Surinder Rai

Surinder Rai, CEng FIChemE FEI (Chief Technology Officer)

Surinder Rai has been engaged by Netoil Group since 2013. He holds a degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Bath, UK and Petroleum Engineering from Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK. He is a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of both the Institution of Chemical Engineers and the Energy Institute. Mr. Rai has over 21 years of international experience in the oil industry in a variety of global technical and executive management roles within major operating companies, including Chevron, ConocoPhillips, Hess and more recently Gulf Keystone Petroleum where he was the Head of the Projects, Engineering and Pipelines function in Kurdistan, Iraq. His overall industry experience covers North Sea Oil & Gas operations, UK refining and International Projects (East Irish Sea, West of Shetland, Gulf of Mexico, Algeria, Ghana, Iran, Kurdistan-Iraq, Iraq, Libya, Kazakhstan, & Russia), with a wide ranging experience base from negotiating major oil fields at Head of State and Oil Minister level (Iran, Iraq, Libya, Bolivia and Peru), to executive management C-level positions, fund raising, and major capital project execution and engineering.