Robello Samuel, PhD

Dr. Robello Samuel has been a Chief Technical advisor and a senior Fellow, working with Halliburton since 1998. Dr. Samuel began his career working on rigs as a field and drilling engineer for nine years with the Oil and Natural Gas Corporation. Since then he has developed more than 34 years of experience in domestic and international oil/gas drilling operations. He is the recipient of several awards including the Gulf Coast SPE Drilling Engineering Award, SPE International Drilling Engineering Award, SPE Distinguished Membership Award and the Distinguished Lecturer award from the Society of Petroleum Engineers. Dr. Samuel has taught on the faculty of various universities and holds an adjunct professor appointment (concurrently) for the past 16 years, at the University of Houston and 4 years at the University of Southern California, LA. He has published more than 200 technical papers, holds 67 US patents, and 40 patent pending applications. Dr. Samuel serves regularly as a keynote speaker at major conferences and corporate forums and is regarded as one of the world’s most influential contributors to advancement of research and practice in drilling engineering. Dr. Samuel’s unique blend of skills with broad experience as a field engineer, thinker, thought leader, innovator, researcher, educator and educationist has given him the ability to author thirteen drilling books. He holds BS and MS degrees in Mechanical Engineering, as well as MS and PhD degrees in Petroleum Engineering. Dr. Samuel also received the SPE/AIME Honorary Membership award in 2021.

Dr. Samuel teaches the following courses: