ghulam-bhat

Ghulam M. Bhat

Affiliate Scientist


Phone: (801) 587-8538
Email:  contact@egi.utah.edu

Current Position:

  • Professor in Geology

  • Head: Department of Geology

  • Director: Institute of Energy Research & Training, University of Jammu

  • Research Fellow:Controller of Examinations, University of Jammu (1st April 2010 – 21st March 2012)

  • Maghreb Petroleum Research Group ( MPRG), University College London

  • Energy Geoscience Institute, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, USA

  • Member, Task Force of experts for Landslide management in India, NDMA (August 2011 …..)

Professional Experience:

  • Lecturer S. P. College Srinagar March 1986-October 1987 +1 ½ yrs

  • Lecturer Geology Department, JU 23.10.1987 +11 yrs

  • Reader Geology & Geophysics, KU 22.12.1999-9.6.2001 1 ½ yrs

  • Reader Geology Department, JU 10.1.2001(Retrospective from 28.07.1998) 6 ½ yrs

  • Professor Geology Department, JU 09.09.2006 +5 year

Research Experience:

  • Research papers = 58

  • Number of Abstracts published: 86

Research Supervisors: (Late Prof. C. Gundo Rao and Late Prof. T. R. Bhatia):

  • Title of Ph. D. Thesis Microfacies Analysis of Limestone Formations Exposed around Verinagh, Kashmir Himalaya

  • Title of M. Phil. Dissertation Frequency Distribution of Pebble Count Data from a Bed of Upper Siwalik Conglomerate of Jammu Region, Jammu and Kashmir State, Northwest India

Teaching/Research experience in any other Educational Institution/University:

  • Lecture: 1 ½ years in S. P. College Srinagar (1986-87):

  • Reader: 1 ½ years in the University of Kashmir (1999-2001) (Founder Member and Head of the Department of Geology & Geophysics, KU)

Work experience other than teaching and research (in years):

  • Consultant to BRO for the last 13 years

  • Conducted EIA & EMP studies for NHPC on hydroelectric projects in J&K (Sewa-II, Chutakh, Uri – II and Nimoo-Bazgo) (2001-2006)

  • Expert team member of: a. DST on landslide research and mitigation b. Army Projects (17 Sikh Light Infantry) on watershed management (2009)

Thrust areas of research:

  • Sedimentology (field/exploration geologist)

  • Geotechnical/Engineering Geology/Seismology

Research Projects

Completed projects:

  • Geotechnical Re-evaluation of slope instability problem at Village Numain, Katra, Jammu. Shri Mata Vaishnav Devi Shrine Board, Katra, J&K (1999-2000)

  • Terrain Evaluation of hillslope instability along the National Highway between Batote and Banihal, J&K. DST, GOI, Delhi, through State Council for Science and Technology, J&K Govt. (1999)

  • Environmental Impact Assessment and Environmental Management Plans of Sewa Hydroelectric Project, Stage – II, District Kathua (J & K), NHPC, Faridabad (2001-02)

  • Environmental Impact Assessment and Environmental Management Plans of Uri-II Hydroelectric Project, District Baramula (J & K), NHPC, Faridabad (2002-03)

  • Report on the “Assessment of environmental damages (Geological/Ecological) caused by painting of advertisements on rocks along the National Highway between Jammu to Jawaher Tunnel (Kashmir)”. Survey conducted under the direction of Hon’ble High Court of Jammu and Kashmir (April, 2003)

  • Geoenvironmental Evaluation of landslide/slope failure hazards along Udhampur-Ramban Sector of the National Highway (NH1A), Northwest Himalaya” GBPIHED, Almora (2002-05)

  • Environmental Impact Assessment and Environmental Management Plans of Chutak Hydroelectric Project, Kargil, J&K, NHPC, Faridabad (2003-04)

  • Environmental Impact Assessment and Environmental Management Plans of Nimoo-Bazgo Hydroelectric Project, District Leh, J & K, NHPC, Faridabad (2003-04)

  • Geotechnical Investigation, Instrumentation and monitoring of Panthial and Pera Landslides along NH-1A, Jammu and Kashmir, DST, GOI (Rs. 52.00 lac)

  • Setting up of Additional Seismological Observatories with in Jammu Region, J&K State, Seismology Division, Ministry of Earth Sciences, GOI, Rs. 102.00 lac

  • Hydrocarbon prospectivity in Sirban Limestone of Jammu region (India), Eni Milan, 30,000 Euros

  • Gas Seeps in Jammu Region, Eni India, 3.5 lac

 

Ongoing projects:

  • Seismotectonic analysis of the Jammu region and adjoining areas, J&K State Seismology Division, Ministry of Earth Sciences, New Delhi (2010-13): Rs. 62.20 lac

  • EGI, University of Utah, Research project (2011-2014), Rs. 12.45 lac

 

International collaborative Projects (initiated in 2009):

  • Past climate change, human antiquity, sedimentation patterns bio- and chronostratigraphy and evolution of biological communities in the Valley of Kashmir. Members: Prof. Juergen Thurow and Dr. Bindra Thusu (UCL), Dr. Jonathan Craig (Eni Milan), Prof. Adrian Lister (Research leader in palaeonotology), Dr. Nick Ashton (Anthropologist), Dr. Ian Candy (Natural History Museum, London), Prof. G. M. Bhat (Jammu University), Prof. Chris Stringer, FRS (Natural History Museum), Dr. Simon Parfitt, Dr. Lorraine Cornish (palaeontologists at Natural History Museum, London) and Chris Collins (Cambridge University)

  • Hydrocarbon Prospecting in Cretaceous rocks of Shyok Valley: an analogue for east coast of India exploration plays (Eni Milan, University College London and Jammu University)

  • Neoproterozoic Petroleum systems along Peri Gondwana Passive Margins (Eni Milan, CNRS, University of Lille; University of Jammu; MPRG, University College London)

  • Investigation of gas seeps in Kashmir and Jammu divisions (Eni India, University of Jammu and MPRG, University College London)

  • Shale gas research project with EGI, University of Utah, UCL, University of London and ONGC

  • Permian-Triassic Boundary Problem Resolution: Mass Extinction, with two groups

    • Academia Sinica, University of Taipei, Taiwan, University of Guelph, Ontario and Jammu University
    • University of Zurich and Jammu University

National/International Institutional collaborations:

  • International:

