Interviews

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September 2018

An interview with John Nieto

With more than 35 years of industry experience behind him, and spending many years working at Mobil, Exxon-Mobil, Anadarko, Esprit Energy Trust, John has extensive technical experience in the international basins as well as the WCSB.

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April 2018

An interview with Laurie Weston Bellman

Laurie was the 2017 CSEG Distinguished Lecturer, and is also the recipient of the 2017 CSEG Honorary Membership Award for her many technical contributions to geophysics.

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September 2017

An interview with Paul Hatchell

Paul Hatchell is Shell’s principal technical expert for 4D reservoir surveillance, and 2017 SEG Distinguished Lecturer.

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April 2017

An interview with Jonathan Matthews

Jonathan Matthews is Director, Greenhouse Gases EPA at COSIA, and discusses improvements made in water use, tailings management, reclamation and GHG sequestration.

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March 2017

An interview with Eric von Lunen

Eric von Lunen is an experienced geophysicist who is known for his reservoir characterization expertise for conventional, as well as low porosity/perm unconventional plays.

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January 2017

An interview with Amy Fox

Amy Fox has been involved in geomechanical consulting in the oil and gas industry for more than 15 years. She has worked for GeoMechanics International (GMI) in California and Houston, and later when it became part of Baker Hughes in Houston and Calgary. Subsequently, she was the Geomechanics Director at Canadian Discovery Ltd., Calgary. Now she is President and co-founder of Enlighten Geoscience Ltd., Calgary.

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October 2016

An interview with Presidents of Professional Societies – Part 2

Part 2 of an interview with Presidents of five professional societies. The goal was to gauge their views on a range of topics, and gain an understanding about varying issues that our readership would be curious about.

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September 2016

An interview with Presidents of Professional Societies - Part 1

Part 1 of an interview with Presidents of five professional societies. The goal was to gauge their views on a range of topics, and gain an understanding about varying issues that our readership would be curious about.

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June 2016

An interview with Peter Tertzakian

Energy economist, The Financial Post columnist and author of two best-selling books, A Thousand Barrels a Second and The End of Energy Obesity.

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May 2016

An interview with Matt Golombek

Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) Project Scientist for the Mars Exploration Rover and working on the NASA’s InSight discovery program mission.

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April 2016

An interview with Dr. A. Easton Wren

Geoscientist, founder of Petrel Consultants, AAPG Distinguished Lecturer, and past producer and host of CFAC-TV Calgary’s Science Spectrum documentary series.

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March 2016

An interview with Arthur McDonald

Arthur McDonald is the co-winner (shared by Takaaki Kajita of Japan) of the 2015 Nobel Prize in Physics for his work on subatomic particles called neutrinos.

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January 2016

An interview with Dimitri Bevc

A team leader in geophysics R & D at Chevron, Dimitri Bevc has a Ph.D. in geophysics from Stanford University and M.Sc. and B.A. degrees from the UC Berkeley.

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December 2015

An interview with Marie Hong

Senior Geophysicist with Pengrowth Energy, Marie Hong has more than 30 years of experience in the oil patch ranging from conventional oil and gas projects, to structural plays in the Beaufort and heavy oil projects in Saskatchewan.

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November 2015

An interview with Marilyn Mawdsley

Principal Geophysicist at Mawdsley Exploration Inc., Marilyn Mawdsley shares her perspectives on the technical, business and the human side of the oil & gas industry.

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October 2015

An interview with David Dolberg

David Dolberg is an experienced geophysicist with extensive experience in e&p domains around the world including Colombia, Peru, Norway, Alaska, Nova Scotia, Gulf of Mexico and the Montana overthrust Belt.

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September 2015

An interview with Derik Kleibacker

Chief Geologist for ConocoPhillips Indonesia, Derik Kleibacker holds an MSc degree in geology from Oregon State. He hates to admit it, but he loves geophysical interpretation as much as geological field mapping.

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September 2015

An interview with Alex Cullum & Linn Margareth Johansen

Alex Cullum has a BSc in geology, a PhD in paleontology and currently works with the Statoil Biostratigraphy team.
Linn Margareth Johansen holds an MSc in marine geology and micropaleontology and is currently a team leader in biostratigraphy in Stavanger, Norway.