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Petroleum engineering is the branch of engineering with primary focus on exploration and production of Oil & Gas. The objective of the programme is to prepare graduates for professional practice in industry in the field of petroleum engineering technology with emphasis on upstream activities that encompass exploration, reservoir and production. The programme intends to create technical professionals who are fit to take on engineering responsibilities across the entire value-chain in the Oil & Gas Industry a specialization that has seen growing demand in the recent years. The programme is designed to develop skills and understanding in the fundamental aspects of petroleum engineering and apply best global practices in the Oil & Gas sector fields of natural gas processing, gas transportation and gas utilization techniques.


Currently the department is offering PhD in following research areas

Earth Sciences
  • Computational Geomechanics, Hydraulic fracture propagation modelling, Meshfree methods.
  • Engineering properties of rocks and soil; Rock mass characterization; Rock failure mechanism. 
  • Geothermal Energy
  • Well Logging
Petroleum engineering
  • Drilling fluid design and an analysis; Enhanced oil recovery, Well stimulation techniques
  • Gas hydrate, Hydraulic fracturing fluid design.
  • Flow assurance problems; Heavy crude oil-in-water emulsion; Petroleum production problems.
  • Reservoir modelling; Multiphase flow and transport processes in porous media; Machine learning and data analytics in EOR.
  • Reservoir simulation