Improving Communication from the CSEG Foundation Mentorship Community


Over the last three years, we have experienced what it’s like to be isolated without access to the personal and professional relationships we have grown accustomed to having. Virtual meetings have been a way to escape that, but they can come with their own set of communication challenges. Effective virtual communication between industry professionals is increasingly important for collaboration, mentorship, and continual learning. Developing and refining these skills is paramount in an ever-evolving virtual world. The CSEG mentorship program provides a platform for building both hard and soft skills. Recently, we hosted a Professional Development Workshop called: Exploring Strategies to [...]

Improving Communication from the CSEG Foundation Mentorship Community2023-03-09T22:12:19-07:00

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

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 Conference2023-02-02T11:18:27-07:00

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

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