Riteja Dutta


Executive Board


Riteja Dutta is the Segment Leader for Enverus’ E&P clients, where she ensures that Enverus’
industry strategy and product portfolio solve clients’ most difficult and valuable problems. She
began her career as a reservoir engineer at Gaffney, Cline & Associates and continued as a
reservoir modeling and simulation engineer with the global consulting group in Baker Hughes.
She has consulted on asset evaluations and field development planning for conventional and
unconventional oilfield assets across North America, Latin America, and Australia.

Dutta graduated with a master’s in petroleum engineering from the Pennsylvania State
University. Her experimental and modeling research focused on understanding impact of fluid
migration in unconventional reservoirs, and was recognized by SPE for the Best Student Paper in
2012. Her published research spans various technical topics and is widely cited, including use of
analytics in unconventional reservoirs, improved production forecasting techniques, and
modeling rejuvenation technologies by coupling geomechanics and reservoir dynamics.
Dutta began her involvement in SPE as part of her university student chapter. She then served as
a leader on the Young Professionals Committee for SPE Gulf Coast Section (GCS). Between
2014 and 2016, she cochaired and moderated the PetroBowl Championships and was
instrumental in taking the competition global.

Dutta appreciates the importance of having strong mentors and helps provide guidance to early-
career professionals. In 2019, she chaired and inspired the vision for the first-ever SPE GCS
Women in Energy Congress held in Houston. The one-day event attracted attendees from around
the world to help change the gender paradigm in the industry, focus on building leadership skills,
and help students and young professionals navigate their careers. For her contributions to SPE,
Dutta received the SPE GCS Regional Service Award in 2019.