Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology SEG Student Chapter

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Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology or RGIPT was formed under The Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas (MOP&NG). The Government of India founded the institute through an Act of Parliament (“Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology Act 2007"). The Institute is empowered to award degrees in its own right. RGIPT is co-promoted as an energy domain-specific institute by six leading Oil Public Sector Units (ONGC, IOCL, OIL, GAIL, BPCL, and HPCL) in association with the Oil Industry Development Board (OIDB). The Institute is associating with leading International Universities/Institutions specializing in the domain of Petroleum Technology.

It has been accorded the Institute of National Importance status and a governance structure similar to that available to NITs and IITs. It admits undergraduate students from the rank list of students who have qualified Joint Entrance Examination – Advanced (JEE Advanced) Examination.


The objective of the SEG RGIPT Student Chapter is to provide a wealth of opportunities to students and satiate their curiosity with real-world geoscience applications. SEG has been a valuable resource that has guided us toward success. Since its inception, we have been fervently working towards facilitating student interaction with real-world geoscience applications, as a first step towards unlocking their potential and inquisitiveness in the realm of geoscience. In addition, we are currently undertaking a mission to promote the integration of artificial intelligence in applied geophysics. The student chapter's mission also encompasses addressing the geophysical challenges such as groundwater depletion faced by locals in the nearby hamlet through our social outreach initiatives that incorporate geoscience.


President - Rahul Kumar Jha

Vice President - Shivam Srivastava

Secretary - Mihir Kumar

Treasurer - Ayush Shivhare

Event Head - Abhigyan Tiwari

Content Head - Aditya Sharma

Designing Head - Md. Huzaifa Ismail

Public Relations Head - Utkarsh Shukhla

Logistics Head - Baldeep Singh

Chapter Outreach Head - Deepak Sharma

Student Engagement Program:

Technical Events:


Geo Warriors (Intra-College SEG Bowl):

Diverse groups aspiring to represent the university contended in a competitive and rigorous Intra-College SEG Bowl, leveraging their expertise in exploration geophysics to vie for top honors. The event served as a testing ground for students to demonstrate their mastery and potential in a dynamic and engaging setting. The winning team earned the distinction of being recommended as the university's representative at the SEG Asia Pacific Challenge Bowl, the preeminent academic competition. This event provided a valuable platform for aspiring geoscientists to cultivate their skills and abilities.


Annual Technical Exhibition 2022:

The exhibition featured inspiring scientific and robotic projects created by RGIPT students, ranging from drones and simulators to hydraulic robots. It was an extraordinary opportunity for talented students to display their exceptional creativity and profound understanding of robotics, demonstrating their mastery of critical thinking and problem-solving. This event served as a beacon of inspiration for those aspiring to explore the fascinating world of robotics, igniting a passion for scientific inquiry and technological innovation. Overall, it was a remarkable platform that celebrated the hustle of the next generation of robotics experts and leaders.


Workshop on Geothermal Reservoir Characterization with Dr. Robello Samuel:

The recent workshop on Geothermal Reservoir Characterization provided participants with valuable insights into the latest techniques for assessing the properties and behavior of subsurface geothermal reservoirs. Attendees learned about the importance of reservoir characterization in geothermal energy production and the various methods used to acquire data, including geophysical surveys, well logging, and reservoir simulation. They also gained an understanding of how to interpret and integrate these data to create accurate and reliable reservoir models. This knowledge can help geothermal energy developers optimize their production strategies, minimize environmental impacts, and improve the economics of geothermal energy projects.


Career opportunities in the Oil and Gas Industry with Dr. Utkarsh Pandey:

An illuminating seminar on the diverse career opportunities available within the oil and gas industry was organized. The esteemed guest speaker provided a comprehensive overview of the various roles and responsibilities across the entire spectrum of energy domain companies, spanning from IT positions to physically demanding jobs in fields and offshore rigs. Attendees gained valuable insights into the diverse array of job functions, as well as the necessary skills, training, and experience required for success in this dynamic and challenging industry. This seminar was a valuable resource for those seeking to explore and pursue career paths in the energy sector.

EOR in fractured Reservoirs with Dr. Amit Kumar:

In the webinar, the guest speaker discussed the potential of Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) techniques for improving production in fractured reservoirs. These types of pools pose unique challenges due to their complex geological structure, and conventional methods of oil extraction may not be sufficient. By optimizing recovery, EOR can increase production rates, improve healthy performance, and extend the lifespan of these valuable assets. Attendees gained valuable insights into the latest advancements in EOR and its potential impact on the oil and gas industry.



