Robello Samuel, Ph.D., is a Halliburton Technology Fellow for Landmark in Houston. He is a research and engineering lead for well engineering applications and responsible for research and scientific activities for new technologies. Samuel also conceives and develops creative and innovative technology in drilling solutions.
Samuel has more than 30 years of multi-disciplinary experience in domestic and international oil and gas drilling and completion operations, management, consulting, software development and teaching. He has taught on the faculty of various universities and for the past 12 years has held concurrent adjunct professor appointments at the University of Houston and Texas Tech University.
Samuel has published more than 150 technical papers, reports, books, and is regarded as one of the world’s most influential contributors to advancement of research and practice in drilling engineering. Samuel’s unique blend of skills as an experienced hands-on drilling engineer, researcher and lecturer has helped him to author 10 drilling books and a forthcoming book “Drilling Engineering Optimization.” He is presently serving on several Editorial Review Committees.
Samuel, a SPE Distinguished Lecturer, has been featured at national conferences, and is frequently requested at university graduate seminars, conferences and guest lectures. Among his recent honors are: SPE Regional Drilling Engineering Award and Halliburton CEO for a Day. Samuel earned his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Madurai and his master’s degree in mechanical engineering from the College of Engineering, Guindy. He also earned his master’s degree and doctorate in petroleum engineering from the University of Tulsa.