Rajat Jain

Associate Professor, PE&ES , Department of Petroleum Engineering & Earth Sciences

Research Interest:

  • Drilling fluid design and analysis
  • Enhanced Oil Recovery
  • Well stimulation techniques






Teaching Interests

Introduction to Petroleum Engineering

Hydrocarbon Production Engineering-I 

Hydrocarbon Production Engineering-II

Drilling Fluids Design & Analysis


Ph.D., Petroleum Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology-Indian School of Mines (IIT-ISM), Dhanbad

Professional Experience

2017 - till date, Assistant Professor, Petroleum Engineering, IIPE

2017- Assistant Professor, Petroleum Engineering, MIT

2016-17 - Assistant Professor, Petroleum Engineering, DIT University 

Project Associate, Petroleum Engineering, RGIPT, Jais

Member of Professional Bodies

Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE)

Journal Publications

  1.  Maddirala et al., 2023.  Investigating the impact of pulsed plasma-based shockwave technology on the characteristics of Indian crude oil. Geoenergy Science and Engineering, 233, 212531
  2. Jain, R., and Mahto, V. 2017. Formulation of water based drilling fluid system with synthesized graft copolymer for troublesome shale formations. Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering.
  3. Paswan, B.K., Jain. R., Sharma, S., Mahto, V., and Sharma, V.P. 2016. Development of Jatropha oil-in-water emulsion drilling mud system. Journal of Petroleum Science &. Engineering, Elsevier
  4. Jain, R., Mahto. T.K., and Mahto, V. 2015. Rheological investigations of water based drilling fluid system developed using synthesized nanocomposite. Korea-Australia Rheology Journal, Springer
  5. Mahto, T.K., Jain, R., Chandra, S., Roy, D., Mahto, V., and Sahu, S.K.,. 2016. Single step synthesis of sulphonic group bearing graphene oxide: A promosing carbon nanomaterial for biodiesel production. Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering, Elsevier.
  6. Jain, R., Mahto, V., Sharma, V.P., 2015. Evaluation of Polyacryalimde Grafted-Polyethelene Glycol/Silica nanocomposite as a potential additive in water based drilling mud for reactive shale formations.  Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering, Elsevier. 

Conference Publications

  1. Jain, R,, Tyagi, A.K. and Yadav, U.S. 2017. Recent advances in water based drilling fluids International Conference on Challenges and Prospects of Petroleum Production and Processing Industries, January 12-14, 2017, IIT (ISM)-Dhanbad.
  2. Kumar, Saket, Jain R., Chaudhary, P., Mahto, V 2017. Development of inhibitive water based drilling fluid system with synthesized graft copolymer for reactive Indian shale formations. SPE Oil & Gas India Conference and Exhibition, Mumbai.

Research Projects

  1. Experimental investigations on applicability of PPT for EOR. Funded by BRNS; Duration: 03 Years 
  2.   One Major Research Project on Enhanced Oil Recovery

Awards & Honors

  1. Delivered an Invited talk at PetroTech- 2019 (Organized by ONGC and FIPI), 13th International Oil & Gas Conference and Exhibition, India 
  2. Awarded First Prize at WPCC-2016, International Conference and Exhibition
  3. Delivered an invited talk at ATAL Academy sponsored/recognized 5-day faculty development program (FDP), Dibrugarh University, 2020.
  4. Convener of the Petroleum and Renewable Energy Conclave organized by Department of Petroleum Engineering, DIT University, March 22-24, 2017 in Association with Oil India Limited (OIL), Uttarakhand Renewable Energy Development Agency (UREDA) and Uttarakhand Jal Vidyut Nigam Limited (UJVNL)

Workshops/Conferences/ITraining Program:

  1. Co-Convener of 3-Day Workshop for Executives on Whole Value Chain Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Storageā€ at GAIL - GTI, Noida, India from 17th - 19th Oct, 2022
  2. Organizing Secretary, A 4 Day Workshop on Research Opportunities in Petroleum, Energy and Natural Gas (ReOPEN-2020).
  3. Co-Convener, Energy Environment Summit Hydrogen Energy Resource & Opportunity HERO-2023 24th -26th July 2023, IIPE, Visakhapatnam, India.
  4. Co-Coordinator: An immersion program on 'Recent Advances in Petroleum Engineering' in the Department of Petroleum Engineering and Earth Sciences for UG students of MIT, Pune. June 15 to June 28, 2023.

Administrative Responsibilities:

1. Associate Dean (IR&AA)
2. Chief Hostel Warden
3. Hostel Warden

Phd Students:

Ph.D Students (Ongoing)
  1. Mr Raghavendra Maddirala; Research Area: EOR
  2. Ms Saurya Nayak; Research Area: Completion Fluid
  3. Mr. Sanju Kuri, Research Area: Fracturing Fluid