Department of Petroleum Engineering & Earth Sciences

Department of Petroleum Engineering & Earth Sciences

Courses Offered

Undergraduate programmes


Postgraduate programmes


Participation of the departments in the courses offered by other departments


Achieve excellence in teaching and research to fulfill the needs of petroleum Industry and meet the increasing demand of Hydrocarbons.


  • M1: To develop globally competent industry focused professionals in Petroleum & Earth Sciences.
  • M2: To develop technically competent graduates capable of providing engineering solutions to real life problems in related field of.
  • M3: To undertake industry relevant research & development by faculty and students in petroleum & allied sectors.
  • M4: To develop students who shall be ethical in behavior both in professional as well as in personal life and.
  • M5: To create a culture where faculty and students give due consideration to environment and social commitment while solving a problem.

Program Educational Objectives (PEOs)

  • PEO-1: Students will have the competence and technical knowledge to analyze petroleum engineering problems and provide solutions which will meet the requirements of all stake holders.
  • PEO-2: Students will strive for upgradation of their knowledge by way of advanced training and educational degrees etc in related field.
  • PEO-3: Students will compete aggressively and effectively in the industry to advance their career so that they will exhibit highest standard of ethical behavior.
  • PEO-4: Students will accept higher responsibilities and assume leadership roles in petroleum industry and allied sectors.
  • PEO-5: Students will contribute to the welfare of society and environment by taking sound professional and responsible technical decisions.

Program Outcomes(POs)

  • PO1: Apply the knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering fundamentals, and an engineering specialization to the solution of complex engineering problems.
  • PO2: Identify, formulate, review research literature, and analyze complex engineering problems reaching substantiated conclusions using first principles of mathematics, natural sciences, and engineering sciences.
  • PO3: Design solutions for complex engineering problems and design system components or processes that meet the specified needs with appropriate consideration for the public health and safety, and the cultural, societal, and environmental considerations.
  • PO4: Use research-based knowledge and research methods including design of experiments, analysis and interpretation of data, and synthesis of the information to provide valid conclusions.
  • PO5: Create, select, and apply appropriate techniques, resources, and modern engineering and IT tools including prediction and modeling to complex engineering activities with an understanding of the limitations.
  • PO6: Apply reasoning informed by the contextual knowledge to assess societal, health, safety, legal and cultural issues and the consequent responsibilities relevant to the professional engineering practice.
  • PO7: Understand the impact of the professional engineering solutions in societal and environmental contexts, and demonstrate the knowledge of, and need for sustainable development.
  • PO8: Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of the engineering practice.
  • PO9: Function effectively as an individual, and as a member or leader in diverse teams, and in multidisciplinary settings.
  • PO10: Communicate effectively on complex engineering activities with the engineering community and with society at large, such as, being able to comprehend and write effective reports and design documentation, make effective presentations, and give and receive clear instructions.
  • PO11: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the engineering and management principles and apply these to one’s own work, as a member and leader in a team, to manage projects and in multidisciplinary environments.
  • PO12: Recognize the need for, and have the preparation and ability to engage in independent and life-long learning in the broadest context of technological change.

Program Specific Outcomes (PSOs) for B.Tech Applied Petroleum Engineering-Upstream

  • PSO1: To learn various hydrocarbon exploration methods, hydrocarbon source and cap rock characterization techniques, field surveying and mapping the surface and sub-surface features to help finalize a pilot plan for exploration drilling.
  • PSO2: To learn various types of drilling rigs including power systems, fluid circulation systems, well control systems, well monitoring systems, rotary systems, hoisting, drill string assemblies, cementation, directional drilling, and their economics for finalizing a drilling plan.
  • PSO3: To learn various reservoir-well completions, methods of lifting hydrocarbon and other wellbore fluids to the surface by reservoir energy and/or artificial means, maintain efficient well production, stimulate reservoir, and design surface facilities required for oil and gas separation and preliminary processing and transportation and.
  • PSO4: To characterize and model conventional and unconventional hydrocarbon reservoirs to estimate both the reserves and the production potential under natural and improved recovery methods for optimum development of a field.


