Dr. Shuvajit Bhattacharya

Dr. Shuvajit Bhattacharya is a petrophysicist/geophysicist at the Bureau of Economic Geology. Currently, Shuvajit is involved in multiple research projects on unconventional resources, geothermal energy, carbon, and hydrogen storage in the subsurface. Shuvajit is primarily interested in developing new concepts and workflows in 3D seismic and petrophysical analysis for subsurface characterization and monitoring. Shuvajit has published peer-reviewed research papers, two books, and conference abstracts/papers related to petrophysical analysis, formation evaluation, quantitative 3D seismic interpretation (seismic attributes and inversion), machine learning, and integrated subsurface characterization. Shuvajit completed a Ph.D. in geology focusing on machine learning and petrophysics at West Virginia University. Shuvajit has an M.Sc. in Applied Geophysics from the Indian Institute of Technology Mumbai. Before joining BEG, Shuvajit worked with the University of Alaska Anchorage, Battelle, and other organizations. Shuvajit is the recipient of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists J. Clarence Karcher Award (2022) for “significant contribution to science and technology of exploration geophysics by a young geophysicist of outstanding abilities.”


Research Interests


Quantitative Seismic Interpretation

Seismic Geomorphology

Machine Learning

Integrated Subsurface Characterization

3D Reservoir Modeling

Carbon Sequestration and Utilization

Fluid Storage




Ph.D.   Geology, West Virginia University, Morgantown, USA, 2016

M.Sc.  Applied Geophysics, Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai, India, 2010

B.Sc.   Geology (Honors), Physics, and Mathematics, University of Calcutta, India, 2008


Professional History

Research Scientist, Bureau of Economic Geology, The University of Texas at Austin, 2023- Present

Research Associate, Bureau of Economic Geology, The University of Texas at Austin, 2020- 2023

Assistant Professor (tenure-track), University of Alaska Anchorage, 2017- 2020

Petroleum Geoscientist, Battelle Memorial Institute, 2016- 2017

Graduate Research & Teaching Assistant, West Virginia University, 2012- 2016

Summer Intern, EOG Resources, 2015

Summer Intern, Talisman Energy/Repsol, 2014

Wellsite Geologist (Jr. Technical Assistant), Oil & Natural Gas Corporation Limited, India, 2011- 2012

Project Assistant, National Geophysical Research Institute, India, 2010- 2011

Summer Intern, National Geophysical Research Institute, India, 2009

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