Return to LA SPE Home Page

Petroleum Technology Forum, September 2 , 2010

The next Petroleum Technology Forum will be held on Thursday, September 2, 2010 at the Long Beach Petroleum Club, 3636 Linden Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90807. The speaker will be Behrooz Fattahi, 2010 President of SPE International. Abstract and speaker bio follow.

Long Beach Petroleum Club
3636 Linden Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90807
Registration: 11:30 AM
Buffet Lunch: 11:30 AM
Presentation: 12:00-1:00 PM
$20.00 members,
Free for students.


BY DR. Behrooz Fattahi
SPE President


The balance between the global supply and demand for crude oil is becoming progressively tighter, increasingly requiring our industry to face new and unique challenges. Our industry of tomorrow will have to address the demands of operating in adverse environment, development of new technologies and expediting implementation in the field, as well as optimization of processes and enhancing collaborative efforts to reduce cost. This presentation provides an overview of initiatives that must be directed at addressing the key issues, as well as SPE’s engagement in facilitating the industry dialogue on global exchange of knowledge.



Behrooz Fattahi holds Ph.D. degrees in Aerospace Engineering and Mechanical Engineering both from Iowa State University. He currently works as a Heavy Oil Development Coordinator for Aera Energy LLC, an affiliate of Royal Dutch Shell and Exxon/Mobil companies. Prior to joining the oil industry, he conducted research for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the National Science Foundation, and he taught a variety of courses in fluid dynamics and solid mechanics at Iowa State University. He joined the petroleum industry and Shell International in 1977. Behrooz Fattahi is a past member of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and the American Association of University Professors. He served on the board of SPE as the Regional Director of the Western North American Region, President of SPE Inc., Vice President-Finance of SPE International, and Executive Editor of the SPE Reservoir Evaluation and Engineering Journal. He currently serves as the 2010 President of SPE International.



Leila Rashedi, Forum Program Chair,

We hope to see you and Click Here to see complete calendar of Forums.

return to SPE Home Page

Questions or comments? Send email to: SPE Info
Please report any problems to the webmaster . Website design & maintenance by 4th Forge