Beyond Limits Appoints New Head of Oil and Gas Technologies

Dr. Shahram Farhadi will lead cognitive AI leader’s efforts in the energy sector.

GLENDALE, Calif., Oct. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — 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. Shahram will lead Beyond Limits as the company continues to develop next generation artificial intelligence powered solutions for the energy industry.
Beyond Limits has appointed Dr. Shahram Farhadi as the Head of Oil and Gas Technologies.
“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. Farhadi 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.
About Beyond Limits
Beyond Limits is transforming proven space and defense technologies from NASA and the U.S. Department of Defense into innovative solutions to address large and emerging markets. These technologies were developed at Caltech/Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) over the last two decades and were funded by NASA and the Department of Defense to address their complex and far-reaching problems. Beyond Limits leverages this existing R&D investment along with many of its own technologies to produce commercial products and solutions that are capable of addressing the emerging problems of AI today and beyond. For more information, please visit our website at
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