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 Mahjani
Co-PIs: Prof. Santanu Banerjee
GHRTC(ONGC), IOCL
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
ONGC, OIL
3 Paleostress, structural heterogeneity and permeability analysis for hydrocarbon recovery from Mesozoic reservoirs of the Barmer and the Jaisalmer basins PIs: Prof. Soumyajit Mukherjee
ONGC
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 Mahjani, Prof. Santanu Bandyopadhyay, Prof. Srinivas Seethamraju
HPCL,IOCL
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
OIL
7 Assessment of geomechanical Risks in CO2 enhanced oil recovery & Storage (ARCS) PIs: Prof. Vikram Vishal
Co-PIs: Prof. Bharath Shekar, Prof. Sudipta Dasgupta
OIL
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
HPCL