SAGSC 2016





Geophysics Field Camp 2018 is an annual event planned and executed by senior students of Geophysics study program, Universitas Gadjah Mada. Geophysics Field Camp is organized by Society of Exploration Geophysicists Universitas Gadjah Mada Student Chapter (SEG UGM – SC) since 2009, this event is supported annually by Society of Exploration Geophysicist (SEG).


This project has been giving a great amount of beneficial experiences in understanding a series of geophysical projects. From surveying the field to presenting the result will be done systematically. Geophysics field camp activity is set identically with a real geophysical project.


The participants will work in a team to manage the project which requires a preparation stage: geological fieldtrip, HSE Training, and class-session. The project will contribute benefits not only to geophysics community, but also to the society resides around Field Camp area by giving outdoor education concerning natural resources and hazard potential that exist in the area. Moreover, we will be holding a social project as our dedication to society.





Gold Prospecting

and Geological Structure Mapping

Using Geophysical Methods

for Advancing Prosperity of Society

in Kulon Progo,

Special Region of Yogyakarta





Field Camp 2018 is designed to apply all of the geophysical knowledges of the final year Geophysics Student. It generally aims to give contribution to academic development―particularly in geophysics and geology―in a form of series of fieldwork and research program. The main target of Field Camp 2018 is gold deposit mapping. In that case, these are the objectives of this activity:


  • Providing an overview of professional geophysics project to senior students.
  • Mapping subsurface features of the area of interest.
  • Localizing target zone of gold deposit.
  • Raising awareness to environmental issue to local residents and enlighten them about their natural potential through social activity




The participants are fourth year students of the Geophysics Study Program and selected participants from other institution. The expected participants are up to 80 people


Regional Geology


Kulon Progo lies between 7°52' S to 7°55' S latitudes and 110°2' E to 110°5' E longitudes with total area 12.72 km . Variety lithology in Kulon Porgo are(1) an Old Andesite Breccia Formation, consist of andesite-breccia, agglomerate, tuff, lapili-tuff and inserted andesite lava (2) a Sentolo Formation, consist of limestone and marl sandstone; (3) an Alluvium Formation, consist of sand, gravel, silt and clay; (4) a Marine Formation which consist of sandy beach material, Bemmelen (1970).


Variety in lithology has a correlation with surrounding geomorphology. Morphology that we may find in Kulon Progo are: (1) the alluvial plain, (2) the denudational hills which consist of Old Andesite Breccial Formation, (3) the denudational hillslope, composition of this morphology is primarily Sentolo Formation (marl limestone), (4) the natural levee, (5) the fluviomarine plain, (6) the sand dunes.


Source : “Identification of groundwater potential zones within an area with various geomorphological by using several field parameters and a GIS approach in Kulon Progo Regency, Java, Indonesia” by Tjahyo Nugroho Adji, Sadewa Purba Sejati


Kulonprogo is located at western area of Yogyakarta, forming of mountainious range in NS direction. The Kulonprogo mountain range is mainly composed of volcanic rock of Oligo-Miocen age (Andesite Formation) overlain the Eocen sandstone. Magmatic activity during Oligo-Miocen generate hydrothermal deposit (i.e. Cu-Au-Mn) has been traditionally mined by local people since early 1900s. Those metal deposit are hosted within the Oligo-Miocen Rock (i.e. andesite basaltic lava-volcanic breccia) in vein structure. The knowledge of subsurface beneath Kulonprogo, as detected by geophysical survey, can be help us to estimate the resource and the control of deposit occurrences




The Geophysics Methods


  1. Gravity;
  2. Geomagnetic;
  3. Microseismic;
  4. Self Potential;
  5. Multi Channel Analysis of Surface Waves;
  6. Induced Polarization
  7. Very Low Frequency;
  8. Audio Magnetotelluric


 University            Universitas Gadjah MadaPresident             Naufal AbdilaFaculty Advisor   Kirbani Sri BrotopuspitoCountry               IndonesiaStatus                  ActiveRanking              Summit levelUniversitas Gadjah Mada Student Chapter

Society of Exploration Geophysicists Universitas Gadjah Mada Student Chapter (SEG UGM SC) is an active Student Chapter located in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. SEG UGM SC was established in 2005. In the beginning, the main activity of SEG UGM SC was a course sponsored by SEG. In 2007, SEG UGM SC got the first opportunity to participate in the Student Leadership Symposium (SLS) program. The first student delegation was Nurfina Rachmawati from Geophysics Batch 2003. After that, SEG UGM continuously joined the annual program and presented to the international forum.


