Basilica, Ground Floor, Arsenale
Symbolizing SPE’s heritage of industry leadership, this prestigious event presents the “State of the Society” address from 2010 SPE President Behrooz Fattahi, who passes the presidential gavel to 2011 SPE President Alain Labastie. Also recognized are the newly-appointed board members, SPE distinguished members, former presidents, and regional award recipients. The luncheon serves as the society’s annual meeting of members.
2010 SPE President
Heavy Oil Development Coordinator, Aera Energy LLC
Behrooz Fattahi currently works as a heavy oil development coordinator for Aera Energy LLC, an affiliate of Royal Dutch Shell and ExxonMobil 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.
He holds PhD degrees in aerospace engineering and mechanical engineering both from Iowa State University.
2011 SPE President
Engineering Adviser, EOR Technologies, Total
Alain Labastie is engineering adviser, EOR technologies, for Total and is based in Pau, France. He began his career in 1976 at Elf and has held numerous positions in reservoir engineering, primarily in R&D and technology development. His positions have included R&D program manager, head of R&D operations, and head of advanced reservoir techniques. Labastie also served in committees awarding public research funding for the French administration and the European Union.
Labastie served on the SPE Board as director for the South, Central, and East Europe region and is a former chairperson of the JPT Editorial Committee. He has been involved in numerous SPE committees, including the Distinguished Lecturers, ATCE, International Petroleum Technology Conference and Exhibition, Europec Technical, and Forum Series committees. Labastie also chaired the SPE France Section. He has also been an SPE representative for the Offshore Technology Conference.
He earned an engineering degree from Ecole des Arts et Métiers and a petroleum engineering degree from Institut Français du Pétrole.