Prof. Rima Chatterjee

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Geomechanical Modelling in Low Permeability Reservoirs
Name : Dr. Rima Chatterjee

Date of Birth : 12. 12. 1967
Educational qualification
Examination Passed University/Institution Year of passing
B.Sc. Burdwan University 1989
M.Sc. Tech Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad 1992
Ph.D. in App. Geophysics Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad 2003
Employer Position held Date of Joining Date of Leaving Pay with Scale of pay
Advanced Data Processing Research Institute, Dept.of Space, Hyderabad, Govt. of India Scientist ‘B’ Jan, 1993 – Dec, 1994 - 2035 – 3500/- (2035/-)  
Scientist ‘C’ Jan, 1995 – Sept. 6, 1996 Sept. 6, 1996 2200 – 4000/- (2200/-)  
ISM, Dhanbad Lecturer Sept. 9 1996 Continued till April, 25, 2005 2200 – 4000/- (2275/-)
ISM, Dhanbad Assistant Professor April 26, 2005 Continued till April 25, 2008 12,000-18,300/- (12000/-) 15000-39100/- (30,000/- AGP Rs 8000, from 1.6.06 – 25.4.08)
ISM Dhanbad Associate Professor April 26, 2008 Continued till January 19, 2016 Rs. 37400 - 67000/- with AGP 9500/-
IIT(ISM) Dhanbad Professor January20, 2016 Continuing Rs. 48000-67000/- with AGP 10500/-
Special Awards/Honors received:
Year Name of Award/Honour Name of Organisation
1993 Gold medal ISM
1993 HariNarain Medal MGMI
2016 Inder Mohan Thappar Foundation Award of Thesis Supervision 2016 IIT (ISM) Dhanbad
2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 Canara bank best research publication award IIT (ISM) Dhanbad
2018 Society of Exploration Geophysicist (SEG) Honorary Lecture Award South and South-East Asia, SEG, Houston USA Society of Exploration Geophysicist
2018 SERB (Imprint) Proposal Department of Science and Technology
Membership of Professional Bodies:
Name of the Body Status of Membership: Life/Annual
Indian Geological Congress(IGC) Life member
Indian Geophysical Union Executive Member
SPG, India, SEG USA, EAGE Europe Annual member

