Senior Technical Advisor Data Science, Haliburton


11 years


Year School
Aug,2008-Dec,2009 ENSPM-IFP, Institut Français du Pétrole, France,
Masters in Reservoir, Geoscience and Engineering
July,2004-May,2008 IIT Kanpur, Indian Institute of Technology, India
Bachelor of Technology in Civil Engineering


Rahul Saraf is currently working as a Technical Advisor Data Science in Halliburton. He has a Masters in Reservoir, Geoscience and Engineering from IFP School and has been in oil and gas industry for last 10 years working in multiple countries (France, Norway, Oman) with various projects broadly encompassing Big Data and Data Analytics, Digital OilField Development, Reservoir Surveillance and Real Time Operations; Experimental designs, Advanced Reservoir Simulation and Assisted History matching. He has significant experience with novel technologies like Fiber Optics (DTS & DAS) and Edge Computing (Beam Pump Optimization and Real time POC). In addition to expertise in Core E& P domain, he has significant expertise in Lean Project Management, EBS, Predictive Analytics and Machine learning; and Software design and Implementation as applied to really big data (DAS) or high frequency real time data (edge computing). He was part of Z-Acoustic team (Ziebel) which won Norwegian Research Council grant for building next generation technology for analyzing and visualizing terabytes of Real time Distributed Acoustics Data and developing its applications in areas for real time monitoring, production optimization, well modelling and reservoir surveillance.

Career History

Year Company
2019 Senior Technical Advisor Data Science, Halliburton
2018-2019 Technical Advisor Data Science, Halliburton
2015–2018 Digital Oilfield Consultant, IPCOS
2015–2018 Business Analyst, Nibras RTO, PDO, Oman
2014–2015 Senior Reservoir Engineer, AGR, Stavanger
2013–2014 Senior Reservoir Engineer, ZIEBEL, Stavanger
2012–2013 Reservoir Engineer, ZIEBEL, Stavanger, Norway
2010–2012 Reservoir Engineer, MEPO-Reservoir Development Group and JIPs (Joint Industry Projects), SPTGROUP, Oslo Norway
2010 Reservoir Engineer, FOROIL, Paris, France
2009 Reservoir Engineer (Internship), Field Reserve Development, CSTJF, TOTAL, Pau, France
2007 Research Analyst (Internship), SUNY ESF, Environmental, Science and Forestry College, Syracuse, New York, USA