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2004-2005 Executive Committee

The following candidates have been elected to serve on the 2004-2005 SEG Executive Committee:

  • President-Elect Terry K. Young
  • First Vice-President Jerry M. Harris
  • Second Vice-President Bill Pearson
  • Vice-President Klaas Koster
  • Secretary-Treasurer Susan Peebler

Craig Beasley will serve as president, and Jerry Schuster will continue his two-year term as editor.

Bios of the newly elected members will be available soon on the SEG Web site.

SEG International Exposition and 74th Annual Meeting

The 2004 Steering Committee and the Exhibitors Committee have put forth great effort to help make the SEG International Exposition and Seventy-Fourth Annual Meeting in Denver the best ever. Please make plans to attend this premier technology event for geoscientists.

Exposition Hours:

Sunday, October 10

6–8 p.m.

Monday, October 11

9 a.m.–6 p.m.

Tuesday, October 12

9 a.m.–6 p.m.

Wednesday, October 13

9 a.m.–4 p.m.


Register for the SEG International Exposition and 74th Annual Meeting today! Registration is open and has never been easier. Sign up online or by faxing in the registration form found on our Web site. You can save big by registering before September 3, 2004.

Technical Program

This year's Technical Program - including all expanded abstracts - now is available online! By reviewing this material carefully, you can maximize the professional development opportunity that awaits you. Don't forget about the Convention Workshops on Thursday afternoon and Friday morning!


The Exhibit Hall is close to sold out and only booths of modest size still are available. To secure one of the remaining exhibit spaces, contact Steve Emery.

Housing Information/Transportation

Reservation Deadline: September 10, 2004

SEG encourages you to support its efforts to keep membership dues and registration fees low by using only official hotels. By booking through SEG's housing source, members get the best available price, shuttle bus service, and the closest proximity to the convention center and headquarters hotel activities.

Icebreaker/Exposition Preview
Sunday, October 10, 6-8 p.m.
Colorado Convention Center

The Sunday Evening Icebreaker/Exposition Preview will give attendees an opportunity to meet the exhibitors and renew acquaintances in a casual setting. Once again, the Icebreaker will feature a buffet of complimentary hors d'oeuvres, cash bars, and musical entertainment around the exhibition hall.

Applied Science Education Program
Wednesday, October 13, 10 a.m.
Colorado Convention Center

A special feature of this meeting is the free Applied Science Education Program. The program will begin at 10 a.m. Wednesday, October 13, with a keynote address by Dr. Robert Bakker, Dinosaur Renaissance Man.

Presidential Address and Honors & Awards Ceremony
Sunday, October 10, 4 p.m.
Colorado Convention Center

Join your colleagues as some of the most prestigious awards in the geophysical industry are presented at the 2004 SEG Honors & Awards Ceremony. Following the awards the SEG President, Peter Duncan, will give his address on the state and goals of the Society and the industry.

TLE Forum V: Globalization of the Energy Business
Monday, October 11, 9 a.m.
Ballroom 2 & 3, Colorado Convention Center
Sponsored by HP

This year's distinguished panel includes:

  • Robert Brunck, chairman and CEO of Compagnie Générale de Géophysique
  • Peter Carragher, head of Discipline, Worldwide Exploration of BP Exploration and Production Technology
  • João C. A. Figueira, executive manager of Petrobras Int'l E&P
  • Robert (Bob) A. Gistri, manager, New Business Identification, Business Development of ExxonMobil Exploration Company
  • Robert (Bob) Peebler, president and CEO of I/O
  • Matthew R. Simmons, chairman and CEO of Simmons & Company Int'l
  • Michael (Mick) Lambert, president and CEO of GX Technology Corp.

International Showcase

For a truly multicultural experience, join the International Showcase at the Annual Meeting in celebrating its 10th Anniversary! For more information, contact Chuck Diggins or Pam Terekhova.

Global Forum II "The Role of Technology in the Global E&P Business
Tuesday, October 12, 9-11:30 a.m.
Colorado Convention Center, Ballroom 2 and 3
Sponsored by I/O, BP, and Renegade Geophysics

This year's distinguished panel includes:

  • Ibraheem Assa'adan, Manager of Upstream Ventures Department, Saudi Aramco
  • Peter Bernard, President & CEO, Landmark
  • Dalton Boutte, President, WesternGeco
  • Doug Cherry, Exploration Manager, Energy Africa
  • Pete Morowski, VP of Software, DELL
  • Marcos Mozetic, Head of Worldwide Exploration, Repsol YPF
  • Bob Peebler, President & CEO, I/O
  • Svein Rennemo, President & CEO, PGS
  • Kairat Sydykov, Director of Seismic Operations and Quality, TNK-BP
  • Jim White, President/CEO, Trace Energy Services Ltd.

Global Affairs Committee Luncheon Meetings

Four Global Affairs Committee Luncheon Meetings are scheduled during this year's Annual Meeting. Tickets for these meetings can be purchased in advance using the Advance Registration Form in the SEG/Denver 2004 Announcement or on site at the Registration booth.