A drive was initiated through email, where 60 participants enrolled to be a part of the content writing team and engage in writing articles for the inaugural newsletter.



The event focused on bringing out the creativity of the students, who had been laying dormant in their minds due to the sheer load of studies, tests, and responsibilities of being an adult. The event lasted for two days at Academic Block-1 wherein 75 students participated with full enthusiasm.




Winter School, the Annual Intercollegiate Technical Festival of RGIPT conducted by the Science & Technical Committee in association with all the SEG, SPE, AAPG, IICHE, and AICHE RGIPT Student Chapters. The Winter School-2019, “Bridging The Skill Gap”, aimed at teaching and making young engineers aware of the trends in industries and imparting skills that are in demand like ‘Data Mining’, and ‘Computational Fluid Analysis in leading petroleum companies. In this festival in which 600 participants joined, there were more than 12 events, 8 guest lectures, poster presentations, project exhibitions as well as various workshops conducted. Participants from 10 colleges including UPES, IIT Kanpur, etc, participated in this technical festival. SEG RGIPT Student Chapter conducted the events- paper presentation on the topics paralleled to the theme of the winter school. Over 20 papers were presented by students from various colleges such as IIT BHU, PDPU, etc.


ICUER 2019:

International conference on unconventional energy resources- 2019, aimed to know about unconventional energy sources such as CBM, Gas Hydrates Tight Oil/Gas, etc. This prestigious conference provided a unique platform for leaders, professionals, and, researchers to share their experiences, innovations, technology advancements, and best-in-class practices for a sustainable energy future. The conference was adorned with the presence of over 20 professional speakers and an audience of over 800 and witnessed the presentation of more than 30 papers and posters. SEG RGIPT Student Chapter, in collaboration with AAPG, SPE, and EAGE, conducted the workshop: Seismic Data Interpretation by IHS Kingdom. IHS Markit is a dynamic team that includes more than 5,000 analysts, data scientists, financial experts, and industry specialists. Experts from the IHS Markit conducted the workshop in hopes of teaching the basics of seismic data interpretation to young innovators in India.




SEG Orientation program 2022:

The Orientation of the newly admitted undergraduate students of the Petroleum Engineering and Renewable Engineering department was organized in the Academic Block-1 of the RGIPT campus. Around 120 people were in attendance.


Cricket Carnival:

This mega event was designed exclusively for the ardent followers of cricket to flaunt their profound expertise in closely observing cricket matches and to triumph based on their insightful predictions. The contestants were organized into teams and were required to anticipate the outcome of a specific instance from a match depicted in a video. The ensuing auction added to the exhilaration, ultimately making it one of the most riveting events of our college.



The event aimed to provide the freshers with an opportunity to delve into a vast reservoir of mesmerizing tales steeped in cultural significance and entertainment value. The activity involved an exercise in collaborative storytelling, where participants were required to build on each other's ideas by adding a new line to the story, starting from the initial line. The objective was to create an engaging and exciting plot line, with the winner being the one who could introduce a thrilling twist or turn to the narrative. This exercise was intended to foster creative thinking and enhance the ability to think on one's feet among newcomers.



The Global Hero:

While the COVID-19 pandemic brings unprecedented times for each one of us, through this event, we urged our fellow peers to realize the knowledge they hold can be utilized in saving the planet. More than 20 participants enrolled through their articles on the geopolitics of crude, oil price crash, climate change, etc.




The name itself suggests the premise of the event. The soon-to-be petroleum engineers were tested by a series of challenges that highlighted their willingness to be informed about black gold. In total 30 participants enrolled in the event.






The purpose of this excursion was to study the geological features of the Himalayan regions of Dehradun and nearby. Over seven days, A batch of 60 students was allowed to gain hands-on experience and deepen their understanding of the distinctive stratigraphic sequence, sedimentology, and tectonic settings of this region, which encompasses the lesser Himalayas and sub-Himalayan ranges.



A comprehensive survey aimed at locating water sources in the Janpad area was carried out by the Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology SEG Student Chapter. The survey was closely monitored by Professors Satish Sinha and Hemant Singh. It spanned over ten days, during which ten different locations in Janpad were meticulously examined to identify underground water sources. The survey was executed using sophisticated scientific techniques such as Electrical Resistivity Tomography (ERT) and Ground-Penetrating Radar (GPR), with technical assistance from the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG). The results of the survey were furnished to the concerned administrative authorities.



