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School Of Geography & Earth Sciences

Janok Bhattacharya
Janok Bhattacharya

Contact Info

Professor, Acting Director: SGES, Susan Cunningham Research Chair in Geology
General Science Building, Rm 210
(905) 525-9140 ext. 23528
(905) 546-0463
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For correspondence related to the Directorship, please use sgesdir@mcmaster.ca

Summary

My general research program is mostly focused on investigating the sequence stratigraphy and 3D facies architecture of shallow marine, paralic, and fluvial depositional systems.

Dr. Janok Bhattacharya research program is mostly focused on investigating the sequence stratigraphy and 3D facies architecture of shallow marine, paralic, and fluvial depositional systems. Although much industry exploration effort is currently focused on deepwater depositional systems, about 50% of global oil production is currently from shallow marine, paralic and fluvial strata. Despite the continued importance of these reservoir types, ours is one of the only research programs devoted to this important area.

I am also investigating the interrelationships between structure and stratigraphy as a paired process. Specific projects are aimed at examining the effects of meso-scale tectonic structure on high-frequency sequence stratigraphic architecture in foreland basins and the relationship between sedimentation processes and formation of growth faults associated with deltaic depositional systems.

My research program is founded on the fundamentals of sedimentology, fieldwork, facies analysis, and sequence stratigraphy. Our program also crosses the boundaries between geophysics and engineering disciplines and provides an important environment for teamwork and integration that we believe provides a model for industry.

Courses

  • Earth Sc/Envir Sc 3E03 (Course Outline): Clastic Sedimentary Environments (Term One) 2017-18
  • Earth Sc 4J03 (Course Outline): Basin Analysis (Term One) 2017-18
  • Earth Sc 6J03: Basin Analysis (Term One) 2017-18
  • Earth Sc 711: Petroleum Exploration Workshop (Term Two) 2017-18
  • Earth Sci 756: Advanced methods in Sedimentology & Stratigraphic Analysis, 2017-18

Media

  • AAAS, October 2015

Publications

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Bhattacharya, J.P., Copeland, P., Lawton, T., and Holbrook, J., 2015, Estimation of source area, river paleoslope, paleo- discharge, and sediment budgets of linked deep time depositional systems and implications for hydrocarbons, in Walsh, J.P. et al., Earth Surface Process Connections from Mountains to Margins, Source to Sink, Earth-Science Reviews, Online Oct. 31, 2015, doi:10.1016/j.earscirev.2015.10.013. 34p.

Li, Z., Bhattacharya, J.P., and Schieber, J., 2015, Evaluating along-strike variation using thin-bedded facies analysis, Upper Cretaceous Ferron Notom Delta, Utah, Sedimentology, v.67, p.2060-2089.

Akyuz, I., Warny, S., Famubode, O., Bhattacharya, J.P., 2015, Palynology of the Turonian Ferron-Notom Sandstone, Utah: identification of marine flooding surfaces and Milankovitch cycles in subtropical, ever-wet, paralic to non-marine paleoenvironments. Palynology, Online July 2015, DOI: 10.1080/01916122.2015.1014525

Ullah, M., Bhattacharya, J.P., and Dupre, W.R., 2015, Confluence Scours versus Incised Valleys: Examples from the Cretaceous Ferron Notom Delta, SE Utah. Journal of Sedimentary Research, v. 5, p. 445-458.

Wu, C., Bhattacharya, J.P., and Ullah, M., 2015, Paleohydrology and 3D Facies Architecture of Ancient Point Bars, Ferron Sandstone, Notom Delta, South-central, Utah. Journal of Sedimentary Research, v. 85, p. 399-418.

Bhattacharyya, P., Bhattacharya,J.P., and Khan, S.D., 2015, Paleo-Channel Reconstruction and Grain Size Variability in Fluvial Deposits, Ferron Sandstone, Notom Delta, Hanksville, Utah. Sedimentary Geology, v. 325, p. 17-25.

Torrado, L., Mann, P. and Bhattacharya, J., 2014, Application of seismic attributes and spectral decomposition for reservoir characterization of a complex fluvial system: Case study of the Carbonera Formation, Llanos foreland basin, Colombia, Geophysics v. 79, No. 5; p. B221-B230.

Gani, M.R., Nyman, S., Bhattacharya, J.P., and Lee, K., 2014, Origin and distribution of calcite concretions in Cretaceous Wall Creek Member, Wyoming: reservoir-quality implication for shallow-marine deltaic strata, Cretaceous Research, v. 48, p. 39-152.

Li, Y., and Bhattacharya, J.P., 2014, Facies Architectural Study of a Lower-Delta-Plain Distributary Channel System in the Ferron Notom Delta, Southern Utah, Sedimentology, v. 61(5), p. 1452-1483, doi: 10.1111/sed.12104

Ahmed, S., Bhattacharya, J.P., Garza, D.E, Li, Y., 2014, Facies Architecture and Stratigraphic Evolution of a River-Dominated Delta Front, Turonian Ferron Sandstone, Utah. JSR, v. 84(2), p. 97-121.

Li, Y. and Bhattacharya, J.P., 2013 ,Falling stage compound valley systems, Ferron Notom Delta. Journal of Sedimentary Research. v. 83, p. 206-225.

Zhu, Y., Bhattacharya, J.P., Li, W., Lapen, T.J., Jicha, B., and Singer, B., 2012, Milankovitch-Scale Sequence Stratigraphy and Stepped Forced Regressions of the Turonian Ferron Notom Deltaic Complex, South-Central Utah, U.S.A., Journal of Sedimentary Research, v. 82, p. 723-746.

McMaster University - Faculty of Science

Mailing Address

School of Geography and Earth Sciences
McMaster University

General Sciences Building, Room 206
1280 Main Street West
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
L8S 4K1

Contact Information

Office Hours:
8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Telephone Inquiries:
+1 (905) 525-9140 ext.24535
Email Inquiries:
sges@mcmaster.ca

McMaster University - Faculty of Science

Mailing Address

School of Geography and Earth Sciences
McMaster University

General Sciences Building, Room 206
1280 Main Street West
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
L8S 4K1

Contact Information

Office Hours:
8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Telephone Inquiries:
(905) 525-9140 ext. 24535
Email Inquiries:
sges@mcmaster.ca