Ipsita Gupta

Assistant Professorgupta

Mr. and Mrs. Boyd H. McMullan Professor
Craft & Hawkins Department of Petroleum Engineering
Louisiana State University
3209S Patrick F. Taylor Hall
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Phone: 225-578-8468 / Fax: 888-965-9518
igupta@lsu.edu  

Educational Background

  • PhD: Hydrogeology, Geological Sciences, University of South Carolina, USA, 2009.
  • MTech: Earth Resources Technology, Applied Geology, Indian Institute of technology (IIT) Roorkee, 2001.
  • BSc: Geology (Honors), Mathematics and Chemistry (Minors), Presidency College, Calcutta, University of Calcutta, India, 1998. 

Employment History

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Petroleum Engineering, Louisiana State University, USA (August, 2016-Present).
  • Chevron Energy Technology Company (ETC) and Chevron North America Exploration and Production Company (CNAEP)
    • Reservoir Engineer, Applied Reservoir Management Team, CNAEP, Gulf of Mexico Business Unit, Covington, LA. (July 2013 – July 2016).
    • Development Geologist, CNAEP, Gulf of Mexico Business Unit, Lafayette, LA. (May, 2011 – July 2013).
    • Research Scientist, Chevron ETC, Research and Development Division, San Ramon, CA (April 2010 – April 2011).
    • Earth Science Research Intern, Chevron ETC, Research and Development, San Ramon, CA (November, 2008 – February, 2009).
  • Graduate Research/Teaching Assistant, University of South Carolina, Columbia (May, 2003 – October 2008).
    Systems Executive, NIIT GIS Ltd. (ESRI India), New Delhi, India (August 2001 – July2002).
  • Graduate Research Student, Remote Sensing and Geomatics Division, Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC), Dehradun, India (December 2000 – July 2001).
  • Graduate Summer Trainee, Geochronology & Isotope Geology Division, Geological Survey of India (GSI), Calcutta (June 2000 - July 2000).

Research Interests

  • Reactive Transport and Thermal-Hydrological-Mechanical-Chemical (THMC) Modeling for Energy and Environment
    • Wellbore Integrity - Cement-Rock Interactions, Cement-Casing Integrity
    • Gas Hydrates
    • CO2 sequestration
    • Geothermal energy storage and production
  • Basin-scale Hydrogeology – coupled heat flow, fluid flow and solute transport
  • Integrated geology and subsurface engineering
  • Broad range of Petroleum Engineering applications in Reservoir and Production Engineering, Worst Case Discharge, Geomechanics

Teaching Responsibilities

  • PETE 4051 -  Reserves and Reservoir Management (Reservoir Engineering)
  • PETE 3036 -  Well Logging
  • PETE 7241 – Reactive Transport Processes in Energy and Environment
  • PETE 7241 – Reservoir Characterization
  • PETE 7241 – Advanced Petrophysics