Fomel and Wu Earn SEG Honors

September 20, 2019
Sergey Fomel and Xinming Wu

Sergey Fomel and Xinming Wu

Bureau researchers Sergey Fomel and Xinming Wu were recognized by the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) at the group’s annual meeting in San Antonio September 15–20, receiving 2018 Best Paper in Geophysics Honorable Mention for “Least-squares horizons with local slopes and multigrid correlations.”

Both scientists have been recognized numerous times by SEG in previous years. Fomel received the J. Clarence Karcher Award  in 2001, Top Poster Presentation awards in 2007 and 2011, and the Conrad Schlumberger Award from EAGE in 2011. Wu received the Best Paper in Geophysics award in 2016 and Top Student Poster Paper in 2017.

Both Fomel and Wu were also selected as SEG lecturers for the coming year. Fomel was named SEG 2020 Distinguished Lecturer and will speak on the topic “Automating seismic data analysis and interpretation.” Wu was selected to be the SEG 2020 Honorary Lecturer for South & East Asia and will speak on “Deep learning for seismic interpretation.”