Call for Paper: Geophysical Technologies and their Applications in Carbonate Reservoir (GTACR)

The exploration and production of carbonate reservoir are the great challenge due to the complex geological conditions, strong heterogeneity, and various reservoir types. Along with the developments on geological theory, rock physics, forward modeling, fracture prediction and hydrocarbon detection technology, the seismic exploration technologies and their applications in carbonate reservoir have made a lot of progress in recent years.

This special issue invites original research articles as well as comprehensive review articles addressing new developments in rock physics, seismic physical modeling and numerical modeling, multi-wave and multi-components seismic exploration, reservoir prediction as well as other advances of unconventional petroleum resource exploration methods and their applications.

Potential topics of this special issue mainly include, but are not limited to:

  • Rock physics model, experiments, and applications
  • Seismic physical modelling and numerical modelling
  • Multi-wave and multi-components seismic exploration
  • Fracture prediction
  • Carbonate reservoir recognition and prediction
  • Tight gas and shale gas geophysical exploration and production
  • Coalbed methane geophysical prospecting
  • Multiscale geophysical modelling
  • Multiphase fluid distribution and geophysical response
  • Hydrogeophysics and its application in carbonate topography and carbonate critical zone

Guest editors:

  • Dr. Xueshan Yong
  • Research Institute of Petroleum Exploration and Development, CNPC, China
  • Email:
  • Prof. V.N. Troyan
  • Saint Petersburg State University, Russia
  • Email:

Submission Guidelines:

  • All submitted papers must be clearly written in excellent English and contain only original work, which has not been published by or is currently under review for any other journals. All papers will be peer-reviewed according to the reviewing policy of AGER. This is virtual special issue, in which all accepted papers will be published immediately. Requests for additional information should be addressed to the guest editors.

  • Guidelines for preparation of manuscript can be found at Papers should be submitted via online submission system at To ensure that all manuscripts are correctly identified for consideration for this special issue, it is important that authors select VSI: GTACR as the ‘Article Type’ during the submission process.

About AGER:
  • AGER is indexed by Scopus, DOAJ, J-Gate, CAS etc. The current CiteSore=6.8 (Jan. 2021).


  • Open for submission: Feburary 25, 2021;
  • Submission deadline: July 31, 2021.

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