Dr. Joseph D. Smith Smith currently holds the Laufer Endowed Energy Chair in the Biological and Chemical Engineering department at Missouri University of Science and Technology (MS&T). His research program is focused on developing and evaluating novel Hybrid Energy Systems to improve energy security and enhance rural econommic development. Dr. Smith also conducts research on reducing the environmental impact of using unconventional hydrocarbon resources. He has over 25 years experience in the Fossil-Fired Power Industries with a speciality in the application of comprehensive CFD analysis of coal combustion and gasification aimed at reducing CO/NOx emissions, minimizing fouling and slagging, and improving combustion efficiency by lowering Carbon in Ash. Dr. Smith serves as an expert witness in cases involving gas flaring and other combustion technology
Steven A. Tedesco serves as the Chief Executive Officer and President of Running Foxes Petroleum Inc. Mr Tedesco was Chief Executive Officer of Admiral Bay Resources Inc. from November 2005 and was its President from February 2005. He was acting as Chief Financial Officer of Admiral Bay Resources Inc., from September 2010 to June 13, 2018. Mr Tedesco serves as the Founding President of Atoka Geochemical Services Corp., the parent company of Atoka Coal Labs, a leading service provider to the CBM industry. He serves as the President of Atoka Coal bed Methane Laboratories Corp. He serves as a CBM Consultant of Peabody Coal, Newfield Exploration, Calpine, Berry Petroleum and Wolverine Gas & Oil. He is responsible for geological concepts and has financed the assembly of 12 coal bed methane projects for 1.6 million acres in the Illinois and Western Interior Basin with several private and public companies. He served as Chief Executive Officer and President at Advanced Cannabis Solutions, Inc., until August 14, 2013. He served as the Chief Executive Officer and President of Promap Corporation since November 1987.Mr. Tedesco was Director of Admiral Bay Resources Inc. from March 2, 2004 to June 13, 2018. He served as a Director of Promap Corporation since November 1987 and Advanced Cannabis Solutions, Inc., until August 1, 2013. Mr Tedesco is the sole author of one technical book and has developed a unique method for calculating gas from mechanical logs, which is patent pending. Mr Tedesco holds a Masters in Science in Geology from Southern Illinois University, specializing in coal in 1981.
Heikki jutila is an experienced petroleum/Reservoir Engineer with over 26 years international experience in the Middle East, North Africa, UKCS, FSU and North America. Hekki Jutila pursuing opportunities where I can apply my Oil & Gas background for low enthalpy geothermal heat mining.My expertise includes reservoir simulation using Assisted History Matching tools (EnABLE) and most commercial simulators (Eclipse, VIP, CMG products, TempestMORE &c). I'm also fluent in classical reservoir engineering.
Reservoir simulation,uncertainty analysis
Dr. Abdeen Mustafa Omer (BSc, MSc, PhD) is an Associate Researcher at Energy Research Institute (ERI). He obtained both his PhD degree in the Built Environment and Master of Philosophy degree in Renewable Energy Technologies from the University of Nottingham. He is qualified Mechanical Engineer with a proven track record within the water industry and renewable energy technologies. He has been graduated from University of El Menoufia, Egypt, BSc in Mechanical Engineering. His previous experience involved being a member of the research team at the National Council for Research/Energy Research Institute in Sudan and working director of research and development for National Water Equipment Manufacturing Co. Ltd., Sudan. He has been listed in the book WHO’S WHO in the World 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2010. He has published over 300 papers in peer-reviewed journals, 200 review articles, 15 books and 150 chapters in books.
