The EDGER Team

 

Dr. Mrinal K. SenDr. Mrinal K. Sen

EDGER Forum, Principal Investigator
Professor and Jackson Chair in Applied Seismology
UTIG & DGS

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Kyle SpikesKyle T. Spikes
EDGER Forum, Co-Principal Investigator
Assistant Professor, Geophysics
DGS

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Dr. Robert H. TathamDr. Robert H. Tatham
EDGER Forum Advisor
Professor Emeritus
DGS

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Margo GraceMargo C. Grace
EDGER Forum Coordinator

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Thomas E. HessThomas E. Hess
Seismic Applications Software Manager

 

 

 

 

Effie Jarrett

Other Faculty & Researchers
Other geophysicists throughout the University (including UT’s Institute of Geophysics, the Bureau of Economic Geology as well as other UT entities such as the Texas Institute for Computational and Applied Mathematics as well as theDepartment of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering), work with graduate students and faculty members in Exploration Geophysics.

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Badr Alulaiw
MS Geophysics from Curtin University in Australia, 2010
Advisor: Sen, Ent Fall 2014
TBD

 

 

Anthony Barone
BS, University of Texas at Austin
Advisor: Sen
Ent. Fall ‘14, MS
TBD

 

 

BeiPan_Profile-webPan Bei
visiting student from China
Current PhD Student China University of Geosciences
Advisor: Sen, Ent Fall 2014
TBD

 

 

ReetamBiswa_Profile-webReetam Biswas
MS Indian Inst. of Technology 2012
Advisor: Sen Ent. Fall 2014
TBD

 

 

BarryBorgman_Profile-webBarry Borgman
University of Houston
Advisor: Dr. Kyle Spikes
Ent. Fall 2014 MS
TBD

 

 

Elliot Dahl
BS Engineering Physics & MS Applied Mathematics, Royal Institute of Technology, KTH Sweden
Advisor: Spikes
Ent. Fall ‘13, PhD
TBD

 

 

Debanjan Datta
MS Geophysics, Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad
Advisor: Sen
Ent. Fall ‘13, PhD
TBD

 

 

Han Liu
BS Geology & Geophysics, Universtiy of Missouri. ’12
Advisors: Sen/Spikes
Ent. Fall ‘12, PhD
Numerical Modeling of Complex Pore Shapes

 

 

Qi Ren
BS Applied Physics, University of Science and Technology of China’10
Advisors: Sen/Spikes
Ent. Fall ‘12, PhD
Rock Properties Modeling and Inversion for Unconventional Reservoir

 

 

DavidTang_Profile-webDavid Tang
BA Geophysics, University of California, Berkeley
MS Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of California, Berkeley
Advisor: Spikes
Ent. Fall ’14, PhD
TBD

 

 

Andrew Yanke
B.S. Geophysics & Geophysical Engineering + Geology Minor, Colorado School of Mines Golden, CO
Ent. Fall ’14, M.S. Geophysics
Advisor: Dr. Kyle Spikes
Rock physics modeling, inversion, and application to seismic analyses

 

 

Zeyu Zhao
BS University of Petroleum in China,
Advisor: Sen
Ent. Fall ‘11, PhD
Sub-basalt Imaging with Wide-aperture Seismic Data

 

 

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GRADUATE STUDENTS
Alumni since 1999, with a Focus in Exploration Geophysics

 

Patrick Gustie
MS Geophysics, UT Austin, Dec ’14
Advisor: Tatham
Identifying Seismic Attributes to Estimate Vertical Transverse Isotropy
Currently Employed by: ExxonMobil

 

 

Russell Carter
PhD Geophysics, UT Austin, Dec ’14
Advisor: Spikes
Reservoir characterization for carbon sequestration
Currently Employed by: ConocoPhillips (Alaska)

 

 

Sarah Coyle
MS Geophysics, UT Austin, Aug ’14
Advisor: Spikes
Inversion of Seismic Data with and without Rock Typing
Currently Employed by: Chevron

 

 

Jacqueline Maleski
MS Geophysics, UT Austin, May ’14
Advisor: Tatham
Modeling Dispersion Effects in the Seismic Bandwith
Currently Employed by: ConocoPhillips

 

 

Lauren Becker
MS Geophysics, UT Austin, May ’14
Advisor: Spikes
Finite-element Simulations of Fracture Networks
Currently Employed by: BP

