New Publications Available
SEG has published several new books and disc products in the past six weeks. These all are available for purchase through the SEG Online Book Mart:
Best Paper in Geophysics nominations
SEG Editor Yonghe Sun requests nominations for the Best Paper in Geophysics from among the papers published in 2005. An index listing all papers and authors published in 2005 is included in the November-December issue.
SEG members should e-mail their nominations to the Editor at firstname.lastname@example.org by 12 March 2006.
The 2005 SEG Annual Report, including reports of committee chairs plus audited financial statements for both SEG and the SEG Foundation, is available for download.
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The Leading Edge
The December issue of TLE is composed almost entirely of a special section on Rocks Under Stress. This is obviously a hot topic in geophysics as this section will contain 11 papers.
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Save a Stamp—Renew Online
Renew online to continue your membership benefits for 2006. Dues statements for membership renewal have been mailed. If you did not receive your statement or have any questions about your dues or member benefits, please contact us at email@example.com.
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2006 Membership Campaign
Play your cards right! Recruit new members in this year's Member-Get-A-Member campaign and receive valuable prizes.
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SEG Scholarship Program
Since its inception in 1956, the SEG Scholarship Program has provided more than US$4 million in funding for geoscience students all over the world. During the 2005–2006 academic year alone, the SEG Foundation granted US$268,100 to 136 students worldwide. Don't miss your opportunity to become one of the many recipients of a prestigious SEG scholarship. Applications are available through the Foundation Web site. All applications and supporting documents must be received in the Foundation office by the close of business on 1 February 2006. For more information, please visit the link below or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Annual Meeting 2006
New Orleans Call for Papers
The 2006 Call for Papers for the New Orleans Annual Meeting is available. Abstract kits will be available online after 14 December 2005. Start making plans now to submit your paper for what promises to be an extremely well-attended and exciting meeting of geoscientists from around the world!
Distinguished Lecturer Series
Panos Kelamis, the SEG 75th Anniversary Distinguished Lecturer, will finish his tour in early 2006 with stops in France, Canada, California, and Australia. His talk, titled "A pragmatic view of land multiple attenuation technology," presents a series of practical strategies that target the attenuation of surface and internal multiples in a land environment. Kelamis uses a plethora of land data sets, many from the world's largest oil fields in Saudi Arabia. Streaming video of Kelamis' talk will be posted on the SEG Distinguished Lecturer Web site before the end of the year.
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The SEG/AAPG Joint Fall 2005 Distinguished Lecturer, Rebecca Latimer, has finished the first week of her tour. She will present her talk again in Dallas on 21 February 2006, and her Eastern North America tour is scheduled for 6-17 March 2006. Titled "Uses, abuses, and examples of seismic-derived acoustic impedance data: What does the interpreter need to know?" her presentation demonstrates the necessity for inversion and explains its contribution to an interpretation workflow. Latimer shows how scale differences can affect the results, how the interpreter analyzes the rock properties and uses these with inverted data, and how to spot pitfalls in the overuse of impedance data, and she examines both the strengths and drawbacks of using inversion as compared with the original rock data. Her tour is organized by AAPG. Details are available on the AAPG Web site.
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Gary Mavko, SEG Spring 2006 Distinguished Lecturer, will begin his tour in February. His talk, "Rock physics strategies for facies and fluids mapping," discusses how depositional and post depositional processes in various geologic settings can be related to velocity, density, and Vp/Vs ratio. His tour schedule will be posted on the SEG Web site as soon as it is finalized.
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Distinguished Instructor Short Course
On 12 December 2005, Rodney Calvert concludes the 2005 SEG/EAGE Distinguished Instructor Short Course, titled "Insights and Methods for 4D Reservoir Monitoring and Characterization," in Oman. Calvert calls upon his many years of 3D and 4D experience to present a state-of-the-art class on time-lapse seismic and its application to integrated studies of petroleum reservoirs. Please visit the site below for a complete abstract, biography, and schedule; registration is available through the local (host) societies. The 2005 DISC book is now available for purchase by SEG and EAGE members.
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Kurt Marfurt will present the 2006 DISC titled "Seismic Attribute Mapping of Structure and Stratigraphy." Marfurt's schedule will be posted as it is confirmed.
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Registration will open in December for Education Week courses scheduled for Houston in February 2006. Among the offerings is a new course on Controlled Source Electromagnetics for subsea exploration, presented by Steve Constable. Courses also are set for an Education Week in Calgary during May 2006. Courses to be given in Lafayette, LA, will be announced shortly. Please visit the SEG Professional Development site for complete details and to register.
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SEG Annual Meeting 2006
December 5 - 9, 2005
SEG Business Office
Fundamentals of 3D
Seismic Survey Design
February 27 - 28, 2006
Seismic Anisotropy: Basic Theory and Applications
in Exploration and
Ilya Tsvankin and
AVO: Seismic Lithology
Michael Graul and
March 1 - 2, 2006
Methods for Petroleum
March 3, 2006
Pore Pressure Prediction
Insights and Methods for 4D Reservoir Monitoring and Characterization
by Rodney Calvert
Petroleum Systems of Deepwater Settings
by Paul Weimer and
Roger M. Slatt
Seismic Amplitude Interpretation
by Fred J. Hilterman
Problems in Exploration Seismology and their Solutions
by Lloyd P. Geldart and
Robert E. Sheriff
Fundamentals of Geophysical Interpretation
by Laurence R. Lines and
Rachel T. Newrick
Seismic Data Analysis: Processing, Inversion, and Interpretation of Seismic Data
by Öz Yilmaz
Seismic Amplitude Interpretation
Fred J. Hilterman
Geophysics in the Affairs of Mankind: A Personalized History of Exploration Geophysics
by L. C. (Lee) Lawyer,
Charles C. Bates, and
Robert B. Rice
Interpretation of Three-Dimensional Seismic Data, sixth edition
Alistair R. Brown
9-11 January, 2006
Science City, Kolkata, India
SEG SPG-India, 6th International Conference and Exposition on Petroleum Geophysics,
"Geophysics for Mitigating Exploration Risks
24-26 July 2006
SEG-HAGI-IPA-IATMI-IAGI Bali 2006 International Geosciences Conference and Exhibition,
"Advances in Geoscience Technology to Enhance the Optimization of Resource Utilization
Call for Papers Deadline
28 February 2006
15-18 October 2006
St. Petersburg, Russia
EAGE/EAGO/SEG St. Petersburg 2006,
"Geosciences – To Discover and Develop
Call for Papers Deadline
1 March 2006