Cockrell School of Engineering
The University of Texas at Austin


Professor Carlos Torres-Verdin is the recipient of two prestigious international awards. Torres-Verdin is receiving the European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers (EAGE) Conrad Schlumberger Award as well as the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) is awarding Torres-Verdin with the organization’s second highest award - Honorary Membership.

The Conrad Schlumberger Award is presented to a member of EAGE who has made an outstanding contribution over a period of time to the scientific and technical advancement of the geosciences, particularly geophysics. Torres-Verdin has been a highly accomplished professor and innovator throughout his career. He has co-authored 5 U.S. patents, he has published more than 180 articles in refereed technical journals and over 205 articles in international conferences. He joined the UT Austin faculty in 1999.

EAGE President Chris Ward and Vice-President Jean-Jacques Biteau will present the award to Torres-Verdin during the opening session of the 79th EAGE Conference & Exhibition, to be held at the Paris expo, Porte de Versailles, in Paris on June 12, 2017.

As the first UT PGE professor to receive Honorary Membership from SEG, which currently has 27,000 members, the honor requires unanimous approval by the Honors and Awards committee and the Board of Directors of the SEG. The award is bestowed to SEG members who have made distinguished contributions, which warrants exceptional recognition, to exploration geophysics or a related field or to the advancement of the profession of exploration geophysics through service to the Society.

Torres-Verdin will receive the award during the SEG’s annual meeting on Sept. 24-29, 2017 in Houston, Texas.