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Sandeep Dhawan

Principal Well Engineer WellPerform

Sandeep Dhawan, SPE, is a principal well engineer at WellPerform in Denmark. A drilling engineering specialist, he has led high-pressure/high-temperature (HP/HT), extended-reach drilling, and deepwater projects in geographical areas such as the UK, the Danish and Norwegian North Sea, the Middle East, Africa, and South Asia. Before joining WellPerform, Dhawan worked as principal drilling engineer and subject-matter expert in well design at Maersk in Copenhagen. He is a core group member of Shell E&P for the Drilling Engineering Manual (DEM1) standard and authored the first HP/HT casing design standard for Maersk in Denmark and Wintershall DEA in Germany. Dhawan has been an active member of SPE since 1990 and has written several SPE papers.

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