As a part of the orientation cum induction program in the School of Applied & Life Sciences (SALS), an educational visit was organized on 3 September 2022 by SALS, for the first semester students of B Sc (H) Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Biotechnology and Microbiology and M Sc students (PCM) to Subhir Raha Oil Museum, Tel Bhavan Complex, ONGC, Dehradun. A total of 92 students visited ONGC.
The students got exposure to various methods and scientific tools. The ground floor of the museum also consists of Foucault’s pendulum which is the theme exhibit of the museum and represents the dynamism of the earth. The students were familiarized with the concepts of crude oil, properties of the oil, formation of oil, tectonic plates, the strata, Digboi well, group gathering station and offshore supply vessel.
Moreover, the students collected valuable information about different aspects of ongoing processes such as oil extraction, refining, and transportation; oil prospecting, geological exploration, remote sensing, seismic exploration, data processing and interpretation, tools and tackles, jack-up RIG (Sagar Joyti), rotary drilling, Christmas Tree, sucker rod pump, transportation of crude, hazards in transportation, refinery products, fractional distillation, catalytic cracking, treating and blending of crude, safety and environment protection.
In various ways, it was a great exposure for both undergraduate (UG) and postgraduate (PG) students. The students benefited and became familiar with the extraction, refining, and transportation of oil and natural gas. They grasp the significance and the role of ONGC in the economic growth of India. The visit was organized under the guidance of Dr Ajay Singh (Dean, SALS) and it was coordinated by Dr V K Srivastav, Head, Mathematics. The faculty members Dr Reena Dhyani, Dr Indra Rautela, Dr Narottam Singh, Dr Sadhana Awasthi, Dr Shalu Chaudhary and Dr Sudhanshu Mishra accompanied the students.