Dr. (Mrs.) M. Das

Professor, Department of Petroleum Technology

Profile

Education:

  1. Master’s Degree: M.Sc. (Geology)
  2. Ph. D.: Ph. D. in Petroleum Technology
  3. Other: Post Graduate Diploma in Petroleum Technology (Exploration & Production)

Professional Experience:

  • Industrial experiences: A total of six years (approximately) industrial experiences in Oil & Natural Gas Corporation Ltd. as Reservoir Engineer and Assistant Director (Reservoir)
  • Teaching experiences: Thirty two years (approx) postgraduate teaching experiences in reservoir engineering in the Department of Petroleum Technology, Dibrugarh University.

R&D WORKS:
Research area of interests- 
Specialization: Geology & Reservoir Engineering.
Area of Interest: Petroleum geology, Reservoir Engineering & Production Engineering

Research Experiences:

Completed two major research projects in consultation with oil industry (OIL & ONGC) under TIFAC-CORE, Department of Science & Technology, New-Delhi, namely‚Äď

  1. Core floods studies of the major reservoir rocks of Upper Assam Basin for estimation of residual oil saturation.
  2. Analysis of available thermodynamic data of crude oil samples of UpperAssam Basin (OIL, ONGC) to establish a suitable co-relation.

Ph.D Scholars:

       NAME

               TOPIC

STATUS (on-going/completed)

Dr. Mehboob Ahmed Chowdhury

 

Deptt of Petroleum Technology. D.U.

Scope of Implementation of IOR Techniques Based on Core Flood Studies with Emphasis on the Determination of ROS for a part of Lakwa and Geleki Oilfields of Upper Assam Basin.

Awarded

Dr. Rakesh Kumar Vij

 

ONGCL

Feasibility Studies of Microbial Enhanced Oil Recovery Technology Application in a part of Oil Fields of Upper Assam.

Awarded

Dr. Nayan Medhi

Deptt of Petroleum, D.U.

A Study on Water Flooding with Special References to Low   Salinity Water flooding and its Role for Improving Oil Recovery in a Part of Geleki Oil field of Upper Assam Basin

Awarded

Ms. Chayanika Borah,

Deptt of Petroleum, D.U.

A Study on Reservoir Rock Characterization of the Bhuban Formation in the Tichna structure of Tripura Area

On-going

Mr. Ajoy Lal Dutta

ONGCL

A Study on Production Optimization Based on Integrated Production Modelling for Heera Field

On-going

Ms. Angana Dutta Borah, ONGCL

Integrated Geoscientific Study of Sylhet Limestone Formation from Parts of Dhansiri Valley, South Assam Shelf, North East India

On-going

Mr. Bhaskar Jyoti  Saikia

Deptt of Petroleum, D.U.

A Study on Smart Water Flooding and It’s Effect on Improving Oil Recovery Efficiency In a Part of Nahorkotia Oil Field of Upper Assam Basin, India

On-going

Mr. Prasun Banik

Deptt of Petroleum, D.U.

A Study on the Potentiality of Coal Bed Methane in Parts of Makum Coal Field in Upper Assam

On-going

Mr. SanjeevThakur

Oil India Limited

Feasibility of the application of Chemical Consolidation Method for controlling Sand Production in Greater Hapjan Oil Field of Upper Assam Basin

On-going

Mr. Rana Saikia

ONGCL

Feasibility Study of Produced Water Reinjection for Pressure Maintenance in Bhogpara Oil Field of Upper Assam Basin

On-going

 

  • Supervised more than fifty no. of postgraduate Diploma / M.Tech dissertations on various industry oriented topics.

ACHIEVEMENTS/ACADEMIC DISTINCTIONS (e.g., prize, medal, awards etc):

  1. Established a Centre of Excellence (CORE) in Clastic Petroleum Reservoir Engineering in  Dibrugarh University under Mission REACH. (Relevance & Excellence in Achieving New Heights in Educational Institutions), TIFAC (Technology Information Forecasting and Assessment Council), under Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India. On 26th November 2000 Bharat Ratna Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam (former President of India) inaugurated the centre in the University. ONGC is the industry partner of this centre. Vision of the CORE is to achieve academic excellence and become one of the world leaders in clastic Petroleum Reservoir Engineering. I am the co-ordinator of this project & Mr. M. A Choudhury is the Asstt-cordinator of this project. Details given in another sheet.
  2. Received Prof. J.S.R. Krishna Rao, Dr. R. Dhana Raju, medal for the best paper published in the ‚ÄúJournal of Applied Geochemistry‚ÄĚ (ISAG) for the year 2007.
  3. Established world class core analysis laboratory in the Deptt which is unique among the academic institution of the country.  
  4. Received Certificate after successful completion of the seminar on ‚ÄúApplication of Wireline Techniques‚ÄĚ organised by Gearhart industries, Inc., Forthworth, Texas,
  5. Awarded a certificate from CORE lab, Houston, USA, after successfully completion of a training  in determination of permeability and relative permeability PREL-300.
  6. Awarded Associate membership of International congress of Chemistry & Environment (A.I.C.C.E.).
  7. The Board of Directors, Governing Board of Editors and publications Board of the American Biographical institute has chosen me for distinguished standing and conferred with an honorary appointment to the professional Women's Advisory Board.
  8. Honorary fellow and member of Geological Association and Research Centre, based at Balaghat, Madhya Pradesh.
  9. Awarded a certificate from Administrative Staff College of India, Bella Vista: Hyderabad after successfully completion of a training program on management of Industry-Academia linkages for academicians/Scientists, November 17-21, 2008.

Attended and Organised a number of both nationl and international Short-term course/workshop/seminars Meet etc; and act as resource person/ chairing session etc. Developed a very good industry academia linkaga. Organised two international short term course for both the industry and  academia.

A) Organised International Short-term course

  1. Organised three days International Short-term course on ‚ÄúSand Control‚ÄĚ from 10th January to 12th January 2005. The faculties were expert from Dagang Oil field Group, China from Jay Bee Energy(P) Ltd. Participents are both from Industry And Academia.
  2. Organised¬† four days short term course on ‚ÄúReservoir Optimisation‚Äď use of innovative drilling¬† fluid FLC2000‚ÄĚ from 2nd to 5th March 2005. The faculties were Dr. Helio Santos, President, Impact Engineering Solutions, UK. Dr. Paul Reid, Vice- president(Technology), Impact .S and Mr. Franck labenski, America's Region Manager, Impact E.S. Participents are both from Industry And Academia.

B) Organised National  workshop/ seminar

  1. A national level workshop on ‚ÄúOffshore Drilling‚ÄĚ was organised under TIFAC-CORE in the Department of Petroleum Technology, Dibrugarh University on 26th February 2004.
  2. A national level seminar on ‚ÄúPetroleum Reservoir Management‚ÄĚ was organised under TIFAC-CORE in the Department of Petroleum Technology, Dibrugarh University on 12th May 2004.
  3. A national level workshop on ''Oil and Gas  prospects in NE India and its role in economic development of the region'' was organised on June 10, 2005 in association with the POGL Institute for Petroleum and Energy Development Guwahati, at the Institute of Engineers (India) building at Guwahati for in the Department of Petroleum Technology,
  4. On 22nd April 2013, organized¬† one day workshop on ‚ÄúExploration & Production Techniques‚Ä̬† under the banner SPE Dibrugarh University Student Chapter.
  5. Organised Workshop On ‚ÄúWater (low saline) & Gas Injection for Improved Oil Recovery¬† in Oilfields of Upper Assam Basin‚ÄĚ on 23rd and 24th March 2012.

