SCHOOL OF PETROLEUM ENGINEERING

Ph.D Petroleum Engineering

SCHOOL OF PETROLEUM ENGINEERING

Ph.D Petroleum Engineering

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Program Overview


Work leading to the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) is designed to help the candidate learn “how to think”. Further, it gives the candidate a thorough understanding of the field of research, through multiple methods. Granting of the degree is dependent upon the candidate’s grasp of the problem being tackled, along with having demonstrated an ability to do independent research. In addition, the candidate must have acquired the ability to successfully contribute to the existing body of knowledge in his or her broader field of study.

Ph.D. at School of Petroleum Engineering


School of Petroleum Engineering was established in 1983, and has had a long history of successful alumni who are a part of the upstream oil and gas industry, in varying leadership capacities. The school has been successfully running undergraduate and graduate programs for the past few decades with appreciation from the industry.

Research Areas


Research at the School of Petroleum Engineering encompasses a wide variety of topics, ranging from petroleum geology and seismic line interpretation, well testing, production optimization, enhanced oil recovery to newer technologies like the application of Data Science techniques to the O&G domain. Research investigations through multiple funded projects span the spectrum from subsea engineering and modeling for making workplaces safer (HSE) to environmental sustainability. With engineering becoming “borderless”, Faculty at the School of Petroleum Engineering truly believe that Research is the future, and aims at harnessing the power of Inter-Disciplinary Research, which would act as a catalyst for furthering Science as well as benefitting the society at large.

The school is well equipped with laboratories for candidates to undertake research in his or her field of study. From core-flood apparatus, electrical measurements, wettability testing, PVT analyses, to a state-of-the-art subsea lab, a variety of experimental setups are available at the school for carrying out research. Further, a computer simulation laboratory equipped with the latest industry benchmarked software tools and solutions can be utilized for simulation and modeling studies across domains of Petroleum Engineering. The school of Petroleum Engineering boasts of a combined state and central government research funded projects close to INR 2 Crore, a few of the projects being in collaboration with industry. For a candidate looking at pursuing a Ph.D. in Petroleum Engineering, following broad research areas at the school could be considered:

  • Enhanced Oil Recovery

  • Drilling and Completions

  • Reservoir Engineering

  • Data Analytics in Upstream Petroleum Engineering

  • Production Engineering

  • Reservoir Simulation

  • Petroleum Geology and Geophysics

  • HSE and Environmental Sustainability

Program Requirement


Following courses shall be part of the Ph.D. program –

  • Research Methodology, Research Proposal, Review Seminar, and Mathematics for Engineering Research and Advances in Mechanical Engineering.

  • After admission, each Ph.D. student shall be required to undertake course work for a minimum period of one semester. The course work shall be offered with credit system and shall be treated as pre- Ph.D. preparation. The total credit requirement for entire course work shall be 20 credits. Students are required to earn these 20 credits in maximum three semesters.

  • Contents of the course- Mathematics for Engineering Research will be based on the advance topics from engineering mathematics. It will consist of minimum 15 units of 2 credits each.

  • Contents for the Branch Specific Topics will be based on the advance topics/technology pertaining to the branch. It will consist of minimum of 10 units with 2 credits each.

  • The students shall require to appear to earn the credit for 2 units from Mathematics for Engineering Research and 3 units from Branch Specific Topics, related to their area of research, selected in consultation with the Guide and approved by the Head of research center.

Program Structure


Evaluation pattern: Continuous evaluation, End semester examination, End Sem Presentation.

  • The continuous assessment of all the courses of Ph.D. course work shall consist of assignments /case study / tests/presentations.

  • The continuous assessment of theory course shall be evaluated on the basis of the class tests/assignments/case studies/quizzes. There shall be minimum two class tests/assignments/case studies/quizzes for each theory course. It shall be of minimum 25 marks.

End Semester Examination (ESE):

  • The End Semester Examination for the theory course shall be of 100 marks and three hours duration.

