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Mukul R. Bhatia
Mukul R. Bhatia
(979) 862-1724
102B Halbouty

Department of Geology and Geophysics
Texas A&M University
3115 TAMU
College Station, Texas 77843-3115


Ph.D.  Geology – The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia 1982


Mukul R. Bhatia

Executive Professor and Director, Berg-Hughes Center for Petroleum and Sedimentary Systems, Dan A. Hughes '51 Chair

Research Interests

Upstream Oil & Gas

Field Development Planning

Unconventional Resources

Deep Water Developments

Reservoir Characterization and Reserves

Integrated Reservoir Management

Seismicity and Water Disposal

Selected Publications

  • Geological and Geomechanical Modeling of the Haynesville Shale: A Full Loop for Unconventional Fractured Reservoirs, Unconventional Resource Technology Conference, San Antonio, SPE/AAPG/SEG, URTec 2460295, 2016 (with S. Bayer, M. Wunderle et al)
  • Bayu-Undan Field: Appraisal and Development Planning: SPE 38064, p 401- 414, 1997. (with D. Reese, J. Currie, Y.S. Chow)
  • Trace element characteristics of greywackes and tectonic setting discrimination of the sedimentary basins. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, v 92, p 181 -193, 1986 (with K.A.W. Crook)
  • Rare earth element geochemistry of Australian Paleozoic greywackes and mudrocks: provenance and tectonic control. Sedimentary Geology, v 45, p 97 – 113, 1985
  • Composition and classification of Paleozoic Flysch mudrocks of Australia: implications in provenance and tectonic setting interpretation. Sedimentary Geology, v 41, p 249 – 268, 1985
  • Depositional framework and diagenesis of the Late Permian gas reservoirs of the Bonaparte Basin, Australian Petroleum Exploration Association Journal, v 24, p 299-313, 1984. (with M. Thomas, J.M. Borrie)
  • Plate Tectonics and Geochemical Composition of Sandstones. Journal of Geology, v 91, p 611- 627, 1983
  • Trace element geochemistry and sedimentary provinces: a study from the Tasman Geosyncline. Chemical Geology, v 33, p 115-125, 1981 (with S.R. Taylor)
  • Evolution of Late Paleozoc glacial-marine sedimentation in the Simla Hills, Lesser Himalaya, India. N. Jb. Geol. Palaont. Mh 5, p 267 – 288, 1981
  • Late Paleozoic diamictites of the Simla Hills, Lesser Himalayas, India: age and geochemistry. In: W.B. Harland (Editor), Earth’s Pre-Pleistocene Glacial Record, Cambridge University Press, p 293, 1981
  • Rare earth element geochemistry of clastic rocks from the Tasman Geosyncline, Australia. Australian sedimentological Conference, Geological Society of Australia, Canberra, Abstract, p 42, 1980 (with S.R. Taylor)
  • Pre-Carboniferous granitic clast in the Blaini diamictites of Simla Hills and its significance. Recent Researches in Geology, v 3, p 391-398, 1977 (with A.K. Prasad)
  • The Blaini Formation – a marker horizon in Lesser Himalayas, its age and classification. Science and Culture, v 42, p 579 – 580, 1976 (with A.K. Prasad)
  • Fossil tracheids and other microfossils from the Blaini tillite horizon, Simla Hills. Bulletin Indian Geologists Association, v 8, p 191 -195, 1975 (with A.K. Prasad)
  • Some sedimentological, lithostratigraphic and genetic aspects of the Blaini Formation of parts of Simla Hills, H.P, India, Bulletin Indian Geologists Association, v 8, p 162 – 185, 1975 (with A.K. Prasad) 

Additional Information


  • Texas Board of Professional Geoscientists, License #6589
  • Society of Petroleum Engineers, Member
  • American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Member
  • Petroleum Exploration Society of Australia, Member
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