Rasoul Sorkhabi

Research Professor


Phone: 801-581-5126
Fax: 801-585-3540
Email: rsorkhabi@egi.utah.edu

Petroleum Geology

Tectonics and Structural Geology

Geochronology & Thermochronology

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 (through Tethys and Gondwana) to Deepwater basins

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 (AAPG)

  • Geological Society of America (GSA)

  • American Geophysical Union (AGU)

  • American Institute of Professional Geologists (AIPG)

  • European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers (EAGE)

  • Geological Society of Japan (GSJ)

  • Geological Society of India (GSI)

  • Petroleum History Institute (PHI)

  • History of Earth Science Society (HESS)

2018 Distinguished Service Award, Petroleum History Institute

2013 University of Utah, College of Engineering, “Top Graduate Teachers Fall 2013″

2008 University of Utah, Energy & Geoscience Institute’s Research Performance Award

1992-1994 Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Arizona State University, Department of Geology

1987 Japanese Government Scholarship for Ph.D. research at Kyoto University

1985 Gold Medal for standing First Position in M.Sc. (Geology), Dept. of Geology, Jammu University (India)

Sorkhabi, Rasoul (Ed.) Springer’s Encyclopedia of Petroleum Geoscience (in progress)

Craig, Jonathan, Gerali, Francesco, MacAulay, Fiona, and Sorkhabi, Rasoul (Eds.) (2018) History of the European Oil and Gas Industry. Geological Society, London, Special Paper 465. 480 p.

Sorkhabi, Rasoul (Ed.) (2017) Tectonic Evolution, Collision, and Seismicity of Southwest Asia. Geological Society of America, Boulder, CO. GSA Special Paper 525, 675 p.

Wannier, M., Lessar, Ph., Lee, Ch., Raven, H., Sorkhabi, R., and Ibrahim, A. (2011) Geological Excursions Around Miri, Sarawak. Ecomedia, Malaysia, 280 p.

Sorkhabi, R., and Heydari, E. (Eds.) (2008) Asia Out of the Tethys: Geochronologic, Tectonic and Sedimentary Records. Tectonophysics (Elsevier), Special Thematic Issue, volume 451, pp. 1-391.

Sorkhabi, R., and Tsuji, Y. (Eds.) (2005) Faults, Fluid Flow and Petroleum Traps. American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Tulsa, OK. AAPG Memoir 85, 342 p.

Macfarlane, A., Sorkhabi, R., and Quade, J. (Eds.) (1999) Himalaya and Tibet: Mountain Roots to Mountain Tops. Geological Society of America, Boulder, CO. GSA Special Paper 328, 330 p.