    • MPRG at UCL, Earth Sciences Department, University College London

    • CNRS – UMR 8014 “Géosystèmes”, University of Lille, France

    • Institute of Earth Sciences, Academia Sinica Taipei, Taiwan

    • AON (Benfield) Hazard Research Centre, University College London, London

    • Museum of Natural History, London

    • Eni Milan and Eni India, Eni Ghana

    • Energy Institute, Durham University, UK

    • EGI, University of Utah

    • Chinese Academy of Sciences, Guiyang, China

    • Arkansas State University, USA

    • University of Leeds, UK

    • University of Zurich

    • University of Guelph, Ontario

  • National:

    • Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology, Dehra Dun

    • Birbal Sahni Institute of Palaeobotany, Lucknow

    • Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh

    • Department of Earth Sciences, IIT, Roorkee

    • ONGC, Dehra Dun

    • ISM, Dhanbad

Research/Academic Achievements & International Collaboration

  • Discovered the carcasses (skull with the jaws, tusk, rib and limb bones, scapula, vertebra, etc.) of a giant Elephas namadicus from Upper Karewa beds in Kashmir in September 2000.Worked on the problem of landslides from geotechnical approach along the National Highway NH-1A. The outcome of the research activity is being utilized by the BRO (Beacon) and the State Forest Department, who have been able to control number of slides including three major slides at km 76 (More Camp) and km 128 (Nashri II), Panthial km 168.

    Associated with this find were found the stone implements which were used by the hunters for butchering the animal. This discovery provides the direct evidence of the presence of humans in an area, only next to Gesher Benot in Israel with identical evidence. This discovery is claimed by the experts as important as that of leakeys in Africa.

 

  • Discovered the plants from Kashmir Himalaya which are the oldest known from Himalaya so far. The repository is in BSIP, Lucknow. In addition a suit of invertebrate fossils were discovered from Muth quartzites of Kashmir in 1991 and is housed in the Museum of Natural History, London. This assemblage of fossils is suggestive of Lower Silurian age for the Muth Quartzites and the experts are of the view that the fossils described by Reed 1912 needs revision in the light of the present fossils.

  • Contributed new insights for the mass extinction at the Permian-Triassic transition (Mother of all extinctions): evidences from Guryul Ravine in Kashmir and British Columbia: Paper in Chemical Geology.

  • Developed major international research, teaching and training collaborations involving western universities, research institutes and major oil and gas company (Eni, the sixth largest company in the world)

  • Established the Department of Geology and Geophysics in the University of Kashmir, planned the layout of the laboratories and framed the syllabi for M. Sc. courses in Applied Geology there.

  • Contributed in understanding “No link between the Panjal Traps (Kashmir) and the Late Permian Mass Extinctions”

 

M. Sc.

M. Phil.

Ph.D.

The MAAS, National “Young Muslim Scientist Award “– 1999 in Physical Sciences

Books, research papers, proceedings, published/under preparation (refereed journals)

Edited Book (Advanced Research Series): Geoenvironment Challenges Ahead, MacMillan India Ltd., 2009, pp.1-320

Biostratigraphy, Structure and Depositional Environments of the Neoproterozoic Sirban Limestone, Proterozoic Evaporite Sequence and Tertiary Succession of Jammu, India, Field Guide Series 2: 2008, Publ. of the University of Jammu and University College London

Northwest Himalayan Successions along Jammu-Srinagar Transect (Explanatory notes and Field Guide)-1999, Published by Indian Association of Sedimentologists

Environmental Hazards along the National Highway-NH1A, Jammu and Kashmir: Jammu-Patnitop Sector, 2003, Indian Geologists Association, Chandigarh

Children’s Education Programme: Energy Efficiency Campaign, A Booklet (First Edition, 2008; Second Edition, 2009, Third International Edition – 2010, Third Edition revised 2011)

Principal Editor, Geology and Hydrocarbon Potential of Neoproterozoic-Cambrian Basins in Asia, Geological Society of London, Spl. Volume (on line 2012)

Author: Landslide Investigation: Morphometric and Geotechnical Approach, A case study from Northwest Himalaya, India; ISBN 978-3-8443-0150-2; LAP Lambert Academic Publishing, p. 102, Germany (2011)

Journals where research papers are published

Chemical Geology

Geological Magazine

Geological Society of London

Annals of Palaeontology

Geophysical Research Letters

Journal of Asian Earth Sciences

International Journal of Sediment Research

Journal of Geotechnical and Geological Engineering

Journal of GEOSAS

Disaster Advances

The Open Geology Journal

Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta

www.eeri.org

Geological Society of India

Journal Indian Association of Sedimentologists

Bull of Geologists Association

Indian Academy of Geosciences

Jammu University Science Review

Journal Himalayan Geology

Research Papers in Refereed Journals (International/National)

Origin of the acidic rocks of the Early Permian Panjal Traps, Kashmir, India J. Gregory Shellnutta*, Ghulam M. Bhatb, Michael E. Brookfieldc, Jaroslav Dostald, Bor-Ming Jahne, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta (2011) Submitted

No link between the Panjal Traps (Kashmir) and the Late Permian mass extinctions J.G. Shellnutt1,2, G.M. Bhat3, M.E. Brookfield4 and B.-M. Jahn5, Geophysical Research Letters

Hot Springs and the Geothermal Energy Potential of Jammu and Kashmir State, Northwest Himalaya (Craig, J., Absar, A., Bhat, G. M., Cadel, G., Hakhoo, N., Kashkari, R., Moore, J., Ricchiuto., T. E., Thurow, J. B., Thusu, Journal Himalayan Geology (2011)

Facies controlled porosity evolution of the Neoproterozoic Upper Bhander Sandstone of Western India; Aabiroo Majid, A. H. M. Ahmad and G. M. Bhat, Spl publication Geological Society of London (2012 on line)

Potential for Oil and Gas in the Proterozoic Carbonates (Sirban Limestone) of Jammu, North India (G. M. Bhat, Ghara Ram and Sumita Koul) Geological Society of London, Spl. Volume 326, pp.245-254 (2009)

Mechanical properties of soils govern threshold saturation point in slope failures: a case study from Siwalik strata of Ramnagar, Jammu, G. M. Bhat, Yudhbir Singh and S. K. Pandita, Geoenvironment: Challenges Ahead, MacMillan India Ltd., New Delhi (2009), pp. 52-57

Pore water pressure induced landslide at Sangaldan, Jammu: a case study, G M Bhat and Yudhbir Singh, Geoenvironment: Challenges Ahead, MacMillan India Ltd., New Delhi (2009), pp. 58-64

Modified rock mass rating and tunnelling quality index analysis along HRT of Chutak hydroelectric power project, Kargil, Jammu and Kashmir, G. M. Bhat, Vinay Sharma, Yudhbir Singh and J. B. Choudhary, Geoenvironment: Challenges Ahead, MacMillan India Ltd., New Delhi (2009), pp. 65-76