The SPE Chapter Gold Award was bestowed for the last two consecutive years

Seminars / Events

  • Oil & Gas Week, SPE Chapter Activities at National and International Level
  • The Department actively participated in Petrotech through papers presentations and poster presentation.
  • Popular talks by Industry Eminent Personalities:
    • Basics of Directional Drilling” by Abhishek Upadhyaya DGM Drilling CAIRN India Limited
    • “Sand Control” by Mr Vipin Kumar Principal Petroleum Engineer Cairn India Limited
    • “Well Stimulation” by Aneesh Gupta Principal Petroleum Engineer Cairn India Limited
    • “Prepare for Future” by Mr Alan Labestie SPE International President 2011.
    • “Shale Gas as a game Changer in Oil and Gas Industries by Mr Dinesh Zope Vice President Exploration and Production Reliance Industries Limited
    • Future and Prospect of Shale Gas in India by Mr John Hoppee, SHELL India
    • “Preserving and Extending Energy Advantages” By. Dr. Ben W. Ebenback, University of Rochester
    • “Future of Oil and gas industry” by Mr. Sudhir Vasudeva, Director Offshore ONGC


Beyond syllabus activities

  • Workshop, Seminar
  • Field Visits
  • Industry Tour
  • Quiz, Compressive Viva
  • Placement Selection Improvement Programme
  • PEP (Personality Enhancement Program) and orientation program conducted at the beginning of first year to orient the students toward professional curried building.



  • Library: Fully Fully air-conditioned multi-floored centralized library building is well-furnished with Reading Room and Reference books, Journal & Magazine and new furniture. Besides, Twenty Workstation for E database, OPAC ( Online Public Access Catalogue) access kiosk is also installed in the Library. In addition Photocopy and scanner facility is also available.
  • Internet facilities for staff and students
  • Wi-Fi Campus
  • Staff is provided with Laptop
  • Class rooms with ICT facility
  • Students laboratories
  • Students’ laboratories: Reservoir Engineering Lab, Production Engineering Lab, Drilling Fluid Lab,


Research Focus

  • Estimation of shelf life of polymer based chemicals for drilling & production of hydrocarbons
  • Physio-chemical characterization of Gasoline samples
  • Product Penetration and Consumption Pattern of Automotive Lubricants
  • Waste Minimization In Petroleum Refineries
  • Integrated Reservoir Engineering Studies for Enhancing Performance of Petroleum Reservoir
  • Mapping of coral leaf complexes and evaluation of their hydrocarbon potential
  • Search for Hydrocarbon Pools in various Areas
  • Paleoclimate studies in south-east Asia using continental repository (fluvial & lakes)
  • Climate Change and Sediment Yield Processes of glacial-fed River System

The department’s research facility / centre is also recognized by DSIR


Contributions of the department in generating new knowledge, basic or applied:

OCEAN Competition

Name of the Plug-in : Drill Sense

Methodology : It is a calculator used for Drilling Decision like Bit Size Estimate, Drill Collars etc.



Software lab location:   Room 8001

  • PETEX Integrated Production Modeling Suite (10 Licenses), 7 in lab, 2 with Faculty (Dr. Suri and Prof. Soni) and 1 on server (for server access see below)
  • CMG (Computer Modeling Group Software) 30 Licenses, in lab, with Dr. Pushpa Sharma. For server please check with Dr. Sharma.
  • Eclipse 1 license, check with Dr. Pushpa Sharma.
  • Petrel RE Software 1 License, check with Dr. Pushpa Sharma.
  • ARC GIS Software 10 Licenses, in lab, for server check with Dr. Ashish Agarwal.


Server Access Procedure

Step1. First Press Window +R Key. Type mstsc in Opened Dialog Box and Press OK Button.

Step2. Now Type IP address in Opened Dialog Box as below screen shot.

Step3. Further enter Your Domain User Name, Password at User name and Password Field such as upesddn\xyz .Press Ok Button to connect the server.

Step4. While It get Connect Desktop screen is there, from Desktop click on Application Module groups Icon to use It. There are 6 Modules for Petroleum Expert 1.GAP, 2. MBAL, 3.Prosper, 4. PvTP, 5. Resolve, 6. Reveal.


Drilling Fluids and Cementation Lab



"The mixer is used to prepare the mud sample with given chemicals."



"Emulsion testers are used to indicate the stability and type of emulsion whether Water-in-oil or oil-in-water. "



"The Marsh Funnel viscometer is used to find out the viscosity of given sample."



"The main objective is to find the apparent viscosity, plastic viscosity, yield point and true yield point for the given mud sample."



"The Hydrometer provides a simple method for the accurate determination of mud density"



"The Mud Balance provides a simple method for the accurate determination of mud density."



"Filtration loss and cake thickness of the given mud sample are determined by a filter press hydraulic dead weight assembly. "



"The Shearometer is used for determining the gel strength of drilling muds."


