Industry Insights: 5 Takeaways from SEG

Although attendance was down at the SEG conference in California, the number of technical papers was not diminished. The technical program, included 768 oral presentations, 96 technical sessions, and 372 posters. Andrew Long has summarized the main topics of focus and offers a useful summary including links.

In this Industry Insight paper, Andrew highlights five key topics presented and discussed at SEG 2018 that are particularly relevant to marine towed streamer seismic. Marine source strategies are evolving, marine vibrators are back, survey efficiency and environmental management go together, multisensor streamers are now accepted industry best practice, collaboration is the future of R&D.

Machine learning, which was a hot topic of discussion at the conference, will be the subject of a separate Industry Insights paper in the new year.