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Volume 9 Issue 8 

2011 SEG Election

Monk to become SEG President-elect

David Monk will serve as President-elect of SEG during the 2011-12 term of the Society's Executive Committee. Monk and the other newly elected officers will assume their duties on 22 September after the conclusion of SEG's International Exposition and 81st Annual Meeting in San Antonio, Texas, USA.

See all 2011-2012 Executive Committee election results

Read more about all 2011-2012 SEG Executive Committee nominees

Upcoming Events

SunBurstSmIt's not too late to register for the SEG Annual Meeting! Visit the SEG Annual Meeting Web site to register today and find out about the programs and events at this year's meeting in San Antonio. Onsite pricing has begun, and it runs through 6 September.

Technical Program schedule now available online!
Begin planning your time at the SEG International Exposition and 81st Annual Meeting now by viewing the complete Technical Program schedule online.

Volunteer at Annual Meeting
At every SEG Annual Meeting, there is a need for volunteers. This year, assistance is needed in the Technical Program and the Applied Science Education Program. Sign up today!

International Reception
David Pitcher, Annual Meeting Steering Committee Global Chairman, invites all delegates to this Annual Meeting's International Reception. Enjoy Mexican hors d'oeuvres and Caribbean music at the reception, to be held Tuesday, 20 September. Read more about the International Reception on the SEG Web site.

GAC Luncheons
Four Global Affairs Committee Luncheon Meetings are scheduled during this year's Annual Meeting. All delegates with international interests are invited to attend and participate in these events. Find out more information about GAC Luncheons on the SEG Web site.

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
eLearninghomepageQRThis 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-12:30 pm CDT, from the convenience of your home or work computer, in real time. Register now online. For more information, email the SEG eLearning program,
or call +1-918-497-5526.

Technical Program to be recorded onto DVD-ROM
For the second year in a row, selected Technical Program presentations will be recorded onto a DVD-ROM. Approximately 150 presentations will be on the DVD-ROM, featuring the speakers' audio synced with their presentation slides. Pre-order your copy when you register for the Annual Meeting, or order the DVD-ROM online now . Order soon because the price will go up after the Annual Meeting is over!

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 open throughout the course of the Annual Meeting. Email for more info.

Learn more about Annual Meeting Student Education on the SEG Web site.

Bridge the job search gap at
AAPG/SEG Student Expos
Student Expos are unique events designed to link geosciences students with industry recruiters. Students benefit by networking, sharing their resumes, presenting their research, and interviewing with multiple employers. Check out a Student Expo event near you! 

SEG Lecture Tour

North America HL
Tad Smith

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.

2011 SEG
Events Calendar

25 August - Virtual class on gravity and magnetics

1-2 September - EAGE/SEG SRW, Trieste, Italy

6 September - Annual Meeting onsite pricing ends

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

7-10 November - Geophysical Techniques for Complex Land and Marine Environments, Shenzhen City, China



July TLE 

The Leading Edge
The August TLE has a large special section on Multiple Attenuation. This issue also includes a preview of the 2011 Annual Meeting.

The September issue takes a look at time-lapse measurements.

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.


Papers for the September-October issue of Geophysics should begin appearing online in late August, and the print version should be delivered in early October. SEG is transitioning to a new copy editing and composition vendor. We apologize for the delay.

Expanded Abstracts
The 2011 Technical Program Expanded Abstracts will be available in the SEG Digital Library beginning 9 August 2011.

Global Meeting Abstracts
SEG introduces the Global Meeting Abstracts beginning with abstracts from CPS/SEG Beijing 2009. The abstracts will be available beginning 2 August 2011. Additional abstracts will be available as they are released.

SAGEEP Proceedings
The 2011 Symposium on the Application of Geophysics to Engineering and Environmental Problems (SAGEEP) proceedings are available on the SEG Web site.

SEG will begin releasing an additional 30 eBooks to the current selection beginning 9 August 2011. This latest release increases the number of available SEG eBooks to 100+.

Foundation Update

Attention Foundation Grant Recipients!
Be sure to stop by the Foundation booth during Annual Meeting to pick up your Grant ribbon. For more information, e-mail the SEG Foundation.

Geoscientists Without Borders®


See Your Gift at Work!
Come by the Geoscientists Without Borders® booth at the SEG Annual Meeting and meet students from active GWB projects! For more information, visit the Geoscientists Without Borders® Web site.



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