Narayan Nair

Vice President of Engineering

narayan nair

Narayan has 10+ years of experience in unconventional, tight-rock plays with a focus on improving return on capital deployed in assets and evaluation of prospects, using technical reservoir engineering.

Linn Operating Inc., OKC, OK
Engineering Team Lead and Sr. Staff Reservoir Engineer

  • Lead reservoir engineering responsibilities of the TexLa asset team for Linn Energy
  • Led exploration and development teams through the Bossier sands in the Ruston and Calhoun areas
  • Technical advisor for Linn’s Merge (SCOOP/STACK) asset and engineering team supervisor for the recompletion program in Texas
  • Project manager and reservoir engineer for Linn’s Mayfield area in western Oklahoma, Beckham and Roger Mills counties
  • Introduced new method of mapping well productivity index, performed several ad hoc well spacing and fracture spacing optimization exercises and mentored/trained engineering staff
  • Lead reservoir engineer set to improved capital efficiency in Linn’s Granite Wash asset – Succeeded in increasing return-on-investment of an intensive 9-rig, 600 million dollars per year capital program

Object Reservoir, Houston, TX
Sr. Reservoir Engineer

  • Led research and development teams creating a commercial software, Limits, adopted by Chesapeake Energy, British Petroleum and Royal Dutch Shell
  • Technical lead of the Haynesville Shale joint-industry consortium
  • Developed parameter correlation framework on well performance in the Marcellus Shale
  • Performed well performance analysis on hundreds of wells in the Woodford, Horn River, Montney and Marcellus Shale plays


  • Narayan Nair and Jerome Truax, Comparing and Estimating Initial Production of Fractured Wells Using Vertical Well Logs, presented at the SPWLA 58th Annual Logging Symposium. Society of Petrophysicists and Well-Log Analysts in Oklahoma, 2017.
  • Narayan Nair and Mark Miller (2013), Cross-Play Shale Gas Well Performance Analysis, SPE 166468, presented at the SPE Annual Technical Conference in New Orleans, 2013.