International Journal of Petroleum Engineering

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Editor in Chief: Bhabesh Deka
ISSN online: 1754-8896
ISSN print: 1754-8888
4 issues per year
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IJPE is an interdisciplinary and refereed journal, a think tank that fosters innovative solutions to design efficient petroleum operations. It promotes feasible system design, development, and management bringing together sustainable technologies, the people, and sound processes. It provides cross learning between various scientific and technological, as well as business and economics, disciplines comprising exploration, drilling, production, and processing, taking into account environment, health and safety, and public concerns.


 Topics covered include

  • Exploration, drilling
  • Reservoir/petroleum engineering
  • Risk assessment/management
  • Horizontal/directional drilling
  • Fracturing technology
  • Reservoir simulation, well test analysis
  • Fluid flow in porous media
  • Fluid properties, phase behaviour
  • Rock properties, formation evaluation
  • Nano-solutions
  • Smart wells, enhanced oil recovery
  • Cementing technology
  • Reserves evaluation
  • Artificial lift
  • Case studies

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The objective of IJPE is to provide an international forum for academics, industry leaders, and policy makers to investigate and exchange novel ideas and disseminate knowledge and information covering the broad range of industrial activities and fields including, but not limited to, petroleum science and engineering, processing, earth sciences, economics, engineering, information technologies, management, medicine, and arts. In addition, it aims to establish an effective channel of communication between policy makers, government agencies, academic and research institutions and persons concerned with the complex set and behaviour of petroleum systems and operations. It also aims to promote and coordinate developments in the fields of petroleum exploration, production, and processing. The international dimension is emphasised in order to overcome cultural and national barriers and to meet the needs of accelerating technological and ecological advances in the petroleum industry and the global society and economy. The ultimate objective is to ensure healthy petroleum production and processing, and society progress and evolution.


IJPE provides a vehicle to help professionals, academics, researchers and policy makers, working in the field of petroleum engineering to disseminate information and to learn from each other's work.


IJPE publishes original papers, review papers, technical reports, case studies, conference reports, management reports, book reviews, notes, commentaries, and news. Special Issues devoted to important topics in Petroleum Engineering will occasionally be published.



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    Editor in Chief

  • Deka, Bhabesh, Reliance Holding USA, Inc., USA

Editorial Board Members

  • Chen, Zhi, Concordia University, Canada
  • Jaiswal, Namit, Shell Oil Co., USA
  • Kumar, Tarkeshwar, Indian School of Mines, India
  • Lu, Jun, University of Texas at Austin, USA
  • Malpani, Raj, Schlumberger, USA
  • Mehra, Sumit, Enermon LLC, USA
  • Patil, Shirish L., University of Alaska Fairbanks, USA
  • Riverol, Carmen, University of West Indies, Trinidad and Tobago
  • Rui, Zhenhua, Independent Project Analysis, Inc., USA
  • Sundar-Ram, Sandhya, Shell Exploration and Production Company, USA
  • Zubarev, Denis, Maersk Oil Houston Inc., USA


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