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 for the challenge.

Even though RECORDER is not a peer reviewed journal, the technical content of the publication is at a very high standard. Numerous technical ideas and case studies were first introduced on this platform. Currently, the online RECORDER receives on an average 600 views per day, with readers from all over the world. I am indeed proud to be part of this exceptional project.

A little bit about myself – I have been working in the Calgary oil patch for almost 25 years. I started my career at PanCanadian/EnCana, but for most of the past several years, I have worked with junior E&P operators. My work has revolved around seismic interpretation, primarily over international and frontier basins. There are wide areas in seismic and geophysics which I do not know, and I am hoping that the role of Chief Editor at RECORDER will help me to expand my learnings.

The CSEG RECORDER will not be possible without the help of our volunteers. I would like to take this opportunity to thank my Editorial Team, especially the group of Senior Editors who are guiding us during the first weeks of our tenure and help us learn the ropes. We have an amazing team of Technical Editors and are confident that we will preserve the standard of the RECORDER during our tenure.

Finally, I would like to thank the readers of RECORDER for continuing to make the magazine a success. Your comments and feedback are valuable to us. So please do not hesitate to reach out, by e-mail or by clicking on the comment link for the articles.