Suri has 27 years of professional experience as a practicing engineer in upstream energy. The underlying theme of his professional career has been solving unique engineering problems and developing new technologies in the energy industry, with a focus on well engineering, tubular mechanics, thermal problems, multiphase flow modeling and probabilistic design (Quantitative Risk Analysis) techniques. His experience in design and engineering of complex wells and underbalanced drilling is well recognized in the industry. Lately, he has been very active in alternative energy engineering, thermal and geothermal well integrity, risk and reliability based design, and quantitative assessment of the impact of formation damage during conventional drilling. Suri is a member of ASME and SPE. He has authored or co-authored over 80 archival papers in the industry, and given numerous invited talks. Suri served as an SPE Distinguished Lecturer in 2006-07, and received the SPE Regional Drilling Engineering award for the Mid-continent region in 2013. Education credits include a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Rice University.
In 2000, Suri co-founded Blade Energy Partners and has been on its executive board ever since, with executive responsibility for engineering, R&D, training and software products. He served as President and CEO of Blade from 2014-2018, shepherding the company through a serious industry downturn. He currently serves as Chairman of the Executive Board of Blade. Suri co-developed several of Blade’s advanced training courses, including Thermal Well Design, Geothermal Well Design, and Advanced Casing and Tubing Design, and has trained over 2000 engineers worldwide through his teaching. Of all his achievements, he is proudest of this.