Dr. Sadanand D. Joshi, President of JOSHI TECHNOLOGIES INTERNATIONAL, INC. (JTI) of Tulsa, Oklahoma, U.S.A. is well known around the world in the petroleum industry for his contributions in developing horizontal well technology to produce crude oil and natural gas. “Joshi Equation”, a formula developed by Dr. Joshi is effectively used throughout the world for prediction of production rates from horizontal wells. He has been a consultant to over 160 field projects on six continents for the application of horizontal wells to produce oil and gas. Dr. Joshi has over twenty years of experience in the petroleum industry.
His company also produces oil and gas in the U.S., Canada, Colombia, and India. In 1995, the Company signed one of the first oil production sharing contracts with the Government of India. For the 1995-96 season, Dr. Joshi served as a Distinguished Lecturer for the 45,000 member Society of Petroleum Engineers. Hart Publications has named Dr. Joshi “One of the 100 Most Influential People of the Petroleum Century.”
Dr. Joshi did his M.Tech. from Indian Institute of Technology Bombay in Mechanical Engineering in 1975 and completed his Ph.D. in the same discipline from Iowa State University, Ames. Earlier he obtained a B.Sc. Degree in Mechanical Engineering from W.C.E. College, Sangli in Maharashtra.
His major achievements include numerous technical papers published in several industry journals, his delivery of more than 200 lectures in 30 countries, and the development of software programs for the petroleum industry. He has authored a best-selling book, Horizontal Well Technology, which was published in 1991.
He is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, Canadian Institute of Mining, American Association of Petroleum Geologists, American Society of Mechanical Engineers and Tulsa Chamber of Commerce.