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Volume 9 Issue 1 


New SEG Website

SEG prepares to roll out new website

 At the end of January 2011, SEG will roll out a significant website update intended to provide users with an improved online experience replete with enhanced functionality and flexibility.

Read about exciting changes coming to the SEG website

Upcoming Meetings

Shale Gas Technology ConferenceShale-Forum
The Shale Gas Technology Conference will provide a technical exchange platform for the technologies related to shale gas plays. The conference will be held 30 - 31 March 2011 in Chengdu, China. For more information, contact Stephen Emery or Gary Liu.

Heavy equipment space at 2011 Annual Meeting
Heavy Equipment Exhibit Space will be offered for the upcoming SEG 2011 Annual Meeting. If your company has trucks, boats, helicopters or drilling rigs, you may qualify for special exhibitor rates. Please contact Stephen Emery or Elise Cunningham for details.

San Antonio 2011 Annual Meeting call for papers
Information on how to submit abstracts is now available online. Start preparing your papers for submission by reading the 2011 Abstract Kit.

SEG 2011 SRW
SRW2011It is not too early to start preparing your abstract for submission for the SEG 2011 Summer Research Workshop to be held 26-30 June 2011 at the Auberge Saint Antoine Hotel in Quebec City, Canada. The deadline to submit an abstract and/or application to attend is 15 March. Contact us for more information.

DEVEX 2011
Don't wait any longer to submit your abstract for the upcoming DEVEX 2011 conference. The conference will be held 11-12 May 2011 in Aberdeen, Scotland. The deadline to submit an abstract is 16 January 2011. For more information, contact us.

IPTC call for papers deadline approachingIPTCSmLogo
The call for papers deadline for the 2011 IPTC is 31 January 2011. Authors are strongly encouraged to submit their abstracts electronically. Please go to for more information.

View and order images from Annual Meeting 2010
Pictures from SEG's 2010 Annual Meeting in Denver, USA are now available for viewing. Download the images for free at

Professional Development

Order your copy of the Technical Program DVD-ROMtechdvd
At the Denver Annual Meeting, over 150 technical program presentations were recorded for inclusion on this new product from SEG. Listen to the audio recording while you view the slide presentations that were used by the presenters. Order online or e-mail or call +1-877-925-8375 ext. 824.

SEG/IHRDC online courses now available
SEG is now offering 32 new online learning courses to its members. These short, self-paced courses , available through a partnership between SEG and the International Human Resources Development Corporation (IHRDC), are designed to be completed from the convenience of one's home or office computer. The courses focus on upstream petroleum technology and cover introductory topics, seismic instruments and field techniques, processing, interpretation, 3-D, and other geophysical methods. Once purchased, these affordable courses may be viewed repeatedly over a 30-day period on a 24/7 basis. Visit the SEG website to view course titles, or login to purchase an online course today.

SEG Continuing Education Courses
Registration for the SEG Continuing Education Courses, West Houston, USA, is open until 18 February 2011. The courses take place 28 February - 3 March 2011. Read more about the courses here.

Registration for the SEG Continuing Education Courses, New Orleans, USA, is open until 4 April 2011. The courses take place 11-12 April 2011. Read more about the courses here.

Andrey Bakulin begins Distinguished Lecture tourtechdvd
Distinguished Lecturer
Andrey Bakulin brings his lecture "Virtual source method for imaging and monitoring below complex overburden" to China, Japan, and Thailand in January. Find complete tour details online. A diverse assortment of Distinguished (DL) and Honorary (HL) lecturers have been selected for 2011.  Find a lecture near you, or view more than 20 Distinguished and Honorary Lectures online.

Foundation News

New Geoscientists Without Borders® EndowmentFF_gwb_matching
Thanks to an extraordinary investment by Debra and Mark Gregg (KiwiEnergy, Ltd.), the SEG Foundation is launching a new endowment for Geoscientists Without Borders®. Your gift of $500 to $25,000 donated to the endowment will be matched. Read more.

Projects of Special Merit/Field Camp applications deadline
The deadline for the SEG Foundation Projects of Special Merit/Field Camp is 1 Feb 2011. Please note a change this cycle - applications are not to be submitted online - they must be mailed, emailed , or faxed to SEG at 918-497-5557.

Geosciences Congressional Visits Day
Geoscientists are invited to join organized groups of scientists and engineers for workshops and visits with U.S. congressional members and committees in April and September 2011. This American Geological Institute program provides an opportunity for geoscientists to share information with lawmakers.





28 Feb. - 3 March 2011 - SEG Continuing Education Courses, West Houston. (Registration open until 18 February 2011.)

1 March 2011 - Foundation Scholarship applications deadline.

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

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

11-12 April 2011 - SEG Continuing Education Courses, New Orleans. (Registration open until 4 April 2011.)


January TLE

The Leading Edge
The January issue of TLE takes a look at reservoir characterization. Also included in this issue is a President's Page by Bob Hardage.

The February TLE offers articles on near-surface geophysics, while the March issue takes a look at Shales.

All of the 2010 TLE's, including December, are currently available in the digital edition. Visit the SEG website to view a set of frequently asked questions (FAQs) for this cover-to-cover digital version of the print issue.


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

Submit your master's thesis title for publication in Geophysics
Geophysics is accepting submissions of master's theses titles for publication in print and online. The journal began publishing Ph.D. dissertation abstracts in spring 2010 and is adding master's thesis titles and links to full theses. To submit your title for consideration, complete the submission form and send it to

Best Paper in Geophysics
SEG Editor Vladimir Grechka encourages members to nominate papers for the Best Paper in Geophysics award. Nominations should be sent to by 1 March 2011.

Instructions to Authors updated for 2011
Visit to read the updated Instructions to Authors before you submit your next paper to Geophysics.

Seismic Data Sampling and Wavefield Representation papers available
The November-December issue of Geophysics includes a supplement on seismic data sampling and wavefield representation.

Whole e-books now available
All books in the SEG eBooks collection ( are available for credit-card purchases of individual chapters or whole books. In most cases, books are available at list prices.

Membership Update

2011 Membership dues renewal: It's not too late!
Have you received your membership reminder? Take a few moments to renew your membership online, and support SEG's mission to promote the science of applied geophysics and the education of geophysicists worldwide.

University Events

SEG/ExxonMobil Student Education Program: Last chance!
Applications for the SEG/ExxonMobil Student Education Program (SEP) in the Middle East and Europe are now due! Visit us online for more information about SEP and the application process.

SEG/Chevron Student Leadership Symposium: Apply now!
Student Chapter officers are invited to apply for travel grants to participate in the 2011 SEG/Chevron Student Leadership Symposium, which will be held at the 2011 SEG Annual Meeting in San Antonio, USA. Applications are due 1 April 2011.

AAPG/SEG Spring Break Student Expo and Career Symposium
The AAPG/SEG Student Expo is a unique tool for linking geosciences students with industry recruiters. It includes two days of exploring and networking, complete with a poster contest, optional short courses, field trips, and a regional SEG Student Challenge Bowl. Registration is free to SEG and AAPG student members!




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