Contact Information

  • Kiran Nandlal
    (979) 393-1618
    (868) 267-9988


Over 7 years’ experience in Petroleum Engineering with a focus on Reservoir Engineering techniques. Past Geoscience experience allows for a more holistic view of any projects worked on.

Core competencies include:

1) Reservoir Simulation

2) Production Forecasting

3) Monte-Carlo Simulations 

4) Reserves Calculation

5) Prospect Generation and Assessment

6) Field Development Planning


Permanent Resident of the United States of America (No sponsorship required)






Researcher and Teaching Assistant August 2017 – August 2020
Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas
 Developed a new semi-analytical streamline simulator in Matlab for fast and accurate determination of drainage volumes in conventional reservoirs and around hydraulic fractures in unconventional reservoirs.
 Achieved modeling of natural fracture heterogeneity and the ability to capture its impact on well spacing considerations in unconventional reservoirs for optimizing economic profitability.
 Created an improved DCA forecasting tool to account for flow regime changes to generate more accurate production forecasts when accounting for well interference effects from parent/parent or parent/child wells.
 Successfully instructed undergrad and postgrad Reservoir Engineering courses including conducting laboratory experiments for over 100 students and lecturing on behalf of the Professors which resulted in a 98% pass rate for students.

Reservoir Engineer Jan 2013 – Jun 2017
Ministry of Energy, Port of Spain, Trinidad
 Performed probabilistic Monte Carlo appraisal of reserves used in the 2013 Trinidad Deepwater and Onshore bid rounds. This comprehensive technical work resulted in 11 bids for Onshore (all 3 blocks awarded) and 3 bids for Deepwater (2 blocks awarded).
 Applied reservoir engineering techniques such as Reservoir Simulation, Material Balance and Nodal Analysis to quality check infill drilling programs and production forecasts from International Oil Companies.
 Responsible for the analysis of Field Development Plans leading to the approval and production from the Iguana Field, the first new gas field in the Gulf of Paria, Trinidad in over 30 years.
 Forecasted onshore oil production from 10 fields using Decline Curve Analysis that resulted in the creation of a crucially needed production database for monthly updated onshore reserves analysis.
 Founding member of the first joint industry taskforce for implementation of CO2 EOR flood implementation (CERM) to improve oil production while reducing carbon emissions.

Petroleum Geoscientist Dec 2009 – Sept 2011
Ministry of Energy, Port of Spain, Trinidad
 Identified and mapped prospects in 10 Deepwater blocks for the 2010 bid round evaluation, the first Deepwater bid round in 6 years resulting in the first ever Deepwater discoveries in Trinidad by the BHP/BP consortium in 2019.
 Reported on exploration operations and production forecasts of all International Oil and Gas operators in Trinidad and Tobago through monthly stakeholder meetings.

Summer Intern (Exploration Division) Jul 2008 – Aug 2008
BP, Trinidad
 Integrated seismic and well data to map exploration prospects and the faulting regimes in the area of interest.
 Created a detailed 3D faulting model that resulted in discovery of a transpressional fault regime in a previously thought extensional setting leading to new prospect definitions. Novel work was then extended into my B.Sc. thesis that obtained First Class Honors.

Awards and Certifications

• National scholarship (First-Class honors) to pursue an MSc.
• Dean’s Honor Roll for First Class Honors
• Additional Scholarship in Sciences

• Member of Society of Petroleum Engineers
• Texas A&M SPE Student Mentor
• Associate Fellow of the Academy for Future Faculty


• Software proficiency: Aries, CMG, Eclipse, IHS Harmony, Kappa
Suite, Landmark, OFM, Petrel, PHDwin, Questor, Spotfire.
• Programming Languages: MATLAB, VBA, R
• Completion of Schlumberger Reservoir Engineering Modules I and II
• Completion of PetroSkills Surface Production and Facilities course
• Completion of Geological Society Trinidad and Tobago (GSTT) short
course on Geochemistry and Basin Modelling


Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas
August 2020
Ph.D. Petroleum Engineering (GPA: 3.81/4.00)

Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland
August 2012
M.Sc. Reservoir Evaluation and Management (GPA: 3.9/4.00)

University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago August 2009
B.Sc. Petroleum Geosciences; First Class Honors (GPA: 3.62/4.3)