Dr. Ali Daneshy

Ali Daneshy, Ph. D.

SPE Honorary Member Award for contributions to Rock Mechanics and Hydraulic Fracturing

SPE Distinguished Service Award for Contributions to Hydraulic Fracturing

SPE Distinguished Member Award

SPE Distinguished Lecturer on Hydraulic Fracturing

SPE Director, 2005-2008

Honorary Membership is the highest honor SPE confers on an individual and is limited to 0.1% of SPE’s total membership. Daneshy was recognized for his many years of service to the oil and gas industry, academic institutions and SPE, and his immense contributions to rock mechanics and hydraulic fracturing.

Career Info
President, Daneshy Consultants Int’l, Inc.. Areas of expertise include well completion and hydraulic fracturing, geo-mechanics, intelligent completions, ICD applications and design, and water control. Clients include Majors, mid-size companies, independent oil and gas companies, international oil and gas companies, as well as research institutions.
Director, Petroleum Engineering at the University of Houston; 2004-2007.

VP of Integrated Technology Products, Halliburton Energy Services, Houston Texas, 1996-1998. Responsible for integrating leading-edge technologies into the oil and gas services business.

Management assignments in Europe and Africa, Middle East and Asia Pacific, and conversant in several languages. Very familiar with global operations of the oil and gas industry.

Operations Technical Manager for the Europe/Africa Region of Halliburton, London England. Technical responsibility for all areas of Halliburton services.

Director of European Research Center for Halliburton, Leiderdorp, Holland.

Manager, Reservoir Research & Engineering for Halliburton, Duncan OK with responsibilities in the areas of rock mechanics, fracturing, and reservoir engineering.

Several other technology management positions in the areas of well stimulation, geo-mechanics, produced water management, software development, fluid mechanics, on-site data acquisition systems, etc.

Technical expertise in the following areas;
Rock Mechanics
Production Stimulation & Hydraulic Fracturing of Vertical and Horizontal Wells
Horizontal and Multilateral Wells
Intelligent completions
ICD design
Control of produced water

Ph. D. Mining Engineering (Rock Mechanics), University of Missouri-Rolla
MS, Mineral Engineering (Rock Mechanics), University of Minnesota
MS, Mining Engineering, University of Tehran

Technical Journal
Co-Editor- in-Chief and publisher of HFJ (Hydraulic Fracturing Journal), a quarterly publication entirely dedicated to various technical and operational aspects of Hydraulic Fracturing

Books Authored
“Well Stimulation”. Chapter 17, “Petroleum Well Construction”. Edited by Economides, M., Watters, L. Dunn-Norman, S. John Wiley, & Sons, 1998
“Proppant Transport”, Chapter 10, SPE Monograph Vol. 12, “Recent Advances in Hydraulic Fracturing”. Edited by Gidley, Holditch, Nierode, and Veatch. 1989
“Upstream Technologies, Novel Well and Production Architecture” Encyclopedia of Hydrocarbons, Instituto Della Encyclopedia Italiana, Vol III, Energy and Sustainability Published by ENI

Technical and General Technology Management Publications
Over 50 technical publications in various areas of oil and gas completions and production
Over 15 publications in various areas of technology management and engineering creativity