Dr. Prabodh Pathak is an Engineering Advisor with ExxonMobil Production Company. He has more than 37 years experience in the all aspects of the petroleum industry. After graduating from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, he attended the prestigious University of Minnesota to obtain his Ph. D. in Chemical Engineering. He has worked in all aspects of the petroleum business – operations, engineering, facilities, reservoir and deepwater developments. He has extensive experience in unconventional resource development including shale oil and gas plays, horizontal drilling and fracturing, Enhanced Oil Recovery, and LNG field development and operations. His overseas assignments have included operations in Indonesia, Iraq, Africa, and Latin America. He has worked with petroleum engineering software including products from IHS Markit, Petroleum Experts, Wood Mackenzie, Schlumberger reservoir software, and ExxonMobil EMpower simulation software. He has presented and published more than
18 technical papers and has received 2 U. S. Patents. He has also served on numerous panels and committees with the Society of Petroleum Engineers, and was a technical editor for the SPE.