Fersheed Mody

Director, Global Research and Development

Apache

Biography

Fersheed Mody, Ph.D., P.E.

Director, Global R & D

Apache Exploration and Production Technology

Houston, TX, USA

A seasoned professional with 35+ years of diversified research, applied technology and project management experience in the areas of drilling and production with technology organizations of an independent oil company (Apache Corporation), a major international oil company (Shell International E & P) and a major integrated service company (Halliburton).

Ph.D. in M.E. University of Oklahoma, 1985

Have published over 60 technical papers, have 28 US and International Patents.

Chairman – Industry Advisory Board – Bob L. Herd Dept. of Petroleum Engineering, Texas Tech. University

Member of Industry Advisory Board – Mewbourne School of Petroleum & Geological Engineering, University of Oklahoma

Member Industry Advisory Board – Colorado School of Mines Petroleum Engineering Dept.

Member of the Academy of Petroleum Engineers – Texas Tech University

Member of Executive Board of Directors – RPSEA (Research Partnership to Secure Energy for America)

Nonresident Fellow – Payne Institute Colorado School of Mines

Moderator of SPE Petro Wiki

Member of IADC Board of Directors

Advisory Board Member – Greater Houston Energy Partnership

Co-author of a textbook titled “Wellbore Integrity – Through the Life of the Well” (under construction sponsored by IADC text book committee)

Served as Chairman of several SPE Technical Forums

Invited Key Note Speaker – at several SPE conferences and Forums.

Received SPE Best Paper Award of 1996 “Transport in Shales and the Design of Improved Water-Based Shale Drilling Fluids”.

Invited External Reviewer for DoE Funded Research Projects.

Invited Key Note Speaker at the ASME Energy Forum –“Shale Gas and Hydraulic Fracturing” – March 17-19, 2014, San Diego, CA.

Invited Panel Discussion Leader – “New Cutting-Edge Technologies in the O&G Industry” – 2014 International Energy Conference, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. October 2014.

Invited Key Note Speaker and a Panel Discussion Leader at the GE Annual Technical Forum – February 3-4, 2014 Florence Italy.

Member of SPE Technical Committee and Technical Editor – SPE Drilling and Completions (Term Expired).

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