SEG Extra
Vol 1, No 3August 2003

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Annual Meeting 2003

TLE Forum IV
Mark October 27, 2003 on your calendar. If you plan to attend the SEG 2003 International Exposition and 73rd Annual Meeting in Dallas, set that morning aside for the TLE Forum IV: The Future of the Upstream Oil & Gas Industry.

A panel of six senior oil-industry executives and analysts will be moderated by one of the world's most knowledgeable journalists about the industry. Take advantage of this singular opportunity to peer into the future of oil and gas exploration and development with the help of the following experts:

  • Dalton Boutte, president of WesternGeco, "Technology teamwork: A solid future for the E&P industry
  • Steven Farris, president and CEO of Apache Corp., "An independent's perspective of the future of the upstream industry
  • Peter Gaffney, international consultant, "The opportunity and imagination challenge
  • John Gibson, president and CEO, Halliburton Energy Services Group, "Sustainability: An unexpected source of profits
  • Raoul Restucci, CEO, Shell E&P Americas, "Key challenges for the geophysical community
  • Peter Rose, geologic risk analysis consultant, "Delivering on our E&P promises
  • Moderator Bob Tippee, editor of the Oil & Gas Journal

Admission is free for fully paid SEG delegates. A $35 Icebreaker & Forum ticket will be available for the general public. Please visit this link for more information.

Register Online for SEG/Dallas 2003
You can save by registering in advance for SEG/Dallas 2003. Advance Registration is open through September 22, 2003. Online registration has never been easier. You also can register by fax by submitting the handy Advance Registration downloadable form.

Technical Program Online
The complete Technical Program for SEG/Dallas 2003 is available online. Expanded Abstracts will be linked to the Technical Program within a few weeks. Plan ahead so you can take maximum advantage of the educational opportunities available to you.

Official SEG Hotels Lower Rates in Dallas!
Great news if you're planning to attend the Annual Meeting! Most of the nine SEG official hotels have agreed to lower their rates between $5 and $21 per night. If you've already made your reservation there's no need to do anything else. You'll receive the discounted rate upon check-in. If you haven't booked yet, we encourage you to do so NOW, as the room blocks are filling up quickly.

Wednesday Night Around the World
Four countries in three hours having too much fun under one roof! That's the experience awaiting you at the Wednesday Night Around the World event on October 29 at the Annual Meeting in Dallas.

Visit Latin America where you'll dance to the rhythm of a steel drum band as we do the limbo or try your skill at a soccer-kicking contest. Stroll to the Orient where the Dragon & Lion Dancers snake through the crowd. Travel to Africa for a look at the Serengeti where things are not always as they appear. Or mosey on over to the biggest and brightest star of the USA, Texas, where you can try your hand at the best guzzling contest with a twist, listen to one of the hottest bands in Dallas or join in some good old-fashioned line dancing.

Let us take you on a trip Around the World. Round-trip tickets are $40 and must be purchased in advance. No visa required. Visit our Web site to order yours today!

Continuing Education at the Annual Meeting
SEG is offering 18 short courses at the Annual Meeting in Dallas. Registration is open! Please visit the SEG CE Web site for a complete list of courses and to register online.

SEG is also offering the Distinguished Instructor Short Course, "Geostatistics for Seismic Data Integration in Earth Models" by Olivier Dubrule on October 24 in Dallas.

Students, plan to join us for the Annual Meeting Student Reception on Monday, October 27. Remember that registration to the Annual Meeting is free for SEG student members.

Moscow 2003

Don't miss the Moscow 2003 International Geophysical Conference and Exhibition, September 1-4, 2003, World Trade Center, Moscow, Russia. Theme: Geophysics of the 21st Century -- The Leap into the Future! Sponsored by SEG, EAGO, EAGE, and PAEH.

The Final Technical Program (paper by paper) is available on the Moscow 2003 Web page. Booth space is sold out! The Final Announcement will be available shortly.

Advance registration, hotel reservation, workshop and DISC registrations, and visa support forms already are available on the Web site to download. Please fax to 1-918-497-5577.

Advance Registration Deadline: August 20
Visa Support Deadline: August 8

Thanks to our sponsors: IBM, Paradigm, Shell, Ritek, Input/Output, Jason, OYO Geospace, Magic Earth, LARGE, ExxonMobil, GDS, and WesternGeco. Official Publication: EurAsia Oil and Gas.

For more information please visit the Moscow 2003 Web site or email Pamela Terekhova,

Summer Research Workshop 2003

2003 SEG Summer Research Workshop
"Quantifying Uncertainty in Reservoir Properties Prediction
August 24-29, 2003, Galveston, Texas

Please visit our Web site for more information.

In addition to the presentations, two tutorials are planned in conjunction with the workshop. These tutorials are included in the registration fee.

  • Fundamentals and Applications of Geostatistics, by Clayton Deutsch, University of British Columbia
  • Soft Computing: Neural Networks, Fuzzy Logic, ... by Lotfi Zadeh and Masoud Nikravesh, University of California, Berkeley

SEG ASSOCIATE members are invited to transfer to ACTIVE
As an ACTIVE member you will have the opportunity to take an active role in furthering the objectives of the Society by participating in its decision-making process. Please visit this link to review qualifications and special rights of ACTIVE Members and to complete and submit an application for ACTIVE Membership.

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Mapping Your Horizons!
2003 Member-Get-A-Member Campaign
Refer potential SEG members online and be a winner in 2003!

Recruiting new members has never been easier. You simply use our Online Referral Form providing the names and contact information for colleagues you think would benefit from an SEG membership. SEG will send each potential member a personalized invitation to join the Society. You do nothing else — we will notify you when your referral(s) join the Society.

Refer your colleagues online today!

Continuing Education

The title of Michael Schoenberger's course "Seismic Imaging of Subsurface Geology" was listed incorrectly as "Signal Processing for Interpreters" in this year's Annual Meeting Announcement. A complete description of this and all SEG courses is available on the SEG Continuing Education Web site. We apologize for any inconvenience this error may have caused.