Robert Barba has been involved with the integration of petrophysics with completion and production engineering to predict well performance since the mid-1980s. He served as an SPE Distinguished Lecturer on this (1995-96) and received the 2018 SPE Region Formation Evaluation award for the Permian Basin. His recent publications include SPE 174994, SPE 195962, and URTEC 2662. He has been involved with over 2000 organic shale well analyses to date in all major basins.
Robert currently teaches industry courses through Subsurface Consultants and Associates on open-hole log analysis, organic shale petrophysical evaluation, and organic shale refrac treatment optimization.