Sarp Karakaya

Sarp  Karakaya
B.S., Geological Engineering, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey, 2008
M.S., Geological Sciences, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, 2012


Committee Members

Thesis Project: Constraining and quantifying depositional controls on mixed carbonate & siliciclastic sequence stratigraphy of the Eastern Shelf of the Permian Basin and reservoir modeling using 3D seismic interpretation, well log interpretation, seismic inversion, core analysis, and machine learning applications

o Interpreted a 3D seismic volume and well logs in the Eastern Shelf of the Permian Basin
o Wrote a Python script for automated lithology interpretation using well logs & deterministic matrix inversion
o Performed model-based post-stack seismic inversion and generated a Neutron Porosity volume using neural networks
o Generated lithology distribution and lithology probability volumes using geostatistical methods
o Examined spatial and temporal lithology distribution within mixed carbonate & siliciclastic depositional system tracts
o Documented the change in lithology composition from fluvial deposits to deep-water basin-floor fans of the system
o Investigated the influence of reactivated-basement faults on the stratigraphic architecture of the Eastern Shelf

SEG Technical Program Registration Grant - SEG (2022)

R. Randy Ray Memorial Grant - AAPG Grants-in-Aid (2021)

Graduate School of New Brunswick Special Study Award - Rutgers University (2011)

Graduate Study Fellowship - Turkish Petroleum Corporation (2009 - 2012)