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KEGS October 2021 Bulletin

1 Oct 2021 12:32 PM | Anonymous
KEGS October talk

Please register for our October talk from link above.

Date:  Tuesday October 12th at 4:00 PM EST

Title Yaouré Gold Mine 3D seismic case history and recent hard rock processing and interpretation

SpeakerAndy Dyke
Andy Dyke, Kevin Jarvis and Greg Turner

Abstract3D seismic reflection is gaining acceptance as a tool for accelerating the discovery of additional resources within mineralized environments. In this talk we will show how this is being achieved at the Yaouré Gold Mine in Côte d’Ivoire. In addition, we will show some of the new approaches that are being applied both to:
1.  Obtain higher fidelity images which more clearly and accurately represent the subsurface geology; and
2.  Derive more intuitive volume-based interpretations showing the 3D distribution of key rock units.


Andy Dyke – Business Development Manager – North America , HiSeis
Andy has spent the last 33 years involved in deploying seismic technology all over the planet , 24 years with Schlumberger in the UK, Libya , South Africa , USA , Venezuela, Australia and Canada. 5 years with TGS Canada in a variety of multi-client roles and now with HiSeis in a BD role based from Canada with North America as his area of responsibility. Andy graduated with a BSc(Hons) in Geological Sciences from Leeds University in 1988.

Dr Greg Turner – General Manager Technical Services , HiSeis
Greg has a Bachelor of Earth Science, BSc(Hons) 1987 from Monash University. He has also completed doctoral studies at Macquarie University being awarded a PhD in 1994. Prior to joining HiSeis, Greg was Geoscience Manager at WMCs Technology Group and he was also a co-founder of geophysical services company, Geoforce. Greg has been a Principal Geophysicist and Director of New Business Development at HiSeis prior to his appointment to the position of General Manager Technical Services

 KEGS near future event survey!

Special thanks to those of you who have already replied to our KEGS near future events survey. If you didn't have a chance to answer the survey yet, please do so to help KEGS executives plan better for the up coming events including KEGS 2021 Christmas party (Only happening with a limited number of attendees and following the City of Toronto's Public Health protocols), KEGS 2022 Symposium and KEGS 2022 Breakfast. Please find the survey: Here

Mark your calendar for KEGS future talks!
KEGS is pleased to announce a list of confirmed talks going forward:

November 9 – Jean-Philippe - Deep Learning as an alternative to downward continuation filters for structural interpretation

Find out about more geo scientific events in GTA Geoscience calendar here
 Free access to SEG | AAPG Annual Meeting IMAGE '21 Exhibition Hall: Significant benefits.

Whether you're joining in person or online, the IMAGE ’21 exhibition will showcase leading products, services, and innovations for our geoscience and energy industry. IMAGE '21 combines all the great elements from each society's previous annual meetings and exhibitions to offer more science, more collaboration, more opportunities, and more value for the industry.
Join the Ultimate Geoscience Exhibition, 26 Sept –1 Oct 2021 • Denver, CO and Online. Download your FREE exhibition guest pass here

 EMinar Season 2 starting!

 Re-starting the EMinar series of webinars!  For Season 2 has quite a diverse range of topics.

You can see the line-up on the MTNet EMinars web page here

The first three presentations are scheduled and are:

06 Oct 2021 16:00 UT: Mark Everett - The theory of EM Induction in the Earth

13 Oct 2021 14:00 UT: Jeffrey Love - Mapping a magnetic superstorm

20 Oct 2021 14:00 UT: Alan Jones - Anatomy of an Anomaly: The North American Central Plains conductivity anomaly from initial discovery to understanding, and from craton to grain scales

Organizers willing to hear any suggestions you may have of topics and speakers.

