Dr. Rahul N. Gajbhiye
Assistant Professor, Petroleum Engineering Department
Dr. Rahul is an Assistant Professor holding a Ph.D. in Petroleum Engineering from Louisiana State University. He worked as a postdoctoral research associate at Tulsa University Drilling Research Project (TUDRP) at Tulsa University, Oklahoma. He also served as a Lecturer at the Department of Petroleum Engineering, Maharashtra Institute of Technology, Pune, India. Dr. Rahul is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineering and the American Association of Drilling Engineers (AADE).
- Ph.D., Petroleum Engineering, Louisiana State University, USA, 2011
- B.S., Petroleum Engineering, Maharashtra Institute of Technology, India, 1999
- Enhanced Oil Recovery
- Multiphase Flow in Pipes
- Drilling Fluids and Cementation
- A. Edrisi, R.N. Gajbhiye, and S. I. Kam, “Experimental Study of Polymer-free and Polymer-added Foams for Underbalanced Drilling: Are Two Foam-Flow Regimes Still There?” SPE Journal, p. 55-68, Vol. 19, Issue 1, 2014.
- R.N. Gajbhiye and S.I. Kam, “The Effect of Inclination Angles on Foam Rheology in Pipes”, Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, Vol. 86–87, p. 246–256, 2012.
- S. Panchadhara, R.N. Gajbhiye, G.S. Lee, and S.I. Kam, “The Effect of Oil on Foam Stability during Foam Flow in Pipes”, Editorial Invitation, Exploration & Production: The Oil and Gas Review, Vol. 9, Issue 1, p. 41-44, April 2011.
- R.N. Gajbhiye and S.I. Kam, “Characterization of Foam Flow in Horizontal Pipes by Using Two-Flow-Regime Concept”, Chemical Engineering Science, Vol. 66, p. 1536-1549, 2011.
- M. Bogdanovic, R.N. Gajbhiye and S.I. Kam, “Experimental Study of Foam Flow in Pipes: Two Distinct Flow Regimes”, Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, Vol. 344, Issue 4, p. 56-71, 2009.
- R.N. Gajbhiye and S.I. Kam, “Leak Detection in Subsea Pipeline: A Mechanistic Modeling Approach with Fixed Pressure Boundaries”, SPE Projects, Facilities & Construction, p. 1-10, December 2008.
Awards & Honors
- Awards for presentations at the GOM Deepwater Technical Symposium, New Orleans (2009), and the AADE (Premier Fluid Conference), Houston (2010).