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Fred Aminzadeh

President of FACT Inc.


Dr. Fred Aminzadeh is president of FACT Inc. (, a geophysical consulting, training and service company in USA. He has over 30 years of international experience in the exploration industry. He is also a professor of Petroleum Engineering at the University of Southern California and Director of USC Reservoir Monitoring Consortium. He is on the advisory board of Saratoga Resources.

His technical expertises include: seismic attributes, inversion, AVO, reservoir characterization and monitoring, smart oil fields, passive and 4D seismic, fractured reservoir, and geothermal. He was the president of Society of Exploration Geophysicists (2007-2008).

He previously worked in technical and management positions at Unocal (now Chevron) and was president and CEO of dGB-USA. He has served on the NSF National Research Council and the DOE’s Unconventional Resource Technology Advisory Committee (URTAC). He has given many industry courses, keynote speeches, webinars, and interviews on both technical and strategic issues on various aspects of geophysical technologies in many countries.

He led a $25 MM 3D Seismic Modeling project, and received the 2005 SEG Special Commendation Award. He holds 3 US patents, authored 12 books and over 350 papers on pattern recognition, image processing, neural networks, fuzzy logic, 3D seismic modeling, seismic attributes, advanced seismic data processing, AVO, gas chimneys, absorption and reservoir characterization.


His clients include:                                   

- BP

- Chevron

- Saudi Aramco

- ONGC(India)

- Eni (Agip)

- Statoil

- Anadarko


- Pemex

- Saratoga Resources

- Repsol

- etc.


Summary of his professional achievement:

- He received the SPE 2011 Western North America Regional Award for Reservoir Description and Dynamics.

- He holds a Ph.D. degree from USC.