June 2009

Vol 7, Issue 6

In this issue

Annual Meeting  |  In-house training  |  Distinguished Instructor Short Course  |  Distinguished & Honorary Lecturers  |  Summer Research Workshop  |  The Leading Edge   |  Student Education Program   |  CSEG Microseismic Workshop  |  Member Services

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The Leading Edge


Upcoming meetings

29–30 June
Denver, USA
SPE/AAPG/SEG joint workshop:
From macro to micro: The description and analysis of tight gas sand reservoirs

16–19 August
Vancouver, Canada
AAPG/SEG/SPE Hedberg Research Conference: Geological carbon sequestration: prediction and verification

13–15 October
Calgary, Canada
CSEG Microseismic Workshop: Breaking preconceptions

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Recent publications

Digital Imaging and Deconvolution
by Enders A. Robinson and Sven Treitel
Contents (PDF)

Seismic Interferometry
Edited by Kees Wapenaar, Deyan Draganov, and Johan O. A. Robertsson
Contents (PDF)

Houston 2009

Notification for abstract authors
After receiving a near-record amount of abstract submissions for this year's Annual Meeting in Houston, USA, the Houston Technical Program Committee has been hard at work. The Technical Program schedule will be finalized in the coming months, and authors should expect to receive notification regarding the status of their abstracts later this month.

Annual Meeting courses
The 2009 SEG Annual Meeting course schedule has been announced. View the course schedule online and find full course descriptions on the curriculum page. Course registration, as well as registration for the Annual Meeting itself, will open on Wednesday, 8 July.

Need in-house training?
SEG's in-house Continuing Education programs are a cost-effective means for oil industry education. Bring an SEG course to your company to reduce employee travel time and scheduling conflicts, concentrate on topics of special interest to your company, and train more employees. Send an e-mail for more information.

“Petroleum geoengineering” DISC continues
The 2009 SEG/EAGE Distinguished Instructor Short Patrick CorbettCourse (DISC) titled Petroleum geoengineering: Integration of static and dynamic models will be in Tokyo, Japan, on 19 June; Bangkok, Thailand, on 22 June; and Jakarta, Indonesia, on 24 June. Visit our Web site for the complete schedule and to view tour photos.

Distinguished and Honorary Lecturers

Per AvsethJack Bouska's DL tour, featuring his presentation Integrating seismic acquisition and processing, goes to Japan and China. Go online to view Bouska's abstract and schedule.

Per AvsethPer Avseth continues his HL tour in Europe, presenting his lecture Mind the gap in seismic reservoir prediction: How rock physics can bridge the gap between qualitative geology and quantitative geophysics. Go online to view Avseth's abstract and schedule.

Andrew Long Pacific South HL Andrew S. Long continues his lecture tour Multi-azimuth and wide-azimuth seismic: Foundations, challenges, and opportunities in June to Australia. You can view his abstract and itinerary online.

Abdelmoaty Middle East & Africa HL Samir Abdelmoaty begins his presentation tour Multi-azimuth seismic in the Nile Delta, Egypt in June to Bahrain and Saudi Arabia, then to Libya.  Abdelmoaty’s abstract and itinerary can be viewed online. 

DL and HL nominations solicited

The SEG Distinguished Lecture Committee is soliciting Distinguished Lecturer (DL) nominations for fall 2010 SEG/AAPG DL, and Honorary Lecturer (HL) nominations for Central & South America, Middle East & Africa, and North America regions for 2010. If you would like to submit a nomination(s), complete the DL nomination form and/or the HL nomination form and submit it via e-mail by 31 July.

Summer Research Workshop
The 2009 Summer Research Workshop, CO2 Sequestration Geophysics, will be held 23-27 August 2009 in Banff, Canada. Make plans now to attend this exciting workshop where challenges and techniques will be discussed and new ideas will be formulated. The advance registration deadline is 13 July 2009.

June TLE: Latin America
TLE cover Latin America is the subject of this month’s special section in The Leading Edge. Also, check out the Executive Committee Report that has a summary of significant actions covered in the 18–19 February 2009 meeting in Houston, USA.

SEG/ExxonMobil Student Education Program
SEP Applications for the SEG/ExxonMobil Student Education Program (SEP) in North America are due by 1 July 2009. Visit us online for more information about SEP and how to apply.

CSEG Microseismic Workshop
Having been used for years in mining and geothermal applications, the use of microseismic methods by the oil and gas industry is still in its infancy. This workshop, to be held 13–15 October in Calgary, Canada, will stimulate lasting discussions that will allow the promise of the technique to be tested, as well as development of a better understanding of the underlying science.

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