UGM SC fulfills their mission by:


  1. providing students the opportunity to develop and improve leadership skills, management skills and increase networking opportunities,
  2. conducting continuous education activities to enhance and strengthen geophysical skills,
  3. enhancing the sense of professionalism by actively running an organization and networking with other students and professionals.


Best Student Chapter

President Nur Wahyu Maulaningsih receiving Best Student Chapter Award at 2014 Annual Meeting

During the 2014 Annual Meeting in Denver, CO, USA, Gadjah Mada University received the Best Student Chapter award that included a $5,000 travel grant to attend the 2015 SEG Annual Meeting in New Orleans. The Chapter was only the second ever to receive this honor. The ceremony took place during the Commencement for the SEG/ExxonMobil Student Education Program and SEG/Chevron Student Leadership Symposium Students. Industry leaders and peers watched as prominent representatives of Chevron and ExxonMobil presented certificates of completion to honor the 2014 graduates.[1] The Chapter has received Summit level status twice, every year since the beginning of the Student Chapter Excellence Program in 2012.

South Asian Geosciences Student Conference (SAGSC) 2016 is an event that gathers geoscience students around the world. This event takes place in South Asia region. SAGSC 2016 are second event of its kind, after SAGSC 2015 that had been held in India in 2015.


SAGSC has so many purposes and benefits. It gives spaces and facilities for geosciences students to speak up and share their ideas with people that have same discipline related to earth-science. Besides, a series of events that belong to SAGSC will provide a suitable platform to geosciences students, geoscientists, related people, organization and others to show and develop their capabilities.

SAGSC also provides some technical and non-technical activities, such as:


1. Conference


Conference gives you an opportunity to share and get most up to date knowledge in geoscience world. The main event is plenary session where professionals gave presentation and start a discussion about recent problems and innovation. In this conference, we also had oral presentation from participants who selected to submit their full papers and poster presentation. Participants may share and get a lot of idea to enhance their geoscience comprehension. The main themes for conference are:

- Tectonic evolution, Sediment and Geodynamics

- Energy Exploration and Exploitation

- Environment Assessments & Disaster Mitigation

- Eco-Politics of Energy Industry



2. Lectures


One day seminar is one of lectures session of SAGSC 2016. There are 2 main topics in seminar which are “Hydrocarbon Prediction, Rock Physics Emphasis on Reservoir Modelling” delivered by Prof. Dr. Deva Prasad Ghosh from Universiti Teknologi Petronas (UTP). Attended by more than 50 participants, the seminar share knowledge about the basics of hydrocarbon prediction and reservoir modelling. The hydrocarbon prediction discussed about concept of seismic wave propagation, DHI recognition, AVO analysis and pitfalls, Elastic Inversion and CSI advance technology. Prof. Deva is the Head of Centre of Excellence in Subsurface Seismic Imaging and Hydrocarbon Prediction in UTP, he has so much experiences about seismic imaging so the participants really eager to understand much more about hydrocarbon prediction by seismic imaging.


Second topics was delivered by Dr. Ir. Jarot Setyowiyoto, M.Sc. “Log Evaluation on Low Resistivity Reservoir”. Dr. Ir. Jarot Setyowiyoto, M.Sc. is a lecturer from Geology Department Universitas Gadjah Mada and he is an expertise in petroleum geology. This second topic divided into two topics which are fundamental of well logging and low resistivity reservoir.


Seismic data contains a wealth of information if you know where and how to look for it. So, to understand more what we’ve learnt from lecture session, we had a workshop entitled “Seismic Stratigraphy and Rock Physics” Integration that delivered by Mr. Oskar Pakpahan, S.Si, M.Sc. Seismic interpretation has many technique from different interpreter. This workshop uses 3 exercise worksheets that will develop the participants' skill to make an interpretation of seismic image by learning the fundamental of seismic wave and seismic stratigraphy.