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Research Projects undertaken as Principal Investigator (P.I) and Co-PI
  1. Geomechanical and Wellbore stability modeling in Coalbed Methane Reservoirs in parts of Central and Eastern Indian Coalfields (P.I.)
    Sanctioned Project cost: Rs. 34.32 Lakh
    Funded by- DST (SERB)
    Project status: Ongoing
  2. Investigations on Crustal Stress, Seismic Velocity and Porosity in Rock and Deformation Modeling (P.I.)
    Sanctioned Project Cost- 20.01 Lakh
    Funded by- Ministry of Earth Sciences
    Project status: Completed
  3. A Project on Estimation of Crustal Stress and Development of Geo-Mechanical Earth Models for few oil/gas fields of Eastern India (P.I.)
    Sanctioned Project cost: Rs. 22.8 Lakh
    Project status: Completed
    Project is approved to strengthen the Petrophysics laboratory in the Dept. of Applied Geophysics of Rs. 1 crore 20 lakh by Dept. of Science & Technology, Govt. of India. Permeameter and Porosimeter will be purchased for low permeability and low porosity core sample measurement in the Lab along with other instruments.
  4. Collaborative R & D project on “Analysis of in-situ stress for CBM Exploration in Jharia Coalfield – CMPDI, Ranchi and ISM, Dhanbad ------- Principal Investigator (2009-2012) funded by Coal India Limited (R&D Board).
    Sanctioned Project cost: Rs. 1 crore 68.5 Lakh - Completed
  5. A Pilot Project on “Modeling for changes CBM Reservoir permeability due to stress” funded by Dept. of Science and Technology, Govt. of India----Principal Investigator (2008-2009).
    Sanctioned Project cost: Rs. 3.00 Lakh- Completed
  6. Project on “Stress Modelling for the Krishna-Godavari and Cauvery basins using borehole breakouts” funded by Dept. of Science and Technology, Govt. of India----Principal Investigator (2003-2006).
    Sanctioned Project cost: Rs. 8.68 Lakh - Completed
  7. Project on “Numerical Modelling for Stress analysis for the Mahanadi offshore basin” funded by CSIR------Co-PI (1999-2002)
    Sanctioned Project Cost: Rs. 5.00 Lakh - Completed
  8. Minor Research Project on “Well breakout analysis using Finite Element modeling” funded by Indian school of Mines------Principal Investigator (1998-2000)
    Sanctioned Project cost: Rs. 0.2 Lakh - Completed
Ph.D Guidance: Nine (Awarded), Twelve (Continuing)
  1. “Analysis of Well logs and In-situ Stress for CBM Exploration in Jharia Coalfield, India” submitted by Sri Suman Paul and Ph.D awarded in the year 2012.
  2. “Well Log Analysis and Rock Physics Modeling in Reservoir Characterization, Cambay basin, India” by Sri SaurabhDatta Gupta and Ph.D awarded in 2012.
  3. “Geomechnaical modeling of oil and gas bearing formation in Krishna-Godavari basin, India” by Sri Dip Kumar Singha and Ph. D awarded in 2015.
  4. “Estimation of Coal Quality and Modeling of Coal Seam Surface using Well Logs in Korba and Bishrampur Coalfields of Central India” by Sri Sayan Ghosh and Ph.D awarded in 2016
  5. “Analysis of Well Logs and Wellbore Instability in Oil/Gas Fields of Krishna-Godavari Basin, India” by Mrs. Baisakhi Das and Ph.D. awarded in 2017.
  6. “Application of Borehole Image Logs to Delineate Fractures for Optimization of Production from Hydrocarbon and CBM Reservoir” and Ph.D. awarded in 2018.
  7. “Origin of Overpressure and Prediction of Pore Pressure in Extensional and Compressional Basins of India: Analysis from the Krishna-Godavari, Cauvery and Assam Basins” and Ph.D. awarded in 2019.
  8. “Well Log Data Analysis and Reservoir Characterisation in Parts of Assam and Assam-Arakan Basin, India” and Ph. D. awarded in 2020,
  9. “Integrating Rock Physics, Petrophysics and Depositional Set Ups for Reservoir Quality and Wellbore Stability Analysis in East Coast of India” and Ph.D. in 2020.

