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Shahab D. Mohaghegh
Professor, Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering


Shahab D. Mohaghegh, a pioneer in the application of artificial intelligence, machine learning and data mining in the exploration and production industry, is a professor in the Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering Department at West Virginia University and the president and CEO of Intelligent Solutions, Inc. (ISI). He holds B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in petroleum and natural gas engineering.

Mohaghegh has authored three books (Shale Analytics – Data Driven Reservoir Modeling – Application of Data-Driven Analytics for the Geological Storage of CO 2), more than 170 technical papers and carried out more than 60 projects for independents, NOCs and IOCs. As a member of SPE he has been a Distinguished Lecturer and featured four times as the Distinguished Author in SPE’s Journal of Petroleum Technology (JPT). He is the founder of Petroleum Data-Driven Analytics, SPE’s Technical Section dedicated to AI, machine learning and data mining. United States Secretary of Energy honored him for his technical contribution in the aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon (Macondo) incident in the Gulf of Mexico and Shahab was a member of U.S. Secretary of Energy’s Technical Advisory Committee on Unconventional Resources in two administrations (2008-2014). He represented the U.S. in the International Standard Organization (ISO) on Carbon Capture and Storage (2014-2016).