Dr. Mehdi Matt Honarpour

2012-2014 Past-President

Dr. Honarpour is a Principal Reservoir Engineering Advisor at BHP Billiton. He has contributed significantly to the conventional and unconventional reservoirs rock-fluid interrelation and integration, special core analysis, rock mechanics, Chemical and miscible EOR processes and scale-up of multiphase flow properties.

Honarpour was the Global Reservoir Engineering Advisor at Hess Corp. Prior to that, he was with Mobil E&P Technical Center, MEPTEC and ExxonMobil Upstream Research, URC as a Senior Engineering Advisor for 18 years. He was a Project Manager for Integrated Reservoir Characterization and Rock-Fluid Integration at IITRI, NIPER. Prior to that, he was a Tenured Petroleum Engineering Professor at Montana Tech. Honarpour was with Oil Service Company of Iran, OSCO from 1971-1975.

Honarpour received SPE International Formation Evaluation Award in 2011. He was the chairman of the SPE Special Series Committee and the review chair for the SPEREE Journal. He has been a member of the organizing committees of several SPE ATW, Forum Series and URTeC, He was the 1988 Society of Core Analysts, SCA, president and was awarded SCA Life-Time Achievement award in 2000.

He has authored and coauthored more than 95 technical papers, three books in Reservoir Engineering, Reservoir Characterization and Relative Permeability and several patents.

Honarpour earned his B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Missouri at Rolla, all in Petroleum Engineering. He is a registered Professional Engineer in Texas.