The second workshop is held by the different room in Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Science, and the topic of this workshop is Geothermal. This workshop divided to 2 main sessions, the first session was about Geothermal Exploration Method that delivered by Mr. Imam B. Raharjo, Ph.D. Here, the attendants have an exercise using a software named Octave. Octave is an open source programming language, by this exercise the attendants hopefully will understand about magnetotelluric (MT) exploration method that use for geothermal energy surveying. The number of attendants of this workshop were around 30 persons. The second session the workshop was delivered by Mr. Ifnaldi Sikumbang, he is an Energy Consultant in Indonesia, he delivered a topic about “Geothermal Development in Southeast Asia and Its Business Regulation”.


3. Geobowl


Geobowl South Asian Geoscience Students Conference 2016 is one of the greatest event that competes the participants in such a quiz contest but in our event, there was also a case study round in the Final match. We plan at least 8 teams, but there were 9 teams who already registered. There were 2 teams from Institut Teknologi Bandung, 2 teams from Universitas Pembangunan Nasional “Veteran” Yogyakarta, 2 teams from Univesritas Gadjah Mada, 1 team from Universitas Brawijaya, one team from Universitas Padjajaran, one team from Intitut Teknologi Sepuluh November.


Geobowl judges were Drs. Imam Suyanto, M.Si.; Dr. Sudarmaji, S.Si, M.Si.; Dr. Eddy Hartantyo, M.Si. But in the study case round, there were 2 additional commentators who gave comments from the explanation of the case from the participants.



4. Exhibition


Society of Exploration Geophysicists Students Expo (SEG Students Expo) was held at Northern Parking Area University Club, Universitas Gadjah Mada. SEG Students Expo with theme “Geosciences (past, present, and future)” is one of many agendas from 2nd South Asian Geosciences Student Conference which are organize by SEG UGM-SC collaboration with Himpunan Mahasiswa Geofisika Universitas Gadjah Mada (HMGF UGM).


SEG Students Expo is held as a means of sharing and showing activity by students who focus in Geosciences at each university and their organizations. Participants who participate in this Expo coming from each University in Central Java and Eastern Java. Participants are: HMGF UGM, FGMI (Forum Geosaintis Muda Indonesia), AAPG Indonesia, SPE UGM SC, SEG ITS SC, Gama Oil and Gas Club, Astrogeology, SEG Universitas Brawijaya SC, SEG UPN SC, Himpunan Mahasiswa Geofisika Indonesia (HMGI), and SEG UGM SC.


This event was attended by professional, students, norhigh school students around Yogyakarta for sharing knowledge about geosciences. Moreover, visitor who attend in this Expo was given some knowledge about introduction of aeromagnetic tool with UAV by Anas Setyo Handaru, graduate student from Geophysics Universitas Gadjah Mada, Computational Seismology by Adien Akhmad, graduate student from Geophysics Universitas Gadjah Mada, and introduction about Geosciences in India by Saad Ullah Khan from Aligargh Muslim University, a participant of SAGSC 2016 from India who was invited to be a speaker in this Expo.


5. Competition


Competition is divided into three programs; Photography competition, essay competition and Case Study Competition. Photography competition came with theme “Earth Paintings” where participants could send their picture of earth anywhere they are to participate in this event. We got total 6 photos and the best 5 photos are showed in exhibition. Essay Competition came with three themes; “Our Role as Geosciences Student for Sustainable Energy”, “Creating The Future Energy We Want”, and “The Development of Unconventional Energy”. In this event, participants are allowed to send their writings along with their creativity and their analysis. We got total 9 essays. The essays were assessed by the judges. namely Mr. Afif Rakhman, a lecturer from our university and Mr. Agung Dwi Alfianto from PT. Pertamina EP.



Society of Exploration Geophysicists

Universitas Gadjah Mada

Geophysics Laboratory / HMGF UGM

Sekip Utara III BLS 21 55281

Yogyakarta, Indonesia