 

 

Makoto Sadahiro
MS Geophysics, UT Austin, May ’14
Advisor: Stoffa & Tatham
Processing Algorithm Development
Currently Employed by: Halliburton (Denver)

 

 

Meijuan Jiang
PhD Geophysics, UT Austin, May ’14
Advisor: Spikes
Pore-stiffness, aspect ratio and composition effects on rock-physics modeling in the Haynesville Shale
Currently Employed by: Shell (New Orleans)

 

 

Terence Campbell
PhD Geophysics, UT Austin, Dec ’13
Advisors: Tatham / Sen
Corrections for distortion polarization in reflected shearwave for isotropic and anisotropic medium
Currently Employed by: ConocoPhillips

 

 

Yang Xue
PhD Geophysics, UT Austin, Dec ’13
Advisor: Sen
Baysian inversion of land multicomponent data
Currently Employed by: Shell

 

 

Sharif Morshed
MS Geophysics,UT Austin, Dec ’13
Advisor: Tatham
Characterization of the Marcellus Shale
Currently Employed by: Task Fronterra Geosciences (Houston)

 

 

Mohammed Alhussain
PhD Geophysics, UT Austin, May ’13
Advisor: Sen
Frequency dependent anisotropy
Currently Employed by: Saudi Aramco

Kumar Das
MS Geophysics,UT Austin, May ’13
Advisor: Sen
Joint Inversion of Seismic and Gravity data for determination of Shiva Crater, India
TBD

Yi Tao
PhD Geophysics, UT Austin, Dec ’12
Advisor: Sen
Seismic interferometry and inversion
Currently Employed by: ConocoPhillips

Engin Alkan
PhD Geophysics, UT Austin, Dec ’12 & MS Geophysics, UT Austin, Aug ’07
Advisor: Hardage
Ent. Fall ‘10, PhD (Candidate)
Elastic Seismic Stratigraphy
Currently Employed by: Shell

Alexander Lamb
MS Geophysics, UT Austin, May ‘12
Advisor: Tatham
Characterization of Woodford Shale
Exploration Geophysics Fellowship (‘10)
Currently Employed by: Devon

Kwon Taek Oh
MS Geophysics, UT Austin, May ‘12
Advisor: Spikes
Rock physics description of Shale Gas ‘Reservoir’
Currently Employed by: KOGAS

Son Phan
MS Geophysics, UT Austin, Aug ‘11
Advisor: Sen
Uncertainty in reservoir parameter estimation
Currently Employed by: Bien Dong Petroleum Operating Company, Vietnam

Corey Joy
MS Geophysics, UT Austin, Aug ‘11
Advisor: Sen
Effective medium modeling of carbon sequestered reservoirs
Exploration Geophysics Fellowship (‘09)

Currently Employed by: BP

William Burnett
PhD Geophysics, UT-Austin, May ’11
Advisors: Stoffa / Fomel
A General Transform for Reversible Seismic Data Processing by Nonstationary Filtering
Exploration Geophysics Fellowship (‘05)
Currently Employed by: ExxonMobil

Alireza Shahin
PhD Geophysics, UT Austin, Jan ’11
Advisors: Stoffa / Tatham
Time Lapse Seismic Response to Production
Currently Employed by: BP (Houston)

Na Shan
MS Geophysics, UT Austin, Dec ’10
Advisor: Tatham
Seismic characterization of shale in research plays with multi-component data
Currently Employed by: Shell (New Orleans)

Diego Valentin
MS Geophysics, UT Austin, Aug ’10
Advisor: Tatham
Bossier Reservoir characterization with multi-component VSP and surface seismic data
Currently Employed by: Gran Tierra Energy (Bogotá)


Fang (Fiona) Ye
MS Geophysics, UT Austin, May ’10
Advisor: Tatham
Fracture Estimation in the Bakken Shale from 3C-3D data
Currently Employed by: BP (Houston)

Chunlei Chu
PhD Geophysics, UT Austin, Dec ’09
MS, UT Austin ‘07
Advisor: Stoffa
Application of Variable Grid Finite Differences to Seismic Imaging an Modeling
Currently Employed by: ConocoPhillips (Houston)

