Abhinav joined CSL Capital Management as Vice President after spending 10+ years in the oil and gas industry across a variety of functions such as investment banking, strategy consulting, field operations and portfolio company management.
Prior to joining CSL, Abhinav had been advising various oilfield services startups (such as Corva, Drill2Frac, SensOLeak, QuantumPro) and portfolio companies of several energy private equity groups (such as EV Private Equity, Total Energy Ventures, Energy Innovation Capital, Altira Group, Apollo Global Management, TPG). Prior to this role, he worked at PwC’s oil and gas investment banking group in Houston, providing M&A transaction services to middle-market oilfield services companies. In addition, he also worked with ConocoPhillips and Lazard’s oil and gas investment banking group in Houston, evaluating E&P investment opportunities and providing M&A transaction services to E&P and oilfield services clients respectively.
Abhinav’s oil and gas industry career started in 2009 in Norway with Fugro as an Offshore Seismic Engineer, after which he joined Schlumberger as a Wireline Field Engineer in the USA. Abhinav has a Bachelor of Technology in Electronics and Communications Engineering from NIT Durgapur in India and a Masters of Business Administration in energy finance from The University of Texas at Austin and London Business School (U.K.).
Abhinav also serves on the Energy Advisory Board of Rice Alliance for Technology and the Investment Committee of Houston Exponential.