Dr. Sivasankar P Assistant Professor

Enhanced Oil Recovery (Microbial EOR, Chemical EOR, Low Salinity Water Flooding)

CO2 Sequestration

Reservoir Simulation

Mathematical Modelling and Numerical Simulation of Coupled Flow and Transport Processes in Porous Media

Reservoir Simulator Development for EOR Applications

Connect

E-mail: sivasankar.petro@iipe.ac.in

Phone: 91 891 2856048 (Office)


Education

Ph.D in Petroleum Engineering, IIT Madras, 2018.

Thesis Topic: "Enhanced Oil Recovery by Microbial Flooding with Temperature, pH and Salinity Effects: Mathematical Modelling and Numerical Simulation"

M. Tech in Petroleum Engineering, IIT Madras, 2012.

B.E in Civil Engineering, Anna University, Chennai, 2008.


Professional Experience

August 2019 - Present: Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Petroleum and Energy (IIPE), Visakhapatnam.

July 2018 - July 2019: Assistant Professor, Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University (PDPU), Gandhinagar.


Teaching Engagements

Present Teaching Engagements at IIPE:

Enhanced Oil Recovery

Transport in Porous Media

Prospecting, Field Development and Asset Management.

Previous Teaching Engagements at PDPU:

Reservoir Engineering

Reservoir Modelling and Simulation




Awards and Honors

Won “Best Paper Award-Third Place” for a research paper presented at SPE ATSE conference held at Saudi Arabia in 2016.


Member of Professional Bodies

Society of Petroleum Engineers


Journal Publications

1. Sivasankar, P., Suresh Kumar, G., 2019. Influence of bio-clogging induced formation damage on performance of microbial enhanced oil recovery processes. Fuel. 236, 100-109. (IF: 5.12).

2. Ganesh, H., Sivasankar, P., Sivakumar, P., Anirbid Sircar., 2019. Sustainable drilling operations by utilizing waste biomass as a lost circulation additive. Energy Sources Part A: Recovery, Utilization and environmental Effects. (IF: 0.89)

3. Sivasankar, P., Suresh Kumar, G., 2018. Modelling the influence of interaction between injection and formation brine salinities on in-situ microbial enhanced oil recovery processes by coupling of multiple-ion exchange transport model with multiphase fluid flow and multi-species reactive transport models. Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering. 163, 435-452 (IF: 2.88)

4. Sivasankar, P., Suresh Kumar, G., 2017. Improved Empirical Relations for Estimating Original Oil in Place Recovered During Microbial Enhanced Oil Recovery Under Varied Salinity Conditions. Petroleum Science and Technology. 35, 2036–2043. (IF: 1.07)

5. Sivasankar, P., Suresh Kumar, G., 2017. Influence of pH on dynamics of microbial enhanced oil recovery processes using biosurfactant produced Pseudomonas putida: Mathematical modelling and numerical simulation. Bioresource Technology. 224, 498-508. (IF: 6.66)

6. Sivasankar, P., Kanna, R., Suresh Kumar, G., Gummadi, S.N., 2016. Numerical modelling of biophysicochemical effects on multispecies reactive transport in porous media involving Pseudomonas putida for potential microbial enhanced oil recovery application. Bioresource Technology. 211, 348-359. (IF: 6.66)

7. Sivasankar, P., Suresh Kumar, G., 2014. Numerical modelling of enhanced oil recovery by microbial flooding under non-isothermal conditions. Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering. 124, 161-172. (IF: 2.88)



Conference Publications

1. Sivasankar, P., Sivakumar P., Hari Ganesh., Anirbid Sircar, 2018. Numerical modelling of in-situ bioremediation of petroleum hydrocarbon contaminated groundwater aquifer by microbial flooding. International Conference on Advances and Challenges for Sustainable Ecosystems, held at National Institute of Technology – Trichy, Tamilnadu, India.

2. Ganesh, H., Sivasankar, P., Sivakumar, P., Anirbid Sircar. Sustainable drilling operations by utilizing waste biomass as a lost circulation additive. International Conference on Advances and Challenges for Sustainable Ecosystems, held at National Institute of Technology – Trichy, Tamilnadu, India.

3. Vivek, R., Sivasankar, P., Suresh Kumar, G., 2017. Accelerating dissolution trapping by low saline WAG injection scenario. Energy Procedia. 114, 5038-5047. 

4. Sivasankar, P., Suresh Kumar, G., 2016. Modelling the coupled effects of temperature, injection rate and microbial kinetic parameters on oil recovery by microbial flooding. SPE Annual Technical Symposium and Exhibition, Dammam, Saudi Arabia. 

5. Sivasankar, P., Suresh Kumar, G., 2015. Numerical modelling of microbial enhanced oil recovery process under the effect of reservoir temperature, pH and microbial sorption kinetics. SPE 174637-MS, SPE Asia Pacific Enhanced Oil Recovery Conference, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 



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