Student Profile

Jackson School of Geosciences

Menal Gupta

Menal  Gupta
Ph.D., Geophysics, The University of Texas at Austin, expected 2017
M.S., Exploration Geophysics, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, 2009

Mobile: 512-201-3684


Committee Members

For my PhD work, I use multi-component seismic data to understand the angle dependent reflectivity of different pure and converted Shear-wave modes and its linkage to subsurface fractures and their properties. My research also includes extracting and analyzing direct S-wave modes like S-S and Sv-P generated by conventional P-wave sources to testing their feasibility as a viable S-wave data that provide a low cost alternative to shear wave seismic acquisition surveys.

Previously, I have been worked in different roles as exploration, development, production, and research geophysicist for both integrated and independent oil and gas companies. Some of the key projects I delivered include: 2D/3D structural interpretation, velocity modeling, AVO, rock & fluid physics, 4D seismic interpretation, pressure and saturation decoupling, multi-component seismic analysis, seismic inversion, characterization of clastic and carbonate sedimentary systems, sequence stratigraphic analysis, play analysis, and petroleum systems analyses.

Marshall Endowed Presidential Scholarship - UT Austin (2015)

SEG/ Anadarko Scholarship - SEG Foundation (2014 - 2016)

SEG/ ExxonMobil Travel Grant - SEG Foundation (2014 - 2016)

Winner, Gulf Coast Challenge Bowl - SEG (2013)

Best Graduate Resume Award - Jackson School of Geoscience (2013)

ExxonMobil Science Grant - ExxonMobil Exploration Company (2012 - 2013)

Cairn Award For Technical Excellence - Cairn Energy India Pty Ltd (2012)

HSE Champion - Cairn Energy India Pty Ltd (2010)