Prof. Ganapathy Shanmugam :
Category: Academic Excellence
G.Shanmugam emigrated to the U.S. in 1970. He is a pragmatic and and an iconoclastic deep-water process sedimentologist. His primary contributions are aimed at documenting the volumetric importance of sandy mass-transport deposits and bottom-current reworked sands in deep-water petroleum reservoirs worldwide and at dispelling the popular myth that most deep-water sands are turbidites.
He is an Associate Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Palaeogeography (Elsevier), an Editorial Member of the journal Petroleum Exploration and Development (Elsevier).
He has published over 350 reserach papers. His books include: Deep-water processes and facies models: Implications for sandstone petroleum reservoirs: Amsterdam, Elsevier, Handbook of petroleum exploration and production, v. 5, 476 pages, published in 2006 and New perspectives on deep-water sandstones: Origin, recognition, initiation, and reservoir quality: Amsterdam, Elsevier, Handbook of petroleum exploration and production, v. 9, 524 pages, published in 2012. . This book was translated to the Chinese language in 2014.