Research Areas:

Petroleum & Natural Gas Engineering


Currently pursuing my graduate studies at Penn State, I have been working as a research assistant under Dr. Sanjay Srinivasan working in areas of geostatistics and fracture propagation in unconventional reservoirs. My previous research at SIUC under Dr. Yoginder Chugh focused on finding the answers to Coal Worker’s Pneumoconiosis through laboratory experiments and Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) to study the flow of fine solid particles in a turbulent media using ANSYS softwares such as Design Modeler and FLUENT. The Graduate school at SIUC, for my academic credentials and scholarly research, awarded me the only Master’s Fellowship (2014-2015) in the Mining and Mineral Resources Engineering Department. My geo-mechanics research at SIUC had focused on analyzing intact and rock mass stability using the Mohr-Coulomb and Hoek-Brown Failure criteria. I completed my undergraduate internships in companies such as HLS ASIA and Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) in India.

Education Background:

PhD in Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering- Pennsylvania State University (August 2015-ongoing)

Masters in Mining Engineering-Southern Illinois University, Carbondale (SIUC) (August 2013-August 2015)

B Tech in Mining engineering- Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur (July 2009-July 2013)

Research Interests:

Realistic characterization of fractures in a reservoir using geostatistical modeling algorithms

Develop a modeling technique that allows for integration of data from multiple sources that may be directly or indirectly informing the fracture connectivity characteristics

Integration of:
- Geologic classification/Outcrop characteristics
- Geomechanical characterization
- Production related information
- Pattern recognition/Stochastic simulation