November 2008

Vol 6, Issue 11
Annual Meeting preview

On site registration available
You can still register for the SEG International Exposition and 78th Annual Meeting in Las Vegas, USA. View on-site registration places and times online.

View the Technical Program schedule
Get an early glimpse of 88 diverse sessions in this year’s Technical Program by viewing the full Technical Program schedule and accepted abstracts online. You can also view the downloadable PDF session schedule here. The program includes varied special sessions, technical luncheons, and workshops.

You are invited to attend the
Honors and Awards ceremony

honorsandawardsThe 78th SEG Honors and Awards ceremony recognizes those who have advanced the science of geophysics and benefited the Society.

New publications unveiled

book cover Digital Imaging and Deconvolution: The ABCs of Seismic Exploration and Processing, by Enders A. Robinson and Sven Treitel; Prestack Depth Migration and Velocity Model Building, edited by Ian F. Jones, Robert I. Bloor, Biondo L. Biondi, and John T. Etgen; and Seismic Interferometry: History and Present Status, edited by Kees Wapenaar, Deyan Draganov, and Johan O. A. Robertsson will be available for the first time at the SEG Book Mart.

Lend us a hand
Give back to your Society by volunteering for one of various SEG events. View the opportunities available and sign up today.

Global Affairs Committee events
Four Global Affairs Committee Luncheon Meetings are scheduled during this year’s Annual Meeting. All delegates with international interests are cordially invited to participate in these events. Tickets for these meetings can be purchased in advance or on site (limited quantities available).

International Showcase launches
an Asia/Pacific theme
The International Showcase kicks off its 13th year in Las Vegas with the theme “Asia/Pacific: An ocean of opportunity.” Technical sessions will be held 11–12 November. Tour the International Showcase exhibit floor and discover what state oil and mining companies, energy ministries, technical institutes, and other key players are doing to enhance E&P in their countries.

SEG Foundation celebrates
Make plans to attend SEG Foundationthe biggest event of the week in Las Vegas by e-mailing us or stopping by the SEG Foundation booth during the icebreaker to find out how you can join our celebration on Monday, 10 November.

Applied Science Education ProgramEric Barron
Do not miss this program, as Eric Barron, Director of the National Center for Atmospheric Research, discusses “The Changing Debate on Global Warming.” This program will be held at 10:00 a.m. 12 November, and is free for Annual Meeting delegates. Click here for more information.

Third SEG Challenge Bowl finalschallenge bowl
The third SEG Challenge Bowl finals will be held 3–6 p.m. on 10 November. Twelve teams will compete for the chance to win valuable cash prizes. Read more about the regional events and winners.

Student Networking Event
and Happy Hour

Students have the opportunity to network with industry recruiters 6–8 p.m. on 10 November at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center. Enjoy networking, food, drinks, and fun in a relaxed atmosphere.

Housing and transportation optionshousing2008
You can still e-mail or call +1.330.425.9330 with room requests if you missed the 3 October deadline for housing registration. However, rates and availability cannot be guaranteed.
A variety of transportation options will be available in Las Vegas. You can buy tickets at McCarran International Airport for a shuttle to take you to your official SEG hotel. Taxis will be available all day and night, and rental cars will be available at the airport.

Spouse Program
Spouse programGo backstage with girls from the "Jubilee Show," tour with the Animal Lovers Delight Safari, and more with this year's Spouse Program. Seminars, tours, and luncheon entertainment will be provided.

Wednesday night event:
An Evening au Cirque

Wed. Night EventThe Evening au Cirque combined with fantastic food and drinks is scheduled for 5–7 p.m. 12 November! Tickets cost US$20 for registered delegates and $60 for guests and include one free drink. A limited number of tickets will be available for purchase at the Event Ticket Sales booth in the registration area.

Golf tournament
The 2008 SEG preconvention golf tournament on Saturday, 8 November is currently sold out. To be placed on the waiting list, please contact Amy Watson.

