13th Program on ‘Modern Practices in Petroleum Exploration’

Federation of Indian Petroleum Industry (FIPI) organized the 13th Program on ‘Modern Practices in Petroleum Exploration’ in association with Keshava Deva Malviya Institute of Petroleum Exploration (KDMIPE), ONGC from 8th-10th October 2018 at KDMIPE-ONGC, Dehradun.

The objective of organizing this Industry-Academia workshop was to have a two-way interaction between practicing managers and the learned faculty of academic institutions covering various aspects of oil exploration to enrich knowledge on both the sides.

The programme was designed by experts from ONGC for the teaching faculty of Engineering Colleges, Universities, Industry members as well as students from institutes to make them aware of the latest developments in the oil and gas arena. Twelve faculties from various educational institutes viz. IIT Kharagpur, Kurukshetra University, Goa University, Andhra University, Banaras Hindu University, UPES and DIT University, 10 students from UPES & DIT University, 14 practicing Manager from industry viz Cairn Oil & Gas Vedanta Ltd, HOEL, Oil India Ltd, BPRL and Prize Petroleum Ltd attended the programme. The program consisted of two days classroom sessions including Geochemistry, Geophysics, visiting VRC Lab & GEOPIC, and one day visit to geological sites.

The programme was inaugurated by Mr. T.K. Sengupta Director (Exploration & Production) FIPI alongwith Dr. Hari Lal ED & Head Keshava Deva Malviya Institute of Petroleum Exploration (KDMIPE) who gave useful insights to the participants about the recent technological advancements in the field of exploration & production and how industry professionals and teaching faculty can mutually benefit by coming together on a single platform like the one being organised by FIPI in association with KDMIPE.

The programme covered a wide range of topics like Futuristic technology in Seismics, Sedimentary Structures and their significance in interpretation of paleo depositional environment, Drilling Challenges in Petroleum Exploration, Modern Trends in Seismic data processing, Advances in Non-Seismic Methods, High Resolution Geochemical tools in Hydrocarbon exploration, Petroleum System Analysis, New vistas in Petroleum Exploration in Frontier Basin, Recent Advances in Well logging, Advances in Remote sensing for hydrocarbon Exploration and Structural Modeling in Hydrocarbon exploration.

The programme had eminent speakers from the highly specialised field of hydrocarbon exploration & production who kept the audience continuously engaged throughout their sessions. The participants listened keenly to the views presented by the oil industry experts and all the sessions evoked tremendous response from the audience. The highly educative technical sessions with the added attraction of site visits to labs and geological sites made this program organised by FIPI a highly successful one.

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Mr T. K. Sengupta, Director (E&P), FIPI and Dr Hari Lal, ED-Head KDMIPE during the Inaugural Session.
Dr Hari Lal, ED-Head KDMIPE making presentation on the theme program during the inaugural session
Mr T K Sengupta, Director (E&P) FIPI addressing the participants.
Mrs Suman Gupta, Dy Director (Admin) FIPI welcomed the august gathering and conducted the program 
Mr. Rajeev Tandon, GM (GP), GEOPIC) making presentation on Futuristic technology in line with Advancements in Seismics during the program
 Dr. Snehasish Chakraborty, Chief Geologis gave presentation on Sedimentary Structures and their significance in interpretation of paleodepositional environment during the program
Mr S. Pahari, DGM (Chemistry), KDMIPE making presentation on Petroleum System Analysis during the program
Mr. D. K. Phaye, Chief Geologist–KDMIPE making presentation on New vista in Petroleum Exploration in Frontier Basin during the program
Group Photograph