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Nurul Kabir
Nurul Kabir
(979) 845-6401
Halbouty 208

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


Ph.D., Geophysics, 1997, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands.

M.Sc., Exploration Geophysics, 1992, ITC, Delft, The Netherlands.

B.Sc., Exploration Geophysics, 1982, Institut Algerian du Petrole, Boumerdes, Algeria.


2010 Best Paper Award in The Leading Edge, Journal of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG).


GEOP 631 - Seismic Data Processing

Seismic Data Processing Seminar

GEOP 685 - Seismic AVO & Attribute Analysis

Nurul Kabir

Adjunct Professor

Research Interests

Dr. Kabir’s research interests are primarily in seismic data processing applied to oil and gas exploration and development activities. He brings in unique industry experience in seismic noise and multiple attenuation. He has special interest in seismic data reconstruction and amplitude studies. In recent years, his main focus has been on unconventional shale oil/gas exploration. Using seismic amplitude inversion Total Organic Content (TOC) and geomechanical properties of unconventional shale reservoir may be estimated. Current projects and interests include:

  • Seismic data reconstruction and multiple attenuation
  • AVA inversion for the estimation of geomechanical properties of unconventional shale

Selected Publications

Multiazimuth versus wide-azimuth acquisition designs for sub-Messinian imaging: A finite-difference modeling study in West Nile Delta, Egypt; Nurul Kabir, Kyoung-Jin Lee, Walter Rietveld, Brian Barley, Jim Keggin, Graham Johnson: The Leading Edge Apr 2010, Vol. 29, No. 4, pp. 450-462.

Density extraction from P-wave AVO inversion: Tuscaloosa Trend example: Jyoti Behura, Nurul Kabir, Richard Crider, Petr Jilek, Ellen Lake, The Leading Edge, Jul 2010, Vol. 29, No. 7, pp. 772-777.

A 3D finite-difference modeling study of seismic imaging challenges in Bintuni Bay, Irian Jaya Barat: Greg J. Schurter, Yayat Supriatna, Angke Nuraeni, Supriyono, Carl J. Regone, Nurul Kabir, The Leading Edge, Sep 2009, Vol. 28, No. 9, pp. 1008-1021.

Processing of a novel deepwater, wide-azimuth node seismic survey: Richard Clarke, Ganyuan Xia, Nurul Kabir, Laurent Sirgue, Scott Michell, The Leading Edge Apr 2007, Vol. 26, No. 4, pp. 504-509.

3D interpolation of irregular data with a POCS algorithm: Ray Abma, Nurul Kabir, GEOPHYSICS, Nov 2006, Vol. 71, No. 6, pp. E91-E97

Can hydrocarbon saturation be estimated using density contrast parameter, Nurul Kabir et al. June 2006 CSEG RECORDER, p.31-37

Comparisons of interpolation methods: Ray Abma, Nurul Kabir, The Leading Edge, Oct 2005, Vol. 24, No. 10, pp. 984-989.

Comparisons of adaptive subtraction methods for multiple attenuation: Ray Abma, Nurul Kabir, Ken H. Matson, Scott Michell, Simon A. Shaw, Bill McLain, The Leading Edge, Mar 2005, Vol. 24, No. 3, pp. 277-280.

A constrained parametric inversion for velocity analysis based on CFP technology: M. M. Nurul Kabir, D. J. Verschuur, GEOPHYSICS Jul 2000, Vol. 65, No. 4, pp. 1210-1222.

Toward true amplitude multiple removal; M. M. Nurul Kabir, Kurt J. Marfurt, The Leading Edge, Jan 1999, Vol. 18, No. 1, pp. 66-73.

Pushing AVO inversion beyond linearized approximation: A new parametrization and crossplotting; Benoit Lavaud, Nurul Kabir, Guy Chavent, SEG Technical Program Expanded Abstracts, 1999: 760-763.

Restoration of missing offsets by parabolic Radon transform, Nurul Kabir and D. J. Verschuur, Geophysical Prospecting 1995, Vol. 43, No.3, pp.347–368.

Additional Information

EAGE Instructor for the course: Seismic Multiple Removal Techniques. Widely experienced (16+ years) in various aspects related to signal processing, seismic data processing, imaging and R&D in a major oil company (BP/Amoco). Led many important projects offering technical solutions to the Exploration team and advised upper management. Also collaborated with major vendors and performed contractor QC of seismic processing. Mentored summer interns and junior geophysicists. Presented in many SEG and EAEG conferences and published and reviewed journal papers. Received TLE 2010 Best Paper Award.
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