Dr. Ranjan Phukan

Assistant Professor, Department of Petroleum Technology
  • Phone No. - +91 6001779707
  • Department of Petroleum Technology
  • Designation - Assistant Professor

Profile

Education:

  1. Bachelor’s Degree: B.E. (Mechanical), Assam Engineering College
  2. Master’s Degree: M.Tech. (Petroleum), Dibrugarh University
  3. Ph.D.: Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati
  4. Other: Honors Diploma in Computing, NIIT

Professional Experience:

  • Lecturer at Dibrugarh University (2003–2004)
  • Petroleum Engineer at Shivani Oil & Gas, New Delhi (2005)
  • Assistant Systems Engineer at TCS, Gurgaon (2006)
  • Assistant Professor at Dibrugarh University (2007–present)

Professional Affiliation:

  • Professional Member, Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), since 2010
  • Life Member, Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers (IIChE)

Areas of Interest / Specialization:

  • Reservoir Engineering
  • Chemical-Gas Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) methods
  • Conventional, Smart and Carbonated Water Flooding.

Research Projects:

  1. Title: A Novel Chemical-Gas Enhanced Oil Recovery Process for Candidate Reservoirs of Upper Assam Basin.
Duration: 2019 - 2022
Funding agency: AICTE, New Delhi
Amount: Rs 12,00,000.00

 

Administrative Assignments:

  • Faculty Advisor, SPE Student Chapter, 2011–2015.
  • Departmental faculty coordinator, Training and Placement.

Others:

  • DST International travel grant was awarded for presenting oral paper entitled, ‘Optimization of Immiscible Alkaline-Surfactant-Alternated-Gas/CO2 Flooding in an Upper Assam Oilfield,’ at the SPE Western Regional Meeting, 23rd to 26th April 2019, San Jose, California, USA, organised by Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE).

Publications

Journal Publications:

  1. R. Phukan, S.B. Gogoi, and P. Tiwari, Effects of CO2-foam stability, interfacial tension and surfactant adsorption on oil recovery by alkaline-surfactant-alternated-gas/CO2 flooding. Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, ELSEVIER, 2020;597:124799.

  2. R. Phukan, S.B. Gogoi, and P. Tiwari, Alkaline-surfactant-alternated-gas/CO2 flooding: Effects of key parameters. Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, ELSEVIER, 2019. 173: p. 547-557.

  3. R. Phukan, S.B. Gogoi, and P. Tiwari, Enhanced oil recovery by alkaline surfactant alternated gas/CO2 flooding. Journal of Petroleum Exploration and Production Technology, SPRINGER, 2019. 9: p. 247-260.

  4. R. Phukan, S.B. Gogoi, P. Tiwari, and R.S.Vadhan, Optimization of immiscible alkaline-surfactant-alternated-gas/CO2 flooding in an Upper Assam oilfield, in SPE Western Regional Meeting 2019, Society of Petroleum Engineers: San Jose, California, USA. p. 23, SPE-196262-MS (Available in OnePetro.org).

  5. C. Dutta, B. Borah, S. Rahman, R. Phukan, B. Saikia, Phase Behavior Study for Chemically Enhanced Waterflooding, International Journal of Engineering, Science and Mathematics, 2017, 6(7): p. 533 – 540.

  6. C. Dutta, R. Phukan, Low Saline Water-Alkaline-Surfactant/Alternated/CO2 Flooding in Reservoir Cores, Nano Technology & Nano Science Journal, 1 (2019) 23-27.

Conference Proceedings:

     1.  C. Dutta, R. Phukan, S. B. Gogoi, and P. TiwariA comparative study of adsorption of anionic, non-ionic and a natural surfactant by reservoir rocks of Upper Assam Basin, in International Conference on Advances in Petroleum, Chemical, and Energy Challenges (APCEC-2017) held in RGIPT, Jais, Amethi. p. 155-164.

     2.  B. Borah, C. Dutta, S. Rahman, and R. Phukan, Phase behaviour of microemulsion systems, in International Conference on Advances in Petroleum, Chemical, and Energy Challenges (APCEC-2017) held in RGIPT, Jais, Amethi. p. 141-149.

Conference Presentations:
International:

  1. R. Phukan, S.B. Gogoi, P. Tiwari, and R.S.Vadhan, Optimization of Immiscible Alkaline-Surfactant-Alternated-Gas/CO2 Flooding in an Upper Assam Oilfield, in SPE Western Regional Meeting 2019, Society of Petroleum Engineers: San Jose, California, USA.

