Meet the H.O.D

Prof. (Dr.) S. J. Naik, ( H. O. D Petroleum Engineering )

Prof. (Dr.) S. J. Naik, H.O.D Petroleum Engineering

Dear students, parents and our colleagues from the industry,

Very warm greetings to you all, and welcome to the World of Petroleum!

Growth in consumption of oil and natural gas indicates that it will remain very important global source of energy for the next few decades.Indian Government is looking forward to promoting a plan for the sustainable development of the oil and gas sector and investment in research and development in unconventional hydrocarbon resources such as gas hydrates, shale gas etc., to meet the current demand of petroleum products. India to remain one of the fastest growing economies in the world and has become world’s fastest growing energy market. Every additional drop of oil produced matters for our country which relies heavily on import of oil and gas to meet its energy requirements.

At MIT-WPU, in the School of Petroleum Engineering, we impart detailed understanding of geo sciences, implement beyond conventional-innovative learning techniques and deliver technologically complex methods to students with the help of industry to extract these natural resources efficiently. We have an educational environment to take up technology intensive research projects at UG, PG, Ph.D, and also at collaborative levels to advance new hydrocarbon volumes into country’s energy basket.

The integrated educational model off our years graduation course,‘B. Tech. in (Petroleum)’,of our department is India’s second oldest and innovative programme. More than thousand students have graduated from this program since 1983, are working in oil and gas industry all over the globe holding senior positions and contributing significantly to the petroleum industry. The strong alumni network is our most important connection to the corporate world when it comes to placements and interaction with the industry.We have extremely good infrastructure and experienced, competent and qualified faculty members to conduct the broad based curriculum which is accredited by National Board of Accreditation, Government of India in 2003, 2008 and 2015. Proprietary software used by the oil and gas industry are available in the department which are used by the students as a part of their practical courses, seminar and project work.

We have the presence of ONGC Chair in our department along with MoU’s with leading companies for promoting quality in petroleum engineering graduates. We provide quality teaching and excellent exposure to students during their education in the department. Field visits are also arranged to explain the concepts of sedimentary basins in addition to industrial field familiarization program for the benefit of students. The students are also deputed to four to six week’s summer or winter internships to understand working environment of the petroleum industry. They are encouraged to carry out their projects on live data with the support from alumni and industry.

Annual Industry Institute Interaction Programme and number of other student centric activities that are organized throughout the year by the MIT-SPE Student Chapter and the Petroleum Department, provides an ideal platform for students to interact with professionals from oil and gas industry.

Our curriculum is based on the competency matrix of Society of Petroleum Engineers, SPE International. It is designed to equip the student with the fundamentals necessary to achieve lifelong professional development. These graduates are prepared to join both the e&p and service sectors or public and private sectors or to pursue further education as per their interest in higher studies and research.

We are confident that, the educational involvement for students in School of Petroleum engineering are challenging, enriching which would enhance their overall persona. Our best wishes for a wonderful start and your journey of education in Petroleum Engineering at MIT-WPU to be a pleasant and successful learning experience.

We look forward to work closely with you.

Prof. (Dr.) S. J. Naik,  H. O. D.  Petroleum Engineering
MIT-World Peace University, Pune, India.
Tel. No.: +91 2030273501
e-mail: shailendra.naik@mitpune.edu.in

(Recipient of K.D. Malaviya Memorial National Fellowship awarded by Oil and Natural Gas Corporation, India in 1999-2001.)

B.Tech (Petroleum Engineering)

In the present era, engineers need to understand computing programs along with domain knowledge. Engineering profession is becoming increasingly interdisciplinary; making demands on knowledge, skills as well as personality. The B. Tech. Petroleum Engineering Program at MIT-WPU is based on three cardinal principles: providing social context to education, giving maximum choice to the student to choose a career path, encouraging experiential learning.

Petroleum Engineering is a field of engineering concerned with the activities related to the production of hydrocarbons, which can be either crude oil or natural gas. Exploration and Production are deemed to fall within the upstream sector of the oil and gas industry. Petroleum Exploration, by earth scientists, and essential engineering for Production of hydrocarbons by Petroleum Engineering are the oil and gas industry’s two main subsurface disciplines, which focus on maximizing economic recovery of hydrocarbons from subsurface reservoirs.