Event/Meet Organised

  1. Organised TIFAC- CORE Meet (TCM-2006) This meet is a grand opportunity for all students and teachers of Dibrugarh University to have a glimpse of the activities of different institutions spread all over India and to meet high-level and renowned academics, industrialists and government functionaries.
  2. Organised Inauguration of the ‚ÄúSPE-Dibrugarh University Student Chapter‚ÄĚ on 21st April 2013. This chapter was inaugurated by Mr. P.K. Borthakur, Director-Offshore ONGC,¬† and Section Chairperson, SPE-Mumbai Section.

Chairing a session on a Workshop: Classroom to Field: Chasing the Reality organized by Society of Petroleum Engineers, Northeast India Section, at Nazira, Assam on 13.12.14 ‚Äď 14.12.14.

ATTENDED  Short-term course / Training
A) International:

  1. Attended a Relative permeability training course organised by Core lab Instruments, Houston, USA.
  2. Visited Drilling Fluid Laboratory of Impact Solutions Group, UK
  3. Attended International Short-term course on ‚ÄúSand Control‚ÄĚ from 10th January to 12th January 2005 in¬† Dibrugarh University
  4. Attended International short term course on ‚ÄúReservoir Optimisation‚Äď use of innovative drilling¬† fluid FLC2000 from 2nd to 5th March 2005. in Dibrugarh University

B) National:

  1. Attended an induction training course of six weeks at KDMIPE (Keshave Deba Malviya Institute of Petroleum Exploration), ONGC, Dehradun, on various disciplines of Exploration and Production, such as Management, petroleum Geology, Reservoir Engineering, Drilling, Production and Development from 7/4/80 to 17/5/80 organized by ONGC.
  2. Attended a course on basic Reservoir Engineering from 223/7/81 to 31/8/81 organized by ONGC at KDMIPE, Dehradun.
  3. Attended and successfully completed a training program on management of Industry-Academia linkages for academicians/Scientists, from November 17-21, 2008 at Administrative Staff College of India, Bella Vista: Hyderabad.

Attended/workshop/ seminar / Meet etc.
International:

  1. In April, 1984, attended and successfully completed the seminar presented by Gearhart Industries, Inc., Forthworth, Texas, entitled ‚ÄúGeological Applications on Wireline, Techniques‚ÄĚ at New Delhi.
  2. Attended an international conference on Disaster Management (ICODIM) at Guwahati, Assam, 23rd April to 26th April 1998.
  3. Attended Petrotech-2005 the 6th International Oil & Gas conference & Exhibition held in  New Delhi.from 17th to 18th January 2005.
  4. Attended Petrotech-2007, the 7th International Oil & Gas conference & Exhibition  held  in New Delhi. from 15th  to 19th  January 2007.made poster presentation of two papers.  
  5. Attended Petrotech-2009, the 8th  International Oil & Gas conference & Exhibition  held  in New Delhi. from 11th  to 15th  January 2007.made poster presentation of two papers.     
  6. Attended Petrotech-2012, the 10th  International Oil & Gas conference & Exhibition  held  in New Delhi in October 2012.

National:

  1. Attended a seminar on ‚ÄúTechnology trends in Oil Industry‚ÄĚ in 1993, held in KDMIPE, ONGC, Dehradun.
  2. Attended a seminar on ‚ÄúPrecambrian Crustal Evolution and Metallogenesis‚ÄĚ held in Feb. 1.2.1996, at Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad.
  3. Attended an national workshop on Geodynamic and natural Resources of North East India held in Dec. 19th -22nd, 1998 at Applied Geology Department, Dibrugarh University.
  4. Attended a National workshop on ‚ÄúConservation of Hydrocarbons and Use of Non conventional Energy Source‚ÄĚ, in February 1998 at Oil India Limited, Duliajan.
  5. Attended an National workshop on “conservation of Hydrocarbons and use of Alternate Sources of Energy, in February 2001 at Oil India Limited, Duliajan.
  6. Attended a UGC sponsored seminar-cum workshop on Examination Reform in Higher Education, in March 2001 at Dibrugarh University.
  7. Attended launching of Technology Vision 2020 Mission Project REACH on 4th October 2000, by TIFAC (Technology Information Forecasting and Assessment Council) at New Delhi. An MoU was signed between Dibrugarh University and TIFAC  for the establishment of CORE (Centre of Relevance of Excellance) at New Delhi.
  8. Attended the 4th Petroleum Industry R & D Mangers Meet on Industry- Academia Linkage at KD Malviya Institute of petroleum Exploration, ONGC, Dehradun, on April 28-29, 2001.
  9. Attended and made a presentation at TIFAC-CORE meet organised by Mission REACH TIFAC ( Technology Information Forecasting and Assessment Council), under Department of Science and Technology, at New-Delhi on 24th and 25th July 2003.
  10. Attended a national level workshop on ‚ÄúOffshore Drilling‚ÄĚ held under TIFAC-CORE in the Department of Petroleum Technology, Dibrugarh University on 26th February 2004.
  11. Attended a national level seminar on ‚ÄúPetroleum Reservoir Management‚ÄĚ held under TIFAC-CORE in the Department of Petroleum Technology, Dibrugarh University on 12th May 2004.
  12. Attended a national level workshop on ‚ÄúOil and Gas prospects in NE India and its role in economic development of the region‚ÄĚ was organised on June 10, 2005 in association with the POGL Institute for Petroleum and Energy Development, Guwahati..
  13. TCM Meet at Surat Attended and made presentation at TIFAC-CORE Meet at Surat organized by Mission Reach, TIFAC (Technology Information Forecasting and Assessment Council) under Deptt. of  Science and Technology at Surat on 7-9th October 2004.
  14. TCM Meet at Madurai Attended TIFAC-CORE Meet at Madurai held from 24th to 26th November 2005 and made presentation organized by Mission Reach  TIFAC (Technology Information Forecasting and  Assessment Council) under department of Science and Technology New Delhi.
  15. TIFAC- CORE Meet (TCM-2006) Organised this meet.  This meet is a grand opportunity for all students and teachers of Dibrugarh University to have a glimpse of the activities of different institutions spread all over India and to meet high-level and renowned academics, industrialists and government functionaries.
  16. Attended and made a presentation at ‚ÄúTIFAC-CORE Meet-2007‚ÄĚ organised by Manipal Academy, in Mangalore,¬† held from 26th to 28th October 2007.
  17. Participated in the R&D Round Table seminar organised by ‚ÄúPetrotech Society‚ÄĚ in¬† New Delhi on 20th March 2007.
  18. The ‚Äú96th Session of Indian Science Congress:‚ÄĚ held in Shillong. 2009

OTHER ACTIVITY:

  1. Elected as a member of Executive Council of Indian Geological Congress, Roorkee for   the year 2002-2003
  2. Nominated as a member of the Training Advisory committee , Regional Training Institute,   ONGC, Sibsagar   in the year 2003
  3. Elected as a member of the Selection Committee of the Earth System Sciences for the year 2009-2010 (97th Session of Indian Science Congress) by Dr. T. Ramasami (General President) of the Indian Science Congress association.
  4. Appointed as member of the Programme Advisory  Committee attached  to All India    Radio, Dibrugarh Station for a period of two year 1-8-10 to 31-7-12
  5. Appointed as member of Executive council  of Dibrugarh University for a Period of One   and  half year July 2011 to May 2013 .
  6. Appointed as Expert member for R&D Project of Oil India Limited, Duliajan in 2012 -14.  
  7. Reviewer of  National / International Journals.
  8. Editorial board member  of Journal of Petroleum Engineering and Technology

Association with learned societies:

  1. Life member of Indian Science Congress Association
  2. Life member of Indian Geological Congress
  3. Life member of Indian Association of Sedimentologists.
  4. Life member and Honorary Fellow of Geological Association and Research Centre           .
  5. Life member of Indian Society of Applied Geo-chemists, Hydarabad
  6. Member of Society for Petroleum Engineers (SPE)
  7. Associate member of International congress of Chemistry &   Environment (A.I.C.C.E)                        
  8. Member of ‚ÄúPetrotech Society‚ÄĚ, New Delhi
  9. Life member of ASCI Association (Administrative Staff College of India,) Hyderabad.

