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National University of Singapore
10 Kent Ridge Crescent, Singapore 119260

Office: AS3/03-11
Email: geosnk@nus.edu.sg
Tel: +65 66013768
Fax: +65 67773091
Homepage: http://www.fas.nus.edu.sg/geog/
| Brief Introduction | Teaching Areas | Current Research | Research Interests | Publications | Other Information | Consulting

Brief Introduction Top


  • 2013    Ph.D (Geology), Utkal University, India
  • 1999    M.Sc. (Geographical Information Systems), University of Leicester, UK
  • 1997    M.Sc.Tech. (Applied Geology), Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad, India
  • 1994    B.Sc. Hons (Geology), Ravenshaw College, Cuttack, India

Professional Experience:

  • 2014 onwards  Senior Lecturer, Petroleum Exploration, Department of Geography, NUS, Singapore
  • 2011-2013       Analyst Geoscience, BHP Billiton, Singapore
  • 2007-2011       Deputy Manager – Geoscience, Reliance Industries Ltd, Mumbai, India
  • 2006-2007       GIS Manager, Fugro Surveys India Pvt Ltd, Mumbai, India
  • 2005-2006       Project Manager, AND Data India Private Limited, Pune, India
  • 2004-2005       Senior Lecturer & Consultant, JITM, Orissa, India
  • 2003-2004       Scientific Researcher, IFGI, Muenster, Germany
  • 2002-2003       GIS Engineer, Quam GmbH, Munich, Germany
  • 2001-2002       Scientific Co-worker, FSU Jena, Germany
  • 2000-2001       Project Associate, IIT Kanpur, India
  • 1997-1998       CSIR-UGC Junior Research Fellow, ISM Dhanbad, India

Teaching Areas Top

MInor in Petroleum Exploration

  • GE3242 Sediments and Sedimentary Basins
  • GE3243 Applied Petroleum Exploration
  • GE2230 Energy Futures: Environment and Sustainability
  • GE3244 Fundamentals of Petroleum Geoscience


Current Research Top

  • Applications of Remote Sensing and GIS for Geological prospecting of minerals and oil
  • Subsurface modelling, spatiual statistics and resource estimation

Research Interests Top

Surface modeling using elevation models: Acquisition and processing of bathymetry into digital elevation models DEM), use of DEM to model surfaces on land and seafloor in GIS for feature detection, hydrological analysis and correlation with subsurface data and observations.

Image processing and Interpretation: Use of multi-resolution, multi-spectral (also hyper spectral) satellite data for Geological (structural and mineralogical) studies and land use land cover classification and change analysis.

Subsurface Geological modeling: Integration of surface, seismic interpretation and well data for geological modeling leading to identification of prospects and evaluation of resources. This includes spatial statistical analysis (trend analyses) for extrapolation (predictive modeling), specifically using development of workflows and algorithms using GIS in 2D and 3D.

Publications Top


  • Kundu, S.N and Durga Shankar Pattnaik (2014) Geomorphic characterization of seafloor using digital elevation models (DEM) derivatives –A case study around Bombay High, Western Indian offshore, Geocarto International, Volume 29, Issue 2, April 2014, pages 185-197
  • Kundu, S.N. et al. Mapping onland rivers up to the seafloor along the west coast of India, Current Science, v-101,no. 7.
  • Kundu.S.N, Pattnaik.D.S, Detection of seafloor channels using Bathymetry data in Geographical Information Systems, International Journal of Geomatics and Geoscience, Vol-1, N.4, 2011
  • Kundu, S. N. et al, Change Analysis using India Oceansat Data after Orissa Super-cyclone, International Journal of Remote Sensing, 2001,v.22,No. 7, 1383-1389


  • Dayal, S., Pattnaik, D.S., Kundu, S.N., Evaluation and assessment of Kosi River flood  disaster using remote sensing and GIS techniques, 3rd International Conference on Earth Science and Climate Change, July 28-30, San Francisco, USA
  • Pattnaik. D.S., Dayal, S., Kundu, S. N., Morphological variations of Sandbars in River Ganga around Patna City using Multi-temporal Satellite Imagery Technique, International Seminar on Geosciences for Mineral Development Environmental Challenges, Jan-17-19, Utkal University, India
  • Kundu, S. N. & Pradhan, B., Surface Area Processing in GIS, Mapasia 2003, Kuala Lumpur,Malaysia

Other Information Top

Journal Reviewer:

2014 onwards Journal of Spatial Science 
2012 onwards: Geocarto International

Academic Awards:
1998  British Chevening Scholarship, UK
1997  Council of Scientific and Industrial Research Scholarhip, India


Consulting Top

Prime Consulting areas

1. Remote Sensing & Image Interpretation for Geology & Geomorphology.

2. GIS Analysis and Applications.

3. Spatial Statistics and Subsurface Modeling for Geological resource modelling and reserve estimation.

4. Petroleum E&P Data & Applications Management (Seismic and Well)

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