Dibakar Ghosal
Assistant Professor
Department of Earth Sciences;
Office-211, Old SAC, IIT Kanpur
Office Ph.-+91 512 679 6909
Email-dghosal[at]iitk.ac.in, dibakarghosal[at]gmail.com
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Welcome to my profile !

I am a controlled source seismologist by practice. In my research, I use land and marine exploration geophysical datasets acquired either by industries or academic institutions for modeling and imaging of subsurface fossil-fuel reservoir to crustal scale structural features.

During my PhD at IPG Paris, I have used the Western Geco (a service provider company) acquired marine geophysical datasets to image shallow structural details below the northern Sumatra subduction system. In my postdoctoral reserach at Uppsala University, I have used a hydrocarbon industry derived seismic datasets to understand frequency dependent poroelastic response of hydrocarbon reservoirs. Besides the geophysical data processing, I have keen interest in developing algorithms for state-of-the-art processing of seismic datasets. 

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Latest News
  • Mr. Prabhakar Kumar received the V.M. Bajpai gold medal. Many congratulations !
  • Mr. Shashank Narayan Verma's work is highlighted in National Geographic Press, on 12 May, 2021. Many congratulations !
  • We arranged 'A special lectures on Well logging' by ONGC-Mumbai geoscientists on 20th and 22nd April, 2021.
  • Mr. Vikas Vats received the best  presentation award in the 2nd Triennial FIGA congress on 'Geosciences for sustainable development goals' held during 13-16th Oct' 19 in CSIR-NGRI, Hyderabard. Many congratulations !
  • Petex has donated us the MOVE suite software programs of the full value (1,734,408.00 pounds)! Many thanks.
  • We have carried out a CSS field work across the Himalayan frontal thrust at Ramnangar.
  • Mr. Animesh Pant received the V.M. Bajpai gold medal. Many congratulations !
  • Mr. Shashank Verma's abstract is accepted in SEG'19 for poster presentation.
  • Mr. Animesh Pant presented his work in EAGE' 19.
  • Mr. Animesh Pant received the best paper presentation award at "GeoYouth 2019- 9th All India Students Symposium on Geology" organised at Udaipur University from 23-24th February, 2019. Congratulations !
  • The 450 kg hammer source has arrived at IIT Kanpur for the controlled source land seismic survey.
  • Landmark (Promax) and Kingdom sorfwares are installed now.
  • I have presented our work on gas hydrates and poroelasticity in the ONGC & PAN-IIT consorstium on 'Energy Resources-Advances in Technology and future outlook' held between 24th and 25th November, 2018.
  • Ms. Anshita Nayak presented a poster titled as 'Tectonics and hazards assessment in the Andaman region of North-Eastern Indian Ocean' in SCOR-InterRidge workshop held in NIO Goa between 14th and 16th November, 2018.
  • Mr. Aakash Gupta received 'Excellence Award for innovative approach' from Schlumbeger for his presentation on 'Identification of a deep-seated acquifer below IIT Kanpur campus using ambient noise tomography'. Congratulations !
  • Mr. Animesh Pant and Mr. Shashank Verma secured second position in the case study competetion on 'Petrophysical Characterization of a Reservoir' held in the Schlumberger day. Many congratulations!
  • We have celebrated the Schlumberger day on 3rd-4th October, 2018! 
  • We have carried out the reconneisence survey across central seismic gap near Ramnagar.
  • Harshad (PhD), Anshika (PhD), Shashank (PhD), Aakash (RA), Saptaparnee (RA), Vikas (RA), Vaibhab (MTech), Animesh (MTech), Rahul (LA) and Randheer (LA) have joined the group. Welcome to seismology !
  • We have carried out a land seismic field work in inside campus in May, 2017.
  • We have carried out a land seismic field work at the Central gap Himalaya -India Nepal Border from 17-18 July, 2017.
  • PhD/Project associate positions are opened on controlled source seismology.
  • CGG Veritus has donated us Hampson-Russel Software (HRS) in March, 2017.
  • We have purchased Remotely Acquisition UNITEs (RAUs) from Sercel in February, 2017.
  • We have purchased ECHOS software for seismic data processing from Paradigm in February 2017.
  • Dr. Subbarao Yelisetti  from University of Texas A&M Kingsville visited our department for a week and delivered a talk on 'Dual-vegence structure from multiple migration of widely spaced OBSs' on 9th August, 2016.
  • I have participated in a marine geophysical expedition MIRAGE over Wharton basin between 1st and 30th July, 2016 and organised an international summer school onboard. You can follow the details about the school here
  • We have purchased 9 high end workstations (Z840, Z640) for geophysical data processing in June, 2016.