Ph.D in Petroleum Engineering
The department also offers Ph.D in Petroleum Engineering, affiliated to University of Pune. Procedure for this is strictly as per the rules and regulations decided by the University of Pune.
Ph.D in Geology
The department also offers Ph.D in Geology, affiliated to University of Pune. Procedure for this is strictly as per the rules and regulations decided by the University of Pune.
Petroleum engineering education
Petroleum engineering students cover a broad education spectrum from exploration of hydrocarbons to refining and transportation of oil and gas. This requires understanding of knowledge of pure and applied sciences along with different engineering disciplines. Petroleum engineers search for oil and gas reservoirs beneath the earth's surface. They develop the safest and most efficient methods of bringing those resources to the surface. The petroleum engineer is involved from discovering the hydrocarbons through refining and distributing it. Using skills that are often associated with the earth sciences, petroleum engineers examine a variety of geologic and engineering data to determine the most likely sources of hydrocarbons. They often need to travel extensively as the places are far located.Â
Since Petroleum engineering is truly an interdisciplinary program where inputs from different disciplines are required. Therefore the emphasis is to provide balanced education in essential (geology, chemical engineering, reservoir, drilling, production, refining and environment) areas of petroleum engineering.
Petroleum Engineering deals with understanding of subsurface which is not directly seen. Risk and uncertainty has to be addressed while developing any methodology. Hence realization of problem, analysis of problem and capability to find plausible solution leads to considerate knowledge of different disciplines.
A petroleum engineer is a core member of any team consisting of geologists, geophysicists, chemical engineers, mechanical engineers and environmental engineers as he is aware of developments in each field relevant to petroleum industry. He is a link between different disciplines.
Petroleum Engineering is a dynamic discipline, with new challenges occurring all of the time. Understanding of this is realized when the students are undergoing internship.
It is often seen in petroleum industry that career path can change from one area to another therefore students need to be prepared when change occurs. Future graduates must be prepared to adapt, be diverse, and aware.
It is the program's objective to provide students with the knowledge required to meet these challenges by participating in social and professional activities, by attending seminars and lectures, by obtaining internships or at the least, interacting with industry. This allows students realize the evolving challenges in petroleum industry.
The oil and gas industry is one of the most volatile industry controlling economies of many countries. The production of oil has almost reached to a level of 85 MMBOPD and demand is almost matching the production thus reducing the gap of spare capacity. More than 50 % production is coming from matured fields discovered more than thirty years before. Many new discoveries are challenging and lie in high-risk areas.
Hydrocarbon Industry in India is more than hundred years old and is served efficiently by the public sector companies. Private companies have entered in this industry in India in last twenty years.
National Exploration Licensing Program operated by DGH have controlled the exploration development and production of hydrocarbons in India. Many companies, national and multinationals, have established their research centers, and offices in India due to availability of large number of competent engineering graduates.
IN the present globalization scenario, many multinational companies have expressed their desire to extend cooperation in different aspects allowing their commercial software for use to student community at very low or free cost and also by giving scholarship to deserving students.
The Institute also has student chapter of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, (SPE International), one of the largest professional body with more than 1, 00,000 members all over the globe. The chapter organizes many student centric programs throughout the year. ONGC established a Chair of Professor to promote research and development in the department. Objective of this chair is also to promote better industry institute relationship for the benefit of students.