Dr. Shib Sankar Ganguli

Senior Scientist , Controlled Source Seismics and Gas Hydrates

Dr. Shib Sankar Ganguli


Academic Identity


Reservoir Characterization, Seismic,Geophysical modeling and inversion

Research Area

Dr. Shib Sankar Ganguli is a 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 - 35) in the leading international journals with quite a substantial amount of time as Lead author, and 3 books published by Elsevier and Springer International, exemplify his outstanding research capabilities. His research interests are not limited to but include the development and application of modern methods (incl. AI/ML) for reservoir characterization, seismic, geophysical modeling, simulation and inversion, and 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 (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.,  Geophy. Props., Interpretation, Scientific Rep., J. App. Geo., Intl. Jour. of Multiphase Flow, Jour. of Nat. Gas Sc. & Engg., 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.