Honorable Mentions (Best Paper, Annual Meeting)

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The SEG recognizes Honorable Mentions in the search for the Best Paper Presented at the Annual Meeting.

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Honorable Mention Recipients











  • On the prediction of repeatability noise in marine time-lapse surveys, Juan Cantillo


  • An improved gradient computation for adjoint wave-equation reflection tomography, Uwe Albertin




  • Case history: Converted-wave splitting estimation and compensation, Jim Simmons













  • Ultrasonic laboratory measurements of the elastic properties of shales, Brian E. Hornby
  • Successful estimation of Q from surface seismic data: Methodology and case studies, R. A. Clark
  • Subsalt imaging over the Mahogany salt sill, Davis W. Ratcliff
  • Stability of explicit depth extrapolation through laterally-varying media, John T. Etgen
  • SEG Distinguished Lecture: Environmental geophysics--fad or future?, Phillip R. Romig
  • Nonbright spot AVO: Two examples, Christopher P. Ross
  • Laboratory observations of azimuthal velocity variations caused by borehole stress concentrations, Kenneth W. Winkler
  • Heimdal monitoring I: Establishing feasibility from cores and logs, Diane Jizba
  • Effect of strain amplitude and frequency on compressional and shear wave velocities and amplitudes in sandstones, Azra Tutuncu
  • AVO as an exploration tool: Gulf of Mexico case studies and examples, David Hall


  • Tomography with multiple arrivals: How to handle noise corrupted data?, F. Delprat-Jannaud
  • Prestack elastic migration by displacement potential extrapolation and time consistent image, S. Greenhalgh
  • Possibilities and limitations of turning ray tomography--a synthetics study, J. P. Stefani
  • Parameter testing of ground-penetrating radar for geological investigations in a poor-data area, Leigh Wood
  • Multicomponent VP/VS correlation analysis, James E. Gaiser
  • Modeling a priori information on the velocity field in reflection tomography, D. Sinoquet
  • Geometric constraints on seismic inversion, Roelof Versteeg
  • Comparison of AVO indicators: A modeling study, J. P. Castagna
  • A gravity study of Cameroon (West Africa) and geodynamical implications, Y. H. Poudom Djomani


  • Sensitivity analysis of cross-well electromagnetics, B. Spies
  • Seismic data integration in reservoir simulations through a multivariate statistical calibrating approach, F. Fournier
  • Models of seismic wave radiation from borehole sources in fast and slow formations, R. Gibson
  • Inverse borehole coupling theory and its application to hydrophone vertical seismic profiling, T. L. Marzetta
  • Improving prestack f-k migration velocity analysis using residual moveout, P. Fowler
  • High-resolution cross-well imaging of a west Texas carbonate reservoir: Part I, data acquisition and project overview, J. M. Harris
  • Ergonomics in 3-D depth migration, K. Wyatt
  • Do core sample measurements record group or phase velocity?, J. Dellinger
  • Defining the salt with walkaway VSPs and a salt proximity survey, Auger Field, Gulf of Mexico, T. B. Barker


  • Where are the fault-plane reflections?, S. MacKay
  • Steep-dip time migration and residual depth migration, J. L. Black
  • Prestack frequency-wavenumber (f-k) migration in a transversely isotropic medium, A. Gonzalez
  • Fluid saturation effects on extensional wave attenuation, C. S. Yin
  • Exact two-pass full dip (90 degrees) 3-D migration for vertically inhomogeneous media, Naide Pan
  • An examination of amplitude-versus-offset attributes of a middle Devonian carbonate bank margin at the Caroline giant gas pool, Alberta, R. G. Morris
  • Accurate finite-difference calculations of WKBJ traveltimes and amplitudes, L. C. Pusey


  • Radon multiple elimination, a practical methodology for land data, P. Kelamis
  • Modern technology in an old area: Bay Marchand Field revisited, Roger Wright
  • Gravity corrections for earth curvature, T. R. LaFehr
  • Efficient migration through irregular water-bottom topography, W. Lynn
  • Effect of viscoelasticity and anisotropy on amplitude-versus-offset interpretation, J. P. Blangy
  • Bullwinkle: A unique 3-D experiment, J. J. O'Connell
  • Aeromagnetic structural interpretation using neural networks: A case study from the northern Denver-Julesberg Basin, J. M. Wiener
  • 3-D depth migration via McClellan transformations, D. Hale


  • Wave-type separation in 3-D anisotropic media, J. Dellinger
  • Statistical examination of linear trends in a compilation of aeromagnetic data from the southwestern U.S., V. J. S. Grauch
  • Seismic-stratigraphic analysis of Plio-Pleistocene depositional facies, east and west Cameron, offshore Louisiana, J. A. Pacht
  • Phase-modulated geotectonic imaging of the gravity field of North America, F. B. Davies
  • Magnetotellurics in Papua New Guinea, K. R. Christopherson
  • Inversion of observed gravity profiles by the ridge regression method, J. A. Lehman
  • Converted P-SV wave analysis of a fractured reservoir, Silo Field, Wyoming, D. Emmer
  • Attenuation of water-column reverberations using pressure and velocity detectors in a water-bottom cable, F. J. Barr
  • 3-D f-k filtering, R. R. Stewart