SEG Extra Masthead
July 2008
Vol 6, Issue 7
SEG election voting opens SEG vote
Voting for the 2008 SEG election opened 3 June and closes 31 July. The Nominating Committee has presented a strong slate of candidates for the 2008-2009 Executive Committee and five district representatives. Active SEG members whose e-mail addresses are recorded, received online voting information on 3 June from Survey and Ballot Systems (SBS), the company managing the SEG election. All Active members will receive a paper ballot unless they chose not to receive one.
IEA finds U.S. CO2 sequestration program world's most ambitious CO2 sequestration
A panel of experts from the International Energy Agency (IEA) stated that large-scale CO2 tests currently being undertaken by the Department of Energy (DOE) Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnerships (RCSPs) are the world's most ambitious and will advance carbon capture and storage (CCS) in the United States, Canada, and internationally.
Courses in north Houston
Register by 11 August to avoid the US$35 late fee for two courses that will be offered on 22-23 September in north Houston, USA. The courses are 3D Seismic Attributes for Prospect Identification and Reservoir Characterization" by Kurt Marfurt and Marine Electromagnetic Methods for Hydrocarbon Exploration (CSEM)" by Steve Constable and Kerry Key. For more information e-mail or call +1.918.497.5526.

Annual Meeting course registration opens 8 July
Las VegasThese courses have a separate registration process from the Annual Meeting. Sign up before 15 September to save US$35 on an Annual Meeting course 8-9 November in Las Vegas, USA. For more information, e-mail the SEG Continuing Education program.

SEG/EAGE DISC heads to Buenos Aires, Perth, and Las Vegas Annual Meeting
DISC 2008The 2008 SEG/EAGE Distinguished Instructor Short Course (DISC) instructor Bill Abriel will be in Buenos Aires, Argentina on 21 August and Perth, Australia on 3 September. In September and October the DISC will visit a series of European locations and on 7 November will go to the SEG Annual Meeting in Las Vegas, USA. Go online to view the course description and complete schedule for Bill Abriel's one-day course titled Reservoir Geophysics: Applications." Contact the host section for registration information.
DP Forum 2008Register today for the D&P Forum
Register by 23 July for The Development and Production Forum, "Scaling & Uncertainty," scheduled for 27-31 July in Austin, Texas, USA. Visit our Web site to sign up today! Expect an interactive forum with audience participation that will include both poster and oral presentations.  

SRW 08 - Vancouver

Save on SRW registration
Save US$100 by registering before 31 July
for the Summer Research Workshop, "Unconventional Resources: What do we know and what is the road ahead?" This SRW is scheduled 7-11 September in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Register today by downloading the registration form. Attendance is limited.
July 2008 TLE: Seismic acquisition
TLE July 2008 The July issue of TLE features articles covering the special section topic, seismic acquisition. In Interpreter's Corner, El Mowafy and Marfurt describe structural interpretation of the middle Frio Formation using 3D seismic and well logs. Check out "The seismologist as beachcomber" in this month's The Back Page. Look for these and more in July's TLE.
AM 2008 logoAnnual Meeting events
Mark your calendar and register now for the 78th Annual Meeting in Las Vegas. This year the centerpiece of the convention, the exhibit hall, is sold out. More than 275 companies and organizations related to our profession will be present in Las Vegas. It will be a meeting and an experience you and your spouse will never forget. Registration opens 8 July.

Please remember to make your hotel reservation as soon as possible. We have reserved hotel rooms at Mandalay Bay, THEhotel, Luxor and Excalibur and secured a great group rate.

The 78th SEG Annual Meeting and Convention will begin with the Honors and Awards Ceremony and a Presidential Address given by SEG President Fred Aminzadeh followed by the Icebreaker and opening of the exhibit hall.

The SEG Forum will kick off the meeting in the morning and technical sessions will last Monday afternoon through Thursday.

The theme of this year's International Showcase is "Asia/Pacific: An Ocean of Opportunity." Several events and presentations focusing on the Asia/Pacific region are scheduled.

Eric Barron, Dean of the Jackson School of Geoscience, University of Texas, will be the guest speaker at the Applied Science Education Program. At the Wednesday Night Affair, "An Evening au Cirque," attendees will be treated to food and beverages and immersed in an evening of Las Vegas-type entertainment.

Annual Meeting Spouse Program
This year's Spouse Program will be filled with exciting seminars, tours, and luncheon entertainment.
Many wonderful and unusual events both on and off the strip will be available. Visit our Spouse Program Web page for more information.

Field trips
We are happy to offer two postconvention field trips this year. The first, an overnight trip, is "Introduction to Hyperspectral Imaging, Goldfield and Cuprite Nevada." The second is a one-day visit to the Nevada Test Site.

The Steering Committee has worked diligently to provide SEG members a great convention. Many volunteers are needed to help in various events, especially the International Showcase, Applied Science, and Technical Programs. If you are going to be at the convention and would like to give some of your time to a worthy effort, please sign up here.

Annual Meeting Golf Tournament
The cost for the 2008 SEG preconvention golf tournament is US$200 per golfer until 30 September. After 30 September, registration cannot be made online and the cost goes up to US$225 per golfer. The tournament will
take place at 9 a.m. Saturday, 8 November and will be hosted at Primm Valley Golf Club. The format will consist of a Four-Man Texas Style Scramble. Reservations are on a first-come, first-served basis, and with this location, you'll want to secure your spot right away! For more information please contact our office.
Annual Meeting booth space is SOLD OUT
SEG will complete backlog booth assignments of the companies waiting for their booth number, and those received from this point will be placed on a waiting list. Companies will be contacted as soon as possible. If you have any questions, or if you  wish to be placed on the waiting list, please contact Stephen Emery.
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2008 SEG elections close 31 July
CO2 sequestration
SRW and D&P Forum
July 2008 TLE
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14-18 July
Casper, Wyoming

AAPG/SPE/SEG Joint Hedberg, "The Geologic Occurrence and Hydraulic Significance of Fractures in Reservoirs

20-24 July
Galway, Ireland
Summer Research Workshop 2008, "Emergent and Challenging Issues in Rock Physics: Rock This House!

27-31 July
Austin, Texas
Development & Production Forum, "The Roles of Scaling and Uncertainty in Reservoir Characterization

Pubs bulletSEG publications

Reservoir Geophysics: Applications by William L. Abriel

3D Seismic Imaging by B. Biondi

Seismic Attributes for Prospect Identification and Reservoir Characterization by S. Chopra and K. J. Marfurt
Bridge your job search gap at AAPG/SEG
Student Expo

Student Expo is an online networking tool linking geoscience students with industry recruiters. Students benefit by presenting their work, networking, and interviewing with multiple employers. Companies enjoy cost-efficient recruiting from a diverse and talented student population. Visit the AAPG/SEG Student Expo to get a complete listing of upcoming expos.

Student Expo Travel Grants available
SEG Student Expo Travel Grants will be available to help students defray the costs of airfare and accommodations. The deadline for applications is 15 August. Please visit the Web site to apply.

SRW in Galway, Ireland
is sold out

Registration for the Summer Research Workshop to be held 20-24 July in Galway, Ireland is now closed. Thank you to everyone who submitted an abstract to present at the SRW. This workshop will have a solid, exciting program because of the great work to be presented.
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