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Welcome to the SEG Wiki. Robert E. Sheriff's Encyclopedic Dictionary of Applied Geophysics, fourth edition seeded the SEG Wiki with its initial content. While this information originated in a tried and true print source, all entries in the SEG Wiki can and are encouraged to be modified, updated, and improved by members.

We encourage you to read and enhance the SEG Wiki to the best of your knowledge. Personalized support available. Start contributing today - every edit makes a difference.

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  • Quick primer on making your additions to the wiki.
  • Many of the pioneers in the development of exploration geophysics reside in the Biographies. Add your insight and knowledge of these trailblazers for the next generation.
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Wikithon 2014

The 2nd Annual SEG Wikithon will be held October 27-29 in Denver, CO during the SEG International Exposition and 84th Annual Meeting. Please help us design sessions that meet your needs. New to the SEG Wiki? An experienced wiki editor or geophysicist? Connect with other wiki contributors at the 2014 Wikithon during the SEG Annual Meeting.


The SEG is publishing an increasing number of tutorials in subjects related to exploration geophysics. The second tutorial was recently published in the April 2014 edition of The Leading Edge.

Best paper in Geophysics Award

Explore the best papers in Geophysics from 1947-2012. The award is selected by the Editor for consideration as a candidate for the award. Recognized minimum requirements are permanent interest, form and readability, and potential for the advancement of the geophysical profession.

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Open data

This page documents geophysical data that is readily available for download from the internet, via mail, or through special request. Key parts of the data documentation are:

  • a descriptive overview of the data including types of data available
  • terms of use
  • how to obtain a copy of the data and other supporting data
  • links to publications

Internet-accessible exploration and geophysical consortia

This page facilitates internet communication between petroleum/natural gas companies and groups doing nonproprietary exploration geophysics research (broadly defined), such as academic consortia, university research groups, laboratories, institutes, government labs, etc. Groups are listed, followed by a short mission statement for each.

Many of these groups also have sponsors-only pages and ftp sites; only publicly accessible information is listed on this page.

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Email the SEG Wiki team with your questions and comments. Additionally, you can engage the SEG Wiki Editor directly on this site.

Finally, visit the Bulletin Board to acknowledge and appreciate fellow SEG Wiki contributors or ask a question of your peers.