Kumar Pugazhenthi


YP Chair
Board of Directors


Kumar Pugazhenthi is a Research Engineer at Shell. He primarily researches and creates prototypes of algorithms that help optimize real-time drilling in Shell assets around the world.

He graduated with a Master of Science in Petroleum Engineering from Missouri University of Science and Technology, a 2nd masters in Data Science and Analysis from Harrisburg University of Sci and Tech and a bachelors in Chemical Engineering.

He currently chairs the Young Professionals group of SPE-GCS, previously he held the chair roles for roughneck camp, and a lot of roles in committees  across the GCS body.