 

End Semester Presentation:

  • The Research Progress Monitoring Committee; duly constituted by the head of Research centre, shall review the End semester presentation and assign the marks based on the following

Program Overview


Work leading to the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) is designed to help the candidate learn “how to think”. Further, it gives the candidate a thorough understanding of the field of research, through multiple methods. Granting of the degree is dependent upon the candidate’s grasp of the problem being tackled, along with having demonstrated an ability to do independent research. In addition, the candidate must have acquired the ability to successfully contribute to the existing body of knowledge in his or her broader field of study.

Ph.D. at School of Petroleum Engineering


School of Petroleum Engineering was established in 1983, and has had a long history of successful alumni who are a part of the upstream oil and gas industry, in varying leadership capacities. The school has been successfully running undergraduate and graduate programs for the past few decades with appreciation from the industry.

Research Areas


Research at the School of Petroleum Engineering encompasses a wide variety of topics, ranging from petroleum geology and seismic line interpretation, well testing, production optimization, enhanced oil recovery to newer technologies like the application of Data Science techniques to the O&G domain. Research investigations through multiple funded projects span the spectrum from subsea engineering and modeling for making workplaces safer (HSE) to environmental sustainability. With engineering becoming “borderless”, Faculty at the School of Petroleum Engineering truly believe that Research is the future, and aims at harnessing the power of Inter-Disciplinary Research, which would act as a catalyst for furthering Science as well as benefitting the society at large.

The school is well equipped with laboratories for candidates to undertake research in his or her field of study. From core-flood apparatus, electrical measurements, wettability testing, PVT analyses, to a state-of-the-art subsea lab, a variety of experimental setups are available at the school for carrying out research. Further, a computer simulation laboratory equipped with the latest industry benchmarked software tools and solutions can be utilized for simulation and modeling studies across domains of Petroleum Engineering. The school of Petroleum Engineering boasts of a combined state and central government research funded projects close to INR 2 Crore, a few of the projects being in collaboration with industry. For a candidate looking at pursuing a Ph.D. in Petroleum Engineering, following broad research areas at the school could be considered:

  • Enhanced Oil Recovery

  • Drilling and Completions

  • Reservoir Engineering

  • Data Analytics in Upstream Petroleum Engineering

  • Production Engineering

  • Reservoir Simulation

  • Petroleum Geology and Geophysics

  • HSE and Environmental Sustainability

Program Requirement


Following courses shall be part of the Ph.D. program –

  • Research Methodology, Research Proposal, Review Seminar, and Mathematics for Engineering Research and Advances in Mechanical Engineering.

  • After admission, each Ph.D. student shall be required to undertake course work for a minimum period of one semester. The course work shall be offered with credit system and shall be treated as pre- Ph.D. preparation. The total credit requirement for entire course work shall be 20 credits. Students are required to earn these 20 credits in maximum three semesters.

  • Contents of the course- Mathematics for Engineering Research will be based on the advance topics from engineering mathematics. It will consist of minimum 15 units of 2 credits each.

  • Contents for the Branch Specific Topics will be based on the advance topics/technology pertaining to the branch. It will consist of minimum of 10 units with 2 credits each.

  • The students shall require to appear to earn the credit for 2 units from Mathematics for Engineering Research and 3 units from Branch Specific Topics, related to their area of research, selected in consultation with the Guide and approved by the Head of research center.

Program Structure


Evaluation pattern: Continuous evaluation, End semester examination, End Sem Presentation.

  • The continuous assessment of all the courses of Ph.D. course work shall consist of assignments /case study / tests/presentations.

  • The continuous assessment of theory course shall be evaluated on the basis of the class tests/assignments/case studies/quizzes. There shall be minimum two class tests/assignments/case studies/quizzes for each theory course. It shall be of minimum 25 marks.

End Semester Examination (ESE):

  • The End Semester Examination for the theory course shall be of 100 marks and three hours duration.

 

End Semester Presentation:

  • The Research Progress Monitoring Committee; duly constituted by the head of Research centre, shall review the End semester presentation and assign the marks based on the following