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SEG International Exposition and Seventy-Sixth Annual Meeting
New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
1–6 October 2006

The New Orleans Annual Meeting is shaping up to be another blockbuster. More than 195 exhibitors already have contracted for more than 85% of the exhibit floor space.

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The abstract submission process closed with more submissions for the New Orleans meeting than for last year's record 75th Anniversary program. The Technical Program Committee has met to finalize the technical program schedule. All those who submitted abstracts will receive a Notification of Acceptance no later than mid-June.

Thanks to the generous sponsorship of SEG and several E&P companies, the International Showcase this year offers up to 30 qualified exhibitors the opportunity to participate in the world's largest oil, energy, and mineral exposition showcasing cutting-edge geophysical technology. The application deadline has been extended to 15 June. The Global Theatre is this year's showcase attraction, featuring "Africa on the Horizon.

For up-to-the-second updates on the city of New Orleans, please visit the "News from New Orleans" section of the Annual Meeting Web site.

Related Link: News

Important dates for the New Orleans Meeting

  • The deadline for International Showcase application and contract is 6 June 2006.
  • Notification of abstract acceptance will be sent out no later than mid-June.
  • Advance Registration and Housing opens Thursday, 6 July.
  • The Annual Meeting Announcement mails with the July issue of The Leading Edge.
  • Information from the Annual Meeting Announcement will be posted on the Annual Meeting site before 6 July.
  • The complete Technical Program schedule will be posted on the Annual Meeting site after 1 August.


SEG Summer Research Workshop
Snowbird, Utah
10-14 July 2006

Attention SEG Student members! Thanks to the generous sponsorship of Shell, the first 25 student members to register for the Summer Research Workshop before 12 June will have their $450 registration fee completely waived. Find more information or register at the following link.

Related Link: Summer Research Workshop 2006

Please note that this covers registration only. All other expenses are to be paid by the student member.

Jakarta 2006
Advance registration is open through 30 June 2006 for the Jakarta 2006 International Geosciences Conference and Exhibition, taking place 14-16 August 2006 in Jakarta, Indonesia. for more information, visit the Jakarta 2006 Web site.

Related Link: Jakarta 2006


May-June Geophysics delayed

The May-June issue of Geophysics will arrive a bit late to print subscribers, but we think readers will find it well worth the wait. This issue was produced by a new composition vendor and contains more than 700 pages, including 63 technical articles by more than 120 authors.

The July–August issue will be accompanied by a special supplement containing 21 papers on seismic interferometry. Editors Kees Wapenaar, Deyan Draganov, and Johan Robertsson were instrumental in compiling these papers by physicists, mathematicians, and geophysicists in this emerging area of important research.

Related Link: Geophysics at the SEG Digital Library

Upcoming in The Leading Edge

The June issue of TLE will have a special section on Hydrogeophysics and an unscheduled "bonus" section on Heavy Oil. The July issue of TLE contains a special section on India.

Related Link: TLE at the SEG Digital Library


Online membership applications

Joining, reinstating, transferring, and referring new members has gotten easier. SEG introduces online applications for Active, Associate, Student, and Global memberships. Members, forward the following link to a colleague with a note why they, too, should join SEG.

Related Link: Membership application forms online

Upgrade your membership

The SEG Executive Committee would like to invite Associate members to consider upgrading member status to Active member. As an Active member you will have the opportunity to take an active role in furthering the objectives of the Society by participating in its decision-making processes.

Eligibility and reference requirements for Active membership are outlined on the online application located at the following link.

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If you have questions, please contact the membership department at (918) 497-5581 or


SEG Advanced Modeling Consortium

SEG announces the call for participants in the SEG Advanced Modeling (SEAM) project. This industry consortium will advance the understanding of subsurface seismology through leading-edge geophysical numerical modeling. Participants will pay an annual fee and will determine model parameters. Data sets will enter the public domain after an initial two years of confidentiality.

Related Link: SEG Advanced Modeling Consortium

Professional Development

Distinguished Lecture Series

Gary Mavko, SEG Spring 2006 Distinguished Lecturer, was forced to cut his tour short due to health concerns. However, his talk, "Rock Physics Strategies for Facies and Fluids Mapping," is available for online viewing at the SEG Distinguished Lecturers Presentation Library.

Related Link: DL Presentation Library

The SEG/AAPG Joint Fall 2005 Distinguished Lecturer, Rebecca Latimer, has completed her tour. Her talk, "Uses, Abuses, and Examples of Seismic-Derived Acoustic Impedance Data: What Does the Interpreter Need to Know?" also has been recorded and is available from the following link.

Related Link: SEG/AAPG Fall 2005 DL Presentation

Distinguished Instructor Short Course

Kurt Marfurt is presenting the 2006 SEG/EAGE DISC titled "Seismic Attribute Mapping of Structure and Stratigraphy," based in part on his highly successful 3D attributes short course. After two stops in Europe, Marfurt will take his course to the Far East and Australia during June and July. Please visit the SEG Professional Development site for a complete abstract and schedule; registrations should be made through the local host society.

Related Link: SEG/EAGE DISC 2006

Continuing Education

SEG will offer 10 Continuing Education courses at the Annual Meeting in New Orleans. These include a new course on data processing by Steve Hill, and "Marine Electromagnetics" by Steve Constable. Please visit the SEG Professional Development site below for a complete list, course descriptions, and to register.

SEG will offer two courses at the Jakarta 2006 International Geosciences Conference and Exhibition in Indonesia on 13-14 August 2006. Registration is open for "The Role of Geophysics in Risk Assessment” by William Brumbaugh and Laura Kay Ethetton and "Seismic Velocity Model as an Interpretation Asset" by Philip Schultz. Please visit the following link for a complete list, course descriptions, and to register.

Related Link: Continuing Education Course Listing by Date

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