SEG Extra Masthead
August 2008
Vol 6, Issue 8
Hill to become SEG President-elect
SEG elections resultsSteve Hill will serve as President-elect of SEG during the 2008-09 term of the Society’s Executive Committee. Hill and the other newly elected officers will assume their duties on 13 November 2008 after the conclusion of SEG’s Annual International Meeting in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Annual Meeting registration open Annual Meeting registration open
Advance registration for the 2008 SEG Annual Meeting in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, is open. Complete your registration before the 30 September deadline for savings of up to US$100. Register online or download a PDF copy of the registration form from the Annual Meeting registration information page. Join us 9-14 November in Las Vegas, where "Geophysics is happening." Read more about the upcoming Annual Meeting.
Frontiers of Geophysics Technology
Four past, current, and future SEG presidents participated in a panel discussion of the "Frontiers of Geophysics Technology" on Tuesday 5 August during a webcast hosted by PennWell Corp., publisher of Oil & Gas Journal. The panelists were Fred Aminzadeh, 2007-2008 president; Larry Lines, 2007-2008 president-elect; Leon Thomsen, 2006-2007 president; and Mike Bahorich, 2002-2003 president. Register online to watch this free webcast, which will be available for 12 months.

DL nominations solicited for fall 2009
The SEG Distinguished Lecture Committee is soliciting Distinguished Lecturer nominations for fall 2009. The Distinguished Lecturer program presents outstanding individuals noted for the high quality and importance of their contributions to geophysics on an international level and who are excellent communicators. If you would like to submit a nomination, please complete the DL nomination form and submit it via e-mail.
Tour begins soon for North America
Honorary Lecturer

Richard LindsayDon't miss Richard Lindsay, SEG's first North America Honorary Lecturer, whose tour begins in September in Missouri, USA. Go online to view the abstract and schedule for Lindsay's presentation, "Forgotten geophysics: A reminder that first-order effects should come first." Contact local sections for more details.

Fall 2008 SEG/AAPG DL tour begins soon

Peter DuncanThe fall 2008 SEG/AAPG Distinguished Lecture tour featuring Peter Duncan begins in early September. Go online to view the abstract and schedule for Duncan's presentation, "Aggressively passive: Microseismic opportunities over an oilfield's life." Contact local sections for lecture times.
GEOPHYSICS call for papers:
Advances in seismic inversion and imaging

SEG invites papers for publication on the topic of Advances in seismic inversion and imaging" in an upcoming special section or issue of G
EOPHYSICS. For this comprehensive survey of the topic, GEOPHYSICS invites summaries describing the theory, application, and benefits of advanced imaging/inversion schemes. Appropriate topics include migration techniques, velocity-model-independent approaches, traveltime and full-waveform tomography using body and surface waves, and other relevant and related approaches. Deadline for submissions is 31 December 2008.
New journal experiment
Authors and editors, consider participating in P
RACTICING GEOPHYSICS, the new journal that is being tested within the pages of GEOPHYSICS. Manuscript submission and review procedures are updated and available on the new journal experiment page.
Bridge your job search gap
at AAPG/SEG Student Expos

Student Expos are a unique tool for linking geoscience students with industry recruiters. Students benefit from the opportunity to network, present their work, and interview with multiple employers, while companies enjoy cost-efficient recruiting from a diverse and talented student population.

AAPG/SEG West Coast Student Expo
California State University Northridge
Date: 25-27 September
Information and registration online
11th Annual AAPG/SEG Fall Student Expo
Held in conjunction with the Geological Society of America annual meeting
George R. Brown Convention Center, Houston, USA
Date: 8-9 October
Information and registration online

Student Expo Travel Grants available
SEG Foundation Application deadline is 15 August 2008 for SEG Student Expo Travel Grants available to help students defray the costs of airfare and accommodations for the Fall Student Expo. Please visit the Web site to apply.
August 2008 TLE: Carbonates
TLE August 2008The August issue of TLE features a special section on carbonates. In Interpreter's Corner,  the authors define the geometry of a carbonate reservoir using VSP in a directional well. Also look for photos from the opening of the SEG China office, a description of new SEG Online features, and much more.
AM 2008 logoAnnual Meeting
Mark your calendar and register now for the 78th Annual Meeting in Las Vegas. More than 275 companies and organizations related to our profession will be present. It will be a meeting and an experience you and your spouse will never forget.

