Rajat Jain

Asst.Professor , 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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

One Major Research Project on Enhanced Oil Recovery

Awards & Honors

Delivered an Invited talk at PetroTech- 2019 (Organized by ONGC and FIPI), 13th International Oil & Gas Conference and Exhibition, India 

Awarded First Prize at WPCC-2016, International Conference and Exhibition

Delivered an invited talk at ATAL Academy sponsored/recognized 5-day faculty development program (FDP), Dibrugarh University, 2020.

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)