SEG Extra Masthead
September 2008
Vol 6, Issue 9
SEAM selected for RPSEA
ultra-deepwater program
The SEG Advanced Modeling Corporation (SEAM) has been selected for RPSEA funding in a project titled, "Geophysical Modeling for Studying Acquisition and Processing Methods in the Deepwater Gulf of Mexico." Up to US$2 million will be awarded on a cost-share basis.
Groundwater to be focus of Annual Meeting 2008 SEG Forum
Five noted experts representing government, academia, and private industry will discuss the timely topic, Managing our Groundwater Resources for the Future during the SEG Executive Forum on 10 November 2008 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas (USA).
3D seismic and marine electromagnetics courses in north Houston
Space still is available in the SEG courses 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 be offered on 22-23 September in north Houston (USA). For more information e-mail or call +1.918.497.5526.

Annual Meeting course registration is openAM courses
Sign up before 15 September to save US$35 on Annual Meeting course registrations. The SEG/EAGE Distinguished Instructor Short Course (DISC) will be held 7 November, and Continuing Education courses will be held 8-9 November in Las Vegas (USA). Register now to reserve your spot because on-site registration is not guaranteed! For more information, e-mail the SEG Continuing Education program.

SEG/EAGE DISC heads to Perth
and Las Vegas Annual Meeting
DISC 2008
The 2008 SEG/EAGE DISC instructor Bill Abriel will be in Perth, Australia on 3 September, and will visit a series of European locations in September and October. On 7 November, the DISC will go to the SEG Annual Meeting in Las Vegas, USA. View the complete schedule for the one-day course, Reservoir Geophysics: Applications. The schedule links to host section registration information.
Student exposStudents, improve your advantage
by attending an expo

This summer and fall there are many opportunities for geoscience students to improve securing skills and begin new careers in the energy industry! If you are an undergraduate, graduate, or recently graduated geoscience student, check out an event near you.
September 2008 TLE: Heavy oil
TLE September 2008
The September issue of THE LEADING EDGE features several articles on the topic of heavy oil. Also, in this month's Back Page, former SEG president Peter Duncan gives his take on a forum held in scenic Ucross, Wyoming (USA).
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View Technical Program schedule
With more than 1150 abstracts received for review for the SEG Annual Meeting 9–14 November in Las Vegas (USA), this year's Technical Program includes 88 diverse sessions. Get a glimpse of these sessions by viewing the full Technical Program schedule and accepted abstract now online. 

Rooms still available
Rooms are available in Las Vegas for the 2008 SEG Annual Meeting. Make your reservation by 3 October for the SEG group rate at some of the best hotels in Las Vegas.

Spouse Program
This year's Spouse Program will be filled with seminars, tours, and luncheon entertainment.
Many wonderful and unusual events both on and off the strip will be available.

Golf tournamentAnnual 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 in Las Vegas. 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!

Volunteer and give back
Don't miss the opportunity give back to your Society and the Las Vegas community by donating some of your time to worthy programs at the Annual Meeting. Volunteer to be a
Technical Program session monitor, or to work with area Las Vegas high school students attending the Applied Science Education Program.

An Evening du CirqueAn Evening du Cirque
It is recommended that you buy your tickets early, as this 12 November event will sell out. Tickets are US$20 for registered delegates and US$60 for guests. A limited number of tickets may be purchased at the Event Ticket Sales booth in Registration after Advance Registration closes. This Wednesday evening event will take your breath away.
SEG Forum Napa ValleyNew angles on azimuth forum
Watch for the call for papers e-mail for this hot topic forum. The event will take place from 30 March-3 April 2009 in Napa, California (USA). You won't want to miss this interactive forum discussing the latest technologies.
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In this issue
Annual Meeting Forum
Professional Development
Student expos
The Leading Edge September
Annual Meeting update
Napa Valley forum
Beijing conference call for papers
HL and DL tours
D&P 2009

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14-18 July
25-27 September
Northridge, California (USA)

AAPG/SEG West Coast
Student Expo

30-3 October
Lima, Peru
XIII Latin-American Geological Congress/XIV Peruvian Geological Congress

6-9 October
XIV Venezuelan Geophysical Congress

8-9 October
Houston, Texas (USA)
AAPG/SEG Student Expo
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
Call for papers issued
for Beijing conference

Authors are invited to prepare abstracts for submission to the CPS/SEG Beijing 2009 International Geophysical Conference & Exposition.
North America HL
tour starts now

Richard Lindsay's Honorary Lecture (HL) tour begins in Missouri, Kansas, Illinois, and Oklahoma. Go online to view Lindsay's abstract and schedule for his presentation, "Forgotten geophysics: A reminder that first-order effects should come first."  Contact local sections for location and time. 

DL tour begins
in New Orleans
Don't miss SEG/AAPG Distinguished Lecturer Peter Duncan's presentation, "Agressively passive: Microseismic opportunities over an oilfield's life." The tour begins in New Orleans (USA) in early September, then goes to Canada and Europe. Go online to view Duncan's abstract and schedule. Contact local sections for more details.
D&P 2009D&P Forum 2009
The largest and most extensive petroleum reservoirs worldwide exist in carbonate reservoirs, chiefly located in the Middle East. Don't miss this forum being held 10-15 April 2009 in Manama, Bahrain. Watch for the call for papers e-mail coming in October!
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