DR. SATISH K. KALRA is a petroleum engineer with over 25 years of management, operations, teaching, research, and consulting experience with national and private oil companies. As an Associate Professor of Petroleum Engineering, he taught graduate and undergraduate students at the University of Southwestern Louisiana, Lafayette. He also worked for the University of Texas at Austin. His career includes assignments with ONGC (National Oil Company of India), ARCO Offshore (now BP), BJ Services, Agio Oil and Gas, Schlumberger / Holditch, Miller and Lents and SKAL-TEX Corporation. He is widely published in technical literature and was the Chairman of the National SPE Committee on Monographs. His technical expertise includes the design and supervision of production and well completion operations, formation damage and sand control, reservoir management, technology transfer and contract negotiations. He actively participated in several technology transfer agreements with various Indian, Chinese, and Russian companies. He is fluent in English, Russian and several Indian languages. Recently he was nominated as a member of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences US Section. He received an M.S. and Ph.D. in petroleum engineering from the Gubkin Oil Institute, Moscow, Russia and a degree in law from Gujarat University, India.