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New Three-Society Search Engine

SEG has joined with AAPG and SPE to develop LookUpstream, a simultaneous search of the technical libraries of the three societies, covering nearly 100,000 papers. With a single search, you can find papers from all three societies. Links go to the society Web sites where end users may purchase the papers or gain access through their corporate subscription.

Related Link: LookUpstream

Call for Modeling Papers in Geophysics

SEG invites papers for publication in an upcoming special section or issue of Geophysics titled "Seismic Modeling with Applications to Acquisition, Processing, and Interpretation." The objective of the upcoming special section is to elucidate modeling algorithms, methodologies, and their applications in acquisition, processing, interpretation, and visualization of seismic data.

Contributions can be based on theories and algorithms (e.g., finite difference, pseudospectral, parallelization strategy), wave-propagation media (e.g., acoustic, elastic, anisotropic, viscoelastic), acquisition geometries (e.g., borehole, VSP, surface, OBC), application types (e.g., hypothesis testing, acquisition design, interpretive processing), or other relevant and related topics.

Interested authors should submit their manuscripts for review no later than 31 October 2006. In addition, the special issue/section editors would like to receive a provisional title and list of authors as soon as possible. Authors should submit via the normal online submission system for Geophysics and indicate that it is a contribution for the special section or issue on seismic modeling.

Related Link: Geophysics Online Submission

Given the tight timeline for publication of this issue, Geophysics is going to strictly enforce author submission guidelines, covered in "Instructions to Authors" published in the January-February 2006 issue and online.

Related Link: Instructions to Authors

Normal page and color charges will apply. Please note Geophysics page and color charges at the following link.

Related Link: Geophysics Page Charges

For specific questions, please contact the special issue/section editors Johan Robertsson, J. Bee Bednar, or Joakim Blanch.


The July–August issue of Geophysics 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 Online

The Leading Edge

The August issue of The Leading Edge will contain a special section on electromagnetic techniques. It will include some up-to-date information on the exciting new work in controlled-source EM offshore reconnaissance. The September issue previews the upcoming Annual Meeting in New Orleans and includes a special section on Reservoir surveillance.

Related Link: TLE Online

SEG Foundation

2006-2007 Scholarship Program

On 31 March 2006, the SEG Scholarship Committee awarded the largest scholarship expenditure in SEG's history. At the committee's request, the SEG Foundation approved a US$20 000 supplement to its already generous budget. This resulted in the funding of 147 scholarships totaling US$271 450.

These SEG scholars are citizens of 24 different countries who are studying in 13 countries. Eighty-four of the 147 recipients (57%) are citizens of countries other than the United States. This figure aligns with SEG's membership, as 59% of SEG's members live outside the United States. Fifty of the 147 scholarship recipients (34%) study in universities outside the United States, more than twice the percentage in 2005-2006.

The SEG Scholarship Program is open to graduate and undergraduate students at any recognized university worldwide who are pursuing a degree in applied geophysics or other closely related fields. The 2007-2008 scholarship program is scheduled to open on 1 September 2006. Applications will be available on the SEG Foundation Web site as early as 1 September.

Related Link: SEG Foundation Web site

For more information about the SEG Scholarship Program, please visit the Foundation site or send an e-mail to


AAPG/SEG Student Expo
9-10 October 2006
George R. Brown Convention Center
Houston, Texas

We'll take you from potential to opportunity! The 9th Annual AAPG/SEG Student Expo will be a unique opportunity to link geoscience students with industry recruiters. Students benefit by presenting their work, networking, and interviewing with multiple employers while companies enjoy cost-efficient recruiting from a diverse and talented student population.

For more information and to register, visit the following link.

Related Link: AAPG/SEG Student Expo

SEG International Exhibition and
76th Annual Meeting

Advance Registration open

Advance registration are open for the SEG/New Orleans meeting. Register before 5 September 2006 and save!

Housing reservations must be made by 1 September 2006 in order to guarantee convention rates.

The Hilton New Orleans Riverside will serve as the headquarters hotel and spouse program hotel. The Springhill Suites will be the headquarters hotel for the International Showcase.

SEG encourages your support in its efforts to keep membership dues and registration fees low by utilizing official hotels only. Booking through the SEG housing source offers you the best available price and closest proximity to the convention center and headquarters hotel activities.

Annual Meeting Technical Program

The full technical program with all of the accepted abstracts has been posted online. Contributions from all geophysical disciplines and from all parts of the world are represented in the Technical Program scheduled for New Orleans, created from more than 800 abstracts received for review.

Related Link: Annual Meeting Technical Program

Career Placement Area

The SEG Career Placement Area will provide a central place for students, companies, and job seekers to meet. Companies may rent a booth in the area to focus their recruiting efforts. For additional information, please contact SEG Career Placement.

Booth space is almost sold out!

If your company is considering a booth at the SEG Annual Meeting in New Orleans, now is the time to act. Visit the Exhibitor Information section and the Booth Browser on the SEG Web site.

Professional Development

Continuing Education

Registration is open for all CE courses at the SEG Annual Meeting in New Orleans. Please visit the SEG Professional Development site for a complete list, course descriptions, and to register.

Related Link: CE Registration Page

Distinguished Lecture Series

Bill Fahmy, SEG/AAPG Joint Fall 2006 Distinguished Lecturer, begins his tour 24 August 2006 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He is scheduled to give 24 presentations before the end of January. His talk is titled "DHI/AVO Best Practices Methodology and Applications." His abstract, biography, and itinerary are available on the SEG Professional Development site.

Related Link: Fall 2006 Distinguished Lecturer

The online Distinguished Lecture Presentation Library continues to draw attention and excellent reviews. This is the perfect opportunity for those who cannot attend a Distinguished Lecture to view the full presentation. Those who have participated can refresh their memories by viewing a lecture again. Viewing any presentation is free of charge. Please take a moment to fill in the evaluation afterward; this will help SEG improve this service.

Related Link: Distinguished Lecturers Presentation Library

Distinguished Instructor Short Course

Only six stops remain on the 2006 SEG/EAGE DISC tour. Kurt Marfurt's course, titled "Seismic Attribute Mapping of Structure and Stratigraphy," has been the most successful DISC in several years. Please visit the SEG Professional Development site for a complete abstract and schedule. Registrations for most venues should be made through the local host society; registrations for the Annual Meeting presentation should be made through the SEG Professional Development Department.

Related Link: SEG/EAGE DISC 2006


Member-Get-a-Member 2006

Time is running out for the 2005-2006 Membership Campaign – Play Your Cards Right. This campaign was launched October 2005 and will end September 2006. Over the first three quarters, the Member-Get-a-Member campaign has attracted more than 1,500 new members recruited by 445 current SEG members. Recruit members and win prizes!

Related Link: Member-Get-a-Member 2006

Online membership applications

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

Related Link: Membership applications

Upgrade your membership

The SEG Executive Committee would like to invite Associate members to consider upgrading their member status to Active. Active members 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.

Related Link: Membership applications

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

Eligible for Emeritus Status?

In accordance with Article III, Section 6 of the SEG Constitution, "an Active Member in good standing may become an Emeritus Member upon reaching sixty-five years of age, provided the member has been an Active or Associate Member for a total of thirty years." Emeritus members enjoy all the privileges of the Society with a 50% reduction in dues.

SEG has sent a letter to all eligible Active members. If you feel you are eligible and did not receive a letter, please contact Member Services.

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