Student Reception
Monday, October 11, 6:30-10 p.m.
Marriott City Center

The Student Reception encourages students, faculty, and company representatives to mingle in a relaxed atmosphere. Great food, entertainment, dancing, and fun highlight the evening for students, professors, professional geophysicists, and recruiters from all over the globe.


You won't want to miss the Annual Meeting this year! Take advantage of free student registration and be prepared to Shape Your Career. This year we are offering more ways for students to shine.

If you are presenting a poster be sure to sign up for the Student Paper Competition.

Bring your resume and stop by the Student Affairs Booth in the Exhibit Hall to upload your resume and PowerPoint presentation to the Virtual Student Expo Web site.

Plan to attend the Student Career Planning Session at 4:30 p.m. Monday, October 11. Hear directly from a human resources professional who will give insights into what companies are looking for. A panel of members currently in the field will discuss how they landed their career.

Dress casually at the Student Career Planning Session because from there you'll want to head over to the Student Reception to meet with industry professionals, professors, and your peers in a relaxed and entertaining atmosphere.

Continuing Education at the Annual Meeting

SEG is offering a number of Continuing Education courses on Saturday and Sunday, October 9 and 10, prior to the SEG Annual Meeting. Registration is open. Please visit the SEG Professional Development Web site for more information.

Membership Options

Visit the SEG Membership Booth (#1953) at the International Exposition and 74th Annual Meeting. The SEG Member Service staff will be on site to help members:

  • Pay membership dues
  • Report address changes and/or non-receipt of SEG journals
  • Apply for transfer to another membership status
  • Learn more about membership benefits

Web Site Demonstrations

Come by the booth and get a tour of your SEG Web site, including special presentations of the new interactive SEG Communities. There also will be individual training for potential SEG Community Administrators. If you are on a committee and would like to set up an SEG Community for all your members, come by and see us.

Golf Tournament
Saturday, October 9, 1 p.m.
Arrowhead Golf Course

You won't want to miss this year's golf tournament at Arrowhead Golf Course, one of the most beautifully photographed courses in the country. Arrowhead is a premier golf course, located just outside of Denver in Littleton, Colorado.

Registration for this event is open and filling up quickly. The cost is US$175 per player until advance registration closes on Friday, September 3, then the cost is US$200 per player. Sign up online as you register to attend the Annual Meeting, or on the form in your Annual Meeting Announcement. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis, and with this year's location, you'll want to secure your spot right away!

Wednesday Night Gala: 2004: A Museum Odyssey
Wednesday, October 13, 7–10 p.m.
Denver Museum of Nature & Science

Come relive your early science years at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. Each fully registered delegate will receive a voucher for the event.

Spouse Program

The 2004 Spouse Program is full of local flavor and fun activities for everyone. The program will feature daily seminars ranging in topics from skin care to the local art scene and tours from walking around the LoDo district to enjoying the views from atop Pikes Peak.

SEG Publications

The Leading Edge

The August issue of The Leading Edge will have a special section on reservoir modeling and an intriguing interview with Xu Wenrong, former president of BGP (Bureau of Geophysical Prospecting) and recently promoted to assistant president of CNPC (China National Petroleum Corporation). The September issue of TLE will have a review of the upcoming Annual Meeting in Denver, a special section on new technology for seismic interpretation, and an interview with M. Turhan Taner, a geophysicist of historical importance and perhaps the most universally beloved figure in the entire community.

Hot off the Presses

Several new reference publications have been added to the SEG portfolio in the past few weeks and are in stock:


Cairo 2005: Imaging the Future
May 16-19, 2005, Cairo, Egypt

The Second International Petroleum Conference and Exhibition sponsored by SEG, EGS, EPEX, and EPA has recently announced its Call for Papers. Abstracts will be accepted November 30 through December 14, 2004. For more information, email


Membership Campaign

The final round of the 2004 Membership Campaign is under way. It's not too late to participate.

Lifetime Membership

Never pay dues again! If you are an Active, Associate, or Emeritus member who has been an SEG member for at least five years, you could reap valuable membership benefits and never have to pay dues again by taking advantage of Lifetime Membership. For more information, visit our Lifetime membership page below or contact

Professional Development

Distinguished Instructor Short Course (DISC)

The schedule for Paul Weimer's 2004 SEG/EAGE DISC, titled "Petroleum systems of deepwater settings," has been posted on the SEG Web site. Note that it will be offered in Denver on Friday, October 8, in conjunction with the SEG Annual Meeting.

Continuing Education

Besides the courses offered at the Annual Meeting, SEG is offering Continuing Education courses in Houston in November. Please visit the SEG Professional Development Web site for more information. Registration is open for both venues.

Distinguished Lecture Series

Heloise Lynn, SEG/AAPG Distinguished Lecturer, will present her talk on "The Winds of Change: Anisotropic Rocks ... their preferred direction of fluid flow and their associated seismic signatures" this fall.



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