Happy March! I wanted to draw your attention to an initiative by two of our CSEG members that I think shows positive grassroots advocacy and education about Canada’s energy sector. Check out co-founders Alexandria Shrake and Aaron Foyer’s new organization ENERGYminute. www.energyminute.ca. Taken from their website: “ENERGYminute wants to be a discussion piece for the future of Canadian energy. We want to advance education and collaborate with teachers to develop, implement, and distribute digital curricula and inquiry-based learning.” Great work you two! I look forward to seeing what you will accomplish.

Corporate Grapevine

Petro-Explorers Inc., a company started by Azer Mustaqeem (P. Geo) and Dr. Valentina Baranova almost 10 years ago, is pleased to share news about its continued growth.

We welcome Fenglin Xia (P. Geo) as a senior geophysicist to our technical team. Fenglin has accumulated over 25 years of comprehensive O&G exploration and production experience. He specialises in seismic inversions and seismic interpretation for locating structural and stratigraphic drilling targets. Fenglin can be reached via email at fenglin@petroexplorers.com.

In addition, we would like to welcome Nem Glisic (B.Sc Geoph) as a junior project geoscientist. Nem has provided direct technical and technological support while working with industry software (GS, opendTect). He has also contributed to further software innovation and development using Java and Python. Nem can be reached via email at nem@petroexplorers.com.

Raza Siddiqui (P.Geo) has returned to the Petro-Explorers team as a senior geologist after completing his M.Sc. degree in Geology and Geophysics from the University of Calgary. Raza holds over 13 years of diversified experience in exploration, prospect generation, development, basin analysis and petrophysical evaluation. Raza will continue to contribute to the company’s worldwide services. Raza can be reached via email at raza@petroexplorers.com.

Petro-Explorers Inc. is a provider of geological and geophysical services for exploration companies. The company specializes in neural network applications, seismic facies analysis, sequence stratigraphy, acoustic/ elastic inversions, AVO/LMR and AVAZ, and multi-attribute unconventional technologies.

Technically Speaking...

Earth Science for Society – Call for Volunteers

We are pleased to announce that the CSEG Foundation will be hosting the 9th annual Earth Science for Society (ESfS) exhibition March 17-19, 2019 at Stampede Park, Calgary. We are very grateful for all our wonderful volunteers who help us to deliver a unique and effective learning experience to school children, youth groups and the public. We would like to invite you, your friends, and your colleagues to volunteer for the next exhibition in 2019. Volunteer registration began on September 1st, 2018. Sign up at: esfscanada.com/volunteers/.

We would greatly appreciate if you could let us know of any organization that may contribute to ESfS as an exhibitor or sponsor, and provide us with the contact information. https://esfscanada.com/contact-us/

Socially Speaking...

2019 CSEG Doodlespiel RECAP

DOODLESPIEL 2019! The 47th annual 2019 Doodlespiel has now come and gone and this year we had 61 teams with around 275 participants. The town of Banff, the Banff Curling Club, and the Best of Banff company once again created an amazing venue for the Doodlespiel that was enjoyed by all. The A event final had the Brack rink against the Hansen rink. In the end the Brack rink consisting of, Jim Brack, Mike Langois, Dale Johnson, Bill Campbell and Dave Cryer, won the A event... Congratulations Team Brack on winning back to back to back Doodlespiels!! Other event winners include: B Event = Marty Sommerville, Marvin Lebeau, Tim Carry and Stephen Menduk. C Event = Todd O’Brien, Todd Stuebing, John Duhault, Jon Crealock and Bill Mansell. D Event = Al Starkoski, Dave Timko, Jocelyn Frankow, Gary Scheifele. There were great costumes again this year, but there can only be one winner. The Doodlespiel Spirit Award for best costume goes to: “Amplitude Versus Offset”– Team Solvason. Well done!!

This year we held a charity raffle once again with all proceeds going to the CSEG Foundation "In the Rings" Scholarship Fund. With everyone's amazing generosity we raised over $2000 from the raffle. And once again, Larry Herd has generously matched all proceeds towards the fund, bringing us to a grand total of over $4000! Thank you Larry!

As Chairman of the 2019 Doodlespiel, I would like to take the opportunity to Thank ALL of our sponsors… we could not do it without you!! THANK YOU!!

Without the continued support of the industry, this great event would not be able to continue. Sponsorship and overwhelming participation of our industry continue to make this one of the largest curling bonspiels in Western Canada. As outgoing Chairman I am confident that next year's Doodlespiel committee will no doubt deliver another excellent event. On behalf of the entire committee, THANK YOU and we look forward to seeing everyone back in Banff for 2020.

Luc Gravel – Chairman, 2019 Doodlespiel



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