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Associate Editor’s Column – Farewell, and see you soon


DAVID GRAY | ASSOCIATE EDITOR, CSEG RECORDER, FDAVID.GRAY@GMAIL.COM | After two fun years working with a great group of people, I’m leaving my role as Associate Editor of the CSEG Recorder. This will not be the last you hear from me though, as after working here, I am inspired to publish even more in this great magazine that we are very lucky to have. A couple of years ago, after leaving Ikon thanks to Covid and recovering from working for 35 years, I knew that I needed to continue to be involved in geophysics. Working for the Recorder scratched that [...]

Associate Editor’s Column – Farewell, and see you soon2023-01-26T21:41:18-07:00

Report on 2022 CSEG Scholarships


BY STEPHEN KOTKAS | For the past 50 years, the CSEG has been awarding scholarships to worthy geophysical candidates in continuing education across Canada. Each year we receive upwards of 50 applicants and award up to 16 scholarships. Over the past half century, the CSEG has awarded close to $1.5 million in scholarships, and each is currently valued at $2000. To qualify for a university student award, students must be enrolled at a Canadian university in an academic program leading to a career in industry, teaching, or research. Scholarships are awarded based on academic performance, financial need, interest in geophysics [...]

Report on 2022 CSEG Scholarships2023-01-19T21:58:29-07:00

CAGC Column: The Exploration Directive


Doug Iverson | CANADIAN ASSOCIATION OF GEOPHYSICAL CONTRACTORS | CAGC represents the business interests of the seismic industry within Canada – | The CAGC article, June 28, 2022, discussed the changes to 13 sections of The Exploration Directive, associated with the geophysical Exploration Regulations. Many of the changes were administrative in nature but several changes were operational. Most of this article will discuss the significant operational change. At the annual Regulator/Industry September meeting, the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) and Alberta Environment and Parks (AEP) gave a joint presentation. The AER/AEP presentation included a very good brief summary of all [...]

CAGC Column: The Exploration Directive2022-12-15T23:45:34-07:00

An Environmentally Friendly Low-Frequency Seismic Source


SHUKI RONEN | SERCEL AND STANFORD UNIVERSITY | Summary This is the story of how airguns evolved into an environmentally friendly low-frequency seismic source. It started with a test performed by Veritas DGC that showed the value of low-frequency signal and the failure of conventional airguns to make it commercially viable. It was continued by a few ex-Veritas people in Dolphin Geophysical who saw the promise of a new source and tested a small prototype. Dolphin went bankrupt before it could fund the manufacturing and testing of a full-scale source. That was done by a start-up company, Low Impact Seismic [...]

An Environmentally Friendly Low-Frequency Seismic Source2022-12-08T23:19:09-07:00

An Interview with Carl Reine


Sound QI Solutions Ltd.| Interview COORDINATED BY Satinder Chopra | Carl Reine is an active and aspiring geophysicist working at Sound QI Solutions Ltd. in Calgary. During his 18 years in the industry, he has proved his effectiveness as a promising reservoir expert. Warm and straightforward in his mannerism, Carl readily agreed to our request for an interview, and shared his impressions/opinions on various topics ranging from his background to what he specializes in. His interesting and insightful comments on these and other topics are contained in the following interview. Carl, let me begin by asking you about your education qualifications [...]

An Interview with Carl Reine2022-12-01T23:33:53-07:00

Science Break: Sourdough


OLIVER KUHN QUANTEC GEOSCIENCE LTD. P: 416-579-3097 | This article will be Oliver Kuhn’s last ‘Science Break’. We, the editors, would like to thank Oliver Kuhn for his long contribution to the Recorder magazine. Oliver has produced around 70 Science Break columns over the last 20 years. Science Break has been an enjoyable part of the Recorder, as Oliver has shared his passion for science with us all. This will be the last Science Break written by Oliver. On a personal note, I’ve known Oliver for decades; we went to school together at UWO, now Western University, in the [...]

Science Break: Sourdough2022-11-24T17:02:53-07:00

Energy from the Earth An Overview of Special CSEG Sessions at the 2022 Williston Basin Petroleum Conference


DRAGA TALINGA AND RICHARD GRAY Introduction The Williston Basin Petroleum Conference is held annually in Saskatchewan and North Dakota in alternating years and focuses on all Earth energy sources and technical innovations, from hydrocarbons to geothermal, lithium, helium, hydrogen and CO2 storage to mitigate emissions. This year the event took place in Regina, Saskatchewan, on May 17-18, and the theme was “Energy from the Earth”. This report is derived from the contributions of the Canadian Society of Exploration Geophysicists (CSEG) to the conference, where for the first time, two special sessions were hosted on the use of integrated geophysics and [...]

Energy from the Earth An Overview of Special CSEG Sessions at the 2022 Williston Basin Petroleum Conference2022-11-18T10:33:15-07:00

Building Community Through Mentorship


BUILDING COMMUNITY THROUGH MENTORSHIP David Nordin and Stephen Kotkas The CSEG Foundation Mentorship Program is entering its 14th year, and the program continues to grow in size and scope. The heart of our program is to build relationships as a foundation to build stronger geoscientists (geophysicists?) for tomorrow. To do this, we form one-on-one pairings of industry professionals with student geophysicists. The mentor-mentee pairs set goals and share challenges, insights, and learnings over the course of the university school year through informal and formal meetups, coffees, emails and phone calls. One of the biggest benefits of becoming involved in the [...]

Building Community Through Mentorship2022-11-07T21:30:50-07:00

An interview with Marcia Coueslan


Interview COORDINATED BY Satinder Chopra | Marcia is a principal geophysicist and the MMV (measurement, monitoring, and verification) lead at Vault 44.01 Ltd., Calgary, with over 15 years of technical experience in CCS and oil and gas. She has worked at Schlumberger Carbon Services and Shell on a range of CCS projects including Rocky Mountain Carbon Vault and Athabasca Banks Carbon Hub, Shell Quest Project, Illinois Basin – Decatur Project, ADM Industrial CCS Project, TransAlta Project Pioneer, and PTRC Aquistore / SaskPower Boundary Dam. She has published her work in international journals, presented at geophysical conferences, conducted short courses for [...]

An interview with Marcia Coueslan2023-01-20T14:31:55-07:00

Review of global warming, climate change, renewables, CCUS, geothermal and the geoscience involved: Part 3


Brian Wm. Schulte | Schiefer Reservoir, | Author’s note This is the third part to a three-part article, and it was written so all three parts are one article. Introduction This part’s goal is to look at CCUS, which is necessary if we continue to use fossil fuels during the energy transition. This involves the utilization and storage of supercritical CO2 (SCCO2), geothermal energy, and the geoscience that tends to be utilized by EOR. The geoscience will be critical, and it will involve real time data, passive monitoring, Discrete Fiber Optic Sensing, downhole measurements, and surface measurements, etc. which [...]

Review of global warming, climate change, renewables, CCUS, geothermal and the geoscience involved: Part 32023-01-20T13:26:53-07:00

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