|Dr ANIRBID B SIRCAR
Director & Professor
M.Sc., M.Tech., Ph.D, P.G. Diploma
Email : Anirbid.Sircar@spt.pdpu.ac.in
Areas of Interest: Earth Science, Petroleum Exploration, Reservoir Engg., City Gas Distribution, Well Logging, Geothermal Energy, Shale Gas, Bio-Fuel
Brief Profile: Prof Anirbid Sircar is the Professor School of Petroleum Technology. He is acting as the Dean-R&D and Head CEGE and Career Development Cell. He has acted as the Director General of GERMI from April 2018 till Nov 2020. He has lead the School of Petroleum Technology in the capacity of Director from 2012-2019. He is actively involved in teaching and research and has successfully guided multiple M. Tech (37) and PhD students (10 Nos). Presently he is guiding 5 PhD scholars. He has 125 papers to his credit and has 10 patents to his name. Dr Sircar completed 6 funded projects. He also has immense experience in the Applied Petroleum related activities in both Industry and Academics. He has also authored four books in the field of Geothermal Energy and Natural Gas sector. He has Received Indira Gandhi Siromani Award (2011) , Bharat Vikash Award (2017), Venus Distinguished Faculty Award (2019), ISSN Golden Research Award (Outstanding Researcher Award), Nov 28,2020, Ulketz Wall of Fame, 2020
|Dr Bhawanisingh G Desai
B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D
Email : Bhawanisingh.Desai@spt.pdpu.ac.in
Areas of Interest: Earth Science, Ichnology, Mesozoic Cephalopods, Sequence stratigraphy, reservoir Characterization
|Dr Sivakumar P
B.Tech., M.Tech., Ph.D
Email : Sivakumar.P@spt.pdpu.ac.in
Areas of Interest: Enhanced oil Recovery, Loss control Materials, Microbial Isolation and Identification for MEOR,Petroleum Down Stream Processing; Petrochemical Engineering; Biofuels; Nano Technology; Catalysis; Cracking
Brief Profile: Dr. Sivakumar P holds the position of Associate Professor at the Department of Petroleum Engineering, School of Energy Technology, Pandit Deendayal Energy University Gandhinagar, India since 2016. He received his Ph.D. degree in Faculty of Technology from Anna University, Chennai in 2013. His current research focuses on several interdisciplinary areas in Biofuels, Nano Technology, Petrochemicals, Petroleum Engineering, Fuel Cells, Concrete etc. Expertise in laboratory techniques for molecular and structural characterization include SEM, TEM, FEM, GC, HPLC, XPS, DSC, TGA, FTIR, AFM, NMR, Confocal microscopy, wear testing fatigue testing, fracture mechanics analysis, non-destructive testing, and nano-indentation. He has published more than 88 research articles in peer-reviewed international Journals. Currently, he is supervising seven Ph.D. scholars and 15 PG and UG students. He is an active member of 6 National and International professional societies and serves on a number of committees of National Academies and Industries. He has also established petrochemical engineering laboratories in different institutions. His teaching expertise includes PG and UG courses in Chemical, Petroleum and Petrochemical Engineering.
|Dr Uttam Kumar Bhui
Ph.D, M.Sc., B.Sc.
Email : Uttam.Bhui@spt.pdpu.ac.in
Areas of Interest: Clay mineralogy and geochemistry, Characterization of crude oil for enhanced oil recovery (EOR), Reservoir characterization, Crude rheology,
Shale gas/oil exploration and exploitation
Brief Profile: Professional Appointments:
Associate Professor, PDPU: 2008 - Present
Lecturer (Sr. scale), Jadavpur University: 2006 - 2008
Lecturer: Jadavpur University: 2002 - 2006
Assistant Executive Engineer (Reservoir), ONGC:1999 - 2002
Dr. Bhui has both industrial as well as academic experience. He worked in ONGC as Reservoir Engineer and was involved in resesrvoir operation and management activities for field development and optimum oil production. Presently involved in research activities related to reservoir characterization, crude characterization for enhanced oil recovery, rheological characterization of crude oil, interaction of rock matrix and fluids (oil-water) of crude oil reservoir.His expertise is also in geological mapping and geochemical data (phase, bulk chemical and stable isotope) handling for magmatic rocks and associated economic mineral deposits particularly chromium,vanadium, nickel and platunum group of elements.
