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Rakesh K Pandey

M. Tech - IIT (ISM), Dhanbad; Ph.D. - DIT University, Dehradun

Assistant Professor, Head of Department

  • Specialisation

    Petroleum Engineering

  • Research Interest

    Applied Data Science in Oil and Gas Operations

  • Brief Profile

    Dr. Rakesh K. Pandey is an accomplished professional in the field of petroleum engineering, with a diverse background in industry and academics. With 7 years of experience, he has made significant contributions to the domain through his expertise. Dr. Pandey holds a Ph.D. degree in Petroleum Engineering, focusing on optimized deep learning implementation in well-test analysis. His research work has been instrumental in improving the accuracy and efficiency of well-test interpretation, leading to more effective decision-making processes in the petroleum industry. He holds a post-graduate degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Indian School of Mines (IIT-ISM), where he gained a strong foundation in petroleum engineering principles and practices. Dr. Pandey has showcased his research acumen by authoring several research articles in esteemed international journals and conference proceedings.

    Dr. Pandey has worked on several industry projects in prominent petroleum companies such as ONGC, OIL, Vedanta, and Essar, which complements his academic expertise. His involvement in projects related to downhole well-test data acquisition and interpretation, echometer surveys, dynamometer surveys, and slickline operations has given him practical insights into real-world engineering challenges and enhanced his understanding of the industry's operational complexities. Furthermore, he has actively contributed to the field of education by playing a pivotal role in DIT University's Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC), where he has been instrumental in implementing outcome-based education practices. His commitment to quality is exemplified through his successful conduction of ISO internal audits, ensuring excellence within the institution. Dr. Pandey has been honored with accolades, including the Excellence in Research and Best Teacher Awards for his exceptional contributions in advancing knowledge, both through his research and his commitment to educating and mentoring students.

    Dr. Pandey's research interests encompass oil and gas-related domains, focusing on applied data science. He is dedicated to advancing the fields of well-test interpretation, reservoir simulation, enhanced oil recovery, and artificial lift techniques. Furthermore, Dr. Pandey applies his data science expertise to various domains such as stock trend prediction and landslide susceptibility analysis. His commitment to advancing research and solving real-world challenges makes him a sought-after expert in both the petroleum industry and the broader field of applied data science. With a strong track record of research achievements, industry experience, and commitment to mentorship, Dr. Pandey is well-positioned to drive innovation, make lasting contributions to society, and inspire future engineers.

    • Enhanced Oil Recovery, Well Testing, Reservoir Simulation, Petroleum Production Operations, Unconventional Hydrocarbon Resources, Oil and Gas Field Development, Python for Oil and Gas, and Petroleum Data Analytics.

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