Mentors Team

Akshay Nair
Petroleum Formation Evaluation - Mentor
Akshay Nair spearheads all operations at Nair Innovations, Inc. as the President & COO. Akshay started his professional career in 2003 after receiving an Engineering degree from The Ohio State University and has been engaged in upstream Oil/Gas & Retail Industry. Akshay worked for the largest oilfield service company, Schlumberger; firstly as an engineer working in the oilfields followed by promotions into management, business development & personnel. Akshay has coached, mentored & formally presented at various prestigious universities in US such as MIT, Cornell, Georgia Tech, Duke, UT-Austin, Ohio State etc. in regards to the oil & gas industry.
Sleeja Misra
Cementing Engineer - Mentor
Sakuntala Misra is currently working with Baker Hughes. She completed her bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Heritage Institute of Technology in 2009. She started her professional career with Halliburton. She is well experienced in cement design for high temperature and high pressure well conditions. She is an effective communicator with excellent customer orientation and presentation skills.
Shubham Gupta
Reservoir Engineer - Mentor
Shubham Gupta currently working at corporate office of Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited, Delhi. Shubham started his professional career with ONGC. He completed his bachelor’s degree in Petroleum Engineering from Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology. He is specialist in Eclipse, Petrel and OFM. He is involved with field development plan in ONGC. He has presented many papers on national level.
Pratik Kapadnis
Enhanced Oil Recovery - Mentor
Pratik Kapadnis currently working at Directorate General of Hydrocarbons (DGH), Noida, India. Pratik started his professional career with ONGC. He completed his bachelor’s degree in Petroleum Engineering from Maharashtra Institute of Petroleum, Pune. He is involved with Contract Management and Policy Planning for Petroleum Ministry of India. He has published several of International papers and few national papers.
Tony Xavier
Offshore & Marine Engineering - Mentor
Tony Xavier is currently working for offshore field development projects in UAE & Saudi Arabia for Mermaid Subsea Services. He completed his bachelor’s in Petroleum Engineering from Maharashtra Institute of Technology, Pune. He has experience of working on Cable Laying Projects in several countries. He is also member of Seaman’s association.
Mohit Paryani
Reservoir & Frac Engineering - Mentor
Mohit Paryani is currently working as Reservoir Engineer at FracGeo LLC, Houston, USA. He completed his Master’s Degree from University of Alaska Fairbanks. His primary responsibilities include integration of geomechanics with well stimulation and completion optimization. He has presented several papers internationally.
Abhay Mudgal
Sr. Completion Engineer-Mentor
Abhay Mudgal is currently working with Reliance Industries Limited, a leading Indian Deepwater operator, working on front-end offshore well engineering, design and operations for shallow water, deepwater and ultra-deepwater drilling and completions campaigns. He is a Well Completions Engineer with 7 years of work experience in completion engineering, planning and operations including lower and upper completion. He completed his bachelor’s in Petroleum Engineering from ISM, Dhanbad in 2011.


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