PGE Team Wins Best Paper in Geophysics Journal

June 10, 2021

Hildebrand Department PhD graduate Joshua Bautista-Anguiano and his research advisor, Professor Carlos Torres-Verdin, have won the 2020 Best Paper award in GEOPHYSICS, a journal published six times a year by the Society of Exploration Geophysicists.

Their paper, Estimation of in situ hydrocarbon saturation of porous rocks from borehole measurements of spontaneous potential, appeared in the November/December 2020 issue. Bautista-Anguiano and Torres-Verdin will be honored at the society’s 2021 annual meeting in Denver, Colorado.

The pair also won Honorable Mention for their paper Mechanistic 3D finite-difference simulation of borehole spontaneous potential measurements, co-authored with German petrophysicist Joachim Strobel in the July/August 2020 issue. Both papers are part of the research Bautista-Anguiano conducted for his PhD dissertation, Mechanistic Numerical Simulation and Interpretation of Borehole Measurements of Spontaneous Electrical Potential Acquired in Complex Petrophysical Environments.

GEOPHYSICS publishes more than 400 articles each year on geophysical methods including seismology, potential fields, electromagnetics and borehole measurements. Papers undergo a rigorous peer-review process to validate the described methods and conclusions and ensure the highest editorial and production quality. The Society of Exploration Geophysicists has produced the journal since 1936.