June 2005 SEG Extra

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Software and Algorithms

Got software? Geophysics is introducing a new Software and Algorithms section with the July-August issue. The goal is to provide a forum for "Numerical Recipes"-style contributions that mix science and source code. The paper will appear in Geophysics, and the code will be archived on the SEG Web site. Both must pass peer review, just like any other Geophysics submission. Think you're a good coder? Demonstrate your pride in your code by contributing it to the new section!

More in Geophysics

In one of a series of 75th Anniversary articles published in Geophysics, J. Bee Bednar focuses on the developmental history of seismic migration (imaging). In this May-June article, he avoids detailed mathematical explanations in favor of a more personal approach in describing the development of the most important imaging tool in the oil industry.

Geophysics is adding another new feature — "Annual Meeting Selections." To encourage participation by the oil and gas industry, Geophysics editors have asked selected authors of papers presented at recent Annual Meetings to submit their work to Geophysics.

Trimming Geophysics' review cycle

Since Geophysics' online peer review system was activated three years ago, time from manuscript submission to the completion of the first review cycle has been trimmed by more than 40%. This year, SEG has trimmed time from paper acceptance to publication by adopting a workflow in which each article is published online as production on it is completed. Previously, articles were published online as entire issues were completed.

To foster faster turnaround times, Geophysics has created a new classification of papers — Geophysics Letters — under which publication is promised within eight months of submission when certain criteria are met. The papers must be no more than four typeset pages and must be of high enough quality on submission that no more than minor revision is necessary. Geophysics Assistant Editor Johan Robertsson leads a special team of editors for Geophysics Letters. The first Geophysics Letters paper is scheduled for publication in the July-August issue.

Annual Meeting 2005

Greeting from the General Chairman

This year the Society of Exploration Geophysicists is celebrating its 75th Anniversary. On behalf of this year's Houston Steering Committee, and SEG members everywhere, I wish to invite you to join this year's celebration that will peak with the SEG International Exposition and Seventy-Fifth Annual Meeting in Houston, Texas, 6-11 November 2005.


Registration for SEG/Houston will open 18 July 2005. A printed copy of the Annual Meeting Announcement will mail with the July issue of The Leading Edge.

Spouse program

We look forward to welcoming spouses to Houston, the birthplace of SEG. Don your "Denims 'n' Diamonds," come celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the founding of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists, and let us show you some Houston hospitality. Each day will have its own character, filled with a variety of seminars, vendors, and activities.

Special Events

Applied Science Program
Dr. Robert D. Ballard has received widespread acclaim for discovering various life forms that thrive around thermal vents deep in the ocean and for locating the RMS Titanic in 1985. Dr. Ballard will speak free to delegates about "Adventures in Deep Sea Exploration.

Featured luncheon
Rejane "Johnnie" Burton is Director of the Minerals Management Service, U.S. Department of the Interior. Burton will speak on a timely topic related to the state of the world energy situation.

SEG Pre-Convention Golf Tournament
This year's tournament will be one to remember! Wildcat Golf Club will host.


Virtual Student Expo

Meet the next generation of industry professionals
Tap into the collective pool of four premier geoscience societies for entry-level and internship candidates. Get much more than resumes. Presentations include work examples, academic assignments, technical papers, and portfolios from internships. Receive a 25% discount when you post an ad by 15 July. SEG Corporate Members can post an ad and search resumes for one month free of charge. For more information, visit the VSE site or call SEG's Student Affairs Specialist at 918-497-5574.

Professional Development

Distinguished Lecture Series

Greg Partyka, the Spring 2005 Distinguished Lecturer, has kicked off his tour to rave reviews. His lecture, titled "Spectral Decomposition," is available online. Please visit the link below for more information and an up-to-date schedule.

Distinguished Instructor Short Course

The 2005 DISC book is available for purchase by SEG and EAGE members. Rodney Calvert presents the 2005 SEG/EAGE Distinguished Instructor Short Course on "Insights and Methods for 4D Reservoir Monitoring and Characterization." For more information, please visit the links below.

Education Week

The next Education Week will be held 6-10 June in Houston, Texas. The 2005 SEG/EAGE DISC will be presented on 6 June, followed by four days of Continuing Education classes. Registration is still available for the DISC and some courses. To register, visit the following link or contact Candice Chinsethagid, Professional Development Specialist, by e-mail or phone at 918-497-5526.


SEG Land Seismic Forum

The Gulf Hotel Bahrain will serve as the location for the Land Seismic Forum, to be held 18-21 September 2005. Applications are being accepted. Deadline to submit an application is 15 June.

Summer Research Workshop

This year's SRW, "Problems in Modeling Heterogeneity," will be held 27-30 June 2005. This year's SRW explores problems in modeling heterogeneity as found in nature and complementary problems in the design of man-made composite materials.

Bucharest 2005

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.

Nominations open for IPTC project integration award

The International Petroleum Technology Conference (21-23 November, Doha, Qatar) seeks nominations for the "Excellence in Project Integration" award recognizing a project team for outstanding achievements in managing and directing an integrated oil or gas project from discovery to delivery. The deadline for nominations is 15 July. Applications are available online to nominate a company, organization or institute.

Cairo 2005

The Second International Petroleum Conference and Exhibition was a resounding success that exceeded all expectations. The conference was held 16-19 May 2005 under the patronage of H.E. Eng. Sameh Fahmy, Minister of Petroleum for Egypt, and organized and hosted by the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG), the Egyptian Geophysical Society (EGS), the Egyptian Petroleum Exploration Society (EPEX), and the Egyptian Petroleum Association (EPA). The plenary session was attended by more than 2000 people.

The participants represented 50 nations and 145 organizations from around the world. The technical program included 202 technical papers, eight Executive Sessions and eight Business Forums. In addition, almost 100 delegates participated in four field trips.


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  1. Print a copy of the Active membership application below.
  2. Complete the application.
  3. Fax the completed application to 918-497-5561.

Before completing the application, please review the qualifications and benefits for Active membership at the following link.



Professional Development

7-8 June 2005
Houston, TX

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