Dr. Shib Sankar Ganguli is a promising young researcher who has been contributing to the field of solid Earth sciences through his fundamental research carried out in India. His recognized publications (Total - 31) in the leading international journals with quite a substantial amount of time as Lead author, and 1 book published by Springer International (another book under preparation by Elsevier), exemplifies his outstanding research capabilities. His research interests are not limited to but include the development and application of modern methods to geophysical data, reservoir characterization, seismic, geophysical modeling, simulation and inversion, rock physics. His research contributions to understanding the Earth's sub-surface behaviour are based on the combination of both observational and interpretational work. Much of his work mainly focuses on a multi-disciplinary approach to accomplish enhanced reservoir characterization for energy resource exploration (Conventional oil & gas, Shale gas, gas-hydrates, etc.), understanding fluid flow dynamics in porous media including CO2-EOR & its geosequestration, application of machine learning (AI/ML) techniques in reservoir studies, advanced processing, and inversion of geophysical datasets. These works have drawn the attention of the national and international geoscientific community owing to their significant societal impact. Dr. Shib is the first in India to finish a Ph.D. thesis on CO2-EOR and its sequestration in the Indian mature oil field and based on his notable contribution, he has been conferred on Springer Outstanding Thesis Prize for the year 2017 by Springer International Publishers. Moreover, he is a recipient of the prestigious, Young Scientist Award in the category of “National Geoscience Awards 2017” by the Ministry of Mines, Govt. of India (GoI), Young Scientist Award 2019 by Telangana Academy of Sciences and Platinum Jubilee Medal for Young Scientist-2020 by The National Academy of Sciences (NASI), India. Recently he has been selected as a Member, Indian National Young Academy of Sciences (INYAS) for a period of 5 years (Jan, 2023 -)
He has accomplished many challenging pieces of training from reputed oil and gas industries and research institutes including Schlumberger, ExxonMobil, Ikon Science (UK), ONGC, SEG, and SINTEF Petroleum Research (Norway). Moreover, he is a reviewer of many leading journals such as Geophy., Jour. of Nat. Gas Sc. & Engg., Geophy. Props., J. App. Geo., Intl. Jour. of Multiphase Flow, IET, etc. and active member of many reputed professional geophysical & earth science societies including SEG, EAGE, AAPG and a life member of Indian Geophysical Union and Society of Petroleum Geophysicists (SPG). He is also a Member of the Editorial Advisory Board, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, U.K.
1. Harnessing AI/ Machine Learning to improve hydrocarbon reservoir characterization
2. Seismic imaging for Deep and Ultra-deep reservoir studies
3. Multiphase fluid flow and rock physics modeling for improved reservoir characterization
4. Integrated petrophysical, pore pressure and in-situ stress modeling for enhanced reservoir characterization
Ganguli, S.S., Kadri, M.M., Debnath, A., 2022. A Bayesian multivariate model using Hamiltonian Monte Carlo inference to estimate total organic carbon content in shale. Geophysics, 87(5), M163–M177.
Ganguli, S.S., Kumar, P., Dimri, V.P., 2022. Variable source depth beneath the Indian Ocean geoid low area: Insights from L1 and L2 norm-based scaling power spectrum inversion. Tectonophysics, 839 , 229529.
Ganguli, S.S., Sen, S., Verma, S., 2021. Characterization of organic content, brittleness index and geomechanical properties of the Eocene Cambay Shales - Insights from the Ankleshwar oil field in western India. Interpretation (SEG, USA), 9(1), T235–T252.
Sen, S., Abioui, M., Ganguli, S.S., Elsheikh, A., Debnath, A., Benssaou, M., Abdelhady, A. A., 2021. Petrophysical heterogeneity of the early Cretaceous Alamein dolomite reservoir from North Razzak oil field, Egypt integrating well logs, core measurements, and machine learning approach. Fuel, 306, 121698.
Ganguli, S.S., Sen, S., 2020. Investigation of present-day in-situ stresses and pore pressure in the south Cambay Basin, western India: Implications for drilling, reservoir development and fault reactivation. Marine & Petrol. Geol., 118,104422.
Baouche, R., Sen, S., Sadaoui, M., Boutaleb, K., Ganguli, S.S., 2020. Characterization of pore pressure, fracture pressure, shear failure and its implications for drilling, wellbore stability and completion design – A case study from the Takouazet field, Illizi Basin, Algeria. Marine & Petrol. Geol., 120, 104510.
Ganguli, S.S., Vedanti, N., Pandey, O.P., Dimri, V.P., 2018. Deep thermal regime, temperature induced over-pressured zone and implications for hydrocarbon potential in the Ankleshwar oil field, Cambay basin, India. Jour. of Asian Earth Sc., 161, 93-102.
Ganguli, S.S., Vedanti, N., Akervoll, I., and Dimri, V.P., 2016. Assessing the Feasibility of CO2-Enhanced Oil Recovery and Storage in Mature Oil Field: A Case Study from Cambay Basin. Jour. of Geol. Soc. of India, 88, 273-280.
Ganguli, S.S., Vedanti, N., and Dimri, V.P., 2016. 4D reservoir characterization using well log data for feasible CO2-enhanced oil recovery at Ankleshwar, Cambay Basin-a rock physics diagnostic and modeling approach. Jour. of Appl. Geophysics, 135, 111-121.
Ganguli, S.S., and Dimri, V.P. 2013. Interpretation of gravity data using eigenimage with Indian case study: A SVD approach. Journal of Applied Geophy., 95, 23-35 (Ranked 8th in the list of Science Direct TOP 25 most downloaded articles, 495 times downloaded in the year 2014).
Ganguli, S.S., 2017. Integrated Reservoir Studies for CO2-Enhanced Oil Recovery and Sequestration: Application to an Indian Mature Oil Field. Springer International Publishing AG, Germany, p.181, ISBN: 978-3-319-55842-4.
Anjali Dixit (as a Co-Supervisor)
Prime Minister's Research Fellows (PMRF), IIT Kanpur
Education: Ph.D. (Pursuing), M.Tech. in Geological Technology<
Ph.D., M.Sc. Tech
Scientist, CSIR-National Geophysical Research Institute Hyderabad, India (Dec 2021 – Continuing)
Inspire Faculty, Department of Earth Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur (http://www.iitk.ac.in/es/profile-shib-sankar-ganguli ), India (Jan 2017 – Nov 2018)
Research Associate, CSIR-National Geophysical Research Institute Hyderabad, India (May 2016 – Aug 2016)
Visiting Researcher, SINTEF Petroleum Research, Norway (Apr 2013 – Jul 2013)
Graduate, SEG/ExxonMobil Student Education Program (SEP)-2015, Prague, Czech Republic (Jul 2015)
Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG), USA
Indian National Young Academy of Sciences (INYAS)
Indian Geophysical Union (LM406), India