Ravi Sharma - Department of Earth Sciences,Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee
Ravi Sharma
Ravi Sharma Assistant professor ravi.sharma@es.iitr.ac.in +91-1332-284867
Areas of Interest
  • Integrated Reservoir Characterization:, Rock Physics, Petrophysics, Petroleum Engineering and Petroleum Geology, Seimic Rock Property Investigations:, Experimental and Modeling Methods Elastic and Viscoelastic Properties, Unconvetional Resources, Organic Rich Shale resources, Tight Gas Sands, Heavy Oil, Low Perm reservoirs, Seismic Exploration:, Seismic Interpretation, Seismic Inversion and AVO Modeling
Professional Background
2015-01-01Ongoing Assistant ProfessorIIT Roorkee
2015-01-01 Advisor Petrophysics and Seismic Rock Properties The FerVid Group, Houston, Texas, USA
2012-01-013 years Senior Petrophysicist and Rock Physics SpecialistConocoPhillips, Houston, Tx, USA
2010-01-01Intern as Seismic Petrophysicist with Sub-Surface Tech.ConocoPhillips, Houston, Tx, USA
2010-01-01Intern as Petrophysicist with Upstream Tech. Marathon Oil Company, Houston, Tx, USA
2009-01-01Intern as Seismic Petrophysicist with Exploration and Production Technology BP, Houston, Tx, USA
2001-01-0110 years Senior Geophysicist with Marine Geophysical OperationsONGC Ltd., Mumbai, India
2000-01-011 year Seismological Research AssistantEarth Sciences, IIT Bombay
Multiple Posts
2020-08-31OngoingAssociate Editor (at present), Journal of Applied GeophysicsIndian Institute of Technology, Roorkee
2016-01-011 year WardenMarried Hostels, IIT Roorkee
2020-08-31OngoingReviewer for Journal (at present): GEOPHYSICS, Geophysical Prospecting, Petrophysics, Journal of Applied Geophysics, Petroleum Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee
2017-01-012 years Chief WardenKIH and Married Hostels, IIT Roorkee
2016-01-013 years Officer in ChargeComputer Lab, Earth Science Dept., IIT Roorkee
2017-01-01OngoingPlacement Faculty CoordinatorEarth Science Dept, IIT Roorkee
2019-01-01OngoingMemberDPC, Earth Science Dept, IIT Roorkee
2019-01-01OngoingMemberDAPC, Earth Science Dept., IIT Roorkee
2019-01-01OngoingConvenerFaculty Search Committee, Earth Science Dept., IIT Roorkee
Honors and Awards
Special Achievement AwardConocoPhillips Oil Company, USA2013
ConocoPhillips SPIRIT Scholars AwardColorado School of Mines, USA2020
Epsilon-Pi-Tau recognition for Outstanding Scholastic AchievementColorado School of Mines, USA2020
Best Intern Technical PresentationMarathon Oil Company, USA2010
Best Poster Society of Petroleum Geophysicist, India2006
Best Graduate TraineeOil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited, India2001
Combined CSIR-UGC Doctorol FellowshipCouncil of Scientific and Industrial Research, India2000
Associate Editor, Journal of Applied GeophysicsElsevier Publications2016
Educational Details
PhDPetroleum Engineering (Rock Physics/Petrophysics)Colorado School of Mines2015
MSPetroleum Engineering (Rock Properties)Colorado School of Mines2011
M. TechApplied GeophysicsUniversity of Roorkee1999
Sponsored Research Projects
TopicFunding AgencyStart DatePeriod
Seismic Rock Properties in Partial to Fully Saturated Carbonate ReservoirsKDMIPE ONGC, Dehradun2018-01Ongoing
Earth Resistivity Imaging for Varying Hydrogeological Conditions in Sonprayag and Surrounding areasGaveshana Geosciences Pvt.Ltd.2018-012 years 7 months
Electrical Resistivity Profiling of Joshimath and Surrounding AreasGaveshana Geosciences Pvt.Ltd.2019-011 year 7 months
A HPC Software Suite for Seismic Imaging to Aid Oil and Gas ExplorationCENTRE FOR DEVELOPMENT OF ADVANCED COMPUTING2019-01Ongoing
Large Scale Model of the Himalayan Crust Using Finite Difference Modelling of High and Low FrequencyMinistry of Earth Sciences Seismology Division2018-01Ongoing
  • American Geophysical Union, Active Member
  • Society of Exploration Geophysicist, Active Member
  • Society of Petroleum Engineers, Active Member
  • American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Active Member
  • Society of Petroleum Geophysicist, India, Life Members
  • SPWLA (Society of Petrophysicist and Well Log Analysis), Life Member
Teaching Engagements
TitleCourse CodeClass NameSemester
Geophysical Well LoggingES-423Integrated M.tech (Geophysical Technology)Autumn
Field TheoryES-221Integrated M.tech (Geophysical Technology)Autumn
Petroleum GeoscienceES-424Integrated M.tech (Geophysical Technology)Spring
HydrogeologyES-405Integrated M.tech (Geological Technology)Autumn
Petrophysics and Seismic Rock CharacterizationESN-583Integrated M.tech (Geophysical Technology)Spring
Geophysical Fluid DynamicsESN-575Integrated M.tech (Geophysical Technology)Autumn
Petroleum GeologyES-409Integrated M.tech (Geological Technology)Autumn
Petroleum GeologyES-609Integrated M.tech (Geological Technology)Autumn
Geology of PetroleumIE-103MixAutumn
Projects and Thesis Supervised
