43rd Annual Membership Meeting

& 2nd Annual Student Program


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Just Added to the Agenda:

“Mexican Energy Reform, The Case for a New Geophysical Data Market”

Rafael Alférez Hernández - Exploration Director, Mexican National Commission of Hydrocarbons (CNH)


Highlights of the meeting include:

Morning Keynote:

"Energy is the Nation's Stimulus to New Prosperity"

John Hofmeister- Founder & CEO, Citizens for Affordable Energy and Former President of Shell Oil


Lunch Keynote:

"A Conversation with Oil & Gas Legend

T. Boone Pickens"

T. Boone Pickens- Founder of Mesa Petroleum, BP Capital, and Clean Energy Fuels Corp.


Other Planned Presentations Include:

  • Financial Perspective: Market Outlook & Perspectives on the Seismic Industry - Mr Kristian Diesen - Financial Analyst, Pareto Securities
  • Role of Geophysical Technologies in Pursuit of Unconventional Resources
  • Geophysical Industry Executives - Panel Session
    • Robert Hobbs - CEO, TGS
    • Qingping Zeng - President, BGP
    • Jon Erik Reinhardsen - President & CEO, PGS
    • David Crowley - CEO, Seabed Geosolutions
  • E&P Company Exploration / Technology Executives - Panel Session
    • Jon Erik Reinhardsen - President & CEO, PGS
    • David Crowley - President & CEO, Geokinetics


Be sure to pick up a copy of the latest books from Mr Pickens and Mr Hofmeister at the meeting

“The First Billion Is the Hardest” by T. Boone Pickens - $15.00
“Why We Hate the Oil Companies” by John Hofmeister - $15.00

Please contact Angela Verzal at angela.verzal@iagc.org to purchase a book so that we will have one available for you. Mr Hofmeister and Mr Pickens will be available to sign copies of their books.

We will provide brief updates on IAGC global activities and will conduct routine Association business. And as always, we will conclude this meeting with a networking reception.


For Students:

We will, again, be hosting geoscience students from local universities under our Annual Meeting Student Program.  Interested students should contact Angela Verzal at angela.verzal@iagc.org to register.  Students are asked to submit a resume along with their registration request email.

  • Dress is business casual
  • Breakfast and lunch will be served
  • Shuttles will be provided from your campus to the meeting and back (U of H, Rice, Texas A&M, UT - Austin)
  • Student Registration will be very limited and is on a first come first serve basis
  • Registration is free for qualified students



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Tue, Feb. 18, 2014
7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
(GMT-0500) America/Chicago

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Norris Conference Center
816 Town & Country Blvd, Suite 210
Houston, TX 77024
United States

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