In this episode of SEG's flagship podcast, we hear from the SEG President and the keynote speaker from the SEG 2019 in San Antonio, TX. Walter Guidroz serves as Program Coordinator of the Energy Resources Program at the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in Reston, Virginia. At the SEG, his keynote address discusses "The Evolution of Unconventional Play Analysis at the USGS." Additionally, the SEG President Rob Stewart presents the State of the Society address, summarizing the year in applied geophysics and what to expect in 2020 at the Society and in the industry. This episode is sponsored by TGS.
The Opening Session represented the official start to the 88th Annual Meeting at Anaheim, CA in October 2018. SEG President Nancy House presented the State of the Society address and then introduced the keynote speaker Darryl Willis. Darryl is Vice President, Oil, Gas and Energy at Google Cloud. He spoke on "The Cost of Status Quo – Get on Board or Get Left Behind."
John Bradford, president of SEG, gave his State of the Society Address at the 86th Annual Meeting in Dallas in October 2016.