012 at 8:00am.

Registration Applications will be available on the CSEG website at that time.

The CSEG Family Ski Spree is an extremely popular event with nearly 400 attendees, so to ensure your placement please note the following:

  1. Registration is on a first come first serve basis. Applications are only accepted when accompanied by full payment for registration.
  2. Hotel Reservations will be made by the committee, on your behalf. Please ensure you include your room reservation sheet with your application and registration payment.

Mark your calendars early – this is a family fun event that you don’t want to miss!

The 2013 CSEG Family Ski Spree Committee

SAVE THE DATE: GeoSkills 2013

GeoSkills 2013 will be taking place at the Metropolitan Centre in Calgary on February 6th. GeoSkills is an event which is organized by a joint committee of students from the University of Calgary, Mount Royal University and the University of Alberta, and industry professionals whose goal is to bring quality speakers, students and industry professionals together for a day of learning, lectures and interaction between these groups.

All industry professionals are encouraged to attend the networking event in the evening hours. Registration details will be out shortly.

Sponsorship opportunities are available! Contact Joel Gagnon (UofA) at Joel Gagnon <jvgagnon@ualberta.ca> or 780-991-8057 for details.

OYO Geospace Corporation and Subsidiaries Change Name

Effective October 1, 2012 as a result of OYO Corporation U.S.A.’s recent sale of their stake in the Company in February of this year and as the Company is no longer affiliated with OYO Corporation U.S.A. or its parent company OYO Corporation the Company shall now be called Geospace Technologies Corporation. In connection with the name change, the Company will also change its NASDAQ ticker symbol to “GEOS”, also effective October 1.

OYO Geo Space Canada, Inc., the Canadian subsidiary, has changed its name to Geospace Technologies Canada, Inc and is also effective immediately.

41st Annual Doodlespiel!

The 2013 Doodlespiel will be held on January 24th – 27th, 2013. The committee is already working to ensure that the 2013 event will carry on the success of last year’s return to Banff. However, because of a conflict, the committee has had to make alternate accommodation arrangements. For 2013, the Banff Caribou Lodge and the Fox Hotel will have rooms blocked for all curlers.

Please visit the Doodlespiel website (www.doodlespiel.com) for more details about the 2013 event as well as registration and sponsorship forms.

Canadian Discovery Ltd. Acquires Sound QI

Canadian Discovery Ltd. (CDL) is pleased to announce the acquisition of Sound QI (SQI). SQI’s technical team and proprietary Seismic Transformation and Classification (STAC™) workflow will be merging with CDL’s Geoscience Consulting group. CDL will continue to develop and bring to market SQI’s Interactive Multi-Attribute Classification (IMAC™) software for Quantitative Interpretation.

The newly expanded group now has exceptional capacity to offer a full range of services from regional exploration and scoping to reservoir development. “We are very excited by this opportunity to combine our quantitative seismic interpretation (QI) expertise with Canadian Discovery’s wellknown geological strengths and established partnerships.” says Laurie Weston Bellman, former President and Founder of SQI, now Director, Geophysics and Quantitative Interpretation at CDL.

According to CDL President Kaush Rakhit, this important evolution advances CDL’s ongoing vision to serve as Advisors to the Resource Sector…Leading with Ideas! “The development of resource plays requires enormous capital commitments by our clients, so any process that reduces risk and increases efficiency pays tremendous dividends. Laurie’s expertise in the field of QI is renowned, and with her group joining Canadian Discovery, we complete our shared mission of providing clients fully-integrated solutions for subsurface characterization.”

CDL is a Calgary based geoscience company celebrating its 25th anniversary and offers a wide range of integrated geoscience services to the E&P industry. The consulting group provides specialized advisory in the areas of reservoir characterization, hydrodynamics, geochemistry, geomechanics, petrophysics and quantitative interpretation.

For more information contact Kaush Rakhit or Laurie Bellman:




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