SEG Houston 2017 Program

See below for a full schedule of the SEG Annual Meeting and get details about hours, events, sessions, courses, workshops, and more.

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Friday, 22 September

Convention Center Self-serve Badge Print Kiosk
Hours of Operation

Avoid getting in line at the registration desk by visiting user-friendly kiosks to print your own badge using your account information.

Friday
9:00 AM-5:00 PM
SEG/ExxonMobil Student Education Program
Students

SEP is sponsored by ExxonMobil and staffed with leading professional geoscientists who act as instructors and facilitators through two and a half days of lectures and discussion followed by practical, hands-on exercises.

Closed event

Friday
4:00 PM-7:00 PM

Saturday, 23 September

Convention Center Self-serve Badge Print Kiosk
Hours of Operation

Avoid getting in line at the registration desk by visiting user-friendly kiosks to print your own badge using your account information.

Saturday
7:30 AM-5:00 PM
Continuing Education Courses
Education

Attend a wide selection of CEU-granting one and two-day courses covering a range of topics.

Details
Saturday
8:00 AM-5:00 PM
SEG/ExxonMobil Student Education Program
Students

SEP is sponsored by ExxonMobil and staffed with leading professional geoscientists who act as instructors and facilitators through two and a half days of lectures and discussion followed by practical, hands-on exercises.

Closed event

Saturday
8:00 AM-5:30 PM
SEG/Chevron Student Leadership Symposium
Students

SLS focuses on leadership, teamwork, and communication skills building for 50 student participants who are all active officers of their SEG Student Chapters.

Closed event

Saturday
8:00 AM-5:00 PM
GSH-SEG Early Icebreaker
Networking

Raise a glass to your colleagues at the Saint Arnolds Brewery Beer Hall in Houston as we kick off the SEG International Exposition and 87th Annual Meeting with a special GSH-SEG Early Icebreaker on Saturday, 23 September from 6 to 8 p.m. Connect with old friends while enjoying Houston craft beer and light bites, and meet the Geophysical Society of Houston Board. $10 for GSH members, $25 for non-GSH members.

Register today

Saturday
6:00 PM-8:00 PM

Sunday, 24 September

Convention Center Self-serve Badge Print Kiosk
Hours of Operation

Avoid getting in line at the registration desk by visiting user-friendly kiosks to print your own badge using your account information.

Sunday
7:30 AM-8:00 PM
Continuing Education Courses
Education

Attend a wide selection of CEU-granting one and two-day courses covering a range of topics.

Details
Sunday
8:00 AM-5:00 PM
SEG/ExxonMobil Student Education Program
Students

SEP is sponsored by ExxonMobil and staffed with leading professional geoscientists who act as instructors and facilitators through two and a half days of lectures and discussion followed by practical, hands-on exercises.

Closed event

Sunday
8:00 AM-5:30 PM
EAGE Course (EET 5)
Education

The purpose of this course is to provide an overview of currently available workflows to build and run calibrated reservoir geomechanical models maximizing the use of 3D and 4D seismic data. Rock-physics, relating the state of stress in the Earth and the propagation velocity of seismic waves, forms the link between seismic observations and the geomechanical model, and this link will be discussed both from experimental data and from a theoretical viewpoint. Attendees will learn how a combination of 3D geomechanical models, coupled to flow models, built and calibrated with 3D and 4D seismic data help in creating a deep understanding of the reservoir depletion processes and the state of stress in the reservoir and surrounding rock.

Sunday
8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Committee Meetings
Committee Meetings

Books Editorial Board
Committee on Passive Seismology
Regional Advisory Committee Canada/USA
SEG/SEGF Board Meeting
TLE Editorial Board Meeting

Details
Sunday
8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Preconference Workshop: Decision & Risk Analysis for Uncertain Times in Energy Industry
Education

Instructors: Andrew Burton, Chief, Decision Quality, Strategy & Portfolio Management, ConocoPhillips; Jeff Cooke, Member, Decision Quality, Strategy & Portfolio Management, ConocoPhillips

Contributing Collaborators: SEG WNC, AWG, and AAPG PROWESS

Cost: $250
(Includes coffee breaks, lunch, and digital course notes. Limited to 25 attendees.)