|Dr Achinta Bera
B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D
Email : Achinta.Bera@spt.pdpu.ac.in
Areas of Interest: Reservoir Characterization and Modeling, Enhanced Oil Recovery, Unconventional Energy Resources, Colloids & Interface Science, Ionic Liquids, Nanotechnology in Oil and Gas, Drilling Fluids & Cementing, CO2 Sequestration, Polymer Gel Systems for Water Shut-off, Flow Assurance
Brief Profile: Dr. Achinta Bera is currently working as an Assistant Professor of Petroleum Engineering at School of Petroleum Technology, Pandit Deendayal Energy University, Gandhinagar, India. He received his Ph.D. in Petroleum Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology (Indian School of Mines), Dhanbad in 2014. After that, he worked as Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Alberta, Canada in EOGRRC Group from 2014-2015. Thereafter, he moved to the Petroleum Institute, Abu Dhabi (Currently known as Khalifa University) to work as Postdoctoral Research Associate and spent 3 years working on a project related to carbonate reservoir characterization and modeling funded by ADNOC. He has published several articles in refereed international journals in the area of petroleum engineering. He serves as an active reviewer for several reputable international journals like Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, Energy & Fuels, SPE Journal, Applied Energy, Fuel, Chemical Engineering Science etc. He is an active professional SPE member since 2014.
|Dr Amit Verma
Ph.D, M.Tech., B.Tech.
Email : Amit.Verma@spt.pdpu.ac.in
Areas of Interest: Hydraulic Fracturing, Fracturing Fluids, Foam Fluid, Rheology, Colloids and Interfaces, Drilling, Coal Bed Methane, Numerical Modelling, Shale Analytics and Petroleum Data Analytics
Brief Profile: Amit Verma is an Assistant Professor in the School of Petroleum Technology, Pandit Deendayal Energy University, Gandhinagar, India. He holds a Ph.D. and M.Tech degree in Petroleum Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (Indian School of Mines) Dhanbad, India. He has worked as an Assistant Manager with NCL Industries Limited, Hyderabad, India, for three years. Currently, his research focuses on waterless fracturing for unconventional reservoirs, coal bed methane, shale gas, hydrogen storage, chemical conformance control, and enhanced oil recovery applications. He has published more than ten peer-reviewed research articles in the journal of repute and presented his work at various national and international conferences. He associated with various international organizations such as SPE, AGU, and EAGE. He is the faculty mentor for the PDPU-SPE student Chapter.
|Dr Balasubramanian Ragunathan
Email : Balasubramanian@spt.pdpu.ac.in
Areas of Interest: Petroleum Refinery Engineering, Petrochemicals, Fluid Mechanics, Heat and Mass Transfer, Transport Phenomena, Petroleum Process Unit Operations, Health, Safety and Environment, Natural Gas processing and Surface Production Operations
Brief Profile: Dr. R. Balasubramanian joined Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University in September, 2014 as faculty in School of Petroleum Technology.
He is basically Chemical Engineer with M.Tech.,(Petroleum Refining and Petrochemicals) from Anna University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu.
B.Tech: Adsorption and Desorption of Lead by using Sargassum sp. Biomass
M.Tech: Studies on Customized Carbon Catalyst in Biodiesel production from A.Pavonina Seed Oil
PhD: Optimization and Kinetic Studies on Production of Biodiesel from Industrial Waste
|Dr Hari S
B.Tech., M.S., Ph.D
Email : Hari.S@spt.pdpu.ac.in
Areas of Interest: Offshore platform design and riser analysis; Sonic and shock wave enhanced oil recovery; Petroleum production engineering; Functionally Graded Materials for Oil and Gas Applications
Brief Profile: Mr. Hari S is currently serving as an Assistant Professor in the School of Petroleum Technology at the Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University. He received his B.Tech degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Kerala in 2012. He has worked as an Engineer(QA) with HAL,a PSU under Ministry of Defence for 3 years and 4 months. He was involved in several projects and technical committees and was in-charge of Calibration lab. He has completed his Master of Science (by research) and Ph.D. from IIT Madras at Ocean Engineering Department under the petroleum engineering program. He was selected for carrying out research on shock wave enhanced oil recovery at the shock wave laboratory, RWTH Aachen University, Germany under the UGC-DAAD program. He also has one international patent and three Indian patents filed in the field of petroleum and offshore engineering.
|Dr LAKSHMANA RAO JEERU
Ph.D, M.Tech., B.Tech.
