Faculty

DR. SATISH KUMAR SINHA

Ph.D. (University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK, USA)
Associate Professor (Geophysics)

Contact Nos: +91-9453045135, +91-535-2704226
Email:
ssinha@rgipt.ac.in , Satish.Sinha@gmail.com

EDUCATION

Ph.D. (Geophysics) – 2006 – University of Oklahoma, USA
M.S. (Geophysics) – 2002 – University of Oklahoma, USA
Integrated M.Sc. (Applied Geology) – 1998 – IIT Kharagpur, India

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Mar 2015 – Present Associate Professor, Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology, Rae Bareli
Aug 2010 – Feb 2015 Assistant Professor, Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology, Rae Bareli
Courses Taught: Formation Evaluation, Petroleum Exploration and Prospecting, Development of Oil and Gas Fields, Unconventional Resources, Petroleum Economics, Near Surface Geophysics, Rock Physics, Continuum Mechanics, The Dynamic Earth, Geological Field Trip

INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE

2006 – 2010 BP America Inc, Houston, TX
2003 – 2004 Chesapeake Operating Inc., OK
2002 Conoco Inc, OK
1998-2000 Reliance Industries Ltd., Mumbai

PUBLICATIONS

  • Sinha, S. K., Dewangan, P. and Sain, K., 2016, Acoustic reflections in the water column of Krishna-Godavari offshore basin, Bay of Bengal, The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, vol. 139, no. 5, p. 2424-2431.
  • Sinha, S. K., Dewangan, P. and Sain, K., 2016, Estimation of Sea Surface Temperature (SST) Using Marine Seismic Data, Pure and Applied Geophysics, vol. 173, no. 4, p. 1305-1316.
  • Tiwari, L. K., Sinha, S. K., Saran, S., Tolpekin, V. A., & Raju, P. L. N., 2016, Forest Encroachment mapping in Baratang Island, India using maximum likelihood and support vector machine classifiers, Journal of Applied Remote Sensing, Vol. 10, No. 1.
  • Tiwari, L. K., Sinha, S. K., Saran, S., Tolpekin, V. A., & Raju, P. L. N., 2015, Markov random field based method for super-resolution mapping of forest encroachment from remotely sensed ASTER image, Geocarto International. Vol. 31, No. 4, p:428-445
  • Sinha, S. K., Dewangan, P. and Sain, K., 2015, Enhancing water column reflections using wavelet transform based spectral balancing, In: SEG Technical Program Expanded Abstracts 2015, p. 2303-2307.
  • Sinha, S., Sain, K., 2015, Denoising of Seismic Data in Wavelet Transform Domain, 3rd South Asian Geosciences Conference and Exhibition
  • Sinha, S., 2014, Data Driven Q-Compensation Using Continuous Wavelet Transform, 84th Ann. Internat. Mtg.: Soc. of Expl. Geophys., pp 4381 – 4385
  • Sinha, S., and Chesnokov, E., 2013, Frequency dependent reflection coefficients in anisotropic media, 10th Biennial International Conference and Exposition, Kochi
  • Sinha, S., Sain, K., and Sen, M.K., 2013, Wavelet transform based spectral decomposition in gas hydrate exploration, 10th Biennial International Conference and Exposition, Kochi
  • Singh, A., Singh, A.K., and Sinha, S., 2013, Static reservoir characterization and volumetric estimation of K-sand in Cambay basin: An integrated approach, 10th Biennial International Conference and Exposition, Kochi
  • Kumar, A., and Sinha, S.K., 2013, Total organic carbon prediction for shale gas reservoir using statistical clustering, multiple regression analysis, 10th Biennial International Conference and Exposition, Kochi
  • Sinha, S., 2012, P- and S- wave attributes in monitoring shale gas reservoirs, SPG Biennial International Conference, Hyderabad
  • Sinha, S., Abaseyev, S., and Chesnokov, E., 2012, Radiation pattern in homogeneous and transversely isotropic attenuating media, Geohorizons, 17, 38-45.
  • Sinha, S., Hornby, B., and Ramkhelawan, R., 2009, 3D depth imaging of surface seismic using VSP measured Green's function, 79th Ann. Internat. Mtg.: Soc. of Expl. Geophys.
  • Sinha, S., Routh, P., and Anno, P., 2009, Instantaneous spectral attributes using scales in continuous wavelet transform: GEOPHYSICS, Soc. of Expl. Geophys., 74, WA137-WA142
  • Sinha, S., Abaseyev, S., and Chesnokov., E., 2008, Radiation pattern in homogeneous and transversely isotropic attenuating media, AGU 2008 Joint Assembly
  • Sinha, S., and Ramkhelawan, R., 2008, P-wave azimuthal anisotropy from a full-wave seismic field trial in Wamsutter, 78th Ann. Internat. Mtg.: Soc. of Expl. Geophys.
  • Sinha, S., Abaseyev, S., and Chesnokov., E., 2007, P-wave and converted-wave anisotropy due to multiple fracture sets, 77th Ann. Internat. Mtg.: Soc. of Expl. Geophys., 94-98
  • Sinha, S., Abaseyev, S., and Chesnokov., E., 2007, Full-waveform synthetics and its spectral characteristics in multilayered anisotropic attenuating media, 77th Ann. Internat. Mtg.: Soc. of Expl. Geophys., 144-148
  • Sinha, S., Routh, P. S., Anno, P. D. and Castagna, J. P., 2005, Spectral decomposition of seismic data with continuous-wavelet transform: GEOPHYSICS, Soc. of Expl. Geophys., 70, P19-P25
  • Sinha, S., Tertychnyi, V., Ammerman, M., and Chesnokov, E., 2005, Predicting S-wave anisotropy from P-wave anisotropy, 75th Ann. Internat. Mtg.: Soc. of Expl. Geophys., 170-173
  • Sinha, S. K., Routh, P. S., Anno, P. D. and Castagna, J. P., 2005, Scale attributes from continuous wavelet transform, 75th Ann. Internat. Mtg.: Soc. of Expl. Geophys., 779-781
  • Sinha, S. K., Routh, P. S., Anno, P. D. and Castagna, J. P., 2004,Optimum time-frequency resolution of seismic data using continuous wavelet transform, 5th Conference & Exposition on Petroleum Geophysics, 984-987
  • Sinha, S., Routh, P., Anno, P. and Castagna, J., 2003, Time-frequency attribute of seismic data using continuous wavelet transform, 73rd Ann. Internat. Mtg. Soc. Of Expl. Geophys.
  • Poth, L., Castagna, J., and Sinha, S., 2001, AVO Amplitude calibration without well control, 71st Ann. Internat. Mtg. S oc. Of Expl. Geophys.
  • Sinha, S., and Chaudhuri, A. K., 2000, Evidences of more than two deformation events found from microstructures of the rocks around Singhbhum Shear Zone (SSZ), India. AGU 2000 Fall Meeting, v.81, p1108

