The beginnings of the digital transformation effort of the oil and gas industry can be traced back at least a decade when many of the oil majors started their initial efforts on smart fields. Different oil majors had various names for this concept – Shell called it Smart Fields, Chevron…
Dr. Pallav Sarma is chief scientist of Tachyus responsible for developing the fundamental modeling and optimization technologies underlying the Tachyus platform. He is a world-renowned expert in reservoir management, with multiple patents and numerous papers on the subject.
Sarma has over 12 years of experience working for Chevron and Schlumberger. As a staff research scientist for Chevron, he was responsible for its key simulation and optimization technologies. He has received many awards including the Dantzig Dissertation Award from INFORMS and Chevron’s Excellence in Reservoir Management Award.
Sarma holds a Ph.D. in petroleum engineering and a Ph.D. minor in operations research from Stanford University.
Oil and gas operations are commonly found in remote locations far from company headquarters. Now, it's possible to monitor pump operations, collate and analyze seismic data, and track employees around the world from almost anywhere. Whether employees are in the office or in the field, the internet and related applications enable a greater multidirectional flow of information – and control – than ever before.