Abdelaziz Khlaifatis the Head of Petroleum Engineering Department at Abu Dhabi Polytechnic and AD Poly SPE Students Chapter Advisor. Prior to joining AD Poly, Abdelaziz worked as a Research and Development Manager of Dhahran Research Center at Weatherford International (Geoscience Development). Erstwhile, he worked as a Senior Reservoir Engineer, specialized in an unconventional resources (tight and shale gas) at Weatherford Saudi Arabia. Before joining Saudi Arabia office, he worked as a senior reservoir engineer (modeling and simulation) in the reservoir engineering group of the Weatherford Well Engineering Center of Excellence in Dubai.He obtained his BSc degree in Petroleum Engineering (1990) from Moscow Institute of Oil and Gas, Moscow-Russia, Master of Chemical Engineering and PhD in Chemical/Reservoir Engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago-USA in 1994 and 1998, respectively. Before joining Weatherford, he had held different positions in the academia. In 2009 he was promoted to a full professor of chemical engineering at Mutah University, Jordan.Abdelaziz is actively involved in scientific research and development of novel methodologies and techniques in tight and shale gas reservoirs, shale gas resource development workflow and tight gas staged field experiments. He has authored/coauthored over 80 publications, including journal articles, book chapters and specialized conference proceedings in the areas of flow through porous media, hydrocarbon reservoir engineering, unconventional tight and shale gas, managed pressure drilling, non-aqueous phase Liquid transport, photocatalysis, two phase flow modeling and simulation, and Dead Sea related-research. He is an active member of the SPE, AIChE, JGA, JES, JEA, AHWA and SFERA.
Dr. Alexander Ivlev received his PhD (1968) in the Chemical Technology Institute of Mendeleyev (Moscow) for studies on isotopes separation. The next PhD (1986), he got in the Institute of Chemical Physics of Russian Academy of Sciences for research on biophysical mechanisms in photosynthesizing cell. In 2005 he was awarded the medal of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences “To Author of Scientific Discovery” for establishing link between distribution of carbon isotopes in metabolites and temporal organization of metabolic processes. Since 1971 he worked in the Scientific Research Institute of Oil Prospecting. In 1995 he was invited to be a Professor of Russian State Agrarian University. Here he discovered the carbon isotope effect in photorespiration (1993) and the oscillatory nature of photosynthesis (2004) and began the project “ Global Carbon Cycle”. He is an author of 5 scientific monographs and over 230 publications in Russian and foreign journals.
Dr. Mahmoud Meribout is currently an Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering at the Petroleum Institute (PI) in Abu Dhabi. His main research interest is in the area of embedded systems for real-time applications, real-time tomography imaging, sensor systems, and non-conventional enhanced oil recovery using electrical means. He has published numerous articles in patents, renowned refereed journals and conference proceedings. He also delivered several presentations in international conferences and is the author of a few book chapters. Furthermore, he serves as a reviewer for reputable international journals in the area of embedded systems, instrumentation & sensor systems, tomography imaging, and non-conventional enhanced oil recovery. He has received a number of educational and research awards, including NTT’s (Nippon Telephone and Telegraph) best innovative award in the area of hardware design for real-time image processing, while working in NTT, the Best SPE Paper Award in the SPE UAE young professional competition, in addition to several other national awards while supervising undergraduate and graduate students.
Dr Zahid Qamar, Sayyad is currently associated with the Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Department, Sultan Qaboos University (SQU), Muscat, Oman. He has over 20 years of academic and research experience in different international universities. He has also worked as a professional mechanical engineer in the field for over 6 years in the heavy engineering and fabrication industry (Manager Research and Development; Deputy Manager Design; Production Engineer; Quality Control Engineer). On top of his experience as a researcher/academician, he has been actively involved in research and accreditation work related to engineering education. His technical research areas are Applied materials and manufacturing; Applied mechanics and design; Reliability engineering; and Engineering education. As part of the Applied Mechanics and Advanced Materials Research group (AM2R) at SQU, he has been involved in different applied research funded projects in excess of 4 million dollars. He has around 200 research/technical publications to his credit (2 research monographs/books, 2 edited book volumes, 5 book chapters, 145 publications in refereed international journals and conferences, and 32 technical reports). He is currently editing one volume (Renewability of Synthetic Materials) for the Elsevier Encyclopedia of Renewable and Sustainable Materials. He has served as Associate editor, Guest editor, and Member editorial board for different research journals (including Materials and Manufacturing Processes, Journal of Elastomers and Plastics, the Journal of Engineering Research, American Journal of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering).