INVITED TALKS & WORKSHOPS

  • Geomechanics and Wellbore Stability for OIL participants
  • Geology for Non-Geologists for OIL and ONGC participants
  • Introduction to Geomechanics and Wellbore Stability at SPG conference in Jaipur
  • Multicomponent seismic for shale gas exploration and exploitation for SEG Student Chapter at IIT Kharagpur
  • Full wavefield surface seismic to extract fracture and stress information for shale gas exploration for SPG India Workshop, ONGC Academy
  • Mapping of hydraulically induced fracture network using microseismic in anisotropic velocity field, SPG India Workshop, ONGC Academy
  • Interpretation of Seismic Data in Frequency Domain with Wavelet Transform, Geophysical Society of Tulsa

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Wavelet Transform; Anisotropy and AVO; Geomechanics and Porepressure; Seismic Analysis; Seismic Oceanography; Reservoir Characterization

AWARDS

  • Best Teacher Award from RGIPT
  • “Gold Standard” and “Best Student Chapter” awards for SPE and Petrotech Student Chapters respectively
  • 2nd Best paper at 2003 AAPG/SEG Student Spring Expo
  • SPG Award for the Best technical paper
  • Aubra Tilley Scholarship from SEG Foundation
  • GSS 2000 Conference & Creative Exhibition award
  • McCollough Endowment from University of Oklahoma
  • Institute Silver Medal from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur
  • Sir J C Ghosh Memorial Award
  • Proficiency Award for having done the best project work
  • National Quiz Competition Award by the Society of Geoscientists and Allied Technologists

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

Professional membership: Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG), Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)
Reviewer: Geophysics, Journal of Applied Geophysics, Computer and Geosciences, Journal of Infrastructure Systems, Geophysical Prospecting, Current Science