M. Tech Project Supervision on Petroleum Exploration: 27

Research Projects Funded by ISM, DST, CSIR, MoES and CIL (R&D) Board: 8


Best 10 Publications in International Journal
  1. Das, B. and Chatterjee, R., 2017, Wellbore stability analysis and prediction of minimum mud weight for few wells in Krishna-Godavari Basin, India, International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences, 93, 30-37.
  2. Dasgupta, S., Chatterjee, R. and Mohanty, S. P, 2016, Prediction of pore pressure and fracture pressure in Cauvery and Krishna-Godavari basins, India, Marine and Petroleum Geology, 78, 493-506.
  3. Dasgupta, S., Chatterjee, R., Mohanty, S., 2016, Magnitude, mechanisms and prediction of abnormal pore pressure using well data in the Krishna Godavari Basin, East coast of India,AAPG Bulletin, 100(12), 1833 – 1855.
  4. Singha, D. K and Chatterjee, R., 2015, Geomechanical Modeling using Finite Element Method for Prediction of In-situ Stress in Krishna-Godavari basin, India, International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences, 73, 15-27.
  5. Singha, D. K and Chatterjee, R., Sen, M. K. and Sain, K., 2014, Pore pressure prediction in gas-hydrate bearing sediments of Krishna-Godavari Basin in, India, Marine Geology, 357, 1-11.
  6. Singha, D. K and Chatterjee, R., 2014, Detection of Overpressure zones and a Statistical Model for Pore Pressure Estimation from Well Logs in the Krishna-Godavari Basin, India, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems , 15(4), 1009-1020.
  7. Paul, S. and Chatterjee, R., 2011, Determination of in-situ stress direction from cleat orientation mapping for coal bed methane exploration in south-eastern part of Jharia coalfield, India, International Journal of Coal Geology, 87(2), 87-96.
  8. Chatterjee, R. and Paul, S., 2013, Classification of Coal Seams for Coal Bed Methane Exploitation in Central Part of Jharia Coalfield, India - A Statistical Approach, Fuel, 111, 20-29.
  9. Chatterjee, R., 2008, Effect of Normal Faulting on In-Situ Stress: A Case Study from Mandapeta Field, Krishna-Godavari basin, India: Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 269/3-4, 457 - 466.
  10. Chatterjee, R. and Mukhopadhyay, M., 2002, Effects of rock mechanical properties on stress field of the Mahanadi basin, India – Results from finite element modeling: Geophysical Research Letters, 29 (11), 28-1 – 28-4.
Best 10 Publications in International Journal
  1. Gogoi, T. and Chatterjee, R., 2021, An Integrated Petrophysical and Rock Physics Analysis for Reservoir Characterization Study in Parts of Upper Assam Basin,India, Arabian Journal of Geosciences (In press).
  2. Alam, J., Gogoi, T. and Chatterjee, R., 2021, Geomechanical characterization of subsurface formations with stress rotation in Assam Gap, Northeast India, Journal of Earth System Science, 130(3), 1-14.
  3. Chakraborty, S., Mondal, S. and Chatterjee, R., 2021, Comprehensive workflow to quantify diagenetic cement from wireline logs of deep water east coast of India wells and rock physics modeling, Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering (In press),
  4. Chatterjee, D., Mohanty, P. R. and Chatterjee, R. and Singh, S. K., 2021, Scope of Sub Basalt Imaging Using Locally Generated Converted Waves and mixed mode depth imaging: A study on real data, Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, 108565,
  5. Banerjee, A. and Chatterjee, R., 2021, A Methodology to Estimate Proximate and Gas Content Saturation with Lithological Classification in Coalbed Methane Reservoir, Bokaro Field, India, Natural Resources Research, 1-17,
  6. Mondal, S., Chatterjee, R. and Chakraborty, S., 2021, An integrated approach for reservoir characterisation in deep-water Krishna-Godavari basin, India: a case study, Journal of Geophysics and Engineering, 18 (1), 134-144.
  7. Karthikeyan, G., Chand, J. and Chatterjee, R., 2020, Impact of geomechanics in coal bed methane development and production, Barakar coals in central India, Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, 194, 107515.
  8. Das, P. S., Chatterjee, R. and Dasgupta, S., 2020, Effective medium theory and multiple linear regression‐based velocity estimation in syn‐rift clastic sequence of the Krishna–Godavari basin, India, Geophysical Prospecting, 68(6),
  9. Chakrabarty, S., Chatterjee, R. and Yadav, A., 2020, Time lapse rock physics template and seismic quantitative analysis amid the production phase, Journal of Applied Geophysics, 174, 103956.
  10. Gogoi, T. and Chatterjee, R., 2020, Multi-mineral Modeling and Estimation of Brittleness Index of Shaly Sand in Upper Assam and Mizoram areas, India, SPE Reservoir Evaluation and Engineering-Formation Evaluation,SPE Res Eval& Eng., 23 (02), 708–721. Paper Number: SPE-200498-PA,