Publications

Published a number of research papers in national & international journal:
National Journal:

  1. Das Minati & Goswami Kabita. ‚ÄúDiagenesis¬† and reservoir quality of Tipam reservoir sands of Jorajan oil field Assam Basin‚ÄĚ. Jour. of Earth Science, Vol-I, 1998.
  2. Das Minati & Goswami Kabita. ‚ÄúRole of Petrography in evaluating petroleum reservoir characteristics of Jorajan oil field, Assam‚ÄĚ Journal of¬† Indian Association of Sedimentologists, Vol. 17, No. 1 (1998) pp. 77-86. (ISSN 0970-3268).
  3. Das Minati ‚ÄúA study on the depositional environment of Tipam reservoir sandstones in a part of Jorajan oil field, Assam Basin‚ÄĚ Journal of Indian Association of Sedimentologists. Vol. 22 Nos. 182 (2003). (ISSN 0970-3268).
  4. Das Minati ‚ÄúA study on the clay minerals and their influence on hydrocarbon production potential of Tipam reservoir sands in Jorajan oil field, Assam Basin, India‚ÄĚ, published in the''Journal of Applied Geochemistry‚ÄĚ (Vol. 8 No. 2A (2006) pp 266-276. (ISSN 0972-1967).
  5. Ladia R.S., Das Minati & Saikia P.P ‚ÄúArtificial lifting of oil with special reference to jet pumping‚ÄĚ, published in the ‚ÄúIndian Journal of Petroleum Geology‚ÄĚ (vol. 15. No. 1 (July 2006) p. 31-42).(ISSN 0871-2542).
  6. Das Minati, Ladia R.S. & Chowdhury M.A, Vij R.K. & Hazarika Paban.‚ÄúEstimation of reservoir characteristics for a part of Geleki-Ts-5-A oil field of Upper Assam Basin-A case study‚ÄĚ Published in the journal of ‚ÄúIndian journal of Petroleum Geology‚ÄĚ. (vol. 15. No. 2¬† (December 2006) p. 55-67).(ISSN 0871-2542).
  7. Das Minati, Gogoi Pradip Kumar & Saikia Bhaskar Jyoti ‚ÄúDevelopment of correlation for oil formation volume factor for certain fields of eastern part of Upper Assam Basin‚ÄĚ published in the journal of ‚ÄúIndian journal of Petroleum Geology‚ÄĚ.(vol. 15. No. 2 December 2006) p. 31-41).(ISSN 0871-2542).
  8. Das Minati, Gogoi Pradip Kumar & Saikia Bhaskar Jyoti ‚ÄúNew empirical correlation for oil formation volume factor and bubble point pressure of crude oils for a part of Upper Assam Oil Fields,India‚ÄĚ, ''Journal of Applied Geochemistry‚ÄĚ Vol.9 No. 2 (2007) pp 170-182. (ISSN 0972-1967).
  9. Das Minati, Ladia R.S. & Chowdhury M.A. ‚ÄúA Comparative study of the Reservoir properties for Parts of major Reservoirs of Upper Assam Basin using Core Flood Studies‚ÄĚ. journal of ‚ÄúIndian journal of Petroleum Geology‚ÄĚ(vol. 16. No. 1 July 2007), p. 83-98).(ISSN 0871-2542)
  10. Chowdhury M.A. & Das Minati ‚ÄúPlanning and drilling of horizontal wells ‚Äď A case study‚ÄĚ. published in the¬† journal of ‚ÄúIndian journal of Petroleum Geology‚ÄĚ.(vol. 16. No. 2 December 2007) p. 45-52).(ISSN 0871-2542).
  11. Das Minati, Borgohain Preetirekha & Pathok Bhushan Kalyan ''Performance Prediction of a Reservoir using Modelling Software'' published in   the   Journal of Earth Science, special volume, 2013  ISSN 2347-8942. PP 64-71.            
  12. Medhi Nayan & Das Minati 'Formation of gas hydrates in high pressure gas lines- A Case study'' published in  the  Journal of Earth Science, special volume, 2013  ISSN   2347-8942. PP 59-63.      
  13. Das Minati & Medhi Nayan ‚ÄėA study on the effects of Crude Oil/Brine /Rock interaction on oil recovery during Low Saline Waterflooding in a part of Geleki Oil Field of Upper Assam Basin‚Äô in the ''Journal of Applied Geochemistry‚ÄĚ. Vol 16 No 3, page 267-276.ISSN 0972-1967.2014
  14. Medhi Nayan & Das Minati ‚ÄėA study on the interaction between the injection water and reservoir minerals and their effects on reservoir characteristics in Tipam reservoir sand of Geleki oilfield of Upper Assam Basin‚Äô¬† published in the¬† journal of ''Journal of Applied Geochemistry‚ÄĚ.. Vol 16 No 3, page 321-329; ISSN 0972-1967 .2014¬†¬†¬†¬† ¬†
  15. Borah Chayanika & Das Minati 'Petrography and Provenance Study of Neogene Sandstones of a Part of Tripura Fold¬†¬† Belt, India¬† published in the¬† Journal¬† ‚ÄėJournal of Applied Geochemistry‚Äô, Vol.19, No.2. ISSN: 0972-1967 (2017), pp. 221-228.

International Journal:

  1. Das Minati & Chowdhury M.A. ‚ÄúEstimation of Reservoir Properties using Geophysical Studies in Khoraghat OilÔ¨Āeld of Upper Assam Basin. Published in the International Journal of Earth Sciences and Engineering, Hyderabad, August 2011. ISSN 0974-5904
  2. Das Minati & Chowdhury M.A. 'Development of New Empirical Correlation for Prediction of Oil Formation Volume Factor of Crude Oil for a Major Part of Oil Fields of Upper Assam Basin published in the International Journal of Petroleum Science and Technology (ISSN 0973-6328 ) Volume 5, Number 1 (2011), pp. 1‚Äď5¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† ¬†
  3. Das Minati ‚ÄėClay Minerals and its importance on Hydrocarbon Production Potential in a part of Geleki oilfield of Upper Assam Basin‚Äô published in 'International Journal of Research in Engineering and Applied Sciences', Volume 5, Issue 11 (November 2015), ISSN 2249-3905, pp. 25-33. (Impact Factor-5.981)
  4. Medhi Nayan & Das Minati ‚ÄėA study on the Low Salinity Waterflooding (LSW) in a part of a Depleted Oilfield of Upper Assam Basin‚Äô published in STM Journal ‚ÄėJournal of Petroleum Engineering &Technology‚Äô, Volume 5, Issue 3(2015), ISSN: 2231-1785 (online), ISSN: 2321-5178 pp. 1-9. (SJIF-3.932)
  5. Kalita Nripanka, Chowdhury M.A. & Das Minati 'A study on Multilateral Drilling and its implementation in India' published in the International journal of science and engineering (IJSE);(EISSN;2347-2200)2015.

