He is working for Halliburton in Norway and has worked in the same company for more than 30 years in the Upstream Oil and Gas Industry globally.
His professional qualification is B.E.(Hons) in Electrical and Electronics Engineering (BITS, Pilani) but over the span of his international oil field career, spanning several countries, have learnt bits and pieces from almost every other engineering discipline. His expertise remains in Wireline and Formation Evaluation domain and in my company, he has worked on Special Projects, Investigations, Technical Training, Workforce selection and development globally.
Recently due to the Covid crisis, there has been an accelerated focus on Remote Operations, and he has been developing hardware and processes for Implementation of the same at Norway offshore right from Monitoring, to Controlling, to Collaborating to Automating using the latest technologies.
He spent almost 2 years at UPES (as Industry Fellow) teaching a variety of Upstream courses related to Petroleum Engineering. He was also Faculty Advisor for UPES SPE SC from 2017 to 2018. He was also pursuing PhD at UPES but had to give it up in 2018 when his previous company called him back to help them with a Startup in Norway. During his time at UPES, he learnt about Academic processes, NBA, and PhD, but teaching the younger generation was most satisfying. Many of his past students at UPES are still in touch with him either directly thru Whatsapp or thru LinkedIn.