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About Subhashis Mallick

I have been working on various aspects of computational seismology including seismic modeling, seismic inversion, and seismic anisotropy. In my long career in the oil and gas industry, I have been actively involved in developing seismic modeling and inversion methodologies and applying them in solving real problems such as characterization of oil and gas reservoirs, characterization of gas-hydrates, and identification of drilling hazards. I am really excited to be at the University of Wyoming where I can now expand my research interests in collaboration with other colleagues in the department, post-docotral associates, and with new graduate and undergraduate students.
As global energy demands increase, oil and gas prices are setting record highs, and global warming is becoming a serious issue. Geophysical exploration now faces new challenges. It is not only important to find new reserves, but it is also important to use geophysical tools to monitor the evolution of existing reserves over time. In addition, to fight global warming, new initiatives of injecting (sequestering) carbon dioxide (CO2) into depleted reservoirs and aquifers are now being investigated. Such an initiative requires constant monitoring of the sequestrated formations using geophysical methods to make sure that the CO2 is in place and does not disturb the geological integrity of surrounding rock formations. Both in the exploration of new reserves and in the monitoring of existing CO2 sequestrated reservoirs and aquifers to reduce global warming, earth sciences will play the leading role—combining seismic, electromagnetic, and potential field data with local and regional geology and rock physics to produce detailed reservoir maps. Such an effort requires an inversion methodology that effortlessly combines a multitude of data types. My research interests are primarily centered on these challenges. In collaboration with my colleague Po Chen, we have recently purchased a state-of-the-art Linux cluster that is going to be the primary tool for this challenging research on computational and exploration geosciences.


Present SER Professor of Geology and Geophysics, University of Wyoming


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