Welcome to Quantitative Sedimentology Laboratories
Dr. Janok Bhattacharya (left) has dual appointments as the Susan Cunningham Research Chair in Geology at McMaster University in Canada, has as Research Professor at UH. He has used his experience and contacts in the oil and gas industry to build and maintain a research program focused on areas of interest to exploration and production of hydrocarbons.
Dr. Shuhab Khan (right) has been at UH since 2003, but has recently joined the Quantitative Sedimentology Laboratories (QSL) group. Dr. Khan hopes to bring in new industry contacts, by applying an integrated approach to oil and gas exploration. He plans to do this by incorporating LiDAR, ground-based hyperspectral remote sensing and GPR techniques for quantitative study of outcrops and shallow subsurface.
Our mission is to turn out high quality, competitive professionals, with excellent problem solving skills and demonstration of solid communication abilities through presentations at professional society meetings and peer reviewed papers.
The QSL research program is founded on the fundamentals of sedimentology, fieldwork, facies analysis, and sequence stratigraphy at both production and exploration (regional) scale. I am also working on research that investigates the relationship between stratigraphy and structure as a paired process-response.
Much of our work is sponsored by industry and is directly applicable to production and exploration problems. In addition to the applied focus, I believe that it is essential that research projects have fundamental scientific value and we place a high emphasis on producing results that are publishable in the top peer-reviewed publications.
Becoming a Member
The Research prospectus provides an overview of consortium research and deliverables. Formal contracts are generated through our Office of Contracts and Grants.
Janok P. Bhattacharya
Professor / Robert Sheriff Professor of Sequence Stratigraphy
Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
University of Houston
Houston, Texas 77204
Research Contracts Officer
University of Houston
DOR-Office of Contracts & Grants
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