Title of ProjectNames of Students
Impact of Mineralogy and Texture of the Host Rock on Petrophysical and Elastic Properties-2017Mr. Jami Varun Tej
Effects of Secondary Porosity on Elastic Properties of Carbonates-2017Mr. Abhinav Kumar
Kerogen Density Determination in Organic Rich Sources-2017Mr. Manish Meena
Evolution and Determination of Storage in Organic Rich Sources-2017Mr. Kanhaiya Lal
Computational Methods for Reservoir Modelling-2017Mr. Bhardwaj Abhijeet Sandeep
Determining Petrophysical Parameters Using Artificial Neural Network-2017Mr. Rohan Purohit
Lithology and Fluid Identification Using AVO Modeling and Analysis-2017Ms. Kajal Mittal
Fracability and Fracture Pressure Analysis in Conventional and Unconventional Reservoirs-2017Mr. Shubham Patel
Modeling Mineralogical Facies Classification via Thomas-Stieber Triangle-2018Mr. Devagya Kumar
Attenuation Modeling of Saturated Carbonates-2018Mr. Rohit Jain
Seismic Properties Investigation of Fluid Filled Carbonate Rocks-2018Mr. Priyansh Kaushal
Permeability Estimation Using Conventional & Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Logs in Taranaki Basin-2018Mr. Siddharth Tiwari
Reservoir Rock Properties Modeling Using 4D Seismic Data-2018Ms. Shalini Sonkar
Modeling Sensitivity of Petrophysical Parameters to Fluid Flow in Porous Media -2018Ms. Shruti Mehta
Analysis of Water Saturation & Pay Estimates Using Traditional & Novel Petrophysical Methods-2018Ms. Pallavi Sahu
Petrophysical Modeling in Organic Rich Source Rocks-2018Mr. Gurkirat Singh
Rock Property Modeling of Reservoir Systems and Associated Subject Matters-2018Mr. Naveen Gupta
Sensitivity of Method & Parameters for Subsurface Pressure Prediction in Sand & Carbonate ReservoirsMr. Vishal Mulchandani
Geological Characterization Using Image Log Interpretation-2019Ms. Garima Miglani
Deep Learning Techniques for Lithofacies Classification Using Well Log Data of Taranaki Basin-2019Mr. Mayank Verma
Deep Learning Techniques for Lithofacies Identification Using Seismic Data-2019Mr. Kalpit Sharma
Fluid Substitution Modeling for 4D Feasibility Analysis of Taranaki Basin-2019Ms.Priyanka Choudhary
Seismic Feature Identification for Automated Interpretation Using Convolutional Neutral NetworksMs. Kshitija Saharan
Rockphysics as a Tool for Integrating Multiscale Data in Geosciences-2018Mr. Shubham Madheysia
Integrating Geology and Geostatistical Methods for Effective Reservoir Prediction -2019Mr. Shubham Chaudhary
Seismic Inversion of Taranaki Basin-2019Mr. Harshit Gupta
Feasibility of LMR Techniques for Characterization of Lithology & Fluid In Sandstone Vs CarbonatesMr. Rutuj Bhayani
Scale Dependent Optimization of Petrophysical Properties-2019Mr. Jeeshan Ahmad
Optimization of Geostatistical Methods for 3D Reservoir Properties Prediction-2019Mr. Rushil Mahajan
PHDs Supervised
TopicScholar NameStatus of PHDRegistration Date
Integration of Methods for Optimized Petrophysical Estimates in Complex ReservoirMr. Abhishek BisuiO2020-08
Impact of Matrix and Fluid Influenced Magnetic Gradients on Relaxation in NMR MeasurementsMr. Mohd. SadiqO2020-08
Pore Type Characterization using Well Logs in Complex Carbonate ReservoirsMs. Aakanksha BansalO2020-08
Feasibility of Digital Rock Physics for Petrophysical Characterization of Complex ReservoirsMs. Shruti MalikO2020-08
Spectral Induced Polarization Investigations in Clay and Carbonate Formations Ms. Neha PanwarO2020-08
Pore Pressure Control on Geomechanical Behaviour of Reservoir RocksMr. Surya Kumar SinghO2020-08
Characterization of Geomechanical Control on Flow Behaviour in Tight ReservoirMs. Ankita KukshalO2020-08
Broadband Seismic Rock Properties in CO2 Sequestrated Reservoir RocksMr. Prabhat PandeyO2020-08
Static Vs Dynamic Rock Properties in Complex Reservoir FormationMr. Hirakjyoti KalitaO2020-08
Texture contsrained Geomechanical Model in Fractured BasementMs. Manisha ChaudharyO2020-08
Petrophysics and Rock Physics Modeling in Carbonate ReservoirsVarun Dev JamwalO2020-08
Petrophysical and Rock Physical Characterization of Tight Gas SandstonesYeshwanth G MO2020-08
Structural and Stratigraphic Control on Geomechanical Signatures and Petroleum System ModelingKumar VivekO2020-08
Petrophysical Modeling for Guiding Seismic Interpretation.Soumen DeshmukhO2020-08
Courses or Conferences Organised
Conference NameSponsored ByDate
Seismic Anisotropy;Estimation, Imaging and Reservoir CharacterizationIIT Roorkee2020-08
Applicability of Rock Physics and Rock Mechanics in Shale ReservoirIIT Roorkee2020-08
IP of Rocks:From Petrophysics to Tomography & Their Applications to Reservoirs & Geothermal SystemsIIT Roorkee2018-01
Books Authored
  • Malik, S., and Sharma*, R.; 2019; “Scaling Issues in Estimation of Pore Space using Digital Rock Physics” Petro-physics and Rock Physics of Carbonate Reservoirs. Springer-Nature Singapore, ISBN No. 978-981-13-1210-6, pp. 177-187


