January 21, 2014 11:18 ET

T. Boone Pickens and John Hofmeister Featured at IAGC Annual Meeting

HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwired - Jan 21, 2014) - The International Association of Geophysical Contractors (IAGC) today announced legendary oil and gas icons, T. Boone Pickens and John Hofmeister as the featured speakers for its 43rd Annual Meeting on February 18, 2014 at the Norris Conference Center in Houston, TX. The day-long event will host attendees from geophysical and exploration and production companies.

John Hofmeister, Founder & CEO, Citizens for Affordable Energy and Former President of Shell Oil will deliver the morning keynote address, "Energy is the Nation's Stimulus to New Prosperity." For lunch, attendees will enjoy "A Conversation with Oil & Gas Legend T. Boone Pickens." Pickens is the Founder of Mesa Petroleum, BP Capital, and Clean Energy Fuels Corp.

The meeting will provide updates on global geophysical activities, presentations on market outlook and perspectives on the seismic industry as well as breakout sessions on the role of geophysical technologies in the pursuit of unconventional resources and the importance of seismic data in predicting what the wellbore will encounter. There will also be a Geophysical Industry Executives Panel Session. The meeting will conclude with a reception.

The Annual Meeting will also offer a special college student program. Students studying geoscience disciplines are invited to attend free of charge. Registration is limited and is on a first come first serve basis. Students should register by contacting Angel Verzal at

Those interested in attending may register at Registration is $150 for IAGC members and $200 for non-members.

About IAGC
IAGC is the international trade association representing the industry that provides geophysical services (geophysical data acquisition, seismic data ownership and licensing, geophysical data processing and interpretation, and associated service and product providers) to the oil and gas industry.

More information about IAGC and the geophysical industry can be found at and