University of Texas at Austin

Dr. Alexander Klokov

Dr. Alexander Klokov

Dr. Alexander Klokov

Research Associate
Bureau of Economic Geology
The University of Texas at Austin
University Station, Box X
Austin, Texas 78713-8924
Telephone
512-471-0327
Fax
512-471-0140
  • Research Interests

    For more than ten years, my work has been to develop novel seismic exploration techniques. My PhD research and subsequent professional experience were focused on seismic imaging. Since 2012, I have been working on seismic diffractions (diffraction imaging) to complement actual exploration projects with information on fractures, fluid saturation, lithology variations. I analyzed the Eagle Ford Shale and Austin Chalk in West Texas, Vaca Muerta Shale in Argentina, Bazhenov Shale and carbonates in Russia, Grosmont bitumen carbonate in Canada, and shallow seafloor sediments in the Gulf of Mexico (GOM).

    In addition, I am experienced in processing, imaging, and interpretation of multicomponent seismic. The focus of my current research is direct S-waves generated by vertical-force sources. I have extensive experience with Vertical Seismic Profiling (VSP).

    I started my career in 2005 as an Application Programmer with Paradigm. This was a great opportunity to get advanced programming skills. I routinely write simple codes and scripts as well as develop sophisticated applications for parallel computing (HPC).
     

  • Education

    Ph.D. Geophysics, Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas, Moscow, Russia, 2010

    M.S. Geophysics, Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas, Moscow, Russia, 2007

  • Professional History

    Research Associate, Bureau of Economic Geology, The University of Texas at Austin, 2013-Present

    Postdoctoral Fellow, Bureau of Economic Geology, The University of Texas at Austin, 2011-2013

    Research Scientist, OPERA, Pau, France, 2008-2011

    Research Assistant, Schlumberger Moscow Research, 2007-2008

    Application Programmer, Paradigm Geophysical, Moscow, Russia, 2005-2007

  • Selected Publications

    Klokov A., D. Irkabaev, T. Sharova, and N. Mynasypov, 2015, Reef delineation by offset vertical seismic profiling and seismic
    diffractions: Journal of Seismic Exploration, 24, 135-150.

    Klokov A., D. Irkabaev, O. Ogiesoba, and N. Mynasypov, 2015, Correlation between seismic diffractions extracted from vertical seismic profiling data and borehole logging in a carbonate environment: Interpretation, 3(2), T121-T129.

    Ogiesoba O., A. Klokov, and R. Hernandez, 2015, Diffraction imaging of polygonal faults within a submarine volcanic terrain, Maverick Basin, South Texas: Interpretation, 3(1), SF81-SF99.

    Burnett, W., A. Klokov, S. Fomel, R. Bansal, E. Liu, and T. Jenkinson, 2015, Seismic diffraction interpretation at Piceance Creek:
    Interpretation, 3(1), SF1-SF14.

    Klokov, A., D. Irkabaev, O. Ogiesoba, K. Skachek, and N. Munasypov, 2014, Diffraction analysis for the Sortym Formation using vertical seismic profiling data: Journal of Seismic Exploration, 23, 463-480.

    Klokov, A., and S. Fomel, 2013, Selecting an optimal aperture in Kirchhoff migration using dip-angle images: Geophysics, 78, S243.

    Klokov, A., and S. Fomel, 2012, Separation and imaging of seismic diffractions item using migrated dip-angle gathers: Geophysics, 77, S131.