  • Panwar, N., and Sharma*, R.; 2019 “A Review on influence of mineralogy and diagenesis on Spectral Induced Polarization in carbonate Rocks” Petro-physics and Rock Physics of Carbonate Reservoirs. Springer-Nature Singapore, ISBN No. 978-981-13-1210-6, pp. 115-125


  • Bhardwaj, A.S., and Sharma*, R.; 2019 “Computation Methods in Petrophysics for Addressing Redundancy and Reservoir Property” Petro-physics and Rock Physics of Carbonate Reservoirs. Springer-Nature Singapore, ISBN No. 978-981-13-1210-6, pp 161-176
Refereed Journal Papers

JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS (*Corresponding Author)

  • Chandra* R. and Sharma R.; 2002; Could the main Chamoli earthquake of 1999 have triggered some of the aftershocks, Journal of Himalayan Geology, Vol.23 (1&2), pp.39-43.
  • Sharma*, R., Prasad, M., Batzle, M. and Vega, S.; 2013; Sensitivity of Flow and Elastic Properties to Fabric Heterogeneity in Carbonates, Geophysical Prospecting, Volume 61, Issue 2, pages 270–286
  • Revil, A., Ghorbani, A., Gailler, L. S., Gresse, M., Cluzel, N., Panwar, N., and Sharma, R.; 2018; Electrical conductivity         and        induced  polarization           investigations        at            Kilauea  volcano, Hawai'I, Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research 368, December 2018, pp. 31–50
  • Revil, A., Razdan, M., Julien, S., Coperey, A., Mao, D., Abdulsamad, F., Ghorbani, A., Gasquet, D., Sharma, R., and Rossi, M.; 2019; Induced polarization response of porous media with metallic particles – Part 9. Influence of permafrost, GEOPHYSICS, VOL. 84, NO. 5 (SEPTEMBER-OCTOBER 2019); P. E337–E355.
  • Revil*, A., Ahmed, A. S., Coperey, A., Ravanel, L., Sharma*, R., and Panwar*, N.; “Induced polarization as a tool to characterize shallow landslides”, Journal of Hydrology, Volume 589, July 2020, 125369.
  • Sharma*, R., Malik, S. and Shettar, A. S., (2020), Sensitivity of Digital Rock Method for Pore Space Optimization to Heterogeneity in Carbonates Formations, SPE Journal (Reviews received, In revision)
  • Gautam, T. and Sharma*, R., 2020; Transfer Learning to predict realistic subsurface velocity models, Computers and Geosciences (Under Review)
  • Choudhary, A. and Sharma*, R., 2020; Joint Interpretation for Pay Sand Delineation and Sweet Spot Identification in Volve Field, AAPG Bulletin (Under Review)
  • Bhardwaj, A., Sharma*, R., and Bisui, A., 2020; Data Driven Optimization for Constrained and Quantified Estimates of Rock Physical and Petrophyscial Properties in Carbonate Reservoirs, GEOPHYSICS (Under Review)
  • Gupta, N., Bisui, A., and Sharma*, R., 2020; Effectiveness of Supervised Machine Learning Methods over DEM Techniques for Shear Wave Velocity Prediction in Reservoir Rocks, IEEE Transactions of Geosciences and Remote Sensing (Under Review)
  • Saharan, K. and Sharma*, R., 2020; Effectiveness of SegNet Architecture for Automated Seismic Interpretation: A Deep Learning Approach, Computers and Geosciences (Under Review)


