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Volume 9 Issue 6 

2011 SEG Election

The 2011 SEG Election is now open.
Cast your vote today!

SEG members may now cast their votes for new leadership in the the 2011 Society of Exploration Geophysicists election. Members may take part in the 2011-2012 Executive Committee election, as well as the election of representatives in five different SEG districts. Candidate bios and position statements can be read online.

Read more about the 2011 SEG Election

Get your online voting information


2011 sees second highest number of Technical Program submissions

The SEG 81st Annual Meeting is less than five months away, and with over 1,150 submissions, this year's Technical Program promises to showcase some of the world's most innovative applied scientists.

Read more about the 2011 Technical Program submissions

Read more about the 2011 SEG Annual Meeting Technical Program

Upcoming Meetings

SEG Annual Meeting-San Antonio
Exhibit space at this year's Annual Meeting is nearly sold out. If you want to position your company in front of the global geophysical industry, now is the time to act. For additional information or to book space, please contact Elise Cunningham at or visit

Technical Program
Having received the second highest number of abstract submissions, the San Antonio Technical Program Committee has been hard at work and has selected the finest papers to be presented during the four days of Annual Meeting Technical Programs. Acceptance notices are being sent out this month, and the final program will be posted online in upcoming months. Make plans to join SEG in San Antonio today!

Fundamental Controls on Flow in Carbonates
A Joint AAPG/SPE/SEG Hedberg Research Conference
Start making plans now to attend this Hedberg Research Conference 8-13 July 2012 in Saint Cyr-Sur-Mer, Provence, France. The deadline to submit your application for an invitation to attend this invitation-only conference is 15 June. Visit the meeting website to submit your application, or contact Debbi Boonstra.

High Performance Computing in the Geosciences
Don't delay in registering for the fast-approaching SEG workshop, High Performance Computing in the Geosciences. The workshop will take place 18-21 July, in Berkeley, CA, USA. The advanced registration deadline is 15 June, so don't linger-take advantage of the savings! For full registration and housing information, visit the HPC workshop website. Contact Amy Watson for more details.
Registration is now open for the 2011 D&P Forum
The Forum, Opportunities and Challenges in Unconventional Resources, will take place 31 July- 5 August 2011 in Changping District, Beijing, China. Visit the D&P Forum webpage to register and learn more about the Forum.

GeoSynthesis 2011
For the first time in their history SAGA, GSSA and GASA will hold a combined conference in collaboration with ILP and Inkaba yeAfrica 30 August to 1 September 2011. Delegates from different earth science associations can exchange ideas and develop lifetime friendships, which is regarded as one of the most important features of GeoSynthesis 2011. Register now and take advantage of the special early bird price. Click here to view details and to register online.

OTC 2012
On behalf of the OTC 2012 Program Committee and OTC sponsoring organizations, we invite you to submit a paper proposal presenting your technical solutions, advancements, and knowledge at OTC 2012. The conference will be held in Houston from 30 April-3 May, and abstracts will be accepted until 22 August 2011. Read more.

GEO 2012
On behalf of the GEO 2012 Executive Committee, we invite you to submit abstracts with the deadline of 1 August 2011. Instructions can be found at

Professional Development

SEG Continuing Education courses
Registration is open for the SEG Continuing Education Courses at the SEG Annual Meeting in San Antonio, Texas, 17-18 September 2011. Visit the SEG Continuing Education website to view upcoming courses.

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 a link below to register with a host society.

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

View Mike Batzle's HL Online
Mike Batzle's 2010 North American Honorary Lecture, It's the Fluids that Count, is available for online viewing from the convenience of your computer. (Member login required.)

View our first lecture translated into Spanish
For the first time, SEG has recorded an Honorary Lecturer in Spanish. José Carcione's 2009 Central and South America Honorary Lecture, On the physics and simulation of waves for exploration and environmental geosciences, is available for online viewing in both English and Spanish from the convenience of your computer. (Member login required.)

Want leadership training?
Emerging Leadership Alliance seeks candidates.

The Emerging Leaders Alliance invites rising leaders to take part in its 2011 Live Leadership Training program on 3-5 November in Falls Church, VA. Using a novel blended learning approach, the program includes online preparatory material, two-and-a-half-day in-person training sessions, follow-on networking and support. The curriculum encompasses key leadership functions, including critical thinking and change management, leveraging strengths for effective team operation, leadership style assessment and growth actions, and case studies and exercises to practice concepts and relate theory to application. Read more.


SEG Lecture Tour

Dinstinguished and Honorary Lecturer nominations being accepted
The SEG Distinguished Lecture Committee is soliciting Distinguished Lecturer (DL) nominations for Fall 2012 SEG/AAPG DL, and Honorary Lecturer (HL) nominations for Central and South America, Middle East and Africa, and North America regions for 2012. The DL Committee also requests nominations for a new Near Surface HL for 2012.  Please complete the DL nomination form, the HL nomination form, and/or the HL nomination form for Near Surface HL, and submit it via e-mail by 30 June 2011.


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2011 SEG
Events Calendar

26-30 June - SEG 2011 SRW, Inverting the Reservoir, Quebec City, Canada

8-13 July - Fundamental Controls on Flow in Carbonates, Saint Cyr-Sur-Mer, Provence, France

18-21 July - High-Performance Computing in the Geosciences Workshop, Berkeley, CA, USA

24-28 July - Geophysical Imaging with Localized Waves International Symposium, Sanya, Hainan Island, China

31 July-5 August - Opportunities and Challenges in Unconventional Resources, Changping District, Beijing, China

18-23 September - SEG International Exposition and 81st Annual Meeting, San Antonio, Texas, USA



June TLE 

The Leading Edge
The June issue of TLE contains a special section on Africa. Also included in this issue is a report from the Technical Standards committee and a President's Page by Vladimir Grechka.

The July TLE takes a look at practical applications of anisotropy.

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 May-June issue of Geophysics includes a special section on seismic anisotropy, drawing primarily on presentations from the 14th International Workshop on Seismic Anisotropy.

The July-August issue contains 34 papers including a tutorial on metalliferous mining geophysics.

Near-surface EM induction call for papers
Geophysics invites submissions for a special section "Advances in near-surface electromagnetic induction geophysics" for publication in July-August 2012. Submission deadline is 30 September 2011.

Upgrade your Membership Benefits!

Enjoy even more exclusive benefits by upgrading your membership from Associate to Active! Login to the new SEG website and upgrade your membership today!

Foundation Update

The SEG Foundation is pleased to announce that this year, the Scholarship Committee chose 140 qualified students to share in the distribution of US $459,237 in scholarships to further their studies in geophysics. For more information on our scholarships program, please visit the Foundation News section in the June issue of The Leading Edge.

University Events

2nd 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.

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