Event Presentations

9 talks are presented each year by industry experts and service providers.  The topics are varied and are meant to expose the audience to an area of the industry that they may not have previously had an opportunity to explore.  The speakers provide information and answer as many questions as they can in a one hour time frame.  While the allotted time does not permit an in-depth learning opportunity, the session does provide some food for thought and contacts to people who can provide more information.  This session provides a networking opportunity for the participants.

January 21, 2020  “The Future is Cloudy”

Allan Châtenay, Explor

February 18, 2020  “International Data – What in the world is going on?”

  • Doug Uffen (Reflection Peak) Moderating
  • Bart Iverson (DivestCo),
  • Ron Larson (RPS),
  • Jason Noble (Headwaters Seismic)
  • and others

May 6, 2020  “Data Visualization

Yogi Schulz, Corvelle Consulting

May 13, 2020  “Geomechanical Data

Amy Fox, Enlighten Geoscientce Ltd.

April 14 through June 12, 2020  “Seismic Data Processing Explained

Jason Noble, Headwaters Seismic

June 23, 2020  “Naming Conventions

Eric Keyser, Modern Resources

January 15, 2019 – “Google Your Way to Maximising Geoscientific Value” and “Communicating the Value in GeoScience: Decision Making Under Uncertainty” 

Marc Boulet & Jessica Galbraith,  Cenovus Energy

February 19, 2019 – The Speed of Data
Trudy Curtis,  PPDM

March 19, 2019 – Let’s talk data: 1. Capture, 2. Analyze, 3. Putting it all to work for you.
Hamid Baghi,  Aimsio

April 16, 2019 – Microseismic: Then and Now – Microseismic and Induced Seismicity Data What is new and what has changed?

Paige Mamer,  Mamer Geospatial

May 15, 2019 – Transforming Daily Drilling Reports (TOUR) Into a Higher Value Resource

Oskar Clavins,  geoLOGIC Systems

June 18, 2019“Folders & You – a data journey of enlightenment”
Wes Baird, Data Matters

September 17, 2019“Visual Pipeline Inspection”
Connor Blake, Visual Inspection Services Inc.

October 16, 2019Case Study of a Large Conventional Oil Pool Discovery in a Mature Basin-CGDMS 

Rob Pinckston, Altura Energy

November 19, 2019“Reservoir Properties”
Thomas Weedmark, XRF Solutions

January 24, 2018 – Dilbert talks to execs about the value of data management

Yogi Schulz, Corvelle

February 21, 2018 – Certifications – Is it worth it?  What makes sense for you?

March 21, 2018 – Duvernay Formation – What have we learned so far?
Carolyn Currie, Core Laboratories Canada Ltd.

April 11, 2018 – Watson for Natural Resources – Drive innovation and monetize your technology investments

Rob Burton, IBM Canada

May 23, 2018 – Power BI’s role in end to end BI architecture (source to visualization)
Kendra Stone, Fuzeium

June 20, 2018 – Imaging the Entire Earth Every Day: Overview of the Planet Labs “Mission 1” Constellation
Matt Wirzba, Planet Labs Satellite Imagery

September 12, 2018 – ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING – What the Stats tell us about the recent downturn
Marian C Hanna

September 19, 2018 – PPDM – Shaping Industry Together
Trudy Curtis, PPDM

October 17, 2018 – Tablet-based data management of on-site well core logging activities

Connor Blake, Advanced Data Logistics

November 27, 2018 – CWIS Talk
Floy Baird, Devon & Sue Carr, Katalyst9

January 18, 2017 – Data Management – The Next Generation
Grant Sanden, Enersoft

February 22, 2017 – Strip Logs Pt1, Pt2
Gary Bugden, Cabra

March 22, 2017 – Privacy Legislation
Sharyl Madigan, CDSI

April 19, 2017 – GIS / Mapping
Terry Steinke, Divestco

May 25, 2017 – As-built (Pipelines)
Tom Greaves, CH2M

June 21, 2017 – Career Transitioning
Jackie Rafter, Higher Landing

September 27, 2017 – DST’s:  A wealth of valuable data to offer
Clint Conway, Geologic

October 18, 2017 – “Data Delivery and Advance Analytics in the Cloud”.
Troy Davis, Devon

November 29, 2017 – Is your Operating License at Risk?
Trish Mulder & Sue Carr, Katalyst Data Management


January 27, 2016 – Lithology and LAS
Jason Moore, Canstrat

February 24, 2016 – 3 Component Seismic Processing
Peter Vail, Seitel

March 23, 2016Shale Analysis
Lou Monohan, Core Labs

April 27, 2016Geological Data Management
Paul Whelan, Acquire

May 25, 2016 – Dip Meter Data
Kris Vickerman, HEF Petrophysical

June 22, 2016 – Digital Records Management
Sue Rock, Trepanier Rock

September 21, 2016Digital Core Databases
Darryl Soderberg, Loring Tarcore Labs

October 19, 2016Well Data Management
Floy Baird, Devon Canada

November 30, 2016 – A&D: What’s your Seismic Strategy? Pt1, Pt2
George Fairs, Divestco & Alan Tambosso, Sayer Energy Advisors

January 21, 2015 – Basic Seismic Processing Concepts
Patrick TuttyEarth Signal Processing Ltd.

March 18, 2015Basics of Lidar
Martin Maric, Airborne Imaging

April 14, 2015Managing Survey Data from Legacy to Cutting Edge Technology
Cindy Lang & Amanda Tingley

May 27, 2015 – Master Seismic & Master Well Database Case Study
Brenda Ison & Sarah Davis & Floy Baird, Devon Energy

June 17, 2015 – Bits & Bytes – Seismic Data Formats – 
The Pitfalls of Seismic Data Loading
Eric Keyser, Consulting Geophysicist & CSEG Instructor

September 23, 2015 Electronic Contract Signatures
Sherry BatkeEncana Corporation

October 28, 2015 – Business of Seismic Brokerage & Data Mamangement
Trent Olsen, Sigma Exploration Inc.

November 18, 2015 – “Stepping Up Your Game” Managing Canadian Well Location Data
Pat Ryan, Noah Consulting


February 25, 2014Logging
Peter Handy, Wireline Logging

June 17, 2014 – Seismic Acquisition Pt1, Pt2, Pt3, Pt4, Pt5
Jeff Mackie & Bruce McFarlane, SAE Exploration Inc.

September 17, 2014Seismic Survey
Jackie Portsmouth President, Santos Inc.

November 19, 2014Exploration Land
Josh Truba & John Wallace, Nuvista Energy

Seismic Approvals
Shawn McNeil, Complete Land Projects

MicroSeismic Deliverables & Data Management
Paige Snelling, MicroSeismic Inc. 

Shawn Maxwell, Schlumberger & Amy Fox, Canadian Discovery Ltd.

Jeffrey Bonus, PPDM