  2. C. Dutta, and R. Phukan, Low saline water & surfactant/alkali/alternated CO2 Flooding in Reservoir cores, in 6th Asia Pacific Congress on Chemical & Biochemical Engineering, Hong Kong, September 2018.

National:

  1. R. Phukan, P. Tiwari, and S. B. Gogoi, Characterization of reservoir rock and fluids for CO2 foam enhanced oil recovery application. Reflux 2019, Indian Institue of Technology, Guwahati, India.

  2. R. Phukan, P. Tiwari, S. B. Gogoi, and A. Goswami, Black liquor as a sacrificial adsorbate for EOR. Oil & Gas Workshop 2019, Dibrugarh University, India.

  3. R. Phukan, S. B. Gogoi, and P. Tiwari, "Enhanced oil recovery by combined chemical/gas flooding," Research Conclave, IIT Guwahati, India, 2018.

  4. C. Dutta, R. Phukan, S. B. Gogoi, and P. Tiwari, "A comparative study of adsorption of anionic, non-ionic and a natural surfactant by reservoir rocks of Upper Assam basin," International Conference on "Advances in Petroleum, Chemical & Energy Challenges", RGIPT, Amethi, India 2017.

  5. R. Phukan, S. B. Gogoi, and P. Tiwari, "Static and dynamic adsorption of surfactants by reservoir rocks," Reflux 2017, IIT Guwahati, India 2017.

  6. R. Phukan, S. B. Gogoi, P. Tiwari, and D. Das, "Screening of chemical formulations for alkali-surfactant-gas enhanced oil recovery process," in CHEMCON 2016, Anna University & IIT Madras, India, 2016

  7. R. Phukan, P. Tiwari, and S. B. Gogoi "Enhanced oil recovery by alkaline-surfactant-alternated-CO2 flooding," Chemcon 2015, IIT Guwahati, India, 2015.

  8. K. Hazarika, S. B. Gogoi, R. Phukan, P. Tiwari, R. V. S. Uppaluri, and A. Rajbongshi, "Adsorption of chemicals on minerals during enhanced oil recovery processes," AIChE 2015, Salt Lake City, USA, 2015.

Profile

Profile

Education:

  1. Bachelor’s Degree: B.E. (Mechanical), Assam Engineering College
  2. Master’s Degree: M.Tech. (Petroleum), Dibrugarh University
  3. Ph.D.: Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati
  4. Other: Honors Diploma in Computing, NIIT

Professional Experience:

  • Lecturer at Dibrugarh University (2003–2004)
  • Petroleum Engineer at Shivani Oil & Gas, New Delhi (2005)
  • Assistant Systems Engineer at TCS, Gurgaon (2006)
  • Assistant Professor at Dibrugarh University (2007–present)

Professional Affiliation:

  • Professional Member, Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), since 2010
  • Life Member, Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers (IIChE)

Areas of Interest / Specialization:

  • Reservoir Engineering
  • Chemical-Gas Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) methods
  • Conventional, Smart and Carbonated Water Flooding.

Research Projects:

  1. Title: A Novel Chemical-Gas Enhanced Oil Recovery Process for Candidate Reservoirs of Upper Assam Basin.
Duration: 2019 - 2022
Funding agency: AICTE, New Delhi
Amount: Rs 12,00,000.00

 

Administrative Assignments:

  • Faculty Advisor, SPE Student Chapter, 2011–2015.
  • Departmental faculty coordinator, Training and Placement.

Others:

  • DST International travel grant was awarded for presenting oral paper entitled, ‘Optimization of Immiscible Alkaline-Surfactant-Alternated-Gas/CO2 Flooding in an Upper Assam Oilfield,’ at the SPE Western Regional Meeting, 23rd to 26th April 2019, San Jose, California, USA, organised by Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE).
Publications

Publications

 

Journal Publications:

  1. R. Phukan, S.B. Gogoi, and P. Tiwari, Effects of CO2-foam stability, interfacial tension and surfactant adsorption on oil recovery by alkaline-surfactant-alternated-gas/CO2 flooding. Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, ELSEVIER, 2020;597:124799.

  2. R. Phukan, S.B. Gogoi, and P. Tiwari, Alkaline-surfactant-alternated-gas/CO2 flooding: Effects of key parameters. Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, ELSEVIER, 2019. 173: p. 547-557.

