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Mr. Paul M. Barry MR. PAUL BARRY is a petroleum engineering consultant specializing in production technology and project evaluations. Mr. Barry has over 36 years of international upstream oil and gas production and reservoir engineering and management experience resident in South America, SE Asia, the Middle East, and the North Sea. He has been a PetroSkills instructor since 2002 and was recently based in Perth, Australia from 2007-2008; he previously was based in Dubai, UAE, from 2003-2006, developing PetroSkills regional business in both locations. Earlier industry experience was as field production engineer and field manager of an onshore oilfield re-development project for PDVSA and partners in Venezuela which required a combination of gas lift, submersible pump, and rod pump artificial lift technology, and fractured sand control well completions. Previous Indonesia experience was in the design and completion of dual string, multiple selective, underbalanced, TCP high pressure gas wells, and, exploration well testing and evaluation for Pertamina and Arco partners for Bontang LNG gas supply operations. As district reservoir engineer for Pertamina and Arco partners in Indonesia, Mr. Barry was responsible for the plan of development and reserves determination and certification for a 1.3 TCF offshore gas field. He has also worked as field engineer in Saudi Arabia, responsible for a 1.2 MMBWD reservoir pressure support injection well system, injection water quality, producing well gravel pack completions, corrosion control systems, and, as Mobil Oil facilities engineer in the Aramco Gas Projects department. He has represented company technical and commercial interests in both UK and Norwegian North Sea sector oil and gas producing fields. Mr. Barry has served as an officer in the Jakarta and Dubai SPE sections. He holds a BSCE from the University of Notre Dame and an MSCE from Marquette University, and is a registered Professional Engineer in Colorado, USA.

Mr. Manickavasakan Nadar MR. MANICKAVASAKAN (MANICKAM) S. NADAR is a consultant Principal Petroleum engineer with 27 years of experience in the upstream oil and gas industry and 6 years in petrochemical process operations. With a strong background in Production Technology, Well Operations, Well Completions & Workovers, Artificial Lift, Asset Modeling and Optimization, he has specialized in artificial lift technologies, well and system designs, analysis, trouble-shooting, reliability improvement and production enhancement. He has made significant contribution in the artificial lift selection, design, operation, surveillance and optimization of large volume gas lifted and ESP wells for many operators. Mr. Nadar has worked for major international operating companies and handled various responsibilities in production engineering operations and artificial lift systems, onshore and offshore. In the service sector, he has delivered many challenging well and network modeling and optimization projects that helped clients achieve substantial increase in production, operation efficiency and cost savings. Recently he has helped companies to implement real-time surveillance and optimization systems that allows operators use collaborative work environments for achieving their KPIs. A university topper and gold medalist, Mr. Nadar holds a BSc degree in Chemistry from Madurai University, India and a degree in Chemical Engineering from Institution of Engineers (India). With several SPE papers and text book publications to his credit, he has conducted many workshops, training seminars and short courses for SPE and other organizations.