Broad Area of Research Interest
Smart / Low-Salinity Water Flooding
Microbial Enhanced Oil Recovery
Thermal Enhanced Oil Recovery
Emulsion Stabilization by Nanoparticle-Surfactant-Polymer Flooding
Pressure Transient Analysis
Reservoir Compaction and Land Subsidence
Heavy Oil Extraction
Shale / Tight Gas Reservoirs
Carbonate / Fractured Reservoirs
Coal Bed Methane (CBM)
Offshore Oil Spill
CIVIL / ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING
Pumping Test Analysis
Capture Zone Delineation
Macro-Dispersion / Differential Advection
Scale / Time-Dependent Dispersivity
Physical and Chemical Hydrogeology
Onshore Oil Spill (LNAPL)
Groundwater – Nitrate Transport
Groundwater – Colloidal Transport
Groundwater – Virus Transport
Fracture Network Modeling
Enhanced Geothermal Energy System
Fractured Geothermal Reservoir
Sub-surface Transport of Low-Level Nuclear Wastes
Subsurface Computational Fluid Dynamics
Saturated Subsurface Heat and Mass Transfer
CHEMICAL / MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
Heat and Mass Transfer through Porous Medium
Thermodynamics of Fluid-Solid / Fluid-Fluid Interactions associated with Porous Medium
Computational Fluid Dynamics
Trying to understand the behavior of fluid flow in a fractured reservoir as against the conventional classical porous medium, where we do a have reasonable understanding in describing fluid flow, especially at the macroscopic scale. However, in a fractured/carbonate reservoirs, it is extremely difficult to deduce a reasonable REV, which in turn, poses a great challenge in deducing the mean value of the dependent variable of interest (spatial and temporal distribution of pressure and saturation profiles). In this context, investigations are being carried out in order to capture the anomalies associated with a fractured/carbonate reservoirs with reference to the single continuum hypothesis of a classical porous medium.
Numerical investigations on Enhanced Oil Recovery by Microbial Flooding under non-isothermal conditions.
Numerical investigations on phase-behavior effects of Thermally Enhanced Oil Recovery by In-Situ Combustion.
Numerical Investigations on Coupled Fluid Flow and Geo-mechanical Modeling.
Numerical Modeling on Multi-Stage Hydraulic Fracturing.
Numerical Modeling of Fluid Flow through Shale Gas Reservoirs.
Numerical Modeling of Enhanced Methane Recovery from CBM Reservoirs.
Numerical Investigations on CO2 Sequestration in Deep Saline Aquifers.
Numerical investigations on velocity of nano-particles in a Fractured Petroleum Reservoir.
Numerical investigations on fate and transport of petroleum hydrocarbons in a sub-surface system (Onshore Oil Spill).
Experimental investigations on wettability alteration in carbonate reservoirs using nano-fluids.
Field investigations on an oil spilled contaminated site.
Mathematical model that considers the transport of petroleum hydrocarbons in saturated fractured rocks.
Mathematical model that considers the sub-surface transport of nuclear wastes through fractured rocks.
Numerical Investigations on Enhanced Geothermal-Energy System (EGS).