Seed Projects

Typical objective of such seed projects is to evolve a better idea of the work to be carried out, its focus and direction, feasibility of the research and develop a team across PSUs and IITs before applying for mission mode projects.
Sr. No. Title PIs from IITB Supporting PSUs
1 Finding the roadmap for the commercial production of gas from the natural gas hydrate deposits discovered in KG basin PIs: Prof. Sanjay Mahajani
Co-PIs: Prof. Santanu Banerjee
2 Recovery and Recycling Options from Produced Water PIs: Prof. Anurag Garg
Co-PIs: Prof. Suparna Mukherji, Prof. Santanu Bandyopadhyay, Prof. Tabish Nawaz, Prof. Swatantra Pratap Singh
3 Paleostress, structural heterogeneity and permeability analysis for hydrocarbon recovery from Mesozoic reservoirs of the Barmer and the Jaisalmer basins PIs: Prof. Soumyajit Mukherjee
4 Assessment of biomass availability in India for utilization in transportation, chemicals, and power sectors PIs: Prof. Yogendra Shastri
Co-PIs: Prof. Srinivas Seethamraju
5 Gap Analysis of DWSIM vs. Commercial Simulators for Refinery Simulation PIs: Prof. Kannan Moudgalya
Co-PIs: Prof. Ranjan Malik, Prof. Sanjay Mahajani, Prof. Santanu Bandyopadhyay, Prof. Srinivas Seethamraju
6 Determination of percentage proportion of end members in the oil mixture in a basin: Alternating Least Squares based Matrix Factorization PIs: Prof. Kumar Hemant Singh
7 Assessment of geomechanical Risks in CO2 enhanced oil recovery & Storage (ARCS) PIs: Prof. Vikram Vishal
Co-PIs: Prof. Bharath Shekar, Prof. Sudipta Dasgupta
8 Incorporation of High-Valent Cationic Redox for the Development of a Low Cost, Energy-Dense, Room temperature Sodium-Sulfur battery with Long cycle life PIs: Prof. Srinivasan Ramakrishnan
9 Determining GPS coordinates at odometer locations PIs: Prof. Leena Vacchani
Co-PIs: Prof. Arnab Maity
10 Early prediction of flare events and prognosis of possible sources PIs: Prof. Sharad Bhartiya
Co-PIs: Prof. Mani Bhushan
11 Exploring ammonia blended fuels as future fuel for industrial furnace applications PIs: Prof. Sudarshan Kumar
Co-PIs: Prof. Neeraj Kumbhakarna
12 Development of metal hydride alloys for hydrogen compressor system PIs: Prof. Pratibha Sharma
13 Development of flex fuel (Methane and propane fuels) burners for refinery furnaces PIs: Prof. Hrishikesh Gadgil
Co-PIs: Prof. Sudarshan Kumar
14 Software tool development for Pinch analysis based targeting for oil and gas industry PIs: Prof. Santanu Bandyopadhyay
Co-PIs: Prof. Venkatasailanathan Ramadesigan
15 Detection of Damage in Pipes using Ultrasonic Guided Waves PIs: Prof. Nitesh P. Yelve
16 Resource assessment for wind energy around ONGC offshore platforms PIs: Prof. Manasa Ranjan Behera
Co-PIs: Prof. Srineash V K
17 Exploring hydrogen enriched fuels for industrial furnace applications PIs: Prof. Sudarshan Kumar
Co-PIs: Prof. Neeraj Kumbhakarna
18 Combined Modelling and Experimental Study Towards Realising Adsorbed Natural Gas (ANG) PIs: Prof. Ateeque Malani
Co-PIs: Prof. Sanjog Nagarkar
19 Screening of Fluorinated Organic Additives for Sodium Ion Batteries PIs: Prof. Santosh Gharpure
Co-PIs: Prof. Srinivasan Ramakrishnan
20 Studies on Turbulence Modeling of flame-to-flame interactions in Jet Flames PIs: Prof. Hrishikesh Gadgil
Co-PIs: Prof. Sudarshan Kumar
21 Investigating the feasibility of a Prototype Akin to Pipeline Inspection Gauge (PIG) Capable of Electric Field Application in Choked Pipelines and Wellheads for Flow Assurance of Waxy Crude Oils PIs: Prof. Jyoti Seth
Co-PIs: Prof. Vinay A Juvekar