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Mr. Dash, P.E.

Mr. Dash

Tim Dash is a Licensed Professional Engineer in Petroleum Engineering with 9 years of expertise in petrophysical interpretation, well performance analysis, integrated reservoir characterization, technical advisory and financial due diligence. He has performed worked for a variety of clients including banks, private equity firms, independent operators, large public companies, midstream and national oil companies. He currently works for W.D. Von Gonten Engineering as a Petroleum Engineer and has been with the firm for 6 years. Previously, he was employed by Schlumberger as a Production Engineer in Houston, TX for 3 years. Tim graduated from Texas A&M in with a Bachelors of Science in Petroleum Engineering in 2014 and a Masters of Engineering in Petroleum Engineering in 2017 via the distance learning program.

Mr. Elshehabi, P.E.

Mr. Elshehabi Dr. Tawfik Elshehabi, PE is a lifelong Petroleum Engineering educator and scholar. He received his Ph.D. degree in Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering from West Virginia University. Dr. Elshehabi is currently a Senior Lecturer of Petroleum Engineering at the University of Wyoming. He is also a Faculty Fellow of the Honors College, Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative, and the Summer High School Institute. Dr. Elshehabi is the ABET Accreditation Coordinator, and he directs the state-of-the-art Simulation Facility in the Engineering Education and Research Building. He is a registered Professional Engineer with the State of Wyoming. He taught numerous petroleum engineering, engineering science, and high school courses. He received several teaching awards and published numerous technical papers and posters in petroleum engineering and engineering education. Dr. Elshehabi is an active member and fellow of several engineering and education societies, including AADE, ASEE, IADC, IAWCI, NETI, NSPE, WYSPE, and SPE.

Dr. Ermila, Ph.D.

Dr. Ermila Mr. Ermila joined the Petroleum Engineering Department at Colorado School of Mines in 2012 as a Research Assistant professor, and became a full-time member of the faculty in 2015. He teaches introduction to petroleum industry, reservoir fluid properties, reservoir rock properties, production engineering, drilling engineering, well completion, well logging and senior design for undergraduate students, advanced drilling fluid and advanced production engineering for graduate students.
He worked as a production and workover engineer for more than 13 years in different oil fields. He earned his B.S. from University of Tripoli in Petroleum Engineering, and a M.S. in petroleum engineering from university of Miskolc (Hungary) and PhD in petroleum engineering from Colorado School of Mines. His research interests include drilling operation, well completion, stimulation, artificial lift optimization. He is an active member of SPE, AADE, ARMA and Pi Epsilon Tau.

Mr. Nguyen, PhD

Mr. Nguyen Dr. Nguyen holds a PhD degree in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Tulsa. He worked as a drilling engineer for PetroVietnam for five years and as a post-doctoral research associate at University of Tulsa Artificial Lift Project for two years. He is currently an associate professor and department head at New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology. Dr. Nguyen was the founder and director of the Production and Drilling Research Project at New Mexico Tech. His current research projects focus on directional and horizontal drilling, rheology of drilling fluid, multiphase flow, well completion, well stimulation and artificial lift methods. Over the years, Dr. Nguyen has taught many courses for universities and industries. Dr. Tan Nguyen has also served as a technical editor for Sustainable Energy & Environmental Sciences (SEES) and is a member of Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE).

Dr. Petracca, PhD

Dr. Petracca Dr. Petracca has a BS in Electrical Engineering, a MS in Telecommunication Engineering, and a PhD in Computer Engineering. He has been teaching undergraduate and graduate courses for nine years. At School of PE, Dr. Petracca has proven teaching experience in Mathematics and Probability and Statistics.

Mrs. Pradhan, P.E.

Mrs. Pradhan Yogashri Pradhan is a reservoir engineer for Coterra Energy. At Coterra, she is involved with field development planning for unconventionals in the Delaware Basin. She is the recipient of the Regional Reservoir Engineering Dynamics and Description and the Regional Service Awards in 2020. She's also the recipient of the International Young Member Outstanding Service Award from SPE in 2018. Yogashri graduated from the University of Texas with a Bachelor's in Petroleum Engineering in 2015 and received her Masters in Petroleum Engineering at Texas A&M University in 2020. She is currently pursuing her MBA at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. She is a registered Professional Engineer in the state of Texas and New Mexico.

Mr. Yarger, P.E.

Mr. Yarger

Ryan Yarger is a Senior Facilities Engineer for EOG Resources in Midland, TX. He holds a BS in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Wyoming and has previously worked for FTS International in Shreveport, LA and Hathaway, LLC in Bakersfield, CA. Ryan sits on the board for the Society of Petroleum Engineers Permian Basin Section and is a member of the Energy Resources, Research and Technology Committee for the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in New Mexico and Texas.

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