Raymond Maillet

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Raymond Maillet
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Biography 1947 [1]

Raymond Maillet was born in Nimes (Gard) on April 22, 1896. He studied at the Ecole Polytechnique in Paris from 1919 to 1930, and the National School of Mines in Paris from 1921 to 1927. Mr. Maillet belonged to the Interallied Control Commission of the Ruhr basin in 1923 and 1924. Since 1931 he has worked with Conrad and Marcel Schlumberger as General Manager of the Compagnier General de Geophysique (CGG), Paris. At the end of 1942, he resigned and became a technical consultant of that firm.

Best Paper in Geophysics 1947

Mr. Maillet received the Best Paper in Geophysics Award in 1947 for his paper The fundamental equations of electrical prospecting. [2] Mr. Maillet was the first recipient of this award.


  1. ContributorsGeophysics 1947 v. XII n.4. p.692.
  2. Maillet, R. (1947), ”THE FUNDAMENTAL EQUATIONS OF ELECTRICAL PROSPECTING.” GEOPHYSICS, 12(4), 529–556. doi: 10.1190/1.1437342