Interviews

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June 2021

An interview with Dale Vanhooren

“…we can only learn when we move beyond our current knowledge base through new application of the convolution of our experience.”

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May 2021

An interview with Andrea Crook

Andrea Crook has worked for an oil company, a geophysical consulting company, both in Calgary, and is now the President of OptiSeis Solutions Ltd., a geophysical acquisition software and survey design company focused on developing innovative acquisition solutions for acquiring high resolution seismic data.

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January 2021

An interview with Mike Hall

Mike Hall is a well-respected, well-known geophysicist in seismic acquisition and processing, with over 50 years of experience. He has been at the forefront of innovation and has many new seismic applications to his credit.

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July 2020

An interview with Amanda Hall

Amanda Hall is the CEO of Summit Nanotech, a company developing lithium extraction technology for the growing lithium ion battery sector.

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April 2020

An interview with Aaron Stanton

Aaron Stanton specializes in the development of new technologies that could be utilized for effective seismic processing capabilities. His presentations have won awards at the SEG Annual Meeting (2012) and CSEG Technical Luncheon (2015). He received the Best CSEG RECORDER Article Award in 2013.

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June 2019

An interview with Dr. Gordon West

Dr. West is one of Canada’s most prominent and accomplished hard rock geophysicists. Working under J. Tuzo Wilson early on as a student, Dr. West became well known in his own right over a long and productive career.

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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.