Rasoul Sorkhabi

Research Professor

Phone: (801) 587-9070
Fax: (801) 585-3540
Email: rsorkhabi@egi.utah.edu

Petroleum Geology

Tectonics and Structural Geology

Basin, Time, Heat, Structure, and Fluid Flow Integration

Regional & Basin Experience

  • Southeast and Central Asia

  • Middle East and North Africa

  • North America

  • From the Himalayas in the 1980s (through Tethys and Gondwana) to Deepwater Basins in the 2000’s

1992 Post-Doctoral Fellow, USA

1991 Ph.D. Japan

1985 M.Sc. India

1983 B.Sc. India

Language skills

  • English

  • Persian

  • Turkish

  • Japanese

  • Urdu-Hindi


  • American Association of Petroleum Geologists

  • Geological Society of America

  • American Geophysical Union

  • European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers

  • Geological Society of Japan

  • Geological Society of India

  • Petroleum History Institute

1985 M.S. Geology Gold Medal, University of Jammu

Japanese Ministry of Education Scholarship, Ph.D. Geology

Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Arizona State University

Geological Excursions around Miri, Sarawak (2011)

Tectonophysics volume 451 (2008): Asia Out of Tethys

AAPG Memoir 85 (2005): Faults, Fluid Flow and Petroleum Traps

GSA Special Paper (1999): Himalaya and Tibet: Mountain Roots to Mountain Tops

Dozens of papers in various journals and conference presentations

Contributing Editor, GeoExpro and Earth