Deadline extended for modeling papers
Geophysics has extended the deadline by one month—to 30 November 2006—for submission of papers to a special issue that will be titled "Seismic Modeling with Applications to Acquisition, Processing, and Interpretation." The objective of the upcoming special issue is to elucidate modeling algorithms, methodologies, and their applications in acquisition, processing, interpretation, and visualization of seismic data.
Contributions can be based on theory and algorithms (e.g., finite difference, pseudospectral, parallelization strategy), physics of wave propagation (e.g., acoustic, elastic, anisotropic, viscoelastic), acquisition geometries (e.g., borehole, VSP, surface, OBC), modeling applications (e.g., hypothesis testing, acquisition design, interpretive processing), or other relevant and related topics. Contributions related to modeling of GPR and CSEM also are welcome.
Authors should submit papers using the normal online submission system for Geophysics and indicate that it is a contribution for the special issue on seismic modeling. The special issue editors would like to receive a provisional title and list of authors as soon as possible. The special issue editors are:
Johan Robertsson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
J. Bee Bednar (email@example.com)
Joakim Blanch (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Related Link: Geophysics Online Submission
Given the tight timeline for publication of this issue, Geophysics editors will strictly enforce author submission guidelines, covered in "Instructions to Authors" published in the January-February 2006 issue and online.
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Normal page and color charges will apply. Please note Geophysics page and color charges at the following link.
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Online Scholarship Applications
The SEG Foundation is pleased to present new online applications for the SEG Foundation Scholarship Program.
Related Link: SEG Foundation Scholarship Program
SEG International Exhibition and
76th Annual Meeting
On-site registration opened 1 p.m. Friday, September 29 for the SEG International Exposition and 76th Annual Meeting, held 1-6 October 2006 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana. Visit the following page for times and registration pricing.
Related Link: Annual Meeting Registration
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.
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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
This year, the Geoscience Center booth in the SEG Pavilion will feature live presentations of hands-on activities that have been developed and tested in our Tulsa educational "lab." Area 5th- and 6th-grade students are invited to participate at one of three morning sessions, from Monday, 2 October through Wednesday, 4 October. These activities have been developed to interest youth in geoscience, both geology and geophysics.
SEG members interested in making school presentations are encouraged to observe these demonstrations and pick up the "Activity Scripts" that detail the presentation concepts, processes, state school standards applications, time requirements, and materials needed. Many other educational resource materials will be available to SEG members for use with primary and secondary school students, as well as Boy and Girl Scout geoscience merit badges.
AAPG/SEG Student Expo
9-10 October 2006
George R. Brown Convention Center
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.
Distinguished Lecture Series
Bill Fahmy, SEG/AAPG Joint Fall 2006 Distinguished Lecturer, began his tour 24 August 2006 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He is scheduled to give 18 more 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
SEG is wrapping up another fantastic year for the Member-Get-a-Member Program. Check the following link often for the results of the final drawing, to be announced in late October, as well as information about next year's Member-Get-a-Member Program.
Related Link: Member-Get-a-Member 2006
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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SEG Annual Meeting 2006
30 September – 1 October 2006
SEG Annual Meeting
New Orleans, LA
Planning and Executing a Marine 3-D Seismic Survey
Malcolm Lansley and
Migration Without Math (OK Maybe a Little Greek Math)
J. Bee Bednar
Seismic Anisotropy: Basic Theory and Applications in Exploration and Reservoir Characterization
Ilya Tsvankin and
Seismic Data Processing
Practical Mapping of Surfaces, Properties, and Volumes for Reservoir Characterization: Principles, Methods, Case Studies and Workflows
AVO: Seismic Lithology
Michael Graul and
Marine Electromagnetic Methods for Petroleum Exploration (CSEM)
Borehole Geophysics: Theory and Practice
Ronald Hinds and
Seismic Fluid Detection, Reservoir Delineation, and Recovery Monitoring: The Rock Physics Basis
1 October 2006
SEG Annual Meeting
New Orleans, LA
Dynamic Reservoir Characterization - Multicomponent 4-D
Steven Roche and
5 - 9 November 2006
Education Week NORTH Houston
Houston Marriott North
6 - 7 November 2006
Gravity and Magnetics
7 November 2006
The Seismic Velocity
Model As An
8 - 9 November 2006
Planning and Executing a
Marine 3-D Seismic Survey
Malcolm Lansley and
9 November 2006
Pore Pressure Prediction
edited by Dwain K. Butler
Introduction to Petroleum Seismology
by Luc T. Ikelle and
by Arthur Weglein and
Seismic Data Processing with Seismic Un*x
by David Forel,
Thomas Benz, and
Wayne D. Pennington
CREWES Research Collection 2006
Reflections in the Field: Commemorating the 75th Anniversary of the SEG
Video on DVD
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
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
by Alistair R. Brown
16-19 October 2006
St. Petersburg, Russia
EAGE/ EAGO/ SEG St. Petersburg 2006,
"Geosciences – To Discover and Develop
26-28 November 2006
SEGJ/ ASEG/ KEGS/ SEG/ EAGE/ EEGS 8th SEGJ International Symposium,
"Imaging and Interpretation