Paradigm to Become a Sustaining Investor in SEG Distinguished Lecturer Series

The program provides a forum for leading geoscientists to share knowledge worldwide.

Amsterdam, Netherlands: March 27, 2012 Paradigm™ ( is pleased to announce its sponsorship of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists Distinguished Lecturer Series as a "sustaining investor". Paradigm is making a five-year commitment totaling $250,000 to support this SEG Foundation initiative.

The Distinguished Lecture Program is designed to recognize outstanding individuals' contributions to the science or application of geophysics on an international level. The program also aims at promoting geophysics, stimulating general scientific and professional interest, expanding technical horizons, and providing a connection to SEG activities and practices. Each year, two Distinguished Lecturers are chosen to conduct global tours with more than thirty presentations each.

"We are pleased to have Paradigm join us in this cornerstone program that puts our most outstanding geophysicists before audiences of scientists worldwide," states Dr. Tom Agnew, Director of Professional Development for SEG.

Together with CGGVeritas, Paradigm will support a series of lectures by the two selected honorees for 2012, Manika Prasad of the Colorado School of Mines, and Samuel Gray of CGGVeritas, in industry conferences, universities and professional organizations worldwide. Paradigm has been a SEG Foundation sustaining investor these past five years, jointly supporting with CGGVeritas the SEG Student Membership program.

"We are honored to be given the opportunity to support this important initiative," said Eldad Weiss, Paradigm CEO. "The SEG Distinguished Lecturer Series puts special focus on international training and knowledge exchange, a subject of paramount importance for the geoscience profession and transnational companies like Paradigm.  Additionally, it enables the promotion of professional-grade information to the next generation of geoscientists, a pathway to the long term success of the oil and gas E&P industry."

About SEG
The Society of Exploration Geophysicists ( ), the international society of applied geophysics, is a not-for-profit organization that promotes the science of geophysics and the education of applied geophysicists. SEG fosters the expert and ethical practice of geophysics in the exploration and development of natural resources, in characterizing the near surface, and in mitigating Earth hazards. The Society, which has more than 32,000 members in 138 countries, fulfills its mission through its publications, conferences, forums, Web site, and educational opportunities.

About Paradigm
Paradigm ( is the largest multi-national software company exclusively focused on the delivery of analytical and information management solutions for the discovery and extraction of subsurface natural resources. Serving the oil & gas and mining industries since 1987, Paradigm, with its 700 employees, operates globally via its 32 client service, technology and administrative facilities located in 27 countries. The following are trademarks or registered trademarks of Paradigm Ltd. or of its subsidiaries (collectively, "Paradigm"): Paradigm™, Paradigm logo and/or other Paradigm products referenced herein. All other trademarks are owned by their respective owners.

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