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Oklahoma State University

Prem Bikkina

Assistant Professor

prem.bikkina@okstate.edu

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ACADEMIC BACKGROUND
Postdoctorate, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 2013-2014
Ph.D., Petroleum Engineering, University of Tulsa, 2013

M.Tech., Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati, 2006

B.Tech., Chemical Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Warangal, 2003

 

MAJOR AREAS OF RESEARCH
Interfacial phenomena relevant to geological sequestration and enhanced oil recovery (EOR)
Macro and microfluidics based EOR using ASP, WAG, CO2, and CO2 foams
Multi-phase emulsion characterization

RECENT RESEARCH ACTIVITIES
Miscible CO2 EOR studies
Microfluidic studies related to CO2 sequestration, emulsion characterization, and heterogeneous bubble nucleation
 

PUBLICATIONS AND PATENTS
Preeti Joshi, Prem K. Bikkina, Qingsheng Wang (2016), Consequence analysis of accidental release of supercritical carbon dioxide from high pressure pipelines, International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control.

Prem K. Bikkina, Ram S. Mohan, Ovadia Shoham, Luis Gomez, Hariprasad J. Subramani, and Gene Kouba (2016), Design and Experimental Procedure of Solid Particle Surface Energy Measurement, US9417175 B2, Date of Publication of Granted Patent: Aug 16, 2016.

Prem K. Bikkina (2016), Urination Assistance Device, Invention Disclosure, Intellectual Property Committee, Oklahoma State University, 01/04/2016.

Prem Bikkina, Jiamin Wan, Yongman Kim, Timothy J Kneafsey, Tetsu K Tokunaga (2016), Influence of Wettability and Permeability Heterogeneity on Miscible CO2 Flooding Efficiency, Fuel, 166: 219-226.

Prem K. Bikkina (2015), A Design and Method to Demonstrate and Measure Wettability, Surface Tension and Capillary Pressure, Invention Disclosure, Intellectual Property Committee, Oklahoma State University, 09/18/2015.

Prem K. Bikkina, L. Gomez, R. Mohan, O. Shoham, C. Avila, and G. Kouba, Emulsion Stability Analysis through Droplet-Interface Coalescence Time Measurement, 2013 Early Career Technical Conference (ECTC), ASME Southwest and Rocky Mountain District E, Oral Roberts University, Tulsa, OK (peer reviewed conference paper).

Prem K. Bikkina, L. Gomez, R. Mohan, O. Shoham, H. Subramani, and G. Kouba, Effect of Solid Particle Size and Wettability on the Stability of Oil-Water-Solid Particles Emulsions, 2013 Early Career Technical Conference (ECTC), ASME Southwest and Rocky Mountain District E, Oral Roberts University, Tulsa, OK (peer reviewed conference paper).

Bikkina, P. K., Uppaluri, R., Purkait, M. K. (2013). Evaluation of Surfactants for the Cost Effective Enhanced Oil Recovery of Assam Crude Oil Fields, Petroleum Science and Technology31(7), 755-762.

Prem K. Bikkina (2012), Reply to the comments on “Contact angle measurements of CO2–water–quartz/calcite systems in the perspective of carbon sequestration”, International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, Volume 7, 263-264.

Prem K. Bikkina, R. Uppaluri, D. S. De, M. K. Purkait (2011), Surfactant Composition and Method for Enhanced Oil Recovery Utilizing Above Aqueous Surfactant Composition, Indian Patent 245703, Date of Publication of Granted Patent: Feb 4, 2011.

Prem K. Bikkina (2011), Contact angle measurements of CO2–water–quartz/calcite systems in the perspective of carbon sequestration, International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, 5(5), 1259-1271.

Prem K. Bikkina, R. Uppaluri, O. Shoham (2011), Equilibrated Interfacial Tension Data of CO2-Water System at High Pressures and Moderate Temperatures, Journal of Chemical & Engineering Data, 56 (10), 3725-3733.