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Volume 8 Issue 11 


SEG Council narrowly defeats governance-reform proposal

At this year's Annual Meeting, SEG's Council narrowly defeated a proposal to bring reform of the Society's governance structure to a vote of the general active membership.

Read more about the historic decision here.

You may also want to check out these related stories:

Bylaw Proposal FAQ

Governance reform key to successful future, by Steve Hill and Klaas Koster

SEG Constitution and Bylaws: The case for change, by Joseph M. Reilly

The Case For Governance Reform: A Personal Perspective, by Arthur Cheng. (View the digital TLE version - login required.)

Annual Meeting News

News Coverage from Denver
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to read the daily news coverage of the events, meetings, and workshops held at this year's SEG International Exposition and 80th Annual Meeting in Denver, Coloado, USA.

Click here to view event photos.

From the SEG Executive Office

2011 Honors and Awards nominations
One of SEG's great traditions is the special recognition of individuals and organizations for their contributions to geophysics and to the Society. The deadline for submitting nominations for deserving recipients to be honored at the 2011 Annual Meeting in San Antonio, Texas, USA, is 1 January 2011. Read more about how to submit your nomination. 

Upcoming Meetings

Registration is closing soon!
Don't forget to register for the SEG Workshop, Hydrocarbon Reservoir Imaging and Characterization-Issues and Challenges in Southeast Asia. 29 November-1 December in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

SEG Shale Gas Technology Forum
30-31 March 2011 in Chengdu, China.
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for additional information, or contact Stephen Emery at or Gary Liu at

Professional Development

In November, the 2010 SEG/EAGE DISC will visit multiple locations in Europe: Paris, Stavanger, Rijswijk, Copenhagan, Milan and Moscow. Colin Sayers presents Geophysics Under Stress: Geomechanical Applications of Seismic and Borehole Acoustic Waves. View the schedule or read more information about the presentation.

The course book is available for purchase in the SEG Book Mart.  On-site registration is on a first-come, first-served basis and takes place 7 a.m. - 8 a.m. the morning the course begins. On-site registration is not guaranteed. Limited on-site spaces are available.

Distinguished and Honorary Lectures Near You
and Honorary Lecturers are traveling to Oman, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, US, India, Europe, Japan, Vietnam, and Australia in the near future. Find a lecture near you, or view more than 20 Distinguished and Honorary Lectures online. 

University Events

Challenge Bowl Finals
Amit Padhi and Jorden Hayes of the University of Wyoming win the SEG Challenge Bowl Finals at this year's Annual Meeting.

Read the article and view photos here.








29 Nov.-1 Dec., 2010 - SEG Workshop-Kuala Lumpur

1 Jan. 2011 - Applications due for the SEG/ExxonMobil Student Education Program, Middle East

1 March 2011 - Applications due for the SEG/Chevron Student Leadership Symposium, San Antonio, USA

30-31 March 2011 - SEG Shale Gas Technology Forum, Chengdu, China


New books are now available!
Order SEG's
new books at

Subsalt Exploration and Development Call for Papers
SEG invites papers on the topic of Subsalt Exploration and Development for publication in the September-October 2011 special section or supplement of Geophysics. The submission deadline is 30 November 2010.


The Leading Edge
The November TLE contains a special section with five articles on reverse time migration. This issue also contains the 2010 Awards Citations and Geophysics Outstanding Reviewers.

The December issue examines tight gas sands.

Be sure to check out the reader-friendly TLE digital edition or the TLE in the SEG Digital Library.


The November-December issue of Geophysics features a supplement on Seismic Data Sampling and Wavefield Representation.

New eBook Releases
"Methods and Applications in Reservoir Geophysics" and "Geophysics Today: A Survey of the Field as the Journal Celebrates its 75th Anniversary " have been added to SEG eBooks in the SEG Digital Library. Individuals may purchase chapters, and institutions may subscribe to the entire collection or purchase individual books on a perpetual-access basis. We invite you to take a look at all of the SEG eBooks at the SEG Digital Library (


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