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Mohammad Eshkalak

Congratulations to Mohammad Eshkalak—Recipient of the 2015 Nico van Wingen Fellowship

Mohammad O. Eshkalak is a Ph.D. candidate in petroleum engineering at The University of Texas at Austin. He is working under the supervision of professors Larry Lake and Kamy Sepehrnoori on developing the next generations of reservoir simulators for unconventional resources. Eshkalak holds a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in chemical engineering from Tehran Polytechnic and Sharif University of Technology, as well as a master’s degree in petroleum engineering from West Virginia University.

Prior to moving to the United States, Eshkalak worked at an energy company in Tehran. He has published several journal papers and has presented at Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) conferences. After serving as a technical reviewer for some energy related journals, he is now an associate editor for Elsevier’s Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering (JNGSE).

Eshkalak’s research direction will be a fundamental approach toward developing fast predictive reservoir simulators that honor the complex physics embedded in unconventional reservoirs.

Mohammad Eshkalak

Build the World Quarterly Winner Announced

Congratulations to the third quarter winner of the 2014 Build the World of SPE member recruitment contest, Ibiye Iyalla, Aberdeen Section!

Build the World of SPE member recruitment contest begins 1 January and ends 31 December each year. By sharing information about the value and benefits of SPE membership and recruiting friends and colleagues, members are rewarded with cash prizes. Quarterly prizes are drawn at the end of March, June, September and December. 

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2014 SPE President Jeff Spath Visits the Center of Oil and Gas Industry in West Siberia

Tyumen, RUSSIA – 2014 SPE President and Schlumberger Vice President of Industry Affairs, Jeff Spath arrived in Tyumen on 14 September 2014 as part of his weeklong tour of Russia, spanning Moscow, Sakhalin, and Samara. Spath was accompanied by SPE VP of Sales and Marketing, Roberto Chiarotti; SPE Russia and Caspian Regional Director, AndreyGladkov; and SPE Moscow Office Director, Claudia Rodionova. Continue reading