Osareni C Ogiesoba

Osareni C Ogiesoba
Research Associate Professor, Bureau of Economic Geology, Jackson School of Geosciences

Email: osareni.ogiesoba@beg.utexas.edu
Work: +1 512 471 6250
Office: BEG
Mailcode: E0630

Dr. Osareni (Chris) Ogiesoba is a Research Associate Professor with the Bureau of Economic Geology State of Texas Advanced Resource Recovery (STARR), Jackson School of Geosciences, The University of Texas at Austin, where he leads Seismic Diffraction Image Data interpretation and Seismic Multi-attribute-based rock property prediction. He pioneered the use of Seismic Multi-attributes analysis in the prediction of total organic carbon (TOC). Prior to joining the Bureau in 2007, Dr. Ogiesoba worked for Mobil for 19.5 years and was instrumental in the discovery of more than 1 billion bbls of oil. In 2003, he pioneered a prestack velocity ratios (Vp/Vs) extraction from Multi-component Converted Wave Seismic Data. He also developed a prestack method of simultaneously extracting anisotropic parameter ether and Vp/Vs from P-wave seismic data by combining Velocity Analysis and Seismic Inversion procedures.

His research focuses on Seismic Extraction of Rock Physical Properties for Reservoir Characterization, Seismic Processing and Interpretation, Prospect Generation, Depositional Systems and Vp/Vs Ratios Extraction. He holds a Ph.D. in Earth and Planetary Sciences from McGill University 2007, M.S. in Applied Seismology from University of Calgary 2004, M.S. in Geophysics from Imperial College London, UK 1983, and B.S. in Geology from University of Benin, Nigeria, 1979. He is a member of SEG and AAPG.

Areas of Expertise

Seismic interpretation of depositional systems, Seismic data processing, Multicomponent data processing and velocity ratios estimation for reservoir characterization, Seismic modeling, Seismic inversion, Diffraction imaging, Acreage evaluation and prospect generation, 3D seismic attributes-based rock property prediction in hydrothermal dolomite reservoirs.


Research Locations



Current Research Programs & Projects

Seismic Investigation of the Strawn Group, Eastern Shelf of the Midland Basin, King County, Northcentral Texas


Select Past Research

Diffraction imaging of polygonal faults within a submarine volcanic terrain, Maverick Basin, south Texas

Diffraction imaging of lithology and fluid saturation in fault zones within the Austin Chalk and Eagle Ford Shale, Maverick Basin, South Texas

Application of instantaneous-frequency attribute and gamma-ray wireline logs in the delineation of lithology in Serbin field located within the Campanian-aged Taylor Sandstone, Southeast Texas

Speaker Award - Austin Geological Society (2022 - 2022)

Speaker Award - San Antonio Geophysical Society (SAGS) (2013 - 2013)

Speaker Award - Gulf Coast Associatiation of Geological Societies (GCAGS) (2013 - 2013)

Speaker Award - American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) (2013 - 2013)

Speaker Award - American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) (2011 - 2011)

Reviewer Award - Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) (2009 - 2009)

Author Achievement Award - Bureau of Economic Geology, The University of Texas at Austin (2009 - 2022)

Howard Scholarship - McGill University (2006 - 2007)

Graduate Fellowship - McGill University (2004 - 2007)

Spot Award for Outstanding Performance - Mobil Oil Company (1994 - 1994)

Postgraduate Scholarship Award - Federal Government of Nigeria (1982 - 1983)

Academic Merit Award for Outstanding University Student: University of Benin - Federal Government of Nigeria (1977 - 1979)

PhD. External Examiner/Reviewer: Pre-stack Seismic Data Processing for Anisotropic and Lateral Heterogeneous Media, The University of Queensland, Australia (2018)

Session Chair for Event-picking and Reservoir Characterization, SEG 88th International Exposition and Annual Meeting, Anaheim California, October 17, 2018 (2018)

Reviewer: Formation microscanner providing better answer for carbonate secondary porosity in Alamein Dolomite Formation, NW Desert, Egypt: By Mohamed R. Shalaby, Nurhazwana Jumat, and MdAminul Islam., Geosciences, MDPI Publication (2018)

Reviewer: Feasibility study of SQp and SQs attributes application for facies classification: By Maman Hermana, Jia Qi Ngui, Chow Weng Sum, and Deva Prasad Ghosh., Geosciences, MDPI Publication (2018)

