Instructor's Summary

Mr. Konstantin Zorbalas

Mr. Konstantin Zorbalas, MSc, BSc, is a Senior Petroleum Engineer & Well Completions Specialist with over 25 years of offshore and onshore experience in the Oil & Gas, Refinery & Petrochemical industries. His wide expertise includes Workovers & Completions, Petroleum Risk & Decision Analysis, Acidizing Application in Sandstone & Carbonate, Well Testing Analysis, Stimulation Operations, Reserves Evaluation, Reservoir Fluid Properties, Reservoir Engineering & Simulation Studies, Reservoir Monitoring, Artificial Lift Design, Gas Operations, Workover/Remedial Operations & Heavy Oil Technology, Applied Water Technology, Oil & Gas Production, X-mas Tree & Wellhead Operations & Testing, Artificial Lift Systems (Gas Lift, ESP, and Rod Pumping), Well Cementing, Production Optimization, Well Completion Design, Sand Control, PLT Correlation, Slickline Operations, Acid Stimulation, Well testing, Production Logging, Project Evaluation & Economic Analysis. Further, he is actively involved in Project Management with special emphasis in production technology and field optimization, performing conceptual studies, economic analysis with risk assessment and field development planning. He is currently the Senior Petroleum Engineer & Consultant of National Oil Company wherein he is involved in the mega-mature fields in the Arabian Gulf, predominantly carbonate reservoirs; designing the acid stimulation treatments with post-drilling rigless operations; utilizing CT with tractors and DTS systems; and he is responsible for gas production and preparing for reservoir engineering and simulation studies, well testing activities, field and reservoir monitoring, production logging and optimization and well completion design.


During his career life, Mr. Zorbalas worked as a Senior Production Engineer, Well Completion Specialist, Production Manager, Project Manager, Technical Manager, Technical Supervisor & Contracts Manager, Production Engineer, Production Supervisor, Production Technologist, Technical Specialist, Business Development Analyst, Field Production Engineer and Field Engineer. He worked for many world-class oil/gas companies such as ZADCO, ADMA-OPCO, Oilfield International Ltd, Burlington Resources (later acquired by Conoco Phillips), MOBIL E&P, Saudi Aramco, Pluspetrol E&P SA, Wintershall, Taylor Energy, Schlumberger, Rowan Drilling and Yukos EP where he was in-charge of the design and technical analysis of a gas plant with capacity 1.8 billion m3/yr gas. His achievements include boosting oil production 17.2% per year since 1999 using ESP and Gas Lift systems.


Mr. Zorbalas has Master and Bachelor degrees in Petroleum Engineering from the Mississippi State University, USA. Further, he is an SPE Certified Petroleum Engineer, Certified Instructor/Trainer, a Certified Internal Verifier/Assessor/Trainer by the Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM), an active member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) and has numerous scientific and technical publications and delivered innumerable training courses, seminars and workshops worldwide.