Ipsita Gupta

Associate 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: 225-578-8433

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

  • Louisiana State University
    • Associate Professor, Department of Petroleum Engineering, Louisiana State University, USA (August 2022 - present).
    • Adjunct Faculty, Department of Geology and Geophysics, Louisiana State University (August 2022-present)
    • Assistant Professor, Department of Petroleum Engineering, Louisiana State University, USA (August, 2016- August 2022).
  • 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 of Fluid-Rock-Cement Interactions; Long Term Assessments
    • Wellbore Integrity - Cement-Rock Interactions
    • Hydrogen geo-storage
    • CO2 storage and sequestration
    • Gas Hydrates
    • 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 4241 - Geologic Aspects of Subsurface Storage 
  • PETE 7241 - Reactive Transport Processes in Energy and Environment
  • PETE 7195 - Reservoir Characterization