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Kris M. Bansal

Kris M. Bansal, PhD, SPE, has expertise in developing optimum engineering solutions requiring system integration and interface with multiple disciplines from reservoir to the topsides in upstream oil and gas operations. He recently retired as an Engineering Fellow from ConocoPhillips after 30 years of service, where he was a global subject matter expert in upstream water management. He taught waterflood school and presented problem-solving seminars for technology transfer to operations and engineering. Before joining ConocoPhillips, Bansal spent 6 years at Saudi Aramco in operations engineering, 3 years in activated-carbon research at Calgon, and 8 years in academic research. He has taught SPE courses on water management in shale operations. He holds an MS and PhD in physical chemistry and an MS in chemical engineering. He can be reached at