Reviewer: Diffraction enhancement through pre-image processing: Applications to field data, Sarawak Basin, East Malaysia: By Yasir Bashir, Deva Prasad Ghosh, Hammad Tarig Janjuah, and Chow Weng Sum, Geosciences, MDPI Publication (2018)

Deputy Associate Editor for Interpretation Journal, SEG-AAPG (2017)

Session Chair for Methods and Algorithms Session during SEG 87th Annual Convention in Houston, SEG Annual Convention in Houston, September 24-29, 2017 (2017)

Deputy Associate Editor for Interpretation Journal, SEG-AAPG (2016)

Reviewer: Automatic NMO Correction and Full Common Depth Point NMO Velocity Field Estimation in Anisotropic Media, Pure and Applied Geophysics (2016)

Session Judge for the Fracture characterization session during AAPG Annual Convention Meeting in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in May 2013, American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) Annual International Meeting in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania (2013)

Session Judge for the Seismic Processing Noise Attenuation (SPNA) Session, SEG Annual Convention Meeting in Houston, September 2013 (2013)

Reviewer: An Environmentally friendly Integrated Seismic Imaging for Coal Exploration in the Miocene Soma Basin, Western Turkey., International Journal of Oil, Gas, and Coal Technology (2013)

Reviewer: Assessing the seal competence of mass-transport deposits using seismic texture: A geophysical and petrophysical approach., American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) (2013)

SEG Key Contact for Seismic Processing: Noise Attenuation (SPNA), SEG Technical Committee for Abstracts Selection, Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) Annual International Meeting in San Antonio (2011)

Session Chair and a Judge at SEG Annual Meeting, SEG Technical Committee for Abstracts Selection, Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) Annual International Meeting in San Antonio (2011)

Session Judge at AAPG Annual International Meeting in Houston, American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) Annual International Meeting in Houston (2011)

Member of the Committee for Hosting Visiting Students, Committee for Hosting Visiting Students, Bureau of Economic Geology and Jackson School Institute of Geophysics, The University of Texas at Austin (2011)

Ogiesoba, O., Karakaya, S. & Cortez, T. (2023). Simultaneous seismic inversion study for channel sandstone identification, northern part of the Eastern Shelf, King County, North-Central Texas. Interpretation, 11(3), T593-T610. doi:.

Ogiesoba, O., Bhattacharya, S., Karakaya, S. & Cortez, T. (2023). Prestack seismic velocity ratio evaluation of a mixed siliciclastic–carbonate formation: case study from the Strawn Group on the Eastern Shelf Texas. Energies, 16(4, 2037), 1-24. doi:.

Karakaya, S., Ogiesoba, O., Bhattacharya, S. & Olariu, C. (2023). Generating 3D lithology probability volumes using poststack inversion, probability neural networks, and Bayesian classification: A case study from the mixed carbonate siliciclastic deposits of the Cisco Group of the Eastern Shelf of the Permian Basin, North-Central Texas. Geophysics, 89(2), 1-61. doi:.

Ogiesoba, O. & Zeng, H. (2022). Identification of sandstone-rich zones in upper bathyal, deep water environment on south Texas Gulf Coas. Interpretation, 10(2), T265-T278. doi:.

Current and past graduate students’ projects include:

Lithofacies distribution in a mixed carbonate and siliciclastic systems of the Eastern Shelf of the Permian Basin, using Machine learning, artificial neural network and Bayesian classification.

Depositional systems analysis of the Lower Miocene interval in Refugio County, Western Gulf of Mexico Basin using seismic geomorphology.

Anisotropic-based fracture characterization of a carbonate reservoir in Saudi Arabia.

Effects of anisotropic variations on seismic response in the Woodford Shale, Delaware Basin, West Texas.

Model-based poststack seismic inversion characterization of mixed carbonate and siliciclastic deposits of the Cisco Group, Eastern Shelf of the Permian Basin, King County, North-Central Texas


Graduate Students

Sarp Karakaya (Co-supervisor)
"Some people see just another international student; what I see is someone brave enough to leave everything and everyone they know behind. Someone adventurous enough to pack their lives into a handful of suitcases and go on a plane with a one-way ticket. Someone confident enough to travel across the globe to go to a place they may have never...

