Anthony F. Lucas

Anthony F. Lucas was born on 9 September 1855 in Split, Austria. He was a mining engineer, often referred to as the father of petroleum engineering. The Spindletop discovery in 1901 marked the beginning of the modern petroleum industry. Lucas’s advanced knowledge of petroleum engineering principles was revealed when he revisited Spindletop in 1904 to find that 1200 wells had been drilled on 200 acres. Only 100 of these wells were still producing. Lucas then stated that a half dozen wells would have produced more than all those drilled. By 1902 as many as 285 wells were operating on Spindletop Hill and over 600 oil companies had been chartered. The Lucas Gusher helped revolutionize world fuel use and transformed the economy of southeast Texas.

 
DEPARTMENT OF PETROCHEM ENGINEERING
 

"Petroleum Engineering is one of the rare branches of Engineering which attracts the youth of today. Petroleum Engineering includes the production of petroleum which is an upstream of energy sector. This engineering sector is very useful in the extraction process of petroleum. The Petroleum Engineering has emerged as a unique field through the constant improvements in computer modeling and probability analysis. The course has paved the way for the mergence
of petroleum production. The mining as well as the distillation process can be done only with production engineers as the process requires complex production methods.

During the first year of study in petroleum engineering students usually learn about basic engineering methods and techniques and from second year very specialized courses
in petroleum engineering are offered that include Reservoir Studies, Gas Hydrates,Environmental Impact of Petroleum Fluid Operation, Characterization of Crude oil, Development of Computer Software, Polymer Synthesis and Characterization, Profile
Modification, Development of Novel Fracturing Fluid, Characterization and Separation of Oil-Water Emulsion etc. In this course student will learn subsurface activities related to the production of hydrocarbon s, which can be either crude oil or natural gas. The two key area of learning will be oil exploration and processing of crude oils. Oil refining and
distribution are also thought in this course of engineering.

 

Mining engineers are consulted for virtually every stage of a mining operation. The first role of engineering in mines is the discovery of a mineral deposit and the determination of the profitability of a mine.

OBJECTIVE
To impart knowledge to the students about the latest developments in Petrochemical Engineering & Technology. To motivate
students to make remarkable progress in terms of developing infrastructure, techniques and facilities.
PLACEMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Most petrochemical engineers work in the fields of oil and gas exploration, refineries, reservoir modelling and management, drilling and production operations and marketing of oil and gas. There is good demand for quality engineers due to technological advancement in boosting oil and gas exploration. The organizations in which the graduates are absorbed are Reliance Industries Ltd., ONGC, Schlumberger, Shell, OIL, Gas Authority of India Ltd., British Gas, Halliburton Services, Essar Oil, GSPC, Cairn Energy, IOCL, Essar Oil Ltd., Baker Hughes, Reliance Energy, NIKO Resources, GEOENPRO, etc

JOB PROSPECTS
Most petrochemical engineers work in the fields of oil and gas exploration, refineries, reservoir modelling and management, drilling and production operations and marketing of oil and gas. There is good demand for quality engineers due to technological advancement in boosting oil and gas exploration
 
 
 

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