The 2021 CSEG Symposium is our tenth annual event that showcases the CSEG's best speakers, with talks highlighting our mission to estimate the truth about the earth in a case study format. This year the Symposium honours Marco Perez.

Symposium Overview

For 2021 the CSEG Symposium is celebrating its 10th annual event !

The 2021 committee is planning for an exciting in-person event on Tues Oct 19th however if COVID-19 concerns persist into late 2021 (and we do hope not) , then our backup plan will be to go virtual as we did very successfully in 2020.

The CSEG Symposium should be back at the Hudson Lofts in 2021 for its “Tin” or 10th year anniversary. Just like the element Tin (Sn : 50th in periodic table) we are planning for this historic symposium to be both malleable and highly polished.

As usual, in order to attract interesting case studies there will be no published papers related to any of the work shown. Featured speakers will present by invitation only.

A couple of highlights of this years Symposium will be the lunch/Keynote speaker and a returning networking event at the end of the day, which the committee is really looking forward to hosting again !

Marco Perez

2021 Honouree Marco Perez

Marco graduated from McGill University with a B.Sc. in Physics in 1999 and continued to complete his M.Sc. in Geophysics at the University of Calgary, focusing on anisotropic travel time tomography for his thesis. His career in Calgary started at PanCanadian Petroleum within the Centre of Excellence program under Bill Goodway’s mentorship. Here, he was first introduced to rock physics, AVO analysis, inversions, and other quantitative interpretation techniques. These passions later took Marco to Apache Canada and then to Velvet Energy, where he currently holds the role as Manager, Innovation.

Thanks to our confirmed 2021 sponsors