Satinder Chopra replaces Bob Hardage as the editor of the AAPG Explorer, Geophysical Corner
AAPG Explorer - January 2012
Satinder Chopra, an award-winning geoscientist who has contributed numerous papers to Geophysical Corner over the past several years, will be the column’s new editor. He replaces Bob Hardage, who has been the Geophysical Corner editor since January 2006. Hardage, a senior research scientist at the Bureau of Economic Geology in Austin, Texas, is beginning his term as president of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists. Chopra, an AAPG Distinguished Lecturer and winner of the 2010 AAPG George C. Matson Award for his paper, “Delineating Stratigraphic Features Via Cross-Plotting of Seismic Discontinuity Attributes and Their Volume Visualization,” is chief geophysicist (reservoir), at Arcis Corporation, Calgary, Canada. In the last 27 years he has worked in regular seismic processing and interactive interpretation, but has spent more time in special processing of seismic data involving seismic attributes including coherence, curvature and texture attributes, seismic inversion, AVO, VSP processing and frequency enhancement of seismic data. He has published seven books and more than 220 papers and abstracts. He is the past chief editor of the CSEG RECORDER, a past member of the SEG’s Leading Edge editorial board and the ex-chairman of the SEG Publications Committee. In addition to AAPG, he is a member of SEG, CSEG, CSPG, CHOA (Canadian Heavy Oil Association), EAGE, APEGGA (Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicists of Alberta) and TBPG (Texas Board of Professional Geoscientists).
Arcis welcomes Dr. Peter Cary and the planned addition of multicomponent processing to its service offerings
Calgary, Alberta – October 20th, 2011
Arcis Corporation is pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Peter Cary to its geophysical team and the planned addition of multicomponent processing to its service offerings.
The addition of Dr. Cary to Arcis’ research team represents another milestone in Arcis’ plan to become a global leader in seismic processing and in the ongoing development of our proprietary APX™ processing platform. Arcis’ President and CEO, Brad Torry, commented that “this addition represents our continued commitment to clients and industry to invest in leading geophysical technology”. Torry went on to say that “the future addition of multicomponent seismic processing to our existing arsenal of geophysical processing and reservoir application tools will aid Arcis in delivering enhanced imaging solutions around the globe.” Arcis looks forward to releasing more information on its software and services over the coming months.
Arcis Corporation announces it has successfully completed the purchase of all the outstanding shares of VGS Seismic Canada Inc.
Calgary, Alberta - August 26th, 2011:
Arcis Corporation is pleased to announce that it has successfully completed the purchase of all the outstanding shares of VGS Seismic Canada Inc.
This acquisition has materially expanded Arcis’ 3D seismic data library from approximately 6,940 to 11,856 net square kilometers (a 71% increase), and adds approximately 4,772 net kilometers of 2D seismic data for a total of 6,003 net kilometers (a 387% increase). Arcis’ President and CEO, Brad Torry, comments that “this transaction represents a significant step in Arcis’ growth and includes strategic assets that complement Arcis’ existing library”. Torry, along with Holly Elrick Sr. VP Finance & CFO, went on to say “the transaction provides improved access for our clients to high quality seismic assets combined with enhanced technical solutions. Using Arcis’ proprietary processing technologies, we are able to provide enhanced imaging solutions in new and emerging play fairways.” The purchase includes assets in North East British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan that are complementary to Arcis’ existing database, reaffirming Arcis’ position as a leading provider of high resolution, modern seismic data to the Canadian exploration industry.
Arcis welcomes Luis Lugo as Geophysical Advisor – Business Development South America
Arcis is pleased to welcome Luis Lugo to our team in the role of Geophysical Advisor – Business Development South America. Luis comes to us with 29 years of combined experience in acquisition, processing, and time/depth imaging of 2D/3D land and marine seismic data. Most recently, Luis worked at Divestco as Senior Geophysical Advisor, and has served as Senior Geophysicist for companies in South America, the UK, and Canada. Luis will be responsible for regional business development and representation in support of our South American activities, and will be leading our processing and reservoir services business in the region. He can be reached at email@example.com.
