SEG Extra
Vol 1, No 5December 2003

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Member-Get-A-Member 2003 Prizes Awarded
And the winners of the Member-Get-A-Member Campaign Prize Drawings are:

  • Horizon 1 (Prize: $100 SEG Voucher)—Mr. Elias Roberto Andino, Villahermosa, Tabasco, Mexico
  • Horizon 2 (Prize: registration to the 2004 Annual Meeting in Denver, Colorado)—Mr. Donald Hosking Sherlock, Bentley, Australia
  • Grand Prize (registration to the 2004 Annual Meeting in Denver, Colorado; complimentary room in the Headquarters hotel for five nights; and reimbursement for travel expenses up to $500)—Mr. Xinqi Tian, Puyang, Henan, China

While no one achieved the Horizon 3 or Top Recruiter levels, we would like to recognize Mr. Ahmad Riza Ghazali of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, for recruiting the most new members. In appreciation, Mr. Ghazali will receive a $100 SEG Voucher.

Member-Get-A-Member 2004
The 2004 Membership Campaign is now under way. Visit the SEG Web site for more information on how you can help a colleague in his or her profession while earning recognition and prizes. Refer your colleagues online today!

2004 Membership Dues
2004 dues statements have been mailed! To ensure continued journal delivery and online access to Geophysics and TLE, renew online today at the following link.

New for 2004, your membership includes online access to both Geophysics and The Leading Edge. Online access includes a complete online archive of technical papers, powerful journal-specific and cross-publisher search capabilities, linking from Geophysics reference lists to full text of many cited sources, and links to articles that cite those being viewed. The archive includes Geophysics technical papers from 1936 to present and TLE technical articles from 1982 to present.

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Online Journal Service Gets New Name, Features
The online platform that hosts Geophysics and The Leading Edge officially will have a new name—Scitation—starting in January. The American Institute of Physics, which operates the platform, is giving the Online Journal Publishing Service a new name that reflects its leadership in linking initiatives. Geophysics and The Leading Edge articles are indexed in several major physical science databases and linking initiatives that operate on AIP's platform, expanding interdisciplinary research opportunities for applied geophysicists. Several new features that enable further personalization of the service are accompanying the rollout of Scitation. All SEG members will enjoy online publications benefits beginning in January. To learn more, please visit Scitation's Web sites below.

Upcoming in TLE
The December issue of The Leading Edge contains a special section on multicomponent seismology. This will be the third special section on this subject since 1999, an indication that this area, particularly the processing and interpretation of converted waves, might be about to emerge as a mainstream technology.

The January issue special section will be devoted to new developments in the Gulf of Mexico, and the February issue will contain written versions of the presentations at TLE Forum IV, which attracted an estimated audience of 1,100 at the recent SEG Annual Meeting in Dallas.

New Publications
Pick up SEG's latest books and CD-ROMs:

Available December 10:

SEG Foundation

Project Proposals Deadline January 1, 2004
The SEG Foundation is accepting project proposals for 2004. Proposals received by January 1, 2004, will be considered.

In general, proposals should address issues or problems related to the Foundation's mission in support of SEG's objectives:

The mission of the SEG Foundation is to encourage and support scientific, educational, and charitable activities of benefit to the general public, to geophysicists, and to the geophysical corporate community. Its mission is supported by contributions, and it is from those contributions that the Foundation is able to support a limited number of projects to further its stated mission.
In accomplishing its mission, the Foundation aids, encourages, supports, and furthers the dissemination to and understanding by the general public of scientific information in the field of geophysics and related sciences; provides scholarships to deserving students in the field of geophysics and related sciences; and aids educators in the field of geophysics and related sciences.

If you or your group or organization has a project in line with the stated mission of the SEG Foundation, you should submit it for consideration by the SEG Foundation Board of Directors to Phyllis Connor, Director, SEG Foundation, P.O. Box 702740, Tulsa, Oklahoma, or by email to

Please see the Foundation Web site below for a proposal form and additional information on how to prepare and submit a proposal.

Continuing Education

SEG Education Weeks
The SEG Education Weeks are an opportunity to participate in one or more of a group of Continuing Education courses. These courses are held over a one week period in a common location. Register for two courses and receive a discount!

New Orleans

February 10-11, 2004

February 12-13, 2004

  • Seismic Anisotropy: Basic Theory and Applications in Exploration and Reservoir Characterization by Ilya Tsvankin and Vladimir Grechka
  • Planning and Executing a Marine 3D Survey by Malcolm Lansley and Phil Fontana


May 11-12, 2004

  • AVO: Seismic Lithology by Fred Hilterman and Mike Graul
  • The Role of Geophysics in Risk Assessment by William Brumbaugh and Laura Kay Ethetton
  • Understanding the Nature of Seismic Data by Don Macpherson

May 13-14, 2004

  • Seismic Imaging of Subsurface Geology by Mike Schoenberger
  • Velocity as an Interpretation Tool by Melvan D. Carter


July 20-21, 2004

July 20-23, 2004

  • A Practical Understanding of Migration and Dip Moveout by John Bancroft

July 22-23, 2004

  • Application and Interpretation of Converted Waves by Robert Stewart and James Gaiser
  • Seismic Anisotropy: Basic Theory and Applications in Exploration and Reservoir
  • Characterization by Ilya Tsvankin and Vladimir Grechka

2004 Distinguished Instructor Short Course
Petroleum Systems of Deep-Water Settings by Dr. Paul Weimer

This course provides geophysicists with a broad overview of the petroleum systems of deep-water settings. The course design allows geophysicists to integrate the information into their daily work flow quickly. The material presented is approximately the 80-85th percentile of available information. Lectures will be complemented by extensive references to key publications that geophysicists may use to follow up. This course emphasizes the geologic aspects of deep-water deposits.

The schedule will be posted on the DISC Web page as soon as it is finalized.

2004 Spring Distinguished Lecture
Earth Model Complexity and Risk Description in Resource Exploration and Development by William L. Abriel. The schedule will be posted on the Distinguished Lecture Program Web page as soon as it is finalized.


2004 Development and Production Forum
"Informed Reservoir Management Leading to Increased Recovery Factors
May 16-21
Galveston, Texas

2004 SEG/EAGE Summer Research Workshop
"Characterization of Fractured Reservoirs
August 1-6
Vancouver, British Columbia