Dr. Himangshu Kakati

Asst.Professor , Dept. of Petroleum Engineering & Earth Sciences

Research Interest:

  • Gas hydrate
  • Enhance Oil Recovery (EOR)
  • Hydraulic Fracturing Fluid Design
  • Drilling fluid for Unconventional Resources 



Department of Petroleum Engineering (Room No 307)

Indian Institute of Petroleum and Energy, Visakhapatnam

2nd Floor, AU Engg College, Main Block

Andhra University, Visakhapatnam

Andhra Pradesh-530003

Phone: 0891-285-6034

Email: himangshu.petro@iipe.ac.in

Teaching Interests

  • Reservoir Engineering
  • Oil & Gas Well Testing
  • Unconventional Hydrocarbon Resources
  • Petroleum Engineering System Design


PhD in Petroleum Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology (ISM) Dhanbad

Professional Experience

  • July, 2018 – present: Assistant Professor, IIPE, Visakhapatnam
  • December, 2016 – June, 2018: Assistant Professor, DIT University, Dehradun.

Member of Professional Bodies

  • Professional member of Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE)

Journal Publications

  1. Kakati H, Kar S, Mandal A, Laik, S. Methane Hydrate Formation and Dissociation in Oil-inWater Emulsion. Energy & Fuel. 
  2. Kakati H, Mandal A, Laik S. Phase Stability and Kinetics of CH4 + CO2 + N2 Hydrates in Synthetic Seawater and Aqueous Electrolyte Solutions of NaCl and CaCl2. Journal of Chemical Engineering & Data. 
  3. Kakati H, Mandal A, Laik S. Promoting effect of Al2O3/ZnO – based nanofluid stabilized by SDS surfactant on CH4+C2H6+C3H8 hydrate formation. Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry.

Research Projects

  • One Project on "Enhanced Oil Recovery" funded by BRNS (As Co-PI)

Administrative Responsibilities:

  • Hostel Warden