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Sumit Verma

Assistant Professor, Geology Program Coordinator
Department of Geosciences
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Department of Geosciences

 


Dr. Sumit Verma is an Assistant Professor of Geophysics at UTPB, and became Geology Program Coordinator in 2017. Dr. Verma received his M.S. (2007) in Applied Geophysics from the Indian School of Mines - Dhanbad, and his Ph.D. (2015) in Geophysics from the University of Oklahoma under the supervision of Prof. Kurt Marfurt.  After earning his PhD, he worked for one year as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Wyoming. Dr. Verma also worked with Reliance Industries Ltd. E&P for four years (2007-2011) as a development geoscientist. Dr. Verma’s research areas are Seismic Interpretation, Quantitative Interpretation and Reservoir Characterization. His scientific records includes, fourteen technical papers in well-known geoscience journals, more than twenty expanded abstracts, and six invited talks. Dr. Verma is a deputy associate editor for the peer-reviewed scientific journal: Interpretation.

Curriculum Vitae


Recent Teaching

UNDERGRADUATE

  • Physical Geology
  • Exploration Geophysics
  • Structural Geology with Lab
  • Seismic Exploration
  • Well Logging

GRADUATE

  • 3D Seismic Interpretation
  • Quantitative Interpretation
  • Prospect Evaluation (IBA Companion Course)

Publications

Refereed Journal Articles (peer reviewed)

  1. Verma, S. Bhattacharya, B. Lujan, D. Agrawal, S. Mallick, 2018, Delineation of early Jurassic aged sand dunes and paleo-wind direction in southwestern Wyoming using seismic attributes, inversion, and petrophysical modeling: Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering, 60, 1-10.https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jngse.2018.09.022.
  2. H. Sharma, S. Mallick, S. Verma, and E. Campbell, 2018, Azimuthal anisotropy analysis of multiazimuth P-wave seismic data — An example from the Rock Springs Uplift, Wyoming, USA: Interpretation, 6(3), T649-T666. https://doi.org/10.1190/INT-2017-0230.1 

  3. S. Guo, S.Verma, Q.Wang, F. Pang, K. Zhang, H. Sun, X. Zhang, 2017, Sensitivity of shale anisotropic parameters to core cutting rotation error: Exploration Geophysics. https://doi.org/10.1071/EG16135

  4. D. Grana, S. Verma, J. Pafeng, X. Lang, H. Sharma, W. Wu, E. Campbell-Stone, K. Ng, V. Alvarado, S. Mallick, and J. Kaszuba, 2017, A rock physics and seismic reservoir characterization study of the Rock Springs Uplift, a carbon dioxide sequestration site in Southwestern Wyoming: International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, Volume 63, August 2017, Pages 296-309. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijggc.2017.06.004

  5. Li, B. Zhang,  S. Verma,  K. Marfurt, 2017, Seismic signal denoising using thresholded variational mode decomposition: Exploration Geophysics: https://doi.org/10.1071/EG17004.

  6. S. Verma, S. Guo, T. Ha, K. J. Marfurt, 2016, Highly aliased groundroll suppression using a 3D multiwindow KL filter: Application to a legacy Mississippi Lime survey: Geophysics, Vol 81, no 1, 1-10.https://doi.org/10.1190/geo2014-0442.1

  7. S. Verma, S. Guo, K. J. Marfurt, 2016, Data Conditioning of Legacy Seismic using Migration-Driven 5D Interpolation: Interpretation, vol 4, no. 2, SEG31-SG40. https://doi.org/10.1190/INT-2015-0157.1

  8. S. Verma, T. Zhao, K. J. Marfurt and D. Devegowda, 2016, Estimation of TOC and Brittleness Volume: Interpretation, vol. 4, no. 3, T373-T385. https://doi.org/10.1190/INT-2015-0166.1

  9. S. Guo, S. Verma, Q. Wang, B. Zhang, and K. J. Marfurt, 2016, Vector correlation of AVAz and curvature in a post hydraulically fracture Barnett Shale survey: Interpretation, vol. 4, no. 1, SB23-SB35.https://doi.org/10.1190/INT-2015-0103.1

  10. F. Li, S. Verma, T. Zhao, K. J. Marfurt, 2016, Seismic Attenuation Attributes with Its Applications on Conventional and Unconventional Reservoirs: Interpretation, vol. 4, no. 1, SB63-SB77. https://doi.org/10.1190/INT-2015-0105.1

  11. M. Cahoj, S. Verma, B. Hutchinson K. J. Marfurt, 2016, Pitfalls in seismic processing: an application of seismic modeling to investigate acquisition footprint: Interpretation, vol. 4, no. 2, SG1-SG9. https://doi.org/10.1190/INT-2015-0164.1

  12. S. Sarkar, S. Verma, and K. J Marfurt, 2016, Seismic-petrophysical reservoir characterization in the northern part of the Chicontepec Basin, Mexico, Interpretation, vol. 4, No. 3, T403-T417. https://doi.org/10.1190/INT-2015-0168.1

  13. S. Verma, O. Mutlu, T. Ha, W. Bailey, and K. J. Marfurt, 2015, Calibration of attribute anomalies through prestack seismic modeling: Interpretation, vol. 3, no. 4, SAC55–SAC70.https://doi.org/10.1190/INT-2015-0072.1

  14. S. Verma, Y. Del Moro, K. J. Marfurt, 2013, Pitfalls in prestack inversion of merged seismic surveys, Interpretation, A1-A9. https://doi.org/10.1190/INT-2013-0024.1

 

Refereed Conference Proceedings Paper

  1. Agrawal, B. Lujan, S. Verma, and S. Mallick , 2018, Peculiar geological features in the Nugget Sandstone of the Moxa Arch: SEG Technical Program Expanded Abstracts, 1813-1817. https://library.seg.org/doi/abs/10.1190/segam2018-2996490.1
  2. Bhatnagar, M. Scipione, S. Verma, and R. Bianco, 2018, Characterization of mass transport deposit using seismic attributes: Spraberry Formation, Midland Basin, West Texas: SEG Technical Program Expanded Abstracts, 1618-1622.https://library.seg.org/doi/abs/10.1190/segam2018-2998610.1
  3. Jaiswal, R. Raj, and S. Verma, 2018, Mechanistic insights into paired primary and mode-converted AVO responses. SEG Technical Program Expanded Abstracts, 669-673. https://library.seg.org/doi/abs/10.1190/segam2018-2998488.1
  4. Khoudaiberdiev, C. Bennett, P. Bhatnagar, and S. Verma, 2017, Seismic interpretation of Cree Sand channels on the Scotian Shelf: SEG Technical Program Expanded Abstracts, pp. 2008-2012. https://doi.org/10.1190/segam2017-17742372.1
  5. Bhatnagar, C. Bennett, R. Khoudaiberdiev, S. Lepard, and S. Verma, 2017, Seismic attribute illumination of a synthetic transfer zone: SEG Technical Program Expanded Abstracts, pp. 2112-2116. https://doi.org/10.1190/segam2017-17664850.1
  6. Li, S. Verma, P. Deng, J. Qi, and K. J. Marfurt, 2017, Seismic denoising using thresholded adaptive signal decomposition: SEG Technical Program Expanded Abstracts, pp. 5095-5099. https://doi.org/10.1190/segam2017-17667374.1
  7. Sharma, S. Mallick, S. Verma, and Erin Campbell, 2017, Azimuthal anisotropy analysis to estimate the fracture orientation and the relative fracture density: SEG Technical Program Expanded Abstracts 2017, pp. 374-379. https://doi.org/10.1190/segam2017-17623497.1
  8. Sinha, K.J. Marfurt, D. Devegowda, R.P. Lima, S. Verma, 2017, Seismic Inversion Based SRV and Reserves Estimation for Shale Plays: SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition.
  9. Verma et al., 2016, Seismic attribute illumination of the Moxa Arch: A potential site for carbon sequestration: SEG Technical Program Expanded Abstracts: pp. 1874-1878.
  10. Verma et al., 2016, Estimation of TOC and Brittleness Volumes and Correlation with Reservoir Production, Unconventional Resources Technology Conference, Abstract id: URTEC-2423315-MS. 2015
  11. Verma et al., 2015, Pitfalls in seismic processing: part 1 groundroll sourced acquisition footprint: SEG Technical Program Expanded Abstracts, 3885-3889.
  12. Cahoj, S. Verma, B. Hutchinson, J. Qi, and K. J. Marfurt, 2015, Pitfalls in seismic processing: part 2 velocity analysis sourced acquisition footprint: SEG Technical Program Expanded Abstracts, 3890-3894.
  13. Zhao, S. Verma, D. Devegowda, and V. Jayaram, 2015, TOC estimation in the Barnett Shale from triple combo logs using support vector machine: SEG Technical Program Expanded Abstracts, 791-795.
  14. Zhao, S. Verma, Jie Qi, and Kurt J. Marfurt, 2015, Supervised and unsupervised learning: how machines can assist quantitative seismic interpretation: SEG Technical Program Expanded Abstracts, 1734-1738.
  15. Grana, S. Verma, R. Podgorney, 2015, Rock Physics Modeling for the Potential FORGE Site on the Eastern Snake River Plain, Idaho: in Proceedings, Workshop on Geothermal Reservoir Engineering Stanford University, Stanford, California, SGP-TR-209.
  16. Li, H. Zhou, S. Verma, and K. J. Marfurt, 2015, Seismic Spectral Attributes of Apparent Attenuation: Part 2 – Application: SEG Technical Program Expanded Abstracts, 2682-2687.
  17. S. Verma, S. Guo, K. J. Marfurt, 2014, Prestack suppression of high frequency ground roll using a 3D multiwindow KL filter: Application to a legacy Mississippi Lime survey. SEG Technical Program Expanded Abstracts, 3310-3314.
  18. Guo, B. Zhang, S. Verma, and K. J. Marfurt, 2014, Vector correlation of AVAz and curvature Attribute-Application to Mississippian Tripolitic Chert, Osage County, Northeast Oklahoma: SEG Technical Program Expanded Abstracts, 346-350.
  19. Aguilar and S. Verma ,2014, TOC and fracture characterization of the Barnett Shale with predicted gamma ray and density porosity volumes: SEG Technical Program Expanded Abstracts, 2662-2666.
  20. S. Verma, O. Mutlu, K. J. Marfurt, 2013, Seismic modeling evaluation of fault illumination in the Woodford Shale, SEG Technical Program Expanded Abstracts, 3310-3314.
  21. S. Verma, A. Roy, R. Perez, K. J. Marfurt, 2012, Mapping high frackability and high TOC zones in the Barnett Shale: Supervised probabilistic neural network vs. unsupervised multi-attribute Kohonen SOM, OK: SEG Technical Program Expanded Abstracts.

