Athma R BhandariResearch Associate, Institute for Geophysics, Jackson School of Geosciences
I work for the UT Geofluids. 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 main research interests lie in experimental geomechanics. I examine the underlying mechanics of observed macro-scale behavior of geomaterials. In my current research, I measure shale permeability under reservoir pore and confining pressure conditions. It aims to predict porosity and permeability behavior in shales through the production life cycle.
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