Sponsored by the SEG Women’s Network Committee and the Association for Women Geoscientists

Sunday
8:30 AM-5:00 PM
SEG/Chevron Student Leadership Symposium
Students

SLS focuses on leadership, teamwork, and communication skills building for 50 student participants who are all active officers of their SEG Student Chapters.

Closed event

Sunday
9:00 AM-5:00 PM
SEG Book Mart
Hours of Operation

Visit the SEG Book Mart on the third floor of the Convention Center near the Technical Program session rooms to browse and buy SEG's new titles, sale items, SEG apparel, and gifts.

Sunday
12:00 PM-8:00 PM
SEG Annual Council Meeting
General

The Council consists of Representatives from each Section, Associated Society, Technical Section, and Geographic District.

Sunday
1:00 PM-3:00 PM
SEG Pavilion
Hours of Operation

In the SEG Pavilion you will find the SEG Greeting Area, Exhibitor Lounge and Rebooking Area for the 2018 Annual Meeting in Anaheim, Geoscientists Without Borders®, Foundation, Wiki, Student Pavilion, SEAM, and the Geophysical Society of Houston.

Sunday
6:00 PM-8:00 PM
Icebreaker & Expo Preview
Networking

Sunday Icebreaker is an Annual Meeting tradition! Join us for food, drinks and a sneak preview of the Exposition Hall. Greet and interface with the SEG presidents, visit companies, renew acquaintances, and network with exhibitors!

Sunday
6:00 PM-8:00 PM

Monday, 25 September

Convention Center Self-serve Badge Print Kiosk
Hours of Operation

Avoid getting in line at the registration desk by visiting user-friendly kiosks to print your own badge using your account information.

Monday
7:30 AM-6:00 PM
SEG Book Mart
Hours of Operation

Visit the SEG Book Mart on the third floor of the Convention Center near the Technical Program session rooms to browse and buy SEG's new titles, sale items, SEG apparel, and gifts.

Monday
8:00 AM-6:00 PM
Committee Meetings
Committee Meetings

Audit Committee 
Committee on Nominations
Development & Production Committee
DISC Committee
Distinguished Lecture Committee
Geophysics Associate Editors
Geoscientists Without Borders Technical Committee
Global Advisory Committee
OTC Roundtable
Translations Committee

Details
Monday
8:00 AM-6:30 PM
Opening Session & Presidential Address
General

The Opening Session represents the official start to the SEG Annual Meeting and will feature an opening address by SEG President William Abriel.

Keynote speaker: Stephen Greenlee, President of ExxonMobil Exploration Company and Vice President of Exxon Mobil Corporation

Monday
8:30 AM-10:00 AM
Exposition Hall Open
Hours of Operation

The SEG International Exhibition showcases leading companies displaying the latest in products, technologies and services.

Monday
9:00 AM-6:00 PM
Student Pop-up Talks
Students

Visit the SEG Pavilion for a series of engaging talks drawing from the experience of great minds from the industry.

Talks will be held at various times throughout the day. Visit the SEG Pavilion for full schedule.

Monday
9:00 AM-6:00 PM
SEG Pavilion
Hours of Operation

In the SEG Pavilion you will find the SEG Greeting Area, Exhibitor Lounge and Rebooking Area for the 2018 Annual Meeting in Anaheim, Geoscientists Without Borders®, Foundation, Wiki, Student Pavilion, SEAM, and the Geophysical Society of Houston.

Monday
9:00 AM-6:00 PM
"Focus on Commercial Technology" Exhibitor Presentations - Extended Lunch Breaks
General

Explore the exposition floor, see and hear about the latest technological advancements in the geosciences, and network with the smartest in the business. Be sure to visit the SEG Pavilion, back on the exposition floor for its second year, while you're there!

