Candidate # NA-2090714636
- +8 years experienced in classical reservoir engineering, reservoir simulation, numerical modeling, geostatistical reservoir chracterization, well test transient analysis, PVT fluid characterization, chemical EOR flooding, decline curve analysis, material balance application, and economic evaluation.
- Worked in integrated team study at different projects to evaluate alternative development schemes in several operated fields from the perspective of oil recovery and economics.
- Excellent computer skills with a proficient working knowledge of ECLIPSE, CMG, CMOST (uncertainty analysis and automatic history matching), MORE, STARS, UTCHEM, MBAL, PROSPER, DSS, Nodal analysis, GSLIB (geostatistic), MATLAB, FORTRAN, Visual Basic, and MATHEMATICA.
- Experienced in naturally fractured reservoir, well testing, field development project, all aspects of CO2 enhanced oil recovery, gel-polymer, and surfactant flood (wettability alteration).
PhD in Petroleum Engineering, University of Kansas, 2008
Thesis Topic: Improving Reservoir Characterization by Conditioning Geostatistical Models to Dynamic Data using Multivariate Statistical Analysis.
M. Sc. in Mechanical Engineering, University of Tabriz, 1996
Thesis Topic: Modeling and Simulation of Heat Transfer Coefficient in Nucleate Pool Boiling of Binary and Ternary Mixtures.
B. Sc. in Mechanical Engineering, Abadan Institute of Technology (AIT), 1993
Programming Numerical Solutions for Governing Partial Differential Equations of fluid Flow through a Pipe by Finite Element Method.
Major Independent Company, Reservoir Engineer (2008-Present)
- Provided reservoir engineering technical input required for CO2 field expansion projects in different fields including development of dynamic reservoir simulations (volumetric analysis, material balance, decline curve, PVT Characterization, SCAL, nodal analysis, well testing analysis) for a wide range of reservoir engineering and integrated reservoir problems.
- Provided technical and analytical support to the various groups in the company including:
- Houston Business Development Group: Contribute to team development proposals, economic evaluation of alternative development plans for prospective fields for acquisition.
- Midland Eastern Shelf Team: Worked directly with Eastern Shelf Team to define optimum development scenarios in the CO2 EOR process for several fields in Texas. Designed and developed simulation models to match the field history and predict future performance under various CO2 flood plans. Performed sensitivity analysis to find an optimum economical plan. Conducted material balance analysis using MBAL to find the type and extent of the aquifer.
- Midland Yates Team: Generated a dual porosity simulation model to investigate mechanism involving in chemical surfactant flooding (wettability alteration). Work closely with Yates team to design and identify two pilots for surfactant flooding for optimum EOR scenario. Simulation study of feasibility of CO2 huff n puff EOR process for west side of the Yates field and perform sensitivity analysis to find optimum economic plan.
- Houston Resource Group: provided technical support by writing a computer program to predict of CO2 well bottom hole pressure for McElmo Dome field.
Same Company, Reservoir Engineer Intern (Summer 2008)
- Performed PVT characterization and develop EOS for Claytonville, Katz, and Yates Fields. Achieve better accuracy and reduce simulation time using components relative to previous models. Build a dual porosity simulation model to match the history of Claytonville field data.
Tertiary Oil Recovery Project (TORP), University of Kansas
Graduate Research Assistant (2002-2008)
Developed a systematic methodology to improve reservoir modeling by conditioning geostatistical models to well test transient dynamic data: a case study from the CO2 flood pilot area in the Hull-Gurney field, Kansas.
- Lead investigator of the PVT characterization of the crude oil sample from Hall-Gurney field using laboratory experiments and simulation to generate EOS.
- Worked in multidisciplinary team to build simulation model of Hall-Gurney field, Kansas. Complete history match of the field data and evaluate alternative development schemes to optimize oil recovery of CO2 flooding.
- Performed decline curve analysis to predict the performance of production wells in the Arbuckle formation prior to gel-polymer treatment.
- Investigated various disproportionate permeability reduction (DPR) mechanisms in gel-polymer treatment process and develop a novel method to predict the well performance after treatment using Bayesian network analysis: a case study for gel-polymer treatment in Arbuckle formation.
Proposals and Publications
Available upon request
Honors and Membership
- Active Member, Society of Petroleum Engineering
Treasurer of SPE chapter of KU
- Distinction of Excellence, University of Tabriz Dept. of Mechanical Engineering- awarded high achiever graduate (1st rank), 1996.
Distinction of Excellence, Abadan Institute of Technology (AIT), Dept. of Mechanical Engineering- Awarded very competitive scholarship for undergraduate study (top 1)