GeoConvention Vision and Board
To be the preeminent annual integrated geoscience convention in the world.
Provide value to the members of our partner societies, sponsors, exhibitors and other delegates by building on past success, striving for future improvement, providing continuity of management and through appropriate governance. This will be accomplished by communicating to member societies, effective marketing and branding, gathering and analyzing relevant statistics and by administering efficiently while providing accountability, initiative and advancement
The GeoConvention Board of Directors is made up of representation of our three partner societies and provides strategic direction and focus for the Partnership, ensuring diligent representation of the interests of our delegates, supporters and partner societies.
Click on the names of the directors for a brief bio.
Nancy Laing currently serves on the GeoConvention Board of Directors as the Board Chair and as one of three CSEG board representatives. Nancy has been active with GeoConvention since 2013 when she served as Mobile App Chair for both the 2013 and 2014 Conventions. Nancy also volunteers with the CSEG on the New Initiatives Committee.
Nancy is currently the General Manager of Sound QI Solutions Ltd, an oil & gas products and services company in Calgary specializing in Quantitative Interpretation consulting and software. Nancy began her career as an industry geophysicist for 10 years before pursuing film and television production. For 17 years, Nancy produced award winning feature films, television movies, documentaries and factual series for Canadian and international markets. She returned to geosciences in 2010 as CEO of Sound QI, a quantitative seismic interpretation consulting company, before it was acquired by Canadian Discovery Ltd. in 2012. Nancy held various management positions at Canadian Discovery culminating in Marketing Director until she left the company to co-found Sound QI Solutions in 2017.
Nanna Eliuk is General Chair for the CSEG at the 2017 GeoConvention in Calgary. Nanna has been an active and tireless volunteer on many fronts with the CSEG. She has served as session chair and co-chair for both the CSEG/CSPG Conventions in the past, has been an integral part of the technical committee for past conventions, written book reviews for the RECORDER, reviewed abstracts for the SEG Convention, as well as helped organize and present at the first CSEG/EAGE Land Seismic workshop, which was a financial and technical success. She has also volunteered her time with the Earth Science for Society, the CSEG Mentorship program, the CSEG Outreach program (high school fairs in Saskatchewan) and was a key contributor in the early days of the Junior Geophysicists Forum Committee.
Nanna is currently Exploration Manager with Alvopetro Energy Ltd. in Calgary and is a professional geophysicist with over 20 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry. Her experience has included geophysical positions with increasing responsibility at junior as well as integrated multi-national oil and gas companies in Calgary.
Jeff has been a CSEG representative on the GeoConvention Board since June of 2016. He was the CSEG general co-chair for GeoConvention 2015 and was a member of the technical committee for several past conventions. From 2007 to 2010 he was a member of the editorial board for the SEG publication The Leading Edge where he coordinated the monthly Acquisition and Processing section. Jeff has been the Chief Geophysicist at Key Seismic since 2006. Prior to joining Key Seismic, he was at Veritas DGC in Calgary and Shell in Calgary and Rijswijk, Netherlands.
Steve Donaldson is one of the three CSPG representatives currently serving on the GeoConvention Board, and has been in that role since August 2015. Steve served as a session co-chair at last year's GeoConvention, as well as a session chair at an earlier CSPG Convention. He has also been the co-chair of the CSPG Basin Analysis and Sequence Stratigraphy (BASS) Division for over 13 years.
Steve is currently working with Partners Energy Development Corporation in Calgary, and is a Professional Geologist with 15+ years of experience in the oil and gas industry. Starting out as a Consultant, he transitioned into full-time roles of increasing responsibility with some of the larger oil and gas companies in Calgary.
Shelley Leggitt is one of three CSPG representatives currently serving on the Geoconvention Board and has been in that role since October 2017. Shelley served most recently as the Financial Director for CSPG from 2015-2017.
Shelley is currently VP Exploration and Land at NAL Resources, and is a professional geologist with 30+ years of experience in the oil and gas industry. Shelley has a broad geotechnical background in in both conventional and unconventional reservoirs having held senior management positions with EOG Resources Canada, Enerplus, Encana, and PanCanadian.
Tristan Euzen holds a PhD in Earth Science from the University of Rennes (France) and is a Professional Geologist with over 20 years of experience. During 10 years as a Research Geoscientist at IFP Energies nouvelles, his research interest has been on reservoir characterization from outcrop and subsurface data, and closely related domains such as sequence stratigraphy, sedimentology, static reservoir modelling and stratigraphic modeling. Since 2007, when he Joined IFP Technologies (Canada) Inc., Tristan has been active in the oil and gas industry through research and consulting projects in Western Canada and abroad. Tristan provides geological expertise and local management support for numerous projects on the Western Canada Sedimentary Basin, promoting collaboration with the industry, the academia and governmental agencies. For the last 5 years, is focus has been on unconventional resources and more specifically on the Montney resource play, with many conference and peer-reviewed publications. Tristan hold a U.S patent and as received technical awards from SEPM, AAPG and the GeoConvention. Tristan as served as a session chair and in organization committees for the GeoConvention, the SPE Canada Unconventional Resources Conference and the International Meeting of Sedimentology and is an Associate Editor for the Bulletin of Canadian Petroleum Geology.
David Brooke has extensive experience within the North American petroleum industry with over 20 years as a Petrophysicist, Operations Manager, Field Engineer and Environmental Consultant. David graduated from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering in 1991. Job responsibilities have included working as a Field Engineer in Alberta and Newfoundland, along with several line management positions in Texas and Oklahoma before returning to Alberta in a Business Development role in 2010, and Petrophysics and Well Integrity work starting in January 2012. David has worked on the Technical Committee for the SPE Thermal Well Integrity Conference in 2013. David is a member of APEGGA and SPE, along with the CWLS. David also volunteers as Vice-President for the Deer Run Community Association.
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