Dr. Ali Daneshy has an MS in Mining Engineering from the University of Tehran, an MS in Mineral Engineering (Rock Mechanics) from the University of Minnesota, and a Ph.D. in Mining Engineering (Rock Mechanics) from the University of Missouri-Rolla. He has held various management positions in the areas of well stimulation, reservoir management, and software development, among others. As the Vice president of Integrated Technology Products at Halliburton from 1996-1998, he was responsible for integrating leading-edge technologies into the oil and gas industry.
Dr. Daneshy was the Director of the Petroleum Engineering Department at the University of Houston from 2004-2007, where he continues as an adjunct professor. Dr. Daneshy was an SPE distinguished lecturer from 2004-2005 and has received multiple awards from SPE, including the SPE Distinguished service Award for Contributions to Hydraulic Fracturing.
Dr. Daneshy is currently the President of Daneshy Consultants International Inc, a consulting company that specializes in well completion, hydraulic fracturing, geo-mechanics, intelligent completions, ICD applications and design, and water control. He is considered a leading expert in the field of hydraulic fracturing and an outstanding lecturer.