The Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) offers a full suite of courses to help you become a better geophysicist. Take courses at select conferences, your local society, your company offices – or even right from your computer.

Whatever style suits you best, SEG Training Courses are sure to fit your needs and your budget.

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Learn Your Way Training Courses

CEU-awarding training courses taught by industry experts

SEG Training Courses

SEG Training Courses are taught by industry experts and are certified by IACET to award Continuing Education Units (CEU).

SEG offers a rich selection of classroom-based continuing education short courses that fit your need, budget, and schedule. Many in the geoscientific profession use SEG’s short courses to stay up to date in their field.

The Continuing Education courses range from cutting-edge technologies to soft skills for the workplace professional. All courses offer CEUs, provide clear and tangible learning objectives, and are taught by experts in the industry. Courses are held in a variety of locations throughout the year, including the International Meeting for Applied Geoscience and Energy (IMAGE).


SEG Training Courses are taught by industry experts, including many presenters from Technical Sessions of past SEG Annual Meetings, as well as former Distinguished and Honorary Lecturers and Distinguished Instructor Short Courses (DISC).

Course Credit

The Society of Exploration Geophysicists has been accredited as an Accredited Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). As an IACET Accredited Provider, the Society of Exploration Geophysicists offers CEUs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.

For more information about SEG Training Courses, or to propose a new course, please e-mail [email protected] 

Distinguished Instructor Short Course (DISC)

The SEG Distinguished Instructor Short Course (DISC) is an eight-hour, one-day short course on a topic of current and wide-spread interest. The SEG DISC is presented at more than 25 locations each year around the world. Registration includes the course textbook.

Current DISC

2022–2023 Distinguished Instructor Short Course

Distributed acoustic sensing for seismic measurements – what geophysicists and engineers need to know

Mark E. Willis

Upcoming DISC

2023–2024 Distinguished Instructor Short Course

Storage of Carbon Dioxide in Saline Aquifers

Phil Ringrose

Past DISCs

1998–current: Distinguished Instructor Short Courses

View bios and course information from past instructors.

In-House Training

Custom training sessions brought directly to your company offices.

SEG’s in-house continuing education programs are becoming the most attractive and cost-effective resource for petroleum industry education.

Courses may be sponsored by a single company, or by several companies in cooperation. All courses in the SEG Course Catalog are available on a contractual basis to individual companies (pending instructor availability).

Course Customization Available!

Are you looking for a course specific to your company’s needs?

SEG has more than 70 leading industry experts who can work with you to create courses for your company and offer consultation to help meet your requirements.


SEG offers 100+ courses in more than 10 different specialized areas. Each course can be designed specifically for your company to provide staff with the opportunity to get personalized training with the answers they need.

An in-house course would benefit your company in several ways:

  • Companies may choose the date and location for the course, reducing travel time and scheduling conflicts.
  • Instructors can concentrate on topics, data, or areas of special interest to employees, making the information immediately applicable to their needs.
  • Participants may discuss relevant issues while maintaining confidentiality.
  • Many of the courses are structured so that companies may select the length of the course from two to five days.
  • The in-house presentation offers an opportunity to educate a larger number of employees cost-effectively.

An in-house presentation should be planned at your earliest opportunity to secure a date that would best meet your needs. Most instructors’ schedules require advance notice to find open dates.


Price for single, multi-course, and long-term contracts are negotiable. Prices are subject to change pending course location, instructor travel time, and transportation rates. The SEG Course Catalog has the latest detailed descriptions of all courses.

To request an in-house contract course, please complete the in-house contract course form.

E-mail us to get your quote today!

Other questions may be addressed to:

SEG Continuing Education Department
125 West 15th Street
Suite #100
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74119-3801
Fax: 918.497.5558
E-mail: [email protected]