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5th international Workshop on Induced Polarization

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

5th International Workshop on Induced Polarization, October 3-5, Newark, NJ, USA

Invited speakers for the 5th International Workshop on Induced Polarization are now confirmed. Five experts in different aspects of induced polarization will give overview talks that will be followed by poster sessions. The invited speakers/sessions are 

  1. Matthias Halisch [Leibniz Institute of Applied Geophysics, Germany] - Petrophysics;
  2. Sarah Glaven [Naval Research Laboratory, USA] - Biogeophysical studies;
  3. Matthias Bücker [Universität Bonn, Germany] - Modeling;
  4. Torleif Dahlin [Lund University, Sweden] - Field applications; 
  5. Douglas Oldenburg [University of British Columbia, Canada] - Data processing and inversion. 

The abstract submission deadline for the 5th International Workshop on Induced Polarization is July 1.

Registration will open no later than July 15 with an early-bird deadline of September 1.

Short (250 word) abstract submissions are invited in the following areas of Induced Polarization research:

  1. Petrophysics
  2. Biogeophysical studies
  3. Modeling
  4. Field applications
  5. Instrumentation
  6. Data processing and inversion

Submission of a short 250 word abstract by the deadline is required to secure a presentation at this workshop.

The workshop will take place from October 3-5, 2018 at Rutgers University Newark, located approximately 10 miles outside of New York City. The workshop will include invited keynote talks on each of the above areas, poster sessions and round-table discussions. Industry sponsors will showcase their most recent IP-related products. Due to the generosity of our sponsors, we expect to offer a low registration fee of approximately $200 [$150 for students]. The registration fee will include a conference dinner, a dinner/river cruise around Manhattan, lunches, an ice-breaker and a happy hour. Two local hotels will provide discounted rates from $109-$169 per room per night (details to be announced shortly).


More information here.

13th SEGJ Symposium

Monday, November 12, 2018

The SEGJ advises of their 13th SEGJ International Symposium being held from 12 to 14 November, 2018 in Tokyo.

The theme of the 13th symposium encompasses the role of applied geophysics in the sustainable development of human societies. All interested scientists and engineers are invited to join a diverse group of specialists for stimulating discussions in face-to-face meetings. They welcome the contribution of younger colleagues.

Travel Support Program to Young Researchers

The organization committee would like to encourage young researchers coming from overseas to participate in this symposium. A young researchers' paper competition will be  conducted in advance to the due date of the extended abstract submission, and the winners will be granted a small amount of travel support. Participants whose ages are under or equal to 35 may submit an application to this support program at the time of their abstract submissions. The number of winners and the amount of support will be due to financial
conditions. The detailed procedure for this competition will be announced later.

Technical sessions
1. Acquisition and Sensor Technologies
2. Seismic Technologies
3. GPR Technologies
4. DC / EM / NMR Technologies
5. Geodetic Technologies
6. Gravity / Magnetics
7. Borehole Geophysics
8. Passive Seismic / Microseismic
9. Monitoring Technologies
10. Rock Physics / Interpretation (Case studies)
11. Near Surface Geophysics
12. Safely/Sustainability/Environmental Applications
13. Disaster Mitigation Application
SS 1. Geophysical application of Data science
SS 2. Unmanned and Airborne Geophysical Survey
SS 3. Geophysical challenges in the Middle-East area

SEGJ 13th Symposium in Tokyo 2018

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I have a reminder for those interested in submitting an abstract for the SEGJ symposium in November 2018. Abstract submission deadline extended until 30 April 2018! Please also see flyer attached to this email.

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Important Dates

Deadline for Abstract submission: 30 April 2018
Call for Extended Abstracts open: 31 May 2018
Deadline for Extended Abstract submission: 30 June 2018
Registration open: 1 June 2018
Deadline for Pre-registration: 10 September 2018
13th SEGJ International Symposium
On-site registration: 12 - 14 November 2018

Geoscientists Day

Sunday, April 1, 2018

The AGC remind us that International Geoscientists Day (originating from INternational Geologists Day) is celebrated in 01 April.

Geologists Day is a professional holiday of geologists, geophysicists and geochemists. It is traditionally celebrated on the first Sunday of April. The establishment of this holiday was initiated by a group of prominent Soviet geologists headed by academician Alexander Yanshin. Following their initiative, the Geologists Day was established by decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet on March 31, 1966 to commemorate the achievements of Soviet geologists after discovery of the West Siberian petroleum province.

