SOURCE: The Society of Exploration Geophysicists

The Society of Exploration Geophysicists

October 28, 2015 11:06 ET

SEG International Exposition and 85th Annual Meeting Attracts More Than 6,400 Attendees

Event Receives Strong Support, High Marks From Attendees and Exhibitors Despite Market Downturn

TULSA, OK--(Marketwired - October 28, 2015) - The Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) announced an attendance of more than 6,400 geoscience professionals at the International Exposition and 85th Annual Meeting held 18-23 October at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, La. More than 330 companies also exhibited at the event, showcasing the latest products, technologies, and services to attendees from more than 74 countries.

"We are very pleased with the solid success of SEG's Annual Meeting in light of the challenging conditions currently impacting the oil and gas industry," said SEG Executive Director Dorsey Morrow. "The remarkable support of the event by professionals across multiple disciplines of the geoscience industry underscores the importance of the event for exchanging knowledge, building relationships, and generating new business."

The 2015 Annual Meeting's technical program was the largest in SEG history, featuring nearly 1,100 oral sessions, ePapers, and poster presentations covering a wide range of topics in applied geophysics. Held concurrently, the International Exposition showcased more than 330 exhibitors displaying the latest in equipment, technology, and services. Providing 27 hours of face-to-face networking time with customers and prospects, the exhibition was visited by thousands of attendees from around the globe seeking new technologies and solutions.

Initial results from the onsite survey conducted during the event were highly favorable:

  • 86% of attendees rated the overall event as good/excellent
  • 91% of attendees said that the event is important/very important for their job
  • 86% of attendees rated the technical program as good/excellent
  • 83% of exhibitors rated the quality of the event's onsite operation as good/excellent

During the International Exposition and 85th Annual Meeting, SEG also aligned with the Southeastern Geophysical Society (SGS) in supporting the Louisiana Children's Museum to raise funds for the construction of an exploration-geoscience gallery. The collaborative effort resulted in approximately $20,000 being raised for the project's development. Additionally, SEG donated all unused conference delegate bags to the city of New Orleans to benefit the Bridge House, a program focused on transitioning men and women from dependency to work life.

About SEG

The Society of Exploration Geophysicists, the international society of applied geophysics, is a not-for-profit organization that promotes the science of geophysics and the education of applied geophysicists. SEG exists to connect, inspire, and propel the people and science of geophysics. SEG fulfills its mission through its publications, conferences, forums, educational opportunities, and multiple Web site resources. For more information, visit

Contact Information

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    Wendy Lissau
    SEG Marketing and Communications Manager