Email : Lakshmanarao.Jeeru@spt.pdpu.ac.in
Areas of Interest: Petroleum Down Stream Processing, Petroleum Refinery Engineering, Petrochemical Technology, Oil and Gas Processing Plant Design, Unit Operations of Oil and Gas Production, Natural Gas Hydrates, Heterogeneous Catalysis, Kinetic Modelling of Homogeneous and Heterogeneous Reactions, Transport Phenomena, Material and Energy Balances of Gas and Oil Processing Plants, ,Thermodynamics for Petroleum Engineers, Alternative Fuels, Separation Technology, Unit Operations and Unit Processes, Organic and Inorganic Chemical Technology, Environmental Studies, Industrial Pollution Control, etc.
Brief Profile: Dr. Lakshmana Rao holds the position of Assistant Professor at the School of Petroleum Technology in Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University Gandhinagar India, from 2019. He has obtained M. Tech and Ph. D. Degrees from IIT Kharagpur, West Bengal, in 2007 and 2015 , respectively. Prior to his joining this university, he rendered services as Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Petroleum Engineering at Sasi Institute of Technology and Engineering Tadepalligudem (Affiliated to JNTU Kakinada) , Andhrapradesh, India. Since 2001, holding various positions from Lecturer to Associate Professor, he has established various laboratories of Chemical Engineering and Petrochemical Engineering besides establishing Petroleum Engineering Department at various reputed institutions of Engineering and Technology in different States. He has expertise in analyzing Molecular and Structural characterization of solid catalysts and in qualitative and quantitative estimation of composition of liquid and gaseous products using GLC,GC , HPLC, etc. He has three research papers in peer reviewed international journals and two are under review , in addition to four conference papers in National and International conferences, . He is active member of IIChE., and IEI.
|Dr Madhavan N
Ph.D, M.Sc., B.Sc.
Email : N.Madhavan@spt.pdpu.ac.in
Areas of Interest: The oilfield water generally contains toxic substances viz. lead, mercury, cadmium etc. along with cations of calcium, magnesium, sodium, potassium and others. Previously, an attempt was made and looked at the feasibility to use Bhuj sandstones and bioturbated sandstones, which are available in plenty in the Katchh region. To address the quantitative aspect, the columns were packed with 10 grams of the 250 to 63 micron fraction and 100ml of the oilfield produced wastewater sample was filtered through it. A graph between 1/Ce versus 1/qe for Langmuir adsorption isotherm for sodium, potassium and calcium were drawn for batch adsorption experiment, which were conducted on various materials (Bhuj sandstone and bioturbated sandstone). From the result, it is concluded that the uptake of major cations by Bhuj sandstone and bioturbated sandstone was found to be negligible. Although, ferric iron is good for absorbing metal ions such as zinc, copper, cobalt, manganese, cadmium or lead. Experiments are on the way to determine the dissolved metals present in the oilfield produced wastewater. So, I am looking students who are interested to treat the oilfields produced wastewater to remove the excess cations using by available material.
Brief Profile: After my graduation in Applied Geology, I continued my carrier in academics as a Research Fellow and then a Post Doctoral Fellow at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi; Uppsala University, Sweden and University of California, Santa Cruz in United States. Prior to PDPU, I was teaching at BBIT&RC affiliated with Uttar Pradesh Technological University and Delhi Technological University.
|Dr Maunish S. Shah
Ph.D, M.Tech., B.E.
Email : Maunish.Shah@spt.pdpu.ac.in
Areas of Interest: Particulate diverters, Fluid diversion technology, Hydraulic fracturing and refracturing, Stimulation, Enhance oil recovery, and Cement slurry design
Brief Profile: Dr. Maunish Shah is serving as an Assistant Professor in the School of Petroleum Technology. He holds Ph.D. and M.Tech. in Petroleum Engineering from Pandit Deendayal Energy University and B.E. in Mechanical Engineering from L.D. College of Engineering. He has ten years of experience in teaching and one year in the industry. He is also an active member of the Drilling, Cementing, and Stimulation Research Center. He is primarily interested in research on the application of chemical particulates as diverters for fluid diversion during hydraulic fracturing and refracturing treatments to increase hydrocarbon production rate and improve recovery. He is also interested in the research on stimulation, diversion technology, cementing technology, and enhance oil recovery.
