Dr Prashant Jadhawar

Dr Prashant Jadhawar
PhD, MPhil, MEng & BEng in Petroleum Engineering, Fellow of Higher Education academy (HEA), Fellow Member of Energy Institute (FMEI)


Dr Prashant Jadhawar
Dr Prashant Jadhawar

Contact Details

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The University of Aberdeen Lecturer in Petroleum Engineering
Deputy Programme Coordinator - MSc Decommissioning
Fraser Noble Buliding (Office 350)
School of Engineering
University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen AB23 3UE.


Dr Prashant Jadhawar has more than 15 years’ experience of teaching in academia and working in the oil and gas industry in UK, Germany, Australia and India. His expertise areas are: Enhanced Oil and Gas Recovery, CO2 sequestration combined with EOR/EGR, Reservoir Modelling and Simulation, Reservoir fluid characterization/PVT phase behaviour (including CO2-Oil interactions) and flow assurance (hydrate, wax and asphaltenes). He has published around 18 technical papers and written several technical reports. Over the years, he taught numerous courses including Reservoir Engineering, Reservoir Simulation, PE Reservoir fluid properties/ thermodynamics, Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR), Surface Production Systems, Drilling Engineering and Petroleum Refinery Operations. Prior to the University of Aberdeen, Prashant had been a Senior reservoir Engineer EOR (R&D) at Wintershall Holding GmBH, Germany (Feb 1, 2014 to June 30, 2017).    

Prashant holds a PhD in Petroleum Engineering (2010; Dissertation “CO2-Assisted Gravity Drainage EOR Process: Reservoir Simulation & Scaled Model studies”, University of Adelaide, Australia); Bachelor of Engineering (BEng) & Master of Engineering (MEng) in Petroleum Engineering (University of Pune, India); a Master of Philosophy degree in Petroleum Engineering ("CO2 sequestration and storage in gas hydrate reservoirs for methane recovery", Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK). He is also a fellow of Higher Education Academy (HEA), UK since 2012.

Dr Prashant Jadhawar has about 10 years' programme leadership experience in the UK and in India. He designed and developed/established a petroleum engineering programme during his tenure at the University of Portsmouth, UK (Programme Leadership: January 2011 to January 2014) while liaising with the Society of Petroleum Engineers (as a SPE faculty advisor), and oil and gas industries in the UK (through in-house SPE industry-guest lecture series, field visits, industry software/laboratory equipment resource etc.). Prashant had also been a Lecturer in Petroleum Engineering and a Programme Leader for the post-graduate diploma in Piping Design and Engineering for 6.5 years (1997-2003) at the Maharashtra Institute of Technology (MIT), Pune, India.


Research Interests

Research Expertise
  • Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR)
  • Flow Assurance: wax, hydrates, asphaltene and scale inhibition (subsurface and facilities)
  • Methane production from natural gas hydrates in porous media: laboratory and numerical simulation investigation, CO2 sequestration through clathrate hydrates
  • Reservoir Modelling and Simulation
  • Reservoir Fluid Characterization/PVT phase behavior and modelling
Open to expression of interests for collaborative research from the industry & academics) and PhD studentships (Self-funded at the moment) in the following areas:
Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR): Sandstone and Carbonate reservoirs
- Gasflooding (CO2, Hydrocarbon gas, N2)
- Low salinity / Smart waterflood, Carbonated waterflood
- Steamflooding EOR (North Sea application)
- Chemical flooding (Surfactant/ionic solvents/Polymer)
- Hybrid EOR processes

EOR in fractured carbonates and North Sea chalk reservoirs: including microbial application

CO2 sequestration & Storage coupled with Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) & Enhanced Gas Recovery (EGR) (i) Natural Gas (Methane)-Hydrate reservoirs (ii) coal bed methane (CBM) reservoirs

Laboratory experimental investigation; Reservoir Modelling & Simulation: EOR/EGR
Application of novel techniques:
- Ionic solvents/nanofluids in EOR/CO2 sequestration/gas hydrates in porous media, flow assurance 
- hydrogen storage as hydrates etc.

Current Research

Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) from depleted Sandstone and Carbonate/chalk reservoirs

Exploitation and production from Methane Hydrate reservoirs (Arctic and Subsea porous media)



Teaching Responsibilities

EG551Q: Well Testing - Analysis and Design (MSc); 
EG502F: Field Development and Petroleum Economics (MSc) 
EP4531: Field Development and Petroleum Economics (BEng, level 4)
EP4018: Petroleum Production Engineering and Technoloy (BEng, level 4): Flow assurance (Hydrates, wax and asphaltene), Sand Production and control
EG203T: Well Plugging and Abandonment (MSc Decommissioning)
Supervision of PhD, MSc, MEng and BEng research projects
Previously taught
Reservoir Engineeing
Reservoir fluid properties/characterization (PVT phase behaviour, EoS development)
Reservoir Simulation 
Further Info

External Responsibilities

Prashant served as an academic programme reviewer of the undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Petroleum Engineering at Heriot-Watt University (2012) and London South Bank University (2012). He is a member of the academic advisor committee in petroleum engineering at the Commonwealth commission, UK. He is expert reviewer/referee of the international scientific journals including Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, American Chemical Society (ACS) journals. Prashant has also served at the various conference/workshop committees (SPE, Praxis global etc.), national and international seminars. He delivered number of invited talks at workshops, received SPE recognition award while serving as a SPE faculty advisor, fellowships/scholarships (UG/MPhil/PhD studies: India, UK and Australia).

PhD External Examiner: Examined PhD disserations in UK and India


Society of Petroleum Engineers
Institution of Engineering and Technology, UK
Fellow of The Higher Education Academy, UK

Admin Responsibilities

Deputy Programme Coordinator - MSc programme in "Decommissioning"

Individual Project Coordinator - MSc programme in "Decommissioning"