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Borehole Services Team

GEDCO's Borehole Services Team consists of highly qualified VSP survey designers, acquisition planners, quality control staff, processors, and interpreters. Leading the Borehole Services Team is industry veteran, Rick Kuzmiski.

Rick holds a B.Sc. in geology from the University of British Columbia and has been responsible for GEDCO’s Borehole Geophysics division since 2004. Prior to joining GEDCO, he worked for Geophysical Services Inc. (GSI) for 6 years in geophysical data processing, where he spent the final 2 years as group leader of Advanced Technology Processing in Calgary. For 16 years, at Computalog Ltd./Precision Wireline Technologies, Rick was responsible for all aspects of VSPs (design, acquisition, processing and interpretation) as well as acoustic log processing. He is a member of the CSEG, SEG and APEGGA. He is also co-author of the SEG text book “VSP Interpretive Processing – Theory and Practice” and an instructor for the SEG continuing education course on Vertical Seismic Profiling.

 

In addition to being an active member of the CSEG, SEG, APEGGA, Rick is affiliated to the SEG Continuing Education Committee, acts as an SEG Course Instructor, and previously assumed various functions as a member of the Stampede City Kinsmen and the Calgary Children’s Hospital Research Board.

COURSES TAUGHT

  • VSP Acquisition and Processing – presented to Indonesian State Oil Company personnel as part of PCIAC foreign education assistance, 1989.
  • VSP Acquisition and Processing – presented to BP Canada, 1990.
  • Exploration VSP at Australian Society of Exploration Geophysicists Conference in Hobart, Tasmania, 1998.
  • Exploration VSP – presented in Mexico City, May, 2000: SEG course
  • Exploration VSP – presented in Calgary, November, 2000
  • Exploration VSP – presented in Houston, February, 2001
  • Exploration VSP – presented in Calgary at CSEG, April 2001
  • Exploration Borehole Geophysics – presented in Villahermosa, Mex., February 2002
  • Exploration VSP – presented in Villahermosa, Mex., June 2002
  • Exploration Borehole Geophysics – presented at SEG, Oct 2003, Dallas, Tx.
  • Exploration Borehole Geophysics – presented at Petrobras annual Vsp Meeting, Natal, Brazil Nov 2004
  • Exploration Borehole Geophysics – presented at Petrobras annual Vsp Meeting, Vitoria, Brazil Nov 2005
  • Exploration Borehole Geophysics – presented at SEG, Sept 2006, New Orleans, LA
  • Exploration Borehole Geophysics – presented at Bandung, Indonesia May 2006
  • Exploration Borehole Geophysics – presented at Petrobras annual Vsp Meeting, Aracaju, Brazil Dec 2007

PUBLICATIONS

Kuzmiski, R., Shuck, T. and Hinds, R.C., 1986, Interactive V.S.P. processing: Presented at the 1987 National Convention, Canadian Society of Exploration Geophysicists, Calgary.

Hinds, R.C., Kuzmiski, R.D., Botha, W.J. and Anderson, N.L., 1989, Vertical and lateral seismic profiles, in: Anderson, N.L., Hills, L.V. and Cederwall, D.A., (eds.), Geophysical atlas of western Canadian hydrocarbon pools: Canadian Society of Explorat ion Geophysicists/Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists, 319344.

Hinds, R.C., Kuzmiski, R., and Anderson, N.L., 1991, Clastic reservoir and fault delineation: Balsam area. presented at the Canadian Society of Exploration Geophysicists Annual Technical Meeting, May 1517, Calgary, Alberta.

Hinds, R.C., Kuzmiski, R., and Anderson, N.L., 1991, Delineation of a lowrelief Leduc reef: an integrated seismic perspective. presented at the Canadian Society of Exploration Geophysicists Annual Technical Meeting, May 1517, Calgary, Alberta.

Hinds, R.C., Anderson, N.L. and Kuzmiski, R., 1993, An integrated surface seismic/seismic profile case study: Simonette, Alberta., Geophysics, 58, 11 p. 1676-1688.

Hinds, R.C., Kuzmiski, R., Anderson, N.L. and Richards, B.R., 1993, An integrated surface and borehole seismic case study: Fort St. John Graben Area, Alberta, Canada., Geophysics, 58, 11, p. 1662-1675.

Hinds, R.C. , Anderson, N.A., Kuzmiski, R., 1993, An integrated surface seismic/seismic profile case study: Ricinus Field, Alberta, Canada, Canadian Journal of Exploration Geophysicists, 29, 1, p. 440‑451. 

Hinds, R.C., Kuzmiski, R., Anderson. N.A., 1994, An integrated surface seismic/seismic profile case study of the Leduc Formation reef, Lanaway Field, Alberta, Canada, Computers and Geosciences, 20, 1, p. 5373.

Hinds, R.C., Kuzmiski, R., Anderson, N.L., and Richards, B.R., 1994, Reply to: a discussion on "An integrated surface and borehole seismic case study: Fort St. John Graben area, Alberta, Canada" from Geophysics, November, 1993, p.16621675 by M.M. Roks andic. to appear in Geophysics.

Hinds, R.C., Anderson, N.L., and Kuzmiski, R., 1996, "VSP Interpretative Processing" in the Open File SEG Publications, B.A. Hardage (Ed.), Society of Exploration Geophysics

Tello, L.N., Blankinship, T.J., Roberts E.K., Kuzmiski, R.D., 1999, A Dipole Array Sonic Tool for Vertical and Deviated Wells, SPE paper 56790

Hinds R. C. and Kuzmiski, R.D., 2000, VSP – The link between Geology and Geophysics: Invited paper Part 1. In the Geophysical Corner, APPG Explorer, January 2000

Hinds, R.C. and Kuzmiski, R.D., 2001, VSP For The Interpreter/Processor For 2001 and Beyond: Part 1, CSEG Recorder, Sept. 2001. Invited paper for the CSEG Recorder , pp 84 – 95

Hinds, R.C. and Kuzmiski, R.D., 2003, Advances in borehole Geophysics, presented at Canadian Well Logging Society luncheon.

 

Hinds, R.C. and Kuzmiski, R.D., 2003, Advances in borehole Geophysics, presented at Talisman Energy Inc., Invited lecture.

 

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