Kurt Wikel - 2015

CSEG Special Commendation Award Citation for Kurt Wikel
Citation by Rob Kendall

Kurt Wikel For Extraordinary Efforts in Support of CSEG Executive (Director of Education) Activities

Kurt Wikel was elected as Assistant Director of Education in 2013. In that role he was required to cover for Shawn Maxwell approximately 50% of the time due to Shawn’s extensive travel commitments. He accepted this task with eagerness and enthusiasm. During his term as Director of Education, he showed great drive and creativity in bringing in luncheon speakers, helping to create the Value in Geophysics (VIG) and also in organizing the Microseismic User Group (MUG). In the following year when his term was supposed to be finished he continued to help with the Director of Education role since Paul Anderson moved on to a new job in a different city.

Kurt was also instrumental in organizing and promoting the Land Seismic Workshop. Kurt leapt at the opportunity to coordinate the first CSEG-EAGE workshop as part of his executive role. He applied his typical energy and enthusiasm to the tasks involved with coordinating the workshop and collaborating with our EAGE representatives, and the workshop itself was a resounding success. Kurt is a go getter who gives 100% to whatever task is thrown at him and the CSEG appreciates that type of commitment.