International Conference Proceedings/ Technical volume:

  1. Chowdhury M.A., Das Minati & Barman Hiranya ‚ÄúDrain hole drilling to improve oil recovery in a depleted reservoir of Upper Assam basin‚ÄĚ ‚Äď A case study. Full paper Published in the Conference Proceeding-- New Paradigms in Exploration and Sustainable Mineral Development, 2011. ISBN:978-81-8465-952-2.
  2. Das Minati, Chowdhury M.A. & Deka U. ‚ÄúA Study on water flooding and Pressure Maintenance to Improve Oil Recovery in a part of Oil fields of Upper Assam Basin‚ÄĚ. Full paper Published¬† in the Conference¬†¬† Proceeding -- New Paradigms in Exploration and Sustainable Mineral Development, 2011. ISBN:978-81-8465-952-2.¬† ¬†
  3. Chowdhury M.A. & Das Minati A paper entitled Relative Permeability and Wettability Studies on Core Samples from Lakwa and Geleki Oil-fields of Upper Assam Basin. Full paper Published in the Conference Proceeding-- New Paradigms in Exploration and Sustainable Mineral Development, 2011. ISBN:978-81-8465-952-2.
  4. Vij R.K., Saxena Arpit & Das Minati ‚ÄúFeasibility of MEOR Application in Upper Assam‚ÄĚ Published in the Conference Proceeding--- New Paradigms in Exploration and Sustainable Mineral Development, 2011. ISBN:978-81-8465-952-2.

Conference/Proceedings/Workshop/ Symposium/Seminar

National:

  1. Ladia R.S & Das Minati ‚ÄúAn approach to sound reservoir management and reservoir performance analysis with special reference to pressure maintenance & water flooding‚ÄĚ published in published in the proceeding volume of ‚ÄúReservoir Management‚ÄĚ (2004).
  2. Das Minati ‚ÄúA New Correlation for Prediction of Oil Formation Volume factor of Crude Oil for a Major Part of Oil Fields of Upper Assam Basin‚ÄĚ Published in the Proceeding Volume of the 96th Session of Indian Science Congress held in Shillong. 2009
  3. Chowdhury M.A. & Das Minati ‚ÄúRelative Permeability and Wettability Studies in a part of Geleki oil field'' published in the proceedings of the National Seminar on Multidisciplinary Approach in Sedimentary¬† Basin Studies held in the Dept. of Applied Geology, Dibrugarh University 15 ‚Äď 16 March, 2012. ¬†
  4. Medhi Nayan & Das Minati The abstract of the paper entitled ‚ÄúA study on Low Saline Waterflooding (LSW) in a part of Brown Field of Upper Assam Basin‚ÄĚ by published in the proceedings of 102nd Indian Science Congress, University of Mumbai, 3-7 January, 2015.
  5. Das Minati The abstract of the paper entitled ‚ÄúRole of Clay Minerals on Hydrocarbon Production Potential in a part of Tipam Reservoir Sand of Geleki Oilfield of Upper Assam Basin‚ÄĚ published in the proceedings of 102nd Indian Science Congress, University of¬†¬† Mumbai, 3-7 January, 2015.
  6. Das Minati & Medhi Nayan The abstract of the paper entitled ‚ÄúClay Minerals and its Effects on Wettability Alteration during Low Saline Waterflooding in a part of Geleki Oil Field of Upper Assam Basin‚ÄĚ published in the proceedings of the UGC SAP (DRS-II) Sponsored Seminar on ‚ÄúRecent Developments in Geo-Scientific Studies on Shillong-Mikir Massif, Upper Assam and Eastern Himalayas‚ÄĚ Organized by Department of Applied Geology, Dibrugarh University, 30 March, 2016.
  7. Medhi Nayan & Das Minati The abstract of the paper entitled ''A Study on Wettability alteration during Low Salinity Waterflooding (LSW) in a Sandstone Reservoir'' published in the proceedings of National Seminar on ‚ÄėGeology, Geochemistry, Tectonics, Energy and Mineral Resources of Northeast India‚Äô, Nagaland University, November 9-11, 2016.
  8. Das Minati & Medhi Nayan The abstract of the paper entitled ‚ÄėA study on Physico-Chemical aspects of Clay Migration and its role on Oil Recovery in a Part of Upper Assam Basin‚Äô published in the proceedings of National Seminar on ‚ÄėGeology, Geochemistry, Tectonics, Energy and Mineral Resources of Northeast India‚Äô, Nagaland University, November 9-11, 2016.
  9. Borah Chayanika & Das Minati The abstract of the paper entitled ‚ÄúPetrography and Provenance Study of Neogene Sandstones of a Part of Tripura Fold Belt, India‚ÄĚ published in the proceedings of National Seminar on ‚ÄėGeology, Geochemistry, Tectonics, Energy and Mineral Resources of Northeast India‚Äô, Nagaland University, November 9-11, 2016.

International:

  1. Vij R.K., Sarabhai M.P., Das Minati & Baruah Abhineet ‚ÄúFeasibility study for Application of Microbial enhanced Oil recovery technology in oil field of Upper Assam‚ÄĚ Published in the Proceeding volume of Petrotech 2007, the 7th International oil & gas conference & exhibition held in New Delhi.
  2. Das Minati & Saikia Bhaskar Jyoti ‚ÄúDevelopment of Correlation for oil formation volume factor for certain fields of eastern part of Upper¬† Assam‚ÄĚ Published in the Proceeding Volume of Petrotech¬† 2007,¬† the 7th International oil gas conference & exhibition held in New Delhi.
  3. Vij R.K., Das Minati & Baruah Abhineet ‚ÄúFeasibility of microbial technology for Enhanced oil recovery in Upper Assam fields‚ÄĚ Published in the Proceeding Volume of Petrotech 2009, the 8th International oil gas conference & exhibition held in New Delhi.
  4. Vij R.K., Das Minati, Ram Babu & Bajpai Manish ‚ÄúReservoir Management through Bio-Technology key to Success in Production Enhancement‚ÄĚ Published in the proceeding Volume of International conference Organised by SPE & ATW on Enhanced Oil recovery, at Ahmedabad 27th -30th April 2009. Paper No 13450 pp.
  5. Vij R.K., Das Minati & Kumar Sudhansu ‚ÄúReservoir Management of Brown field, Kalol, A Case study‚ÄĚ Published in the Proceeding Volume of SPE Oil & Gas India Conference & Exhibition (OGIC) held in 20-22 January 2010, Mumbai¬† Volume¬† of Paper No. SPE 12450 pp.

Book/Book chapters

  1. ‚ÄúRole of Petrography in evaluating petroleum reservoir characteristics of Jorajan oil field, Assam‚ÄĚ Recent researches in sedimentary basins, 1998 pp 110-118.
  2. ‚ÄúAn approach to sound reservoir management and reservoir performance analysis with special reference to pressure maintenance & water flooding‚ÄĚ published in ‚ÄúReservoir Management‚ÄĚ (2004).

Edited one book---- ‚ÄúPetroleum Reservoir Managements‚ÄĚ in the year 2004. Editor of Journal of Petroleum Engineering and Technology Journal.

Profile

Profile

Education:

  1. Master’s Degree: M.Sc. (Geology)
  2. Ph. D.: Ph. D. in Petroleum Technology
  3. Other: Post Graduate Diploma in Petroleum Technology (Exploration & Production)

Professional Experience:

  • Industrial experiences: A total of six years (approximately) industrial experiences in Oil & Natural Gas Corporation Ltd. as Reservoir Engineer and Assistant Director (Reservoir)
  • Teaching experiences: Thirty two years (approx) postgraduate teaching experiences in reservoir engineering in the Department of Petroleum Technology, Dibrugarh University.

R&D WORKS:
Research area of interests- 
Specialization: Geology & Reservoir Engineering.
Area of Interest: Petroleum geology, Reservoir Engineering & Production Engineering

Research Experiences:

Completed two major research projects in consultation with oil industry (OIL & ONGC) under TIFAC-CORE, Department of Science & Technology, New-Delhi, namely‚Äď

  1. Core floods studies of the major reservoir rocks of Upper Assam Basin for estimation of residual oil saturation.
  2. Analysis of available thermodynamic data of crude oil samples of UpperAssam Basin (OIL, ONGC) to establish a suitable co-relation.

Ph.D Scholars:

       NAME

               TOPIC

STATUS (on-going/completed)

Dr. Mehboob Ahmed Chowdhury

 

Deptt of Petroleum Technology. D.U.

Scope of Implementation of IOR Techniques Based on Core Flood Studies with Emphasis on the Determination of ROS for a part of Lakwa and Geleki Oilfields of Upper Assam Basin.

Awarded

Dr. Rakesh Kumar Vij

 

ONGCL

Feasibility Studies of Microbial Enhanced Oil Recovery Technology Application in a part of Oil Fields of Upper Assam.

Awarded

Dr. Nayan Medhi

Deptt of Petroleum, D.U.

A Study on Water Flooding with Special References to Low   Salinity Water flooding and its Role for Improving Oil Recovery in a Part of Geleki Oil field of Upper Assam Basin

Awarded

Ms. Chayanika Borah,

Deptt of Petroleum, D.U.

A Study on Reservoir Rock Characterization of the Bhuban Formation in the Tichna structure of Tripura Area

On-going

Mr. Ajoy Lal Dutta

ONGCL

A Study on Production Optimization Based on Integrated Production Modelling for Heera Field

On-going

Ms. Angana Dutta Borah, ONGCL

Integrated Geoscientific Study of Sylhet Limestone Formation from Parts of Dhansiri Valley, South Assam Shelf, North East India

On-going

Mr. Bhaskar Jyoti  Saikia

Deptt of Petroleum, D.U.

A Study on Smart Water Flooding and It’s Effect on Improving Oil Recovery Efficiency In a Part of Nahorkotia Oil Field of Upper Assam Basin, India

On-going

Mr. Prasun Banik

Deptt of Petroleum, D.U.

A Study on the Potentiality of Coal Bed Methane in Parts of Makum Coal Field in Upper Assam

On-going

Mr. SanjeevThakur

Oil India Limited

Feasibility of the application of Chemical Consolidation Method for controlling Sand Production in Greater Hapjan Oil Field of Upper Assam Basin

On-going

Mr. Rana Saikia

ONGCL

Feasibility Study of Produced Water Reinjection for Pressure Maintenance in Bhogpara Oil Field of Upper Assam Basin

On-going

 

  • Supervised more than fifty no. of postgraduate Diploma / M.Tech dissertations on various industry oriented topics.

ACHIEVEMENTS/ACADEMIC DISTINCTIONS (e.g., prize, medal, awards etc):

  1. Established a Centre of Excellence (CORE) in Clastic Petroleum Reservoir Engineering in  Dibrugarh University under Mission REACH. (Relevance & Excellence in Achieving New Heights in Educational Institutions), TIFAC (Technology Information Forecasting and Assessment Council), under Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India. On 26th November 2000 Bharat Ratna Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam (former President of India) inaugurated the centre in the University. ONGC is the industry partner of this centre. Vision of the CORE is to achieve academic excellence and become one of the world leaders in clastic Petroleum Reservoir Engineering. I am the co-ordinator of this project & Mr. M. A Choudhury is the Asstt-cordinator of this project. Details given in another sheet.
  2. Received Prof. J.S.R. Krishna Rao, Dr. R. Dhana Raju, medal for the best paper published in the ‚ÄúJournal of Applied Geochemistry‚ÄĚ (ISAG) for the year 2007.
  3. Established world class core analysis laboratory in the Deptt which is unique among the academic institution of the country.  
  4. Received Certificate after successful completion of the seminar on ‚ÄúApplication of Wireline Techniques‚ÄĚ organised by Gearhart industries, Inc., Forthworth, Texas,
  5. Awarded a certificate from CORE lab, Houston, USA, after successfully completion of a training  in determination of permeability and relative permeability PREL-300.
  6. Awarded Associate membership of International congress of Chemistry & Environment (A.I.C.C.E.).
  7. The Board of Directors, Governing Board of Editors and publications Board of the American Biographical institute has chosen me for distinguished standing and conferred with an honorary appointment to the professional Women's Advisory Board.
  8. Honorary fellow and member of Geological Association and Research Centre, based at Balaghat, Madhya Pradesh.
  9. Awarded a certificate from Administrative Staff College of India, Bella Vista: Hyderabad after successfully completion of a training program on management of Industry-Academia linkages for academicians/Scientists, November 17-21, 2008.

Attended and Organised a number of both nationl and international Short-term course/workshop/seminars Meet etc; and act as resource person/ chairing session etc. Developed a very good industry academia linkaga. Organised two international short term course for both the industry and  academia.

A) Organised International Short-term course

  1. Organised three days International Short-term course on ‚ÄúSand Control‚ÄĚ from 10th January to 12th January 2005. The faculties were expert from Dagang Oil field Group, China from Jay Bee Energy(P) Ltd. Participents are both from Industry And Academia.
  2. Organised¬† four days short term course on ‚ÄúReservoir Optimisation‚Äď use of innovative drilling¬† fluid FLC2000‚ÄĚ from 2nd to 5th March 2005. The faculties were Dr. Helio Santos, President, Impact Engineering Solutions, UK. Dr. Paul Reid, Vice- president(Technology), Impact .S and Mr. Franck labenski, America's Region Manager, Impact E.S. Participents are both from Industry And Academia.

B) Organised National  workshop/ seminar

  1. A national level workshop on ‚ÄúOffshore Drilling‚ÄĚ was organised under TIFAC-CORE in the Department of Petroleum Technology, Dibrugarh University on 26th February 2004.
  2. A national level seminar on ‚ÄúPetroleum Reservoir Management‚ÄĚ was organised under TIFAC-CORE in the Department of Petroleum Technology, Dibrugarh University on 12th May 2004.
  3. A national level workshop on ''Oil and Gas  prospects in NE India and its role in economic development of the region'' was organised on June 10, 2005 in association with the POGL Institute for Petroleum and Energy Development Guwahati, at the Institute of Engineers (India) building at Guwahati for in the Department of Petroleum Technology,
  4. On 22nd April 2013, organized¬† one day workshop on ‚ÄúExploration & Production Techniques‚Ä̬† under the banner SPE Dibrugarh University Student Chapter.
  5. Organised Workshop On ‚ÄúWater (low saline) & Gas Injection for Improved Oil Recovery¬† in Oilfields of Upper Assam Basin‚ÄĚ on 23rd and 24th March 2012.