Petroleum Geology and Geophysics focus on provision of a static description of the hydrocarbon reservoir rock, while Petroleum Engineering focuses on estimation of the recoverable volume of this resource using a detailed understanding of the physical, chemical behaviour of oil, water and gas within porous rock which may be at very high depth, pressure and temperature conditions. The combined efforts of geologists and petroleum engineers throughout the life of a hydrocarbon accumulation determine the way in which a reservoir is developed, drilled and produced. Usually these phases have the highest impact on field economics.

Programme Highlights

At MIT-WPU School of Petroleum Engineering, we impart understanding of geosciences, educate beyond conventional-innovative learning techniques and deliver technologically complex methods to students with the help of industry to extract the petroleum resources efficiently. We have an educational environment to take up technology intensive research projects at B.Tech., M.Tech and Ph. D levels and also at collaborative levels to advance new hydrocarbon volumes into country’s energy basket.

    • The integrated educational model of four years graduation course, ‘B. Tech. in (Petroleum)’, of our department is India’s second oldest and innovative programme.

    • More than thousand students have graduated from this program since 1983, and are working in oil and gas industry all over the globe holding senior positions and contributing significantly to the petroleum industry. The strong alumni network is our most important connection to the corporate world when it comes to placements and interaction with the industry.

    • Our curriculum is based on the competency matrix of Society of Petroleum Engineers, SPE International and designed to equip the student with the fundamentals necessary to achieve the lifelong professional development. It is accredited by National Board of Accreditation, Government of India in 2003, 2008 and 2015.

    • Presence of CAIRN CAMPUS CONNECT, ONGC Chair Professors and MoU with SHELL and AKER SOLUTIONS are few important milestones in the history of the department.

    • We have taken an initiative to develop a state-of-the-art, “Subsea Engineering Laboratory”, with support from AKER Powergas Subsea Private Limited on the campus of our University.

    • We have extremely good infrastructure and experienced, competent and qualified faculty members and proprietary software used by the oil and gas industry to conduct the broad based curriculum.

    • Field visits are an integral part of our curriculum designed to explain the concepts of sedimentary basins in addition to industrial field familiarization program for the benefit of students. Students are also deputed to four to six week’s summer or winter internships to understand the working environment of the petroleum industry.

    • The MIT-SPE student chapter, established in 1989, is one of the most active chapters in the world. Annual Industry Institute Interaction Programme and number of other student centric activities that are organized throughout the year by the MIT-SPE Student Chapter and the Petroleum Department, provides an ideal platform for students to interact with professionals from oil and gas industry. This has helped us to attain the status of Outstanding Student Chapter Award from SPE International in the years 2014 and 2015, after having received Gold Student Chapter Award in earlier years.

    • Teaching learning method based on student’s active participation in his/her own learning (Active Learning Pedagogy).

    • Emphasis on social responsibility of an engineering profession (Professional Education with Social Context).

    • Flexibility in choice of subjects leading to a definite career path.

    • Value based education.

    • Creatively designed curriculum providing for experimental learning through real life problem solving in association with industry.

    • Multicultural and international exposure to prepare the students for a global career.

Programme Structure

Petroleum Engineering requires a good knowledge of many other interrelated disciplines, such as -geophysics, petroleum geology, formation evaluation (well logging), drilling, well engineering, completion engineering, reservoir engineering, reservoir simulation, petroleum production engineering, artificial lift systems, enhanced oil recovery techniques, transportation of crude oil, natural gas and their derived products at onshore or from offshore to onshore and economics.

The B. Tech. Petroleum Engineering program under MIT-WPU is a 4 year, 12 trimester, choice based credit system pattern program which takes students through an extensive curriculum-

First Year of engineering provides foundation of basic and engineering sciences including living systems. Since design is an activity central to the engineering profession, students in first year are given perception and exposure to design thinking. Social internship in first year is credit based and exposes the students to the problems faced by community. This is expected to sow the seeds of socially oriented innovation in the student’s mind.
Second Year courses are designed to provide strong foundation in engineering sciences from chosen disciplines. Summer internship at the end of second year involves a guided study tour. The tour will expose the students to our diverse culture, technology, achievements and challenges.