Jeffrey Kao
MS Geophysics, UT Austin, Dec ’09 & BS Geophysics, UT Austin, Dec ‘05
Advisor: Tatham
Application of Variable Grid Finite Differences to Seismic Imaging an Modeling
Currently Employed by: Nexen (Dallas)

Jonas de Basabe
PhD (CAM) completed in May ’09; UTIG Fellow ’09-’10
Advisors: Sen / Wheeler
Numerical Simulation of Elastic Wave Propagation
UTIG Fellow
Currently Employed by: CICESE (Ensenada)

Samik Sil
PhD Geophysics, UT Austin, May ’09
Advisor: Sen
Two-way travel time analysis for seismic reservoir characterization
Currently Employed by: ConocoPhillips (Houston)

Anisa Perez
MS Geophysics, UT Austin, May ’09
Advisor: Tatham / Ferguson
Hybrid Gathers for Imaging and Processing to separate effects
of structure and anisotropy
Exploration Geophysics Fellowship (’06)

Currently Employed by: ConocoPhillips (Houston)

Chaoshun Hu
PhD Geophysics, UT Austin Dec ’08
Advisor: Stoffa / McIntosh
OBS and MCS Data Analysis for TAIGER Project, Offshore Japan
Currently Employed by: Chevron (San Ramon)

Daniel Smith
MS Geophysics, UT Austin, Aug ’08
Advisor: Sen
Seismic Trace Regularization and Datuming
Currently Employed by: Hess (Houston)

Tiancong Hong
PhD Geophysics, UT Austin, Aug ’08
Advisor: Sen
MCMC Algorithm, Integrated 4D Seismic Res. Char. and Uncertainty Analysis in a Bayesian Framework
Currently Employed by: ExxonMobil (Houston)

Ali Al-Jadhar
MS Geophysics, UT Austin, Aug ’08
Advisor: Stoffa
Prestack modeling of carbonate reservoirs
Saudi Aramco Scholar
Currently Employed by: Saudi Aramco (Dharan)

Abdulaziz Al-Muhadib
MS Geophysics, UT Austin, Aug ’08
Advisor: Sen/Tatham
Post-stack inversion for porosity estimation of carbonate reservoirs
Saudi Aramco Scholar
Currently PhD Student at MIT

Sanjay Sood
MS Geophysics, UT Austin, Dec ’07
Advisor: Sen/van Avendonk
Estimation of Q from seismic refractions data
Currently Employed by: ConocoPhillips (Houston)

Patricia Yu
MS Geophysics, UT Austin, Dec ’07
Advisor: Ferguson
Amplitude Preservation In Processing and Imaging of Seismic Data
Exploration Geophysics Fellowship (02′)
Currently Employed by: Shell (Houston)

Emily Pangborn
MS Geophysics, UT Austin, Dec ’07
Advisor: Bangs/Tatham
Thrust Fault from 3D Seismic: Nankai Subduction Zone, Japan
ConocoPhillips Fellowship, ’05
Currently Employed by: Chevron (Houston)

Nedra Bonal
PhD, UT Austin, Dec ’07
Advisor: Wilson
Fracture Characterization: Studies of Seismic Anisotropy and Trace Imaging with GPR
Currently Employed by: Sandia National Laboratory (Alburquerque)

Engin Alkan
MS Geophysics, UT Austin, Aug ’07
Advisor: Hardage
Acquisition Design of 3D Multi-component surveys on land
Turkish National Oil Co. Scholar
Currently working with Dr. Hardage at UTIG

William Burnett
MS Geophysics, UT Austin May ’07
Advisor: Ferguson
A General Transform for Reversible Seismic Data Processing
Exploration Geophysics Fellowship, ‘05
Currently PhD Student at UT Austin

Reeshidev Bansal
PhD Geophysics, UT Austin, May ’07
Advisor: Sen
Seismic Characterization of Naturally Fractured Reservoirs
Currently Employed by: ExxonMobil (Houston)

Samarjit Chakraborty
MS Geophysics, UT Austin, May ’07
Advisor: Ferguson
An Int. Geologic Model of the Valhall Oil Field for Simulation of Fluid Flow & Seismic Response
Currently Empolyed by: BP (Houston)

Christopher Sine
MS, UT Austin, May ’07
Advisor: Grand
Tomographic Velocity int. of the Upper Mantle, Colo Plateau
Exploration Geophysics Fellowship, ’04
Currently Employed by: Occidental (Bakersfield)

