Shahab D. Mohaghegh

Shahab D. Mohaghegh is professor of Petroleum & Natural Gas Engineering at West Virginia University and founder and president of Intelligent Solutions, Inc., the leading company in providing the oil and gas industry with solutions based on Artificial Intelligence and Data Mining (AI&DM).

With more than 20 years of experience, Dr. Mohaghegh has pioneered the application of AI&DM in the exploration and production industry. He has successfully used Artificial Intelligence and Data Mining in applications related to the smart fields, formation evaluation, reservoir characterization, reservoir simulation, and reservoir management. In 2011 Shahab D. Mohaghegh was the recipient of U.S. Secretary of Energy’s Achievement Award for his technical contribution to DOE’s efforts in addressing the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. He has been appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Energy, in two different administrations, to serve on Unconventional Resources Technical Advisory Committee as a subject matter expert, a position he currently holds. This committee advises the Secretary of Energy directly and specifically on the Unconventional Resources research programs.

He has published more than 140 technical articles and has been granted and completed more than 25 research and development projects, during his career as a professor at West Virginia University. He is the associate editor of various technical journals such as SPE Reservoir Evaluation and Engineering Journal, Journal of Natural Gas and Science and Engineering, International Journal of Oil, Gas and Coal Technology, and technical editor and reviewer of several petroleum engineering related journals such as Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, Computers & Geosciences, Geophysics, Applied Energy, and Energy & Fuels.

His technical articles on the application of Artificial Intelligence & Data Mining (AI&DM) in the oil and gas industry and their recent developments have appeared in the Distinguished Author Series of SPE’s Journal of Petroleum Technology (JPT) during September, October and November issues of 2000 as well as the April issue of 2005. As a SPE Distinguished Lecturer for 2007-2008 he was invited to 16 countries to deliver 26 lectures.

He co-chaired the first SPE forum on Artificial Intelligence in 2009 and has also served as discussion leader and technical presenter in various SPE forums and has served as invited speaker and steering committee member in several SPE Applied Technical Workshops. He has a long track record of serving in various SPE standing committees such as SPE Book Development Committee, SPE Global Training Committee, SPE Reservoir Description and Dynamics Advisory Committee. He has been teaching a SPE short course “Oilfield Data Mining” for the past several years and has received SPE’s Reservoir Description and Dynamics regional award in 2007. He has served as a regional officer in SPE Northern North America’s section. He is currently coaching/managing a new book that will be soon published for SPE.

He has been a panelist in several international conferences discussing topics related to Advance Technologies in the E&P Industry, Artificial Intelligence & Data Mining and smart fields. He has been teaching short courses to the industry professionals, nationally and internationally, in the areas of Coalbed Methane Reservoir Engineering, and application of Artificial Intelligence & Data Mining (AI&DM) in the oil and gas industry.

Shahab D. Mohaghegh holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in Natural Gas Engineering from Texas A&I University and Ph.D. in Petroleum & Natural Gas Engineering from The  Pennsylvania State University.

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