Conference Presentations, Abstracts, & Poster Sessions 

  1. Bhatnagar, C. Bennett, R. Khoudaiberdiev, and S. Verma, 2018, Seismic attribute illumination of a synthetic transfer zone: oral presentation at Permian Basin Geophysical Society Annual Meeting.
  2. Lee, R. Khoudaiberdiev, B. Lujan, and S. Verma, 2018, Depositional Environment and Sedimentary structures of the Grayburg formation, Midland: Poster presentation at AAPG SWS section annual meeting.
  3. Scipione, P. Bhatnagar, S. Verma, R. Bianco, 2018, Characterization of mass transport deposit using seismic attribute: Spraberry formation, Midland Basin, West Texas: Poster presentation at AAPG SWS section annual meeting.
  4. Bhatnagar, C. Bennett, R. Khoudaiberdiev and S. Verma, 2018, Understanding synthetic transfer zone using seismic attributes: Poster presentation at AAPG SWS section annual meeting.
  5. Khoudaiberdiev, C. Bennett, P. Bhatnagar, and S. Verma, 2018, Seismic attribute assisted analysis of deltaic channels offshore Nova Scotia: Poster presentation at AAPG SWS section annual meeting.
  6. Agarwal1, B. Lujan, S. Verma, S. Bhattacharya and S. Mallick, 2018 Identification of Sand Dunes within the Early Jurassic Nugget Formation in the Moxa Arch of Wyoming with Integrated analysis of 3D Seismic and Well log data: Poster presentation at AAPG SWS section annual meeting.
  7. Lujan, D. Agarwal1, S. Verma, 2018, Identification of Sand Dunes within the Early Jurassic Nugget Formation in the Moxa Arch of Wyoming with Integrated analysis of 3D Seismic and Well log data: Poster presentation at Sooner AAPG Annual Student Expo.
  8. King, T. Taiwo, G. Yermolenko, S. Verma and Robert Trentham, 2018, Measurements and analysis of the rate of subsidence near Winkler County sinkholes using high precision GPS: accepted for Poster presentation AAPG SWS section annual meeting.
  9. Verma et al., 2016, Estimation of TOC and Brittleness Volumes and Correlation to Production for the Barnett Shale of Fort Worth Basin: accepted for AAPG/SEG International Conference & Exhibition.
  10. Gupta, S. Kiv, S. Verma, D. Devegowda, 2016, Identification of potential sweet-spots by integrated analysis of core samples and conventional wireline logs in the Barnett Shale Play: accepted for AAPG/SEG International Conference & Exhibition.
  11. Verma, D. Devegowda, T. Zhao, K. Marfurt, 2015, TOC and Brittleness characterization on Barnett and Woodford Shale, AAPG Mid-Continent Meeting.
  12. Verma, 2014, Innovative technique of suppression of high frequency ground roll on a low-fold legacy survey: Application to the Mississippi Lime: Geophysical Society of Oklahoma City (GSOC) Continuing Education annual event.
  13. Verma, K. J. Marfurt, 2013, A Way of finding a proxy for TOC and brittleness in tight gas shales: AAPG Annual Convention, Search and Discovery Article #80429.
  14. DelMoro, A. Fernandez, S. Verma, K. Marfurt, 2013, 3-D Surface Seismic Attribute and Prestack Impedance Inversion Characterization of the Red Fork Formation, Oklahoma USA: AAPG Annual meeting.
  15. Verma, Y. Del Moro, and K. Marfurt, 2013, Challenges in prestack inversion with mega-merge seismic surveys: An Oklahoma Redfork example: AAPG Mid-Continent Meeting, Wichita, Kansas.

https://doi.org/10.1190/segam2012-1494.1

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