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

"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 been before to live, study, and start a whole new chapter in their life." (Anonymous)

Professional Summary:
PhD candidate at Jackson School of Geological Sciences at the University of Texas at Austin with seven years of oil industry experience in Turkish Petroleum Corporation and an M.Sc. in Geology from Rutgers University. Evaluated multiple deep-sea depositional systems with significant commercial potential. Has extensive experience in generating prospects using 2D / 3D seismic interpretation, seismic attribute analysis, well log interpretation, machine learning applications, and the integration of geological & geophysical data

Constraining and quantifying depositional controls on mixed carbonate & siliciclastic sequence stratigraphy of the Eastern Shelf of the Permian Basin and reservoir characterization using 3D seismic interpretation, well log interpretation, core analysis, and machine learning applications.
My research is funded by STARR Group (State of Texas Advanced Oil and Gas Resource Recovery) in Bureau of Economic Geology

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)