Dr. Ashok K. Singhal, an expert in EOR technologies and horizontal well applications, is a Principal Consultant with Premier Reservoir Engineering Services Ltd. He has more than 35 years of worldwide oil and gas experience in heavy oil and tar sand reservoir engineering, horizontal well technology, CO2 flooding, thermal EOR and waterflood projects. He has lectured on EOR, horizontal well applications and other topics around the world. Dr. Singhal is an engineering alumnus of Indian School of Mines and the University of Alberta, Edmonton. He earned his doctorate degree in Petroleum Engineering from the University of California and later taught chemical engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology and petroleum engineering at the University of Alberta.
Dr. Paul L. Bondor is an expert in secondary recovery, EOR technologies and the revitalization of mature oilfields. He has worked with Avasthi & Associates, Inc. in Houston as a Principal Engineering and EOR Advisor since 2006. Dr. Bondor has more than 42 years of worldwide oil and gas experience, including 35 years with the Royal Dutch/ Shell Group, where he served as Shell’s reservoir engineering instructor and the head of Royal Dutch/ Shell’s EOR research. Since his retirement from Shell in 2003, he has continued to consult on reservoir technologies and practices. Dr. Bondor holds a bachelor’s degree in Engineering Science, a master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and a doctorate in Engineering, all from Case Western Reserve University.
Dr. S. M. (Sam) Avasthi, P.E., is president of Avasthi & Associates, Inc., a worldwide petroleum consulting company headquartered in Houston, Texas. He has extensive experience in oil and gas reservoir engineering and simulation, the revitalization of mature fields, EOR project design, as well as reservoir asset optimization and training. Dr. Avasthi is an engineering alumnus of the Indian School of Mines, Imperial College of the University of London, and Texas A&M University. He earned his doctorate degree in Petroleum Engineering from Texas A&M University, and was a Research Fellow in Chemical Engineering at Rice University in Houston, Texas. Before founding his own company, Dr. Avasthi held senior-level petroleum engineering and consulting positions with a major oil and gas company and an international oil & gas consulting company. He is a registered professional engineer in Texas, a senior member of SPE, and a technical editor for the SPE Reservoir Evaluation & Engineering Journal.