Developing Unconventional Oil & Gas Resources

Developing Unconventional Oil and Gas Resources (DUOG2013)


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DUOG2013 came to a Grand ending on the 3rd March 2013 with the Giants in the Academia & Industry and the talented students from across India speaking on “Developing Unconventional oil & Gas resources”.

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The Conference aimed at……

Initiating a solution to the problems that the Energy Industry is facing,the joint conference is aimed at a better understanding of the unconventional oil & gas resources. Unconventional development of Oil and Gas has immense potential as demonstrated by the US experience for Shale gas development and production rapidly moving towards its Shale gas reserves development.

Appraisal on Indian shales  based on its potential of methane saturation is a necessity . Then, strategies should be  planned for development on a case to case basis. The sharing of US experiences will be benefiting the delegates. Coal Bed Methane is also a lucrative investment opportunity in India with its expansive coal beds.

The South Asian Part of the world is still developing and the markets have not yet completely opened. These countries are making good use of the opportunities in the unconventional oil and gas sector but the policies and regulations are almost absent. Licensing is a challenge in south Asia which acts as a deterrent to many big opportunities coming its way.

As the Industry experts and academia focus on the emerging technologies, new locations, environmental challenges and country specific licensing issues it is expected that the outcome of the conference would give a better understanding to the policy makers on exploration and production strategies. Skill development in Asia would be one of the challenges and the conference is expected to address this aspect.

Who can attend

The conference is intended for academics, students, research scholars and industry personnel

Why should you attend

This is a gathering of industry, academia, research , students with the aim of greater knowledge diffusion and assimilation. The worldwide potential of Shale gas is bekoning reasearches and industry. Industry can present their problems and academia can understand their exact problems and eventually work out solutions. In addition to the conference papers presentation a Debate competition is also envisaged.

…a beautiful Kerala tour awaits you….

Chief Guest

Dr. Yuri F. Makogon


Keynote Speakers

Dr. Yuri F. Makogon

Member Russian Academy of Natural Science (RANS) Member of National Academy of Ukraine. US Section Regional Secretary of RANS Emeritus Professor Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering Texas A&M University 3116 TAMU – 407 Richardson Building College Station, TX 77843-3116,USA

Badarinadh Visspragada

Schlumberger Worldwide Career Discipline Manager, Dubai.

George Moridis

George Moridis

George Moridis is Deputy Program Lead for Energy Resources – Staff Scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), University of California, Earth Sciences Division, Berkeley, California, USA


Michael Fraim

Associate Professor
Texas A&M University,Qatar






Mr. B.N. Prasad

General Manager, CBM Cell CMPDI is a Post Graduate in Geology from Patna University of India. He is professional Geologist of 33 years standing and currently serving as General Manager, CBM Department of CMPDI.


RK Chopra







Mr.Rajesh K Chopra Director (Technical/ RD&T), CMPDI.  Mr.Chopra is a graduate in Mining Engineering (1977) from Banaras Hindu University (BHU). Started his career with Tata Iron & Steel Co. Ltd. in 1977, he joined CIL / CMPDIL in 1982


GA Ramadass






Dr.G. A. Ramadass




Head, Submersibles & Gas Hydrates Group
National Institute of Ocean Technology (NIOT)
(An Autonomous Institute under Ministry of Earth Sciences, Govt. of India) Velachery Thambaram Road, Plallikaranai
Chennai 600100, India.


Prof. K. Rajagopal

Distinguished Professor. Regents Professor, Texas A & M University. Forsyth Chair in Mechanical Engineering. Professor of Mathematics. Professor of  Biomedical Engineering. Professor of Civil Engineering. Professor of Chemical Engineering.

Dr. Dharmendra K. Gupta Professor & HOD Department of Petroleum Engineering & Earth Sciences,  University of Petroleum & Energy Studies , Dehradun – 248 007 , India


Satchidananda Rath

Director (Operations), Oil India Limited.



A SinghDr.Akhilesh Singh

Dr. Singh received his Masters Degree in Geology from Banaras Hindu University (BHU) in 1982. With his specialization in coal and sedimentary geology he started his career with Coal India Ltd. / CMPDIL in 1985.


S NairMr. Sajeev Nair , Senior Vice President, Learning and development in Group Manufacturing,

Reliance Industries Ltd



G Srikanth









Dr. G. Srikanth


Chief Information Officer in Reliance Industries (RIL)  E&P business Adjunct Professor. IIT Bombay