Comments from the President of the Dallas Geophysical Society

President’s message for August 2015

As I write this, WTI crude oil is below $50/barrel, and most of our industry has experienced some upheaval of varying degrees. The Dallas Geophysical Society hasn't completely escaped the influence of uncertain times, and as a consequence, we've had a change in our line-up of officers. Of course, it saddens us to see colleagues relocate and pursue other opportunities. However, I am very pleased to introduce Ethan Nowak as our new President-Elect. I have worked closely with him the last couple years on many projects and can personally vouch for his integrity and talent.

Though our local community might be modestly sized, we have proven to be quite active & engaged. In the recent SEG Distinguished Instructor Short Course taught by Oz Yilmaz, the event had an attendance on par with Houston despite the difference in membership size. Therefore, I'm likely “preaching to the choir” when I emphasize the importance of maintaining and developing new professional relationships. The annual Icebreaker co-hosted with the Dallas Geological Society and held at the Flying Saucer on August 13th will be a great opportunity to inquire about how you can bring your talents to the Dallas Geophysical Society. Stop by after work and enjoy food and drink while you get reacquainted with familiar cohorts or meet new contacts. You will also be able to renew your membership in person at the event if you haven't already renewed through our website.


Sarah Reed

President 2015-2016


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