Subhash Shah

DR. SUBHASH N SHAH is an Emeritus Professor in the Mewbourne School of Petroleum and Geological Engineering at the University of Oklahoma (OU). He retired from OU after serving 22 years as Stephenson Chair Professor and as the Director of OU’s Well Construction Technology Center. For the past 6 years, he served as Shell Chair Professor and Chief Mentor in the School of Petroleum Technology, Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University (PDPU), India.

Dr. Shah is one of the world leaders in hydraulic fracturing, horizontal/multilateral well completions/stimulation, and coiled tubing technology. He has a distinguished career in the oil and gas industry that spans over 46 years: 18 years with Halliburton as “Distinguished Technical Member” and 28 years in academics. Dr. Shah holds a B.S. degree from the M.S. University of Baroda, India, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of New Mexico, USA, all in chemical engineering.

He contributed five chapters in technical books including two chapters in the SPE book on “Hydraulic Fracturing: Fundamentals and Advancements.” He is a co-author of two books: “Fundamentals of Horizontal Wellbore Cleanout” and “Abrasive Water Jet Perforation and Multistage Fracturing.” He has authored or coauthored more than 300 technical papers in 30 international journals.

He is recognized as the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) “Distinguished Member” and as “Distinguished Lecturer.” He is a recipient of “SPE Completions Optimization and Technology” award. He is a “Fellow” of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers. Dr. Shah is a “Distinguished Alumni” of the College of Engineering and “Alumni Emeritus” of the University of New Mexico. Dr. Shah has held various offices and served on committees in Professional Organizations. He has served on the NSF review panels.