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Dr. Robello Samuel

Dr. Robello Samuel

Chief Technical Advisor and Halliburton Fellow Halliburton


Dr. Robello Samuel is a Chief Technical Advisor and Halliburton Technology Fellow working with Halliburton since 1998. He has more than 31 years of multi-disciplinary experience in domestic and international oil and gas drilling operations, as well as significant expertise in consulting and teaching. He started his career working on rigs as a field drilling engineer.

His skills include a 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. An acknowledged expert and lecturer in drilling engineering worldwide, he has for the past 13 years concurrently served as an adjunct professor at the University of Houston in Houston.

He has published more than 160 technical papers, reports. He has been a much sought after speaker in many national & international forums in addition to being the guest lecturer in leading Schools.

Among his recent honors, Robello has been named SPE Distinguished Lecturer, SPE Regional Drilling Engineering Award, SPE International Drilling Engineering Award, R&D Employee of the Year and Halliburton CEO For A Day. His unique blend of skills as a field engineer, researcher, and professor helped him to author 12 drilling books.

Robello earned a Ph.D. and MS in petroleum engineering from the University of Tulsa. He also holds an MS in mechanical engineering from the College of Engineering, Guindy, and has a BS in mechanical engineering from Madurai.

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