Ahmed Ouenes, is the founder and CEO of FracGeo, a technology company that specializes in improving the development of unconventional reservoirs. Ahmed has occupied many different positions in consulting, software development, operating oil and gas fields, and academia. Ahmed’s main interest is the development of new reservoir characterization technologies that improve the bottom line of E&P companies. He has been focusing lately on developing 3G concepts and new ways to integrate Geomechanics with Geology and Geophysics (3G) to predict microseismic events as well as permeability and proppant distribution in the SRV. Previously, Ahmed was a Global Director at SIGMA CUBED and also the founder and president of Prism Seismic, a software and consulting company sold in 2011 to the Symphony Technology Group. Ahmed was Chief Reservoir Engineer at RC Squared where he developed the first commercial software for the Continuous Fracture Modeling (CFM) technology. He was also Executive Vice President of an independent oil and gas producer that focused on developing the fractured Trenton play in Ohio. Ahmed 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 various complex reservoir studies and new reservoir modeling techniques that cover a wide range of multidisciplinary topics including unconventional reservoirs, geomechanics, fracture modeling, advanced geophysics, artificial intelligence, reservoir simulation and proxy models, automatic history matching, stochastic optimization for inverse problems, upscaling, geostatistics, and wettability. He teaches fracture modeling courses for AAPG, CSEG and other professional organizations.