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  • Name :Prof. K. Satyanarayana Reddy
  • Designation : DIRECTOR
    Delta Studies Institute
    Department of Geology
  • Phone : (+91) 9440592615
  • Email : directordeltastudies@gmail.com

Deltas have been shaping the cultural and socio-economic aspects of mankind since human beings started attempting to control the land on which they live. Being the locales of 'constant battle' between fluvial and marine processes, deltas have become useful not only in providing highly fertile soil that promote agricultural activity, but also in many other aspects like fisheries, modification of land forms, marine transport etc. Additionally, intense hydrocarbon exploration activity in the last one hundred years has also brought out that 'paleodeltas' are potential locales for hydrocarbon accumulations. Thus understanding the complex geological processes involved in delta building / modification can unravel many mysteries of the mother earth's complexities and can eventually help the mankind in many ways. It is in this background that the Delta Studies Institute has been conceptualised by Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Ltd. (ONGC) and Oil Industry Development Board (OIDB). It is also envisaged that this Institute shall closely interact with the Industry for mutual benefit. Considering the pioneering research done in marine geology and its strategic location on the east coast in proximity to major delt as of Krishna and Godavari, Andhra University at Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh has been chosen as the most appropriate location for the Institut. The Institute was established in June 1997 in a sprawling flush green land of 8.78 acres offered by Andhra University. The Mission Delta Studies Institute shall become a renowned centre of excellence that can effectively provide adequate scientific and technical support for optimal and economic exploitation of vast and diverse natural resources of deltaic regions of our country without any adverse impact on socio-economic and natural environments.


Name of the Faculty


Dr. T. Karuna Karudu
Assistant Professor (c)

    Principles of Geology, Petroleum Geology including unconventional resources, Sedimentary Environments and Sedimentary Basins of India


Shri. G.S.Chari
DGM (Retd.), ONGC

    Drilling Technology and Well Site Operations


Shri. B.V. Rao
DGM (Retd.), ONGC

    Prognisticaton and Prospect Evaluation Well completion and development

Dr. G.N. Rao

    Management and Field Logistics in Hydrocarbon Exploration Development of Oil And Gas Fields

Dr. M.J. Ramakrishna
DGM (Retd.), ONGC

    Genetic Basin Modelling  Hydrocarbon Production


Dr. P. Hareram
DGM (Retd.), ONGC

    Reservoir Engineering and Management

Shri. B.A. Rao
DGM (Retd.), ONGC

    Well logging and formation Evaluation

Shri. R. Raja Babu
DGM (Retd.), ONGC

    Seismic Stratigraphy and Hydrocarbon Exploration

Shri. M.R.P. Rao
DGM (Retd.), ONGC

    Geophysical Exploration

  • Library with about 400 Books & Journals
  • Sedimentology Lab
  • Wet Lab
  • Microscope Lab
  • Computer Lab
  • Geochemical Lab
  • Remote Sensing Lab

  • Computer laboratory with 16 computers
  • ERDAS Imagine Remote Sensing Software
  • Research Zeiss-Petrological Microscope with T.V. facility
  • Leica Binocular Microscope
  • Particle Size Analyser
  • Revolutionary High Speed Centrifuge
  • UV-Visible Double Beam Spectrometer
  • Microprocessor Based Digital Flame Photometer
  • Microprocessor Based TDS Conductivity Meter.
  • Resistivity Meter
  • Magnetometer
  • Ultra Pure Water Purification System
  • Microwave Digester
  • TOC Analyser
  • ICP
  • DGPS

  • pH Meter
  • GPS
  • Sediment Samplers
  • Deep Freezer
  • Water Distillation Unit
  • Digital Nephelometer etc.
  • A0 Scanner
  • GPS
  • Digital Camera
  • Cloud and Pore Point Apparatus
  • Flash point Apparatus

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    Technical Assistance

    V. Hari Prasad

    Computer Operator

    Murali Sahu

    Cleark & Typist