Monday
11:50 AM-1:50 PM
SEAM 10th Anniversary Celebration
Networking

The SEG Advanced Modeling program (SEAM) is a partnership between industry and SEG designed to advance geophysical science and technology through the construction of subsurface models and generation of synthetic data sets. Help us celebrate SEAM's 10 years of innovation and foresight with a slice of giant SEAM birthday cake!

Monday
1:00 PM-2:00 PM
Technical Program Afternoon Sessions
Education

With more than 1,600 abstracts received for review, this year's Technical Program includes 158 diverse sessions. Geoscience professionals from all geophysical disciplines and all parts of the world are represented and will share the latest case histories, technological advancements, and research discoveries.

Details
Monday
1:50 PM-5:10 PM
Challenge Bowl
Students

Join us for an exciting afternoon at this international test of students’ knowledge in the geosciences. Students who participated in regional competitions all over the world come to this final moment when only one team will become the World Champions!

Monday
2:00 PM-4:00 PM
Coffee Break
Hours of Operation

Take a moment during your coffee break to visit the SEG Book Mart!

Monday
2:45 PM-3:15 PM
SEG Student & Women’s Network Committee Mentor Meetup
Networking

The SEG Student and Early Career Department, in partnership with the Women's Network Committee, hosts the first annual Mentor Meetup. This premier networking event (formerly known as the Student Networking Event) will inspire interaction between ambitious students and innovative industry leaders through mentoring circles in a laid-back atmosphere. Open to students, faculty advisors, registered mentors, and company sponsors.

Monday
4:00 PM-5:30 PM
Beverage Reception
Networking

Make the most of your time at the SEG Annual Meeting by taking advantage of networking opportunities like this Beverage Reception.

Monday
4:30 PM-6:00 PM
Women’s Networking Event
Networking

The SEG Women's Network is a community hosted by the SEG Women's Network Committee. Created in 2011, the Women's Network raises awareness of and finds solutions for the challenges women encounter in applied geophysics.

Monday
5:30 PM-7:00 PM

Tuesday, 26 September

SEG Members-Only Breakfast
Networking

Member Services would like to celebrate our members. Stop by to
join us for breakfast and coffee!

Tuesday
7:00 AM-8:00 AM
Committee Meetings
Committee Meetings

AAPG/SEG Cooperation Committee
Committee on University & Student Programs
Continuing Education Committee
Continuous Innovation Portfolio (CIP) 
Emerging Professionals International Committee (EPIC)
Historical Preservation Special Interest Group
Interpretation Editorial Board 
Meetings Review & Planning Committee
Mining Committee
Near Surface Technical Section Meeting
Publications Policy Committee
SEAM Board of Directors Meeting
SEG Certification Project
SEG Finance Committee 
SEG Women's Network Committee
Technical Standards Committee

Details
Tuesday
7:00 AM-6:30 PM
Convention Center Self-serve Badge Print Kiosk
Hours of Operation

Avoid getting in line at the registration desk by visiting user-friendly kiosks to print your own badge using your account information.

Tuesday
7:30 AM-6:00 PM
SEG Book Mart
Hours of Operation

Visit the SEG Book Mart on the third floor of the Convention Center near the Technical Program session rooms to browse and buy SEG's new titles, sale items, SEG apparel, and gifts.

Tuesday
7:30 AM-6:00 PM
Technical Program Morning Sessions
Education

With more than 1,600 abstracts received for review, this year's Technical Program includes 158 diverse sessions. Geoscience professionals from all geophysical disciplines and all parts of the world are represented and will share the latest case histories, technological advancements, and research discoveries.

Details
Tuesday
8:30 AM-11:50 AM
Student Pop-up Talks
Students

Visit the SEG Pavilion for a series of engaging talks drawing from the experience of great minds from the industry.

Talks will be held at various times throughout the day. Visit the SEG Pavilion for full schedule.

Tuesday
9:00 AM-5:00 PM
Applied Science Education Program
General

ASEP is an opportunity for our industry and Society to reach out to local high school students and teachers to challenge them to learn more about the earth sciences. In the past, the program has featured oceanographers, paleontologists, and astronomers.

Details
Tuesday
9:00 AM-11:00 AM
Exposition Hall Open
Hours of Operation

The SEG International Exhibition showcases leading companies displaying the latest in products, technologies and services.

Tuesday
9:00 AM-6:00 PM
SEG Pavilion
Hours of Operation

In the SEG Pavilion you will find the SEG Greeting Area, Exhibitor Lounge and Rebooking Area for the 2018 Annual Meeting in Anaheim, Geoscientists Without Borders®, Foundation, Wiki, Student Pavilion, SEAM, and the Geophysical Society of Houston.

Tuesday
9:00 AM-6:00 PM
Coffee Break
Hours of Operation

Take a moment during your coffee break to visit the SEG Book Mart!

Tuesday
9:45 AM-10:15 AM
Museum of Fine Arts Tour
Tours

Located in the heart of Houston’s museum district, the MFAH is a dynamic cultural complex comprising two gallery buildings, a sculpture garden, visitor’s center, library, movie theater, gift shop, café, two art schools, and two house museums. 

Tuesday
10:00 AM-12:30 PM
Big Data Diner: Global & Regional Advisory Committees, Inaugural Joint Luncheon
Networking

Demystifying E&P Big Data: Challenges, Opportunities, and Path Forward

Satyam Priyadarshy, Technology Fellow & Chief Data Scientist, Halliburton

Includes a preview of the SEG International Exposition and 88th Annual Meeting in Anaheim, CA

Tuesday
11:30 AM-1:30 PM
"Focus on Commercial Technology" Exhibitor Presentations - Extended Lunch Breaks
General

Explore the exposition floor, see and hear about the latest technological advancements in the geosciences, and network with the smartest in the business. Be sure to visit the SEG Pavilion, back on the exposition floor for its second year, while you're there!

Tuesday
11:50 AM-1:50 PM
Gravity and Magnetics Luncheon
Networking

Check back soon for updates

Tuesday
12:00 PM-1:30 PM
Chocolate Tour
Tours

Houston might be known for their culinary endeavors, but little do people know that Houstonians also have quite the sweet tooth. First stop – Araya Artisan Chocolates, where you can sample some of their gourmet chocolates or macarons. Second stop – The Chocolate Bar, where anything you can imagine is dipped in chocolate. Last stop is at Cacao & Cardamom – where you will find the most beautiful handcrafted chocolates with flavors from around the world. Guests will enjoy samplings, and a credit at The Chocolate Bar to grab a few sweet treats to take home. 

Tuesday
1:30 PM-4:30 PM
Technical Program Afternoon Sessions
Education

With more than 1,600 abstracts received for review, this year's Technical Program includes 158 diverse sessions. Geoscience professionals from all geophysical disciplines and all parts of the world are represented and will share the latest case histories, technological advancements, and research discoveries.

Details
Tuesday
1:50 PM-5:10 PM
Coffee Break
Hours of Operation

Take a moment during your coffee break to visit the SEG Book Mart!

Tuesday
2:45 PM-3:15 PM
Beverage Reception
Networking

Make the most of your time at the SEG Annual Meeting by taking advantage of networking opportunities like this Beverage Reception.

Tuesday
4:30 PM-6:00 PM
International Reception
Networking

Check back soon for updates

Tuesday
4:30 PM-6:00 PM
Near Surface Evening Reception
Networking

Complimentary to all SEG Near Surface members and students. SEG members can join the Near Surface Technical Section on site. Please bring your SEG and/or university ID.

Tuesday
7:00 PM-11:00 PM
Honors & Awards
General

Bob Hardage, Chair of the Honors & Awards Committee, cordially invites you to attend the SEG 2017 Honors & Awards Ceremony to recognize and honor the talented individuals and organizations that have advanced our science and benefited our Society.

Doors open at 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday
8:00 PM-8:45 PM

Wednesday, 27 September

SEG Book Mart
Hours of Operation

Visit the SEG Book Mart on the third floor of the Convention Center near the Technical Program session rooms to browse and buy SEG's new titles, sale items, SEG apparel, and gifts.

