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Volume 9 Issue 3 

New SEG Website

Technical Program Expanded Abstract submission opens this week

  Technical Program Online opens this Wednesday, 9 March, for submission of Expanded Abstracts for the 2011 SEG International Exposition and 81st Annual Meeting, to be held 18-23 September in San Antonio, Texas, USA. The deadline for submissions is 5 PM CDT on 6 April 2011.

Click here for more information about Technical Program Online.
Click here for more information about this year's Annual Meeting Technical Program.

Members: Don't forget to update your Online Profile on the SEG website. View a short video on how to edit your profile here. Log in at today!

Upcoming Meetings

Applied Technology Workshop
The registration deadline is fast approaching for the SPE/SEG Joint Applied Technology Workshop.The topic will be, "Giant Fields Monitoring and Development."  For additional information on the workshop, please go to

SRW Call for Contributions deadline approaching
SRW2011-Quebec-textbIt is not too late 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. But don't wait! The deadline to submit an abstract and/or an application to attend is next week, 15 March.

Shale-ForumShale Gas Technology Forum
Registration for this forum in Chengdu, China, is closed and is sold out.  If you would like to be considered for the waiting list, or for questions, please contact Stephen Emery at View more information about the Forum here.

Call for Papers
SEG and the Chinese Geophysical Society will hold an International Workshop on Gravity, Electrical and Magnetic Methods and Their Applications 10-13 October 2011 in Beijing, China.  The deadline for abstracts will be 31 May 2011. More details are available at, or contact Xiong Li at or Yaoguo Li at

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. Special note: If you plan to submit an abstract for the 2011 Technical Program coming up in San Antonio, and you want to be considered for inclusion in the 2011 DVD-ROM you must opt-in. If you do not opt-in, your presentation will not be considered for recording. More details can be found in the Abstract Kit.

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

Registration is now open for SEG Continuing Education Courses in Pittsburgh, 16-17 May  2011. Read more about the course 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".

2011 SEG/EAGE Distinguished Instructor Short Course
Seismic Acquisition from Yesterday to Tomorrow, presented by Julien Meunier, CGGVeritas.

Mark your calendars now for the upcoming SEG/EAGE Distinguished Instructor Short Course tour. Click on the link below to register with the host society.

View the entire schedule or read more information about the presentation.

Foundation News 

Foundation applications
All applications for Scholarship, Projects of Special Merit and Field Camp programs are being reviewed. Applicants will be notified of the results by 6 May . View more information about SEG Foundation programs here.

SEG Lecture Tour

DL and HL lecturers travel the world

Distinguished and Honorary Lecturers are traveling to Oman, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, France, Denmark, Romania, Australia, India, and China in the near future. Find a lecture near you, or log in to your MySEG account to access the libraries of online DL and HL recordings. 

University Events

IGSC-news2nd International Geosciences Student Conference-
Registration is now open!

The conference includes interviews with recruiters, paper presentations, short courses, field trips, networking events, and the SEG Challenge Bowl. View more details here.

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.

2011 SEG
Events Calendar

15 March - SRW Call for contributions deadline

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

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

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


March TLE 

The Leading Edge
The March issue of TLE includes a special section on shales with an introduction by guest editors Bruce Hart, Colin Sayers, and Alan Jackson. This issue also includes a preview of some upcoming Geophysics articles in Ken Mahrer's Bright Spots column.

The April issue will feature papers describing Geophysics Without Borders projects, and the May issue will examine interferometry applications.

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 March-April issue of Geophysics will contain 37 papers, including a case history from the Queen Charlotte Basin of Western Canada.

Click here to view the latest issue of Geophysics.

2011 SEG Yearbook DVD
Order a copy of the 2011 SEG Yearbook DVD containing an extensive collection of Society information plus GEOROM® Lite-all articles published in Geophysics and The Leading Edge during the previous year. Student members and members paying dues in the World Bank I and II tiers may obtain a copy of the disc free with an e-mail request that includes membership number. Members paying dues in World Bank III and IV tiers must order it through the SEG Book Mart. Orders must be received by 1 April for discs mailing in May. Orders received after that date will be filled only if the product is still available. The Society information pages will be available in a single free download sometime in April.

Presentation files available with 2010 abstracts
Multimedia files used in 431 Technical Program presentations during the 2010 SEG Annual Meeting in Denver are available online. Papers with presentation files are easily identified with a Multimedia icon visible in the 2010 Expanded Abstracts table of contents. Presentation files also are available with several hundred 2008 and 2009 expanded abstracts. The files are available to member and nonmember subscribers without additional charge and to nonmember individuals with online purchase of the expanded abstract.

Membership Update

Upgrade your Membership Benefits!
Enjoy even more exclusive benefits by upgrading your membership from Associate to Active! Log in to the new SEG website and upgrade your membership today!


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