New SEG Dues Structure
The 2004/05 Executive Committee submitted for Council approval a three-tiered dues structure that would more closely match the ability of members to pay SEG dues. The Council unanimously approved the dues structure during the SEG Annual Meeting in Denver, Colorado.
The three-tiered dues structure is based on World Bank Classification (gross national income per capita) of countries: high-income economies (group IV countries), upper-middle-income economies (group III countries) and lower-middle and low income economies (group I & II countries). Membership dues for 2005 are based on citizenship or primary work residence, whichever dues rate is higher.
The 2005 dues statements have been mailed. If you have not received your statement, please contact SEG Membership Services.
You can download a detailed explanation of the new dues structure (362kb PDF) at the link below.
Pay your Dues Online
Paying your membership dues online is a simple two-step process. Click the link below to get started.
Calling All Students!
Start your career path today! Present yourself to the E&P industry through the Virtual Student Expo at the following link. Use the Expo to help find an internship or your first job. You can post your resume, create an online portfolio, and submit a video presentation of yourself.
In 2005 the SEG celebrates its 75th Anniversary at the Annual Meeting scheduled 6-11 November in Houston, Texas. Do not miss this historic opportunity to present your work.
Technical Program Chairman Dave Monk and his committee officially invite you to submit your paper for presentation at the meeting. Contributions from all geophysical disciplines and from all parts of the world are welcome. Case histories and work that is of particular interest to those working within oil companies are especially encouraged and will receive preferential consideration.
Because this is a historic meeting, it is likely that both attendance and number of technical paper submissions will be high. The Technical Program Committee will select the best papers for presentation, as the number of technical sessions will be limited. Papers must conform to the SEG format, and be written clearly in English. Papers submitted after the deadline may be rejected even if they are considered technically acceptable. Submissions for poster papers are encouraged.
Abstract kits will be available online after 14 December 2004. Hard copies may be requested from the SEG Business Office.
Deadline for abstract submission is 5 p.m. CST, 20 April 2005.
2005 Development & Production Forum
The 2005 Development and Production Forum, scheduled 15-19 May 2005, will deal with intrinsic seismic absorption (Q) in reservoir rocks and what information useful to the reservoir engineer and the petrophysicist can be gleaned from this phenomenon. Learn more at the following link.
The Cairo 2005 Second International Petroleum Conference and Exhibition, sponsored by SEG, the Egyptian Geophysical Society (EGS), the Egyptian Petroleum Exploration Society (EPEX) and the Egyptian Petroleum Association (EPA), will be held 16-19 May 2005 in Cairo, Egypt. The theme for this exhibition is "Imaging the Future.
Further information about this exciting conference is available by e-mail or by visiting the following site.
Online abstracts submission is under way and will continue through 5 January 2005.
Exhibition space is still available. View the floor plan and brochure at the Cairo 2005 Web site above, or contact Steve Emery by email or phone at 918-497-5539.
Bucharest 2005, the 4th Congress of the Balkan Geophysical Society's International Conference and Exhibition of Applied Geophysics and Earth Physics, will be organized and hosted by the Romanian Society of Geophysics in cooperation with SEG, the European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers (EAGE), the European Geosciences Union (EGU) and the American Geophysical Union (AGU), under the auspices of the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG). The conference will be held 9-12 October 2005 in Bucharest, Romania.
Abstracts submission will open soon. Theme: Geophysics without Frontiers. Abstract deadline: 30 April 2005.
For more information, e-mail Dr. Radu Dimitriu or check out the Bucharest Web site at the following address.
9th International Congress
The 9th International Congress of the Brazilian Geophysical Society, the largest geoscience event held in Latin America, will be held 11-14 September 2005 in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil.
In addition to the Congress, a special showcase of the latest exploration and development techniques and tools will take place in the EXPOGEF 2005 by equipment makers and service companies from all over the world.
My SEG Spotlight: Communities
Have you visited the My SEG area of the SEG Web site yet? All SEG members have access to many exciting features, including SEG Communities. Similar to forums, but more feature-rich, SEG Communities allow members to discuss topics, share files, and stay up to date with the latest news from the Society. As an added bonus, all SEG committees now have private SEG Communities of their own to facilitate internal communication.
To explore SEG Communities, click the link below, log on as described on the page, and select "Communities" in the pale bar near the top of the page.
Users who would like to receive e-mail notifications of activity in their Communities can select "Global Preferences" at the lower right of the Communities page. If you'd like to learn more about Communities, SEG provides a handy downloadable Users' Guide in PDF format, available from the Web site or at the link below.
For login problems, please contact the SEG Membership Department. For other technical issues, contact the SEG Web Group.
Fall 2004 SEG/AAPG Distinguished Lecture
Heloise Lynn has finished her Fall 2004 SEG/AAPG Distinguished Lecture tour, but you haven't missed it. Her presentation is now available on the SEG Web site. After viewing the presentation, SEG and AAPG sections, members, and students can join her for several online question-and-answer sessions that will be scheduled shortly.
Contact the SEG Professional Development Department for more information.
Spring 2005 SEG Distinguished Lecture
Greg Partyka will present the Spring 2005 Distinguished Lecture. His topic is "Spectral Decomposition." His presentation schedule is being finalized and will be posted to the SEG Professional Development Web site as soon as it is complete.
2004 SEG/EAGE Distinguished Instructor Short Course
Paul Weimer will present the 2004 SEG/EAGE Distinguished Instructor Short Course in Houston on 13 January 2005 and in Dallas on 3 February 2005. His topic is "Petroleum Systems of Deepwater Settings." His DISC presentations to date have received excellent reviews.
The first DigitalDISC, Fred J. Hilterman's 2001 SEG/EAGE Distinguished Instructor Short Course, was unveiled at the SEG Annual Meeting in Denver. This presentation of "Seismic Amplitude Interpretation" is available from the SEG Book Mart for an SEG/EAGE member price of US$29 (plus shipping), and is a complement to his DISC book of the same title. The DigitalDISC is an indexed, computerized presentation, with Hilterman's slides occupying most of the window. The DigitalDISC includes full audio and transcripts, with video or still pictures of the instructor.
SEG Digital Library
In 2005, SEG is unifying the online versions of Geophysics, The Leading Edge, the Technical Program Expanded Abstracts, and an online version of Robert E. Sheriff's Encyclopedic Dictionary of Applied Geophysics, 4th edition into a single interface. Collectively, these will be known as the SEG Digital Library. A search engine covering all 69 years of Geophysics, all 23 years of The Leading Edge, and all 23 years of the Expanded Abstracts is a key component of the new SEG Digital Library.
Access to the SEG Digital Library is a benefit of SEG membership. Nonmember and institutional subscriptions also are available. The new Digital Library offers subscribers a discount off the price of all four publications ordered individually.
The Scitation platform, on which the SEG Digital Library will reside, has undergone several enhancements during the past year. SEG publications are enjoying enhancements in reference linking, citation downloading, and personalization features.
The Leading Edge
The December issue of The Leading Edge will include a special section on Deep Exploration and a summary of the 2004 SEG Member Compensation Survey. This is the fourth salary survey that SEG has commissioned in recent years. This one, for the first time, deals exclusively with the United States and Canada. A survey covering the rest of the world will be conducted in 2005.