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Dr Shib Sankar Ganguli

Applied Geophysics

Indian Institute of Technology



Dr Shib Sankar Ganguli received his Master’s degree in Applied Geophysics (2011) from the Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad, and his PhD in Geophysics (2016) from the Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research (AcSIR) implemented at the National Geophysical Research Institute (NGRI), India. He was the first person in India to complete a PhD thesis on CO2-EOR and its sequestration in Indian mature oil fields, and based on his notable contribution, he has been conferred with the 'Springer Outstanding Thesis Prize' for 2017 by Springer International Publishers.

At present, he is working as Inspire Faculty in the Department of Earth Sciences at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur after receiving the highly competitive and prestigious “DST Inspire Faculty” award from the Indian Department of Science and Technology. He was previously a Visiting Researcher at SINTEF Petroleum Research, Norway, and successfully completed the SEG/ExxonMobil Student Education Program (SEP) graduate program, held in Prague, Czech Republic, in 2015.

He has undertaken various training programs run by reputed oil and gas industries and research institutes including Schlumberger, ExxonMobil, Ikon Science (UK), ONGC, SEG and SINTEF Petroleum Research. He is a reviewer for many leading journals such as Geophysics, Geophysical Prospecting, the Journal of Applied Geophysics, and IET, and is an active member of many reputed professional geophysical and earth science societies including the SEG, the Society of Petroleum Geophysicists (SPG), the EAGE, the AAPG, and a life member of the Indian Geophysical Union.

His research contributions to the understanding of earth system sciences have mainly focused on the integration of various geophysical and other relevant data for numerical, observational and interpretational work. He has significantly contributed to the research of CO2-enhanced oil recovery (EOR) and its geological sequestration in Indian mature oil fields (Journal of Applied Geophysics, 2016), the analysis of the source characteristics of 53 earthquakes in and around the Indian subcontinent (BSSA, 2016), the development of the modified Wiener filter with the aim to process the stationary as well as non-stationary geophysical data (Geophysical Prospecting, 2016), and the development of an interpretation technique based on SVD and multi-fractal methods to investigate the gravity data in terms of eigen image characteristics (Journal of Applied Geophysics, 2013).

Shib's research interests includes the development and application of modern methods to geophysical data, reservoir characterization, numerical modeling and simulation, geophysical inversion, and rock physics.