Post-Doc / Ph D / M S Positions

 

Searching for talented candidates with strong numerical skills (Reservoir Simulation / CFD), who are eager to engage in research topics of relevance for both industry and academia.

 

Desired Fundamentals

 

Reservoir Engineering

Classification of Petroleum Reservoirs

Conventional and Unconventional Petroleum Reservoirs

Reservoir Rock & Fluid Properties

Fundamentals of Fluid Flow through Porous Media

Primary and Secondary Migration Mechanism

Primary and Secondary Recovery Mechanism

Enhanced Oil Recovery Processes

Determination of Oil & Gas in Place

Transient Well Pressure Analysis

Decline Curve Analysis

Reservoir Performance Analysis

 

Reservoir Simulation

Concept of a Reservoir Simulator

Black Oil Model

Partial Differential Equations (Parabolic & Hyperbolic)

Diffusivity Equation

Fractional Flow Equation

Buckley – Leverett Equation

Frontal Advance Equation

Finite Difference Discretization Scheme

 

 

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Outline of Research Problems for Petroleum / Chemical / Mechanical /Civil / Aero-space Engineers:

 

Numerical Modeling on the Reservoir Production Performance of Shale Gas Reservoirs.

 

Numerical Modeling on the Enhanced Recovery of Methane Production associated with the Coal Bed Methane Reservoirs.

 

Numerical Modeling on the Reservoir Efficiency of various Trapping Mechanisms associated with CO2 Sequestration in a heterogeneous Deep Saline Aquifer.

 

Numerical Modeling on the Thermal / Microbial / Chemical Enhanced Oil Recovery Processes resulting from Improved Displacement and Sweep Efficiencies.

 

Numerically solving the coupled non-linear partial differential equations that describe the integrated low-salinity water flooding and microbially enhanced oil recovery under non-isothermal conditions in a fractured petroleum reservoir.

Numerical modeling of low salinity water flooding in a sandstone / carbonate reservoir: Developing 2-D, 2-Phase, Buckley Leverett Model.

 

Numerically modeling on coupled CO2 and Low-salinity water flooding in porous / fractured reservoirs: Influence of salinity on gas injection patterns with reference to MMP in order to investigate the recovery and utilization factors.

 

Numerically solving the coupled non-linear partial differential equations that describe the thermally enhanced oil recovery using in-situ combustion from a porous / fractured heavy oil reservoir.

 

Numerical modeling of fractured shale gas / tight gas reservoirs:  Investigating the interaction between propped primary hydraulic fractures and secondary stress-release fracture systems in order to deduce the optimum fracture completion.

Buckley-Leverett analysis that describes oil-water flow through a completely saturated porous medium in horizontal direction in order to investigate the position of a particular saturation as a function of time; and to analyze the characteristics of saturation profiles in detail by solving the BL oil displacement problem numerically using finite-difference / finite-volume scheme.

 

Numerically solving the coupled non-linear partial differential equations that describe the shale gas flow through nano-pores by considering Knudsen diffusion, slippage effect, gas desorption, and gas diffusive flux from kerogen bulk.

 

Propose a numerical solution for a well in a dual-porosity reservoir in order to investigate the characteristics of drawdown profiles associated with a Pressure Transient Analysis (PTA) of a fractured reservoir.

 

Numerically solve the two-dimensional, multi-phase fluid flow in a typical petroleum reservoir using IMPES solution technique for various boundary conditions using FD or FV scheme. (A) Oil-Water Simulation; (B) Saturated Oil-Gas Simulation; (C) Under-Saturated Oil-Gas Simulation.

 

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Outline of Research Problems for Civil / Environmental / Chemical / Ocean Engineers:

 

Numerical modeling: Bioremediation of marine sediments contaminated by hydrocarbons.

 

Numerical modelling on the formation, burial and decomposition, reformation and distribution of methane hydrates in the marine environment.

 

Numerical modelling of methane hydrate and free gas accumulation in marine sediments considering geo-chemical constituents involving sedimentation/erosion and consolidation under non-isothermal conditions: Investigating the formation and dissociation of methane hydrates based on the proportion of hydrate growth Vs total methane; and seepage of methane.

 

Numerical modeling of aerobic and anaerobic biodegradation processes at a crude oil spill site.

 

Numerical modeling of biodegradation of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in oil-contaminated beach sediments treated with nutrient amendments.

 

Numerical model for the biodegradation of low solubility hydrocarbons.

 

Numerical model for the biodegradation kinetics of oil droplets (Deepwater horizon oil spill).

 

Numerical model development for predicting relative permeability-saturation-capillary pressure relationships of oil-water systems in porous / fractured media with mixed wettability.

 

Numerical modeling of chemical EOR processes (Multi-phase, Multi-component, Multi-species Reactive Transport Model).