Arcis welcomes Mike Cardell as Senior Sales Representative - Surveys
Arcis is pleased to welcome Mike Cardell to our team in the role of Senior Sales Representative - Surveys. Mike will be responsible for a combination of sales and operational work within the Surveys group. Mike comes to us from Schlumberger-WesternGeco, where he served for 23 years in positions ranging from Crew Chief to Sales Advisor, and most recently Account Manager. He has extensive experience in multi-client surveys, operations management, data sales, and client relations. Mike holds a BA Economics from the University of Calgary. He can be reached at 403.781.1426 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Arcis is pleased to announce these recent additions to our team:
Femi Ogunsuyi recently joined the Arcis team in the position of Seismic Data Processor. He holds a M.Sc in Geophysics from the University of Alberta, and brings with him 5 years of geoscience experience at Schlumberger & ExxonMobil in Nigeria. Femi can be reached at 403.781.6225 or email@example.com.
Peter Cheesbrough joined Arcis as a Human Resources Sr. Generalist. Peter holds a bachelors Degree in Economics from California State University in Northridge, as well as a graduate diploma in Human Resources from St. Lawrence College in Kingston, and is currently being certified as a professional co-active coach with CTI. Peter joins Arcis with five years of experience, three in the oil and gas service industry working for CGGVeritas. Peter is responsible for managing the day to day Human Resources function at Arcis and can be reached at 403.781.1428 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mitch Preston joins Arcis in the role of Geophysical Technologist. Mitch is a recent grad who holds a B.Sc in Physics from the University of Calgary. He comes to us from Pure Technologies, where he worked as a Data Analyst. Mitch can be reached at 403.781.5854 or email@example.com.
Tyler MacFarlane joins the Arcis team in the role of Seismic Data Processor. Tyler is a recent grad who holds a B.Sc in Geophysics from the University of Calgary, and he has served three work terms at Enerplus, Talisman, and Schlumberger. Tyler can be reached at 403.781.6230 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kevan R. Hanson joins Arcis Corporation as Vice President Business Development – Eastern Hemisphere
Arcis Corporation is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Kevan R. Hanson, to Vice President Business Development – Eastern Hemisphere. In this role, Mr. Hanson will be responsible for the strategic expansion of Arcis into the Eastern Hemisphere, expanding the client base in the region and promoting Arcis’ leading Reservoir Services technologies and Processing capabilities in the region.
Mr. Hanson comes to Arcis after a successful 28 year career with Fusion Petroleum Technologies, Petroleum Geo Services (PGS), Unocal and Exploration Consultants Ltd. (ECL). He has an excellent track record of building successful businesses for both Fusion and PGS in the Middle East and North Africa. Mr. Hanson will report directly to Mr. Thane McKay, VP Sales. “Arcis is very pleased that Kevan Hanson has decided to join our executive management team,” said Brad Torry, President and C.E.O. of Arcis. “Kevan will be based in the region in order to provide tailored, personal service to our existing and future clients, while ensuring that our industry leading quality standards and technical expertise is applied to all the projects we conduct. His geophysical knowledge and broad background in processing, reservoir services, and seismic acquisition make him an ideal candidate to drive our growth in the region.” Kevan can be reached at email@example.com or by calling 403.781.1438.
Mike Perz joins Arcis Corporation as Manager Technology & Integration
Arcis Corporation is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Mike Perz, M.Sc., P.Geoph to Manager Technology & Integration. Mike achieved his B.Sc. in Physics from University of Toronto in 1990 and his M.Sc. in Geophysics from University of British Columbia in 1993. His work career started at Pulsonic Geophysical Ltd. where he worked as a geophysical applications programmer from 1993 to 1997. Mike then joined Geo-X Systems Ltd. (now Divestco Inc.) in a similar position until 2004 at which time he was promoted to Manager, Research and Development.
Mike joined the Arcis team on April 1st, 2010 and will be involved in the continued development of Arcis' high level proprietary geophysical software. As an active member of Arcis' management team, Mike will also be involved in developing our people resources and in managing the growth and development of our global business.
Mike can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 403.781.1709.
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