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2023 Technical Committee
Dr M.R. Fassihi is a BHP Distinguished Advisor Emeritus with primary responsibilities including technical assurance, competency development within the company, identification and development of emerging and white-space technology opportunities, and provision of technological advice and counsel to senior management. He was the Technical Liaison in Joint Industry Projects on CO2 sequestration, alternative energy including geothermal and innovative technologies for mineral extraction. Dr Fassihi has over 40 years of experience in petroleum research, development, and management of both conventional and unconventional reservoirs. His previous companies of affiliations were Arco, Amoco, and BP.
As a founder of Beyond Carbon, LLC, he is currently providing consulting services on reservoir management, project assurance, CCS with a focus on how to reduce the carbon footprint in the energy industry.
Dr Fassihi has published more than 45 peer reviewed publications and is the author of the SPE Monograph on “Low-Energy Processes for Unconventional-Oil Recovery”. His most recent book, “Integrated Aquifer Characterization and Modeling for Energy Sustainability” is under publication. He has won numerous awards including: the SPE Student Paper Contest, PhD Division (1980), Best Paper Award at the 1988 CIM Meeting, SPE Distinguished Lecturer (2003), The international IOR Pioneer Award, Tulsa (2018), and the SPE Distinguished Member Award (2018).