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2022 CSEG Scholarship Report and Winners

STEVE QUAN, CHAIR LORI BARTH, SENIOR TRUSTEE STEPHEN KOTKAS, JUNIOR TRUSTEE Every year the CSEG Scholarship Committee awards scholarships to deserving candidates in continuing education across Canada. In the 2022 scholarship year, over 80 high-quality applications were received from across Canada and 15 scholarships of $2,000 were awarded. In order to qualify for a university student award, students must be enrolled at a Canadian university in an academic program leading to a career in exploration geophysics. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic performance, financial need, interest in [...]

April 20th, 2023|Categories: Report|Tags: , , |2 Comments

Canadian Federation of Earth Sciences Brings Canadian Geoscience Organisations Together

RACHEL T. NEWRICK, PH.D. RACIAN VENTURES, RACHEL@RACIAN.CA MIKE HALL MIKE.HALL@GEOVECTRA.CA TOM SNEDDON MARMOT RESEARCH INC, TOM@MARMOTRESEARCH.CA RON LARSON RONLARSON1210@GMAIL.COM Abstract The Canadian Federation of Earth Sciences (CFES) is funded, in part, by your CSEG membership fees. This article provides information on what the CFES is, does, and how CSEG members benefit from it. Introduction What do Canadian geophysicists, geologists and geotechnical professionals have in common? (No, this is not the start of a bad joke.) They are all represented by the Canadian Federation of [...]

An Interview with Cheran Mangat

“Strive to be ambitious without forsaking your principles…” INTERVIEW COORDINATED BY SATINDER CHOPRA Cheran Mangat is a geophysicist who has worked in North America and international arenas. She is a highly motivated individual who likes to use geophysical tools and technologies to make significant contributions to the bottom line. Having worked as an explorer, geophysical interpreter, development geophysicist, and stratigrapher, she has seen it all. On being asked for an interview, Cheran was quite supportive, and that led me to ask her a wide range of questions. The following [...]

April 6th, 2023|Categories: Interview|0 Comments

AVO, Seismic Inversion, Machine Learning and Predictive Modelling and the Economics of the Play – New Age for Oil and Gas Exploration

BRIAN WM. SCHULTE SPROTT SCHOOL OF BUSINESS – CARLETON UNIVERSITY / SCHIEFER RESERVOIR CONSULTING, BRIAN.SCHULTE@GMAIL488.COM DAVID GRAY GEOMODELING TECHNOLOGY CORP. SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT INTEGRATED SOLUTIONS, DAVID.GRAY@GEOMODELING.COM RENJUN WEN GEOMODELING TECHNOLOGY CORP. CEO, RENJUN.WEN@GEOMODELING.COM   Abstract Proxy modelling using seismic attributes significantly speeds up our understanding of what is going on between wells, adding substantially to the value that geoscience brings to our businesses. One of the most valuable uses of seismic data is to extract fluid and lithological information for reservoir characterization. Amplitude versus Offset (AVO) analysis and seismic [...]

AAPG ICE Conference and Exhibition

MISHA MUSTAQEEM COMMUNICATIONS (BROADCASTING) STUDENT, MOUNT ROYAL UNIVERSITY MMUST527@MTROYAL.CA In the spring of 2022, the American Association of Petroleum Geologists held its international conference and exhibition (AAPG ICE), in Cartagena, a resort town in Colombia. The convention took place in the Centro de Convenciones Cartagena de Indias. This convention profiled businesses from countries all over the world, including Poland, Trinidad and Tobago, and Portugal, to name a few. Local Colombian geoscientific companies also attended the convention. Canadian students may be unaware of the benefits of attending such a convention, [...]

March 23rd, 2023|Categories: Students' Corner|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Tracing the Industry

KRISTY MANCHUL COLUMN CONTRIBUTOR P: 403-585-5204 | Happy Spring! Calling all volunteers! I have been sitting on the CSEG Foundation Board for a number of years as the Communications Director, and have always been impressed with the dedication and professionalism of our volunteer base. Without all of you, we couldn’t facilitate our programs. Our volunteers solicit for funds and grant scholarships, work with university students and the public, advocate on behalf of the geosciences to government, and create opportunities to raise funds for the Foundation through our society’s [...]

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