Sivasankar P

Assistant Professor, Department of Petroleum Engineering & Earth Sciences

Research Interest:

  1. Numerical Reservoir Simulation & Modelling
  2. Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR)
  3. Machine Learning & Data analytics in EOR
  4. Carbon dioxide sequestration in subsurface 
  5. Bio-remediation of subsurface oil spills


   

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Email: sivasankar.petro@iipe.ac.in

Ph: 9600043460

Teaching Interests

Enhanced Oil Recovery

Transport in Porous Media

Elements of Reservoir Engineering

Prospecting, Field Development and Asset Management

Education

PhD in Petroleum Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology – Madras, 2018.

(Specialized in mathematical modelling and numerical simulation of EOR processes)


M.Tech in Petroleum Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology – Madras, 2012.

Professional Experience

Assistant Professor, Department of Petroleum Engineering & Earth Sciences,

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

 

Assistant Professor, School of Petroleum Technology,

Pandit Deendayal Energy University (formerly PDPU), Gandhinagar.    (July 2018- July 2019)


Member of Professional Bodies

Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE)

Journal Publications

                                                               * As Supervisor & Corresponding Author. (IF- Impact Factor)


9. Pavan, S., Arvind, K., Nikhil, B., Sivasankar, P*. 2022. Predicting performance of in-situ microbial enhanced oil recovery process and screening of suitable microbe-nutrient combination from limited experimental data by physics informed machine learning approach. Bioresource Technology, 351. (IF: 9.642)


8. Ganesh, H., Sivasankar, P., Sivakumar, P., Sircar., A. 2019. Sustainable drilling operations by utilizing waste biomass as a lost circulation additive. Energy Sources Part A: Recovery, Utilization And Environmental Effects. (IF: 3.447)


7. 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: 6.609).


6. 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: 4.346)


5. 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: 1.268)


4. 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: 9.642)


3. 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: 9.642)


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


1. 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: 4.346)


Conference Publications

10. Sivasankar, P. 2022. Bioremediation of hydrocarbon-contaminated groundwater by biosurfactant flooding: Mathematical modelling and numerical simulation study. Presented at 2nd International Conference on Sustainable Infrastructure with Smart Technology for Energy & Environmental Management (SIC-SISTEEM'22). 


9. Sivasankar, P., Vivek, R. 2022. Computational modelling and simulation of enhanced oil recovery by microbial flooding: Current challenges and future directions. Presented at SIC-SISTEEM'22. 


8. Vivek, R., Sivasankar, P. 2022. Modelling relative permeability hysteresis of CO2 sequestration system and its significance to the storage safety. Presented at SIC-SISTEEM'22.


7. Dinesh.C., Sivasankar, P. 2021. Development of an improved EOR screening tool with GUI. Presented (Virtual) in International Conference in Petroleum Engineering, PETRAMET’21, AMET University, Chennai, India.


6. Vasanth, K., Yashwanth, K., Roshan, G., Sivasankar. P. 2021. Applications of nanoparticles in oil recovery. Presented (Virtual) in National conference on New Frontiers in Energy and Environmental Sustainability’21, NFEES’21, PDEU, Gujarat, India.


5. Sivasankar, P., Sivakumar P., Hari Ganesh., Sircar, A. 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.


4. Ganesh, H., Sivasankar, P., Sivakumar, P., Sircar, A. 2018. 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.


2. 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.


1. 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.

Awards & Honors

2.  “Best Paper Award-Third Place” for the paper titled “Bioremediation of hydrocarbon-contaminated groundwater by biosurfactant flooding: Mathematical modelling and numerical simulation study” presented at 2nd International Conference on Sustainable Infrastructure with Smart Technology for Energy & Environmental Management. (Year: 2022)


1. “Best Paper Award-Third Place” at SPE ATSE conference held at Saudi Arabia for the paper ttitled “Modelling the coupled effects of temperature, injection rate and microbial kinetic parameters on oil recovery by microbial flooding”. (Year: 2016)

Administrative Responsibilities:

Warden, Men's Hostel.

Professor-in-Charge, Career Development Cell.

Faculty Co-ordinator, Literary & Fine arts Committee.

Phd Students:

1. N. Dinesh (Ongoing)

Reviewer

Peer-reviewer for following journals:

• Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering (Elsevier)
• Fuel (Elsevier)
• Environmental Technology & Innovation (Elsevier)
• Scientific Reports (Nature)
• Energy & Fuels (American Chemical Society)
• Petroleum Science and Technology (Taylor & Francis)
• Modeling Earth Systems and Environment (Springer)