Vol 6, Issue 12
|Annual Meeting review |
The SEG Annual Meeting held in November in Las Vegas, USA, was a huge success with 8064 delegates, 1187 booths, and 292 exhibitors. Even if you couldn't make it to Las Vegas, you can still check out the highlights, complete with photo galleries, at our Annual Meeting coverage page.
Fund-raising goal surpassed
At last year's Annual Meeting in San Antonio, USA, SEG president Leon Thomsen announced the SEG Foundation's ambitious US$15 million Advancing Geophysics Today – Inspiring Geoscientists for Tomorrow fund-raising campaign. One year later, the Foundation has raised $17 115 908. View the full article and photo gallery.
The questions of global warming 2008 Challenge Bowl finals
Eric J. Barron, director of the National Center for Atmospheric Research, delivered the keynote address at the Applied Science Education Program on the topic of global warming. “It is not just a science question,” said Barron. “It’s a human question that depends on how we value things.” View the full article and photo gallery.
This year’s final event was truly the culmination of a worldwide competition. Twelve teams competed after advancing through regional competitions. Venues for the regional competitions included Russia, China, South America, Italy, Canada, and several sites in the United States. Find out who won and more on the Annual Meeting coverage page.
Beijing 2009 conference
SEG and SPG India to open
SEG India office
SEG president Fred Aminzadeh and SPG India president Apurba Saha signed a memorandum of agreement between the two societies for the establishment of a jointly operated program office, SEG India, to be located in Mumbai. Find out more.
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.
SLS travel grants
SEG 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.
DL tour moves on to California, New Mexico, and Virginia
SEG/AAPG Distinguished Lecturer Peter Duncan goes to California, New Mexico, and Virginia. Go online to view Duncan's abstract and schedule for his presentation, "Aggressively passive: Microseismic opportunities over an oilfield's life." Contact the local sections for locations and times.
December TLE: Permanent monitoring/
Smart oil fields
The December issue of The Leading Edge features articles covering permanent monitoring, smart oil fields, and reservoir surveillance. In Interpreter’s Corner, Alamsyah et al. describe seismic reservoir characterization of Indonesia’s Southwest Betara Field.
4D gravity monitoring in Geophysics The November-December 2008 issue of Geophysics includes a special section on 4D gravity monitoring that presents a diverse sampling of applications and new technologies and captures the state of the art in 4D gravity at a time when new reservoir-monitoring applications are maturing into operational status.
2009 D&P Forum in Bahrain
Applications for the 2009 Development and Production Forum on the subject of carbonate reservoirs are being accepted until 9 December. "Reservoir characterization and monitoring in carbonates" is scheduled 10–15 April 2009 in Manama, Bahrain.
New publications unveiled Four new SEG publications were hot sellers at the Annual Meeting in Las Vegas, and now they are available to everyone through the online SEG Book Mart. Consider the value to you of the following titles:
- 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
- Seismic Interferometry: History and Present Status, edited by Kees Wapenaar, Deyan Draganov, and Johan O. A. Robertsson
- DVD version of Seismic Data Analysis: Processing, Inversion, and Interpretation of Seismic Data, by Oz Yilmaz
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