Bureau of Economic Geology

Dr. Shuvajit Bhattacharya

Shuvajit Bhattacharya
Research Associate
Bureau of Economic Geology
The University of Texas at Austin
University Station, Box X
Austin, Texas 78713-8924

I am a geoscientist with demonstrated research expertise in petrophysical analysis, multi-mineralogy modeling, 3D seismic interpretation, attributes, machine learning, and integrated subsurface characterization. I am primarily interested in extracting and integrating fundamental rock and fluid properties across multiple scales of resolution (core, well log, and seismic). I integrate diverse quantitative tools to solve critical geologic problems, which have an impact on energy resources exploration, carbon sequestration and utilization, underground fluid storage (gas and wastewater), and induced seismicity. Prior to joining BEG, I worked with the University of Alaska Anchorage, Battelle, and other organizations in different roles. I have taught, mentored, and graduated students, many of whom are employed in the state/federal agencies/industry. I have published several peer-reviewed research articles and scientific conference abstracts related to subsurface geology, petrophysics, 3D seismic attributes, inversion, and machine learning. I have worked with diverse groups in diverse geologic settings (over twelve sedimentary basins in four continents, ranging from Alaska to Australia).


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 Associate, Bureau of Economic Geology, University of Texas Austin, August 2020- Present

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