The timing of the holiday, the first Sunday in April, was chosen because it marks the end of winter and beginning of preparation for summer field work and expeditions.

Geologists Day is traditionally celebrated in almost all geological and mining organizations of the former Soviet Union with festivities starting at the end of preceding week. With tens of thousands of geologists from the former Soviet Union working around the world, the tradition of celebrating the Geologists Day is becoming more international.

In addition to geologists, many others involved in related fields also consider this day as their professional holiday and celebrate it.

EAGE Annual Convention

Monday, June 11, 2018

Registration is now open for the EAGE Annual 2018, the 80th Conference & Exhibition and the world's largest and most comprehensive multi-disciplinary geoscience and engineering event.

With an in-depth technical programme (boasting its highest ever number of submissions), short courses, workshops, field trips, a fantastic social programme, and capped off by an extensive exhibition of the world's largest and most innovative companies in energy, geoscience and engineering, the EAGE Annual has something to offer everyone in the field.

Join us in Copenhagen (11-14 June) and take part in the conversations that will define the future of geoscience.

Workshops Programme

Do you want to actively participate in our Workshop Programme during the EAGE Annual 2018? Now is your chance to do so!

Several of our workshops have an open Call for Abstracts. Check the workshop descriptions for further details on how to submit. 

  • WS01: Seismic Imaging with Ray and Waves - Where do we stand? Part I: Velocity EstimationDeadline: 15 February
  • WS02: Data Integration in Geoscience - Perspectives for Computational MethodsDeadline: 15 February
  • WS07: Seismic Imaging with Ray and Waves - Where do we stand? Part II: ImagingDeadline: 15 February
  • WS08: Fibre Optic Sensors in Surface and Borehole GeophysicsDeadline: 16 February 
  • WS09: Improving the use of seismic data for reservoir model definition and updateDeadline: 12 February
  • WS14: The Effect of Seismic Surveys on the Marine EnvironmentDeadline: 15 February 
  • WS15: Risk and Uncertainty in Petroleum ExplorationDeadline: 21 February 


Resources for Future Generations

Saturday, June 16, 2018

RFG2018 is the first IUGS event to be held between Quadrennial IUGS International Geological Congresses, and the first to be focused on a specific topic. The conference will examine the critical natural resources that led to the development of the human race over the last 10,000 years, and remain fundamental to our existence – Energy, Minerals and Water. These themes will be looked at from the perspective of the Earth and the knowledge that underpins the future availability and responsible use of resources. Sessions will focus on the interplay among earth science, human ingenuity, new technologies, and environmental and human challenges, in the context of a world that is changing dramatically and unpredictably. This is a unique opportunity to participate in a conference with implications for a sustainable future.

The AGCC 2018 is partnering with the RFG2018 Conference.

The RFG2018 Conference website is here. Submissions for abstracts close 12 February, 2018.

Webinar: Introduction to Applied Depth Imaging

Monday, March 26, 2018
10:00 US Central Time
14:00 US Central Time

Webinar (SAS): Introduction to Applied Depth Imaging


The Houston Geophysical Society advise of a webinar on Applied Depth Imaging to be held over four days.

The goal of this course is for the participant to gain an understanding of the basic concepts and practical aspects used in depth velocity model building and depth imaging in an intuitive manner. The participant will be exposed to depth imaging practices currently in use through the description of workflows illustrated with synthetic and field data examples for a variety of complex geology scenarios. The theoretical content is kept to a minimum required to emphasize the practical aspects. This course is designed for geophysicists, geoscientists, geologists, time processors, junior depth imagers and seismic and geologic interpretation specialists seeking a practical understanding of depth velocity model building and imaging.

1. Introduction to the course
2. Depth migration fundamentals
3. Understanding seismic velocities     
4. Practical understanding of velocity anisotropy
5. Review of velocity estimation methods used for depth imaging 
6. Seismic data conditioning for depth imaging
7. Isotropic and anisotropic velocity model building and imaging in practice
8. Optimization of seismic images for a more reliable geologic interpretation
9. Overview of emerging velocity model building and imaging methods

Ruben Martinez is a Petroleum Geoscience Consultant and Instructor with Reservoir Geoscience, LLC. He is author and co-author of more than 70 technical papers published and/or presented at international conferences and 12 patents on seismic data acquisition, processing and imaging. He has taught numerous courses, and conducted seminars and workshops on seismic processing and imaging.

More details, including pricing, can be found at the Webinar's website.

13th SEGJ International Symposium

Monday, November 12, 2018

The 13th SEGJ International Symposium will be held at the International Exchange Building, National Olympics Memorial Youth Center, Tokyo, Japan.

