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Dr. Tinku Saikia

Post-Doc Researcher, Department of Petroleum Engineering

Dr. Tinku Saikia is a Post Doctorate Research Fellow in the Petroleum Engineering Department at KFUPM. He holds a Ph.D. degree in Petroleum Engineering from IIT (ISM), Dhanbad, India. During his Ph.D., he worked in the field of development of gas hydrate inhibitors for drilling fluids. He joined Complex and Reactive Fluids (CRF) Lab at KFUPM in 2018

Educational Qualification

  • Ph.D. in Petroleum Engineering
  • M.Tech in Petroleum Exploration and Production
  • B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering

Research Interests

  • Gas Hydrates Inhibitors and Promoters
  • Conformance Control and Permeability Modifiers

Selected Publications

  • Quantum dots: A new approach in thermodynamic inhibitor for the drilling of gas hydrate bearing formation. Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry, Volume 52, 25 August 2017, Pages 89-98.
  • Experimental investigations of clathrate hydrate inhibition in water based drilling fluid using green Inhibitor. Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, Volume 147, November 2016, Pages 647-653.
  • Evaluation of 1-Decyl-3-Methylimidazolium Tetrafluoroborate as clathrate hydrate crystal inhibitor in drilling fluid. Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering, Volume 36, Part A, November 2016, Pages 906-915.
  • Temperature Augmented Visual Method for Initial Screening of  Hydrate Inhibitors. Oil & Gas Science and Technology – Revue d’IFP Energies Nouvelles Volume 73, 2018, 1-8.
  • Evaluation of Soya Lecithin as Eco-friendly Biosurfactant Clathrate Hydrate Antiagglomerant Additive. Journal of Surfactants and Detergents. Volume 21(1), 2018, 101-111.
  • Experimental Investigations and Optimizations of Rheological Behavior of Drilling Fluids using RSM & CCD  for Gas Hydrate Bearing Formation. Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering, Volume 43 (11), November 2018, Pages 6541-6554.