2012 IQ Earth Forum
19-23 August 2012
Avon, Colorado, USA
Registration is now open!
25 July 2012 - Advance Registration Deadline
"The IQ Earth challenge is vital to geophysics. For optimal exploration and exploitation of energy resources, interpreters need a technology, a process and a skill set that allow data to be accessed from many disciplines, merged into integrated databases, and quantified in terms of their sensitivities to rock and fluid properties, with appropriate measures of uncertainty attached to all calculation steps. This is a bold challenge to which most players in the petroleum industry aspire, and to various degrees are already addressing. Leading universities are also establishing multidisciplinary educational initiatives to enable the next generation of subsurface scientists. However, much more can be done. IQ Earth assembles three constituent groups – users, providers, academics – to work toward the essential goal of creating an integrated and quantified interpretation science."
2012 SEG President
Are you an interpreter? If so, the new SEG IQ Earth Forum is just for you!
Your team has accepted the challenge of 21st-century interpretation: to create, visualize, and analyze quantitative 3D earth models, informed by each of your disciplines. Together, you interpret subsurface structure and rock and fluid properties, accounting for all the data. You are learning to speak one another's languages. You use the most advanced methods because you're adapting to new challenges, wherever and however opportunities arise — new plays; new processing methods; new technology for integrating seismic, logs, cores, potential fields, basin studies; maybe even data that some on your team did not realize were important until you put them together. You haven't solved all the problems — there's never enough time to learn new tools and still get the work out, and the applications aren't yet integrated enough — but you're moving through the cycle from exploration to appraisal to development faster than anyone would have thought possible a decade ago.
The IQ Earth Forum will feature keynote addresses from Anadarko, Apache, ExxonMobil, Schlumberger, Total and SEG President Bob Hardage. Join these contributors, and share your stories and enthusiasm, at the First Annual IQ Earth Forum!
Sessions of the Forum will encompass the following themes:
- Case Studies
- Shale Plays
- Crossover Studies
- Reservoir Characterization-Inversion
- Reservoir Characterization-Quantitative Interpretation
- Diagnosing Pressure and Managing Drill Risk
- The committee will review applications to determine acceptance
- If you have been accepted you will be notified in July 2012
- Once you have been accepted you will receive registration and housing information by e-mail
- Register and pay the fee to attend the forum
- Make housing reservations with the hotel
- Enjoy the forum and make some great contacts
The registration fee will be set when the notification of acceptance for applications is distributed.
Student sponsorship is available. Sponsorship will be used to pay for a student's registration to this meeting. If you are a student and interested in applying for student sponsorship, please fill out the registration form and in the appropriate section, indicate that you are a student and interested in applying for student sponsorship. This form must be returned by 25 July. Note that sponsorship is limited, and students presenting at the meeting will be given priority.
The Forum will be held at the Westin Riverfront Resort and Spa at Beaver Creek Mountain.
A block of hotel rooms have been reserved at the Westin Riverfront Resort and Spa at Beaver Creek Mountain at a discounted rate of $149. Rates are subject to resort fees and tax. To reserve your room, visit the SEG IQ Earth Forum Reservation page or call (970) 790-6000 and advise the reservation specialist that you would like to request the SEG Group rate.
Reservation requests must be made by 1 August 2012 in order to ensure a reservation at the group rate. If you must cancel your reservation for any reason, please do so 3 days prior to scheduled arrival, otherwise refunds may not be permitted.
The Westin Riverfront Resort and Spa at Beaver Creek Mountain is located in Avon, Colorado, USA. Nearby airports are Eagle County Regional Airport (located 26 miles from the resort), and Denver International Airport (located 128 miles from the resort.)
Ground transportation including shuttle and car rental services are available from each airport. Ground transportation options can be found at the resort's webpage.
Once in Avon, the town provides a transit service around town. You can find more information about Avon Transit on their website.
The meeting will comprise a mixture of poster and oral presentations. Experience from previous forums shows that discussion sessions are lively and wide-ranging: the proportion of delegates that actively participate is always high.
- Sunday, 19 August: Registration and Ice Breaker
- Monday, 20 August through Thursday, 23 August at noon: Technical Sessions
Direct participation of all Forum attendees is mandatory. Participation may be through poster, oral presentation or discussion contributions. Neither oral nor poster presentations is a requirement in order to be accepted for registration. If the number of applicants exceeds the capacity of the conference facilities, then preference will be given to presenters.
Visa information invitation letter
Participants in the IQ Earth Forum may generate an official invitation letter using the form below. This form will generate a letter which you can print and use in obtaining a visa.
For those whose company or organization is planning on sending more than one individual to the workshop, additional documentation may be required for scheduling an appointment with the local United States embassy. If additional assistance is required, fill out a separate invitation letter for each individual requesting a visa using the form below. Each invitation letter has a unique reference number. Produce one cover letter listing all individuals requesting a visa. The letter must include the following information for each individual.
- Passport number
- Date and place of birth
- Nationality as it appears on the passport
- Reference number from the invitation letter
Fax these forms together with the cover letter printed on the group's official stationary to +1-405-577-6406.
Please note that this letter does not guarantee that you will be granted a visa, nor does it commit SEG to pay any expenses you may incur. It is the sole responsibility of the attendee to obtain the necessary paperwork for entry into the United States. If you have any questions about this form or the letter it generates, please send us an e-mail.
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