Registration is currently open for the SEG Annual Meeting in Las Vegas. Register in advance online or use the registration form found on the registration information page.

Hotels are filling quickly! SEG is pleased to offer four great hotels in Las Vegas: Mandalay Bay (headquarters hotel), THEhotel, Luxor, and Excalibur. More information regarding the hotels can be found on the Annual Meeting housing and transportation page. Make your hotel reservation as soon as possible.

Nevada Test Site field trip deadline approaching
On Friday, 14 November, SEG is offering a field trip to the Nevada Test Site. Field trip attendees will learn about the history of atmospheric and underground nuclear testing, visit the test locations, and learn about current programs. A detailed description of the tour is available online. The cost is US$70, and registration deadline is 29 August 2008.

eer at the Annual Meeting
Volunteer opportunities abound at the Annual Meeting in Las Vegas. Vo
lunteers are needed for a variety of events, including the Technical Volunteer for the Annual MeetingProgram, International Showcase, and Applied Science Education Program. 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.

Post-convention workshops
Thirteen post-convention workshops on various topics are scheduled to take place 13-14 November at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center. The workshop schedule, descriptions, and pre-registration are available online. Pre-register for these workshops using the Annual Meeting advance registration form.

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.

Annual Meeting golf tournament
The 2008 pre-convention golf tournament will take place Saturday, 8 November at Primm Valley Golf Club. The cost 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. With such a great location, this tournament is sure to sell out quickly. Visit our registration page to secure your spot.

A few good bloggers
SEG is looking for volunteer bloggers willing to post daily entries to their own blogs during the Annual Meeting in Las Vegas. Selected bloggers will be featured and linked from SEG Online and the SEG Extra newsletter. Contact Online Editor Sylvie Dale for details.

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In this issue
SEG election results
Annual Meeting registration open
Geophysics technology webcast
DL nominations solicited
DL & HL lecturer tours
GEOPHYSICS call for papers
New journal experiment
Student Expo
August 2008 TLE

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7-11 September
Vancouver, Canada

SEG/EAGE Summer Research Workshop 2008, "Unconventional Resources

Las Vegas, USA
SEG International Exposition and 78th Annual Meeting

Pubs bulletSEG publications

Reservoir Geophysics: Applications by William L. Abriel

3D Seismic Imaging by Biondo Biondi

Seismic Attributes for Prospect Identification and Reservoir Characterization by Satinder Chopra and Kurt J. Marfurt

Save 30% or more on many SEG publications when you order online at the Book Mart.

IPTC registration open
Registration is open for the International Petroleum Technology Conference (IPTC) to be held 3-5 December 2008 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. More than 4000 professionals from around the globe are expected to attend. Key topics include seismic operations, heavy oil, EOR, well construction, sand control, flow assurance, LNG, gas technology, and unconventional gas.
North Houston courses 22-23 September
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. To register, go to the course list and click on the title of the course you want.

Registration open for Annual Meeting courses and DISC
Sign up before 15 September to save US$35 on an SEG Annual Meeting course 7-9 November in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. To register online go to the course list and click on the title of the course you want. PDF registration forms are also available. For more information, e-mail the SEG Continuing Education program.

SEG/EAGE DISC program coming to a location near you
Bill Abriel will present the 2008 SEG/EAGE Distinguished Instructor Short Course (DISC) in Argentina, Australia, and Europe before offering it at the SEG Annual Meeting in November. Go online to view the complete schedule for Abriel's one-day course titled Reservoir Geophysics: Applications." Contact the host section for registration information.
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