|Dr Namrata Bist Rawat
B.Tech., M.Tech., Ph.D
Email : Namrata.Bist@spt.pdpu.ac.in
Areas of Interest: Production Engineering, City Gas Distribution, Natural Gas Engineering, LNG, Artificial lift technology, Renewable Energy, Hydraulic fracturing
Brief Profile: Namrata is a petroleum engineer with both masters and bachelors degree in Petroleum Engineering. She has rich assortment of work experience from reputed firms like Weatherford International and Infosys ltd. She has completed her PhD in the field of hybrid renewable energy. She has keen interest in various research areas such as City Gas Distribution, Renewable energy, Hydraulic Fracturing. Her present teachings specializations are in production engineering, unconventional hydrocarbon resources, natural gas engineering and safety,health and environment. She is also actively involved in organising and conducting soft skills development programs for the students and industry professionals. She is passionate and efficient professional who handles teaching, research and administration work in a balanced manner.
|Dr Paul Naveen
Email : Paul.Naveen@spt.pdpu.ac.in
Areas of Interest: Energy & Sustainability, Unconventional resources technology, Carbon capture and storage (CCS), Coring analysis, and Reservoir modelling & simulation
Brief Profile: Paul Naveen is currently working as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Petroleum Engineering, School of Energy Technology (SoET), PDEU Gandhinagar. He has joined PDEU in 2020. Prior to his joining, he completed his Ph.D. at the Department of Petroleum Engineering, IIT (ISM) Dhanbad in 2020. He is currently associated with SHELL Energy Projects: Atmospheric Carbon dioxide Capture, and Gree Hydrogen Production. In addition, he is currently a committee member of the Government of India's Coalbed Methane (CBM) Policy framework (Agency: Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas-Exploration Division). He is associated with various Professional bodies such as SPE, EAGE, InterPore, AGU. He is the Session chair for EAGE conferences and a reviewer for more than 5 International Journals. He has published and presented in various reputed international journals and Conferences. He obtained 3rd prize in GeoQuiz held at 77th EAGE Conference & Exhibition, Madrid (Spain) in 2015. His current research areas are Energy & Sustainability, Unconventional resources technology, Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS), Coring analyses, and Reservoir modelling & Simulation.
|Dr Rohit Srivastava
B.Sc., M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D
Email : Rohit.S@spt.pdpu.ac.in
Areas of Interest: In 21st century, the major challenges facing scientific community is to search an alternatives of energy resources. The main objective of my research is to design and developed novel catalysis for energy applications. My areas of research interest includes: Functional Nano-materials, Electro/photo-chemical Technology, Energy Storage & Conversion and Bio-physical Chemistry.
Brief Profile: Dr. Rohit Srivastava received Master of Philosphy (M.Phil.) from Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar University Agra, India in 2010 and after that he worked as Project Fellow on UGC major research project at Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology (MNNIT) Allahabad India. He earned his Ph.D. degree from Birla Institute of Technology (BIT) Mesra Ranchi, India in 2015. He spent more than 1 year as Dr. DS Kothari Post-doctoral fellow at Indian Institute of Science (IISc.) Bangalore India. During working at IISc., he got an offer for another Post-doctoral position at Harvard University USA, where he spent 2 years working on a research project sponsored by Repsol SA (An global energy company based in Madrid Spain). He is acting as reviewer of more than 5 international journals. He returned to the country and joined as Assistant Professor at School of Petroleum Technology, Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University Gandhinagar, since August 2018.
|Dr Shanker Krishna
B.Tech., M.S., M.Tech., Ph.D
Email : Shanker.Krishna@spt.pdpu.ac.in
Areas of Interest: Anisotropy and Fractures in Materials, Exploration Geophysics, Geomechanics, Non-Destructive Evaluation, Pipeline Engineering, Drilling and Production Engineering, Reservoir Engineering and Management, Rock Physics
Brief Profile: Dr. Shanker Krishna is currently working as Assistant Professor in the School of Petroleum Technology at Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University. He received his B.Tech. degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of Kerala (India) in 2012, M.Res. degree in Exploration Geophysics from Paris Diderot University (France) in 2014 and M.Tech. and Ph.D. degrees in Petroleum Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology Madras (India) in 2019. He is actively involved in teaching as well as research in the domains of Non-Destructive Evaluation, Petroleum Geomechanics and Rock Physics. His research has immense potential within the scope of hydrocarbon exploration and production related studies.
|Dr Vivek Ramalingam
Ph.D, M.Tech., B.E.
