Happy New Year! People often ask me what is the benefit of putting an announcement in this column? The first and most important reason is to share your contact information with the industry. The other reason is that you can show your parents, grandparents, uncles, aunts, children, siblings or anyone else your name in print. If you have a new baby, a birth announcement with a picture is a great memento for a baby book. So this is my sales job for the year!

The Doodlespiel is later this month and we will be attending. We hope to see you all there, and hope the weather cooperates.


Chris Szelewski is pleased to announce that he has joined Caracal Energy Inc as a Senior Geophysicist in the Doba asset management group. He can be reached at cszelewski@caracalenergy.com or 403-742-7201.

GeoStrata Resources Inc., a full service conventional and borehole seismic acquisition company based in Calgary, AB is pleased to announce the addition of Todd Muloin to the Marketing and Business development team.

Todd brings over 22 years of industry experience to the GeoStrata team with experience in 2D/3D/TZ/ and Microseismic monitoring applications. Todd can be reached at Todd.Muloin@geostrata.ca or 403.319.0922.

Sigma Explorations Inc. is happy to announce that James Lamb has been selected as the next President and CEO of Sigma and its affiliated companies. He started with Sigma on Wednesday, December 11 and will have the title of Vice President until February 1, 2014, when he will officially be appointed President. Cecil Keeping will retire as President and CEO of Sigma at that time but will have an ongoing association with Sigma and its subsidiaries, including board responsibilities.

James is a 1991 graduate of the University of Calgary with a B.Sc. in Geophysics. He has 22 years of experience in the Oil and Gas industry spanning interpretation, consulting and sales and marketing of a broad range of upstream E&P technology. He spent 7 years at Landmark Graphics in various technical and marketing roles and then 9 years at Paradigm where he rose to the position of Executive Vice President. All of us at Sigma are delighted to have James Lamb as our next leader.

Sigma Explorations Inc. is pleased to announce that the position of Vice President of Apoterra Seismic Processing Ltd. will be filled jointly by Kelly Jamison and Jeff Graw effective January 1, 2014, following the resignation of Oliver Kuhn as of December 31, 2013. Kelly will be officially designated as Vice President, but will share those duties with Jeff.

Kelly and Jeff have had successful careers in geophysics spanning over 30 years. They are well known within the Canadian seismic processing industry and have been processing at Apoterra on behalf of their clients for several months. They were the founders of Spectrum Seismic Processing in January 1996 and ran that business until it was sold to Divestco in June 2007. Kelly is well known in the CSEG community for volunteer activities in several roles, including Director of Finance.

Oliver has taken a position as CEO of Quantec and will be moving to Toronto to assume those duties at the beginning of 2014. He will be missed by all of us at Apoterra and Sigma and indeed, the Calgary geophysical community.

We are confident that under the leadership of Kelly Jamison and Jeff Graw, Apoterra will continue to offer superior seismic processing services to all of its clients.

Alishah Nayani has accepted a New Graduate Geophysicist position at Encana Corporation on the Duvernay Asset Team. After graduating from the University of Calgary with a Bachelors in Geology and Geophysics, he worked at Encana as a summer student which led to a contract position, after which he was fortunate to be offered a full-time role.

Alishah can be reached via email at Alishah.Nayani@ EnCana.com or phone at 403-889-7276.

David Cho has recently accepted the position of General Manager and Lead Geophysicist at Qeye Labs Canada. Qeye Labs is a geophysical technology company based in Copenhagen, Denmark, providing project based consultancy on quantitative interpretation (QI) projects using their proprietary and innovative QI software. Qeye Labs has recently established a new Canadian office where David is responsible for the general management of the Canadian operations. He can be reached at dcho@qeye-labs.com.



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