November 1–3, 2017
Marriott Rivercenter Hotel
101 Bowie St., San Antonio, Texas

Hosted by the South Texas Geological Society

Student Activities


We offer a special registration fee (only $45) to facilitate student participation. This fee is applicable for students or new grads who have not yet accepted employment offers. Students may also register as a Student Volunteer. If selected, you will receive a refund of your registration fee after you have worked a half day, as assigned. This fee allows entry to the Opening Session, Icebreaker, Exhibition, all technical sessions, reduced rates for select field trips and short courses, and a digital copy of the 2017 GCAGS Transactions.



Half-day volunteers are needed beginning 7:00 am, Wednesday, November 1, through Friday, November 3rd. Volunteers will earn full-paid student registration. Assignment preferences will be weighed on volunteer date, and registration fees will be refunded on site upon completion of a half day’s work. Possible responsibilities include serving as short course assistants, checking in field trip/short course participants, technical session ‘runners,’ ticket taking, manning registration, preparing convention packets, and staffing judges’ room. For more information, contact Alf Hawkins, Volunteers Chair, at hawkinsalf@hotmail.com.


Young Professionals Night Cap (Sponsored by Gisler Brothers Logging)

Date:  Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Time:  8:30pm–11:00pm
Location:  Friendly Spot, 943 S. Alamo St., San Antonio


Course:  Introduction to Seismic Interpretation (Sponsored by GCSSEPM)

Instructors:  Bruce Hart, Statoil, Austin, Texas; Carl Fiduk, Fiduk Consulting, Houston, Texas
Dates & Time:  Saturday, November 4 & Sunday, November 5
Day 1, 8:00 am–5:00 pm; Day 2, 8:00 am–4:00 pm
Cost:  $30 (STUDENTS ONLY), Includes lunch and refreshments each day
Maximum:  30 Students
Location:  Trinity University, Students will be responsible for their own transportation
Course Description:  This is a 2-day short course that introduces participants to seismic interpretation as applied in the petroleum industry.  Lectures, hands-on exercises, and discussions focus on the tools and concepts used by interpreters to derive structural and stratigraphic information from 2D and 3D seismic data.  Topics include the principles of the seismic method, data acquisition and processing, interpretation tools and workflows, and how all of these factors affect structural and stratigraphic interpretations.  No prior knowledge of geophysics is needed.


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