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Volume 9 Issue 7 

2011 SEG Election

SEG President-elect Bob Hardage and First Vice-president Mike Graul sound off about proposed changes in SEG Governance.

Read Bob Hardage's Preamble to the 2011 Proposed SEG Bylaws

Read Mike Graul's 2011 July TLE President's page

Read the Proposed Bylaws to be voted on at the SEG Council Meeting in September

Upcoming Events

SunBurstSmAnnual Meeting Registration and Housing are now open
Registration and Housing for the SEG Annual Meeting are now open. Register early for a discounted rate and a large selection of hotels in downtown and along the Riverwalk in San Antonio.

Annual Meeting booth space almost sold out!
Exhibit space 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 email Elise Cunningham or call 1-918-497-5517, or visit

Many volunteers are needed to help in various events at this year's Annual Meeting. If you would like to give some of your time to a worthy effort, please consider volunteering. Learn more about how to become a volunteer at Annual Meeting.

Register for the SEG D&P Forum
Don't delay in registering for the fast-approaching D&P Forum, 31 July through 5 August. For full registration and housing information, visit the D&P Forum website.

EAGE/SEG Summer Research Workshop 2011
Towards a Full Integration from Geosciences to Reservoir Simulation
1-2 September 2011- Trieste, Italy
Register by 15 August to receive a discounted rate on registration.

Geophysical Techniques for Complex Land and Marine Environments
SEG and the Society of Petroleum Geophysicists of China are organizing a conference on Geophysical Techniques for Complex Land and Marine Environments. The conference will be 7-10 November 2011, in Shenzhen City, China.  For more information, email Stephen Emery or call 1-918-497-5539.

Professional Development

SEG Continuing Education courses
Registration is now open for SEG Continuing Education Courses at this year's Annual Meeting. 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.

Virtual class on gravity and magnetics
This virtual class is designed for those wanting to learn how gravity and magnetics relate to regional, frontier plays, and prospect-scale structure and stratigraphy. Attend this class on Thursday, 25 August, from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm CDT, from the convenience of your home or work computer, in real time. Register now online. For more information, e-mail 
or call +1-918-497-5526.

SEG has now joined JCORET
JCORET provides high-quality, industry-recognized training for individuals responsible for petroleum reserves and resources evaluation. JCORET was formed in mid-2006 through an agreement between the four sponsors of the Petroleum Resources Management System (PRMS).  If you would like to submit a course for JCORET consideration, an "Authors Kit" is available at


University Events

Take part in the University Events listed below at this year's Annual Meeting in San Antonio, TX, USA.

Student Career Panel
panelsm The Student Career Panel will bring together senior level managers and new hires for a panel discussion on career strategy beyond graduation. The Panel meets Monday, 19 September, 1:00 pm-3:00 pm. Email for more info.

SEG Challenge Bowl Finals
challengebowlsm Come join the fun and watch the winners from regional competitions compete in the Fifth Annual SEG Challenge Bowl Finals, Monday, 19 September, 3:00 pm-6:00 pm. Read more about Challenge Bowl, or email for more information.

Student Networking Event
networkingsmThe Student Networking Event , taking place Monday, 19 September, 6:00 pm-8:00 pm, encourages students, faculty, and company representatives to mix and mingle in a relaxed atmosphere. (This event is limited to students, active faculty advisors, and company sponsors.) Email for more info.

Also, while you're at Annual Meeting, be sure to visit the SEG University and Student Programs Booth and the Career Placement Area. Both are in the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center and both are open throughout the course of the Annual Meeting. Email for more info.

Learn more about Annual Meeting Student Education on the SEG website.

SEG Lecture Tour

HL Tariq Alkhalifah

New Distinguished and Honorary Lecturers traveling this fall to Azerbaijan, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Kuwait, Nigeria, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Trinidad & Tobago, UAE, United Kingdom, United States, and Venezuela. Find a lecture near you, or view more than 20 Distinguished and Honorary Lectures online.


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2011 SEG
Events Calendar

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



July TLE 

The Leading Edge
The July TLE offers a special section on practical applications of anisotropy. It also includes an article by President-elect Bob Hardage on the proposed revisions to the SEG Bylaws. A copy of the revised Bylaws follows this article.

In August, TLE offers several articles on Multiple Attenuation as well as a preview of what is being offered at the 81st SEG Annual International Meeting being held in Austin, TX this September.

Click here to view the latest issue of The Leading Edge. Also, be sure to check out the reader-friendly TLE digital edition or the TLE in the SEG Digital Library.


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

Geophysics invites mining papers
The September-October 2012 issue will focus on seismic methods in mineral exploration and mine planning.

Foundation Update

The closing date for Phase I applications for Geoscientists Without Borders® will be 30 September 2011. For more information or to submit an application, visit the Geoscientists Without Borders® website, and click "Apply Now."

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