James S. Burns

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Biography 2007

James Burns received an associate’s degree (1965) in electronics technology from Trenton Technical Institute, New Jersey. After working for geophysical contractors for 12 years, he joined Exxon Production Research Company in 1980, where he participated in geophysical acquisition research projects in land and marine environments. Burns is a senior engineering technologist with ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company in Houston, Texas.

Best Paper in Geophysics 2007

Arthur H. Thompson, Scott C. Hornbostel, James S. Burns, Thomas J. Murray, Robert Raschke, John C. Wride, Paul Z. McCammon, John R. Sumner, Greg Haake, Mark Bixby, Warren S. Ross, Benjamin S. White, Minyao Zhou, and Pawel Peczak shared the 2007 Best Paper in Geophysics Award.[1]


  1. Thompson, A., et. al. (2007). ”Field tests of electroseismic hydrocarbon detection.” GEOPHYSICS, 72(1), N1–N9. doi: 10.1190/1.2399458[1]