Palash Panja

Post Doctoral Research Associate

Phone: (801) 585-9829
Fax: (801) 585-3540
Email: ppanja@egi.utah.edu

Production Engineer    Nov 2007 – July 2010
Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited, BPB Platform, Mumbai offshore, India

  • Managed multiple tasks in segments of engineering projects: prepared process flow diagrams, investigated problems
  • Handled 10 critical high-risk situations (hydrocarbon leakage, fire, high-speed wind, and cyclone): Safely shut down plant, evacuated the process plant, secured plant components
  • Evaluated individual well performance by periodic testing and recommended for optimum operations.

 

Process Engineer     July, 2004 – July, 2005
Haldia Petrochemicals Limited, Haldia, West Bengal, India

  • Recommended modification and insertion of instruments for safe and enhance performance.
  • Ensured uninterrupted availability of raw materials, utilities and services such as Naphtha, steam, air, service, and cooling water with dedicated
  • Ensured on-time preventive/scheduled/production maintenance

 

Process Engineer     June, 2003 – June, 2004
Ruchi Soya Industries Limited, Haldia, India

  • Started the proper workflows to update and maintain equipment and production database
  • Provided the necessary guidance, support and resources to field operators
  • Promoted a teamwork to improve performance and stability

Regional & Basin

  • Unconventional reservoir modeling
  • Liquids production and recovery from Shales , Direct experience with a variety of unconventional plays throughout the United States, including the Bakken, Barnett, Eagle Ford and Niobrara.

December, 2014 PhD. Chemical Engineering, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT

August, 2007, Masters of Science, Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, Mumbai, India

June, 2003, Bachelor of Science, Chemical Engineering, Haldia Institute of Technology, Haldia, WB, India
Language Skills

Language Skills

  • English
  • Bengali
  • Hindi

Outstanding reviewer – Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering, 2015

Recipient of ConocoPhillips Fellowship ( 2011-1014)

IIChE (Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers) NRC Award 3rd Best Paper in “Indian Chemical Engineer” 2009

Manas Pathak, Raul Velasco, Palash Panja, John McLennan, Milind Deo, 2017, Investigating proppant transport in hydraulic fractures using ‘lab-on-a-chip’ approach, SPE-184885-MS, accepted in Society of Petroleum Engineers Hydraulic Fracturing Technology Conference , 24- 26 January, The Woodland, Texas

Manas Pathak, Palash Panja, Raul Velasco, Milind Deo, 2017, Suppression in the Bubble Points of Oils in Shales: Combined Effect of Presence of Organic Matter and Confinement, SPE-185080-MS, accepted in Society of Petroleum Engineers Canadian Unconventional Resources Conference, 15 – 16 February, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Palash Panja, Tyler Conner and Milind Deo, 2016, Factors Controlling Production in Hydraulically Fractured Low Permeability Oil Reservoirs, International Journal of Oil, Gas and Coal technology, volume 13, Issue 1, pp 1-18

Palash Panja, and Milind Deo, 2016, Factors that Control Condensate Production from Shales: Surrogate Reservoir Models and Uncertainty Analysis, SPE Reservoir Evaluation & Engineering, 19(1), SPE-179720-PA

Palash Panja, and Milind Deo, 2016, Unusual Behavior of Produced Gas Oil Ratio in Low Permeability Fractured Reservoirs, Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, 144, 76-83

Raul Velasco, Palash Panja, and Milind Deo, Accurate Large-Scale Reservoir Simulation of Multi-Well,Multi-Stage Fractured Fields, submitted in SPE Reservoir Evaluation & Engineering

Richard Roehner, Palash Panja, and Milind Deo, 2016, Reducing Gas Flaring in Oil Production from Shales, Energy & Fuels, 30 (9), pp 7524–7531

Palash. Panja, Manas Pathak, Raul Velasco, Milind Deo, 2016, Least Square Support Vector Machine: An Emerging Tool for Data Analysis, Society of Petroleum Engineers Low Permeability Symposium, 5-6 May, Denver, Colorado

Raul Velasco, Palash. Panja, Milind Deo, 2016, New Production Performance and Prediction Tool for Unconventional Reservoirs, Society of Petroleum Engineers Unconventional Resources Technology Conference (URTeC), 1- 3 August, San Antonio, Texas

Manas Pathak, Palash. Panja, Hai Huang Milind Deo, 2016, Enhanced Recovery in Shales: Molecular Investigation of CO2 Energized Fluid for Re-Fracturing Shale Formations, Society of Petroleum Engineers  Unconventional Resources Technology Conference (URTeC), 1- 3 August, San Antonio, Texas

Palash Panja, 2015, Sustainability Considerations in Production of Fluids from Shales, poster presentation in American Institute of Chemical Engineers Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT, 8-13 November.

Manas Pathak, Milind Deo, Palash. Panja, Raymond Levey, 2015, The Effect of Kerogen-hydrocarbons Interaction on the PVT Properties in Liquid Rich Shale Plays, Society of Petroleum Engineers Unconventional Resource Conference, 20-22 October, Calgary, Canada

Palash Panja, and Milind Deo, Compositional Dependence of Liquids Producing Shales, under review in Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering

Manas Pathak, Palash. Panja, Raymond Levey, Milind Deo, Effect of the Presence of Organic Matter on Bubble Points of Oils in Shales, under review in AIChE Journal

Palash Panja, Tyler Conner and Milind Deo, “Grid Sensitivity Studies in Hydraulically Fractured Low Permeability Reservoirs”, Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, Vol 112, December 2013, pp 78-87.

Milind Deo and Palash Panja, “Considerations in Production of Liquids in Shales”, 2013 AIChE Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, 3-8 November 2013.

Palash Panja, “ Condensate From Shale”, AIChE 2012 Spring Meeting, Houston, Tx

Palash Panja, “Factors Affecting Production of Liquids from Shales”, poster presentation in Horizontal Well Completions in North American Shales, SPE Workshop,11-13 June 2013, CO

Mamata Mukhopadhyay and Palash Panja, “A novel process for extraction of natural sweetener from licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra) roots”, Separation and Purification Technology, Volume 63, Issue 3,  November 2008, Pages 539-545.

Mamata Mukhopadhyay and Palash Panja, “Recovery of phytochemicals from kokum (Garcinia indicachoisy) using pressurized hot water”, International Journal of Food Engineering: Volume 4, Issue 8, 2008,Article 13.

Mamata Mukhopadhyay and Palash Panja, “Pressurized Subcritical Hot Water: A Novel Extractant of Natural Products-A Review”, Indian Chemical Engineers Volume 51, Issue 4, 2010, pages 311-32.

Mamata Mukhopadhyay and Palash Panja, “A Novel Extraction Method for recovering Phytochemicals from Natural Materials” in the Proceedings of Chemcon2007, Kolkata, organized by IIChE, December 2007.