 

Numerical model development for predicting spatial and temporal concentration distributions of BTEX dissolution and biodegradation in order to investigate the limitations of Raoul’s Law in a fractured aquifer.

 

Numerical modeling groundwater contaminants by organic pollutants in a fractured aquifer.

 

Numerical modeling: Tidal influence on BTEX biodegradation in coastal aquifers.

 

Unsaturated flow and transport (numerical) models in nutrient and pesticide management.

Numerical modelling of fluid flow through a coupled unsaturated and saturated sub-surface system: Groundwater recharge estimation.

 

Numerical modelling of multi-dimensional multi-species reactive solute transport through a coupled unsaturated and saturated sub-surface system: Reactive transport of sub-surface pollutants during an artificial groundwater recharge process.

 

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Outline of Research Problems for Civil / Mechanical / Petroleum Engineers:

 

Numerical modeling of non-isothermal fluid flow associated with a fractured geothermal reservoir.

 

Numerical modeling of quartz / calcite precipitation induced fracture aperture changes associated with a fractured geothermal reservoir.

 

Numerical modeling of Thermal EOR by SAGD / Hot-water-drive / Steam-drive / Cyclic-steam-injection.

 

Numerical modeling coupled fluid flow and geo-mechanics associated with a fractured petroleum reservoir.

 

Numerical modelling of hydraulic fracturing (hydro-geo-mechanical model) on oil sands.

 

Numerical modelling on the stability of hydraulic fracture propagation.

 

Numerical modelling on the sensitivity of thermo-poro-elastic stresses on fracture propagation from a wellbore and its associated reservoir: Investigation on the direction of crack growth as a function of minimum/maximum principal stresses influenced by pore pressure and temperature changes.

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Ph.D & MS(Research) Programme – IIT Madras

https://research.iitm.ac.in/

 

 

Post-Doctoral Fellowship @ IIT-Madras

https://www.iitm.ac.in/content/post-doctoral-fellowship-iit-madras

 

 

POST DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP FOR WOMEN WITH BREAK IN CAREER

https://www.iitm.ac.in/content/post-doctoral-fellowship-women-break-career

 

 

Ph.D. / M.S – ORDINANCES AND REGULATIONS – IIT-Madras:

https://www.iitm.ac.in/sites/default/files/uploads/msphd_ordinances_regulations_26-06-14.doc

 

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Prof. Suresh Kumar Govindarajan – IIT Madras

http://www.doe.iitm.ac.in/gskumar/

http://www.doe.iitm.ac.in/gskumar/other-responsibilities/

https://www.researchgate.net/project/Post-Doc-Ph-D-M-S-Positions

 

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Prof. G. Suresh Kumar 

 

Our Research Group

 

Research Scholars:

 

1. Natarajan (CE07D011) – Ph D (Awarded 2012)

2. Berlin (CE10D010) – Ph D (Awarded 2012)

3. Tushar Sharma (OE10D017) – Ph D (Awarded 2015)

4. Vasudevan (CE10D005) – Ph D (Awarded 2015)

5. Srinivasa Reddy Devarapu (OE11D019) – Ph D (Awarded 2015)

6. Rajesh Kanna (OE11D005) – Ph D (Awarded 2016)

7. Samarth Patwardhan (OE12D009) – Ph D (Awarded 2016)

8. Mohana Sundaram (CE09D011) – Ph D (Awarded 2017)

9. P Sivasankar (OE12D024) – Ph D (Awarded 2018)

10. V Renu (OE13D038) – Ph D (Awarded 2019)

11. R Vivek (OE13D010) – Ph D (Awarded 2019)

 12. Omkar Goenkar (CE13D033) – Ph D (Awarded 2019)

 

13. Abhishek Kumar (OE14D001) – Ph D (Ongoing)

14. Sridharan Chandrasekaran (OE14D033) – Ph D (Ongoing)

15. Avanish Mishra (OE15D037) – Ph D (Ongoing)

16. B Rajasekhar (CE14D035) – Ph D (Ongoing)

 

17. Nitha Ayinippully Nalarajan (CE15D007) – Ph D (Ongoing)

18. Subhashini Nainar (OE16D004) – Ph D (Ongoing)

19. Susmit Chakraborty (BT16D301) – Ph D (Ongoing)

20. Vinod Kumar Singh (OE17D028) – Ph D (Ongoing)

21. Divya T (CE17D035) – Ph D (Ongoing)

 

22. Rockey Abhishek (OE12S031) – M S (Awarded 2015)

23. Nikhil (OE12S025) – M S (Awarded 2015)

24. Rakesh (OE13S007) – M S (Awarded 2016)

 25. Tapan Kidambi (OE14S018) ) – M S (Awarded 2017)

26. Vijay Kumar B (OE15S008) ) – M S (Awarded 2017)

 27. Awez Hanegaoukar (OE14S022) ) – M S (Awarded 2018)

 28. Sugumar L (OE12S010) ) – M S (Awarded 2019)

 

29. Shantanu Savita Pandey (OE16S014) – M S (Ongoing)

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Candidates applying for Ph D / M S positions must clear the written test on Fluid Mechanics conducted by the Dept of Ocean Engineering – before becoming eligible for interview. Follow  http://www.doe.iitm.ac.in/   for details.

