IIT-Kharagpur partners HCLTech for collaboration in petroleum engineering

IIT-Kharagpur has signed an agreement with HCLTech for cooperation in the field of petroleum engineering and geosciences.

Thursday’s statement said HCLTech and IIT-Kharagpur will jointly develop innovative and sustainable solutions to address critical challenges of the petroleum industry, including reducing carbon emissions, and delivering significant sustainable solutions towards net zero.

“We are delighted to work with HCLTech on this pioneering initiative. Academia and industry need to forge such symbiotic partnerships that will be instrumental in advancing research and innovation in technology, along with creating a skilled workforce,” said Chandan Chakraborty.

He added, “Joint activities in the field of research and knowledge development have enormous potential to create an economic and social impact on society.”

Under the agreement, HCLTech will provide opportunities for students and research scholars from IIT-Kharagpur to do projects and internships at the company, and use the latest technologies to develop digital solutions in exploration, drilling and production of hydrocarbons, the statement said.

IIT-Kharagpur and HCLTech will start collaborating on sustainability programs that include discussions, podcasts and joint presentations in international forums on transformative initiatives in the oil and gas sector.

“We are pleased to announce our partnership with IIT-Kharagpur, which is focused on developing advanced solutions for the oil and gas industry using cutting-edge technologies such as AI/ML, IoT, Industry 4.0, digital engineering, and cloud computing,” said Ajay Bahl, Chief Growth Officer at HCLTech. Americas – Mega Industries.

He added, “We aim to provide environmentally friendly solutions that enhance innovation, enhance value, and prioritize low-carbon sustainability in the industry.”

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