IIT Madras working on efficient way to get oil from mature offshore wells
By Karan Kumar • 29/05/2019 at 1:09PM
The research is being headed by Jitendra Sangwai, a professor at IIT Madras. He also studies state-of-art processes used to recover crude oil from offshore reservoirs in India.
In India, domestic crude oil production is currently insufficient to meet the nation’s energy demands. Last year, the Government of India approved fiscal incentives for enhancing oil and gas recovery from ageing and new fields. This step is expected to potentially raise the production of oil by 120 million tonnes.