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Shahab Mohaghegh

Professor - Department of Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering

Shahab D. Mohaghegh, is a pioneer in the application of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in the Exploration and Production industry. He is the director of WVU-LEADS (Laboratory for Engineering Application of Data Science). He is a SPE Distinguished Lecturer (2007 and 2020) and Distinguished Author in SPE’s Journal of Petroleum Technology (JPT 2000 and 2005). He is the founder of SPE’s Technical Section dedicated to AI and machine learning (Petroleum Data-Driven Analytics, 2011). He has been honored by the U.S. Secretary of Energy for his AI-based technical contribution in the aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon (Macondo) incident in the Gulf of Mexico (2011) and was a member of U.S. Secretary of Energy’s Technical Advisory Committee on Unconventional Resources in two administrations (2008-2014). He represented the United States in the International Standard Organization (ISO) on Carbon Capture and Storage technical committee (2014-2016).


Ph.D. Petroleum & Natural Gas Engineering, Penn State University

M.S. Natural Gas Engineering, Texas A & I University

B.S. Natural Gas Engineering, Texas A & I University