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Guest speakers

Over the years, PDPU has been privileged to host some of the best globally renowned dignitaries from various sectors. From Prime Ministers and Consul Generals of various nations, to humanitarians and philanthropists, to entrepreneurs and corporate leaders, PDPU has provided opportunities to the students to meet people from all walks of life. It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity to get to meet such illustrious dignitaries and learn the art of their trade, and the students of University have had many such experiences.

 

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School of Petroleum Technology
Monday
September
25
2017

Prof. S. A. Bari

Vice Chancellor, Central University of Gujarat
Higher Education in India: Paradigm Shifts
Monday
September
25
2017

Mr. Aniket Sanyal

Directional Drilling Engineer, Halliburton
Well Collision: Risk, Procedures and scanning methods
Monday
October
30
2017

Dr. Kris Ravi

President, Kris Ravi Consultancy LLC
Well Integrity: Critical for Safe and Cost Effective Energy Production
Friday
November
3
2017

Dr. Anand Gupta

GM (Production) Ahmedabad Asset, ONGC
Opportunities for Engineers in Production Engineering
Friday
November
3
2017

Ms. Vibhuti Bhargava

Determination of accurate Liquid Level and its operation on CBM Wells
Saturday
November
4
2017

Dr. Sandip Kumar

Advisor, CBM, Shale Oil and Gas, DGH (Under MoPNG)
The Enigma behind Shale Oil and Gas: Potential and Possibilities in Indian Sedimentary Basins
Monday
November
13
2017

Dr. Sanjib Sinha

Prof. and Eminent Neurologist (National Institute of Mental Health & Neuro Science, Bengaluru)
Human Brain and the Truth about Epilepsy
Monday
November
13
2017

Mr. Khamosh Patel

Asst. Executive Engineer(Production) in ONGC
Workover Services and Practices
Tuesday
November
28
2017

Mr. Sujit Mitra

Chief Manager (Reservoir) ONGC
Lecture given to 14 Batch Petroleum Engineering Students
Wednesday
December
6
2017

Mr. K Bhaskar

Chief Manager (Reservoir) ONGC
Lecture given to 14 Batch Petroleum Engineering Students
Tuesday
February
20
2018

Mr. Prem Kumar Chawla

Rtd. Officer, ONGC
Well Logging and Well Log Interpretation
Saturday
February
24
2018

Mr. Jitin Saxena

DGM, GAIL
Fire in HSE, fire detection in alaram system; Safety Audit and Safety Policy & Work Permit
Friday
March
9
2018

Mr. Shital Khot

MD, SNF Flopam India Pvt. Ltd.

Mr. Sandeep Kumar

Manager, Oil & Gas Division

Mr. Jacques Kieffer

International Manager, SNF SAS
Chemical Enhanced Oil Recovery
Wednesday
March
14
2018

Mr. Palash Agarwal

Manager, Mt. Meru Ltd. Tanzania
Midstream: Bridging the Gap Between Upstream and Downstream
Monday
March
19
2018

Dr. Milap Goud, Ph.D

Knnmap Enterprise (Andheri East, Mumbai)
Relevance of Mud Engineering in E &P Operations in general & drilling in particular
Thursday
March
22
2018

Mr. Kumaresen

VP - Operations (Schutz Carbon Electrodes Pvt Ltd)
Petroleum Based Carbon Products
Monday
March
26
2018

Mr. Sultan Alimuddin

Drilling Fluid Engineer, M-I Swaco, Schlumberger
Drilling for Freshers
Friday
May
4
2018

Mr. Sujit Mitra

Chief Manager (Reservoir) ONGC
Enhanced Oil Recovery
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School of Petroleum Technology
Wednesday
September
21
2016

Shri Rabi Bastia

VP exploration
Lime Petroleum plc

Enhancing Strategies  in Cambay Basin

Wednesday
September
21
2016

Shri Chandrasekhar Deshpande

Geo science manager
Baker Huges

Multi-Stage Hydraulic Fracturing Application in E Hydrocarbon Production

Wednesday
September
21
2016

Shri Anil Kaul

Dy GM Geology
ONGC

Exploration of Mesozoic Play: Present Status

Wednesday
September
21
2016

Shri Shyam Sunder Sharma

Executive director
(operations india projects), Joshi Technologies Int. Inc.

New Zones in Old Discovered and Producing Wells and Hydraulic Fracturing and Matrix Acidization and Solvent Treatment with Case Histories

Wednesday
September
21
2016

Shri D D Sharma

Former explorationist
ONGC

Integrated Exploration & Development Approach for Enhancing Oil and Gas Production from Shallow & Deeper Horizon of Cambay Basin, Involving Drilling and Work

Wednesday
September
21
2016

Mr. Anwar Husen

Director Strategic Business Unit
Tight Gas, Cairn India Ltd

Production Enhancement - Workflow and Process

Wednesday
September
21
2016

Shri Santanu Das

Chief Engineer (Production)
ONGC Ahmedabad

First Horizontal Multistage Fracturing in ONGC - Challenges, Opportunities and Learnings

Wednesday
September
21
2016

Mr. Atul Singh

Technical sales coordinator - well services
Wheatherford

Production Enhancement through Hydraulic Fracturing Technology

Thursday
October
6
2016

Dr. J. N. Singh (IAS)

Chief Secretary
GoG

Current emerging issues & Challenges related to Shale Gas Exploration and Production

Thursday
October
6
2016

Shri Utpal Bora

CMD
OIL

Current emerging issues & Challenges related to Shale Gas Exploration and Production

Thursday
October
6
2016

Shri Arun Kumar

Group GM
ONGC

Current emerging issues & Challenges related to Shale Gas Exploration and Production

Thursday
October
6
2016

Shri Mahendra Pratap

Deputy DG
DGH

Current emerging issues & Challenges related to Shale Gas Exploration and Production

