Date: 27 September, 2018
The students of Petroleum engineering department along with three faculty members have visited NGRI- National Geophysical Research Institute on 26-9-2018. It is a constituent research laboratory of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), it was established in 1961 with a mission to carry out research in multidisciplinary areas of the highly complex structure and, processes of the Earth system and its extensively interlinked subsystems. The research activities of this institute will fall broadly under three themes they are; Geodynamics, Earthquakes and Natural Resources. The theme Natural Resources comprise of implementation of techniques to identify primary Geo-Resources. Which are the pillars of human civilization and fount of economic growth like groundwater, hydrocarbons as well as alternate energy sources and minerals. It is structured into seven major R&D groups and twenty one activities, which include expertise in the variety of Geophysical, Geochemical, Geological techniques such as Seismology, Magnetotellurics, GPS, Paleo-Seismology, Structural geology, Controlled Source Seismics, Gravity and Magnetics, Geochemistry, Geochronology, Paleomagnetism, Planetary geology, Geomagnetism, Airborne Geophysics, Shallow Subsurface Geophysics and Rock Mechanics, Hydrochemistry, Paleo-environmental studies and Modeling and simulation of Earth processes. The visit was mainly focused on Geophysical exploration methods carried in petroleum industry in onshore and offshore.