The CSEG is very excited to announce Andrea Crook as the 2023 CSEG Symposium Honouree in recognition of her outstanding contributions to geophysics and geophysical community. The event will build on the wealth of work and ideas by Andrea and will focus on ‘Sustainable and Innovative Geophysics’.

Below are the confirmed speakers for this years symposium. Talk titles are subject to change.

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Lori Neufeld

Lori Neufeld is a Professional Biologist with over twenty years of experience advancing the sustainable development of Canada’s oil and gas resources. She has held numerous environment and regulatory roles with Imperial Oil, most recently as the corporate lead in land use and biodiversity and now currently as a Senior Technical Advisor in Imperial’s Environment & Property Solutions group. Neufeld is a recognized industry subject matter expert in biodiversity, species at risk recovery planning, wetlands, reclamation, and habitat restoration – including as it relates to seismic acquisition. She is committed to working collaboratively with Indigenous Peoples, non-government organizations, academia, and all levels of government to advance conservation and habitat recovery. In June 2022, Lori was appointed to Canada’s newly established Nature Advisory Committee that is responsible for providing strategic advice and innovative solutions related to Canada’s biodiversity and nature priorities. Lori will share some of the key collaborations she has had the opportunity to be part of over her career.

In her spare time, Lori is an avid hiker who loves to explore the protected areas near her home in southwestern Alberta.

Seismic AVO and Inversion as a tool to assess the impact of cost-efficient environmentally responsible land 3D survey designs on AVO amplitude fidelity

Bill Goodway

Bill Goodway obtained a B.Sc. in Geology from University College of London and a M.Sc. in Geophysics from University of Calgary. He began his career working for various seismic contractors in the United Kingdom and Canada. Then in 1985 he joined the geophysics department at PanCanadian Petroleum where he worked in various capacities from geophysicist to being the Team Lead of a Seismic Analysis Group. Following the PanCanadian and AEC merger to form EnCana in 2002, Bill continued in the Frontier and New Ventures Group and finally in Canadian Gas Shales, as Advisor for Seismic Analysis. Finally in 2010 he joined Apache Corporation as Manager Geophysics-Advisor Senior Staff.

In these positions Bill was involved in virtually all aspects of applied seismic exploration from acquisition including a patent for a parallel 3D design termed “MegaBin”, processing interaction, to experimental special projects and new Quantitative Interpretation (QI) AVO methods termed “LambdaMuRho” (LMR).
In 2016 Bill retired from Apache and is currently the Scientific Advisor Quantitative Interpretation and AVO technology at Qeye Labs and an RPS Nautilus course instructor for QI.

Bill has presented, co-authored and published numerous papers at CSEG, EAGE and SEG conventions on seismic acquisition and processing, borehole geophysics, anisotropy, multicomponent recording and QI/AVO.
He received four CSEG annual Best Paper Awards, was awarded the CSEG Medal in 2008 and in 2009 was selected as the SEG’s Honorary Lecturer for North America.

The CSEG recognized Bill for his work as the honouree for the 2nd CSEG symposium in 2013 and in 2016 he was presented with the Reginald Fessenden Award by the SEG for his development and promotion of LMR inversion technology that has become a valuable exploration tool resulting in documented cases of improved drilling success.

He is a member of the CSEG, SEG and APEGA as well as a past SEG Research Committee and TLE editorial board member. In addition, Bill was elected President of the CSEG for the 2002/2003 term.

Machine Learning to Augment PSDM Velocity Model Building

Greg Cameron

Greg Cameron received his BScE in Geological Engineering from Queen’s University in 2001 and his Masters in Data Science and Analytics from the University of Calgary in 2022. He spent 11 years working for WesternGeco, advancing to the role of Area Geophysicist with a focus on land seismic data processing. Since 2012 he has worked at Thrust Belt Imaging as processing manager and geophysical advisor. His current research interest is in building machine learning models to assist in the imaging of complex structure land seismic data.

Multi-disciplinary evidence of CO2 migration at the CMC Newell County Facility

Marie Macquet
Carbon Management Canada

Marie Macquet is the subsurface research and project delivery manager at Carbon Management Canada (CMC). She completed her M.Sc. in Planetology in 2011 at the University of Nantes (France) and graduated with her Ph.D. in Geophysics in 2014 from ISTerre laboratory, University Joseph Fourier (Grenoble, France). She spent 4 years as a postdoctoral researcher with CREWES (University of Calgary) and CMC and began focusing on the geophysical monitoring of the subsurface applied to CO2 sequestration. In 2020, she started to work full-time with CMC. Her focus is the use of passive seismic and electrical resistivity tomography.

