Dr Prashant Jadhawar

Dr Prashant Jadhawar
Dr Prashant Jadhawar
Dr Prashant Jadhawar

PhD, MPhil, MEng & BEng in Petroleum Engineering, FHEA, AMEI


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Lecturer in Petroleum Engineering
Fraser Noble Buliding (Office FN350)
School of Engineering
University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen AB24 3UE.
School of Engineering


Dr Prashant Jadhawar hold more than 22 years’ experience of teaching (18 years) plus oil and gas industry (4 years) in UK, Germany, Australia and India, with expertise in Enhanced Oil & Gas Recovery (EOR/EGR), CO2 sequestration/utilization, Reservoir Modelling and Simulation, Reservoir fluid characterization and flow assurance, with expertise dissemination at several conferences, invited talks, journal papers and technical reports. In academia, he taught numerous multi-disciplinary Masters level courses: Carbon Capture Utilization and Storage (CCUS), Reservoir Engineering and  Simulation, PE Reservoir fluid properties, EOR/EGR, Well testing, flow assurance, and Well plugging & abandonment. As a Senior reservoir Engineer EOR (R&D) at Wintershall Holding GmBH, Germany, Prashant worked on surfactant, CO2, low salinity waterflooding EOR application in sandstones and carbonate reservoirs.

In academic programme leadership over 18 years in UK & India, Prashant also played pivotal leading role in the establishment of petroleum engineering programme at the University of Portsmouth, UK (01/2011 to 01/2014) while liaising with SPE London section and oil and gas industries to setup SPE industry-guest lecture series, industry software/laboratory equipment resource worth £4 million; successful establishment of an industry-academia collaboration for teaching and research at University of Aberdeen (since 09/2017); liaising with piping industry (Uhde, Kvaerner, Linde etc.) at MITWPU Pune (Lecturer -Petroleum Eng & Piping Design & Engineering, 05/1997-09/2003).

As a Principal Investigator (PI) and innovator, his research is focused on Hydrogen Innovation: H2 pipeline transport and its TerrWatt (TWh) scale underground (UG) storage in the depleted oil & gas reservoirs / aquifers, alone and/or combined with the Carbon Capture Utilization and storage (CCUS); with funding support from the Net Zero technology Centre (NZTC) & UKCS industry partners in a collaborative consortium.

Memberships and Affiliations

Internal Memberships
External Memberships

Memberships/Professional affiliations

  • Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) (since 2003).
  • Institution of Engineering and Technology, UK. (Since 2011).
  • Fellow of The Higher Education Academy (FHEA), UK (since 2012)
  • Associate Member of Energy Institute (AMEI)

Editorial assignments:

Reviewer for:

  • Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, Elsevier.
  • Sustainable Energy & Fuels, Royal Society of Chemistry.
  • Applied Energy, Elsevier.
  • Environmental Science & Technology, American Chemical Society (ACS).
  • Energy and Fuels,  American Chemical Society (ACS)
  • ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering
  • Journal of Petroleum Exploration and Production Technology, Springer
  • Journal of dispersion Science and technology

Technical/Programme Committee Member:

  • Member of the SPE's Continuing Education Committee at the SPE Aberdeen Section, since Nov 2022.
  • Programme committee member, DEVEX conference, SPE Aberdeen Section, Since Dec 2017.
  • Member of panel of judges for the SPE’s prestigious Offshore achievement Awards (OAA) committee, Aberdeen, March 2019
  • DEVEX conference, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK (Since 2018)
  • Session Co-chair at SPE’s DEVEX 2019 conference; 7-8 May 2019, AECC, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK.    
  • International Petroleum Technology conference (IPTC), Beijing, China. March 2019.
  • SPE oil and gas conference India, Mumbai, India. April 2019.

Academic programme reviewer

  • Undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Petroleum Engineering at Heriot-Watt University (2012) and London South Bank University (2012).
  • A member of the academic advisor committee in petroleum engineering at the Commonwealth commission, UK.

Latest Publications

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Research Overview

Research Expertise: 

  • Underground Storage of hydrogen and carbon dioxide in depleted Oil and Gas reservoirs and Aquifers
  • Hydrogen, methane, carbon dioxide (CO2) and their blends' Transportation in pipelines (including repurposing options)
  • Enhanced Oil and Gas Recovery
  • CO2 sequestration & Storage (CCUS)
  • Exploitation of Methane Hydrates in Porous Media: CO2-CH4 replacement and other methods
  • Reservoir Modelling and Simulation
  • Field Development: Feasibility screening and deployment studies 
  • Flow Assurance 

Current Research

Accepting self funded PhD studentship applications:

NET ZERO Innovation: Underground gas (Hydrogen, CO2) Storage; Pipeline trasportation of methane, Hydrogen and CO2

for more details please contact: Prashant.Jadhawar@abdn.ac.uk


Postdoc opportunity: Newton International Fellowships

Newton International Fellowships to open on 24th January 2024, for non-UK scientists who are at an early stage of their research career (less than 7 years post PhD) and wish to conduct research in the UK. Interested Post-doctoral candidates with strong publications record, please get in touch (Prashant.Jadhawar@abdn.ac.uk) for hydrogen innovation research on "Underground #hydrogen and CO2 Storage in depleted hydrocarbon reservoirs and Aquifers"; "#Subsurface #CO2sequestration and #storage as #gas #hydrates".