Event/Meet Organised

  1. Organised TIFAC- CORE Meet (TCM-2006) This meet is a grand opportunity for all students and teachers of Dibrugarh University to have a glimpse of the activities of different institutions spread all over India and to meet high-level and renowned academics, industrialists and government functionaries.
  2. Organised Inauguration of the ‚ÄúSPE-Dibrugarh University Student Chapter‚ÄĚ on 21st April 2013. This chapter was inaugurated by Mr. P.K. Borthakur, Director-Offshore ONGC,¬† and Section Chairperson, SPE-Mumbai Section.

Chairing a session on a Workshop: Classroom to Field: Chasing the Reality organized by Society of Petroleum Engineers, Northeast India Section, at Nazira, Assam on 13.12.14 ‚Äď 14.12.14.

ATTENDED  Short-term course / Training
A) International:

  1. Attended a Relative permeability training course organised by Core lab Instruments, Houston, USA.
  2. Visited Drilling Fluid Laboratory of Impact Solutions Group, UK
  3. Attended International Short-term course on ‚ÄúSand Control‚ÄĚ from 10th January to 12th January 2005 in¬† Dibrugarh University
  4. Attended International short term course on ‚ÄúReservoir Optimisation‚Äď use of innovative drilling¬† fluid FLC2000 from 2nd to 5th March 2005. in Dibrugarh University

B) National:

  1. Attended an induction training course of six weeks at KDMIPE (Keshave Deba Malviya Institute of Petroleum Exploration), ONGC, Dehradun, on various disciplines of Exploration and Production, such as Management, petroleum Geology, Reservoir Engineering, Drilling, Production and Development from 7/4/80 to 17/5/80 organized by ONGC.
  2. Attended a course on basic Reservoir Engineering from 223/7/81 to 31/8/81 organized by ONGC at KDMIPE, Dehradun.
  3. Attended and successfully completed a training program on management of Industry-Academia linkages for academicians/Scientists, from November 17-21, 2008 at Administrative Staff College of India, Bella Vista: Hyderabad.

Attended/workshop/ seminar / Meet etc.
International:

  1. In April, 1984, attended and successfully completed the seminar presented by Gearhart Industries, Inc., Forthworth, Texas, entitled ‚ÄúGeological Applications on Wireline, Techniques‚ÄĚ at New Delhi.
  2. Attended an international conference on Disaster Management (ICODIM) at Guwahati, Assam, 23rd April to 26th April 1998.
  3. Attended Petrotech-2005 the 6th International Oil & Gas conference & Exhibition held in  New Delhi.from 17th to 18th January 2005.
  4. Attended Petrotech-2007, the 7th International Oil & Gas conference & Exhibition  held  in New Delhi. from 15th  to 19th  January 2007.made poster presentation of two papers.  
  5. Attended Petrotech-2009, the 8th  International Oil & Gas conference & Exhibition  held  in New Delhi. from 11th  to 15th  January 2007.made poster presentation of two papers.     
  6. Attended Petrotech-2012, the 10th  International Oil & Gas conference & Exhibition  held  in New Delhi in October 2012.

National:

  1. Attended a seminar on ‚ÄúTechnology trends in Oil Industry‚ÄĚ in 1993, held in KDMIPE, ONGC, Dehradun.
  2. Attended a seminar on ‚ÄúPrecambrian Crustal Evolution and Metallogenesis‚ÄĚ held in Feb. 1.2.1996, at Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad.
  3. Attended an national workshop on Geodynamic and natural Resources of North East India held in Dec. 19th -22nd, 1998 at Applied Geology Department, Dibrugarh University.
  4. Attended a National workshop on ‚ÄúConservation of Hydrocarbons and Use of Non conventional Energy Source‚ÄĚ, in February 1998 at Oil India Limited, Duliajan.
  5. Attended an National workshop on “conservation of Hydrocarbons and use of Alternate Sources of Energy, in February 2001 at Oil India Limited, Duliajan.
  6. Attended a UGC sponsored seminar-cum workshop on Examination Reform in Higher Education, in March 2001 at Dibrugarh University.
  7. Attended launching of Technology Vision 2020 Mission Project REACH on 4th October 2000, by TIFAC (Technology Information Forecasting and Assessment Council) at New Delhi. An MoU was signed between Dibrugarh University and TIFAC  for the establishment of CORE (Centre of Relevance of Excellance) at New Delhi.
  8. Attended the 4th Petroleum Industry R & D Mangers Meet on Industry- Academia Linkage at KD Malviya Institute of petroleum Exploration, ONGC, Dehradun, on April 28-29, 2001.
  9. Attended and made a presentation at TIFAC-CORE meet organised by Mission REACH TIFAC ( Technology Information Forecasting and Assessment Council), under Department of Science and Technology, at New-Delhi on 24th and 25th July 2003.
  10. Attended a national level workshop on ‚ÄúOffshore Drilling‚ÄĚ held under TIFAC-CORE in the Department of Petroleum Technology, Dibrugarh University on 26th February 2004.
  11. Attended a national level seminar on ‚ÄúPetroleum Reservoir Management‚ÄĚ held under TIFAC-CORE in the Department of Petroleum Technology, Dibrugarh University on 12th May 2004.
  12. Attended a national level workshop on ‚ÄúOil and Gas prospects in NE India and its role in economic development of the region‚ÄĚ was organised on June 10, 2005 in association with the POGL Institute for Petroleum and Energy Development, Guwahati..
  13. TCM Meet at Surat Attended and made presentation at TIFAC-CORE Meet at Surat organized by Mission Reach, TIFAC (Technology Information Forecasting and Assessment Council) under Deptt. of  Science and Technology at Surat on 7-9th October 2004.
  14. TCM Meet at Madurai Attended TIFAC-CORE Meet at Madurai held from 24th to 26th November 2005 and made presentation organized by Mission Reach  TIFAC (Technology Information Forecasting and  Assessment Council) under department of Science and Technology New Delhi.
  15. TIFAC- CORE Meet (TCM-2006) Organised this meet.  This meet is a grand opportunity for all students and teachers of Dibrugarh University to have a glimpse of the activities of different institutions spread all over India and to meet high-level and renowned academics, industrialists and government functionaries.
  16. Attended and made a presentation at ‚ÄúTIFAC-CORE Meet-2007‚ÄĚ organised by Manipal Academy, in Mangalore,¬† held from 26th to 28th October 2007.
  17. Participated in the R&D Round Table seminar organised by ‚ÄúPetrotech Society‚ÄĚ in¬† New Delhi on 20th March 2007.
  18. The ‚Äú96th Session of Indian Science Congress:‚ÄĚ held in Shillong. 2009

OTHER ACTIVITY:

  1. Elected as a member of Executive Council of Indian Geological Congress, Roorkee for   the year 2002-2003
  2. Nominated as a member of the Training Advisory committee , Regional Training Institute,   ONGC, Sibsagar   in the year 2003
  3. Elected as a member of the Selection Committee of the Earth System Sciences for the year 2009-2010 (97th Session of Indian Science Congress) by Dr. T. Ramasami (General President) of the Indian Science Congress association.
  4. Appointed as member of the Programme Advisory  Committee attached  to All India    Radio, Dibrugarh Station for a period of two year 1-8-10 to 31-7-12
  5. Appointed as member of Executive council  of Dibrugarh University for a Period of One   and  half year July 2011 to May 2013 .
  6. Appointed as Expert member for R&D Project of Oil India Limited, Duliajan in 2012 -14.  
  7. Reviewer of  National / International Journals.
  8. Editorial board member  of Journal of Petroleum Engineering and Technology

