January 2009

Vol 7, Issue 1
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Houston 2009 Call for Papers
The 79th SEG International Exposition and Annual Meeting will be held 25–30 October in Houston, Texas, USA. The Houston Technical Program Committee will begin accepting abstracts for consideration on 11 March 2009. The deadline for abstract submissions is 8 April 2009. Begin preparing your abstract for submission by reading the 2009 Abstract Kit today.

Deadline for Beijing 2009 abstract
submission is 14 January

Beijing 2009 logoThe CPS/SEG Beijing 2009 Conference will be held 24-27 April 2009. Organizers invite you to submit abstracts to be considered for written or oral presentation. The deadline for submissions is 14 January 2009.

Additional exhibition space added
for Beijing 2009

Demand for exhibit space at the upcoming CPS/SEG Beijing 2009 Conference has created a need for additional exhibit space. Also, the workshop schedule has been announced. For information visit our Web site

Call for nominations
The next election cycle for SEG officers has already begun. Help SEG select a strong slate of candidates for the 2009-2010 Executive Committee. View the details here.

Azimuth forumApplications for Azimuth forum
are due soon

Applications are due 20 January 2009 for the upcoming SEG Forum on New Angles on Azimuth: The science and business of using wider azimuths on 30 March- 3 April 2009 in Napa Valley, California, USA. Visit our Web site to download the application form.

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Courses in west Houston
Registration is open for courses held 9-10 and 11-12 February 2009 in west Houston. Available courses include “Petroleum Geology for Geophysicists and Engineers,” “Gravity and Magnetics for Explorationists,” “3D Seismic Attributes for Prospect Identification and Reservoir Characterization,” and “Seismic Anisotropy: Basic Theory and Applications in Exploration and Reservoir Characterization.” Register online by logging in to My SEG or use the registration form (pdf). Full course descriptions can be found here.

Course in Munich
SEG and GeoNeurale present Seismic Interpretation in the Exploration Domain" by Tim Smith on 25-27 February 2009 in Munich, Germany. Download this brochure (pdf) for more information about the course and how to register.

2009 DL Patrick Corbett2009 DISC begins
The 2009 SEG/EAGE Distinguished Instructor Short Course (DISC) titled “Petroleum Geoengineering: Integration of Static and Dynamic Models” will begin in February. The course, instructed by Patrick Corbett, first goes to London on 5 February then to Adelaide on 26 February for the Australian Society of Exploration Geophysicsts 20th International Geophysical Conference and Exhibition. Visit our Web site for more information.

SLS travel grants
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. The deadline for applications is 2 February 2009 and are available online.

2009 SEG/ExxonMobil Student Education Program
SEP_LogoThe SEG/ExxonMobil Student Education Program (SEP) offers travel grants to graduate students who are pursuing a degree in the geosciences. Application deadlines for this program are as follows:

  • Middle East—15 January 2009
  • Europe—2 February 2009
  • North America—1 March 2009

Applications for all locations are available online.

AAPG/SEG Spring Break Student ExpoSEG/AAPG Spring Break student expoThe Student Expo is a unique tool for linking geoscience students with industry recruiters. It’s three days of exploring and networking; complete with a poster contest, optional short courses, field trips, and a regional SEG Student Challenge Bowl. Not to mention, GREAT FOOD! Free registration for SEG and AAPG student members! Online registration will be available Friday, 9 January.

Geophysics seeks Best Paper nominations
SEG Editor Kees Wapenaar encourages members to review papers published in 2008 in Geophysics and submit Best Paper nominations by 13 March 2009.

SRW 2009
SRW 2009Save the date for the upcoming Summer Research Workshop (SRW) covering CO2 Sequestration Geophysics to be held 23-27 August 2009 in Banff, Canada. The workshop will be in conjunction with the AAPG/SEG/SPE Hedberg Conference on multidiscipline CO2 Sequestration in Vancouver the prior week. Please check our Web site for more information as it becomes available.

Digital Library includes new subscription options
The SEG Digital Library has grown, yet most prices for institutional subscriptions are unchanged for 2009. Login-free access is available to subscribing institutions. To examine the full range of subscription opportunities, please view the SEG subscriptions page or download a flyer.

In this issue
Membership message
Beijing abstracts due
2009-2010 call for nominations
Azimuth forum applications
Digital Library logins
Professional Development events
SLS student travel grants
2009 SEP deadlines
Spring Break expo
Best paper nominations
2009 DL tour
TLE January 2009
Houston call for papers
SRW 2009
New DL subscription options

2009 DL Jack BouskaSpring 2009 DL Jack Bouska begins his tour
Jack Bouska will begin presenting his lecture, “Integrating Seismic Acquisition and Processing” starting in January 2009. Go to our Web site to view Bouska's abstract and schedule.

January TLE: Rock PhysicsThe next issue of TLE has a special section on rock physics. Interpreter Sam gives his thoughts on the 78th Annual Meeting in Las Vegas, USA. Read these features and more in January’s The Leading Edge.

SEG part of the IPTC 2008SEG manned a booth at this year's International Petroleum Technology Conferece, held 7-9 December in Kuala Lumpur. More than 5000 attendees visited the show floor. Click here for a summary of the meeting.

SBGf booth allocation and Expanded Abstract submissions are open!
The 11th International Congress of the Brazilian Geophysical Society & EXPOGEF will be held 24–28 August at the Bahia Convention Center, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil.

For booth allocation and expanded abstract submission, please visit the Web site.

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5-6 February
Houston, USA
2009 NAPE Expo

16–17 February
San Antonio, USA
Pore Pressure, Monitoring,
and Wellbore Stability

22–26 February
Adelaide, Australia
ASEG International Conference and Exhibition

2–5 March
Tyumen, Russia
International Geoscience Conference

Pubs bulletSEG publications

Digital Imaging and Deconvolution
by Enders A. Robinson and Sven Treitel

Seismic Interferometry
Edited by Kees Wapenaar, Deyan Draganov, and Johan O. A. Robertsson

Prestack Depth Migration and Velocity Model Building
Edited by Ian F. Jones, Robert I. Bloor, Biondo Biondi, and John T. Etgen

Seismic Data Analysis on DVD
by Oz Yilmaz


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