Researcher Profile

Jackson School of Geosciences

Milo M Backus

Milo M Backus
Professor Emeritus, Department of Geological Sciences, Jackson School of Geosciences
Shell Companies Foundation Distinguished Chair Emeritus in Geophysics


Areas of Expertise

Quantitative interpretation of geophysical data applied to petroleum exploration


Best Paper - The Leading Edge, SEG (2007)

Hollis Hedberg Award - Institute for Study of Earth and Man, SMU (2000)

Special Commendation Award (with RJ Graebner and ME Trostle: 3D Seismic) - Society of Exploration Geophysicists (1998)

Technology Pioneer: Marine Exploration - Offshore Energy Center (1998)

Energy Award (with RJ Graebner, ME Trostle: 3D seismic) - Midland Reporter-Telegram (1996)

Individual Achievement Award: Digital and 3-D Seismic - Offshore Technology Conference (1992)

Maurice Ewing Gold Medal: Digital and 3-D Seismic - Society of Exploration Geophysicists (1990)

Honorary Member - Society of Exploration Geophysicists (1988)

Distinguished Lecturer - Society of Exploration Geophysicists (1985)

Conrad Schlumberger Award: Flat spot exploration - European Association of Exploration Geophysicists (1975)

Best Paper Award: Water reverberations - Society of Exploration Geophysicists (1959)

President, Society of Exploration Geophysicists (1979 - 1980)