Thursday
October
6
2016

Mr. Ajay Borthakur

GM
OIL

Management & Development of Shale Gas Resources in India

Thursday
October
6
2016

Mr. Himanshu Pant

Lead Fracturing Engineer
Baker Hughes India

Management & Development of Shale Gas Resources in India

Thursday
October
6
2016

Mr. Thomas B. Murphy

Director
Penn State Marcellus Centre

Management & Development of Shale Gas Resources in India

Thursday
October
6
2016

Mr. Manish Maheshwari

CEO
Essar Oil

Policy and Economics Consideration in Shale Gas Projects

Thursday
October
6
2016

Dr. Venkatesh Raman Prasad

Partner
Jyoti Sagar Associates

Policy and Economics Consideration in Shale Gas Projects

Thursday
October
6
2016

Mr. Abhishek Sinha

VP
Transaction Advisory Services, EY

Policy and Economics Consideration in Shale Gas Projects

Tuesday
November
22
2016

Dr. Subhash Shah

Emeritus Professor
University of Oklahoma

Refracturing Technology in Horizontal Wells

 

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School of Petroleum Technology
Friday
July
31
2015

Mr. Rajan Desai

International Coordinator, HTRI, India
Heat Exchanger Designing through HTRI

"(HTRI) is a unique industrial research and development consortium, founded in 1962 and stationed at Texas, USA, which serves the thermal process engineering needs of nearly 1,500 Member Companies world-wide.
Mr. Desai provided detailed information about features of HTRI and its use in the process industry. He explained how the software helped in understanding heat exchangers, heat transfer and other thermal process."

Monday
August
31
2015

Dr. Anil Ambastha

Reservoir simulation unit lead at Chevron Nigeria
Uncertainty assessment using reservoir simulation models

"Anil Ambastha has 27 years of experience in various facets of oil and gas reservoir engineering, including applied reservoir simulation, pressure transient analysis, water flooding, and thermal recovery, since his Ph.D. in petroleum engineering from Stanford University. He discussed steps involved in any uncertainty assessment including selection of uncertain parameters and their ranges, practical experimental design methods, appropriate response or tracking functions (or variables), and data analysis techniques."

Saturday
September
19
2015

Mr. Ashok Kakadia

Sr. General Manager, Gasification, Reliance Technology Group
Piping and Instrumentation Diagram/drawing (P&ID)

"The main aim of this session was to give basic knowledge about Piping and Instrumentation diagram / drawing (P&ID) which shows the piping of the process flow together with the installed equipment and instrumentation."

Wednesday
October
7
2015

Mr. Deepak Chaudary

Driller, Iraq Project, Schlumberger IWCF Scotland Certified Driller
Career in drilling

"Mr. Deepak initiated the discussion with his path of becoming a driller. He also talked about various qualifications required to be a driller, the institutes providing courses related to drilling and also one's growth in this domain with work experience."

Wednesday
November
4
2015

Prof. Subhash Shah, Ph.D., P.E.

Stephenson Chair Professor, Mewbourne School of Petroleum & Geological Engineering, University of Oklahoma
Hydraulic fracturing: controversy, myths, facts and impact on environment

"Prof. Shah recently retired from OU after serving 22 years as Stephenson Chair Professor and also as the Director of OU’s Well Construction Technology Center. He also highlighted about the controversies created by drilling companies by not disclosing the exact composition of the fracturing fluid, discussed about the various Issues related to radioactivity of the waste water and various methods undertaken by companies for reducing the impact of waste water on environment and health.
Prof. Shah delivered a two day lecture series on "Drilling and Completion" and "Shale gas development". He explained the different type of completions, directional well planning and new technologies associated."

Monday
November
23
2015

Dr. Rangaswamy Ramesh

Outstanding Scientist, Physical Research Lab (PRL), Ahmedabad
Climate Change-The Indian Perspective

"His interest areas are Physics and Earth Sciences, specifically Oceanography and Climate. Currently working as an Outstanding Scientist at PRL, Ahmedabad; have guided 15 students for Ph.D. and currently guiding 4 more."

Wednesday
November
25
2015

Mr. Mark Salkeld

CEO of Petroleum Services Association, Canada
HR Practices in Oil and Gas Industries

"He is President and CEO, Petroleum Services and Association of Canada (PSAC). He provided a deep insight about the Human resources in Canada and their engagement with the petroleum industry in the country. He talked in quite detail about, how companies are finding success, by application of new approaches, to manage the talent."

Thursday
January
28
2016

Dr. B. Mohanty

Member (BM), PNGRB
City Gas Distribution – Regulatory Challenges & Issues

"The lecture provided a deep insight on the present day regulation that is undertaken by both the government and PNGRB. He has also provided the students with some thoughts like ‘thinking of any process makes the man more successful’."

Friday
February
5
2016

Dr. Joe Dellinger

British Petroleum, Houston, Texas, USA
Effective leadership qualitiesSeismic Data and Forensic Data Processing

"He has specialized in Anisotropy, multicomponent algorithms and processing, and most recently “looking for useful information in data that would normally be ignored” i.e. “Forensic Data Processing”. The lecture was mainly focused on the information that is normally ignored from the Seismic Data. There was a discussion on the seismic reflections and how to analyze them through the use of different arrays."

Wednesday
February
24
2016

Mr. Suresh Kumar

Principal - Oil and Gas Consulting, Pro Growth Consulting private limited
Oil and Gas Industries: Facts, Impact and Opportunities

"Brief points covered by Mr. Suresh Kumar were Oil and Gas resource classification, Reserves - Uncertainty, Ultimate Economic Recovery & Cash Flow, US Shale oil resilience, and the opportunities in the present oil and gas scenario."