  11. Pandey, A.K., Chatterjee, R. and Choudhury, B., 2020, Application of neural network modelling for classifying hydrocarbon bearing zone, water bearing zone and shale with estimation of petrophysical parameters in Cauvery basin, India. J. Earth Syst. Sci., 129, 33, doi: 10.1007/s12040-019-1285-4.
  12. Mondal, S.,Yadav, A. and Chatterjee, R., 2020, Rock-physics forward modelling to predict seismic behaviour: A case study for exploration target in Mahanadi basin, East Coast of India, Geophysical Prospecting, 68(7), 2186-2194.
  13. Chatterjee, R., Paul S. and Pal, P. K., 2019, Relation between coalbed permeability and in-situ stress magnitude for coalbed methane exploration in Jharia and Raniganj coalfields, India, The Leading Edge, October, 800-807.
  14. Yadav, A., Nayak, S., Kanta, H.,Sangwan, P., Pundir, A. and Chatterjee, R., 2019,A case study of azimuthal fracture characterization in Cambay Basin, India, Journal of Applied Geophysics, 169, 239-248.
  15. Dasgupta, S. Chatterjee, R.,Mohanty, S. P. and Alam, J., 2019, Pore Pressure Modelling in a compressional Setting: A Case Study from Assam, NE India, Journal of Petroleum Geology, 42(3), 319-338.
  16. Singha, D. K., Shukla, P. K., Chatterjee, R. and Sain, K., 2019, Multi-Channel 2D Seismic Constraints on Pore Pressure- and Vertical Stress- Related Gas Hydrate in the Deep Offshore of the Mahanadi Basin, India, Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, 180,
  17. Mondal, S., and Chatterjee, R., 2019, Quantitative risk assessment for Optimum Mud weight window design: A case study, Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, 176, 800-810.
  18. Das, P. S., Chatterjee, R., Dasgupta, S., Das, R., Bakshi, D. and Gupta, M., 2018, Quantification and spatial distribution of pore-filling materials through constrained rock physics template and fluid response modelling in Paleogeneclastic reservoir from Cauvery basin, India, Geophysical Prospecting,67(1), 150-166.
  19. Alam, J., Chatterjee, R. and Dasgupta, S., 2019, Estimation of Pore Pressure, Tectonic Strain and Stress Magnitudes in Upper Assam Basin: A Tectonically Active Part of India, Geophysical Journal International, 216(1), 659-675.
  20. 20. Gogoi, T. and Chatterjee, R., 2019, Estimation of Petrophysical Parameters using Seismic Inversion and Neural Network Modeling in Upper Assam Basin, India, Geoscience Frontiers, 10, 1113-1124.
  21. Das, B. and Chatterjee, R., 2018, Well log Data Analysis for Lithology and Fluid Identification in Krishna-Godavari Basin, India, Arabian Journal of Geosciences, 11, 231-242.
  22. Chatterjee, R and Singha, D. K., 2018, Stress Orientation from Image log and Estimation of Shear Wave Velocity using Multiple Regression Model: A Case Study from Krishna-Godavari basin, India, Journal of Indian Geophysical Union, 22(2), 128-137.
  23. Mondal, S., Yadav, A. and Chatterjee, R., 2018, Integration of Rock Physical Signatures with Depositional Environments: A Case Study from East Coast of India, Journal of Applied Geophysics, 148, 256-264.
  24. Das, B. and Chatterjee, R., 2018, Mapping of Pore pressure, In-situ Stress and Brittleness in Unconventional Shale Reservoir of Krishna-Godavari Basin, Journal of Natural Gas Science Engg., 50, 74-89.
  25. Paul S., Ali, M. and Chatterjee, R., 2018, Prediction of Compressional Wave Velocity Using Regression and Neural Network Modeling and Estimation of Stress orientation in Bokaro Coalfield, India, Pure and Applied Geophysics, 175(1), 375-388.
  26. Ali, M., Paul, S. and Chatterjee, R., 2017, Cleat Orientation from Ground Mapping and Image Log Studies for In-Situ Stress Analysis: Coal Bed Methane Exploration in South Karanpura Coalfield, India, Energy & Fuels, 31(7), 6812-6824.
  27. Chatterjee, R.,Datta Gupta, S. and Mandal, P.P., 2017, Fracture and Stress Orientation from Borehole Image Logs: A Case Study from Cambay Basin, India, Journal of Geological Society of India, 89(5), 573-580.
  28. Das B., Chatterjee, R.,Singha, D. K. and Kumar, R., 2017, Post-stack Seismic Inversion and Attribute Analysis in Shallow Offshore of Krishna-Godavari Basin, India, Journal of Geological Society of India, 90, 32-40.
  29. Das, B. and Chatterjee, R., 2017, Wellbore stability analysis and prediction of minimum mud weight for few wells in Krishna-Godavari Basin, India, International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences, 93, 30-37.
  30. Singha, D. and Chatterjee, R., 2017, Rock Physics Modeling in Sand Reservoir through Well Log Analysis, Krishna-Godavari basin, India, Geomechanics and Engineering,13(1), 99-117.

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