Meet Our Keynote Speaker

A. Rashid Hasan, a distinguished professor of petroleum engineering at Texas A&M University, brings a wealth of experience to his role, having previously led the Chemical Engineering Departments at the University of Minnesota, Duluth, and the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks. A recognized expert in production engineering, Hasan has collaborated with NASA Glenn on multiphase flow and thermohydraulic transients. His groundbreaking work includes modeling steady and transient transport of heat and momentum in wellbores. Holding a Ph.D. from the University of Waterloo, Canada, Hasan’s contributions extend to directing UND’s doctoral program in Energy Engineering. In parallel, C. Shah Kabir, proprietor of CS Kabir Consulting in Houston, leverages over 40 years of industry expertise gained with Dome, Arco, Schlumberger, Chevron, and Hess. Specializing in pressure- and rate-transient analysis, wellbore fluid- and heat-flow modeling, and reservoir engineering, Kabir’s global knowledge encompasses major oil provinces across North America, the North Sea, the Middle East, and the Far East, underpinned by a master’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Calgary in 1976.