Nanna Eliuk - 2015

CSEG Meritorious Service Award Recipient Nanna Eliuk
Citation by Kathleen Dorey

Nanna EliukFor lengthy and continuous efforts in public geoscience awareness and fundraising.

Nanna Eliuk, originally from Denmark, completed her B.Sc. in geology and her MSc in geophysics and geology at Aarhus University in 1995 and 1997 respectively prior to deciding to move to Canada. Nanna is currently Senior Geophysicist with Alvopetro Energy Ltd. in Calgary and is a professional geophysicist with over 20 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry. Her experience has included geophysical positions with increasing responsibility at junior as well as integrated multi-national oil and gas companies in Calgary.

Nanna’s work history has been diversified with both petroleum exploration and development experience. She has expertise in conventional and unconventional plays; in carbonate and clastic reservoirs with different depositional and structural settings (including pre-salt) in various basins around the world. Prior to joining Alvopetro, Nanna was the Senior Explorationist for Condor Petroleum (Kazakhstan) for two years, and prior to that was the Vice President of Geophysics and Land for Waldron Energy. Nanna started her career in 1997, holding progressively senior roles at Husky Energy for five years, followed by Compton Petroleum for over 6 years. Her extensive experience includes geophysical evaluation and analysis for business development opportunities and new ventures in various international basins, along with regional mapping, play fairway analysis, petroleum system evaluation, prospect definition and seismic attribute analysis.

While advancing her career in the Canadian and International arena, Nanna has been an active and tireless volunteer on many fronts with the CSEG. She has served as session chair and co-chair for both the CSEG/CSPG Conventions in the past, has been an integral part of the technical committee for past conventions, written book reviews for the RECORDER and reviewed abstracts for the SEG Convention. She has also volunteered her time with the Earth Science for Society, the CSEG Mentorship program, the CSEG Outreach program (high school fairs in Saskatchewan) and was a key contributor in the early days of the Junior Geophysicists Forum Committee. Nanna helped organize and presented at the first CSEG/EAGE Land Seismic workshop in September 2014, which was a financial and technical success. In addition, she has agreed to take on the role of General Chair for the CSEG at the 2017 Geoconvention in Calgary.

When reviewing candidates for this service award, Nanna set herself apart from others by her innate ability to interact and communicate well within the CSEG society and to contribute not only to the functionality of her volunteer positions but also by her ability to fundraise for some of the events she was helping organize. She has always been ready to shoulder her volunteer responsibility with enthusiasm, resourcefulness and abundant energy. It is for these abilities as well as her long list of volunteer contributions that Nanna has been recognized and deservedly awarded the CSEG Meritorious Service Award for 2015.