Athma R BhandariResearch Associate, Institute for Geophysics, Jackson School of Geosciences
I earned my Ph.D. (Geomechanics and Geotechnical Engineering) from University of Southampton, M. Eng degree in Civil Engineering (Applied and Rock Mechanics) from the University of Tokyo, and B. E. degree in Civil Engineering from Tribhuvan University, Nepal.
My research aims to advance our understanding of deformation and fluid flow behavior in porous media. I develop novel laboratory measurement techniques and experimental methodologies. In my current research, I measure mudrocks (shales) porosity and permeability under reservoir pore and confining pressure conditions to predict their behavior through production life cycle and help inform optimal production strategies for shale reservoirs.
Current Research Programs & Projects
The Effective Stress Law for Permeability During Pore Pressure and Confining Pressure Cycling of Shale
SUTUR 2: Multi - faceted study of water cut in the Permian Wolfcamp in the Delaware Basin, West Texas
Select Past Research
Mass Transport in Gas Shales