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Chief Editor’s Message

NIILANJAN GANGULY Junior Involvement and Interaction with Experts Hello everybody, I hope you are all having a great start to 2024. I can’t believe that January is already over! In this message, I would like to reach out to our students and junior professionals. The RECORDER team is keen to involve the CSEG’s junior members, and would like their contributions to our magazine. Specifically, they are welcome to contribute in the following ways: Technical articles: Of course, we would very much like original work from graduate students or junior professionals, such as short articles about some aspect of their thesis. [...]

Chief Editor’s Message2024-02-08T14:09:00-07:00

Intelligently Evolved to Create AI, eh?

ROD GARLAND CAGC MANAGER OF SAFETY & MEMBER SERVICES ROD@CAGC.CA Ever since man slithered out of the primordial soup disguised as a single-celled organism about 3 billion years ago, give or take a few millennia, he, she, or it has been greatly advantaged by change. Not the least of this change would have been the changing environment which had finally cooled the planet to a suitable temperature such that a mixture of chemicals and necessary elements could interact to create lifeforms that would embark on their evolutionary and competitive race into the future. Incidentally, hydrogen, oxygen and carbon were the [...]

Intelligently Evolved to Create AI, eh?2024-01-18T21:57:50-07:00

Taking up the Mantle of Change: Re-establishing what binds us.

DENNIS ELLISON SENIOR PRINCIPAL GEOPHYSICIST, ASPENTECH AND PRESIDENT OF CSEG DENNIS.ELLISON@ASPENTECH.COM I am humbly writing this article with the mantle that comes with being the President of the Canadian Society of Exploration Geophysicists (CSEG). I am proud of the CSEG and consider it an honour to be a member. I grew up in Calgary and was surprisingly unaware of the Oil & Gas community. During my youth, geophysics held no significance for me - it could have been anything, as it didn't even register as a concept in my mind or a word in my vocabulary. However, as I entered [...]

Taking up the Mantle of Change: Re-establishing what binds us.2023-12-03T15:12:00-07:00

Chief Editor’s Message

NILANJAN GANGULY Hello everybody, Hope you all had a terrific summer. Welcome to the 2023-24 session of the RECORDER. We are happy to have a series of exciting articles lined up for the next few months. In the recent past, we have seen how our geoscience skills and expertise, as well as our aptitude for innovation, are being transferred to the emerging field of carbon capture and storage (CCS). This trend is reflected in the submission of articles to the RECORDER – with multiple articles related to CCS to be published in the next few months. Our first article is authored [...]

Chief Editor’s Message2023-09-14T14:05:35-06:00

Rebuilding a Sense of Community

DOUG UFFEN A CSEG PAST PRESIDENT DOUG@REFLECTIONPEAK.COM The Canadian Society of Exploration Geophysicists (CSEG) has undergone several transformative changes in recent years due to the downturn in the oil and gas industry. Financially prudent decision making in prior years has permitted the society to weather the worst imaginable economic period for oil and gas with a cash reserve still somewhat intact and a financially strong Foundation. Not that the downturn hasn’t taken its toll on the CSEG. Cash reserves are down, membership is about 35% of what it was in the mid-2010s. The CSEG downtown office has been vacated, partially [...]

Rebuilding a Sense of Community2023-07-05T12:06:15-06:00

Introducing our new Chief Editor

NILANJAN GANGULY CHIEF EDITOR, CSEG RECORDER,CHIEF GEOPHYSICIST, CANACOL ENERGY, NGANGULY@CANACOLENERGY.COM Hello everybody, I am Nilanjan Ganguly, your new Chief Editor for the CSEG Recorder. I feel honoured and privileged to serve you all in this role. First of all, I would like to thank Brian Schulte, our outgoing Chief Editor for his outstanding job over the past six years. Brian has set a very high standard for this role and his will be large shoes to fill in. However, we do have a very talented and dedicated team of Technical Editors to help me out; and so we are all up [...]

Introducing our new Chief Editor2023-06-01T23:11:24-06:00

Chief Editor’s Farewell Column

BRIAN SCHULTE CHIEF EDITOR, CSEG RECORDER, SCHIEFER RESERVOIR, BSCHULTE@SCHIEFER-RESERVOIR.COM In July 2017, Nicole Willson, former Chief Editor of the Canadian Society of Exploration Geophysicists (CSEG) RECORDER, approached me about myself replacing her as the Chief Editor of the CSEG RECORDER. I committed to Nicole to do it for just two years, but I have done it for almost six years now. It has been challenging at times, especially during Covid and the lockdowns, but it was always important to me that the committee collaborated and worked together. Serving as the Chief Editor has been a privilege, rewarding and a career [...]

Chief Editor’s Farewell Column2023-06-01T13:13:10-06:00

Tracing the Industry

KRISTY MANCHUL COLUMN CONTRIBUTOR P: 403-585-5204 | kristy@headwatersseismic.com Happy Spring! Calling all volunteers! I have been sitting on the CSEG Foundation Board for a number of years as the Communications Director, and have always been impressed with the dedication and professionalism of our volunteer base. Without all of you, we couldn’t facilitate our programs. Our volunteers solicit for funds and grant scholarships, work with university students and the public, advocate on behalf of the geosciences to government, and create opportunities to raise funds for the Foundation through our society’s social committees. We do need help though. Our biggest portfolio is [...]

Tracing the Industry2023-03-16T22:07:01-06:00

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 soon2023-02-02T11:15:49-07:00

CAGC Column: The Exploration Directive

Doug Iverson | CANADIAN ASSOCIATION OF GEOPHYSICAL CONTRACTORS | CAGC represents the business interests of the seismic industry within Canada – cagc.ca | 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 Directive2023-02-02T11:16:36-07:00

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