SEG news archive

December 2009
Miss out on part of the SEG 79th Annual Meeting? Catch up with a snapshot view, meeting statistics, and more.
When the Society of Exploration Geophysicists chose the theme, Seeking New Depths, for the 2009 SEG International Exhibition and 79th Annual Meeting, little did they know how much truth would be behind it.

 

2009 Pacific South Honorary Lecturer Andrew Long recounts his tour journey
Overall, it seems I was fortunate to tap into a good topic; the pursuit of greater azimuths to overcome long-standing challenges to seismic images.

 
November 2009

View 2009 Annual Meeting photos and articles

Like a rolling stone: Per Avseth, SEG's First Europe Honorary Lecturer
Swish! The spring and summer of 2009 just flew by—like a rolling stone down a steep slope!

 
October 2009

Call for papers—The Leading Edge May Special Section
The Leading edge invites papers on the topic of "Characterization of Geophysical Uncertainty" for publication in the May 2010 special section.

 
September 2009

SEG Advanced Modeling Corporation announces call for vendors: For acoustic simulation with absorbing upper surface
The SEG Advanced Modeling Corporation (SEAM) is seeking vendors to conduct a second large scale simulation over the SEAM Phase I deepwater subsalt model.

Committee seeks comments for SEGD3.0
The SEG Technical Standards Committee has spent the last six years updating the SEGD format to version SEGD3.0.

 
August 2009

2009-2010 Executive Committee announced
Klaas Koster, senior technical advisor responsible for Apache's subsurface activities in Forties Field, has been elected President-elect of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists.

Abdelmoaty featured on National Oil Corporation Web site
Recently, Samir Abdelmoaty, SEG's 2009 Middle East & Africa Honorary Lecturer (HL), gave his presentation on "Multiazimuth Seismic in the Nile Delta, Egypt" at the Earth Science Society of Libya (ESSL) in Tripoli and Binghazi, Libya.

 
July 2009

Scholarship program's success benefits promising students worldwide
Results of the 2009–2010 Scholarship Program are in, and we couldn't be prouder of the program.

2008 Annual Meeting presentations available online
Perhaps while attending the SEG Annual Meeting you have felt frustrated when two technical sessions of high value to you were scheduled at the same time.

SEG Youth Education Program
The Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) closed the Tulsa Geoscience Center on 30 June 2009 and has eliminated the position of Geoscience Center administrator.

 
June 2009

Geophysics’ 2008 impact factor is No. 2 all time
Geophysics’ more rapid turnaround time from submission to publication in recent years is helping the journal increase its impact factor.

SEG’s 2008 Membership Compensation Survey
SEG members in 12 employment categories received an annual total compensation exceeding US$100 000, according to the Membership Compensation Survey conducted by the University of Oklahoma’s Public Opinion Learning Laboratory from 12 May 2008 to 15 August 2008 (Table 1).

PD lecturers recount their experiences
2009 SEG/EAGE Distinguished Instructor Short Course (DISC) instructor Patrick Corbett and 2009 Pacific South Honorary Lecturer (HL) Andrew Long chronicle their experiences around the globe as they give presentations to students and industry professionals.

 
May 2009

GWB featured in Earth magazine

Former SEG member blasts into space
Andrew J. Feustel, a geophysicist and former SEG member, joined the ranks of an elite few yesterday when the space shuttle Atlantis launched successfully from Kennedy Space Center in Florida, USA.

SEG in Beijing
China emerged recently as a dominant player in global energy production and consumption, making the 8th CPS/SEG Beijing 2009 International Geophysical Conference & Exposition, held 24–27 April 2009, especially significant.

 
April 2009

One student’s perspective on SLS and SEP
I never imagined that my association with a professional organization like SEG could open so many doors for me, or that I would meet so many people like I have at the last two SEG conferences.

SEG Council, Active Members approve membership category changes
Know a precollege student interested in the geosciences? SEG now offers a Junior Membership category designed to encourage precollege students to consider the geosciences as a college major and career option.

DISC instructor Patrick Corbett champions petroleum geoengineering
Patrick Corbett, Total professor of petroleum geoengineering at Heriot-Watt University and until recently head of the university's Institute of Petroleum Engineering, will embark this year on the SEG/EAGE Distinguished Instructor Short Course (DISC) worldwide tour presenting "Petroleum Geoengineering: Integration of Static and Dynamic Models."

 
March 2009

Bash for help: A new way to find trapped miners. Story from the Economist.
Digital Imaging and Deconvolution: The ABCs of Seismic Exploration and Processing is the latest product of the enduring and remarkably productive partnership between two titans of geophysics, Enders A. Robinson and Sven Treitel.

 
February2009

Approved Amendments to the Constitution
The following amendments to the SEG Constitution which were approved and recommended for adoption by the SEG Council at its meeting in Las Vegas, Nevada on 9 November 2008 have been approved by vote of Active Members of the Society in good standing.

SEG Advanced Modeling Corporation announces simulation award
The SEG Advanced Modeling (SEAM) Corporation has announced that the Phase I simulation contract has been awarded to Tierra Geophysical LLC for computation of an acoustic variable-density seismic data set.

SEG member addresses global energy challenge
Action is needed now to begin to reduce energy demand, diversify the energy portfolio, reduce costs of energy supplies, and lower greenhouse gas emissions.

SEG Advanced Modeling Corporation announces simulation award
The SEG Advanced Modeling (SEAM) Corporation has announced that the Phase I simulation contract has been awarded to Tierra Geophysical LLC for computation of an acoustic variable-density seismic data set.

ASEG publications free online
All publications of the Australian Society of Exploration Geophysicists—Exploration Geophysics, Preview, ASEG Conference Extended Abstracts, and ASEG special publications—have become available online.

 
January 2009

View 2009 Annual Meeting photos and articles

Like a rolling stone: Per Avseth, SEG's First Europe Honorary Lecturer
Swish! The spring and summer of 2009 just flew by—like a rolling stone down a steep slope!