  3. R. Phukan, S.B. Gogoi, and P. Tiwari, Enhanced oil recovery by alkaline surfactant alternated gas/CO2 flooding. Journal of Petroleum Exploration and Production Technology, SPRINGER, 2019. 9: p. 247-260.

  4. R. Phukan, S.B. Gogoi, P. Tiwari, and R.S.Vadhan, Optimization of immiscible alkaline-surfactant-alternated-gas/CO2 flooding in an Upper Assam oilfield, in SPE Western Regional Meeting 2019, Society of Petroleum Engineers: San Jose, California, USA. p. 23, SPE-196262-MS (Available in OnePetro.org).

  5. C. Dutta, B. Borah, S. Rahman, R. Phukan, B. Saikia, Phase Behavior Study for Chemically Enhanced Waterflooding, International Journal of Engineering, Science and Mathematics, 2017, 6(7): p. 533 – 540.

  6. C. Dutta, R. Phukan, Low Saline Water-Alkaline-Surfactant/Alternated/CO2 Flooding in Reservoir Cores, Nano Technology & Nano Science Journal, 1 (2019) 23-27.

Conference Proceedings:

     1.  C. Dutta, R. Phukan, S. B. Gogoi, and P. TiwariA comparative study of adsorption of anionic, non-ionic and a natural surfactant by reservoir rocks of Upper Assam Basin, in International Conference on Advances in Petroleum, Chemical, and Energy Challenges (APCEC-2017) held in RGIPT, Jais, Amethi. p. 155-164.

     2.  B. Borah, C. Dutta, S. Rahman, and R. Phukan, Phase behaviour of microemulsion systems, in International Conference on Advances in Petroleum, Chemical, and Energy Challenges (APCEC-2017) held in RGIPT, Jais, Amethi. p. 141-149.

Conference Presentations:
International:

  1. R. Phukan, S.B. Gogoi, P. Tiwari, and R.S.Vadhan, Optimization of Immiscible Alkaline-Surfactant-Alternated-Gas/CO2 Flooding in an Upper Assam Oilfield, in SPE Western Regional Meeting 2019, Society of Petroleum Engineers: San Jose, California, USA.

  2. C. Dutta, and R. Phukan, Low saline water & surfactant/alkali/alternated CO2 Flooding in Reservoir cores, in 6th Asia Pacific Congress on Chemical & Biochemical Engineering, Hong Kong, September 2018.

National:

  1. R. Phukan, P. Tiwari, and S. B. Gogoi, Characterization of reservoir rock and fluids for CO2 foam enhanced oil recovery application. Reflux 2019, Indian Institue of Technology, Guwahati, India.

  2. R. Phukan, P. Tiwari, S. B. Gogoi, and A. Goswami, Black liquor as a sacrificial adsorbate for EOR. Oil & Gas Workshop 2019, Dibrugarh University, India.

  3. R. Phukan, S. B. Gogoi, and P. Tiwari, "Enhanced oil recovery by combined chemical/gas flooding," Research Conclave, IIT Guwahati, India, 2018.

  4. C. Dutta, R. Phukan, S. B. Gogoi, and P. Tiwari, "A comparative study of adsorption of anionic, non-ionic and a natural surfactant by reservoir rocks of Upper Assam basin," International Conference on "Advances in Petroleum, Chemical & Energy Challenges", RGIPT, Amethi, India 2017.

  5. R. Phukan, S. B. Gogoi, and P. Tiwari, "Static and dynamic adsorption of surfactants by reservoir rocks," Reflux 2017, IIT Guwahati, India 2017.

  6. R. Phukan, S. B. Gogoi, P. Tiwari, and D. Das, "Screening of chemical formulations for alkali-surfactant-gas enhanced oil recovery process," in CHEMCON 2016, Anna University & IIT Madras, India, 2016

  7. R. Phukan, P. Tiwari, and S. B. Gogoi "Enhanced oil recovery by alkaline-surfactant-alternated-CO2 flooding," Chemcon 2015, IIT Guwahati, India, 2015.

  8. K. Hazarika, S. B. Gogoi, R. Phukan, P. Tiwari, R. V. S. Uppaluri, and A. Rajbongshi, "Adsorption of chemicals on minerals during enhanced oil recovery processes," AIChE 2015, Salt Lake City, USA, 2015.

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