Association with learned societies:

  1. Life member of Indian Science Congress Association
  2. Life member of Indian Geological Congress
  3. Life member of Indian Association of Sedimentologists.
  4. Life member and Honorary Fellow of Geological Association and Research Centre           .
  5. Life member of Indian Society of Applied Geo-chemists, Hydarabad
  6. Member of Society for Petroleum Engineers (SPE)
  7. Associate member of International congress of Chemistry &   Environment (A.I.C.C.E)                        
  8. Member of ‚ÄúPetrotech Society‚ÄĚ, New Delhi
  9. Life member of ASCI Association (Administrative Staff College of India,) Hyderabad.
Publications

Publications

 

Published a number of research papers in national & international journal:
National Journal:

  1. Das Minati & Goswami Kabita. ‚ÄúDiagenesis¬† and reservoir quality of Tipam reservoir sands of Jorajan oil field Assam Basin‚ÄĚ. Jour. of Earth Science, Vol-I, 1998.
  2. Das Minati & Goswami Kabita. ‚ÄúRole of Petrography in evaluating petroleum reservoir characteristics of Jorajan oil field, Assam‚ÄĚ Journal of¬† Indian Association of Sedimentologists, Vol. 17, No. 1 (1998) pp. 77-86. (ISSN 0970-3268).
  3. Das Minati ‚ÄúA study on the depositional environment of Tipam reservoir sandstones in a part of Jorajan oil field, Assam Basin‚ÄĚ Journal of Indian Association of Sedimentologists. Vol. 22 Nos. 182 (2003). (ISSN 0970-3268).
  4. Das Minati ‚ÄúA study on the clay minerals and their influence on hydrocarbon production potential of Tipam reservoir sands in Jorajan oil field, Assam Basin, India‚ÄĚ, published in the''Journal of Applied Geochemistry‚ÄĚ (Vol. 8 No. 2A (2006) pp 266-276. (ISSN 0972-1967).
  5. Ladia R.S., Das Minati & Saikia P.P ‚ÄúArtificial lifting of oil with special reference to jet pumping‚ÄĚ, published in the ‚ÄúIndian Journal of Petroleum Geology‚ÄĚ (vol. 15. No. 1 (July 2006) p. 31-42).(ISSN 0871-2542).
  6. Das Minati, Ladia R.S. & Chowdhury M.A, Vij R.K. & Hazarika Paban.‚ÄúEstimation of reservoir characteristics for a part of Geleki-Ts-5-A oil field of Upper Assam Basin-A case study‚ÄĚ Published in the journal of ‚ÄúIndian journal of Petroleum Geology‚ÄĚ. (vol. 15. No. 2¬† (December 2006) p. 55-67).(ISSN 0871-2542).
  7. Das Minati, Gogoi Pradip Kumar & Saikia Bhaskar Jyoti ‚ÄúDevelopment of correlation for oil formation volume factor for certain fields of eastern part of Upper Assam Basin‚ÄĚ published in the journal of ‚ÄúIndian journal of Petroleum Geology‚ÄĚ.(vol. 15. No. 2 December 2006) p. 31-41).(ISSN 0871-2542).
  8. Das Minati, Gogoi Pradip Kumar & Saikia Bhaskar Jyoti ‚ÄúNew empirical correlation for oil formation volume factor and bubble point pressure of crude oils for a part of Upper Assam Oil Fields,India‚ÄĚ, ''Journal of Applied Geochemistry‚ÄĚ Vol.9 No. 2 (2007) pp 170-182. (ISSN 0972-1967).
  9. Das Minati, Ladia R.S. & Chowdhury M.A. ‚ÄúA Comparative study of the Reservoir properties for Parts of major Reservoirs of Upper Assam Basin using Core Flood Studies‚ÄĚ. journal of ‚ÄúIndian journal of Petroleum Geology‚ÄĚ(vol. 16. No. 1 July 2007), p. 83-98).(ISSN 0871-2542)
  10. Chowdhury M.A. & Das Minati ‚ÄúPlanning and drilling of horizontal wells ‚Äď A case study‚ÄĚ. published in the¬† journal of ‚ÄúIndian journal of Petroleum Geology‚ÄĚ.(vol. 16. No. 2 December 2007) p. 45-52).(ISSN 0871-2542).
  11. Das Minati, Borgohain Preetirekha & Pathok Bhushan Kalyan ''Performance Prediction of a Reservoir using Modelling Software'' published in   the   Journal of Earth Science, special volume, 2013  ISSN 2347-8942. PP 64-71.            
  12. Medhi Nayan & Das Minati 'Formation of gas hydrates in high pressure gas lines- A Case study'' published in  the  Journal of Earth Science, special volume, 2013  ISSN   2347-8942. PP 59-63.      
  13. Das Minati & Medhi Nayan ‚ÄėA study on the effects of Crude Oil/Brine /Rock interaction on oil recovery during Low Saline Waterflooding in a part of Geleki Oil Field of Upper Assam Basin‚Äô in the ''Journal of Applied Geochemistry‚ÄĚ. Vol 16 No 3, page 267-276.ISSN 0972-1967.2014
  14. Medhi Nayan & Das Minati ‚ÄėA study on the interaction between the injection water and reservoir minerals and their effects on reservoir characteristics in Tipam reservoir sand of Geleki oilfield of Upper Assam Basin‚Äô¬† published in the¬† journal of ''Journal of Applied Geochemistry‚ÄĚ.. Vol 16 No 3, page 321-329; ISSN 0972-1967 .2014¬†¬†¬†¬† ¬†
  15. Borah Chayanika & Das Minati 'Petrography and Provenance Study of Neogene Sandstones of a Part of Tripura Fold¬†¬† Belt, India¬† published in the¬† Journal¬† ‚ÄėJournal of Applied Geochemistry‚Äô, Vol.19, No.2. ISSN: 0972-1967 (2017), pp. 221-228.

International Journal:

  1. Das Minati & Chowdhury M.A. ‚ÄúEstimation of Reservoir Properties using Geophysical Studies in Khoraghat OilÔ¨Āeld of Upper Assam Basin. Published in the International Journal of Earth Sciences and Engineering, Hyderabad, August 2011. ISSN 0974-5904
  2. Das Minati & Chowdhury M.A. 'Development of New Empirical Correlation for Prediction of Oil Formation Volume Factor of Crude Oil for a Major Part of Oil Fields of Upper Assam Basin published in the International Journal of Petroleum Science and Technology (ISSN 0973-6328 ) Volume 5, Number 1 (2011), pp. 1‚Äď5¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† ¬†
  3. Das Minati ‚ÄėClay Minerals and its importance on Hydrocarbon Production Potential in a part of Geleki oilfield of Upper Assam Basin‚Äô published in 'International Journal of Research in Engineering and Applied Sciences', Volume 5, Issue 11 (November 2015), ISSN 2249-3905, pp. 25-33. (Impact Factor-5.981)
  4. Medhi Nayan & Das Minati ‚ÄėA study on the Low Salinity Waterflooding (LSW) in a part of a Depleted Oilfield of Upper Assam Basin‚Äô published in STM Journal ‚ÄėJournal of Petroleum Engineering &Technology‚Äô, Volume 5, Issue 3(2015), ISSN: 2231-1785 (online), ISSN: 2321-5178 pp. 1-9. (SJIF-3.932)
  5. Kalita Nripanka, Chowdhury M.A. & Das Minati 'A study on Multilateral Drilling and its implementation in India' published in the International journal of science and engineering (IJSE);(EISSN;2347-2200)2015.