Depositional and diagenetic environment of Habo Dome Limestone, Kachchh, Gujarat, A H M. Ahmad, Deepak Singh, A. F. Khan and G. M. Bhat, Geoenvironment: Challenges Ahead, MacMillan India Ltd., New Delhi (2009), 294-310

Neoproterozoic Source Rocks in North Africa and Northern India – A Comparison, GM Bhat, Sumita Koul, Ghara Ram, Naveen Hakoo, Fabio Lottaroli, Jonathan Craig, Andrea Cozzi, Juergen Thurow, Bindra Thusu, Marco Vecoli, Geological Society of London, Spl. Volume 2 (revision submitted)

Coeval Neoproterozoic diamictites of the Southeast Kashmir and Bhadarwah Basins: implications for hydrocarbon prospectivity, GM Bhat1, Sumita Koul1, Naveen Hakoo1, Jonathan Craig, Andrea Cozzi, Juergen Thurow, Bindra Thusu, Marco Vecoli, Geological Society of London, Spl. Volume 2 (Revision submitted)

Platinum element group variations at the Permo-Triassic boundary in Kashmir and British Columbia and their significance. Brookfield, M.E., Shellnutt, J.G., Qi, Liang, Hannigan, R., Bhat, G. M. Wignall, P., Chemical Geology 272 (2010), 12-19

Stability Assessment of Rock Slopes Using RMR, Modified SMR Technique and Kinematic Analysis around Barrage site of Chutak Hydroelectric Power Project Kargil, J&K India; G. M. Bhat, Vinay Sharma, J. B. Choudhary and Yudhbir Singh; Journal Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology

Role of Morphometric Parameters in Slide Activity along the National Highway – 1A between Udhampur and Batote, Jammu and Kashmir, India: A case study, G. M. Bhat and Yudhbir, Journal Himalayan Geology

Genesis and Process evaluation of the Neoproterozoic Bhander Sandstone of Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan, India” by Aabiroo Majid, A.H.M. Ahmad and G.M. Bhat, International Journal of Sediment Research (IJSR), International Research and Training Centre on Erosion and Sedimentation (IRTCES), Beijing, China

Depositional Environment and source and Reservoir Potential of Sirban Limestone, Jammu, India, G. M. Bhat and Sumita Koul, Journal Geological Society of India (Revision)

Characterization of Rock Mass of the Underground Powerhouse of Chutakh Hydroelectric Project, Kargil, India, G. M. Bhat and Vinay Sharma, Journal Engineering Geology (Revision)

Depositional origin of tuffaceous units in the Pliocene Upper Siwalik Subgroup, Jammu (India), NW Himalaya (G. M. Bhat, S. K. Pandita, S. N. Kundal and G. V. R. Prasad). Geological Magazine, 145(2), 279-294 (2008)

Tectono-Provenance and Diagenesis of Habo Dome Sandstone, Chari Formation, Kachchh, Western India (A. H. M. Ahmed, G. M. Bhat, Neshat Jehan, A. F. Khan and Abrroo Majid), Geol. Soc. India, v. 72 (6), 790-800 (2008)

Petrography, Diagenesis, Provenance and Tectonic Setting of the Sandstones of Upper Katrol Formation (Kimmeridgian), Nakhtarana Area, Kachchh, Gujrat, (Jour. Geol. Soc. India, 2006, v. 67(2), pp. 243-253) (A. H. M. Ahmad, G. M. Bhat, A. F. Khan and C. Saikia)

October 8 Kashmir Earthquake: Impact on Geoenvirnment and structures in the Karnah and Uri Tehsils of Kashmir (India) on website www.eeri.org (Earthquake Engineering research Institute, USA); G. M. Bhat, S. K. Pandita, Yudhbir Singh, Vinay Sharma, Sham Singh and Gulshan Rashid Bhat (2006)

Petrography, Diagenesis, Provenance and Tectonic Setting of the Sandstones of Upper Katrol Formation (Kimmeridgian), Nakhtarana Area, Kachchh, Gujrat. Jour. Geol. Soc. India. (2006) (A. H. M. Ahmad, G. M. Bhat, A. F. Khan and C. Saikia), v. 67(2), pp. 243-253

Provenance of glauconitic sandstones of Kheinjua Formation of Semri Group, Son Valley, India: An example for uplift of a rifted continental margin basin, (Jour. Geol. Society India, v. 68, 288-298, 2006) (A. H. M. Ahmad, G. M. Bhat and M. Harris)

Bhat, G. M. and Aima, A. (2006) Kashmir Earthquake 2005: Disaster Impact and opportunities, Disaster and Security – A WISCOMP Forum, Chennai, Session VI (3)

Petrofacies, Provenance and Diagenesis of Dhosa Sandstone Member (Chari Formation) at Ler, Kachchh Sub-basin, Western India. (Jour. Asian Earth Sciences, v. 27, 857-872, 2006), (A. H. M. Ahmad, G. M. Bhat)

Depositional Environments and Diagenesis of the Kuldhar and Keera Dome Carbonates (Late Bathonian- Early Callovian) of Western India. (Jour. Asian Earth Sciences, v. 27, 765-778, 2006) (A. H. M. Ahmad, G. M. Bhat and M. Harris)

Geoenvironmental Impact of October 8 Kashmir earthquake in the Karnah and Uri Tehsils of Jammu and Kashmir, Journal of Ecology and Sustainable Development, Kashmir University, v. 1(1), pp.19-35, G. M. Bhat, S. K. Pandita, Yudhbir Singh, Sham Singh and Vinay Sharma (2007)

Depositional and diagenetic Environments vis-à-vis Reservoir Characteristics of the Carbonates of Jhurio Formation (Early Late Bathonian), Jumara dome, Kachchh, Western India. (Jour. Geol. Soc. India., 2006) (A. H. M. Ahmad, G. M. Bhat, S. Rais, C. Saikia and A. F. Khan)

Mandible of Golunda (Rodentia, Mammalia) from the Upper Siwalik Subgroup of Jammu, India. (Annales De Paleontologie, 2005, 91, 181-196. (G. V. R. Prasad, S. N. Kundal and G. M. Bhat)

Geoenvironmental Hazards along the National Highway-NH1A, Jammu & Kashmir: Jammu – Patnitop Sector (Geological Field Guide), Indian Geologists Association, Chandigarh, (2003), pp. 1-57. (G. M. Bhat, Yudhbir Singh, I.H. Andrabi, A.K. Sahni. B.L. Dhar and C.S. Sudan)

