Swathika Jayakumar

Technical Manager Core Laboratories

Swathika Jayakumar, SPE, is a technical manager with Core Laboratories. In this role, she leads a team of scientists and software program managers for the research and development of oilfield diagnostics chemicals and associated software. With 12 years of experience in the oil and gas industry, Jayakumar has partnered with clients worldwide to enhance hydrocarbon extraction efficiency using tracer diagnostics. She serves as an Executive Board member for the SPE Gulf Coast Section and on the SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition Well Completions Committee. Jayakumar holds a master’s degree in petroleum engineering from Texas A&M University and is a candidate for an MBA degree at The University of Texas at Austin.

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