About the Society of Exploration Geophysicists

The Society of Exploration Geophysicists is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is Connecting, inspiring, and propelling the people and science of geophysics.

SEG encourages its members to learn about the newest technologies by sponsoring speakers, publishing new theories in periodicals and other formats, and organizing continuing education courses around the world. Through SEG, members can network and learn from other professionals.

SEG History

Society History

The Society of Exploration Geophysicists is a not-for-profit organization that promotes the science of applied geophysics and the education of geophysicists. SEG, founded in 1930, fosters the expert and ethical practice of geophysics in the exploration and development of natural resources, in characterizing the near surface, and in mitigating earth hazards. The Society, which has more than 32,000 members (and growing) in 125 countries, representing 52 sections and associated societies in 31 countries, and 338 student chapters in 66 countries, fulfills its mission through its publications, conferences, forums, websites, and educational opportunities. SEG is proud to have achieved so many milestones during its relatively short history of supporting the global geoscience community.

SEG Offices

International Offices

The Society of Exploration Geophysicists is headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA. You can contact SEG by phone +1.918.497.5500, fax +1.918.497.5557, email or the Business Office addresses:

Physical address
8801 South Yale, Suite 500
Tulsa, OK 74137-3575
United States

Mailing address
PO Box 702740
Tulsa, OK 74170-2740
United States

You can also find out more about our offices in China and the Middle-East.

View the progress on the new SEG building

Annual Reports and Governance documents

Annual Reports and Governance Documents

The Annual Report of the society is a document that contains reports from the officers, committee chairmen, and representatives of the Society, along with the financial report. As an organization SEG has standards, and regulations it follows to maintain its professional geophysical assistance. These reports, as well as the SEG governance documentation, can be viewed by clicking on one of the links to the right.

News/Press Releases

News, Media and Press

SEG strives to provide news media with accurate company information in a timely fashion. In order to expedite those requests, we have created this section to ensure up-to-date corporate news and announcements are available anytime. To keep up with the latest SEG news, view our Press Releases. To receive our press releases by email, visit the eNewsletters sign up page.

SEG Committees/Yearbook

Yearbook, Volunteering and Committees

Being a member-driven society, SEG's continued success depends on its standing and ad hoc committees. As part of SEG's global strategy, members may participate in most committee meetings from anywhere in the world if they have telephones, internet access, and a few extra hours to devote to deliberations. The Yearbook explains how the society is organized and how it grows. This information, along with a membership listing, awards, a staff directory, and volunteer lists, gives readers more knowledge about SEG.