Happy June! After a much delayed spring across the country, complete with videos of people snow-golfing in April (using a plastic water bottle as a tee on a snow drift… brilliant!), let’s hope for a nice HOT summer. Speaking of golf, remember to renew your CSEG memberships if you are planning on playing in the T-Wave, WiSE or the DoodleBug… tiered membership rates are still in effect for 2018.

On the Move...

Jeff Bectold would like people to know that he has started with SeisWare as a Sales Executive. He may be reached at jbectold@seisware.com and his phone number is (403) 869-7399.

Andy Williams has joined KUFPEC Canada Inc. as a Senior Geophysicist, and may be reached at awilliams@kufpec.com and at (587) 349-2777.

Ryan Derish would like to let his colleagues and friends know that he is now part of the Katalyst Data Management Operations team, and may be reached at ryan.derish@katalystdm.com.

Radim Vesely would like to announce that he is now a Technical Sales Expert – Exploration Services with Clean Harbors. His new email address is vesely.radim@cleanharbors.com and mobile is 403-809-7744.

Derek Boeckx would like his colleagues and friends to know that he has recently joined TORC Oil & Gas as their new Chief Geophysicist. Derek may be reached at dboeckx@torcoil.com or via cell at 403-818-7644.

Corporate Grapevine

Absolute Imaging Inc. is pleased to announce the following additions to our Calgary-based team which is growing in order to support our expanding Canadian and International initiatives:

Omid Aghaei, P. Geoph. joins Absolute Imaging Absolute Imaging welcomes Omid Aghaei. Omid is a Processing Geophysicist and has more than eight years of experience with both 2D and 3D data in onshore, offshore, conventional and unconventional play types. Omid will be primarily focused on our Marine and Advanced Imaging projects. He has a PhD Geophysics, earned at Dalhousie University, along with a MSc Geophysics from Tehran University and a BSc Geophysics from Tabriz University, both in Iran. Omid previously worked for Shell and Paradigm. Omid can be contacted by email at omid@absoluteimaging.ca or by phone at 1.403.817.2097.

Selene Grimstead joins Absolute Imaging Absolute Imaging welcomes Selene Grimstead. Selene is an experienced Sales Professional and has more than seven years of sales experience in the Seismic Services industry. Selene will be primarily focused on representing Absolute’s advanced suite of seismic data imaging technologies and expertise to the Canadian market. She previously worked for Divestco and Seitel. Selene looks forward to hearing from her many friends in the industry by email at selene@absoluteimaging.ca or by phone at 1.403.806.6739.

Absolute Imaging welcomes Stephen Mackidd. Stephen is a Geophysical Technologist and has more than 15 years of experience in front end processing. He is proficient with multicomponent, 2D, 3D and time lapse seismic data, both onshore and offshore. He previously worked for Sensor and Geo-X. Stephen can be contacted by email at stevem@absoluteimaging.ca or by phone at 1.403.209.6845.

Absolute Imaging Inc. is a leading provider of land, marine and transition zone seismic data imaging solutions including depth imaging, diffraction imaging, reservoir characterization, multicomponent processing, and environmental near-surface imaging. Absolute Imaging’s professional team has extensive experience processing 2D, 3D and 4D data from basins around the world in both subtle stratigraphic and complex geological environments. Absolute Imaging also offers a variety of seismic data services including data management, data marketing, tape services, disaster recovery, and 2D/3D extraction.

Socially Speaking

WOMEN in SEISMIC Golf Tournament

Save Thursday, September 13th, 2018 for our annual Women in Seismic (WiSE) Golf Tournament at Fox Hollow in Calgary! This annual event helps raise money for Breast and Ovarian Cancer research, and is open to golfers of all experience levels and genders! Tournament format will be a 1pm shotgun start, 9 holes of fun, and followed by dinner and raffles! Registration for the event will start on May 1st, 2018, and information may be found on the CSEG website under events. This year’s tournament theme will be “Greatest Hits!” and players are encouraged to dress-up in costume in the hope of winning the prestigious Sean Callaghan Spirit Award!

For Sponsorship opportunities, please contact Kristy at kristy.manchul@ katalsytdm.com and for team/raffle prize donations, please contact Lona at lona@signatureseismic.com. For any general tournament information, please contact Trish at trish.mulder@katalystdm.com.

Ski Spree

As the outgoing Chairman as well as the incoming Chairman, I’m honored to be part of such a great event. Our entire SkiSpree committee worked endlessly over several months to insure the 2018 Ski Spree was another huge success, and I thank them for their efforts. Snow conditions were great, as was the entertainment and the Fairmont Hot Springs’ hospitality. This year we raised over $3260 for Inn From The Cold and $1000 for the CSEG Foundation!

We are already working towards next year’s event with the dates set for the 8th- 10th of February, 2019, so save those dates!

This event cannot and will not ever run without our sponsors, so a very very big THANK YOU to all.

Geoff Castle, Chairman


It is with great pleasure to confirm that the 66th Doodlebug will be back in Banff on September 14th & 15th, 2018. After the impressive increase in registrations last year, we will continue with the streamlined 2-day version of the tournament. The only difference this year is that we will golf Friday and Saturday. This will allow people to rest and relax a bit more on Sunday morning after an epic night of socializing at the Rimrock Resort on Saturday night.

I would encourage everyone to register early, as you might have heard that last year’s edition was sold out for the first time in many years. There will be a mix of hotel options, and attendees will have choices between the Rimrock Resort, the newly renovated Mount Royal Hotel and the Elk & Avenue Hotel. Go to www.doodlebuggolf.ca for registration information.

There will be a Friday 10:30am Shotgun start at the Banff Springs golf course Stanley Thompson original 18 for Doodlebug flights. This year guests will have the opportunity to play the Stanley Thompson 18 and will tee off at the same time as the main tournament. After a sensational day spent on one of the best golf courses in Canada, we will enjoy a casual evening downtown to reconnect with old friends and make some new ones. Our entertainment committee is working hard to make this a night you will remember for a long time.

Saturday shotgun will be at 10am, which will allow registrants to have a good breakfast and a few practice swings before the fight for that so-wanted ceramic. Guests will also have the option to play another round of golf on Saturday at the same time as the main tournament, or ride/hike the Sulphur Mountain Gondola for a well-earned meal at Sky Bistro. The day will conclude with a reception at the Rimrock Hotel. Be ready for plenty of entertainment, refreshments and the awards and flight winners presentations.

The Doodlebug Golf Tournament is an event held each summer that provides a competitive yet fun golf venue for CSEG members of all levels and ability, from scratch golfers to true first-timers. Golfers are put in “Flights” based off of their handicaps with the goal of having a competitive and fun round of golf regardless of ability. Guests and spouses can choose from a full schedule of formal and informal social events throughout each day and on into the evenings. It is the social and networking aspect of this event that provides the basis for a great weekend amongst old and new friends of the Canadian Geophysical Industry.

The 2018 Doodlebug Committee is once again working hard to make this tournament both an enjoyable and memorable weekend for you and your guests. We thank you for your continued support and look forward to seeing you in Banff.

Alex Gauthier,
66th Doodlebug Chairman



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