Stanford University

Tapan Mukerji

Professor (Research), Energy Resources Engineering
(650) 721-1263
Tapan Mukerji is a Professor (Research) in the Department of Energy Resources Engineering. He co-directs the Stanford Center for Earth Resources Forecasting (SCERF), and is associated with the Stanford Rock Physics and Borehole Geophysics (SRB) and Stanford Basin and Petroleum System Modeling (BPSM) research groups. Tapan obtained his Ph.D. in Geophysics from Stanford University, in 1995, and M.S. (Geophysics) and B.S. (Physics) degrees from Banaras Hindu University, India. His research interests include rock physics, spatial statistics, wave propagation, stochastic methods for quantitative reservoir characterization, time-lapse reservoir monitoring, and geomodeling applications. He was awarded the Karcher Award in 2000 by the Society of Exploration Geophysicists. He is a co-author of "The Rock Physics Handbook", "Quantitative Seismic Interpretation", and "The Value of Information in the Earth Sciences" all published by Cambridge University Press. In 2014 Tapan (together with Gary Mavko, Jack Dvorkin and Dario Grana) was awarded the ENI award - the so called "Energy Nobel Prize" - for pioneering innovations in theoretical and practical rock physics for seismic reservoir characterization. In 2017, Tapan's book "The Value of Information in the Earth Sciences" received the finalist publication competition award from the Decision Analysis Society of the Institute for Operations Research and Management Sciences.
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