At Blade Energy Partners, we believe in recognizing and celebrating the extraordinary achievements of our team members.

Today, we are filled with immense pride and joy as we announce that our very own Gabrijel Grubac has been honored with the prestigious SPE Giovanni Paccaloni Young Professional Service Award for 2023 by the Society of Petroleum Engineers International (SPE).

This award is not just a testament to Gabrijel’s exceptional skills and dedication but also a reflection of his passion for the energy industry. 

Gabrijel’s association with Blade is not just professional; he is a cherished member of our family. His relentless pursuit of excellence, innovative thinking, and commitment to empowering knowledge sharing has inspired us all.

His recent achievement is a shining example of what passion and dedication can accomplish. We are thrilled to have Gabrijel as part of our team and look forward to witnessing many more of his achievements in the future.

Congratulations, Gabrijel! Keep up the remarkable work!

The 2023 SPE International Award Recipients Announcement comes soon after the announcement of Oscar Gabaldon as the SPE Dallas Section 2023 Engineer of the Year

portrait photo of Gabrijel Grubac in business casual wear

With international experience that spans both technical and business realms, including offshore and onshore assets in conventional and unconventional resources, Gabrijel has been an inspiration since joining Blade just under a year ago. His skills in Engineering, Project Management, Business Development, and technical proficiency in tools like GOHFER, FracPro, StimPro, Wellcat, and IFS have been instrumental in driving success.

His career highlights include leading completion teams as the Global Completion Lead at Seismos, Austin, managing offshore and onshore stimulation projects as a Senior Stimulation Engineer at OMV Petrom, Bucharest, Romania, and real-time supervision and troubleshooting of stimulation jobs as a Senior Engineer at Halliburton, North Dakota, USA. Gabrijel’s on-field project management and his roles at Halliburton in Saudi Arabia and Wyoming, USA, have contributed to his reputation as a dynamic and versatile professional.

Educated with an M.Sc. in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Belgrade and a B.Sc. in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Wyoming, Gabrijel’s commitment extends beyond his professional life. He has been actively involved in extra-curricular activities, such as serving as the Technical Program Chairperson at SPE, Romania, being part of the project team at SPE Europe EnergyGeo Hackathon, Europe, and speaking at TEDx Zemun, Serbia. His linguistic prowess in Serbian, English, Italian, Arabic, Spanish, French, and Romanian further adds to his impressive profile.