From Spitz’s FX interpolation to Compressive Sensing – A historical outlook on seismic reconstruction methods

Mauricio Sacchi
University of Alberta

Mauricio D. Sacchi received a B.Sc. degree (Geophysics) from the University Nacional of La Plata, La Plata, Argentina, in 1988. Then, he received a Ph.D. from The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada, in 1996 and joined the Department of Physics, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada, in 1997, where he was the department chair from 2010 to 2021. He also directs the Signal Analysis and Imaging Group, an initiative for advanced geophysical signal processing and imaging research.

He has developed and taught short courses for industry and professional associations. His research interests include seismology, geophysical signal analysis, and seismic imaging methods. Mauricio was a recipient of the 2012 Medal of the Canadian Society of Exploration Geophysicists (CSEG), the 2014 Central and South America Honorary Lecturer for the Society of Exploration Geophysicists, and the 2016 CSEG Distinguished Lecturer. He was also the recipient of the 2019 Virgil Kauffman Gold Medal. Mauricio was the Editor-in-Chief of SEG’s journal Geophysics from 2016 to 2018 and is currently an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing. He is also the second vice president of SEG.

Geophysics Applied to Potash Mining

Neda Boroumand
Mirgem Co

Dr. Neda Boroumand is an entrepreneur and founder of Mirgem Corporation, a consulting practice specializing in passive microseismic acquisition, processing and interpretation. Her entire 15 year geophysical and business career includes doing hydraulic fracture mapping and reservoir monitoring for the oil and gas and mining industries and working on geotechnical applications. Dr. Boroumand holds a PhD and BSc in Geophysics from the University of Calgary. She is a Past President of the CSEG and currently sits on the GeoConvention Board.

Closing the Gap on Seismic Offsets

Shannon Hiebert

Shannon Hiebert, P. Geo
Geoscience Specialist – Reservoir, Suncor Energy
Shannon graduated from the University of Calgary in 2009 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Geophysics, beginning her first role in the oil and gas industry as a Geophysical Summer Student at NuVista Energy Ltd. that same year. Shannon worked on a breadth of Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin conventional plays from clastics to carbonates, gas, light and heavy oil, before transitioning to Suncor as the MacKay River SAGD Geophysicist in the summer of 2014. In 2020 she transitioned as a project lead for the Lean Zone Mitigation project in Firebag, and is currently a Geoscience Specialist on the Reservoir Development team for Firebag. Shannon has also been an active participant in the Avatar Innovations program since 2021.

Case Study: Quest Seismicity Monitoring Technology Trials

Stephen Harvey
Shell Canada Ltd.

Stephen Harvey is a Geophysicist working for the Quest CCS Facility. He has been working at Shell for 10 years in Geophysics roles including 7 years in CCS project and operations teams and 3 years in seismic imaging teams. Stephen’s focus areas in recent years have been on systems improvement and accelerating CCS technology through data acquisition, analysis and system trials. Stephen has a passion for Geophysics and enjoys almost any topic related to Geoscience and physics. In his personal life he enjoys the great outdoors and travelling.

The Cost of Doing Business

Warren Cookson
Cenovus Energy

Warren is a geophysicist at Cenovus Energy specializing in the design and execution of onshore seismic data acquisition. Warren joined Husky Energy as a new grad interpreter in 2014 after receiving his degree in geophysics from the University of Calgary. His final posting of his new graduate program was supposed to be a 6-month rotation working with Andrea Crook of OptiSeis to learn the basics of seismic acquisition. He found he loved the technical challenges of designing seismic programs, the fast pace of winters and the challenge of keeping the machine that is seismic operations ticking along immensely satisfying. He never left.
This is Warren’s second career, having spent 13 years working as a mechanic in the aviation industry. During this time, he worked extensively in the Canadian North, Antarctica and the Caribbean maintaining Twin Otters. He is married and has 2 wonderful daughters. He spends as much time outside as possible in the summer fishing, hiking, and camping.