Processing Team Biographies

Graziella Kirtland Grech, PhD Exploration Geophysics
Director Processing & Reservoir Services

Graziella has over 20 years of technical and managerial industry experience in Canada and overseas, including research and development, geophysical technical support, and leading multidisciplinary teams. At Arcis, Graziella directs the Processing and Reservoir group whilst working closely with the Technical Leadership Team to implement new technology and integrated solutions to help our clients leverage their data.

Work Experience

2012 – Present              VP, Processing & Reservoir Services, Arcis
2010 – 2012                 VP, Geomarket Director (Canada & Alaska), CGGVeritas
2009 – 2010                 Multicomponent Technology Manager, CGGVeritas
2007 – 2009                 Director of Geosciences, CGGVeritas
2005                            Technical Advisor (Depth Imaging), CGGVeritas
2004                            Technical Advisor (Time Processing and Imaging), CGGVeritas
2000 - 2004                 Research Geoscientist, CGGVeritas
1994 - 1997                 Geophysicist, Oil Exploration Department, Malta

Memberships

SEG – Society of Exploration Geophysicists
CSEG – Canadian Society of Exploration Geophysicists
EAGE – European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers

 

Satinder Chopra, PGeoph, MSc, MPhil Physics
Chief Geophysicist Reservoir

Satinder has over 30 years of experience in the seismic industry. Apart from the regular processing and interactive interpretation of seismic data that he has done in many geographic areas, Satinder specializes in AVO, inversion, VSP, coherence and rock physics studies.

Satinder is responsible for developing Arcis’ reservoir services business strategy, identifying software and technology opportunities, presenting technical papers, delivering products, and fostering client relationships.

Work Experience

2010 – Present              Chief Geophysicist, Reservoir
2004 – 2010                  Manager, Reservoir Services, Arcis
2002 – 2004                  Manager, Special Projects, Core Labs Reservoir Technologies Division
2000 – 2001                  Manager, Special Projects, Scott Pickford
1998 – 2000                  Senior Geophysicist, Scott Pickford
1994 – 1997                  Deputy Superintending Geophysicist, ONGC, India
1992 – 1994                  Senior Geophysicist, ONGC, India
1984 – 1992                  Geophysicist, ONGC, India

Memberships

SEG - Society of Exploration Geophysicists
CSEG - Canadian Society of Exploration Geophysicists
EAGE - European Association of Geophysical Exploration
AAPG - American Association of Petroleum Geologists
APEGGA - Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists & Geophysicists of Alberta 
TBPG - Texas Board of Professional Geoscientists
CSPG – Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists
CHOA – Canadian Heavy Oil Association

 

Peter Cary, PGeoph, PhD Geophysics
Chief Geophysicist Processing

Peter has 30 plus years of experience in the geophysical industry focused primarily on technical issues surrounding the processing of seismic data. He prefers to work on problems that arise in the struggle to improve all aspects of day to day processing, and this has led him down paths that have covered virtually every aspect of seismic processing including deconvolution, multiple attenuation, migration, interpolation, noise attenuation and AVO-compliant time-lapse processing. More than 25 years ago, Peter began processing multicomponent data, and he has now amassed a wealth of experience in the all aspects of multicomponent technology.

As Chief Geophysicist, Land Processing, Peter is responsible for maintaining Arcis/TGS land processing capabilities to the highest standards of the industry, as well as to help oversee and manage all aspects of new technical developments.