Angela Eluwa, M.S., 2015 (Co-supervisor)
JSG

Mohammed Alhussain, Ph.D., 2013 (Co-supervisor)
JSG

Na Shan, M.S., 2010 (Committee Member)
JSG


Seismic reservoir characterization of the Strawn Group, Northern part of the Eastern Shelf, King County, North-Central Texas, SEG-AAPG, presented at 3rd International Meeting for Applied Geosciences and Energy, Houston (2023)

Magma intrusion pathways and seismic attributes characterization of the volcanic tuff in Elaine, Thrall, and Marcelina Creek Fields, in South Central Texas, The State of Texas Advanced resource Recovery Projects (STARR) Volcanic Core Workshop, Austin, Texas (2023)

A Systematic Approach to Identifying Hydrocarbon Sweet Spots Using Integrated Seismic Multiattribute, Wireline-Log, and Core Analyses: Case Study from the Upper Cretaceous Taylor Serbin Field, Southeast Texas, Austin Geological Society, Austin (2022)

Simultaneous seismic inversion study of the northern part of the Eastern Shelf, King County, Central Texas, Fort Worth Geological Society, AAPG SWS, Houston, Texas (2021)

Diapiric Shale, Coast-Orthogonal and Coast-Parallel Faults, observed in the Vicinity of the San Marcos Arch, Refugio and Calhoun Counties, South Texas Gulf Coast, Corpus Christi Geological Society (CCGS), Corpus Christi (2020)

Comparison of Structural Styles Observed in Upper Eocene (Jackson Group) and Oligocene (Vicksburg Group) Strata within the Rio Grande and Houston Embayments Southwest and Northeast of the San Marcos Arch, Refugio and Calhoun Counties, South Texas Gulf Coa, Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies and Gulf Coast Section SEPM, Houston, Texas (2019)

Application of Instantaneous Frequency Attributes and Gamma-Ray Wireline Logs in the Delineation of Lithology in Serbin Field, Southeast Texas: A Case Study, Society of Exploration Geophysicists SEG), Anaheim, California (2018)

Structural Styles of Eocene-Jackson and Oligocene-Vicksburg Formations within the Rio Grande and Houston Embayments near the San Marcos Arch, in Refugio and Calhoun Counties, South Texas Gulf Coast, Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies and Gulf Coast Section SEPM, Shreveport, Louisiana (2018)

Seismic attributes investigation of depositional environments and hydrocarbon sweet-spot distribution in Serbin field, Taylor group, Central Texas, Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG), Houston, Texas (2017)

Seismic multiattribute analysis for shale gas/oil within the Austin Chalk and Eagle Ford Shale in a submarine volcanic terrain, Maverick Basin, South Texas, Sanchez Oil and Gas Corporation, Houston, Texas (2016)

Seismic diffraction imaging of lithology in fault zones and hydrocarbon sweet spots within the Austin Chalk and Eagle Ford Shale, Maverick Basin, South Texas, Unconventional Resources Technology (URTec) Conference, San Antonio, Texas (2016)

Application of thin-bed indicator and sweetness attribute in the evaluation of sediment composition and depositional geometry in coast-perpendicular subbasins, South Texas Gulf Coast, AAPG Annual Conference & Exhibition, Calgary, Alberta, Canada (2016)

Application of the instantaneous quality factor (Q) in the characterization of the Austin Chalk and Eagle Ford Shale, South Texas, Inaugural AAPG Unconventional Update, Austin, Texas (2015)

Diffraction imaging of lithology and fluid saturation in fault zones within the Austin Chalk and Eagle Ford Shale, Maverick Basin, South Texas, Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) International Exposition and 85th Annual Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana (2015)

Diffraction imaging of fault zones within the Austin Chalk and Eagle Ford Shale, Maverick Basin, South Texas:, AAPG GeoScience Technology Workshop (GTW) Fourth Annual Eagle Ford Shale, San Antonio, Texas (2015)

Seismic multiattribute analysis for shale gas/oil within the Austin Chalk and Eagle Ford Shale in a submarine volcanic terrain, Maverick Basin, South Texas, AAPG/STGS Eagle Ford plus Adjacent Plays & Extensions Geoscience and Technology Workshop, San Antonio, Texas (2014)

3D Seismic visualization of minibasins controlled by shale tectonics in the Frio Formation, South Texas Gulf Coast, Gulf Coast Associatiation of Geological Societies (GCAGS) Annual Convention Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana (2013)