Kevin Bain
MS Geophysics, UT Austin, May ’07
Advisor: Tatham
Sensitivity of AVA Reflectivity to Fluid Hydrocarbon Properties in Porous Media
Currently PhD Student in Physics, UT-Austin

G. Russell Young
MS Geophysics, UT Austin May ’07
Advisor: Sen
Effective Porosity Estimation from 3D Seismic: Marco Polo Field
ConocoPhillips Fellowship (’04)
Currently Employed by: ExxonMobil (Houston)

Kathryn Young
MS Geophysics, UT Austin Dec ’06
Advisor: Tatham
False ‘Bright Spots’ & Discriminating Gas and Brine using AVO
Fullbright Scholar

Currently Employed by: EOG Resources (Houston)

Matt McDonald
MS Geophysics, UT Austin Dec ’06
Advisor: Tatham/Gulick
The Chicxulub impact crater and oblique impact
Currently PhD Student at University of Wyoming

Eric Lyons
MS Geophysics, UT Austin Dec ’06
Advisor: Tatham
Polarization Distortion of Shear Waves in Isotropic Media
ConocoPhillips Fellowship, ’03

Currently Employed by: BP (Houston)

Jason Gumble
PhD Geophysics, UT Austin Dec ’06
Advisor: Tatham
Anisotropic analysis of 3C data for OBC & comparison to 9C
Exploration Geophysics Fellowship, ‘00
ACS-PRF Funded Dissertation

Currently Employed by: Cimarex (Denver)

Chandan Kumar
PhD Geophysics, UT Austin Dec ’06
Advisor: Ferguson/Sen
Parameter Inversion for Seismic Anisotropy
Currently Employed by: BP (Houston)

Kimberly Kumar
MS Geophysics, UT Austin May ’06
Advisor: Ferguson
Pore Pressure Prediction Offshore Trinidad
BP Scholar

Currently Employed by: BP (Trinidad)

Sharon Goehring
MS Geophysics, UT Austin Dec ’05
Advisor: Tatham
Seismic AVO Response to Variations in SS Reservoir Properties
Exploraition Geophysics Fellowship, ‘03

Currently Employed by: ConocoPhillips (Houston)

Dhananjay Kumar
PhD Geophysics, UT Austin May ’05
Advisor: Sen/Stoffa
Analysis of multicomponent seismic data from the Hydrate Ridge, offshore Oregon
Currently Employed by: Chevron (Houston)

Carmen Gomez
MS Geophysics, UT Austin May ’05
Advisor: Tatham
Sensitivity of P-P, SH-SH and P-SV seismic refelctivity to partial gas saturation
PhD Standford

Jason Stine
MS Geophysics, UT Austin May ’04
Advisor: Tatham
Sensitivity of AVO reflectivity to fluid properties in porous media
Teaching in Austin

Matthew Morris
MS Geophysics, UT Austin May ’03
Advisor: Tatham
Analysis on P-P and P-SV AVO response
Exploration Geophysics Fellowship ‘01

Currently Employed by: Anadarko (Houston)

Chengshu Wang
PhD Geophysics, UT Austin June ’03
Advisor: Sen/Tatham
Inversion of P-P and P-SV data, separate density effect gas hydrates. (BSR)
Returned to China (PRC)

Patricia Montoya
PhD Geophysics, UT Austin, May ’06 & MS Geophysics, UT Austin, Dec ’02
Advisor: Fisher/Tatham
Characterization of a fractured SS reservoir from core to 3D seismic analysis in E. Maturin Basin, Ven.
PhD, UT Austin

Fernando Cerda
MS Geophysics, UT Austin, Dec ’01
Advisor: Fisher/Tatham
Teal South project: Compare Vp/Vs from shear (P-SV) & interpretation with AVO results
Currently Employed by: WesternGeco (Houston)

Chau Ao
MS Geophysics, NTNU ’01
Advisor: Tatham
Compare Vp/Vs interpretation between SH-SH and P-SV data
Currently Employed by: StatOil (Stavanger)

Helena Zirczy
MS Geophysics, UTAustin, Aug ’00
Advisor: Tatham
Multicomponent Seismic Interp. of the Second Wind Field, Kiowa and Cheyenne Counties, Colorado
Currently Employed by: Shell (New Orleans)

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