The theme of the 13th symposium encompasses the role of applied geophysics in the sustainable development of human societes. All interested scientsts and engineers are invited to join a diverse group of specialists for stimulating discussions in face-to-face meeings. We welcome the contributon of younger colleagues.

Proposed technical sessions

• Environmental and Engineering Application

• Seismic/Geodetic Imaging Technologies

• Sensors and Acquisition Technologies

• Imaging/Interpretation Case Studies

• DC/EM Imaging Technologies

• Reservoir Characterization

• Time-lapse/Monitoring

• Rock Physics

• Mining Geophysics

• Gravity and Magnetics

• GPR Imaging Technologies

• Disaster Mitigation Applications

Critical Dates

  • Call for Abstracts open: 20 January 2018
  • Deadline for Abstract submission: 30 March 2018
  • Call for Extended Abstracts open: 31 May 2018
  • Deadline for Extended Abstract submission: 30 June 2018
  • Registration open: 1 June 2018
  • Deadline for Pre-registration: 10 September 2018
  • On-site registaration: 12 - 14 November 2018

Magmatism of the Earth and related Strategic Metal Deposits

Monday, September 3, 2018
The International Conference on Magmatism of the Earth and related Strategic Metal Deposits, will be held 3-7 September, 2018 at Vernadsky Institute of Geochemistry and Analytical Chemistry of Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia

The Conference will be focused on the following topics:

  • Geotectonic position, geochemistry, petrology and ore-potential of alkaline and related mafic and granitic magmatism.
  • Mantle sources and processes controlling genesis of ore-producing magmas.
  • Resources of critical metals in magmatic complexes in various geodynamis settings.
  • Genetic mineralogy of rare metals in rocks and strategic deposits
  • Applied and technical mineralogy of critical metals, mineral processing etc.

The conference program includes oral and poster scientific presentations, keynote lectures, thematic events. Special excursions: Moscow by the geologist eyes, visiting of geological and mineralogical museums in Moscow etc. will be organized for conference participants. We also hope to organize some special field trips.


The conference web-page is


Sunday, May 20, 2018

The Utah Geological Association is proud to host the AAPG 2018 Annual Convention & Exhibition (ACE) at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. Perhaps the most geologically interesting state in America, Utah will be the perfect host for this year’s ACE. Salt Lake City’s proximity to a number of pre and post show field trips will be a significant draw of geoscientists from around the world. With easy access to some of the most extraordinary rocks in the world, Salt Lake City is the ideal location to combine fundamental geology with emerging innovation and technologies.

Call for Abstracts Now Open

Deadline for Submissions is 28 September 2017

With easy access to some of the most extraordinary rocks in the world, Salt Lake City is the ideal location to combine fundamental geology with emerging innovation. Don't miss your chance to share your knowledge and investigate all Utah has to offer.

The Technical Program Committee encourages abstracts with direct application to industry. In particular, abstracts that deal with the hottest, most relevant play areas, both domestic and international, are most desirable. We also encourage case studies that illustrate the successful implementation of new techniques and technologies. In addition, student participation is a priority ‒ AAPG ACE is an invaluable opportunity to showcase graduate research that advances the industry.

Theme Descriptions and Subthemes for ACE 2018 Technical Program

Theme 1: Siliciclastics

Theme 1 covers the full range of siliciclastic sedimentary systems, and the plays and reservoirs that they host. Of particular interest are submissions that emphasize the novel application of analogs, analytical tools, modeling methods, and big data analytics to aid understanding and prediction of siliciclastic reservoir distribution, character, and quality.


  • Analogs for siliciclastic reservoirs: Outcrops, modern systems, experiments, and numerical/digital models
  • Continental depositional systems, plays, and reservoirs
  • Shallow-marine depositional systems, plays, and reservoirs
  • Deepwater depositional systems, plays, and reservoirs
  • Diagenesis and reservoir quality in conventional and unconventional clastic reservoirs (Joint with Theme 5: Unconventional Resources)
  • Big data in sedimentary geology: Integrating large datasets and analytics for uncertainty reduction (Joint with Theme 9: Energy Innovation)
  • Capturing and evaluating the impact of sedimentologic heterogeneity in reservoir models (Joint with Theme 2: Carbonates and Evaporites)
Theme 2: Carbonates and Evaporites

Carbonate reservoirs hold more than half of the world’s hydrocarbon reserves, from the super giants of the Middle East to the largest oil field in Utah, Greater Aneth. Theme 2 will explore all aspects of carbonate reservoirs and applicable analogs including deposition, diagenesis, and reservoir modeling.


