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Volume 9 Issue 2 

New SEG Website

SRW Call for Contributions Deadline is Approaching

 Start making preparations now to submit your abstract for the SEG 2011 Summer Research Workshop, Inverting the Reservoir, 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 an application to attend is 15 March. Abstracts should address the following and other topics pertaining to reservoir characterization and rock property and fluid content estimation:

  • Full-waveform inversion - for characterization
  • Time-lapse inversion
  • Data integration and joint inversion
  • Estimation and use of uncertainty and resolution in inversion, stochastic methods
  • Characterization in structurally complex zones
  • New methods in, and applications of pre- and post-stack amplitude and traveltime inversion

Contact us for more information.

Upcoming Meetings

Shale Gas Technology Conference
Shale-ForumThe 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.

San Antonio 2011 Annual Meeting call for papers
The San Antonio 2011 Annual Meeting Technical Program Committee invites you to submit your papers for consideration beginning 9 March. Start preparing your papers for submission by reading the 2011 Abstract Kit.

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.

SPE/SEG Workshop: Giant Fields Monitoring and Development
11 - 13 April 2011

SPE/SEG Workshop Giant Fields Monitoring and Development is now soliciting poster presentations. The deadline for submitting your poster is 1 March. If you have any questions regarding your poster preparation please contact:
Loreen Nisha, Country Manager - India, SPE Middle East, North Africa and India in Dubai, UAE
Tel: +971 4 3903544, Fax: +971 4 3664648, Email:
Poster Session Chairpersons
Abdullah Al Neyadi, ZADCO & Mohammed Raj, Saudi Aramco

Professional Development

View selected 2010 Technical Program presentations from your computer
Tech DVD-ROM 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. Click here to see an example.

SEG Continuing Education Courses
Have you registered for the SEG Continuing Education Courses, West Houston? Registration is open until 18 February 2011. The courses take place 28 February - 3 March 2011.

Registration is now open for SEG Continuing Education Courses in New Orleans, 11-12 April 2011.  Read more about the courses here.

IHRDCSEG/IHRDC online courses now available
SEG is now offering 32 new online learning courses . 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. Affordably priced at $125 each, these 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. Please note the IHRDC course codes start with "ONLN".

Foundation News 

New Geoscientists Without Borders® Endowment
FF_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.

Scholarship deadline
1 March 2011
Please remember to upload your recommendation letters and transcripts for the SEG Foundation Scholarships. Don't forget to submit your application as "complete." Click here for more information.

SEG Lecture Tour

DL and HL nominations solicited
The SEG Distinguished Lecture Committee is soliciting Distinguished Lecturer (DL) nominations for Spring 2012 DL, and Honorary Lecturer (HL) nominations for Europe, Pacific South, and South and East Asia regions for 2012. Please complete the DL nomination form and/or the HL nomination form and submit it via e-mail by 28 February 2011.

DL and HL lecturers travel the world
Distinguished (DL) and Honorary (HL) lecturers are traveling worldwide. These presentations are free to attend.

Kim-ExtraIn March, South & East Asia Honorary Lecturer Jung-Ho Kim begins his tour to India, China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam. His lecture is titled "Incorporating the Fourth Dimension into Geophysical Data Interpretation."  You can view his abstract and itinerary online.

RichardLanePacific South Honorary Lecturer Richard Lane begins his tour in Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, and the Philippines on 24 February. His lecture is titled "Building on 3D Geological Knowledge through Gravity and Magnetic Modeling Workflows at Regional to Local Scales."  You can view his abstract and itinerary online.

MacGregor-croppedEurope Honorary Lecturer Lucy MacGregor began her tour titled "Integrating Well Log, Seismic, and CSEM Data for Reservoir Characterization" in January.  You can view her abstract and itinerary online.

BakulinSEG Distinguished Lecturer Andrey Bakulin is currently on his international tour titled "Virtual Source Method for Imaging and Monitoring Below Complex Overburden."  You can view his abstract and itinerary online.

2011 SEG
Events Calendar

28 Feb. - DL/HL nomination forms due. Submit via e-mail.

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

1 March - Foundation Scholarship applications deadline.

15 March - SRW Call for contributions deadline

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

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

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

26-30 June - SEG 2011 Summer Research Workshop, Inverting the Reservoir


February TLE 

The Leading Edge
The February TLE contains a special section on near-surface geophysics. This issue also includes a review of SEG's 2010 Annual Meeting held in Denver, which includes articles by Ken Mahrer and Don Herron among others.

The March TLE contains a special section on Shales.

Click here to view the latest issue of The Leading Edge.

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



The January-February issue of Geophysics includes 28 papers and the 2011 version of Instructions to Authors.

Click here to view the latest issue of Geophysics.

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.

Advances in Near-surface Seismology and Ground-penetrating Radar, edited by Richard. D. Miller, John H. Bradford, and Klaus Holliger, presents papers from experts in both technologies and is available for purchase. This work is copublished with AGU and EEGS.

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 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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