The Southeastern Geophysical Society

Please join us for the SGS February Luncheon, February 14th 11:30-1:00 at the Chevron Office in Covington, LA. (100 Northpark Blvd, Covington, LA 70433). This month's talk is presented by Andrew Pomroy of GeoTeric titled "Rapid and Accurate Fault Delineation for Reducing Uncertainty". Please see abstract and author bio below. You can RSVP by registering on the SGS website and paying through Paypal, or alternatively let us know if you are coming by replying to this email and pay at the event. The cost of the lunch is $30 for either option.
When you arrive, tell the security guard you are here for the Southeastern Geophysical Society Luncheon and park in the visitor parking lot. You will then proceed to the front desk where you will receive a visitor badge from security and be directed to the room for the luncheon. Please RSVP as soon as possible so that I can compile a visitor list for security.

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SGS Luncheon


Rapid and Accurate Fault Delineation for Reducing Uncertainty


Andrew Pomroy, geoscientist at GeoTeric in Houston, TX


It’s no surprise that correctly identifying and interpreting faults in the subsurface is of utmost importance in the search for and safe development of oil and gas resources. Whether they are helping to set up a working petroleum system or acting as geohazards, a great deal of effort is typically put into ensuring that confidence in fault location, offset, and geometry is as high as possible. There are a wide variety of interpretation software packages geoscientists have available to them to achieve this goal, but the methodology for picking faults varies little between them: a practitioner identifies a discontinuity in 2D or 3D seismic reflectivity data – or perhaps a calculated coherence attribute of some sort – scrolls to an inline, crossline, or arbitrary slice, interprets the extent of the fault by clicking away, scrolls the slice and repeats ad nauseum. At GeoTeric, we are challenging this time-honored yet time consuming tradition in a number of ways. Cognitive Interpretation deals with using the human brain – knowledge, recognition, context, association – in conjunction with the computer workstation to arrive at an optimal result in less time. We’ll show how revealing faults before interpreting can greatly increase the ability of the interpreter to recognize faults and fault networks. Adaptive Faults, which leverage graph theory and provide regional structural awareness, can then be used to quickly and accurately interpret features in the data.

This talk will focus on the ins and outs of fault interpretation, the limitations inherent in the use of 3D seismic data, and the benefits of using a Cognitive Interpretation approach to reduce uncertainty on faults. Examples from prolific hydrocarbon regions around the world will be shown throughout, and we’ll conclude by showing how we’re leveraging machine learning to automate the fault interpretation process.


Andrew is a geoscientist specializing in seismic attributes, rock properties, and interpretation at GeoTeric in Houston, TX. He began his career in Oil and Gas in 2009 at BP America in Houston where he parlayed his academic research on seismic applications in unconventional reservoir description into regional exploration studies in the East Texas and Anadarko Basins. From there he moved to BP’s GoM division where he continued gaining seismic interpretation and analysis expertise while planning and drilling several successful development wells in sub-salt Miocene fields in Mississippi Canyon and Green Canyon protraction areas. He holds a B.S. in Geology from the University of California at Davis and a Masters in Geophysics from the Colorado School of Mines.

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SGS will be having our winter social at Urban South Brewery (1645 Tchoupitoulas St, New Orleans, LA 70130) on January 24th from 5-8 pm. The brewery will have tables reserved for us and the society will be providing the first couple beers for those in attendance. We have also been told that the Gulf Coast Shrimp Company will be on hand boiling up something delicious. Hope to see you all out there!


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


Download an 2018 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 ( 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 2017-2018 SGS Scholarship Committee Members are:

Ellen Clark, Current SGS President (
Scott Glassman, Current SGS President (
Robin Broussard, Past SGS President (
Toby Roesler, Prior Past SGS President (
Eric Zimmerman, University Liason (

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 three scholarships.

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

The Southeastern Geophysical Society

proudly announce the


WHEN: Thursday, April 26th, 2018, 8:30 AM Shotgun Start

WHERE: Tchefuncta Country Club, Covington, LA

REGISTER: Fill out the registration form below & return to

COST: $125/person

PAYMENT: Online below via paypal or via check

2018 Golf Fundraiser

If by check, please make payable to "Southeastern Geophysical Society" and mail to the address below:

POBOX 57141




SGS invites both organizations and individual SGS members to contribute to our annual scholarship fundraiser. 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. 

Company / Organization Sponsorship

Organizations can donate online by visiting  Click on the “Golf Tournament” tab and specify your sponsorship level under “Sponsors”.

Organization Sponsorship Levels

Platinum            $1,000

Gold                     $500

Silver                   $250

Hole                     $100

Organizations are also encouraged to donate “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. 

Individual SGS Members Wishing to Contribute to the Scholarship Fund

For members unable to participate in the golf tournament, you can still contribute to the scholarship fund!  This is a great opportunity to support geoscience education & promote SGS in the local community.  Members can donate online by visiting Click on the “Golf Tournament” tab and use the paypal “Donate” button to specify a flexible amount.    

Lastly, check out the fun we had at last year’s golf tournament!

Please direct tournament entry correspondence to the following representative:

Louis Sturgess  (504) 425-7636

Please click the pdf icon to download the gold tournament registration form.


Our membership runs from June 1st one year to May 31st the next. The current membership form can be downloaded here: 2017-2018 SGS Membership Application Form. If you played in the Golf Tournament this year you become a member through May 2018. 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 SGS Secretary to individuals with expired memberships in August. If you do not receive one, then your membership is probably up-to-date.

2017 - 2018 SGS Membership options


Download and checkout the new December 2017 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.

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  • To be the most successful local Geophysical society in America
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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.