Dhananjay Kumar received a BS (1998) in Geological Sciences and an MS (2000) in Exploration Geophysics from the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur and a PhD (2005) in Geophysics from the University of Texas at Austin. Since 2012, he has been working as a geophysicist at BP Upstream Technology in Houston. Earlier, he worked one year for Reliance in Mumbai and seven years for Chevron in San Ramon and Houston. His research interests include reservoir properties predictions from seismic, 4D seismic, shale gas, and gas hydrates. He has taught various geophysical courses during SPG-India conference and delivered lectures at universities. He conducts BP’s internal course as well. He is a member of SEG, GSH, AGU and SPG North America Chapter.