GLENDALE, CA - Beyond Limits, an artificial intelligence (AI) and cognitive computing company, today announced it has appointed Dr. Shahram Farhadi as the Head of Oil and Gas Technologies. Sharhram will lead Beyond Limits as the company continues to develop next generation artificial intelligence powered solutions for the energy industry.
“I am very happy to be at the helm of our exciting efforts in the oil and gas sector,” said Dr. Shahram Farhadi. “There is no shortage of challenging problems to solve and we are well positioned to address many of them in a big way. I look forward to working closely with our scientists and industry leaders to push O&G technologies way beyond the conventional.’”
Dr. Farhadi brings his deep domain knowledge of the oil and gas industry and is an expert in adapting cutting edge technology with current operational and technological resources within the energy sector. Before joining Beyond Limits, Dr. Fahardi worked with Occidental Petroleum Corporation on many high-profile projects including unconventional exploration and chemical flooding. Most recently he worked on simulations of a propulsion component for the Orion project. Dr. Farhadi has also developed many software solutions including “Digital Rock Physics Platform” and “Fast Fracture Analysis”, and has been published in many leading journals on topics including porous media characterization and flow modeling. He holds a Ph.D. in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Southern California.
AJ Abdallat, CEO of Beyond Limits, said “Beyond Limits’ has developed deep partnerships with key players in the oil and gas industry, and will continue to work on developing cutting edge solutions that will benefit everything from exploration to operation. With his deep industry knowledge and research experience, Dr. Farhadi is ideally poised to drive the adaptation and adoption of our proprietary technology to the oil and gas sector.”
Launched in 2014, Beyond Limits is a leader in AI and cognitive computing, created to commercialize cutting edge IP developed by the team after over 20 years of success supporting NASA and the space program. Earlier this year, the company secured $20 million in Series B funding from BP Ventures, the corporate investment arm of global energy business British Petroleum. The investment will accelerate the delivery of Beyond Limits’ industrial-grade AI software to provide the energy sector with new levels of operational insight, business optimization and process automation across all operations.