International Conference Proceedings/ Technical volume:

  1. Chowdhury M.A., Das Minati & Barman Hiranya ‚ÄúDrain hole drilling to improve oil recovery in a depleted reservoir of Upper Assam basin‚ÄĚ ‚Äď A case study. Full paper Published in the Conference Proceeding-- New Paradigms in Exploration and Sustainable Mineral Development, 2011. ISBN:978-81-8465-952-2.
  2. Das Minati, Chowdhury M.A. & Deka U. ‚ÄúA Study on water flooding and Pressure Maintenance to Improve Oil Recovery in a part of Oil fields of Upper Assam Basin‚ÄĚ. Full paper Published¬† in the Conference¬†¬† Proceeding -- New Paradigms in Exploration and Sustainable Mineral Development, 2011. ISBN:978-81-8465-952-2.¬† ¬†
  3. Chowdhury M.A. & Das Minati A paper entitled Relative Permeability and Wettability Studies on Core Samples from Lakwa and Geleki Oil-fields of Upper Assam Basin. Full paper Published in the Conference Proceeding-- New Paradigms in Exploration and Sustainable Mineral Development, 2011. ISBN:978-81-8465-952-2.
  4. Vij R.K., Saxena Arpit & Das Minati ‚ÄúFeasibility of MEOR Application in Upper Assam‚ÄĚ Published in the Conference Proceeding--- New Paradigms in Exploration and Sustainable Mineral Development, 2011. ISBN:978-81-8465-952-2.

Conference/Proceedings/Workshop/ Symposium/Seminar

National:

  1. Ladia R.S & Das Minati ‚ÄúAn approach to sound reservoir management and reservoir performance analysis with special reference to pressure maintenance & water flooding‚ÄĚ published in published in the proceeding volume of ‚ÄúReservoir Management‚ÄĚ (2004).
  2. Das Minati ‚ÄúA New Correlation for Prediction of Oil Formation Volume factor of Crude Oil for a Major Part of Oil Fields of Upper Assam Basin‚ÄĚ Published in the Proceeding Volume of the 96th Session of Indian Science Congress held in Shillong. 2009
  3. Chowdhury M.A. & Das Minati ‚ÄúRelative Permeability and Wettability Studies in a part of Geleki oil field'' published in the proceedings of the National Seminar on Multidisciplinary Approach in Sedimentary¬† Basin Studies held in the Dept. of Applied Geology, Dibrugarh University 15 ‚Äď 16 March, 2012. ¬†
  4. Medhi Nayan & Das Minati The abstract of the paper entitled ‚ÄúA study on Low Saline Waterflooding (LSW) in a part of Brown Field of Upper Assam Basin‚ÄĚ by published in the proceedings of 102nd Indian Science Congress, University of Mumbai, 3-7 January, 2015.
  5. Das Minati The abstract of the paper entitled ‚ÄúRole of Clay Minerals on Hydrocarbon Production Potential in a part of Tipam Reservoir Sand of Geleki Oilfield of Upper Assam Basin‚ÄĚ published in the proceedings of 102nd Indian Science Congress, University of¬†¬† Mumbai, 3-7 January, 2015.
  6. Das Minati & Medhi Nayan The abstract of the paper entitled ‚ÄúClay Minerals and its Effects on Wettability Alteration during Low Saline Waterflooding in a part of Geleki Oil Field of Upper Assam Basin‚ÄĚ published in the proceedings of the UGC SAP (DRS-II) Sponsored Seminar on ‚ÄúRecent Developments in Geo-Scientific Studies on Shillong-Mikir Massif, Upper Assam and Eastern Himalayas‚ÄĚ Organized by Department of Applied Geology, Dibrugarh University, 30 March, 2016.
  7. Medhi Nayan & Das Minati The abstract of the paper entitled ''A Study on Wettability alteration during Low Salinity Waterflooding (LSW) in a Sandstone Reservoir'' published in the proceedings of National Seminar on ‚ÄėGeology, Geochemistry, Tectonics, Energy and Mineral Resources of Northeast India‚Äô, Nagaland University, November 9-11, 2016.
  8. Das Minati & Medhi Nayan The abstract of the paper entitled ‚ÄėA study on Physico-Chemical aspects of Clay Migration and its role on Oil Recovery in a Part of Upper Assam Basin‚Äô published in the proceedings of National Seminar on ‚ÄėGeology, Geochemistry, Tectonics, Energy and Mineral Resources of Northeast India‚Äô, Nagaland University, November 9-11, 2016.
  9. Borah Chayanika & Das Minati The abstract of the paper entitled ‚ÄúPetrography and Provenance Study of Neogene Sandstones of a Part of Tripura Fold Belt, India‚ÄĚ published in the proceedings of National Seminar on ‚ÄėGeology, Geochemistry, Tectonics, Energy and Mineral Resources of Northeast India‚Äô, Nagaland University, November 9-11, 2016.

International:

  1. Vij R.K., Sarabhai M.P., Das Minati & Baruah Abhineet ‚ÄúFeasibility study for Application of Microbial enhanced Oil recovery technology in oil field of Upper Assam‚ÄĚ Published in the Proceeding volume of Petrotech 2007, the 7th International oil & gas conference & exhibition held in New Delhi.
  2. Das Minati & Saikia Bhaskar Jyoti ‚ÄúDevelopment of Correlation for oil formation volume factor for certain fields of eastern part of Upper¬† Assam‚ÄĚ Published in the Proceeding Volume of Petrotech¬† 2007,¬† the 7th International oil gas conference & exhibition held in New Delhi.
  3. Vij R.K., Das Minati & Baruah Abhineet ‚ÄúFeasibility of microbial technology for Enhanced oil recovery in Upper Assam fields‚ÄĚ Published in the Proceeding Volume of Petrotech 2009, the 8th International oil gas conference & exhibition held in New Delhi.
  4. Vij R.K., Das Minati, Ram Babu & Bajpai Manish ‚ÄúReservoir Management through Bio-Technology key to Success in Production Enhancement‚ÄĚ Published in the proceeding Volume of International conference Organised by SPE & ATW on Enhanced Oil recovery, at Ahmedabad 27th -30th April 2009. Paper No 13450 pp.
  5. Vij R.K., Das Minati & Kumar Sudhansu ‚ÄúReservoir Management of Brown field, Kalol, A Case study‚ÄĚ Published in the Proceeding Volume of SPE Oil & Gas India Conference & Exhibition (OGIC) held in 20-22 January 2010, Mumbai¬† Volume¬† of Paper No. SPE 12450 pp.

Book/Book chapters

  1. ‚ÄúRole of Petrography in evaluating petroleum reservoir characteristics of Jorajan oil field, Assam‚ÄĚ Recent researches in sedimentary basins, 1998 pp 110-118.
  2. ‚ÄúAn approach to sound reservoir management and reservoir performance analysis with special reference to pressure maintenance & water flooding‚ÄĚ published in ‚ÄúReservoir Management‚ÄĚ (2004).

Edited one book---- ‚ÄúPetroleum Reservoir Managements‚ÄĚ in the year 2004. Editor of Journal of Petroleum Engineering and Technology Journal.

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