Ahmed Ouenes, a fracture consultant in Centennial, Colorado, has occupied different positions in academia, R&D, software development, consulting and operating oil and gas fields. Ahmed’s main interest is the development of improved reservoir characterization technologies. He has been focusing lately on new ways to integrate seismically driven G&G models, fracing data and microseismic events to improve the characterization and simulation of unconventional reservoirs. In the past, Ahmed was the founder and president of Prism Seismic, a software and consulting company sold in 2011 to the Symphony Technology Group. Previously he was Chief Reservoir Engineer at (RC)2 where he developed the first commercial software for the Continuous Fracture Modeling (CFM) technology. Ahmed was also Executive Vice President of an independent oil and gas producer. He graduated from Ecole Centrale de Paris and holds a Ph.D. in Petroleum Engineering from New Mexico Tech. He is the author of more than 70 papers on new reservoir modeling approaches and their application to various oil and gas fields around the world. Ahmed’s outreach industry activities include teaching fracture modeling courses for AAPG, CSEG and other professional organizations.