Board of Directors

Dr. Ali Daneshy
Dr. Ali Daneshy
Dr. Ali Daneshy
Former President

Ali Daneshy is President of Daneshy Consultants Int’l and adjunct professor of Petroleum Engineering at the Cullen College of Engineering, University of Houston. 

Fred Arasteh
Fred Arasteh
Mr. Fred Arasteh
President

Fred is a veteran of the petroleum industry with over 25 years of experience developing major international petroleum projects.

Ms. Asal Rahimi Zeynal
Ms. Asal Rahimi Zeynal
Ms. Asal Rahimi Zeynal Secretary

Asal is Completions Evaluation Team Leader at MicroSeismic Inc. in Houston, where she specializes in monitoring and mapping of hydraulic fracture operations in unconventional oil and gas plays.

Dr. Vida Gholami
Dr. Vida Gholami
Dr. Vida Gholami
Treasurer

Vida is a Storage Field Engineer in the Storage Risk Management Organization of SoCalGas. Vida’s main responsibility is DOGGR, 

Dr. Abdollah Orangi
Dr. Abdollah Orangi
Dr. Abdollah Orangi
At Large

Abdollah is Reservoir Engineering Adviser at Apache Corporation with the focus on conventional assets. Before that, he was working for Hess Corporation in Houston working EOR for unconventional asset.

Dr. Alireza Shahkarami
Dr. Alireza Shahkarami
Dr. Alireza Shahkarami
Internal Affairs

Alireza Shahkarami is an assistant professor of Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering (PNGE) at Saint Francis University in Loretto, Pennsylvania where he started developing a brand new PNGE program in 2014.

Dr. Kaveh Dehghani
Dr. Kaveh Dehghani
Dr. Kaveh Dehghani
Programs and Events

Kaveh Dehghani is currently the Chevron fellow and reservoir simulation and consulting team leader at Chevron Energy Technology Company. 

Dr. Mojtaba Ardali
Dr. Mojtaba Ardali
Dr. Mojtaba Ardali
Membership

Mojtaba Ardali is currently senior Reservoir Engineer at California Resources Corporation (CRC). He has more than 7 years of industry experience during which he has worked on diverse projects in conventional and unconventional reservoirs. 

Arash Dahi Taleghani
Arash Dahi Taleghani
Dr. Arash Dahi-Taleghani
External Affairs

Dr. Arash Dahi Taleghani is a tenured associate professor of petroleum engineering at Pennsylvania State University.