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Volume 9 Issue 9 

2011 SEG Annual Meeting and International Expo

The 81st SEG Annual Meeting and
International Exposition begins 18 September

The fun is about to begin as the 81st SEG Annual Meeting and International Exposition is just about to kick off in San Antonio! We hope you've made your reservation to attend this year's Annual Meeting, where companies from around the world will come together to display their products and services to a highly focused audience. If you haven't registered, it's not too late. You can still register on-site in San Antonio at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center on San Antonio's famous Riverwalk.

Download an on-site registration form

View more information about the Technical Program

Learn more about Continuing Education opportunities

Find out about Special Events taking place during Annual Meeting

Upcoming Events

We are still seeking volunteers to help in the Applied Science Education Program and the Technical Program. If you plan to be at the convention and 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.

sa11-techsessionsEcom2 Collaborate with Technical Paper Authors
Visit the Annual Meeting 2011 Technical Session Communityfor an exclusive opportunity to have an online discussion with the 2011 Technical Program authors about their presentation abstracts.

Order the Technical Program DVD-ROM
DVDImageApproximately 175 selected Technical Program presentations will be recorded onto a DVD-ROM at the Annual Meeting in San Antonio. The DVD-ROM features the speakers' audio synced with their presentation slides. Order your copy at the annual meeting at booth #4452 or order the DVD-ROM online now. Order soon because the price will increase on 26 September!

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 Meetingsare 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.

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

New: virtual class on shales
UntitledThis virtual class "The Role of Surface Seismic in Mapping Shale Reservoir" will be taught by Kurt Marfurt. Attend this 90-minute online class on Thursday, 27 October, from 3:00pm to 4:30pm 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.


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.

Bridge the job search gap
AAPG/SEG Student Expos- West Coast Student Expo Is here

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

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New Distinguished and Honorary Lecturers traveling this fall to Azerbaijan, Brazil, CanadaColombia, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, South AfricaUAE, and the  United States. Find a lecture near you, or view more than 20 Distinguished and Honorary Lectures online.

The SEG Distinguished Lecture Committee is soliciting Distinguished Lecturer (DL) nominations for Spring 2013, and Honorary Lecturer (HL) nominations for Europe, Pacific South, and South & East Asia regions for 2013.  Please complete the DL nomination form and/or the HL nomination form and submit it via e-mail by 15 November 2011.

2011 SEG
Events Calendar

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



September TLE 

The Leading Edge
The September TLE takes a look at time-lapse measurements. It also includes a SEAM update and two articles by ISEF award winners.

The October TLE offers a special section on Land acquisition, vibroseis.

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 September-October issue of Geophysics includes a special section on subsalt exploration and development.

Geophysics is transitioning to a new copy-editing and composition vendor, and this has delayed production of the papers for this issue. Papers should begin appearing online in late September. Our apologies for the delay.

New books available!
Three new titles are available from the SEG Book Mart and SEG eBooks.
 • Multicomponent Seismic Technology, by Bob A. Hardage, Michael V. DeAngelo, Paul E. Murray, and Diana Sava
 • Seismology of Azimuthally Anisotropic Media and Seismic Fracture Characterization, by Ilya Tsvankin and Vladimir Grechka
 • Interpretation of Three-Dimensional Seismic Data, seventh edition, by Alistair R. Brown (copublished by AAPG)
Also, the print version of Oz Yilmaz's Seismic Data Analysis is back in stock after a third printing.

Complete 2011 Annual Report available
The complete 2011 SEG Annual Report is now available. This report, in PDF format, includes reports of the officers, standing committee chairmen, ad hoc committee chairmen, representatives, SEG Foundation, and SEG Subsidiaries. The actual SEG consolidated financial statements and SEG Foundation financial statements are also included. Annual report available at

Foundation Update

Foundation Scholarship applications will be accepted 15 September 2011  - 1 March 2012. Interested applicants can visit for more information.

Field Camps application opened 1 Sept. For more information, please visit


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