Honors and Awards

2008 Formation Evaluation Award, Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), presented at the SPE's 2008 Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, Denver, CO, September 21-24. 


2007 Best Paper Award, Society of Petrophysicists and Well Log Analysts (SPWLA) for the paper: Jin, G., Torres-Verdín, C., Devarayan, S., Toumelin, E., and Thomas, E. C., 2007, Pore-scale analysis of the Waxman-Smits shaly-sand conductivity model: Petrophysics, v. 48, no. 2, pp. 104-120. 


2007 Best Poster Award, Society of Petrophysicists and Well Log Analysts (SPWLA) for the poster: Mendoza, A., Torres-Verdín, C., and Preeg, W. E., 2007, Rapid simulation of borehole nuclear measurements with approximate spatial flux-scattering functions (Expanded Abstract): Society of Petrophysicists and Well Log Analysts (SPWLA) 48th Ann. Logging Symposium, Austin, Texas, June 3-6. 


2006 Best Paper Award, Society of Petrophysicists and Well Log Analysts (SPWLA) for the paper: Salazar, J. M., Torres-Verdín, C., Alpak, F. O., Habashy, T. M., and Klein, J. D., 2006, Estimation of permeability from borehole array induction measurements: application to the petrophysical appraisal of tight-gas sands: Petrophysics, v. 47, no. 6, pp. 527-544. 


2006 Best Presentation Award, Society of Petrophysicists and Well Log Analysts (SPWLA) for the paper: Devarayan, S., Toumelin, E., Torres-Verdín, C., and Thomas, E. C., 2006, Pore-scale analysis of the Waxman-Smits shaly sand conductivity model (Expanded Abstract): Society of Petrophysicists and Well Log Analysts (SPWLA) 47th Ann. Logging Symposium, Veracruz, Mexico, June 4-7. 


2003 Best Student Conference Paper Award, Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) for the paper: Varela, O. J., Torres-Verdín, C., and Sen, M. K., 2003, Joint stochastic inversion of pre-stack seismic data and well logs for high-resolution reservoir delineation and improved production forecast (Expanded Abstract): Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) 73th Ann. Internat. Mtg., Dallas, TX, October 26-31. Omar Varela also received the Society of Exploration Geophysicists' Dan Lowenthal Award for original technical contributions in the field of Geophysics. The two awards were presented to Omar Varela during the 2004 SEG conference held in Denver Colorado on October 10-15, 2004. 


2003 Best Paper Award, Society of Petrophysicists and Well Log Analysts (SPWLA) for the paper: Alpak, O. F., Dussan V., E. B., Habashy, T. M., and Torres-Verdín, C., 2003, Numerical simulation of mud filtrate invasion in horizontal wells and sensitivity analysis of array induction tools: Petrophysics, v. 44, no. 6, 396-411.