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www.sea-technology.com August 2018 | ST 13 T he Society of Exploration Geo- physicists 2018 International Exposition and 88th Annual Meet- ing (SEG18) in Anaheim, California, October 14 to 19 will feature robust, cutting-edge education programming, in- cluding 151 technical program sessions with more than 1,080 presentations, 10 special sessions and one spe- cial global session. Also offered are 14 continu- ing education courses; five Business of Applied Geophysics Plenary Ses- sions; ancillary education sessions, including a ca- reer workout workshop; 2018 SEG Distinguished Instructor Short Course; EAGE EET 13; and 22 post-convention work- shops. Topics Darryl Willis, vice president of oil, gas and energy at Google Cloud, will be the keynote speaker, presenting "The Cost of the Sta- tus Quo – Get on Board or Get Left Behind" during the opening session and presidential address to take place on Monday, October 15, from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Willis is an accomplished global senior executive with expertise leading businesses across the oil and gas industry. He has a proven track record of delivering growth and im- proving profitability for enterprises in the United States, Russia, Asia and Africa. He has earned a reputation as an inspiring leader who develops people, builds high-per- forming teams and gets business results. The brand new hot topic Machine Learning and Data Analytics for E&P will be highlighted with five oral and five poster sessions on classifi- cation for interpretation, noise attenuation and seismic processing, facies classifica- tion and reservoir properties, seismic im- aging and inversion, and various machine learning applications. The special session, Recent Advances and the Road Ahead, will discuss the recent progress and future opportunities and challenges of data analyt- ics and machine learning for geoscience applica- tions. Following the confer- ence on Thursday and Friday are 22 post-con- vention workshops, featuring a wide range of technical topics, in- cluding new ones such as cloud computing and deep learning in subsur- face exploration. Sessions Also new this year are the Business of Applied Geo- physics (BAG) Plenary Sessions focused on the business impact of applied geophysics for the oil and gas indus- try. Separate from the technical sessions and workshops, these plenary sessions bring together leaders from oper- ating companies, governments, service providers, edu- cators and consultants who will discuss the business op- portunities and challenges of the economic application of geophysics in the oil and gas business. BAG sessions include: Southern Gulf of Mexico: Challenges and Op- portunities; Digital Transformation – Business Opportu- nities and Challenges; Operating in a Regulatory Indus- SEG18 ST Conference Preview

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