 

WRITTEN TEST

 

Basic concepts of fluid flow:- (a) kinematics – methods of describing fluid motion ; classification of flows; streamline, Streak-line and path-lines; stream function and velocity potentials; flow nets; (b) Dynamics – dimensional concepts of system and control volume; application of control Volume to continuity, energy and momentum; Euler’s equation of motion along a stream line; Bernoulli’s equation; applications to velocity and discharge measurements.

Incompressible viscous flow:- Laminar flow between parallel plates, and pipes ; development of laminar and turbulent flows In pipes; Reynold’s experiment; Darcy-Weisbach equation; Moody diagram; Major and minor losses of flow in pipes; pipes in series and in parallel.

Boundary layer:-Definition of boundary layers; displacement, momentum and energy thickness; laminar and Turbulent boundary layers; momentum integral equation; separation of boundary layer; drag and lift; lift characteristics of airfoils; induced drag; polar diagram.

Flow through Pipes:- Definition, laminar and turbulent flow explained through Reynold’s Experiment. Reynolds Number., critical velocity and velocity distribution. Head Losses in pipe lines due to friction, sudden expansion and sudden contraction entrance, exit, obstruction and change of direction. Hydraulic gradient line and total energy line.

INTERVIEW

 

Reservoir Engineering & Reservoir Simulation.

 

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Useful Links:

 

 

Flow and Transport Equations:    http://www.siam.org/books/textbooks/cs02sample.pdf

 

Fluid Flow in Porous Media:        http://workspace.imperial.ac.uk/…/Fluid%20Flow%20in%20Porous%20Media.pdf

 

Handbook of Porous Media:      http://www.inf.ufes.br/~luciac/fem/Handbook%20of%20Porous%20Media.pdf

 

The Finite Volume Method:          http://ftp.demec.ufpr.br/disciplinas/TM701/Versteeg%20H%20K%20,%20Malalasekera%20W%20Introduction%20To%20Computational%20Fluid%20Dynamics%20The%20Finite%20Volume%20Method%20(Longman,%201995)(T)(267S).pdf

 

The Finite Volume Method in CFD:        http://www.gidropraktikum.narod.ru/Moukalled-et-al-FVM-OpenFOAM-Matlab.pdf

 

Finite Volume Methods for Hyperbolic Problems:   http://www.mmc.geofisica.unam.mx/luiggi/MMC/Leveque.pdf

 

Mathematical models of flow in porous media:      http://www.springer.com/cda/content/document/cda_downloaddocument/9783642235580-c2.pdf?SGWID=0-0-45-1356737-p174192770

 

Conservation equations for Multi-phase Multi-component flow through porous media:        http://www1.uis.no/Fag/Learningspace_kurs/PetBachelor/webpage/tech%5CReservoir%5Cceng571%5CCHAP6.pdf


Modeling of transport phenomena in porous media using network models:          http://paginas.fe.up.pt/ceft/pdfs/Chapter5_ProgressPorousMedia.pdf

 

Diffusion equation for fluid flow in porous rocks:              http://worldsciencepublisher.org/journals/index.php/JOS/article/download/1615/1189


Multi-phase flow in porous media:   http://www.diva-portal.org/smash/get/diva2:747973/FULLTEXT01.pdf

 

Numerical computation of multi-phase flows in porous media:   http://conan.iwr.uni-heidelberg.de/people/peter/pdf/Bastian_habilitationthesis.pdf

 

Fluid dynamics:     www.thphys.nuim.ie/Notes/MP353/nash_notes_on_fluids.pdf

 

An Introduction to Theoretical Fluid Dynamics:             www.math.nyu.edu/faculty/childres/fluidsbook.pdf

 

Computational Fluid Dynamics – kosalmath:         https://kosalmath.files.wordpress.com/2010/08/computational-fluid-dynamics.pdf

 

Introduction to Computational Fluid Dynamics:         www.abo.fi/~rzevenho/iCFDbookDate.pdf

 

Introductory Finite Difference Methods for PDEs :    www.cs.man.ac.uk/~fumie/tmp/introductory-finite-difference-methods-for-pdes.pdf

 

Finite-Difference Approximations to the Heat Equation:              www.nada.kth.se/~jjalap/numme/FDheat.pdf

 

Partial Differential Equations – MathWorks:           https://www.mathworks.in/moler/pdes.pdf

 

