Aniket Kumar, SPE, was selected as the Young Engineer of the Year representing the SPE Gulf Coast Section by the Engineers Week Houston. Young professionals representing 15 technical societies were honored for this year’s award. Kumar works for Halliburton as a principal product engineer in the drilling and completions group based in Houston. He has more than 5 years of experience in drilling engineering analysis and hydraulic fracturing field operations. Kumar is the author of more than 20 papers and articles in various technical journals and conferences, and has 16 pending patent applications associated with advancing well designs and drilling operations. Before Halliburton, he worked for Schlumberger as a field engineer in Oklahoma. He holds an MS degree in petroleum engineering from the University of Houston and BTech and MTech degrees in mechanical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India.