Preliminary Geotechnical investigations of slope failures along Jammu-Srinagar National Highway between Batote and Banihal. Aspects of Geology and Environment of the Himalaya (Ed. C.C. Pant and Arun K. Sharma); Gyanodaya Prakashan Nainital, 2002; (G. M. Bhat, S. K. Pandita, B. L. Dhar, A. K. Sahni and I. H. Andrabi)

Depositional settings of Early Carboniferous siliciclastic-carbonate succession (Syringothyris Limestone) of Kashmir Himala. (Jour. Geol. Soc. Ind., 2002, V. 59, pp. 431-445); (Rajinder Singh and G. M. Bhat)

Microfossils from the Nagrota Formation, Upper Siwalik Subgroup, Jammu Hills. (Jour. Geol. Soc. Ind., 2001, V. 58, pp.509-518). (S. B. Bhatia, G. M. Bhat and S. K. Pandita)

Northwest Himalayan Successions along Jammu-Srinagar Transect, Field Guide. (Ind. Assoc. Sed., 1999, pp. 1-141); (G. M. Bhat, S. K. Pandita, Rajinder Singh, M. A. Malik and Sameer Sarkar)

Vertical and lateral facies variations and their cyclicity in Middle and Upper Siwalik Subgroups, Jammu. (Jour. Ind. Assoc. Sed., 1999, v. 18(2), pp. 159-185); (S. K. Pandita and G. M. Bhat)

Sedimentology, mineralogy and geochemistry of fallout tephra deposits in Upper Siwalik Subgroup, Jammu, India. (13th Himalaya-Karakoram-Tibet Int. Workshop, Spl. Issue, Geol. Bull., v. 31, pp. 34-36, (1998), University of Peshawar. (G. M. Bhat and S. K. Pandita)

Record of anastomosing fluvial and lacustrine deposition in the Upper Siwalik Subgroup of Jammu, Northwest Himalaya. (Records Geol Surv. Pakistan, v. 109, pp. 29-30. Third GEOSAS Workshop on Siwaliks of South Asia, Islamabad (1997); (G. M. Bhat and S. K. Pandita)

Fluvio-lacustrine Siwalik sedimentation: A consequence of tectonically switching palaeodrainage, Jammu. Quaternary Geology in South Asia, Proceedings of the First GEOSAS workshop, Anna University, Madras (1997); pp.30-52, (G. M. Bhat and S. K. Pandita)

Stratigraphy and depositional environments of Late Permian carbonates, Kashmir Himalaya. (Geology in South Asia-II, Geological Survey and Mines Bureau, Sri Lanka, 1997, pp. 205-223. (G. M. Bhat and G. D. Bhat)

Turbidite to storm transition sedimentation during Early Carboniferous, Kashmir Himalaya. (Jour. Geol. Soc. Ind., 1997. V. 49, pp. 545-558. (G. M. Bhat, Rajinder Singh and S. K. Pandita)

Temporal pattern of palaeoflows of Middle and Upper Siwalik Subgroups, Jammu. Jour. Geol. Soc. Ind., 1995, V. 46, pp. 369-374. (S. K. Pandita and G. M. Bhat)

Investigations in depositional environments of Late Permian carbonates, Kashmir Himalaya: A numerical approach. (Int. Math Geol., 1995, Osaka Japan, pp. 165-168); (G. M. Bhat, G. D. Bhat and S. K. Pandita)

Petrographic and facies evaluation of Middle Siwalik Subgroup, Jammu. (Jour. Geol. Soc. Ind., 1996, V. 48, pp. 211-219. (S. K. Pandita and G. M. Bhat)

Ooids from upward shoaling cycle of Pir Panjal carbonate complex (Permo-Triassic), Kashmir Himalaya. (Jour. Ind. Acad. of Geosciences, 1991, v. 34, pp. 34-41 (G. M. Bhat)

Sedimentological and trace element study of Tawi River sediments, Jammu. (Bull. Ind. Geol. Assoc., 1991, v. 34(2), pp. 118-125). (G. M. Bhat, A. M. Mir and B. K. Fotedar)

Bhat, G. M. and Bhatia, T. R. (1990). Depositional environment of Pirpanjal carbonate complex, Kashmir Himalaya. (Jour. Ind. Assoc. Sed., 1990, v. 9. pp15-20.

Bhat, G. M. (1990). Cyanophyta (Girvanella) as micrite contributors to Permo-Triassic Limestones of Pirpanjal Range, Kashmir Himalaya. (Jour. Geol. Soc. Ind., 1990, V. 36, pp. 439-444.

Bhat, G. M. and Mir, A. M. (1989). Heavy Mineral analysis of Tawi River sand, (Jammu University Science Review, 1989, spl. vol. pp.57-62)

Bhat, G. M. (1987). Lithostratigraphic classification of Pirpanjal Carbonate complex, Kashmir Himalaya, (Jour. Ind. Acad. of Geosciences, 1987, v. 29, pp.16-21

Bhat, G. M. and Thusu, B. (ed.) (2008) Correlation Chart and sea level curves for Cretaceous-Cenozoic Sedimentary Basins in India (By DSN Raju, Ex ONGC)

Reservoir Induced Landslides at Assar, Jammu and Kashmir: A case Study, Journal Geological Society of India (Accepted 2012)

Geotechnical Investigation of Landslide/Slope failure along the National Highway (NH-1A) between Udhampur and Batote, Jammu and Kashmir (India): International Journal of Disaster Advances (2010 – Revision)

Geo-technical investigation on the Landslides along the National Highway from Udhampur to Batote, Jammu and Kashmir (India): Jour of Himalayan Geology (2011- submitted)

Potential Proterozoic Petroleum System, Northwest Himalayan Thrust Belt, Jammu (India); Naveen Hakhoo, G. M. Bhat, Sumita Koul, Jonathan Craig and Bindra Thusu (A searchable CD-ROM of abstracts published by AAPG – eni abstracts, pp. 89-92); AAPG International Conference & Exhibition, Milan, 23-26 October 2011

Seismites and tsunamites in the Permo-Triassic Boundary Section at Guryul Ravine, and a Comparison with the Cretaceous Tertiary Boundary Section in Texas, Brookfield, M.E.1*, Algeo, T.2, Hanningan, R.1, Williams, J.1 and Bhat, G.M.3, Geoscience Nature (submitted) 2012

Facies Development and Depositional Environment of the Patherwa Formation (Semri Group), Son Valley, India; A.H.M. Ahmad1, G. M. Bhat2 and R. Agarwal1, Open Journal of Geology (on line version available) (2011)

Field Observations, Mineralogical Composition and XRD analysis of Bentonitized Tuff Band, Jammu Province, Jammu and Kashmir, India; Som Nath Kundal, G. M. Bhat, S. K. Pandita and M. Ahmed (2011), International Journal of Development Studies, Vol. v (I), p. 77-86

The Road to Shangri-La, Craig, J., Thurow, J., Thusu, B., Bhat, G. M., Hakhoo,. N., Koul, S., Pandita, S., Sharma, V., Singh, Y., (2012), Geoscientist, V. 22(2), March 2012. The Fellowship Magazine of Geol. Soc. London, pp. 12-17

General Articles Published

Volcanic eruptions: Imprints in geological record – uses. A Science Popularization Magazine, J&K State Council for Science and Technology. V. 5, no. 1, pp. 3-5, (1997).