Velocity errors in migration, The University of Texas Geophysical Research Seminar, Jackson School of Geosciences, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas (2013)

Applications of the instantaneous quality factor (Q) attribute in hydrocarbon exploration, The University of Texas Geophysical Research Seminar, Jackson School of Geosciences, The University of Texas, Austin, Texas (2013)

Seismic inversion for shale gas/oil within the Austin Chalk and Eagle Ford Shale in a submarine volcanic terrain, Maverick Basin, South Texas, American Association of Petroleum Geologists 2013 Annual Convention and Exhibition, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (2013)

Seismic inversion for shale gas/oil within the Austin Chalk and Eagle Ford Shale in a submarine volcanic terrain, Maverick Basin, South Texas, San Antonio Geophysical Society (SAGS), San Antonio, Texas (2013)

Orientations of shale diapirs and minibasins within the Frio Formation, Gulf of Mexico, The University of Texas Geophysical Research Seminar, Jackson School of Geosciences, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas (2013)

Seismic inversion for shale gas/oil in the Austin Chalk and Eagle Ford Shale in a submarine volcanic terrain, Maverick Basin, South Texas, Researchers at the Bureau of Economic Geology, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas (2012)

Seismic-attribute characterization of the Eagle Ford Shale, Dimmit County, South Texas, American Association of Petroleum Geologists Annual Convention and Exhibition, Long Beach, California (2012)

Seismic velocities and geopressure prediction, The University of Texas Geophysical Research Seminar, Jackson School of Geosciences, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas (2011)

An investigation of the petrophysical and acoustic properties of mass-transport sediments within the Oligocene Frio Formation, South Texas Gulf Coast, American Association of Petroleum Geologists Annual Convention and Exhibition, Making the Next Giant Leap in Geosciences, Houston, Texas (2011)

Value of 3D Seismic in the Eagle Ford, Dimmit County, South Texas, Bureau of Economic Geology (BEG) Mudrock Systems Research Laboratory, Austin, Texas (2011)

Measurement and identification of 3-D coherent noise generated from irregular surface carbonates, Bureau of Economic Geology and The Institute for Geophysics, Jackson School of Geosciences Geophysics Research Seminar, Austin, Texas (2011)

Seismic attribute characterization of the Eagle Ford Shale, Dimmit County, South Texas, Bureau of Economic Geology (BEG) Mudrock Systems Research Laboratory, Austin, Texas (2010)

Understanding lithologic significance of amplitude envelope and acoustic impedance within Oligocene and Miocene strata, South Texas Gulf Coast, AAPG, presented at AAPG Annual Convention and Exhibition, New Orleans, Louisiana (2010)

Understanding lithologic significance of amplitude envelope within Oligocene and Miocene Strata, South Gulf Coast, Geophysical Group, Jackson School Institute for Geophysics, The University of Texas at Austi, Austin, Texas (2009)

Amplitude envelope and fault zone reflection phenomenon, Geophysical Group, Jackson School Institute for Geophysics, The University of Texas at Austi, Austin, Texas (2009)

Seismic interpretation of mass-moved sediments within the upper Oligocene Frio Formation, South Texas Gulf Coast, American Association of Petroleum Geologists Annual Convention, Houston, Texas (2009)

Prestack velocity ratio scanning from PS-wave data, Geophysical Group, Jackson School Institute for Geophysics, The University of Texas at Austi, Austin, Texas (2009)

Seismic imaging of large channels in the Miocene interval, South Texas Gulf Coast, Geophysical Group, Jackson School Institute for Geophysics, The University of Texas at Austi, Austin, Texas (2008)

Fault imaging in hydrothermal dolomite reservoirs: A case study, Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) Development and Production Forum, Austin, Texas (2008)

Fault controlled porosity within a Trenton-Black River hydrothermal dolomite reservoir, Essex County, Southern Ontario, American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) 72nd Annual International Meeting, Calgary, Alberta, Canada (2005)

Prestack Vp/Vs scanning and automatic PS-to-PP time mapping using multicomponent seismic data, Canadian Society of Exploration Geophysicists (CSEG) Annual Meeting, Calgary, Alberta, Canada (2004)

Vp/Vs from multicomponent seismic data and automatic PS to PP time mapping, Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) 73rd Annual International Meeting, Dallas, Texas (2003)