Comments from the President of the Dallas Geophysical Society


President’s message for October 2016

It was nice to see such a large turnout at the first DGS luncheon for the 2016-2017 season.  We had 62 members attend Bryan Archer’s presentation on airborne geophysical data collection using unmanned vehicles.  If anyone would like to follow up with Bryan, he can be reached at

As a reminder the SEG is going to be in Dallas this year from October 16-21, therefore there will not be a DGS Luncheon this month.  I hope many of you will attend this year’s annual meeting in hopes of the event returning to Dallas in future years.  Aside from the technical program and exhibitor floor a few expected highlights include:

  • A Distinguished Instructor Short Course, “Master 3C Seismic and VSP,”
  • CEO of Devon, Dave Hager will be delivering the key note presentation at the opening ceremony, and
  • Wednesday night wrap-up party at the Omni.

We have had some member interest in representing our society at our SEG booth.  I still have plenty of complimentary 3-Day exhibit hall visitor passes to offer members for a half day commitment.  People working the booth should simply talk about:

  • Why it is a good idea to become a member or a sponsor,
  • Advertise the monthly luncheon and technical presentation,
  • Extracurricular activities like the annual golf tournament, holiday party, and crawfish boil, and
  • Our joint affiliation with the Dallas Geological Society.

The board of directors is still in the process of designing the booth.  We anticipate having a looping slide show highlighting past holiday parties, golf tournaments, member statistics, etc.  If anyone is interested in helping us out by volunteering at the booth please contact me directly at

Finally, we currently have a vacancy at the treasurer position and are accepting nominations. These duties are temporarily being fulfilled by Sarah Reed, current Past President.  If you are interested in serving on the board of directors as treasurer please contact Sarah at

Ethan Nowak


Dallas Geophysical Society


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