Biological System in the perspective of time. Popular Science, A Science popularization magazine, J&K State Council for Science and Technology. V. 6, no. 1, pp. 60-64, (1998).

Environmental protection, sustainable development and hazard mitigation. New Hope, Jammu and Kashmir Foundation for Peace and Development Studies, V.2, no.6, pp. 39-43, (2001).

From Getenergy to Energy Institute, Getenergy Limited News Magazine, London (2009)

Sabar is Sinking, Report on Sinking of the Village Sabar in Kathua District, Jammu -2012

Presently working on

Proterozoic and Phanerozoic sequences of Northwest Himalaya and western India (Kachchh, Son Valley and Rajasthan areas).

Neoproterozoic sequences of Jammu and Kashmir and Rajasthan (Biostratigraphy and hydrocarbon source and reservoir potential)

Permian-Triassic boundary problem (in collaboration with Canadian, Chinese, Swiss, US and British colleagues)

Landslides: Geotechnical investigations and instrumentation for landslide monitoring

Seismotectonics with special reference to neotectonics in Jammu and Kashmir

Shale Gas Research in collaboration with EGI, University of Utah (2011)

International

Sri Lanka

China

Chennai

Nainital

Jammu-4

Delhi

Lahore

London-3

Tripoli

Srinagar

Kaula Lumpur

Leh

Ghana

Gandhinagar

Gujarat

Dhanbad

National

Rao, C. G. and Bhat, G. M. (1984a) Frequency distribution of pebble counts from a bed of Upper Siwalik conglomerates of Jammu region, Jammu & Kashmir State, North-West India; IVth Convention, Indian Association of Sedimentologists, Aligarh. Abs. Vol., pp. 20-21.

Bhat, G. M., Rao, C.G.(1984b) Petrography of Upper Triassic pelletoidal limestones of northern slopes of Pirpanjal, Kashmir Himalaya; IVth Convention, Indian Association of Sedimentologists, Aligarh. Abs. Vol., pp. 57

Bhat, G. M. (1985) Dharward

Bhat, G. M., Pandita, S. K. Bentonite bands at Jammu, Chandigarh

Bhat, G.M., Bhatia, T.R. (1986) Depositional environment of carbonate complex exposed around Verinag, Kashmir Himalaya; Vth Convention, Indian Association of Sedimentologists, (W.I.H.G) Dehradun. Abs. Vol., pp. 10-11.

Bhat, G. M. (1990a) Downstream changes in sand composition, size and roundness in Tawi River, Jammu Seminar Himalayan Geology, Dehra Dun, pp. 58-59

Bhat, G.M., Bhat, G.D.(1990b) Microfacies analysis and depositional environment of Zewan Formation, Kashmir Himalaya; VIIth-VIIIth Convention, Indian Association of Sedimentologists, Delhi. Abs. Vol., pp. 5.

Bhat, G, M, (1991) Provenance, tectonic setting and depositional environment of Middl Siwalik sandstones of Jammu region, Seminar Siwalik-91, Dehra Dun, p.11.

Bhat, G. M. (1992) Facies evaluation and depositional environment of Permian-Lias carbonate sequence in Kashmir Himalaya, GEOSAS-II, Islamabad

Bhat, G. M. (1993) Pune

Bhat, G.M. Bhat, G.D. (1995) Investigations of the stratigraphy and depositional environments of the Late Permian carbonate rocks, Kashmir Himalaya; IInd South Asia Geological Congress, Colombo, Sri Lanka. Abs. Vol., pp. 28.

Bhat, G.M., Bhat, G.D.(1995) The Late Permian Waulsortian type Mudmounds from Kashmir Himalaya, facies variation and environmental settings; XI convention, Indian Association of Sedimentologists, Roorkee. Abs. Vol., pp. 21-22.

Bhat, G. M., Bhat, G. D. and Pandita, S. K. (1995); Investigations in depositional environments of Late Permian carbonates, Kashmir Himalaya: A numerical approach. Int. Math Geol. Conference, Osaka Japan, pp. 165-168

Bhat, G. M. and Bhat G. D. (1995) Depth related sedimentation phases in Waulsortian type mud mounds (Late Permian), Kashmir Himalaya, XII Convention of IAS, Goa, pp.12

Singh, R., Bhat, G. M. and Pandita, S. K. (1995) Turbidite to storm transition sedimentation during early Carboniferous period, Kashmir Himalaya, XII Convention of IAS, Goa, pp. 14

Bhat, G.M., Bhat, G.D. (1996) Sedimentary variations across Permian-Triassic boundary in Kashmir Himalaya; XIII Convention, Indian Association of Sedimentologists, (B.H.U.) Varanasi. Abs. Vol., pp. B 4:11.

Bhat, G.M., Pandita, S.K. (1996) Facies evaluation and cyclicity in Middle and Upper Siwalik subgroups, Jammu; XIII Convention, Indian Association of Sedimentologists, (B.H.U.) Varanasi. Abs. Vol., pp. B 4:12.

Bhat, G.M., Chandra, S., Dar, A.M. (1996) Record of Early Carboniferous (Tournaisian) flora from “Syringothyris Limestone”, Kashmir Himalaya: An interplay of swamp-shelf environments; 30th International Geological Congress, Beijing, China. Abs. Vol. 2, pp. 97.

Bhat, G.M., Dar, A.M. (1996) Investigations in biostratigraphy and depositional environments of Early Palaeozoic succession, Kashmir Himalaya; 30th International Geological Congress, Beijing, China. Abs. Vol. 2, pp. 159.

Bhat, G.M., Bhat, G.D. (1996) Spatio-temporal microfacies variations across the zone of Permo-Triassic mixed fauna, Kashmir; Golden Jubilee Conference, (B.S.I.P.) Lucknow. Abs. Vol., pp. 22.

