The Institute’s ongoing projects are classified as follows.


Title: Mineralogical and geochemical characterization of Indian glauconites for alternative potassium fertilizers
Objective: * Mineralogical and geochemical characterization of glauconite
* Sedimentalogical and stratigraphical influence
* Glauconites for use in fertilizer industry
Sponsor: Ministry of Mines
Duration: 03/2016 - 02/2019
Participants: Dr. P .V. Sunder Raju, Mr. Md. Arif
Title: Detailed Paleo environmental Modeling Study over Krishna- Godavari offshore Basin, Bay of Bengal using Well Log and Seismic Data
Objective: * To construct fine scale lithological distribution from well log and seismic data using Bayesian neural networks and wavelet analysis.
* To determine and characterise petro-physical parameters for better understanding the depositional environment and formation of gas hydrate in KG basin.
* To find out the probable relation between the litho-stratigraphy and magneto-stratigraphy over Krishna-Godavari basin
Sponsor: SERB-NPDF
Duration: 02.08.2017 - 01.08.2019
Participants: Dr. Amrita Singh.
Title: Heliborne Geophysical surveys over parts of Singhbhum shear zone, parts of Chattisgarh, Kaladgi & Bhima basins
Objective: To identify the favorable zones for Uranium Exploration
Sponsor: AMD
Duration: 01/2014 - 12/2016 Ext. 10/2018
Participants: Dr. Ajay Manglik, Dr R K Tiwari, Dr Y J Bhaskar Rao, Dr. M K Sen, Dr B Vijaya Gopal, R Raj Kumar, Dr M Prasanti Lakshmi, Dr G K Nayak, K Satish Kumar, R K Kishore, Srikanth, G D P S Sinha, D Praveen, Parveen Begum, V Pradeep Kumar, D Seshu, G Ramchandra Rao, S Srinivasa Rao
Title: Understanding the heterogeneity of gas hydrate resource distribution for reducing possible management risk using conventional and non-conventional tools for KG basin, India
Objective: * Gas hydrate zone detection and its saturation estimation.
* Fractal study will be carried out for fracture and lithological correlation as well as gas hydrate zone characterization.
* Bed boundary detection using Mathematical transforms and inversion methods.
* ANN and radial basis function (RBF) interpolation methods will be apply for obtaining the porosity, permeability and gas hydrate saturation estimation.
* Modified Archie's law will be proposed for the study area.
Sponsor: SERB-NPDF
Duration: 14.08.2017 - 13.08.2019
Participants: Dr. Bappa Mukherjee