Assistant Professor of Petroleum Engineering, Department of Physics & Engineering
California State University, Bakersfield, CA, USA
Dr. Dayanand Saini is currently an assistant professor of petroleum engineering at California State University, Bakersfield (CSUB), where, apart from teaching various core engineering and petroleum engineering electives and developing petroleum engineering program, he is leading a five year-long Notational Science Foundation (NSF) funded multimillion dollar research project for investigating the feasibility of using CO2 injection as drive mechanism to produce formation water for beneficial reuses. He also serves as faculty advisor for the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Student Chapter at the CSUB. Prior to joining CSUB, he worked as Research Manager-Reservoir Engineering at the Energy and Environmental Research Center (EERC) of the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND, where he managed compositional reservoir simulation, special core analysis (SCAL), and other reservoir engineering related activities for two multimillion dollars simultaneous CO2 enhanced oil recovery (EOR) and storage demonstration projects funded by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)-National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL). He also evaluated CO2 EOR potential for depleted oil fields as per client’s needs. He also worked as Reservoir Engineer with Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited, India, from 2001 to 2006. He has authored and co-authored several journal articles in the area of simultaneous CO2-EOR and geologic CO2 storage, CO2-oil miscibility, rock/fluids interactions, and dynamic reservoir simulation. He has assisted industry clients in making business decision of acquiring depleted oil fields. In Nov 2015, in recognition of significant research conducted in last five years, he was nominated for €200,000 ENI 2016 “Protection of the environment” Award by the ENI, an Italian multinational oil and gas company, headquartered in Rome, Italy.
Reservoir Engineering, Petroleum Engineering