Hamed Soroush is a geomechanics expert with more than 17 years of experience in different applications of rock mechanics in mining, civil and oil industries. He has conducted or managed more than 100 consulting and research projects worldwide. Hamed holds a position as Geomechanics Director at Petrolern Ltd responsible for providing in-house consulting for customers, conducting quality geomechanics training, and directing development programs. He is currently working for Shell as Geomechanics/Rock Physics Advisor in their Technology Centre in Houston. Prior to that, he was the Global Geomechanics Advisor for Weatherford based in Dubai providing project coordination, support and training for geomechanics and petroleum engineering applications. He has also worked with companies such as Technical and Soil Laboratories, CSIRO, GeoMechanics International, Senergy, and PDVSA in the Middle East, Asia Pacific, North Sea, and South America areas. Hamed holds BSc in Mining Engineering, MSc in Rock Mechanics and PhD in Petroleum Engineering from Curtin University of Technology in Perth, Australia. He has published 3 technical books, and several journal and conference papers. Hamed has given different industry short courses for PETROLERN, SPE and EAGE and has served as steering committee on several SPE conferences and workshops. He was selected as SPE Distinguished Lecturer for year 2012-13.