Director, Global Research and Development
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).