Awards & Scholarships

Behrooz Fattahi

Behrooz Fattahi (SPE)

AIME Honorary Membership in

For his extraordinary leadership to SPE at the section, region, and international levels, as Vice President of Finance, President of SPE, a trustee and Vice President of the SPE Foundation, as a Distinguished Lecturer, and for being instrumental in the development of soft skills awareness and education.

Behrooz Fattahi holds Ph.D. degrees in Aerospace Engineering and in Mechanical Engineering from Iowa State University. After 37 years of working in the industry, he retired from Aera Energy LLC, an affiliate of Royal Dutch Shell and ExxonMobil companies in 2014. In his last position as the Learning Advisor, he taught internal company technical courses including topics on reservoir engineering and enhanced heavy oil recovery. Prior to joining the oil industry, he conducted research for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and the National Science Foundation, and taught courses in fluid dynamics and solid mechanics at Iowa State University. Fattahi served as the Executive Editor of the SPE Reservoir Evaluation and Engineering Journal, and on the board of the SPE as the Director of the Western North America, VP-Finance, and SPE Foundation VP. He served as a member of the United States National Petroleum Council. Fattahi is the recipient of AIME/SPE’s DeGolyer Medal for Distinguished Service, AIME’s Presidential Citation, and is recognized by SPE as a Distinguished Member, and SPE’s "A Peer Apart. He is a 2018-2019 SPE Distinguished Lecturer. Fattahi served as the 2010 President of SPE International. He was the 2014 President of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and Petroleum Engineers, AIME. He is now the President of the EnerTrain Institute, providing petroleum technical training and consulting internationally.