SEG’s Geoscientists Without Borders® program receives funding from ConocoPhillips

The gift provides $100,000 per year for three years

Tulsa, OK, 18 May 2018 – The Society of Exploration Geophysicists announces a major gift of $300,000 from ConocoPhillips to the Geoscientists Without Borders® program (GWB), which promotes the humanitarian applications of geoscience around the world since 2008. The gift provides $100,000 per year over three years.

Geoscientists Without Borders® serves as a catalyst bringing capable scientists and students together with communities around the globe to solve their problems. The program provides funding for these projects and assists geoscientists and their teams in collaborating with multidisciplinary and community-based partners. Data is collected, processed, and interpreted to provide resources that result in a sustainable humanitarian benefit to the community.

GWB goals include:

  1. Provide funding to projects that will benefit communities in need, where applying geoscience and information is critical to improving poor conditions or where dangerous conditions and hazards can be mitigated or removed using applied geoscience technology.
  2. Strengthen the global geoscience community through beneficial multidisciplinary partnerships and cooperation with other organizations active in engineering and geoscience.
  3. Encourage students and introduce them to the broad range of geosciences careers while also strengthening university programs in geophysics and the geosciences.

“ConocoPhillips is pleased to support the Society of Exploration Geophysicists and its Geoscientists Without Borders® program,” said Richard Lunam, president, Exploration, Business Development, and Other International. “As a global oil and gas industry leader with a relentless focus on safety, social and environmental stewardship, we applaud GWB’s mission to support sustainable humanitarian applications of geoscience around the world.”

“ConocoPhillips’ generous, multi-year gift is invaluable to the Geoscientists Without Borders® program, as it will significantly increase our ability to fund deserving projects globally,” said Mike Loudin, chairman of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists Foundation. “Their gift will benefit thousands of people and their communities by providing access to safe drinking water, enabling disaster preparedness, and providing a knowledge base from which communities can draw for years afterward.”

Since 2008, 35 GWB projects have taken place in 27 countries focusing on water management; earthquake, landslide, volcano, and tsunami preparedness; habitat management; archaeology; and pollution mitigation. GWB funding is also provided by founding supporter Schlumberger, PGS, other SEG Foundation donors, and program partner AAPG Foundation.

Learn more about GWB


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