09: pH-METER

"The objective of this experiment is to find the ph of the given mud sample. "














03: A-BOP


04: SRP






Gas Lift (Left) and Oil Skimming (Right) Projects



Geology Lab


01: Polarizing Petrological Microscope

It is used for Rocks & Minerals Thin section study


02: Stereoscopic Binocular Microscope

It is used for Micro fossil study


03: Projection Microscope

It is used for Rocks & Minerals Thin section projection study


04: Paleontological Microscope

It is used for Micro fossil study


05: Stereoscope

For Aerial Photograph interpretation


06: Brunton Compass

It is used for Measurement of dip & strike, Direction and locates our self on the topo sheet at original location.


07: Hand Lens

Used for grain Size magnification


08: Geological Hammer

It is used for Rock and Mineral Sampling


09: Measuring Tape

It is used for measurement of strata and bed thickness.


10: Hardness Scale Box

Hardness box is used for Identification of Mineral Hardness


11: Geological Safety Helmet

It is used for Safety Purpose


12: GPS (Global Positioning System)

The Global Positioning System (GPS) is a space-based navigation system that provides location and time information in all weather conditions, anywhere on or near the earth where there is an unobstructed line of sight to four or more GPS satellites.


Mineral and Rock Samples


01: Mineral Samples

Megascopic Mineral Samples used for Identification Purpose


02: Rock Samples

Igneous rocks, Sedimentary rocks and Metamorphic rocks.


03: Minerals and Rocks Thin Section

It is used for minerals and rocks identification under microscope.


04: Microfossil Samples

It is used for Study of Micro-organism for the purpose of hydrocarbon formation.


3D Models of Structural Features

01: Folds and Faults


02: Action of Waters


03: Action of winds


04: Volcanoes


05: River Delta


Artesian Wells



Reservoir Engineering Lab


01: Core Plugging Machine

It is used for making of core plug of sedimentary rocks.


02: Trim Saw Machine

It is used for trimming the core plug of reservoir and source rock.


03: Soxhletion Extraction Unit

Soxhletion Extraction Unit is used for Cleaning of core samples.


04: Helium Porosimeter

It is used for measurement of porosity of reservoir and source rock.


05: Liquid Permeameter

This Instrument used for measurement of Liquid Permeability of Reservoir and source rock.


06: Gas Permeameter (Nitrogen)

This Instrument used for measurement of Gas Permeability of Reservoir and source rock.


07: Resistivity Meter (EPSA)

It is used for find out Resistivity, formation factor and cementation exponent of given core sample.


08: Capillary Pressure apparatus (Centrifuge apparatus)

It is used for centrifuge of core plug.


09: Rock Evil Pyroliser

It is used for TOC analysis of source rock.


Geophysics Lab


01: Magnetometer (Proton Precession Magnetometer-600)


02: Resistivity Meter (Electrical Resistivity Meter DDR-1)


03: Resistivity Meter (Electrical Resistivity Meter SSR-MP-ATS)


  • faculty

    Dr. Sudip Kr. Saha

    B.Sc., BCKVV, West Bengal

    M.Sc., Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New delhi

    Ph.D, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi  
  • faculty

    Dr. Dharmendra Kumar Gupta

    B.E. (Mechanical Engineering) , University of Pune 

    M.E. (Analysis & Design of Process Equipment’s), NIT Allahabad

    Ph.D (Drilling Engineering), University of Petroleum & Energy Studies, Dehradun

  • faculty

    Dr. Pushpa Sharma

    B.Sc , Agra University

    M.Sc (Chemistry), Agra University

    Ph.D (Physical Chemistry), Agra University

  • faculty

    Somnath Banerjee

     B.Tech (Electrical and Electronics Engineering), BITS, Pilani

    Ph.D (Purusing), University of Petroleum and Energy Studies

  • faculty

    Dr Annapurna Boruah

    B.Sc. (Geology),Gauhati University, Assam

    M.Sc. (Petroleum Geology), The M. S. University of Baroda, Gujarat 

    Ph. D. (Geology), The M. S. University of Baroda

  • faculty

    Ashish Aggarwal

    B.Sc (Hons) (Geology), Panjab University, Chandigarh

    M.Sc (Hons). (Geology), Panjab University, Chandigarh

    M.Tech (GIS & Remote Sensing), University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

    Ph.D (Purusing), University of Petroleum & Energy Studies, Dehradun

  • faculty

    Gaurav Siddharth Gairola

    B.Tech (Geoscience Engineering), UPES Dehradun  
    M.Tech (Petroleum Geoscience), IIT Bombay  
  • faculty