Bhat, G.M., Pandita, S.K., Singh, R. (1997) Records of anastomosing fluvial and lacustrine deposition in the Upper Siwalik sub-group of Jammu, North West Himalaya; Third GEOSAS Workshop, Islamabad, Pakistan. Extd, Abs. Vol. 109, pp. 29-30.

Bhat, G.M., Pandita, S.K., (1997) Palaeoflow reversals in the Middle and Upper Siwalik sub-groups, Jammu, North West Himalaya; XIV IAS Convention, University of Madras, Chennai. Abs. Vol., pp. 59.

Bhat, G.M., Singh, R. (1998) Vertical stacking patterns in facies sequences: Sequence stratigraphy evidence of eustatic cycles in Early Carboniferous Syringothyris limestone, Kashmir; XV IAS Convention, Gauhati University, Guwahati. Abs. Vol. pp. 14-15.

Bhat, G.M., Pandita, S.K. ( 1998) Thrusting and post thrusting gravel progradation of Himalayan foreland basin, Jammu ; XV IAS Convention, Gauhati University, Guwahati. Abs. Vol. pp. 27-28.

Bhat, G. M. and Pandita, S. K. (1998) Sedimentology, mineralogy and geochemistry of fallout tephra deposits in Upper Siwalik Subgroup, Jammu, India. (13th Himalaya-Karakoram-Tibet Int. Workshop, Spl. Issue, Geol. Bull., v. 31, pp. 34-36, University of Peshawar

Kundal, S.N., Bhat, G. M. Prasad, G. V. R. and Pandita, S.K. ( 1999) Origin, sedimentological and geochemical characteristics of Upper Siwalik bentonite band, Jammu; XVI IAS Convention, University of Jammu, Jammu. Abs. Vol., pp. 17-18

Singh, R., Bhat, G. M. (1999) Depositional settings of mixed siliciclastic carbonate succession during Early Carboniferous Period (Syringothyris limestone), Kashmir Tethyan Himalaya; XVI IAS Convention, University of Jammu, Jammu. Abs. vol., pp. 37.

Bhat, G. M., Cocks, R. and Dar, A. M. (1999). Fauna from Muth Quartzite of Kashmirand its age connotation, XVII IAS Convention, University of Jammu, Jammu. Abs. vol. pp. 98

Bhat, G.M., Bhat, G.D. (2000) Pastun section as a prospecting candidate for global Stratotype of the Permian-Triassic boundary; XVII IAS Convention, Cochin University of Sci. and Tech., Cochin. Abs. Vol., pp.41-42.

Bhat, G.M. (2001) Microfacies analysis of Pirpanjal carbonate complex (Permian-Lias), Kashmir Himalaya; XVIII IAS Convention, A.M.U., Aligarh. Abs. Vol., pp.15.

Bhat, G.M., Dar, A.M.(2002) Storm to tide influenced sedimentation in Muth quartzite of Kashmir, North West Himalaya; XIX IAS Convention, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam. Abs. Vol., pp. 109-110.

Srivastava, R., Bhat, G. M., Dar, A. M., Lone, M. S. and Shalla, M. S. (2002) Report of an new elephantine skull from Quaternary sediments of Pampore, Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir); International Conference on Quaternary Climate, tectonics and environment of the Himalaya: Comparison with other regions, Kumaon University, Nainital Abst. vol. p. 86-87

Bhat, G.M., Sharma, G.R. (2005) Depositional and tectonic environments of the parts of Upper Subathu and Lower Murree formations, Jammu, NW Himalaya; 1st J&K State science congress, University of Jammu, Jammu. Abs. Book, pp. 164.

Bhat, G.M., Kundal, S.K., Prasad, G.V.R. (2005) A new species of Golunda, G. barakhetarenesis sp. Nov. (Rodentia, Mammalia) from the Upper Siwalik subgroup of Jammu, Jammu and Kashmir; 1st J&K State science congress, University of Jammu, Jammu. Abs. Book, pp. 165.

Bhat, G.M., Dhar, B.L., Lone, B.A. (2005) Preliminary geotechnical investigations of landslide/slope failures along the national highway- 1B between Batote and Doda, NW Himalaya; 1st J&K State science congress, University of Jammu, Jammu. Abs. Book, pp. 168-169.

Bhat, G.M., Choudhary, J.B., Sharma, V. (2005) RMR evaluation along the HRT of the Chutak hydroelectric project, Kargil, Jammu and Kashmir state; 1st J&K State science congress, University of Jammu, Jammu. Abs. Book, pp. 175-176.

Bhat, G.M., Singh, Y.(2005) Mechanical properties of soils and pattern of rainfall governing natural slope failures, Siwalik strata, Ramnagar area, Udhampur, NW Himalaya; 1st J&K State science congress, University of Jammu, Jammu. Abs. Book, pp. 178.

Bhat, G. M. Ashok Aima (March 2006) Future Mw > 8 earthquakes: Wakeup Warning and Joint Monitoring and Disaster Management for Jammu and Kashmir, Journal of Security and Society, Department of Strategic and Regional Study, University of Jammu.

Bhat, G. M. and Ashok Aima (June 6-8, 2006) October 8 Kashmir Earthquake: Wakeup Warning, Joint Monitoring and Disaster Management for Jammu and Kashmir International Conference by LUMS at Lahore Pakistan

Bhat, G. M., Pandita, S. K., Singh, Y. Sharma, V. and Singh, Sham (Nov. 2006) Mw 7.6 Earthquake of October 8, 2005 vis-à-vis Damages to the Building Structures: Geological Ground Conditions Provide the Control, NIDM, New Delhi

Bhat, G.M., Sharma, G.R., Koul, S. (2006) Prospectivity of oil/gas in the Proterozoic carbonates (Sirban limestone) of Jammu, North India; 2- day Intl. Conf., The Geological Society, Burlington House, London, U.K. Abs. Vol., pp.62-63

Bhat, G. M. and Koul, Sumita (2006) Depositional environment and potential for petroleum of Sirban Limestone, Jammu, Northwest Himalaya, 23rd Annual convention of Indian Association of Sedimentologists & National Seminar on Environmental and Economic Significance of Sedimentary Basins of India (December 7-9, 2006). Anna University Chennai

Bhat, G.M., Lone, B.A., Singh, Y. (2007) The landslides/slope failure prone stretches along NH1A between Udhampur and Batote, Jammu and Kashmir; 3-day Intl. Conf., Geo-environment: challenges ahead, University of Jammu, Jammu. Abs. Vol., pp. 2.