Third and Fourth Years will include core subjects belonging to petroleum engineering and will also include subjects belonging to the chosen track in his/her own trade. Such courses will cover from basics to in-depth knowledge of petroleum engineering. International study tour of four weeks duration will offer global exposure. Project based learning in the last two trimesters will inculcate problem solving skills, team spirit, use of inter-disciplinary ideas, professional ethics and habit of self-learning.

Number of Years Four (Trimester Pattern)
Number of Semester Twelve.
Evaluation Pattern Continuous Evaluation and End-semester Examination along with Practical and Oral Examinations.
Electives Choice based Electives to follow specialization tracks.
Internship and projects Four to eight weeks internship. Projects based on various disciplines of petroleum engineering and industrial/research oriented problems.
Value Added Certification      Social internship, world peace and philosophy certification, international modular certification jointly with a reputed organization

The petroleum engineering students will be provided a broad education spectrum from exploration of hydrocarbons to refining and transportation of oil and gas. This will involve study of pure and applied sciences along with different engineering aspects related to petroleum industry. Students learn the safest and most efficient methods of bringing hydrocarbon resources to the surface.  At MIT-WPU, our objective is to offer students with real life industrial exposure. National and international study tours provide global exposure to our students. The study program includes all aspects such as exploration, drilling engineering, production engineering, reservoir engineering, refining and transport of oil and gas. The curriculum is imparted with active learning methods like problem based learning (PBL), experiential learning and collaborative learning. Choice based course selection, projects and electives across disciplines offer much needed inter-disciplinary approach to budding petroleum engineers. Equipped with highly experienced faculty and strong industry academia connect, MIT-WPU Petroleum Engineering Program offers to turn out world class Petroleum Engineers.

    • Blending of latest industry trends with fundamental knowledge base in Petroleum Engineering.

    • According to the structure and syllabi the contents are categorized as,

        • BS : Basic Sciences

        • EC : Engineering Core

        • DC : Departmental Core

        • DE : Departmental Electives

        • HS : Humanities and World Peace

        • SK : Skill based Courses

    • Exploration, risk and decision analysis

    • Reservoir Engineering

    • Drilling Engineering

    • Production Engineering

    • Refining and transport

    • Environmental Engineering

    • Data analytics in Petroleum Engineering

    • Logistics and Supply Chain Management

    • Technology Courses: Theory, Laboratories and Practice

    • Research, Explorations and Collaborations

    • Experiential Learning : Projects, Assignments and other activities

    • World Peace Courses: Yoga, Sports, Ethos, Ethics, Liberal Arts and Life Skills

Why MIT-WPU?

    • A revolutionary education system that is completely flexible and continuously updated while interacting with surroundings.

    • Contemplates on the future requirements of students while focusing on the inclusion of those traits in current students in real time.

Live Projects

    • Live Project at National level.

    • Community based learning experience at rural areas to understand the problems and provide solutions.

    • Opportunity to work on interdisciplinary projects.

Industry Internship

    • Industry Internship/Research Project at national level.

    • Modular training/certification programs with reputed organization/university.

Eligibility for B.Tech

For Maharashtra State Candidates :

    • Candidate should be an Indian National and should have passed HSC (10+2) examination of Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education or its equivalent examination with subjects English, Physics, Mathematics, and Chemistry / Biotechnology / Biology / Technical Vocational subject

      AND

    • Secured minimum 50% in the subjects Physics, Mathematics, and Chemistry taken together for Maharashtra Open category students and 45% for the reserved Category Maharashtra domicile students while the aggregate percentage of marks in all the subjects of the qualifying HSC (10+2) examinations should be 50% or above.

      AND

    • Obtained a positive score in MHT-CET (2018) and/or JEE Main (2018) on score basis.

For All India Candidates :

    • Candidates should be an Indian National and should have passed a Higher Secondary Education (10+2) or its equivalent examination with subjects English, Physics, Mathematics and Chemistry/ Biology/ Technical Vocational subject

      AND

    • Secured a minimum 50% in the subjects Physics, Mathematics and Chemistry taken together while the aggregate percentage of marks in all the subjects of the qualifying examinations should be 50% and above.

      AND

    • Obtained a positive score in JEE Main (2018) on score basis.

Reservation:

    • 70% seats are reserved for Maharashtra Domicile candidates through MHT-CET 2018 and 30 % seats are reserved for All India Candidates through JEE (Mains) 2018.

