Indian Institute of Petroleum & Energy expresses its gratitude to Petroleum Experts Limited, registered office at Petex House, 10 Logie Mill, Edinburgh, EH7 4HG, Scotland, United Kingdom for donating 10 licences of the IPM suite (PROSPER, GAP, PVTP, MBAL, REVEAL, RESOLVE) to the Department of Petroleum Engineering & Earth Sciences for academic & research purposes. The estimated cost of the software is £ 2,025,307.17 as informed by the company. 

 

Reservoir Engineering Lab

Reservoir engineering lab is equipped with facilities to study different rock & fluid properties such as porosity, permeability, contact angle, surface tension, IFT etc. Lab is also equipped with the advanced instruments to estimate porosity of porous sample with inert gas, and to conduct core flow studies. 

 

Production Engineering Lab 

Production engineering lab is developed to carry out experiments related to petroleum production operations. Various standard instruments installed in lab can evaluate water content in crude oil, dew point, calorific value, pH/Conductivity/ion concentrations, BS&W etc.  

 

Fracturing Lab 

The purpose of the fracturing lab is to provide capabilities to estimate rock properties and to measure fracture growth under various geological conditions in order to understand effectiveness of the stimulation techniques and the production potential of conventional & unconventional reservoirs. Various equipment installed in lab enable the user to estimate the point load strength index, unconfined compressive strength and indirect tensile strength of rock specimens; to measure P- and S-waves velocity, assessment of localized fracture growth and determination of dynamic elastic properties; to examine rocks, minerals, fracture surfaces and porosity characteristics in thin sections.

 

Well logging lab 

The aim of this lab is to enable student’s access to modern way to model the subsurface by using the relevant geophysical information as well as to strengthen the basic about the subsurface which can also be a reservoir. This will also help the students to gain the knowledge on how to interpret core geophysical data from well logs and how to correlate the trends in geophysical data. Software assists to study the petrophysics, facies analysis and statistical mineralogy for collaborative multi-well log analysis for better drilling decisions. They can also help to visualize and analyze the data.

 

Reservoir Simulation Lab 

Currently, Reservoir Simulation lab has CMG software for reservoir modeling and simulation.

 

Drilling Fluid Lab 

The lab has instruments to determine rheological and filtration properties of the drilling fluids as per API recommended procedures. Sand content, marsh funnel viscosity, mud density, cement slurry thickening time etc. can be evaluated in the lab.


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