Bhat, G.M., Sharma, V. (2007) Kinematic analysis and impact on geoenvironment along the HRT of Chutak hydroelectric power project, Kargil, Jammu and Kashmir; 3-day Intl. Conf., Geo-environment: challenges ahead, University of Jammu, Jammu. Abs. Vol., pp. 3.

Bhat, G.M., Singh, A.D., Singh, Y. (2007) Geotechnical investigation of shooting stone zones along the Katra-Bhawan track, Jammu and Kashmir; 3-day Intl. Conf., Geo-environment: challenges ahead, University of Jammu, Jammu. Abs. Vol., pp. 3.

Bhat, G.M., Pandita, S.K., Sharma, V., Singh, S., Singh, Y. (2007) 2005 earthquake and its aftermath in Jammu and Kashmir, vis-à-vis preparedness; 3-day Intl. Conf., Geo-environment: challenges ahead, University of Jammu, Jammu. Abs. Vol., pp. 7.

Bhat, G.M., Koul, S. (2007) Stromatolite bearing carbonate sequences in Sirban limestone, Jammu; 3-day Intl. Conf., Geo-environment: challenges ahead, University of Jammu, Jammu. Abs. Vol., pp.34

Bhat, G. M. and Aima, A. (2006) Kashmir Earthquake 2005: Disaster Impact and opportunities, Disaster and Security – A WISCOMP Forum, Chennai, Abstract vol. Session VI (3)

Bhat, G. M., Sharma, V. and Choudhary, J. B. (2008) Stability Assessment of Rock Slopes Using RMR, Modified SMR Technique and Kinematic Analysis Around Barrage site of Chutak Hydroelectric Power Project Kargil, J&K India, National Symposium on water resources in India: concerns, conservations and management (November 1-3, 2008). University of Kashmir

Bhat, G.M., Koul, S., Sharma, G.R. (2007) Prospectivity of oil/gas in the Proterozoic carbonates (Sirban Limestone) 0f Jammu, Jammu and Kashmir, India; 3-day Intl. Conf., Geo-environment : challenges ahead, University of Jammu, Jammu. Abs. Vol., pp.35.

Bhat, G.M., Bhat, S.K., Pandita, S.K., Singh, S., Singh, Y. (2007) Facies architecture of Boulder conglomerate, Nagrota-Khanpur area, District Jammu: 3-day Intl. Conf., Geo-environment: challenges ahead, University of Jammu, Jammu. Abs. Vol., pp.50.

Bhat, G.M., Hakhoo, N., Pandita, S.K., Raina, B.K., Sharma, V., Singh, Y. (2008) Coeval Neoproterozoic “Diamictites” of the South East Kashmir and Badarwah basins, North West Himalaya; Intl. Conf. on Geology and hydrocarbon potential of the Neoproterozoic-Cambrian basins in India, Pakistan and the Middle East, University of Jammu, Jammu. Abs. Vol., pp.74-77.

 53. Bhat, G.M., Cozzi, A., Craig, J., Hakhoo, N., Koul, S., Lottaroli, F., Ram, G., Thurow, J., Thusu, B., Vecoli, M.(2008) Neoproterozoic source rocks in North Africa and North India- A comparison; Fourth Symposium, Geology of Southern Libya,Tripoli-Libya. Ass. Vol. pp.11

 54. Sumita Kaul, G. M. Bhat and Naveen Hakhoo (2009): Neoproterozoic Microflora from rock slices exposed along the back thrust contact between the Sirban Limestone and Palaeogene sediments, Jammu, National Seminar on Deltas and other sedimentary Basins: their resource potential and XXVI – Convention of IAS, Visakhapatnam, Abst. v., P. 54

Hydrocarbon Exploration Activity in Jammu and Kashmir State: Current Status: GM Bhat and Bindra Thusu, International Workshop at Srinagar, Energy Challenges and Establishment of Energy Institute in Jammu and Kashmir State 20-22 May 2009

Naveen Hakhoo and G.M. Bhat, 2010: Banskandi (Assam) and Kanthan, Reasi (Jammu), Drainage Anomalies: Potential Targets For Hydrocarbon Exploration; 5th JK Science Congress, February 8-10, 2010

Inventory, classification and causes of the mass wasting phenomenon along the National Highway between Udhampur and Banihal, Jammu Yudhbir Singh, G. M. Bhat, S.K. Pandita, Vinay Sharma and B.A. Lone; 5th JK Science Congress, February 8-10, 2010

Rock Mass classification along National Highway (NH1B) between Batote and Doda, NW Himalaya Bashir Ahmed Lone, G M Bhat, Yudhbir Singh and Vinay Sharma; 5th JK Science Congress, February 8-10, 2010

Potential Neoproterozoic petroleum system and new microflora from the back thrusted rock slices in the Riasi inlier, Sirban Limestone, Jammu: 2-day National Seminar on “Sedimentation, Tectonics and Hydrocarbon Potential in Himalayan Foreland Basin” (Jammu University), February 22-23, 2010

Banskandi (Assam) and Kanthan, Reasi (Jammu) drainage anomalies: potential targets for hydrocarbon exploration: 2-day National Seminar on “Sedimentation, Tectonics and Hydrocarbon Potential in Himalayan Foreland Basin” (Repeat Jammu University), February 22-23, 2010

Workshop on Global Climate Change and Energy Efficiency Campaign: Baba Ghulam Shah Badshah University, Rajouri: 21 February 2010

Advances in Neoproterozoic acritarch-based biostratigraphy and correlation in pericratonic basins of North Africa and India; Symposium-cum-Workshop on Acritarchs, Lucknow, 2010: Marco Vecoli, Bindra Thusu, Christian Cesari, Syed Rasul, Ghulam Bhat, Sumita Kaul, Renaud Coueffe, Jonathan Craig, Jürgen Thurow

Biostratigraphic implications of the Neoproterozoic microflora recovered from the back thrusted rock slices in the Riasi Inlier, Jammu: Symposium-cum-Workshop on Acritarchs, Lucknow, Nnaveen Hakhoo, G. M. Bhat, Sumita Koul, Marco Vecoli, Thusu B.

High resolution palynostratigraphy of late Neoproterozoic through Silurian stratal sequences of peri-Gondwana margins, Symposium-cum-Workshop on Acritarchs, Lucknow; Marco Vecoli, Bindra Thusu, S. Rasul, F. Paris, Ghulam Bhat, Sumita Koul, Naveen Hakhoo

Conventional and Unconventional Energy Exploration Activity in Jammu and Kashmir State: History & Current Status: Leh, 5-10 July 2010

Petrogenesis of the Early Permian Panjal Traps from Guryal Ravine and Pahalgam, Kashmir (North India); Taiwan 2011; Asia-Oceania Geosciences Society Meeting in Taipei; J. G. Shellnutt, G.M. Bhat, B.-M. Jahn

Potential unconventional Eocene Biogenic Shale Gas Resources in Jammu, NW Himalaya, India: Gandhinagar Gujarat; Bhat G.M., Hafiz M., Hakhoo N., Thusu B. and Levey R.

