February 2009

Vol. 7, Issue 2

Houston 2009 call for papers
The 2009 Houston Technical Program Committee will begin accepting abstracts for consideration on 11 March 2009 for the 79th SEG International Exposition and Annual Meeting to be held 25–30 October. Begin preparing your abstract for submission by reading the official 2009 Abstract Kit today. The deadline for abstract submissions is 8 April 2009.

Las Vegas 2008 photos available online
Forget to bring your camera to Las Vegas? Photos from the 2008 Annual Meeting are available online. High-resolution electronic images can be downloaded for free, and glossy prints, available in several sizes, can be purchased directly from Barchfeld Photography.

Spring 2009 DL moves to UAE, Korea, Malaysia, and Indonesia
2009 DL Jack Bouska Distinguished Lecturer Jack Bouska began his international tour titled Integrating Seismic Acquisition and Processing in India in January. He will continue his tour in the United Arab Emirates, Korea, Malaysia, and Indonesia in March. Go to our Web site to view Bouska's abstract and schedule.

DL Peter Duncan goes to South America
DL tourSEG/AAPG Distinguished Lecturer Peter Duncan will visit South America, with stops in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, and Mexico. 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.

Europe Honorary Lecturer begins tour
Per AvsethSpring 2009 Europe Honorary Lecturer Per Avseth begins his tour in the UK, Netherlands, and Poland on 25 February. His lecture is titled Mind the gap in seismic reservoir prediction: How rock physics can bridge the gap between qualitative geology and quantitative geophysics. His abstract and itinerary are available online.

DL and HL nominations solicited
The SEG Distinguished Lecture Committee is soliciting Distinguished Lecturer (DL) nominations for spring 2010, and Honorary Lecturer (HL) nominations for Europe, Pacific South, and South and East Asia regions for 2010. If you would like to submit a nomination(s), please complete the DL nomination form and/or the HL nomination form and submit via e-mail by 28 February.

SRW 2009 accepting applications
SRW 2009 The 2009 Summer Research Workshop “CO2 Sequestration Geophysics” is accepting applications for participation for the workshop being held 23–27 August 2009 in Banff, Canada. The deadline to submit your application is 2 April. Don’t miss your opportunity to contribute. For the call for contributions and application, please visit us online.

Geophysics publishes new Instructions to Authors
The January–February issue of Geophysics includes 34 papers plus the 2009 version of the Instructions to Authors. These instructions are updated each year, and all authors should read these instructions before submission to learn of any changes implemented by the Editor.

February TLE: Statics
SEP logoThe February issue of The Leading Edge features a special section on statics. In this month’s State of the Net, read about better ways to find what you’re looking for on the SEG Web site. Check out these articles and much more in The Leading Edge.

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

  • North America—1 March 2009
  • Europe—16 March 2009

Applications for all locations are available online.

AAPG/SEG Spring Break Student Expo
SEG/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 is available.

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. Applications are due 1 March 2009 and are available online.

IPTC call for papers
The fourth International Petroleum Technology Conference (IPTC), with its theme “World Energy Challenges: Endurance and Commitment,” will take place 7–9 December 2009 Doha, Qatar. Professionals from the industry are encouraged to submit their paper proposals on any of the technical categories selected by the committee members before 21 March 2009. Please visit the IPTC Web site for more information.


"Petroleum Geoengineering" 2009 DISC begins
Patrick Corbett The 2009 SEG/EAGE Distinguished Instructor Short Course (DISC) titled Petroleum Geoengineering: Integration of Static and Dynamic Models begins this month. The course, instructed by Patrick Corbett, first goes to London 5 February then to Adelaide, Australia, 26 February for the Australian Society of Exploration Geophysicists 20th International Geophysical Conference and Exhibition. Visit the DISC Web site for the complete schedule.

AVO course in New Orleans
Registration is open for the “AVO: Seismic Lithology” course that will be held in New Orleans, USA, 9–10 April 2009. Register online by logging in to My SEG or use the registration form (pdf). The full course description can be found here.

Courses in Calgary
SEG presents “Borehole Geophysics: Theory & Practice,” “A Practical Understanding of Post-Stack Migration,” “Petroleum Systems of Deepwater Settings,” and “Pore Pressure Prediction in Practice” 11–14 May 2009 in Calgary, Canada. To register, download the registration form or login to your My SEG account.

Have you renewed your SEG membership?
Renew today and continue to receive your valuable member benefits!

Membership renewal notices were mailed November 2008. Please contact Member Services if you did not receive your renewal notice or need an invoice to pay your dues.

Register today for SEG Forums
Registration is open for New angles on azimuth Forum being held 30 March–3 April in Napa, USA, and the 2009 Development & Production Forum, 10–15 April in Manama, Bahrain. Find out more about these and other upcoming meetings.

In this issue
Houston 2009 call for papers
Las Vegas 2008 photos
Distinguished Lecturer tours
Europe Honorary Lecturer
Lecturer nominations
Summer Research Workshop
The Leading Edge
SLS travel grants
Student Education Program
Spring Break Student Expo
IPTC call for papers
2009 DISC tour
Continuing Education courses
Membership dues
Forum registration
Challenge Bowl questions
ISEF judges needed
ASEG publications free online

True or False:
The Voigt bound of the effective elastic moduli is an isostrain average. Do you know the answer? Help us create new geosciences questions for Challenge Bowl regional competitions. Please forward your questions, answers, and references to SEG Student Affairs.

Call for SEG judges at ISEF
Volunteer for the SEG Special Awards judging team for the 2009 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF), to be held 10–15 May in Reno, USA. SEG has supported this excellent high-school student event since 1965. For more information contact Richard Nolen-Hoeksema or Susan Henley.

ASEG provides publications access
The Australian Society of Exploration Geophysicists has placed all of its publications online and is offering its members and members of SEG, SEG’s Near Surface Geophysics Section, and other societies free access for 2009. Find out more.

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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

24–27 April 2009
Beijing, China
CPS/SEG Beijing 2009

30 March–3 April
Napa, USA
SEG Forum: New angles on azimuth

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 Öz Yilmaz

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