Sociedad Geofísica de la Universidad Industrial de Santander

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Sociedad Geofísica de la Universidad Industrial de Santander
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University Universidad Industrial de Santander
President Katherin Herrera
Faculty Advisor Rocio Bernal Olaya
Country Colombia
Status Active
Ranking Summit level

The Student Chapter of the Industrial University of Santander (SEG UIS CHAPTER) of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists is an active Student Chapter at the Industrial University of Santander (UIS), Bucaramanga, Colombia. This chapter began its activities around the year 2010. The SEG UIS CHAPTER involves Geology students from the School of Geology at UIS. Additionally, there are numerous activities that connect industry professionals and businesses around Bucaramanga to enhance Geophysics in our region. The SEG UIS Chapter founded its own Young Researcher Group in Geophysics: the Research Seedbed in Applied and Computational Geophysics (SIGAC).

2023 Officers

  • President: Katherin Herrera Hernandez (MSc Student)
  • Vice President: Jeison Barajas (MSc Student)
  • Secretary: Erick Villamizar (BSc Student)
  • Treasurer: Sebastián Gómez (BSc Student)
  • Social media and community manager: Juan Camilo Mejía (MSc Student)
  • Public Relations/Logistic Committee: Juan Carlos Gutierrez (MSc Student)
  • Courses Committee and Young Researcher Group: Paul Goyes (PhD Student)

Faculty Advisor


Short Courses and talks

In the year 2023, the SEG UIS Student Chapter focused its special attention on topics related to Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) and the geophysical applications to address associated challenges. This is because we were selected for the SEG EVOLVE Student Program. During this period, we organized Short Courses related to this theme, engaging both students working on the topic and experts in the field. Additionally, we conducted talks and brief courses on Seismic Interpretation, Seismic Processing, Stratigraphy, and other topics within the realm of Geophysics. The primary objective of these courses is to enhance knowledge in Geophysics at UIS.

Challenge Bowl

The SEG UIS Student Chapter participated in the Challenge Bowl Competition. A team consisting of two master's students applied their knowledge in geophysics, geology, and SEG to compete with other student chapters.

Challenge Bowl Competition in UIS


The SEG UIS CHAPTER was selected to participate in the SEG EVOLVE program, a perfect opportunity to gain professional experience by developing a project associated with Carbon Capture and Storage in the Illinois Basin.

Field Practices

The Student Chapter organized some short practices to get involved with geophysical methods. We conducted practices with gravimetry and electromagnetic methods. We also participated as organizers in the Third Week of Geophysics at UIS, whose event concluded with a one-day field trip where we had the opportunity to interact with geophysical methods such as refraction seismic, downhole, Vertical Electrical Sounding (VES), and many others.

Field work by SEG UIS CHAPTER

Volunteer for SEG

4th SEG Latin American Student Conference

In 2023, the chapter volunteered as part of the organizing team for the 4th SEG Latin American Virtual Student Conference, assisting in various activities such as graphic design for event publicity, planning the event schedule, and also presenting during the event.

Practical aspects of regularization and interpolation of 5D Seismic data



SIGAC is the Youngs Researchers Group in Geophysics at UIS. SIGAC began your activities like a small students group. Now SIGAC ties many Professionals, Geologists, and Geophysicists with our undergraduate students to enrich your knowledge and skills in seismic interpretation, seismic processing, Petroleum Geology, Sedimentology, Geoelectric, and many topics related to Geophysics.

Seismic interpretation Course applied to oil & gas reservoirs.Organized by SIGAC

Summit Level

In 2014 SEG UIS CHAPTER awarded Summit Level from the Society of Exploration Geophysicists 2014 Summit level Student Chapters

Contact information!

You can contact us at:


Universidad Industrial de Santander
School of Geology
Bucaramanga, Colombia

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