Dr.Burhan Davarciogluis currently an Associate Professor at the Aksaray University. He enters as the Engineer graduated from the Physics. Nuclear Medicine Department in the years 1984-1985 at Hacettepe University, Radiation Physics and Radioisotope Laboratories has participated in the creation work. Works as a Research Fellow (1985-1993) at Gazi University, Institute of Science and Technology, Department of Physics, in 1987, “Solid-State Lasers” with his M.Sc. thesis, and in 1992, “Some Complex and Clathrates Infra-red Spectroscopy Investigation” of the named Ph.D. thesis completed. Faculty Member appointed as he took active part in the founding, Nigde University in 1994. Faculty of Arts and Sciences Department of Physics and Institute of Science and Technology the establishment of many administrative tasks found. Aksaray University, was appointed in April of 2007 to the relay. Since the year 2000, industrial raw materials quality and quantity of clay, by means of the spectroscopic identification of the work operates. Papers presented at the international level to the majority and the broadcast Dr.Davarcioglu’s many references were made to run. The interest related to the study of various summer schools participated. Turkish National Committee on Clay Science is member and New York Academy of Sciences is an active member and also other important members (AIPEA-Scientific Council Member: International Association for the Study of Clays, ATINER-Academic Member Physics Research Unit: Athens Institute for Education and Research, AASCIT-Senior Member: American Association for Science and Technology). Reviewer in European Commission projects and many articles in international scientific journals are editorial board and refereeing.
Professor Zizi Abdeen is an Egyptian national and a researcher Professor in polymer lab. Petrochemicals dep., Egyptian Petroleum Research Institute. She completed her PhD & M.Sc. degrees in Polymer Chemistry from Ain Shams University, (Egypt), where she also completed her B.Sc., Degree in Chemistry, Faculty of Sciences, Cairo University, (Egypt). She main stream research is at the frontier of materials/polymer science and emerging fields such as nanotechnology/nanocomposites. She has a keen interest in the development of intelligent materials based on bio resources such as chitosan and starch through chemical modification and advanced biotechnology processes. He is author of over 33 articles on polymers, biomaterials, hydrogels and nano composites systems and reviewer of over 15 International journals and a member of the Advisory Editorial Board of Polymers and Biomaterials in different International journals. She was sharing as technical committee in more than ten international conferences.
Hossein Tabatabaei was born in Behbahan, Iran, in 1979. He received the B.E. degree in Geology from the University of Islamic Azad University, Behbahan Branch, Behbahan, Iran, in 2002, and the MSc. and Ph.D. degrees in Sedimentary Rock and Sedimentology from the Department of Geology, Faculty of Science, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran, in 2006 and 2012, respectively. In 2007, he joined the Department of Petroleum Engineering, University of Gachsaran, as a Lecturer, and in 2012 became a researcher. Since November 2012, he has been with the Department of Petroleum Engineering, I.A.U Gachsaran Branch, where he was an Assistant Professor. His current research interests include Geochemistry, Petrophysics, Fracture Reservoirs and Stability of well bore. Dr. Tabatabaei is a Top Researcher in Islamic Azad University, Gachsaran Branch (2012). He has provided over 30 M.Sc. theses and several PhD. Theses in Geology and Petroleum science. He has a book on Asphaltene precipitation in oil Reservoirs
Dr. Seema Dhail did her Ph.D in science from Manipal University, India as host and from Bar-Ilan University, Israel as split-site Ph.D research scholar. She is having 6+ years of research experience in multi-disciplinary area. Her main research interest is in the area of In-Silico Drug designing and also in Microbial enhanced oil recovery. She has published 15 research papers in International Journals of high repute. She also delivered several presentations in international conferences and is the author of a few book chapters. Five times she was invited as scientific member as well as chaired the different sessions as session chair in different International conferences from different countries. Furthermore, she serves as a reviewer for international journals in the area of Bioremediation and microbial enhanced oil recovery. She was nominated and selected as best Indian research scholar from India three times for different International scholarships provided by different countries including Israel, South Korea and Italy for doing her research studies.
Abdollah Esmaeili has more than 20 years of industry expertise in the Middle East, amongst others as Senior Petroleum Engineer at the National Iranian Oil Company (N.I.O.C) and course lecturer for Petroleum Engineering at universities in the Middle East, Europe and Southeast Asia. Furthermore, he is leading international workshops and master classes and has presented numerous papers as expert speaker at international conferences throughout the Middle East, Southeast Asia, Europe and Latin America. Abdollah is author of more than 60 articles published in international journals covering the wider range of gas production, exploration, and processing in great depth. Abdollah is a member of the Iranian Chamber of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, and member of the Scientific Research and Development Committee of National Iranian South Oil Company and has been awarded for his contributions and achievements by the Iranian Petroleum University of Technology, the Iranian Islamic Azad University, and the National Iranian South Oil Company.