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Ameri, Samuel

A portrait of Samuel Ameri


MRB 321A

Chairperson - Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering


B.S. Petroleum & Natural Gas Engineering, West Virginia University, 1973 
M.S. Petroleum & Natural Gas Engineering, West Virginia University, 1976

Samuel Ameri, Professor & Chair of Petroleum & Natural Gas Engineering Department at West Virginia University, and has over 30 years of distinguished service in both industry and academia. Professor Ameri has in-depth experience in fossil energy areas, particularly natural gas and oil extraction. As a researcher, he has developed a high-quality research program in the area of oil and gas recovery and compiled an outstanding record of publications across a wide spectrum of oil and gas issues. Professor Ameri has been active in the SPE. His participation includes being the Co-General Chair of SPE Eastern Regional conference and Exhibition 2000, serving on SPE Education & Accreditation Committee, SPE Continuing Education Committee, Eastern Regional SPE Technical Conference Program Committees, the Chair of Department Heads of Petroleum Engineering Schools in U.S.A., served on the SPE Cedric K. Ferguson Medal Committee, and the Northern West Virginia Section of the Society of Petroleum Engineers.

Research Focus Areas

Energy Technologies

Research Interests

Reservoir Engineering 
Formation Evaluation 
Coalbed Methane Development

Teaching Interests

Well Log Interpretation 
Reservoir Engineering

Professional Societies

Registered Professional Engineer in West Virginia 
Pi Epsilon Tau, The Honor Society of Petroleum Engineering