Full Name
Monalisa Mallick


R&D Group
Geochronology & Isotope Studies


Organic Geochemistry

  Academic Identity

Research interest: Organic Geochemistry, Biomarker study, palaeoenvironment, palaeoclimate, petroleum-coal source rock characterization

  • Fast track Fellowship No.SR/FTP/ES-109/2012 by SERB in the year 2012.
  • Recipient of 2010 EAOG Travel Scholarship Award from European Association of Organic Geochemists.
  • Awarded Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) & Senior Research Fellowship (SRF) from Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), New Delhi, India.
  • Awarded 1st position in “Student Presentation Session” of 2nd South Asian Geosciences Conference & Exhibition, GEOIndia2011.

  • Mallick, M., Banerjee, B., Hassan, T., Kumar, T.V., Babu, E.V.S.S.K., Krishna, K. Geochemistry of Permian carbonaceous shales from Raniganj sub-basin, Damodar Valley, India: Implications for provenance, weathering, tectonics and source of organic matter. Applied Geochemistry, 146, pp. 105469.
  • Dutta, S. and Mallick, M., 2017. Chemical evidence for dammarenediol, a bioactive angiosperm metabolite, from 54 Ma old fossil resins. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology, 237, pp.96-99.
  • Mallick, M., Dutta, S. and Greenwood, P.F., 2014. Molecular characterization of fossil and extant dammar resin extracts: Insights into diagenetic fate of sesqui-and triterpenoids. International Journal of Coal Geology, 121, pp.129-136.
  • Dutta, S., Bhattacharya, S., Mallick, M., Shukla, A.C. and Mann, U., 2012. Preserved lignin structures in early eocene Surat lignites, Cambay Basin, Western India. Journal of the Geological Society of India, 79(4), pp.345-352.
  • Dutta, S., Tripathi, S.M., Mallick, M., Mathews, R.P., Greenwood, P.F., Rao, M.R. and Summons, R.E., 2011. Eocene out-of-India dispersal of Asian dipterocarps. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology, 166(1-2), pp.63-68.
  • Dutta, S., Mallick, M., Kumar, K., Mann, U. and Greenwood, P.F., 2011. Terpenoid composition and botanical affinity of Cretaceous resins from India and Myanmar. International Journal of Coal Geology, 85(1), pp.49-55.
  • Dutta, S., Mallick, M., Mathews, R.P., Mann, U., Greenwood, P.F. and Saxena, R., 2010. Chemical composition and palaeobotanical origin of Miocene resins from Kerala-Konkan Coast, western India. Journal of earth system science, 119(5), pp.711-716.
  • Dutta, S., Mallick, M., Bertram, N., Greenwood, P.F. and Mathews, R.P., 2009. Terpenoid composition and class of Tertiary resins from India. International Journal of Coal Geology, 80(1), pp.44-50.
  • Mallick, M., Dutta, S., Greenwood, P.F. and Bertram, N., 2009. Pyrolytic and spectroscopic studies of Eocene resin from Vastan lignite Mine, Cambay basin, Western India. Journal of the Geological Society of India, 74(1), pp.16-22.

Mallick, M., Dutta, S., Singh, B.D., Bhattacharya, S. and Singh, A., 2021. Petrographic and Organic Geochemical Characterizations of Early Eocene Lignites, Cambay Basin, Western India. Macromolecular Characterization of Hydrocarbo

PhD in Organic Geochemistry (Thesis Title: Organic geochemical characterization of Eocene Surat lignites, Cambay Basin, Western India) from IIT Bombay

Halliburton Energy Services, Senior Scientist R&D                (October 2012 – January 2019)


  • Developed and patented two fluids for acidizing application in Middle East. Emulsion and chelating based fluid systems were developed for oil-laden scale removal, matrix acidizing treatment for high temperature reservoirs and sour gas environment.
  • Designed and patented gravel packing fluid to mitigate fine migration problem for Indonesian high temperature reservoir.
  • Developed and patented clay control agent from food grade material as a part of clean energy initiatives. Fluid was used for North Sea region because of stringent environmental regulations.
  • Designed geochemical approach for characterizing shale formations. This helped future forecast of oil type.
  • Subject Matter Expert for unconventional Shale formations in Asia Pacific Region. Expertise in petrophysical properties of rock, rock-fluid interactions, fracturing and acid stimulation, coal/petroleum geology, organic geochemistry.

Project Management and Leadership

  • Design, coordinate and lead fracturing projects; provide recommendations and arrange witness testing for customers.
  • Executing ‘field-initiated development’ projects by implementing LifeCycle (Project Management Process)
  • Leading a team of seven including laboratory technologists, scientist-chemist and technical-professional to deliver Technical Services related projects.
  • Pune head for Patent Committee, Member of core team for Vendor Selection and Third-Party Laboratory Evaluation. Coordinator of ISO process and HSE activities for the team
  • Implementing Gage R&R in the laboratory.
  • Conducting “Acid School” workshop and delivering classroom and laboratory sessions to field professionals on Sandstone Acidizing
  • In charge and final approval for Proppant QA/QC for Asia Pacific region (as per ISO/API standard)