Work Experience

Mar 2016 – Present Chief Geophysicist, Land Processing, Arcis
2011 – 2016 Chief Geophysicist Processing, Arcis
1996 – 2011 Chief Geophysicist, Sensor Geophysical
1998 – 1999 Visiting Scientist, CREWES Project, Dept of Geology & Geophysics,  University of Calgary
1988 – 1996 Manager, Geophysical Research and Development, Pulsonic Geophysical
1984 – 1987 PhD Research Student, Bullard Laboratories, Cambridge University
1984 Research Geophysicist, Chevron Oil Field Research
1982-1983 Processing Geophysicist, Chevron Geosciences

Memberships

SEG – Society of Exploration Geophysicists
CSEG – Canadian Society of Exploration Geophysicists
EAGE – European Association of Geophysical Exploration
APEGGA – Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists & Geophysicists of Alberta
CGU – Canadian Geophysical Union
AGU – American Geophysical Union

 

Mike Perz, MSc Geophysics
Manager Technology

Mike has nearly 25 years of experience in the geophysical industry, where his duties have ranged from geophysical programming and research and development, to management and technical marketing. He has a strong background and expertise in processing R&D and production processing troubleshooting. Mike’s role at Arcis is centered on the continued development of our high-level proprietary geophysical software, as well as on developing our people resources and on managing the growth and development of our global business.

Work Experience

2012 – Present Manager Technology, Arcis
2011 – 2012 VP, Technology, Arcis
2010 – 2011 Manager, Technology & Integration, Arcis
2004 – 2010 Manager, Research & Development, Divestco Inc (Geo-X Systems Ltd)
1997 – 2004 Geophysical Applications Programmer, Divestco Inc (Geo-X Systems Ltd)
1993 – 1997 Geophysical Applications Programmer, Pulsonic Geophysical

Memberships

SEG – Society of Exploration Geophysicists
CSEG – Canadian Society of Exploration Geophysicists
EAGE – European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers
APEGGA – Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicists of Alberta

 

Wendy Ohlhauser
Geophyscial Advisor, Land Processing

Wendy has more than 35 years of processing experience. In that time, she processed and managed hundreds of land 2D and 3D projects in all types of geologic environments from high resolution stratigraphic plays to complex structural environments. Her experience includes data from all over North and South America, Libya, Egypt, Kurdistan, Kazakhstan and many others. Wendy’s role at Arcis is to interact with the processing group, providing advice and QC in order to ensure our clients receive high quality seismic solutions in a timely manner.

Work Experience

2012 – Present Geophysical Advisor, Arcis
2004 – 2012 Supervisor, Land Processing, Arcis
1987 – 2004  Supervisor, Land Processing, Paradigm Geophysical
1980 – 1986 Intermediate Processor, Veritas
1977 – 1980  Junior Processor, GSI

Memberships

CSEG – Canadian Society of Exploration Geophysicists

 

Xinxiang Li, MSc Geophysics
Senior Geophysical Advisor

Xinxiang has over 20 years of geophysical experience including extensive research and development, programming, and data processing experience.  He has written and presented several technical papers for national and international geophysical conferences.  He holds a Master’s Degree in Geophysics from the University of Calgary.

Work Experience

2012 – Present              Senior Geophysical Advisor, Arcis Seismic Solutions
2010 – 2012                  Senior Geophysical Advisor/Chief Research Scientist, Sensor Geophysical
2009 – 2010                  Senior Technical Advisor, CGGVeritas
2006 – 2008                  Senior Research & Development Geoscientist, CGGVeritas
2000 – 2005                  Research & Development Geophysicist, Sensor Geophysical
1998 – 2000                  Research & Applications Geophysicist, CREWES Project, Univ. of Calgary
1997 – 1998                  Seismic Data Processor, Enertec Geophysical

Memberships

CSEG – Canadian Society of Exploration Geophysicists
SEG – Society of Exploration Geophysicists
EAGE – European Association of Geophysical Exploration

 

William (Bill) Perry, PGeoph, BSc Geology
Supervisor, Land Processing

Bill has 20 years of processing experience in the seismic industry. He has processed 2D/3D stratigraphic and structural datasets in both the North American and International market.  Most recently Bill has been focusing on processing projects south of the 49th parallel, including but not limited to data from the Barnett, Eagleford and Utica shale plays as well as the structurally complex Wichita uplift in Oklahoma.

