Comments from the President of the Dallas Geophysical Society

February 2020 President's Letter

Dear Members,

We’re already a month into the New Year and the next Dallas Geological Society luncheon is quickly approaching on Tuesday, February 11. Please be sure to register here for an exciting talk by Jeff Martin on Combining Fault Detection Methods to Achieve the Best Results in Seismic from Unconventional Plays. Don’t forget, we changed the luncheon schedule quite a bit this year and we’re working with the Dallas Geological Society to provide a great slate of talks for this term. To this end, we are taking turns hosting our luncheons with the following schedule remaining:

  • FEB 2020 - Dallas Geological Society – Tuesday, February 11 2020
  • MAR 2020 - Dallas Geophysical Society – Tuesday, March 10 2020
  • APR 2020 - Dallas Geological Society – Tuesday, April 14 2020
  • MAY 2020 - Dallas Geophysical Society – Tuesday, May 5 2020

We appreciate all of you who made it out for our last luncheon where speaker David Lubo-Robles gave his talk on Attribute selection and supervised seismic facies classification using Probabilistic Neural Networks. The attendance was great and we welcomed back an old friend, Catering by Larry, to provide a wonderful meal. Be sure to give a big “Thank you!” to Emerson and their local representative, Gaby Yelin, for their financial support of our luncheons this term!

The Dallas Geological Society will also host their monthly International Dinner & Meeting next Wednesday, February 12th, at Brookhaven Country Club, where Bob Shoup, Subsurface Consultants & Associates, LLC, will give his talk Bad Maps = Bad Ethics. Be sure to register here:

Also, don’t forget to register now for our Second Annual Sporting Clay Classic to be held at Elm Fork Shooting Sports on Saturday, April 4, 2020. Registration and sponsorship information can be found here: We expect registration numbers to grow significantly from last year, so please be sure to register now!

One more save-the-date: On April 23, the Dallas Geological Society will host the 21st Annual Crawfish Boil at Winfrey Point in Dallas, TX. This event is always well attended and it’s a great time to bring the whole family out for great food and fun. Registration is already open on the Dallas Geological Society website:

Finally, we will end the 2019-2020 term with the SEG DISC Course. Save-the-date for May 22, 2020. The location is still TBD, so be sure to check our website for updates!

Time flies by quickly and it won’t be long before our President-Elect, Ruth Hammans, will need to fill her Dallas Geophysical Society Board of Directors for 2020-2021. Please take some time to consider the impact you will have on your local geophysical community by volunteering your time to the society. There are many different capacities in which you can serve! Email the society at to learn more!

We look forward to seeing you again at the next luncheon on Tuesday, February 11th!


Dillon LaFoy
2019-2020 President
Dallas Geophysical Society

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