Modular course on Exploration Geophysics

Every second December, The Mineral Exploration Research Centre at Laurentian University presents a modular course on Exploration Geophysics. This year the course will be held December 8-17 in the Executive Learning Centre, room FA-386 of the Fraser building on Laurentian’s Sudbury campus.  The course can be taken by graduate students for credit towards their degree programs, or by professionals, in which case it can be counted towards the hours required for continuing education by professional registration organizations like the PGO.  This year, professionals can sign up at a reduced rate if they participate in the lectures remotely and on-line. 

The course is intended for geologists and geophysicists and will cover all aspects of geophysical methods: theory, instrumentation, acquisition, processing, display and interpretation.  The methods covered and the case histories presented will be focused on mineral exploration. 

More details about the course and links to a brochure and a registration form can be found Here

 Retention in Geoscience Survey by Women Geoscientists in Canada

For a long time, there's been talk about leaky pipelines, the need for diversity, and thinking about the future of geoscience. But finding data has been tricky. WGC has created a survey to gain insight on retention in the geosciences.
Although this survey has been put forth by the Women Geoscientists in Canada, it is intended to explore the factors involved in retention, regardless of gender and location, so please share widely with your friends and colleagues, especially if you know people that have left the geoscience profession.
Give your opinion here

More information from WGC events here

Nominations for a new KEGS executive member is open now! 

KEGS executives are excited to announce that they are looking for a new executive member to join the team. Please nominate yourself or if you know of anyone who is willing to volunteer some of their time to KEGS, please nominate them by sending an email to: 

KEGS Foundation Update

The full KEGS Foundation Update can be found here. Update includes:
  • Presentation of Scholarship Awards
  • Michael and Patricia Carson Geophysics Scholarship for Indigenous Students
  • Bourse Québécoise: Inaugural lauréat; donations encouraged
  • Presentation of Scholarship Awards: The Foundation announced in August the awarding of 27 scholarships for the upcoming academic year (2021\22), comprising 12 awards to undergraduates, 7 to M.Sc. students and 8 to Ph.D. candidates), totaling a record $38,000. On September 21, the following awards were presented in person at the special KEGS Ottawa meeting hosted by Sander Geophysics:
    o    Kaitlyn de Morée van Lierde – B.Sc., Carleton University – WAMIC Scholarship
    o Taylor Tracey Kyryliuk – M.Sc./Ph.D., University of Ottawa – KEGS Foundation Scholarship

    During the upcoming KEGS Meeting (on Oct 12), four University of Toronto students will be awarded their scholarships:
    o    Ryan Wang – B.Sc. – KEGS Foundation Scholarship
    o    Daniel Kahn – B.Sc./M.Sc. – KEGS Foundation Scholarship
    o    Erkan Gun – Ph.D. – KEGS Foundation Scholarship
    o    Tianshi Liu – Ph.D. – Len and Genice Collett Graduate Scholarship in Geophysics

    Presentation of the remaining scholarship awards will be coordinated with various meetings and events across Canada this fall. Stand by for additional announcements.

  • Michael and Patricia Carson Geophysics Scholarship for Indigenous Students: At the abovementioned KEGS Ottawa meeting, Ray Guerard, B.Sc. student at the University of Manitoba, participated via Zoom and was presented the inaugural Carson Scholarship for Indigenous Students to an in-person and online audience of supporters and K-O members. Ray discussed his interest in the geosciences since childhood and the current research programs he is involved in. Patricia Carson gave a moving speech regarding the reasons why she and her late husband Mike decided to establish the scholarship. She and Paul Strandberg shared remembrances of Mike, who passed away in August. Details of the award to Mr. Guerard are attached here

    To honour Mikel Carson, more than thirty friends and family have donated to the endowment for the Carson Scholarship for Indigenous Students. We thank them for their extraordinary generosity and support of the Carson family and legacy.
  • Bourse  des  pionniers  de  la  géophysique  québécoise: The inaugural award of this scholarship will soon be presented to Adrien Dimech, Ph.D. candidate at Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue. We encourage further donations to the endowment, especially by those who want to sustain a vibrant geophysical community in the province and/or to honour the many pioneers from the academic and industry cohorts.
  Additional details can be on the Foundation’s website

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