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Over 65 Years of CO₂ flood Development and Facilities Design Experience

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Anil Kumar PhD
Sr. Geoscience Advisor

Ph.D. Petrol Eng- Stanford Univ
MS  Petrol Eng- LSU

Anil Kumar, PhD is a Senior Geoscience Advisor with over 40 years of diversified domestic and international experience. Prior to joining IEP, Anil led a consulting company called OMAK Technologies LLC working with a multi-disciplinary staff consisting of geologists, geophysicists, petrophysicists, engineers, and computer specialists with extensive worldwide experience. In 2011, Anil built a 16-person multi-disciplinary team to execute an integrated study and development program in a 5-billion barrel field with 3000 wells for Pemex.  


Anil Kumar served as a Senior Vice President at Reliance Industries Ltd., in Mumbai, India where he built from scratch a highly multi-disciplinary subsurface technology and a business team of 60 professionals consisting of development geologists, geophysicists, petrophysicists, reservoir engineers, production planning engineers, and asset managers.  Anil headed the reserves assessment and product development where he was responsible for the development of a very large deep-water gas field in the Bay of Bengal on the east coast of India. This was an eight-billion-dollar project.


Prior to joining Reliance Industries, Anil had a long career with ExxonMobil. Between 1985 thru 2000 he spent considerable time as Senior Reservoir Engineering Advisor in Midland, Texas. Anil worked extensively by planning and implementing several large CO₂ and waterfloods that were in the initial stages of development.  He instituted practices in production technology such as pump-off control to efficiently produce wells in the initial stages while in a low-cost environment.  


Prior to Mobil Anil was employed at Gulf where he served as Chief EOR Engineer. Anil implemented the world’s largest CO₂ flood at SACROC and the first offshore CO₂ injection project in Quarantine Bay, Louisiana. Anil developed the pressure derivative equation used in well tests analysis while at Stanford. He is a recognized industry expert in several areas of petroleum engineering and has taught many engineering courses and published many papers. He has also co-authored two books. Anil’s areas of expertise include waterflooding, CO₂ flooding, and well-test analysis. He was a distinguished lecturer for the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) and was the founder of the New Mexico Petroleum Recovery Research Center.  Anil currently serves on the Texas Energy Council where he helps meet the demand for  electric  power in the metro areas of Texas. He is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) and recipient of the SPE Lifetime Achievement Award.

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