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Organizing Committee

OPTC 2021 Conference Chair

Kyle Richter 

Reservoir Engineer, Occidental Petroleum Corporation


OPTC 2021 Technical Program Chair

Phaneendra "Phani" Kondapi

Affiliate Faculty, Colorado School of Mines

Founder & CEO,

OPTC 2021 Technical Program Co-Chair

Ray (Zhenhua) Rui

Lead Research Scientist, Massachusetts Institute of Technology



OPTC 2021 Organizing Committee Members


Brian Webster                 Sr. Operations Readiness Engineer – Maintenance, Reliability, and Turnarounds (MRTA), Shell Global Solutions

Mahesha Udipi               Chief Consulting Engineer Pressure Control, Baker Hughes

Frank Adamek                President, Adamek Engineering & Technology Solutions LLC

Nathan Cheng                Sr. Commercial Proposals Manager, Baker Hughes

Carl Goudeau                 Quality Engineer, Patterson-UTI Energy

Saurabh Kajaria               Surface SME, Frac & Pressure Control, Vault Pressure Control

Pedram Fanailoo             Head of Department – Oil and Gas Services, DNV GL

Mamdouh Salama           Senior Engineering Fellow, Retired

Kali West                          Permian Project Delivery Engineer, Shell Exploration and Production Company

Drew Pomerantz              Energy Transition Technology Advisor, Schlumberger