Wednesday
7:30 AM-6:00 PM
Convention Center Self-serve Badge Print Kiosk
Hours of Operation

Avoid getting in line at the registration desk by visiting user-friendly kiosks to print your own badge using your account information.

Wednesday
7:30 AM-6:00 PM
Women’s Network Breakfast
Networking

The SEG Women's Network is a community hosted by the SEG Women's Network Committee. Created in 2011, the Women's Network raises awareness of and finds solutions for the challenges women encounter in applied geophysics.

Wednesday
8:00 AM-11:00 AM
Committee Meetings
Committee Meetings

Advisory  Committee
AGU-SEG Collaboration Committee
Bylaws Committee
Committee Chair Orientation
Gravity and Magnetics Committee
Health, Safety, Security, and Environment Committee (HSSE) 
Membership Committee
Oil and Gas Reserves Committee 
SEG National Ground Water Association (NGWA) Collaboration Committee
SPE/SEG Cooperative Committee
Wiki Committee

Details
Wednesday
8:00 AM-7:00 PM
Technical Program Morning Sessions
Education

With more than 1,600 abstracts received for review, this year's Technical Program includes 158 diverse sessions. Geoscience professionals from all geophysical disciplines and all parts of the world are represented and will share the latest case histories, technological advancements, and research discoveries.

Details
Wednesday
8:30 AM-11:50 AM
Exposition Hall Open
Hours of Operation

The SEG International Exhibition showcases leading companies displaying the latest in products, technologies and services.

Wednesday
9:00 AM-4:00 PM
SEG Pavilion
Hours of Operation

In the SEG Pavilion you will find the SEG Greeting Area, Exhibitor Lounge and Rebooking Area for the 2018 Annual Meeting in Anaheim, Geoscientists Without Borders®, Foundation, Wiki, Student Pavilion, SEAM, and the Geophysical Society of Houston.

Wednesday
9:00 AM-4:00 PM
Student Pop-up Talks
Students

Visit the SEG Pavilion for a series of engaging talks drawing from the experience of great minds from the industry.

Talks will be held at various times throughout the day. Visit the SEG Pavilion for full schedule.

Wednesday
9:00 AM-3:00 PM
Coffee Break
Hours of Operation

Take a moment during your coffee break to visit the SEG Book Mart!

Wednesday
9:45 AM-10:15 AM
Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens Tour
Tours

Displayed in the former home of Houston civic leader and philanthropist Ima Hogg (1882–1975), Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens is one of the finest showcases of American furnishings, silver, ceramics, and paintings in the world. This beautiful house, run by the Museum of Fine Arts, is situated on 14 acres of organically maintained gardens nestled in Houston’s historic River Oaks neighborhood. 

Wednesday
10:00 AM-2:00 PM
Development and Production Luncheon
Networking

Check back soon for updates

Wednesday
11:30 AM-1:00 PM
"Focus on Commercial Technology" Exhibitor Presentations - Extended Lunch Breaks
General

Explore the exposition floor, see and hear about the latest technological advancements in the geosciences, and network with the smartest in the business. Be sure to visit the SEG Pavilion, back on the exposition floor for its second year, while you're there!

Wednesday
11:50 AM-1:50 PM
Commencement for SEG/Chevron Student Leadership Symposium, SEG/ExxonMobil Student Education Program
Students

Students, industry leaders, and peers are invited to watch the 2017 program graduates are recognized individually by prominent representatives of Chevron, ExxonMobil, and SEG leadership. 

Wednesday
1:00 PM-2:30 PM
Holler Brewery Tour
Tours

One of Houston’s newest breweries, Holler Brewery is quickly becoming a favorite among locals. You can find their beers on tap throughout town or better yet, why not come experience it for yourself in their tap room? They’ll show you the ropes during this tour, walking you through the process and answering any questions you’ve been curious about when it comes to beer-making. Top it all off with a flight of their favorites and you’ll be sure to appreciate their hard work even more! 