Work Experience

2012 – Present Supervisor, Land Processing, Arcis
2006 – 2012 Group Leader, Processing, Arcis
2003 – 2006 Processing Geophysicist, Arcis
1996 – 2003 Seismic Data Processor, EXSSEL/Arcis Corporation

Memberships

APEGA – Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientist of Alberta
CSEG – Canadian Society of Exploration Geophysicists
SEG – Society of Exploration Geophysicists

 

Dan Tican, MSc Geophysics
Supervisor, Land Processing

Over 35 years of experience in the Oil&Gas industry, comprised of field acquisition and design as well as processing 2D and 3D , onshore and offshore seismic data, stratigraphic to complex structural areas in Romania, Hungary, Western Canadian Basin and East Coast Canada(Labrador, Grand Banks, Orphan Basin, Tail of The Banks), USA, Colombia( Llanos Basin, Putumayo Basin, Valle Magdalena), Peru, Asia, Australia, Sierra Leone, Suriname

Work Experience

2010 - Present              Supervisor, Land and Marine Processing, Arcis
2006 – 2010                 Group Leader, Arcis
2000 – 2006                 Seismic Processor, Acquisition Design, Arcis
2000 – 2003                 Seismic Processor, Surveys Acquisition Design, Arcis
1997 – 2000                 MWD Field Engineer, Ryan Energy
1994 – 1997                 Senior Logging Analyst, Datalog Technologies
1983 – 1994                 Senior Geophysicist, IPGGH, Romania
1981 – 1983                 Junior Geophysicist, IPGGH, Romania

Memberships

CSEG - Canadian Society of Exploration Geophysicists
SEG - Society of Exploration Geophysicists

 

Eugen Besoiu, PGeoph, MSc Geophysics
Supervisor, Land & Marine Processing

Eugene has over 24 years of experience in 2D and 3D seismic data processing in structural and stratigraphic environments all over the world.
He has been involved in processing of domestic and international data for numerous onshore and offshore projects in the most challenging geologic settings.  Eugene’s current responsibility is leading a processing team for processing TGS’ Multi Client projects with a focus on East Coast Canada, interacting with clients and implementing into production the latest software solutions.

Work Experience

2013 – Present                  Manager, Data Processing, Arcis-TGS
2012 – 2013                         Supervisor, Land and Marine Processing, Arcis-TGS
2010 – 2012                         Processing Supervisor, Arcis
2000 – 2010                         Group Leader, Arcis
1998 – 2000                         Processing Geophysicist, Kelman Seismic Processing
1997 – 1998                         Party Chief, SC Prospectiuni SA, Bucharest, Romania
1994 – 1997                         Assistant Party Chief, SC Prospectiuni SA, Bucharest, Romania
1992 – 1994                         Geophysicist, SC Prospectiuni SA, Bucharest, Romania

Memberships

SEG – Society of Exploration Geophysicists
CSEG – Canadian Society of Exploration Geophysicists
EAGE – European Association of Geophysical Exploration
APEGA – Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientist of Alberta 

 

Candace Bruins, BSc Geophysics & Earth Sciences
Supervisor, Depth Imaging

Candace more than 20 years of processing and imaging experience in the seismic industry. She has worked on a wide array of surveys all over the world, processing both land and marine through time and depth. Currently, she is involved in various development initiatives for pre-stack depth migration, specifically dealing with heavy oil and shale play datasets.

Work Experience

2014 – Present Advising Geophysicist, Depth Imaging, Arcis
2012 – 2014 Supervisor, Depth Imaging, Arcis
2009 – 2012 Group Leader, Depth Imaging, Arcis
2005 – 2008 Depth Imager, CGGVeritas
1998 – 2005 Processing Geophysicist, CGG Canada Services (CGGVeritas)
1995 Geophysical Research Assistant, University of Alberta

Memberships

CSEG – Canadian Society of Exploration Geophysicists
SEG – Society of Exploration Geophysicists
APEGA – Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta
EAGE – European Association of Geophysical Exploration

 

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