Swagat Bam


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Swagat Bam is an Advisor at Observer Research Foundation. His research focuses on energy and resources management.

He has spent 35 years in petroleum exploration and production in India, US, China, and various countries in Southeast Asia and the Middle East.

Swagat’s broader interests include oceanography, origin of energy, minerals, tectonic evolution of the earth and its paleontological record, and extra-terrestrial geology.


  • Life Fellow, Geological Society of India
  • Member, American Association of Petroleum Geologists
  • Member, Society of Economic Paleontologists and Mineralogists, USA
  • Member, North American Micropaleontology Society
  • Member, India Energy Forum

Current Position(s)

  • Reliance Industries Ltd.
  • Schlumberger, Core Laboratories
  • Oiltools International


MSc (Research) Geological Sciences/Micropaleontology, Rutgers University