    • Reservation as per norms of Government applicable for 2018-2019.

List of Advisors, Distinguished Speakers and Guides

  • Shirish Patil, Saudi Aramco Chair Professor, Petroleum Engineering Department, College of Petroleum Engineering and Geosciences , King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
  • Rajendra V Marathe, Ex. Executive Director, ONGC, Mumbai
  • T Kumar, Professor, Department of Petroleum Engineering, IIT (ISM) Dhanbad, and Ex-Director, NIT Durgapur
  • Akhil Datta-Gupta, Professor, Department of Petroleum Engineering, Texas A &M, USA
  • G. P. Karmakar, Professor in Petroleum Engineering, Department of Mining Engineering, IIT Kharagpur,  India
  • Abhijit Dandekar Professor, Department of Petroleum Engineering College of Engineering and Mines, University of Alaska Fairbanks, USA
  • Mr. S. K. Moitra to Director (Onshore), ONGC, India .
  • Rakesh Kumar Vij, Ex. Executive Director- Asset Manager, Jorhat Asset, ONGC, India
  • Shri K. K. Roy, Associate Advisor, ONGC,Mumbai, India
  • Shri C. M. Venkat, Director, Subsea India, Aker Powergas Subsea Pvt. Ltd, Pune, India
  • Shri Yashodeep Deodhar, MD, 1Derrick, Bengaluru,
  • Rahul Patil, Director, Halliburton Technology, Centre, Pune, India
  • Shri Arun Karle, President, Askara International Inc., Mumbai, India
  • Ramashish Rai, President and CEO, Raeon Energy Services, Navi Mumbai, India

Shri Madhukar Naik, MD, Aquachem Eniviro Engineers, Mumbai, India

Department Infrastructure

Hostel: Spacious Rooms (AC/Non-AC), Laundry
Canteens: Wide range of meal options
Recreation facilities: Sports – Basketball court, Gymnasium, Wrestling arena, Volleyball court and Athletics track
Classroom: Equipped with audio-visual facilities, modern ICT facilities
Laboratories: State-of-the-art Laboratory Infrastructure
Auditorium: Fully air conditioned with around 800 seating capacity with excellent acoustics used by students for performing arts and movie screening

Industry Affiliations

  • Accenture
  • Adani Welspun Exploration Limited
  • AlMansoori Petroleum Services LLC
  • Askara Group
  • Asian Oilfield Services Ltd.
  • ASAP Fluids Pvt. Ltd.
  • BAKER HUGHES
  • BP plc.
  • Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd.
  • Bharat PetroResources Ltd.
  • Cairn India
  • Cognizant Technology Solutions India Pvt. Ltd
  • Directorate General of Hydrocarbons
  • 1DERRICK
  • EMERSON
  • ESSAR OIL & GAS
  • GAIL(India) Ltd.
  • Great Eastern Energy Corporation Ltd. (GEECL)
  • Gujrat State Petroleum Corporation
  • Gumpro Drilling Fluids Pvt. Ltd.
  • GeoEnpro Petroleum Ltd.
  • Halliburton
  • IHS Markit
  • Infosys
  • Indian Oil Corporation Ltd.
  • iWells Management Consultancy
  • Joshi Technologies International, Inc.
  • Jindal Drilling Industries Ltd.
  • Maximus Completion Systems
  • Petrolink
  • Oil India Ltd.
  • Oil Field Instrumentation (OFI)
  • Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC)
  • Oilmax Energy Pvt. Ltd.
  • Reliance Industries Ltd.
  • Reservoil
  • Schlumberger
  • Royal Dutch Shell
  • SNF  Flopam India India Pvt. Ltd.
  • Superior Energy Services
  • Weatherford
  • Raeon Petroleum Services Pvt. Ltd.
  • Rystad Energy
  • Tata Consultancy Services
  • Techniche Engineering Pvt. Ltd.
  • Tieto India Pvt. Ltd.
  • Total Automation Solutions
  • Wipro

 

Contact Us

Programme Head :  Prof. (Dr.) S. J. Naik

Email ID: shailendra.naik@mitpune.edu.in

Phone: 020-30273501

Programme Counsellor :  Prof. Siraj bhatkar

Email ID: siraj.bhatkar@mitpune.edu.in

Phone: 020-30273121