Monday, February 1, 2010

Millennium Mark

Just noticed today that the total number of visitors to this blog has passed 1000. Thanks to all who have taken the time to drop in. The visitor level has accelerated lately due to the World Oil column (What's New in Exploration) that appeared in January 2010 and footnoted the blog address. Another column is on the way for February. My original plan was to contribute 3-4 columns for 2010, but I'm honored to report that the Editor and Management of World Oil have asked me to serve as Contributing Editor. I have agreed to take on the monthly column for the next 12 months.

On the subject of writing, I was again honored to hear last week that ExxonMobil will order over a hundred copies of my book, Elements of 3D Seismology, as a reference for staff geoscientists in the technology group. This is good motivation for work toward the 3rd edition.

On an unrelated (?) note, I am in the third year of teaching the graduate class Geophysical Data Processing at U Houston. The class size numbers are: 2008 (18), 2009 (25), and 2010 (46). It is the largest graduate class in the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at U. Houston. Anybody see a trend here? This is one of the required core courses for MS Geophysics students, but that only accounts for 30. It is optional for all the rest. Interesting....

Class photo for University of Houston class GEO7341 Geophysical Data Processing for spring 2010 (head count = 46).

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Post the pic!