He is presently serving on several Editorial Review Committees, notably: on the Board of Directors in Research Partnership to Secure Energy for America (RPSEA), Advisory committee member at Ocean Energy Safety Institute (OESI), committee member at Technology Collaboration Center of Houston (TCC), program Evaluator for Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc. (ABET) and a representative at Society of Petroleum Engineer’s Research and development advisory board.
Thinker, researcher, innovator, thought leader, author, educator, educationist. He is regarded as one of the world’s most influential contributors to advancement of research and practice in drilling engineering. Among his recent honors include:featured speaker at several conferences, SPE Distinguished Lecturer, and the recipient of SPE Regional Drilling Engineering Award, SPE international Drilling Engineering award and SPE Distinguished member.
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Dr. Robello Samuel is the Director and Halliburton Technology Fellow in the Drilling division of Halliburton, working with Halliburton since 1998. He is currently the research, engineering and innovation lead for well engineering applications, responsible for research and scientific activities for new drilling technologies. Dr. Samuel has more than 30 years of multi-disciplinary experience in domestic and international oil/gas drilling and completion operations, management, consulting, software development and teaching. His skills include practical and theoretical background in on-shore and off-shore well engineering, design, cost estimates, supervision of drilling and completion operations, personnel and technical review, project management, and creative establishment of project relationships through partnering and innovation. He is also responsible for analyzing offerings for key technologies or niche capabilities and developing synergistic, strategic relationships in the energy industry.
In 2013, Dr. Samuel received the Gulf Coast SPE Drilling Engineering Award, SPE International Drilling Engineering Award, SPE Distinguished member, and the Distinguished Lecturer award from the Society of Petroleum Engineers in 2014. He has taught on the faculty of various universities and has held an adjunct professor appointment (concurrently) for more than 12 years, at the University of Houston.
Dr. Samuel has published more than 160 technical papers, reports, books, holds 7 patents, and 75 patent pending applications. Dr. Samuel serves regularly as a keynote speaker at major conferences and corporate forums and is regarded as one of the world’s most influential contributors to advancement of research and practice in drilling engineering. He is presently serving in several Editorial Review Committees, the notable ones being: the Board of Director in Research Partnership to Secure Energy for America (RPSEA), Advisory committee member at Ocean Energy Safety Institute (OESI) and representative at Society of Petroleum Engineer’s Research and Development advisory board.
Dr. Samuel’s passion to pass on knowledge to the industry and his unique blend of skills as a field engineer, innovator, researcher, and educator has helped him author ten drilling engineering books. Dr. Samuel began his career working on rigs as a field drilling engineer for Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) from 1983 to 1992. He holds BS and MS degrees in mechanical engineering, as well as MS and PhD in petroleum engineering.