Shale Gas Exploration & Production Research in India by the Energy & Geoscience Institute (EGI), University of Utah – A Model for Indian Universities; Gandhinagar Gujarat; 2011; Bindra Thusu , Raymond Levey & Ghulam M. Bhat

Disaster Potential and Management Measure vis-à-vis J&K Sate: Two Day’s State Level Workshop on “Disaster Management and Mitigation”, J&K Police, Civil Defence, J&K State, SKICC, Srinagar: G. M. Bhat, July 16-17, 2011

Disaster Vulnerability in J&K: Key Concerns, G.M. Bhat, SKICC, July 28, 2011 (National Disaster Management Authority – India), Chief Guest Hon’ble Chief Minister, Vice-Chairman, NDMA

Climate Change and Energy Efficiency Campaign, G. M. Bhat and Jonathan Craig*, National Seminar on “Ecological Crisis” – September 8-9, 2011, Panjabi University, Patiala

Geotechnical Investigation of Assar Landslide, Jammu and Kashmir: a case study, Yudhbir Singh, G. M. Bhat and S. K. Pandita; 7th J&K Science Congress, 424p., 13-15 October, 2011.

Shale Gas: The Potential Energy Game Changer, Mateen Hafiz, G. M. Bhat, Naveen Hakhoo, Bindra Thusu, Raymond Levey, 143p., 7th J&K Science Congress, 13-15 October, 2011

E-Twined Calcite as a tool to Recognise Subtle Deformation Structures within Proterozoic Sirban Formation, Reasi Inlier, Jammu; Naveen Hakhoo, G. M. Bhat and Mateen Hafiz, 144p., 7th J&K Science Congress, 13-15 October, 2011.

Potential Proterozoic Petroleum System: Northwest Himalayan Thrust Belt, Jammu (India); AAPG Milan, 23-26 October, 2011: Naveen Hakhoo, G. M. Bhat, Sumita Koul, Jonathan Craig and Bindra Thusu

Energy Challenges and Conservation Awareness – The Maghreb Petroleum Research Group (MPRG) at UCL, and its activities in India; Thurow J., Thusu B., Cheshire H., Craig J., Bhat G.M. , Hakhoo N.; 17th Convention of the Indian Geological Congress and the International Conference on “New Paradigms of explotation and sustainable mineral development: Vision 2050), Dhanbad, 10-12 Nov., 2011

Hunting for Old Oil in India – The Maghreb Petroleum Research Group (MPRG) at UCL and its activities in India; Thurow J., Thusu B., Papp M., Cheshire H., Craig J., Bhat G.M.; 17th Convention of the Indian Geological Congress and the International Conference on “New Paradigms of explotation and sustainable mineral development: Vision 2050), Dhanbad, 10-12 Nov., 2011

A New Potential Proterozoic Petroleum System within Mata Vaishnov Devi Mountains, NW Himalaya, Jammu; Hakhoo N., Bhat G.M., Koul S., Hafiz M., Craig, J. and Thusu, B.; 17th Convention of the Indian Geological Congress and the International Conference on “New Paradigms of explotation and sustainable mineral development: Vision 2050), Dhanbad, 10-12 Nov., 2011

Record of Neoproterozoic Palynofloral Assemblage from Sirban Limestone of Jammu, India; Koul, S., Bhat, G.M ., Sebastian Wellman, N. Hakhoo and Bindra Thusu; 17th Convention of the Indian Geological Congress and the International Conference on “New Paradigms of explotation and sustainable mineral development: Vision 2050), Dhanbad, 10-12 Nov., 2011

Spatio-Temporal Distribution of the Potential Shale Gas Horizons in Jammu and Kashmir; Hafiz M., Bhat G.M., Hakhoo N., Levey R., Craig J. and Thusu B.; 17th Convention of the Indian Geological Congress and the International Conference on “New Paradigms of explotation and sustainable mineral development: Vision 2050), Dhanbad, 10-12 Nov., 2011

Cambay Basin: A Potential Shale Gas Play; Hafiz M., Bhat G.M., Hakhoo N., Pandey R.N., Dutta S. and Thusu B.; 17th Convention of the Indian Geological Congress and the International Conference on “New Paradigms of explotation and sustainable mineral development: Vision 2050), Dhanbad, 10-12 Nov., 2011

Geothermal energy potential of Ladakh Granite, Jammu & Kashmir State and comparison with analogue enhanced geothermal systems; Jon Gluyas, Charlotte Adams, Ghulam Bhat, A. M. Mir, Jonathan Craig and Bindra Thusu; 17th Convention of the Indian Geological Congress and the International Conference on “New Paradigms of explotation and sustainable mineral development: Vision 2050), Dhanbad, 10-12 Nov., 2011

Potential of shale gas resources in Jammu and Kashmir, India, Mateen Hafiz, G. M. Bhat, Naveen Hakhoo, Bindra Thusu and Raymond Levey; xxviii-convention of IAS, JNU, 24-26 Nov., 2011, p.43-44

Reactivation of fossil slide triggered Dharam Landslide Damaging portal 2 of Tunnel 47 on the Udhampur – Baramula Rail Link, G. M Bhat, Vinay Sharma, Yudhbir Singh & S K Pandita, xxviii-convention of IAS, JNU, 24-26 Nov., 2011, p.8-9

Geotechnical Evaluation of Landslide near Tunnel 47 at Sangaldan on Katra-Qazigund Railway Track, Jammu and Kashmir, Yudhbir Singh, S K Pandita, G. M. Bhat & Vinay Sharma, xxviii-convention of IAS, JNU, 24-26 Nov., 2011, p. 76-77

E-Twinned Calcite as a tool to recognize Subtle Deformation Structures and Temperature within Proterozoic Sirban Limestone Formation, Reasi Inlier, Jammu, Naveen Hakhoo, G. M. Bhatt & Mateen Hafiz, xxviii-convention of IAS, JNU, 24-26 Nov., 2011, p. 78-79

Remnants of Silk Route in the Jammu and Kashmir Territories: Reminiscences G. M. Bhat, Department of Geology, University of Jammu; International Conference on Heritage Routes, Jammu University, 1-3 March, 2012, pp.