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Letter From the PBGS Board

Alison Small President

Welcome Back!

I hope that everyone has had a restful summer because September will be a whirlwind of activity for PBGS members. Your PBGS Board has been hard at work planning all of the events scheduled to take place this fall.

We will kick off the new season of talks with our Wednesday luncheon on September 12. Tom Thomas of Dawson Geophysical and I will be speaking on “HFVS Technology Applied to a 3D Multi-Component Seismic Project.” Tom will be giving this talk at the SEG in San Antonio, so please come hear the preview.

In addition to our usual Wednesday luncheons, we will be hosting the DISC on Thursday September 13. The instructor this year is Biondo Biondi from Stanford University. The title of the course is “Concepts and Applications in 3D Seismic Imaging.” I know that everyone is very busy these days, but I encourage you to attend this course. The DISC is an incredible opportunity that is only offered in select cities. We have been lucky enough to be a host city for many years due to the hard work of Martha George and our continued high attendance numbers. Please take advantage of this continuing education opportunity and plan to attend. You may register by using the form included in this newsletter. Please try to register as soon as possible so that we can make plans for food arrangements.

Following our September luncheon talk and the DISC, many of us will be headed to San Antonio for the SEG Annual Meeting. I will be representing our society at the Council meeting and will report any news in the October Newsletter.

Finally, Lee Miller and his committee have been hard at work organizing this year’s Doodlebug Open golf tournament which is set to take place on October 1st. I believe that the tournament is shaping up to be one of the best ever. Please support the tournament, which benefits the PBGS Scholarship fund, by either sponsoring a hole, donating prizes, or playing in the tournament. This Scholarship Fund is one of the most important functions of the society, so please support the tournament in any way that you can. Forms for the Doodlebug Open may also be found in this newsletter.

I would like to encourage anyone who has ideas for speakers to please contact Mike Oestmann. We still have some open dates, so if you have any suggestions, please give him a call and we will do our best to arrange the speaker. One of our speakers for this year was booked as the result of a suggestion last year, so please let us know if there is someone that you would like to hear.

As always, all information about society activities and registration forms may also be found on the PBGS website.

I am looking forward to another busy and prosperous geophysical year. See you in September!

Alison Small

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