Roger Dale Brown

National Oilwell Varco

Email: Roger.Brown [at]

Roger Dale Brown is the manager for National Oilwell Varco’s Research and Development Lab. NOV is a leading worldwide provider of equipment and components used in oil and gas drilling and production operations, oilfield services, and supply chain integration services to the upstream oil and gas industry. The company conducts operations in more than 1,200 locations across six continents. The NOV R&D Lab has conducted greater than 10,000 tests since it opened in September of 2011 across more than 25 different product lines.

Mr. Brown has lived long with the desire to serve others and ensure safety and readiness having served as Reactor Control Leading Chief Petty Officer aboard several Nuclear-Powered Submarines in the US NAVY.   Mr. Brown completed his Nuclear Engineering Degree from Thomas Edison State University while serving aboard the USS Harry S. Truman as the ships testing coordinator in the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. 

With more than 25 years as a test engineer, Mr. Brown has worked with various engineering disciplines to determine the strategy and processes necessary to complete hundreds of projects with thousands of tests. He is passionate about learning and must stay on the ever-changing edge of emerging technologies in diverse fields so that NOV stays in the lead in the innovation of equipment in the oil and gas manufacturing industry.

Over the past 5 years Mr. Brown has represented NOV working with the University of Houston Engineering Departments to sponsor Engineering Students’ Capstone Design projects.  He enjoys working with young engineers to expand their abilities and broaden their understanding of how the world works and their place in that world.

Mr. Brown is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers and holds patents in oil and gas equipment.