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Dr. Jitendra SANGWAI                                                
Associate Professor, Petroleum Engineering
Department of Ocean Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras::Chennai, India 600036
Phone: +91-44-2257-4825 (O)
jitendrasangwai[at]iitm.ac.in; jitendrasangwai[at]yahoo.com        
 

                         



Please contact for possible research position, consultancy and sponsored research projects in upstream and downstream oil and gas industry.

STUDENTS WITH B.TECH/M.TECH. IN CHEMICAL ENGINEERING, MECHANICAL ENGINEERING, PETROLEUM ENGINEERING, CIVIL ENGINEERING WHO HAVE BEEN SELECTED MAY CONTACT ME BY EMAIL.

Received ''YOUNG FACULTY RECOGNITION AWARD (YFRA)-2014'' of IIT Madras for the EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING AND RESEARCH (selected out of about 175 young faculties of IIT Madras).
     
SHORT NOTE ABOUT ME

Dr. Jitendra Sangwai is currently working as Associate Professor in the Petroleum Engineering Program, Department of Ocean Engineering at Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai, India. He obtained M. Tech. (2001) and Ph. D. (2007) in Chemical Engineering from IIT Kharagpur and IIT Kanpur, respectively. He worked with Schlumberger dealing with flow assurances issues and on several commercial projects. As on 2014, he is having more than nine years of professional experience. He published several papers in international journals and conferences of international repute. He holds eight patents in the field of gas hydrate, enhanced oil recovery and flow assurance. His research interest lies mainly in the field of gas hydrates, enhanced oil recovery, rheology of drilling fluids, flow assurance and polymer and nanotechnology applications for upstream Oil and Gas Engineering.
 
COURSES TAUGHT (in Petroleum Engineering):
  • Natural Gas Engineering
  • Enhanced Oil Recovery
  • Reservoir Engineering
  • Thermodynamics of Reservoir Fluids
  • Oil & Gas Production Operations
  • Well Testing and Analysis
  • Petroleum Economics
  • Drilling Fluids Design and Analysis
 EXPERTISE AND RESEARCH INTEREST (Research Interest)

The research group of our lab consists of about eight PhD students and several M. Tech. students. The research scholars are working on experimental, modeling and simulation studies on various aspects of upstream oil and gas industry. The current focus of our research is provide below:
  1. Gas Hydrates Studies and Natural Gas Engineering
    Gas hydrates as a source of Energy
    Gas Hydrates for natural gas storage and transportation
    Gas hydrates for flow assurance
    Gas hydrates for CO2 sequestration
  2. Enhanced Oil Recovery
  3. Flow Assurance (Waxes, Asphaltenes, Hydrates)
  4. Nanotechnology, Biotechnology and Green Chemistry for Oil and Gas Fields
  5. Rheology of Complex Oilfield Chemicals

Our group also work on selected topics in Drilling Fluid Design and Analysis.

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS  (Research Publications)

Sivabalan S, Veluswamy S, Gardas R, Sangwai JS*.Adsorption of aliphatic ionic liquids at low waxy crude oil-water interfaces and the effect of brine. Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects. 2015, 468, 62-75.

Sivabalan S, Veluswamy S, Gardas R, Sangwai JS. Eco-efficient and green method for the enhanced dissolution of aromatic crude oil sludge using ionic liquids. RSC Advances. 2014, 4, 31007-31018.


Mekala P, Babu P, Sangwai JS, Linga P. Formation and dissociation kinetics of methane hydrates in seawater and silica sand. Energy and Fuels. 2014, 28 (4), 2708–2716.


William JKM, Ponmani S, Samuel R, Nagarajan R, Sangwai JS. Effect of CuO and ZnO nanofluids in xanthan gum on thermal, electrical and high pressure rheology of water-based drilling fluids. Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering. 2014, 117, 15-27.

Barmavath T, Mekala P, Sangwai JS. Modeling phase equilibrium of clathrate hydrates of methane and carbon dioxide in porous media. Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering. 2014, 18, 254-262.
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