Drilling, Cementing, and Stimulation Research Centre

The school of Petroleum Technology, Pandit Deendayal Energy University was established in 2007. The primary objective of the school is to become a world class research centre in upstream sector and to provide opportunities to researchers and academicians around the globe which will help them to grow and excel in their professional life.

School of Petroleum Technology (SPT), PDEU has established a DRILLING, CEMENTING, AND STIMULATION RESEARCH CENTER to conduct excellent, high-tech and cutting-edge research by providing the state-of-the-art research facilities. The center has received a fund of 10 crores by Government of Gujarat and a grant of Rs. 20 lacs has been donated by Prof. Subhash Shah, Shell Total Chair Professor, PDEU and Professor Emeritus, University of Oklahoma, USA for the development activities of this center.

Vision of the Research Centre
“To develop World Class Research and Development Centre to meet the objective of “MAKE IN INDIA” as per the vision of our honourable Prime Minister.”

Objective of DCS Research centre
  • Applied Research
  • Industry Proprietary Projects
  • Consortium (JIP)
  • Skill Development
  • World Class R&D Centre
  • Policy Making and Regulatory Facilitation:
    • Energy Security
    • Environmental Sustainability
  • University Collaboration
  • Fundamental (Basic) Research
  • Teaching
Expected Outcomes
  • To impart research skill sets to the budding engineers to meet the academic and industrial requirement.
  • Collaborative research with foreign universities and industries.
  • To provide short and long term solution to industrial Problems.
  • Partnership with Government in policy making and regulatory guidelines to meet the very objective of energy security and environmental sustainance.

Fracture Conductivity System
  • To conduct proppant Conductivity/ permeability evaluation at various closure stresses and temperatures (Under simulated conditions)
  • To conduct crush/sieve analysis of proppant at atmospheric temperature and various closure pressures.
  • To study impact on Conductivity/ Permeability due to embedment of proppant on core.
Technical Specifications:
  • Maximum Temperature = 177°C
  • Maximum Closure Pressure = 20,000 psi

Formation Damage System
  • To investigate the formation damage due to effect of drilling fluids and completion fluids including acid and alkali mud systems.
  • To design and investigate the effects of formation damage removing fluid for return permeability.
  • To measure the permeability of core.
Technical Specifications:
  • Core Diameter: 1.5 in.
  • Confining Pressure: 10,000 psi
  • Working temperature: 177° C
  • Core length: 1 to 6 in.
  • Fluid flow pressure: 5500 psi

HTHP Consistometer
  • To measure thickening time by simulating down hole condition
Technical Specifications:
  • Maximum Temperature 205° C
  • Maximum Pressure : 22,000 psi

Dynamic Filter Press
  • To determine the fluid loss characteristics by simulating downhole conditions.
Technical Specifications:
  • Maximum Cell Temperature: 232 °C
  • Maximum Cell Pressure: 2,000 psi

HTHP Static Filter Press
  • To measure the fluid loss characteristics of cement slurry, drilling fluid and fracturing fluid at higher temperature and pressure conditions.
Technical Specifications:
  • Maximum Cell Temperature: 93 °C
  • Maximum Cell Pressure: 1,500 psi

Atmospheric Consistometer
  • To prepare cement slurries for the testing of rheological properties, fluid loss and various other properties in strict compliance with API.
Technical Specifications:
  • Maximum Temperature: 93 °C
  • Maximum Pressure: Atmospheric Pressure

Computer Controlled Viscometer
  • To determine rheological properties of drilling fluid, cement slurry and fracturing fluid by measuring shear stress at various shear rates.
Technical Specifications:
  • Operating Rotational Speed: 0.01 to 600 RPM
  • Operating Temperature: 5° C to 40 °C



Inaugration Ceremony of Drilling, Cementing and Stimulation Research Center On 3rd March, 2017