Active Membership

Professionals with eight (8) years of educational and/or full-time professional experience reflecting professional maturity in geophysics or a related field may apply for Active Membership with SEG.

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Active SEG members are entitled to these rights and privileges:

  • be elected as officers
  • vote in elections
  • petition the Council or Executive Committee
  • publish affiliation with the Society

Special Active Membership Status:

SEG further recognizes active members who provide distinguished service and dedication to the Society and the science of geophysics during their tenure in the following ways:

Honorary Membership

Awarded by the Committee on Honors and Awards and the Board of Directors. This award recognizes individuals who have made a distinguished contribution, which warrants exceptional recognition, to exploration geophysics or a related field or to the advancement of the profession of exploration geophysics through service to SEG.

Life Awarded Membership

Awarded by the Committee on Honors and Awards and the Board of Directors. This award recognizes individuals who have voluntarily rendered exceptionally meritorious service to SEG.

Life Paid Membership

An Active Member in good standing may purchase a one-time lifetime membership. Once the cost of the membership has been paid in full, the member will never be responsible for any increase in dues. Life-paid members will enjoy the same privileges as Active Members and are authorized to upgrade to Emeritus Membership when eligible. Purchase the member type by contacting [email protected].

Emeritus Membership

An Active Member in good standing may become an Emeritus Member at 65 years of age, if the member has been an Active or Associate Member for a total of 30 years, including time spent in military service. The Board of Directors shall have the authority to waive the age and years of membership requirements for transfer to Emeritus Membership in case of an unusual circumstance.

Honorary, Life and Emeritus members shall enjoy all privileges of the Society. They shall be eligible to hold office, to vote on all matters submitted to the membership, to petition the Council or Executive Committee on any matter, and to publish their affiliation with the Society.

Active Member application

We recommend that you gather a few materials before you start the application process. This will help speed up the process and ensure a successful completion of your application:

  1. Have a copy of your resume or work history ready.
  2. Check out the SEG Membership Dues Structure and determine your appropriate World Bank Country so you can select the proper dues amount.
  • Fill out and submit a membership application directly from our website. Need a printable form? Download and print application form.  If you have questions, please contact Member Engagement at + 1918-497-5581 or email [email protected].
  • Print or type to complete the application and either fax to the Member Engagement Department at +1 918-497-5558, email to [email protected], or mail to:
    Society of Exploration Geophysicists
    Attn: Accounts Receivable
    8801 South Yale Ave. Suite 500
    Tulsa, OK 74137 USA

Beginning in March 2020, SEG Memberships will transition to an anniversary cycle. Each member will renew on the anniversary of their join date. With this transition, existing members in good standing will have an anniversary date of 1 January. Additionally, SEG will no longer have a grace period. Members must pay their dues by the due date, or the member will be placed on suspended status effective one day past the anniversary date. Each member will receive a notice via email 90 days before their anniversary date, advising that they can renew their membership. If you have questions, contact the Member Engagement team at [email protected], or call +1 918-497-5581.

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