Date - 1/12/2019 – 4/12/2019

Venue - Dehradun, Uttrakhand

Number of participants - 60

This was a geological trip to study Himalayan geology, led by Prof. A.K.Singh, and was guided by Dr. R.J. Azmi who was accompanied by Dr. U.S.Prasad. This four-day trip provided the students the field exposure to different stratigraphic sequences, sedimentology, and tectonic settings of the Himalayan region consisting of the lesser Himalayan and Sub-Himalayan.

 Day 1- Dehradun

 Day 2- Rishikesh-Badrinath way (Ganga Valley)- Right bank of Ganges.

 Day 3- Dun Valley

 Day 4- Dehradun-Mussoorie highway (Shahanshai Ashram, Near

         Kolukhet Toll Barrier, Barlowganj, Mussoorie- Tehri Bypass road)



DATE: 7th-11th April 2018

Venue-Dehradun, Uttrakhand

Number of participants-60

The Geological field trip was conducted to increase the knowledge of the subject and practical evaluation of geological features. SEG RGIPT Student Chapter is the major sponsor of Field trip accommodation & transportation.

 Day-1 Dun Valley

 Day-2 Dehradun-Mussoorie highway (Shahanshai Ashram, Near

    Kolukhet Toll Barrier, Barlowganj, Mussoorie- Tehri Bypass road)

 Day-3 Rishikesh-Badrinath way (Ganga Valley)- Right bank of Ganges.

 Day-4 Dehradun- Delhi highway Khajnawar Rao in Mohand area.


Geological Field Trip: Kutch Basin Field Trip

Date- 15th to 18th March 2016

Venue- Rann of Kutch, Gujarat

Number of participants- 15

Kutch is a diagnosed prospect basin. Kutch basin is situated in Gujrat. Kutch basin is generally known by the name “The Great Rann of Kutch”. Rann of Kutch is a seasonal salt marsh located in the Thar Desert in the Kutch District of Gujarat, India. Gujrat is the most diverse state in India. A field trip of 3-4 days to the Kutch basin includes formations like Bhuj, Mundra, and Matana Madh. These places have a good amount of hydrocarbons but no commercial production as yet. Kutch grants a very good opportunity to geologists for exploration purposes.


Geological Field Trip: Himalayan Foreland Basin Trip

Date – 6th to 10th December

Venue- Himalayan Basin

No of Participants- 15

This was a four-day field trip conducted from Dec. 6 to 10, 2015 in the Himalayan foreland base in. The Himalayan foreland basin has a width of 450 kilometers (280 mi) and 2,000 kilometers (1,200 mi) in length. The foreland basin span to five countries which include: India, Nepal, Pakistan, Bhutan, and Bangladesh. The major structural entities of the Himalayan orogeny from north to south are the South Tibet Detachment (STD), Main Central Thrust (MCT), the Ramgarh Thrust (RT), the Main Boundary Thrust (MBT), and the Main Frontal Thrust. Undoubtedly this visit to the Himalayan foreland helped students in identifying sites of geological and geomorphologic significance in Himalayan foreland.




The SEG RGIPT SC community was elated to have successfully executed their tree-planting endeavor. As a gesture of appreciation, the professors were presented with verdant specimens, while the plantation exercise was carried out across multiple locations within the university's sprawling campus. The objective was to promote consciousness around the act of afforestation and nurture a sense of responsibility toward the preservation of our planet's ecology.



A mini-marathon was organized to spread awareness among the students and the local people of the nearby villages about energy poverty. SEG RGIPT was the major sponsor for the event that took place in May 2022.



Swachhata Pakhwada was centered on the Community Internship program and was held in July 2022. A mobile team from RGIPT consisting of faculty, and SEG RGIPT Student Chapter executives visited a nearby village, Mubarakpur Mukhetiya, situated in Jais Tehsil, and interacted with a group of people at several localities in the village. The team disseminated the concept of cleanliness and sanitation to villagers including women. Students at a local school, the Composite Vidyalaya, were taught lessons about the plastic menace and the importance of cleanliness in daily life for the progress of the nation. Face masks were also distributed to the villagers on the spot. The team consisted of Dr. Praveen Srivastava, Dr. Karan Malik,