SGS Monthly Technical Luncheon

Please join SGS for our May 2015-2016 SGS luncheon on Thursday, May 12th at 11:30am at Bayou Ballroom on the 8th floor in Holiday Inn, 330 Loyola Ave. This month’s talk will be given by Mr. Nick Moldoveanu, global geophysical advisor for seismic solution design and modeling at WesternGeco, and is titled "New developments in full-azimuth towed streamer acquisition technology and a glimpse at future distributed marine acquisition”. If you’d like to attend, kindly RSVP via email to Louis Sturgess (sgsluncheon@gmail.com) by noon on Monday, May 8th.


May 2016 SGS Technical Luncheon


Bio

Nick Moldoveanu started his career with Schlumberger in 1989, and had varying assignments in data processing, software development, geophysical support for acquisition and processing, seismic survey design, and the development and commercialization of seismic acquisition and processing technologies. Currently, Nick is a global geophysical advisor for seismic solution design and modeling at Schlumberger- WesternGeco. Before Schlumberger, Nick worked for Geological and Geophysical Oil Prospecting Company (IPGG), Bucharest, Romania, as field geophysicist, seismic interpreter, seismic technology analyst, data processing manager and technical director of the IPGG seismic computer center. Nick has a diploma in geophysics from the Romanian Oil, Gas, and Geology Institute, Faculty of Geology and Geophysics, and a diploma in mathematics from University of Bucharest. Nick has over 70 published technical papers, holds 20 patents, and has 9 patent applications under review. SEG awarded honorary membership to Nick in 2014.


Abstract

Towed streamer marine acquisition technology evolved rapidly in the last ten years from narrow azimuth 3D acquisition to wide azimuth, and from wide azimuth to full-azimuth long offset acquisition. These developments were triggered by Gulf of Mexico deep water subsalt exploration challenges. In this talk we discussed new acquisition designs for multivessel coil acquisition with application in deep waters and shallow waters, and we briefly look at distributed marine acquisition using autonomous marine vehicles.



New Time for Winter Social: February 26th

Education

August 18th, 19th & 20th 2015

Hilton Riverside New Orleans

Geoscience Opening Seminar, August 18

“The Temporal and Spatial Evolution of Reservoirs and Traps, Northern Deep Water Gulf of Mexico” with Paul Weimer, University of Colorado

This course will summarize the temporal and spatial evolution of the reservoirs for the 220 fields in the northern Deepwater Gulf of Mexico. Lectures and exercises will address the key components of each of the major reservoirs by age. The trap types for all of the fields are reviewed and placed within their regional context and exploration province type.

Tickets for the Geoscience Seminar are $225.00 and can be purchased along with your DWTS registration at http://www.deepwaternola.org

Scholarships

Download an SGS Scholarship Application form to apply. Scholarships are made possible by corporate donations and member sponsorship of our Golf Tournament Fundraiser held in the Spring.

Don't forget scholarship applications are due April 30th! As a reminder, children and grandchildren of all current SGS members that are entering college or currently attending college or graduate school can apply for an SGS scholarship - regardless of their child/grandchild's major!

Applications are reviewed and awarded by the SGS Scholarship Committee based on academic achievement, community service and/or employment history, extracurricular activities, and financial need. Applications will not be considered unless the required transcripts and letters of recommendation are received by the Committee by the deadline. The form and supporting documents must be received by the Scholarship Committee by April 30th. Note - It is also the responsibility of the SGS sponsor to keep their membership current. If you are an SGS member sponsoring a scholarship applicant, but are unsure if your membership is current, please contact Pamela Bucher (Pamela.Bucher@shell.com) to determine your membership status.

Scholarship Application Process:
1. Ensure your SGS membership is current and that your child/grandchild meets the eligibility requirements (see below)
2. Complete the scholarship application form
3. Gather the required supporting documents (a list of the required documents for each educational level is provided in Section Two on the attached scholarship application form).
4. Deliver the application form and supporting documents to a member of the Scholarship Committee via hand delivery, email or mail-in. The 2015-2016 SGS Scholarship Committee Members are:
Robin Broussard, Current SGS President (robin.broussard@shell.com)
Toby Roesler, Past SGS President (RoeslerTA@StoneEnergy.com)
Julius Doruelo, Prior Past SGS President (J.Doruelo@shell.com)
5. Mail-in forms and documents can be sent to the following mailing address and must be post-marked April 30th for consideration: SGS Scholarship Committee, P.O. Box 57141, New Orleans, LA 70157

Eligibility Requirements:
Applicant is enrolled or planning to enroll in college for the next academic year.
Applicant is one of the following:
High school senior planning to attend college next fall
Undergraduate or graduate college student
Applicant has not been a previous recipient of an SGS Scholarship award.
Applicant is a daughter/granddaughter or son/grandson of a current SGS member.

