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  Shahab D. Mohaghegh   pic_pearl_modified

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 18 years of experience, Dr. Mohaghegh has pioneered the application of AI&DM in the exploration and production industry, applying hybrid forms of neural networks, genetic algorithms and fuzzy logic to smart wells, smart completions, and smart fields as well as to drilling, completion, well stimulation, formation evaluation, reservoir characterization, reservoir simulation and reservoir management.

He has published more than 100 technical papers and has been granted and completed more than 22 projects with more than $8 million dollars in budget, during his career as a professor at West Virginia University. He has been a technical editor/reviewer for various SPE journals as well as other petroleum-related publications such as Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, Computers & Geosciences, Geophysics, 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 and delivered 26 lectures.

He is the technical review chair for SPE Reservoir Evaluation and Engineering Journal 97-99, & 2007- present. He co-chaired the first SPE forum on Artificial Intelligence in 2009 and has also served as discussion leader and technical presenter in SPE forums and has served as invited speaker and steering committee member in SPE Applied Technical Workshops. He has been a panelist in several international conferences discussing topics related to AI&DM 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.

He has been appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Energy (in two different administrations) to serve on DOE’s Unconventional Resources Advisory Committee as a subject matter expert and played a significant role in the technical assessment of the recent Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico for the U.S. government.

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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