Wednesday
1:30 PM-4:00 PM
Technical Program Afternoon Sessions
Education

With more than 1,600 abstracts received for review, this year's Technical Program includes 158 diverse sessions. Geoscience professionals from all geophysical disciplines and all parts of the world are represented and will share the latest case histories, technological advancements, and research discoveries.

Details
Wednesday
1:50 PM-5:10 PM
Coffee Break
Hours of Operation

Take a moment during your coffee break to visit the SEG Book Mart!

Wednesday
2:45 PM-3:15 PM
Wrap-up Party
Networking

This year’s Wrap-up Party features all things H-Town. Join us for an evening full of local graffiti art, food, beverages, and exciting entertainment on Discovery Green Lawn.

Wednesday
6:00 PM-8:30 PM

Thursday, 28 September

SEG Book Mart
Hours of Operation

Visit the SEG Book Mart on the third floor of the Convention Center near the Technical Program session rooms to browse and buy SEG's new titles, sale items, SEG apparel, and gifts.

Thursday
7:30 AM-6:00 PM
Convention Center Self-serve Badge Print Kiosk
Hours of Operation

Avoid getting in line at the registration desk by visiting user-friendly kiosks to print your own badge using your account information.

Thursday
7:30 AM-2:00 PM
Technical Program Coffee Break
Hours of Operation

Take a moment during your coffee break to visit the SEG Book Mart!

Thursday
8:00 AM-12:00 PM
Technical Program Morning Sessions
Education

With more than 1,600 abstracts received for review, this year's Technical Program includes 158 diverse sessions. Geoscience professionals from all geophysical disciplines and all parts of the world are represented and will share the latest case histories, technological advancements, and research discoveries.

Details
Thursday
8:30 AM-11:50 AM
Committee Meetings
Committee Meetings

Earth Model Committee
Research Committee
Steering Committee Wrap-up

Details
Thursday
9:00 AM-7:15 PM
Postconvention Workshops Coffee Break
Hours of Operation

Take a moment during your coffee break to visit the SEG Book Mart!

Thursday
1:15 PM-3:15 PM
Postconvention Workshops
Education

Postconvention workshops are offered after the technical sessions close on Thursday and continue through Friday, 29 September. Workshop passes are available for US $100 for member, US $200 for nonmembers, and US $30 for students and include access to any or all postconvention workshops.

Please note that the number of seats available in each session is limited and offered on a first-come, first-served basis. If seats are available, movement between workshops during a session will be permitted.

Details
Thursday
1:30 PM-5:00 PM

Friday, 29 September

SEG Book Mart
Hours of Operation

Visit the SEG Book Mart on the third floor of the Convention Center near the Technical Program session rooms to browse and buy SEG's new titles, sale items, SEG apparel, and gifts.

Friday
7:30 AM-1:00 PM
Convention Center Self-serve Badge Print Kiosk
Hours of Operation

Avoid getting in line at the registration desk by visiting user-friendly kiosks to print your own badge using your account information.

Friday
7:30 AM-11:00 AM
Postconvention Workshops Coffee Break
Hours of Operation

Take a moment during your coffee break to visit the SEG Book Mart!

Friday
8:15 AM-10:15 AM
Postconvention Workshops
Education

Postconvention workshops are offered after the technical sessions close on Thursday and continue through Friday, 29 September. Workshop passes are available for US $100 for member, US $200 for nonmembers, and US $30 for students and include access to any or all postconvention workshops.

Please note that the number of seats available in each session is limited and offered on a first-come, first-served basis. If seats are available, movement between workshops during a session will be permitted.

Details
Friday
8:30 AM-5:00 PM
Near Surface Postconvention Course: Drones Applied to Geophysical Mapping
Education

This course brings together experts in the design and operation of small unmanned airborne systems applied to mapping along with experts in the acquisition of magnetics, electromagnetic, gravity, gamma ray spectrometry, ground-penetrating radar, and seismic data using drones.

Friday
8:30 AM-5:00 PM
Postconvention Workshops Coffee Break
Hours of Operation

Take a moment during your coffee break to visit the SEG Book Mart!

Friday
1:15 PM-3:15 PM

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