NESAC conducted a two weeks customised course for officials from ONGC, Jorhat during May 27th–June 08th, 2019 at newly constructed NESAC Outreach Facility. The main objective of course was to understand Remote Sensing technology and its applications for surface geomorphological study for oil exploration. The course was coordinated by Dr. Gopal Sharma, Scientist/Engineer-SC under the guidance of Shri PLN Raju, Director NESAC. A total of 10 participants consisting of two supremetending Geologists, four senior Geologists, two Geologist and two Geophysists attended the training at NESAC
The course consisted of basics of remote sensing followed by topic on image interpretation for geomorphological/geological/structural study with special emphasis to oil exploration. The training started with basic lecture on Introduction and Physics of Remote Sensing followed by introduction to GIS, Spatial & Non-Spatial data Models in GIS, Geomorphic anomaly identifications and advance lectures on image interpretation. Each theory class was followed by practical session..The practical includes familiarization and hands on training with open & commercial softwares, geometric and radiometric corrections of images and image interpretation for geological applications such as lithology, geomorphology and structural analysis. The training course also included half day field trip to Barapani shear zone areas in Ribhoi District of Meghalaya to enable the particiapants to differentiate and identify signatures in the field vis- a-vis in the satellite images. The participants were also taken to different facilities of NESAC. Apart from lectures by NESAC Scientists, three invited talks were also arranged for the participants. Two of the invited lectures were delivered by Dr. D S Mitra, Former GGM (Geology), ONGC Dehradun on topics- 1. Remote sensing in Basin Analysis and 2. Remote sensing in Oil exploration. The third invited talk was delivered by Shri. Suresh Kannaujiya, Scientist IIRS-ISRO, Dehradun through Skype on topic GRACE data applications on Geosciences”.
The valedictory program of the course was held on 8th June 2019 at Conference Hall, NESAC Outreach Facility and was attended by Shri P L N Raju, Director NESAC, Dr. Firoze Dotiwala, Basin Manager, ONGC Jorhat and the scientists and staff of NESAC. The participants have given positive feedbacks and thanked NESAC for conducting the course. Dr. Firoze Dotiwala, Basin Manager, ONGC Jorhat congratulated participants for the successful completion of the training course. He has also requested NESAC to conduct more number of such courses to ONGC in future. The course ended with the certificate distributions by Director NESAC and formal vote of thanks by the course coordinator.