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.
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.
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.
SEG/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.
Spring 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.
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.
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.
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.
The 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.
The 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.
The 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.
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. Applications are due 1 March 2009 and are available online.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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