  • Sharma* R., Prasad M., Katiyar G. C. and Surve G.; 2006; Applicability of Gassmann Model in Carbonates, Expanded Abstract, 6th International Conference on “Oil Exploration and Mitigation” by SPG India.
  • Sharma* R., Prasad M., Katiyar G. C. and Surve G.; 2006; On The Applicability of Gassmann Model in Carbonates, Expanded Abstract, 76th Annual General Meeting, SEG, New Orleans, USA, RP 1.8, pp 1866 – 1870.
  • Sharma* R., Prasad, M. and Batzle, M., 2009; Lab Measured Properties in Carbonates for Better Characterization of Heterogeneity, Expanded Abstract, 79th Annual General Meeting, SEG, Houston, USA, RP --, pp --.
  • Gupta, N. and Sharma*, R.; 2017; Fluid Substitution in Anisotropic Carbonates -  A VTI Consideration, Geophysics,74, No.1, D1–D6, Expanded Abstract, SEG Annual Convention 2017, Houston, Tx.
  • Mulchandani, V. and Sharma*, R.; 2017; Sensitivity of effective pressure towards Vp and Vs using Biot's and Effective Stress Coefficient (ESC) in carbonate reservoirs, Expanded Abstract, International Conference on Engineering Geophysics (ICEG) 2017, Dubai, UAE.
  • Bhardwaj, A. S. and Sharma*, R.; 2017; Computational Methods in Petrophysics for Addressing Redundancy and Reservoir Property Estimation, Expanded Abstract, SPG Biennial International Conference, SPG, Jaipur, India.
  • Sharma*, R., Malik, S., Shettar, A.S.; 2019; Optimized Workflow in Digital Rock Physics for Pore Space Estimation in Complex Carbonates, Expanded Abstract, 5th International Workshop on Rock Physics (IWRP), Hong Kong, SAR, April 2019
  • Malik, S., Sharma*, R., 2019; Feasibility of Digital Rock Physics for Static and Dynamic Reservoir Property Characterization in Carbonate Reservoirs-I, Expanded Abstract (DOI: 10.30632/T60ALS-2019_QQQQ), SPWLA 60th Annual Logging Symposium, June 15-19, 2019, Woodland, TX, USA.
  • Malik, S., Sharma*, R., Livo, K., Prasad, M., 2020; Digital Rock Physics for Porosity Fractionation and Flow Regime Determination in Carbonate Reservoirs, Expanded Abstract, Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG), Annual Meeting 2020, Houston, USA.


  • Sharma* R., Adam, L. and Prasad, M.; Effects of Fluid, Frequency and Heterogeneity on Elastic Properties of Carbonate Rocks, SPE 125102, ATCE 2009.
  • Liu*, C (Hope)., Sharma, R. and Tutuncu, A.; 2012; Shale Gas Resources: Energy Potential and Associated Exploitation Challenges for Coupled Geomechanics and Transport Characteristics, 46th U.S. Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium, June 24 - 27, 2012, Chicago, Illinois, USA
  • Sharma*, R., Prasad, M., Batzle, M. L. and Vega S.; 2016; Attenuation and Dispersion Analysis in Laboratory Measured Elastic Properties in the Middle East Carbonate Reservoir Rocks, AGU Annual Meeting, 12-16 December 2016, San Francisco, USA
  • Sharma*, R. and Teja, V.; 2017; Textural Control on The Laboratory Measured Acoustic Velocities in Carbonate Rocks, SPWLA INDIA 4th Symposium 2017, Mumbai, India
  • Malik, S., Sharma*, R., Shettar, A. S., 2019; Pore Space Estimation Using Optimized DRP Workflow in Complex Reservoirs, American Geophysical Union, Fall Meeting 2019, Abstract #MR21C-0087
  • Bisui, A., Sharma*, R., Sharma, K., Sarkar, S., Purohit, V., 2019; Effectiveness of Machine Learning Algorithms To Use Unconstrained Data for Lithofacies Prediction in Carbonate Reservoir, American Geophysical Union, Fall Meeting 2019, Abstract # MR23B-0100


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