If you are unable to participate in the SGS Fundraising Golf Tournament, but would like to donate personally to the Scholarship Fund, you can do so by check, cash or online payment via credit card. To donate funds to the SGS Scholarship Fund online, click the donate button below:

The SGS thanks you all for supporting local university students and the children of SGS Members. Due to the success of our annual golf tournament/scholarship fundraiser, this year we were able to fund four scholarships.

Congratulations to the Bill Blair Scholarship Award 2015 Recipients:

Congratulations to the University Earth Science Award 2015 Recipients:

In addition to and independent of the SGS Scholarship, our parent society SEG also runs a Scholarship Program. If you have any questions in regard to the SEG Scholarship please e-mail scholarships@seg.org.

2016 ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP FUNDRAISING GOLF TOURNAMENT & CRAWFISH BOIL

The Southeastern Geophysical Society proudly announce that the 2016 ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP FUNDRAISING GOLF TOURNAMENT & CRAWFISH BOIL will be held on March 24th (Thursday) at Tchefuncta Country Club, 2 Country Club Park, Covington, LA with an 8:30 AM Shotgun Start.

Each year, SGS awards scholarships to high school seniors and college students majoring in the earth sciences, and our spring golf tournament is the primary source of scholarship funding. These scholarships are an important contribution to the promotion of scholastic excellence, and your participation in the golf tournament will support this worthy cause. This year, we are providing donation options for both organizations and individual members.

If you are unable to participate in the SGS Fundraising Golf Tournament, but would like to donate personally to the Scholarship Fund, you can do so by check, cash or online payment via credit card. To donate funds to the SGS Scholarship Fund online, click the donate button below:


Registration and Sponsorship Options are in the table below:

RegisterSponsor
2016 SGS golf tournament and membership
Foursome names if known
2016 SGS Golf Tournament Sponsorship Options and Rates
Company Name

Not ready to sign up on line: download the 2016 SGS Golf Tournament and Scholarship Fundraiser announcement flyer with entry form here.

Companies are also encouraged to provide "Ditty Bag Fillers" such as golf balls, golf towels, t-shirts with logos, tees, ball markers, convention exhibit booth give away items with logos, snacks, and "in kind" donations such as gift certificates.

Check out the photographs in April 2015's Reflections to see some Earth Scientists enjoying the outdoors, camaraderie and, as always, good times whilst raising funds to support our Scholarships. The funds raised are allocated by the Scholarship Committee to High School and University Students and awarded at our luncheon in May.

A big thank you as always to all our sponsors.

Membership

Our membership runs from June 1st one year to May 31st the next. The current membership form can be downloaded here: 2016-17 SGS Membership Application Form. If you played in the Golf Tournament this year you become a member through May 2016. If you didn't then you will need to send in or bring your $25 with next year's application form filled out to one of our events.

SGS membership renewal requests will soon be emailed by the 2016-2017 SGS Secretary to individuals with expired memberships in August. If you do not receive one, then your membership is probably up-to-date.

2016 - 2017 SGS Membership options

Reflections

Download and checkout the new April 2016 Reflections newsletter here. Archive editions of Reflections can be found here.

Contact our editor, Arslan Tashmukhambetov, with submissions for the newsletter and/or to place an advertisement.
Benefits:

  • Support the geophysical community and geophysics in South East Louisiana
  • Exposure to major oil companies and independents working onshore as well at the Gulf of Mexico
  • Advertisements are published monthly (September-June) in the society newsletter
  • Advertisements to be published in the membership directory
  • Logos for full page advertisers are displayed on the SGS website along with a link to the advertisers' own websites
  • SGS Reflections Ads Sizes and Rates
    Company Name

    Calendars

  • A calendar of our activities or events to be aware of.
  • OCS Bulletin Board

  • Since 1995 the first Internet Website providing critical information on the Gulf of Mexico - OCS BBS.
  • SGS 2016-2017 Goals & Objectives:

  • To be the most successful local Geophysical society in America
  • To provide a service to the membership, local companies, and the region
  • Focus on Education, Technology, Social and Community
  • General Meetings Monthly
  • Executive Committee Meetings Quarterly face-to-face
  • Be a force for good in the local community
  • Provide multiple opportunities for the professional and social development of the membership

  • Finances:
  • Not-for-profit
  • Aim to reduce volatility on savings
  • Local Jobs

    Local job announcements can be posted in the Reflections newsletter. Contact 2015-2016 SGS Editor, Arslan Tashmukhambetov [Arslan Tashmukhambetov] to post in the Reflections newsletter, starting with the next edition coming up in September.