Merry Christmas! I must apologize for the short column this month. I felt I had let the RECORDER readers down so decided to take one for the team and change jobs myself. My announcement is below.

On the move...

Precision Seismic Processing, a wholly owned subsidiary of Geophysical Services Incorporated is pleased to announce that Carmen Swalwell has joined their team as Marketing Manager. Carmen is joining Allan Feir and Don Daub in the processing division and will be responsible for the marketing of all processing services. Precision Seismic provides high quality land and marine seismic data processing. You can contact Carmen at (403) 514-6285 or

IHS Energy is pleased to announce the hiring of Owen Peters as a GeoSyn Specialist. He will be heading up the new GeoSyn Service Bureau Offering Synthetics, 2D Modeling and las digits. Owen will also be assisting in customer support as GeoSyn V 5.0 readies for release this winter. You can reach Owen at (403) 770-4496 or (403) 542-2799 or by email

BlueGrouse Seismic Solutions Ltd. is pleased to announce that Todd O’Brien has joined the marketing team. Todd brings 19 years of experience from the geophysical brokerage industry. Please contact Todd at (403) 264-4224, cell phone 999-4673 or email

Trango Technologies Inc. is very pleased to welcome Ricardo Garcia to the Trango team. Ricardo brings to Trango a wealth of expertise in local and international Automated Mapping and Facilities Management systems, GIS and Web-based software development. Ricardo will be instrumental in fueling the future for Trango’s next generation of Web-enabled services that allow clients better access to data.

Kelman Technologies Inc. (KTI) is continuing to expand and is pleased to announce the following changes.

KTI has opened a new division under the stewardship of Brian Link, to be known as KT International. Located in Calgary, with Brian as its President, KT International pursues processing and data management new regional office opportunities outside of Canada/United States. Brian will also continue to serve in a second role as Worldwide D i rector of Geophysical Technologies for KTI. Brian can be reached at 403.294.5269 KT International is opening an office in London, U.K. with Dr. Constantine Tsingas as Vice President of the EAME region and he can be reached at 44.0.7795.973783 In order to support the efforts of Brian and Constantine, Thane Strandberg supervises the international group, which prepares senior processors for deployment overseas. Thane can be reached at 403.294.7580

Brian Link’s former responsibilities as head of KTI’s Domestic (Canada/USA) Processing Division have been assumed by Pat McKenny, Vice President, Geophysical Processing. He is responsible for the Calgary, Houston, Denver and Oklahoma City offices and can be reached at 403.294.5262 Florian Romanescu has joined KTI’s Calgary office as Supervisor of the Pre-stack Depth Migration and Advanced Technologies group. He can be reached at 403.294.5255 ext.170

As of October 18th, Doug Kuervers has accepted a promotion as Manager of the Houston processing centre for KTI and can be reached at 281.529.3228 Dave Bloxham has been promoted to Supervisor of Doug’s former processing group in Calgary. Dave can be reached at 403.294.7559

Martin Naundorf has joined Burlington Resources Canada as Sr. Geophysicist in the New Ventures group. Martin can be reached by phone at 260-8226, or email at

Paradigm Geophysical Canada is pleased to announce the following new additions and positions in the company:

Integrated Service Division
Yongyi Li – Manager of Reservoir Geophysics
Yong Xu – Team Leader, Reservoir Geophysics
Jason Ross –Sales & Marketing Representative, Software Sales & Support Division
James Lamb – VP, Business Development
Eileen Huan – Interpretation Specialist
Andrea Pronk – Applications Geoscientist
Vincent Onwuka – Applications Geoscientist
Tim Crowther – Applications Geoscientist

The newly formed Reservoir Geophysics group, with Jim Howell, Gorden Feng and Yong Xu as team leaders and Yongyi Li as Manager, will be providing services in these disciplines using Paradigm’s integrated workflow and solutions:

AVO / LMR / Inversion / Depth Migration / Pore Pressure Prediction / Fracture Detection / Rock Physics / Seismic Modeling / Reservoir Characterization / Geophysical Well Log Analysis / Seismic Interpretation / Seismic Processing.

New Degrees...

Marco Perez has successfully defended his M.Sc. thesis “Traveltime Tomography in Isotropic and Transversely Isotropic Media” and has graduated from the University of Calgary. A copy of Marco’s abstract is available in the CREWES News at Marco now works for Encana Corporation and he can be reached at 645-3154 or at

Brian Russell has successfully defended his thesis “The Application of Multivariate Statistics and Neural Networks to the Prediction of Reservoir Parameters using Seismic Attributes”, and has therefore completed the requirements for a Ph.D. degree in the department of Geology and Geophysics at the University of Calgary. A copy of Brian’s abstract is available in the CREWES News at Brian is Vice President of Hampson-Russell Software, a Veritas Company. You can reach Brian at 266-3225 or



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