Underground Hydrogen and CO2 Storage in Depleted Oil and Gas Reservoirs and Aquifers (NZTC funded project)

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Hydrogen spreading in a deep North Sea Aquifer (adapted from Jadhawar and Saeed, 2023; https://doi.org/10.1016/j.est.2023.108832)


Hydrogen, methane and their blends', and carbon dioxide (CO2) Transportation in pipelines (including repurposing options); digital twin development (NZTC funded project)

CO2 Sequestration and Storage: Oceanic and permafrost gas hydrates

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Visual 2D micromodel section depicting the released methane bubble transport during the liquid CO2 injection (A) subsequent CO2 hydrate formation (hence CO2 storage) or mixed CO2-CH4 hydrate formation (figures B-F) (B) stabilized larger methane bubbles after 90 minutes (Figure H) (Jadhawar et al., 2021; https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.energyfuels.0c02839)




Graduated students:

  1. Saeed, Motaz. 2022. PhD Petroleum Engineering. Dissertation, "Geochemical and surface complexation modelling of low salinity water - chemical flooding in sandstone reservoirs".
  2. Adeyemi, Bamikole. 2022. PhD Petroleum Engineering. Dissertation, "Smart water-CO2 Enhanced Oil Recovery from Sandstone Reservoirs
  3. Odunlami, Kazeem. 2023. MSc by Research, thesis titled, "Impact of grain roughness on liquid permeability in packed columns of glass spheres"
  4. Otumundia, Ephraim. 2023. PhD Petroleum Engineering. Dissertation, "Effect of Ultrasonic Waves on the Removal of Asphaltene Deposition and Emulsion Plugging in Oil Reservoirs"
  5. Dala, Joshua. 2023. PhD Petroleum Engineering. Dissertation, "Flow Performance and Production Analysis in Gas Condensate Wells"

PhD students: Lead Supervisor

  1. Adeyemi, Bamikole; Research Topic:"Smart water-CO2 Enhanced Oil Recovery from Sandstone Reservoirs", February 2018-February 2022, sponsored by Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF, Nigeria)
  2. Saeed, Motaz. 2022. Research "Geochemical and surface complexation modelling of low salinity water - chemical flooding in sandstone reservoirs", Novermber 2018 - November 2021, sponsored by Sudanese ministry
  3. Adamu, Adamu; Research Topic:Electromagnetic Enhanced Oil Recovery; Oct 2019-Oct2022, sponsored by PTDF
  4. Odunlami, Kazeem, Reseach Topic: Impact of grain rughness on three phase flow in water-wet Media: A Pore Scale Study using X-ray Micro-Computed Tomography", Oct 2019-Oct 2022, sponsored by PTDF
  5. Chinedu, Alamezie, start 11/2019, sponsored by NDDC

PhD students: Co-Superviser:

  1. Otumundia, Ephraim. Research Topic:  "Effect of high frequency waves on formation damage reduction", February 2018-June2021, Funding - TETFund
  2. Joshua Dala, Research Topic: "Flow Performance and Production Analyses in Gas Condensate Wells", June 2019-June2022, Funding - PTDF, Nigeria

External Examiner:

  • Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Chennai, India.
  • Heriot Watt University, UK.

Funding and Grants

  • Net Zero Technology Centre (NZTC) - Hydrogen Innovation Grants for technology development (ongoing), two projects: (i) Hydrogen, CO2 and blend's transportation in pipelines and  (ii) Underground Storage of Hydrogen and Carbon Dioxide in Depleted Oil and Gas Reservoirs and Aquifers. 
  • Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) Internal Pump Priming Fund IPPF, "Accelerating the energy/environment/water nexus in Malaysia by triggering hydrogen economies" (co-investigator: Geo-chemical and geomechanical effects of H2 and CO2 on rock integrity during its underground storage) - (£20,000) 2021.
  • Petroleum Technology Development Fund; £49,200.00 (2018-2021) - “Smart water-CO2 Enhanced Oil Recovery from Sandstone Reservoirs”.
  • Petroleum Technology Development Fund; £50,791 (2019-2022) -“CO2 EOR / sequestration".
  • Petroleum Technology Development Fund; £53425.00 (2019-2022) - “Electromagnetic EOR”


Teaching Responsibilities

EG504K/4L: Carbon Capture Utilization and Storage (CCUS); (MSc Energy Transition)
EG502A, EG551Q: Well Testing - Analysis and Design (MSc Petroleum Engineering)
EG50R2, EG503T: Well Plugging and Abandonment (MSc Decommissioning)
EP4018: Petroleum Production Engineering and Technoloy (BEng, level 4): Flow assurance (Hydrates, wax and asphaltene), Sand Production and control.
Supervision of MSc, MEng and BEng research projects
Previously taught
EG502F: Field Development and Petroleum Economics (MSc Petroleum Engineering); 2018-2021
EP4531: Field Development and Petroleum Economics (BEng/MEng Petroleum Eng, level 4); 2017-2021
Reservoir Engineeing/EOR
Reservoir fluid properties/characterization (PVT phase behaviour, EoS development)
Reservoir Simulation 

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