Post-convention workshops
Thirteen post-convention workshops on various topics are scheduled 13–14 November. The workshop schedule, descriptions, and pre-registration are available online.

DISC tour ends in the
Middle East and India
The 2008 SEG/EAGE DISC tour has only five stops remaining after the SEG Annual Meeting. Instructor Bill Abriel will present his course Reservoir Geophysics: Applications" on 16 November in Muscat, Oman; on 18 November in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia; on 20 November in Abu Dhabi, UAE; on 12 December in India; and on 17 December in Cairo, Egypt. View the complete schedule online.

Member Services staff will be on site and available in two locations to assist members or prospective members with membership questions and concerns. The first Member Services/Information booth will be located near the registration area and will be open during registration hours; the second booth will be located next to the SEG Book Mart in the Mandalay Bay Convention Center Level 2 foyer.

At either Member Services Booth you can:

  • pay membership dues
  • report address changes and/or nonreceipt
    of SEG journals
  • find out about new options and benefits
    of membership
  • apply for transfer to another membership status
  • request information about becoming a member through Annual Meeting registration
  • obtain your Active Member ribbon
In this issue
Annual Meeting preview
Membership details
HL nominations needed
DL tour
November TLE
2009 SEP
SLS student travel grants
Azimuth forum
2009 D&P Forum
Beijing call for papers

HL nominations
solicited for 2009

The SEG Distinguished Lecture Committee is soliciting Honorary Lecturer nominations for 2009. The Honorary Lecture program recognizes prominent geophysicists in each of six geographical regions. If you would like to submit a nomination, please complete the HL nomination form and submit it by 30 November via e-mail.

DL tour headed to Colorado, Texas, Oklahoma,
and California

DL tour SEG/AAPG Distinguished Lecturer Peter Duncan moves on to Colorado, Texas, Oklahoma, and California. Go online to view Duncan's abstract and schedule for his presentation, "Agressively passive: Microseismic opportunities over an oilfield's life."  Contact the local section for location and time.

2009 D&P Forum
in Bahrain
2009 DP forum
Applications are now being accepted with a deadline of 9 December for all submissions. In 2009 the attention of the Development and Production Forum series will turn to carbonate reservoirs. Reservoir characterization and monitoring in carbonates" is scheduled 10–15 April 2009 in Manama, Bahrain.

Apply for travel grants
to Student Leadership Symposium
SLS logoSEG Student Section officers are invited to apply for travel grants to participate in the 2009 SEG/Chevron Student Leadership Symposium, which will be held at the 2009 SEG Annual Meeting in Houston, USA. Students will have the opportunity to network with industry leaders, meet other student leaders from all over the world, and receive professional leadership coaching. Applications are available online.

2009 SEG/ExxonMobil
Student Education Program
Students, get ready for the 2009 Student Education Program, coming to a continent near you! Applications are available online for the 2009 SEG/ExxonMobil Student Education Programs.

2009 SEG Forum
in California

Extra_NapaValleyLogoThe New Angles on Azimuth SEG Forum will take place 30 March–3 April 2009 in Napa, California, USA. This forum will gather experts in an open and relaxed atmosphere to discuss the state of the art of as it relates to innovative approaches to multiazimuth seismic surveys.

November TLE: Near-surface geophysicsTLE
The November issue of THE LEADING EDGE features several articles covering the very fast growing field of near-surface geophysics. In this month’s Back Page, read about two students’ experiences as interns in the SEG Geoscience Center.

Beijing 2009 conference
CPS/SEG Beijing 2009, “Geophysics: Challenges and Opportunities" will be held 24–27 April 2009 at Beijing International Convention Center (BICC) in Beijing, China. papers will be accepted 3 December 2008 through 14 January 2009.
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9-14 November
Las Vegas, USA
SEG 78th Annual Meeting

24-26 November
Queensland, Australia
Pacific Rim Congress 2008

3-5 December
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
International Petroleum
Technology Conference

15-19 December
San Francisco, USA
AGU Fall Meeting

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


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