Episode 55: Shrinking uncertainties in the geosciences – an exploration of India

In this episode, host Andrew Geary speaks with Satchidananda Rath and Soman Chacko on April’s The Leading Edge highlighting the recent oil and gas developments in India. First, Mr. Rath provides an overview of the current geophysical activity in India and where the next advancements might come from. Then Andrew speaks with Dr. Chacko highlighting a few of the eight papers published for this special section, discussing techniques and geophysics utilized in prolific and unexplored basins in India.

Interviewee biographies

Mr. Satchidananda Rath is an upstream petroleum professional with 36 years in oil and gas exploration, drilling, production, and national and international exploration project management. He is a current member of the Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board in India and retired as Director Operations from Oil India Limited (OIL).

Dr. Soman Chacko is a Consultant Geophysicist with over 36 years of experience in the upstream oil and gas industry. He obtained a Ph.D. in Geophysics from Rice University in Houston, Texas, and then worked for the Exxon Corporation (now ExxonMobil) for 33 years, primarily at international locations. After retiring from ExxonMobil, he was with Cairn India Ltd as Chief Geophysicist for three years before retiring again to be a consultant in Houston. His interests include seismic acquisition, processing, interpretation, and quantitative seismic interpretation.

Editor’s note: Dr. Chacko added this comment – “We were very pleased with the large number of papers submitted by so many authors for this special section. We appreciate the participation. It was difficult to short list to the eight that finally made it and to the section. And on behalf of my fellow guest editors, I want to thank The Leading Edge for making possible this special section on India.

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Interviews: Satchidananda Rath and Soman Chacko
Original music by Zach Bridges. 

This episode was hosted, edited, and produced by Andrew Geary. Special thanks to the SEG podcast team: Jennifer Crockett, Ashley Rodriguez, Ally McGinnis, and Mick Swiney.

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