Email : Vivek.Ramalingam@spt.pdpu.ac.in
Areas of Interest: Reservoir Engineering and Simulation; Multiphase Fluid Flow in Porous Media; Hysteresis Relative Permeability Modeling;
Brief Profile: Dr. Vivek is an Assistant Professor at SPT in PDPU. He received his M.Tech and Ph.D. in upstream Petroleum Engineering from IIT Madras. His Ph.D. thesis is on "Numerical Investigations on Accelerating Trapping Mechanisms of CO2 Sequestration in Deep Subsurface Formations". In brief, his Ph.D. thesis focuses on developing a numerical simulation model conceptualizing multiphase fluid flow in porous media. His Master's research is on "Seismic Multi-Attribute Analysis of Porosity Prediction on Gas Field in Hammerfest Basin, Norway and Krishna Godavari Gas Hydrate Zones, India". He has also secured a research internship at the University of Tromso, Norway.
|Mr Chandan Sahu
B.Tech., M.Tech., Ph.D
Email : Chandan.Sahu@spt.pdpu.ac.in
Areas of Interest: Petroleum Engineering, Drilling Engineering, Gas Hydrates, Carbon Dioxide Sequestration.
Brief Profile: Joined Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University on 1st of June 2017. Completed B.Tech in Petroleum Engineering from Dibrugarh University - Assam and M.Tech in Petroleum Engineering from IIT(ISM) - Dhanbad. Pursuing his Ph.D. from IIT Madras. Has completed his Internship at Cairn India Pvt. Ltd. at the Well Completion and Services Department.
|Mr Gaurav Hazarika
B.Tech., M.Tech., Ph.D(Pursuing)
Email : Gaurav.Hazarika@spt.pdpu.ac.in
Areas of Interest: Drilling Engineering, Reservoir Engineering, Enhanced oil Recovery, Petroleum Production Engineering, Matrix Acidization, Well Testing Analysis
Brief Profile: Hazarika is an assistant professor at PDEU. Alongside his academic activities, he renders his services as a technical consultant in PDEU's ER Screening committee consulting for private and government E&P companies. He holds an Indian design patent in hydraulic fracturing and is working towards commercialization.
He has guided 20 students in their undergraduate projects and mentored more than 30 students in their academics. He is the founder member and faculty coordinator of the IADC PDEU student chapter. Passionate to share knowledge and stimulate young minds, he trained more than 100 students in skill development sessions conducted by MSME Skill development centers across India.
|Prof Ranjan Anil Sengupta
Email : Ranjan.Sengupta@spt.pdpu.ac.in
Areas of Interest: I am keenly interested in the evolution of Petrochemicals, Petrochemical processes and Technology. My main area of work has been in Mathematical Modeling and Separation processes.Also interested in Fluidisation technology and fluidised bed reactors, applications of nano-particles in rubber processing.
Brief Profile: Obtained BTech (1978), M.Tech (1981) and Ph.D (1993) all in Chemical Engineering. Worked as Lecturer, Reader and Professor in Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda. Interest in Education Administration and Pedagogy moved me to become Senate and Syndicate member of MSU for 2 terms. Was HOD from 2007-2013 and Director IQAC from 2014-2017.
|Dr Rakesh Kumar Vij
M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D
Email : RK.Vij@spt.pdpu.ac.in
Areas of Interest: Petroleum Engineering, Reservoir Management, Enhanced Oil Recovery and Asset Management
Brief Profile: Dr. Rakesh Kumar Vij have 39 years of E&P Industry experience mainly in Reservoir Engineering, Sub-surface Earth Sciences, Research and Asset Management. His last posting in ONGC was Executive Director and Asset Manager of Jorhat Asset, Asam.He worked in various geographical locations in India and was responsible for Oil and Gas production management from Onshore, Offshore and implementation of EOR processes. He was mainly responsible for designing, first miscible EOR in Gandhar field of ONGC and immiscible gas injection EOR in Borholla field in Assam. Both the projects paying rich dividend to the company. He visited various countries across globe and have international exposure of MNC`s, International service providers and management institutes. He was first sub asset manager in ONGC and awarded for managing best oil mines from Honorable President of India. He has keen interest in academics, was faculty in ONGC academy, IIT ISM Dhanbad, MIIT Pune, MS University, Baroda and Dibrugarh University. He has published around 40 technical papers and attended/organized around 15 international conferences and was session chairperson for many workshops. Keynote speakers at various conferences in Malaysia, UAE, Bangkok, USA, etc. He is a founder of SPE member in India since 1984 and responsible for SPE activities in India.