    Dr. J Deva Raju

    B.Sc., Yuvaraj College Mysore

    M.Sc. (Geology), University of Mysore

    M.Sc. (Diploma in Hydrogeology), University of Mysore

    Ph.D (Geology), University of Mysore

    Post-Doctoral Degree (Geology), IIT Roorkee

  • faculty

    Dr. Mandira Agarwal

    B.Sc. (Hons) (Geology), Guwahati University, Guwahati, Assam

    M.Tech. (Applied Geology), University of Roorkee,  Rookee , Uttarakhand

    M.Phil. (Geo Environment), North Eastern Hill University, Shillong, Meghalaya

    Ph.D, (Geo Environment), North Eastern Hill University, Shillong, Meghalaya

  • faculty

    Dr. Nirlipta Priyadarshini Nayak

    M.Sc. (Geology), Utkal University, Odisha

    M.Tech (Mining Engineering), NIT Rourkela, Odisha

    Ph.D,  NIT Rourkela

  • faculty

    Dr. Pankaj Kumar Srivastava

    B.Sc, University of Allahabad

    M.Sc (Geology), IIT Kharagpur

    M.Tech (Applied Geology), IIT Kharagpur

    Ph.D (Geology & Geophysics), IIT Kharagpur

    Post-Doctoral Degree in Remote Sensing, University of Tokyo

  • faculty

    Dr. Santanu Bhowmik

    B.E. (Mining Engineering) ,Indian Institute of Engineering, Science & Technology, Shibpur

    M.E. (Mining Engineering) Indian Institute of Engineering, Science & Technology, Shibpur 

    Ph.D (Engineering), Mining Engineering Bengal Indian Institute of Engineering, Science & Technology, Shibpur
  • faculty

    Satyajit Chowdhury

    B.Tech (Petroleum Engineering), Dibrugarh University

    M.Tech (Pipeline Engineering), University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Dehradun

    Ph.D (Pursuing), University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Dehradun
  • faculty

    Dr. Saurabh Mittal

    B.Sc. (Hons.) in Geology, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh

    M.Sc. (Applied Geology), Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh

    M.Tech. (Earth & Env. Sciences), IIT Kharagpur

    Ph.D. (Geophysics), IIT Kharagpur

  • faculty

    Dr. Uday Bhan

    B.Sc., Allahabad University

    M.Sc. (Applied Geology), Allahabad University

    M.Tech (Petroleum Exploration), Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad

    Ph.D, University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Dehradun

  • faculty

    Dr. V.L. Narasimham

    B. Sc., Andhra University, Vissakhapatnam

    M. Sc., University of Pune, Pune

    Ph.D  Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur

    Post-Doctoral Fellow, Academica Sinica, Nankang, Taiwan

    Executive Post Graduate Diploma in International Business, Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, New Delhi

    Pursuing Executive Fellow Program, Indian Institute of Management, Kashipur

  • faculty

    Vamsi Krishna Kudapa

    B.Tech (Chemical Engg.), Bapatla Engineering College

    M.S. (Petroleum Technology), University of Teesside, United Kingdom

    Ph.D. (Purusing), Modeling and Simulation of Gas Production from Shale Reservoirs, University of Petroleum & Energy Studies, Dehradun

  • faculty

    R. P. Soni

    B.E. (Chemical Engineering), University of Roorkee

  • faculty

    Dr. Satish Kumar Nanda

    B.E (Science & Maths), 

    M.Sc. (Organic Chemistry)

    Ph.D (Polymers)

  • faculty

    Somenath Ganguly

    B.Sc (Hons) (Geology),  University of Calcutta

    M.Sc (Geology), (University of Calcutta), MS Hydrologic Sciences (Boise State University, USA)

    Ph.D (Pursuing), University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Dehradun

  • faculty

    Amit K. Verma

    B.Tech (Applied Petroleum Engineering) from University of Petroleum and Energy Studies (UPES), Dehradun 

    MBA (Oil & Gas Management) University of Petroleum and Energy Studies (UPES),  Dehradun  

    M.Tech (Petroleum Engineering) Indian Institute of Technology (Indian School of Mines), Dhanbad 
  • faculty

    Dr. Deepak Singh

    B.Sc. (Hons.) (Geology), Aligarh Muslim University. Aligarh

    M.Sc. (Applied Geology), Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh 
    M.Tech. (Petroleum Exploration), IIT (ISM) Dhanbad
    Ph.D. (Geoscience Engineering), University of Petroleum & Energy Studies, Dehradun 

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