Introductory Finite Difference Methods for PDEs – LEKA:    www.leka.lt/sites/default/files/…/introductory-finite-difference-methods-for-pdes.pdf

 

Numerical Methods for the Solution of Partial Differential Equations:    www.aei.mpg.de/~rezzolla/lnotes/Evolution_Pdes/evolution_pdes_lnotes.pdf

 

Study Guide: Intro to Computing with Finite Difference Methods:    hplgit.github.io/INF5620/doc/pub/lecture_decay-beamer.pdf

 

Solution of Partial Differential Equations (PDEs):         personales.unican.es/gutierjm/cursos/cornell/9_PDEs.pdf

 

Finite Difference Methods for the Hyperbolic Wave PDE:     w3.pppl.gov/m3d/1dwave/2006-04-12_18.085_Wave.pdf

 

Petroleum Engineering – Reservoir Petrophysics:     www.pe.tamu.edu/blasingame/data/z_zCourse…/P311_1992C_Wu_Notes.pdf

 

Petrophysics:       www.geo.auth.gr/yliko/useful/books/books_geology/P/Petrophysics.pdf

 

Fundamentals of Numerical Reservoir Simulation:                http://www.pdf-archive.com/2011/11/12/fundamentals-of-numerical-reservoir-simulation/

 

What goes into Reservoir Simulation?                 http://faculty.ksu.edu.sa/dmour/Class%20Notes/Clas%20Notes%20PEG%20466%20What%20Goes%20Into%20Reservoir%20Simulation.pdf

 

 

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FORTRAN90 Source Codes:  

 

https://people.sc.fsu.edu/~jburkardt/f_src/f_src.htm

 

https://people.sc.fsu.edu/~jburkardt/f_src/

 

https://people.sc.fsu.edu/~jburkardt/

 

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Useful Youtube Links:

 

Reservoir Engineering Overview

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XLqWeQ92INA

 

Applied Petroleum Reservoir Engineering

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m9PLxDOu5WI

Petroleum, generation and migration

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDYjhJHNXtg

 

Migration from source to reservoir

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ICqMZCdcuZE

 

Describe the concepts of porosity and permeability

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nTKUTIUAkEc

 

Reservoirs, trapping mechanisms, porosity

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VYtVbmjKLrs

 

Hydraulic head gradient and flow

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8eunHzLVltk

 

Intro to Darcy’s Law and Rate Equation

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yvry7VGXID0

 

Multiphase Flow – Definitions, interfacial tension, capillary behavior

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1mMsa_kMMQ0

 

Multiphase Flow – Darcy’s law, relative permeability

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ufmoO7cGkUk

 

Multiphase Flow – Capillary pressure-saturation curves, hysteresis, NAPL distributions

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N0WxlmrrXt8

 

Multiphase Flow – Permeability, perm-p_c relations, Buckley-Leverett

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gL0J2pUNong

 

Estimating Oil, Gas and Water Properties. PVT

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jlrqHPKl8zU

 

Material Balance: General Concept

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HpO7oyd7weU

 

Numerical methods of Ordinary and Partial Differential Equations

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbMVogVj5nJRILpJJO7KrZa8Ttj4_ZAgl

 

PDE’s and Numerical Methods for PDE’s

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1E6490DB6187479E

 

Explicit and Implicit Methods

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gje7QDlmGyU

 

Crank – Nicholson Scheme For Two Spatial Dimensions

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yCwFBeUk1_E

 

Parabolic PDE: Time-Splitting ADI Method

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qu4EK–XqaQ

 

Stability Analysis of Classical Iterative Solvers

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7DQOyXVa5YE

 

Iterative Solvers: Multigrid Method (Part 1)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AhCNtRo5mps

 

Parabolic PDE: Explicit (Forward Euler) Method

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZUqqeU73uow

 

Parabolic PDE: Implicit (Backward Euler) and Crank-Nicolson Methods

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1uMrxbguJ7I

 

Finite Difference Approximations to Hyperbolic PDEs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ySFnHjfMKd8

 

Hyperbolic PDE: Explicit and Implicit Methods

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zcW_UHmaCKA

 

Advanced iterative methods,Strongly Implicit Procedure,Conjugate gradient method

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q5T10O89Ffg

 

Finite Volume Method: Basic Philosophy and Comparison with FDM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YC7gsWiTqfw

 

Finite Volume Method: Formulation in 1D and 2D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ccKE0hdu3_I

 

Numerical Simulation of Fractured Reservoirs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Mk3rFm1woc

 

Discrete Reduced Models for Flow in Porous Media

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zq76W2xS8WM

 

Reservoirs Fracturing techniques

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t3EvHyS0B2M

 

An overview of Pressure Transient Analysis PTA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=omayR1yqEYY

 

Pressure Transient Analysis, Reservoir Engineering

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TGbOGcSAmck

 

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