  • Carbonate and evaporite depositional systems: Subsurface, outcrop, and modern settings
  • Carbonate diagenesis and reservoir quality
  • Carbonates of Western North America
  • Carbonate slope-to-basin depositional systems
  • Microbial carbonates and reservoirs (Joint with Theme 7: Lacustrine Systems)
  • Capturing and evaluating the impact of sedimentologic heterogeneity in reservoir models (Joint with Theme 1: Siliciclastics)
Theme 3: Unconventional Resources

Unconventional reservoirs are the dominant new drilling targets in North America and are rapidly gaining interest worldwide. Theme 3 addresses challenges and successes in unconventional resource plays ranging from early development to drilling and production. Abstracts should highlight multi-disciplinary approaches to advancing unconventional development.


  • Western U.S. unconventional systems - Bakken, Permian, Cretaceous Foreland Basin shales, etc.
  • North American unconventional systems
  • Global unconventional systems
  • Unconventional drilling innovations: Extended reach laterals and other new ideas
  • Using production data to further geologic understanding of unconventional systems
  • Finding the sweet spot: Insights into resource plays
  • New paradigms in petrophysical evaluation of unconventional resources (Joint with Theme 6: Geophysics)
  • Diagenesis and reservoir quality in conventional and unconventional clastic reservoirs (Joint with Theme 1: Siliciclastics)
Theme 4: Geochemistry, Basin Modeling, and Petroleum Systems

Theme 4 explores advances in geochemistry from the molecular scale to petroleum systems modeling. Abstracts should present innovative and multidisciplinary approaches to solving current geochemical questions that face the petroleum industry.


  • Organic and inorganic geochemistry of source rocks
  • Natural gas systems: Advances in understanding hydrocarbon and non-hydrocarbon gases
  • Advances in molecular geochemistry: Unraveling fluid history
  • Insights into production time scale processes: Integrating geochemistry and reservoir engineering
  • Geochemical evaluation and petroleum systems modeling of Greater Rocky Mountain basins
  • New applications and workflows in basin and petroleum systems modeling
Theme 5: Structure, Tectonics, and Geomechanics

Theme 5 seeks abstracts that address applied structural and geomechanical techniques, provide new process understanding, and highlight new modeling approaches across the range from lithospheric to pore-scale. Submissions that emphasize how integrated structural and geomechanical analyses influence subsurface decision making in exploration, appraisal, and production for conventional and unconventional hydrocarbon systems are of particular interest.


  • Lithosphere, plate, and regional tectonics
  • Onshore basins: Advances in structural understanding
  • Offshore basins: Advances in structural understanding
  • Geomechanics in conventional and unconventional workflows
  • Faults and fractures
Theme 6: Geophysics

Theme 6 will explore new advances in geophysics and the integration of geophysical, petrophysical, microseismicity, and non-seismic methods to maximize returns from existing fields, exploring for stratigraphic traps, tight reservoirs, and the potential applications and advances provided by geophysical exploration of geothermal resources.


  • Integration of non-seismic geophysical techniques
  • Seismic imaging, processing, and acquisition: New techniques and breakthroughs
  • Machine learning advances and applications (Joint with Theme 9: Energy Innovation)
  • New paradigms in petrophysical evaluation of unconventional resources (Joint with Theme 3: Unconventional Resources)
  • Microseismicity and induced seismicity: Insights on reservoirs, stress-fields, and development strategies (Joint with Theme 8: Energy and Environment)
  • Searching for and discovering stratigraphic traps
  • Integrating petrophysics, lab analyses, and geology
  • Getting the most out of discoveries: Geophysical techniques and advances
  • Hydrocarbons and geothermal exploration techniques: Opportunities for technical exchange and advance (Joint with Theme 9: Energy Innovation)
Theme 7: Lacustrine Systems

Exploration in lacustrine systems has seen a significant resurgence in the past decade with the discovery of massive oil deposits in the south Atlantic pre-salt play. With the 2018 ACE meeting in Salt Lake City, and its proximity to the most famous lacustrine rocks in the world, the Eocene Green River Formation, these unique deposits will take center stage.


  • Lacustrine hydrocarbon systems of the South Atlantic region: Source, reservoir, seal, and hydrocarbon quality
  • Fluid flow in lacustrine basin carbonate and clastic reservoirs
  • The Green River Formation and other ancient carbonate and siliciclastic lake systems
  • Modern lacustrine analogues: Great Basin, East Africa, China, and others
  • Controls on hydrocarbon play elements in extensional lake basins
  • Lake basin analysis: Approaches, controls, and contrasts with marine systems
  • Microbial carbonates and reservoirs (Joint with Theme 2: Carbonates and Evaporites)
Theme 8: Energy and Environment

The environmental impact of energy development has always been a very important subject for oil and gas companies, but recent high-profile events have brought this controversial topic to the forefront. Theme 8 will explore the science behind several environmentally sensitive issues and how companies can better communicate solutions to the general public.


  • Challenges to the social contract: Hydraulic fracturing, produced water, and seismicity
  • Mitigating environmental impacts in the oil and gas industry
  • Geochemistry of formation waters and fluid migration
  • Surface and groundwater contamination and monitoring
  • Carbon management: From emission through sequestration
  • Fugitive gas emissions: Seeps, leaks, and well integrity
  • Coastal and oceanic environmental challenges
  • Microseismicity and induced seismicity: Insights on reservoirs, stress-fields, and development strategies (Joint with Theme 6: Geophysics)
Theme 9: Energy Innovation

Emphasizing innovation, Theme 9 will highlight emerging science and technologies destined to shape the use of natural energy sources over the next hundred years. Contributions will explore advances in the digital realm that aid geoscientists, nanoscience applications, renewable energy resources, and the resource potential of the solar system.


  • Machine learning for exploration and production (Joint with Theme: 6: Geophysics)
  • Next generation knowledge systems to revitalize opportunities: Making more of what we already know
  • Sensors to models: Real-time updating of geologic models and simulations
  • New technologies for imaging, interrogating, and visualizing subsurface data in 3-D and 4-D
  • Renewable energy integration: Geothermal, solar, wind, and biofuel
  • Nanoscience for production
  • New discoveries in the solar system: Implications for energy and mineral resources
  • Hydrocarbons and geothermal exploration techniques: Opportunities for technical exchange and advance (Joint with Theme 6: Geophysics)
Theme 10: SEPM Research Symposium and Student Research Posters

Dynamics of Sediment Transfer Between Linked Depositional Systems: From Rivers to Lakes to Oceans

The SEPM Research Symposium focuses on records of sediment transfer, with particular attention to stratigraphic perspectives on sediment production, bypass, and storage. Studies may highlight allogenic versus autogenic signals, and the influence of long-term sediment extraction and preservation along source to sink networks in different tectonic settings, climate regimes, etc. Sessions will also explore the petroleum implications of such research, including source and reservoir rock characterization and prediction.

Theme 11: Student Research Poster Sessions

AAPG Student Research Poster Session

SEPM Student Research Poster Session

Special Session: History of Petroleum Geology

The History of Petroleum Geology Committee will again hold its annual forum at the AAPG 2018 ACE. We’re looking for papers that illustrate how petroleum geoscientists throughout history have applied the fundamentals of geoscience to innovative breakthroughs. From paradigm shifts in thinking to key technologies that changed our workflow, the industry is full of examples of how the basics were the key to discovery and to advancing petroleum geology.


  • Bridging fundamentals and innovation: examples from our past
  • The game-changing discoveries, papers and technologies
  • The history of petroleum exploration in Utah and surrounding areas


More information at

SEG South Pacific HL

Thursday, June 22, 2017

We live in the 21st century. The satellites cruising around the earth help our daily communication. The spacecrafts travel interplanetary space to collect information. Radio telescopes watch birth and death of stars. We try to understand what happened in the galaxies millions of light years away. Yet we cannot see what is behind the wall next to us or what is under our feet.

Geophysics is a tool to “see” the invisible. Any physical phenomenon provides hints to geophysics: vibration, sound, mass, electric and magnetic properties, heat, radiation, and cosmic rays as much as our imagination could lead us. With a clear understanding of the phenomenon, we can predict what is in the invisible space. With appropriate instrumentation, we can prove it. With the wildest imagination, we can develop ways to “see the invisible.” Geophysicists study the natural phenomena to understand the system. Some geophysicists design instruments right for observing the phenomena and some geophysicists interpret the data to “see” the invisible. Geophysics is a fun subject. It offers you a lot of challenge and a lot of reward.

This presentation guides you around the fascinating world of geophysics.

Koya Suto (Terra Australis Geophysica) will be presenting his talk A HitchHikers Guide to Geophysics at the University of Papua New Guinea as part of the SEG's South Pacific Honorary Lecturer Tour.