Seyyed Abolfazl HosseiniResearch Associate, Bureau of Economic Geology, Jackson School of Geosciences
Dr. Hosseini has B.Sc. in chemical engineering from University of Isfahan and MSc. in chemical engineering-biotechnology from Sharif University of Technology. He has PhD in petroleum engineering from University of Tulsa and has been a postdoctoral fellow at Texas A&M university.
Research interests are mainly topics related to fluid transport in porous media. Current research includes:
Enhanced Oil Recovery- Primary focus is on numerical simulation and reservoir (oil, gas and saline formations) characterization and modeling. This involves incorporating of multiple sources of information into the static models and history matching based on actual field data.
Enhanced Gas Recovery-Developing analytical equations for production and pressure build-up analysis due to CO2 injection into formation with residual gases.
Upscaling and Upgridding-Developing techniques to optimize models for better integration of micro-scale properties into simulation models especially dealing with new challenges in development of unconventional resources. I have been involved in developing a commercial Petrel plug-in for upgridding and upscaling of geological models(CONNECT).
AZMI monitoring- Developing new application based on available well testing techniques for Above Zone Monitoring Interval (AZMI) in CO2 sequestration sites.
Unconventional Reservoirs - Developing analytical models for fluid flow in finite scale cores to investigate laboratory observations.
Areas of Expertise
Research interests are mainly topics related to fluid transport in porous media. Current research includes: Enhanced Oil Recovery - Enhanced Gas Recovery - Upscaling and Upgridding - Above Zone Monitoring Interval - Reservoir Simulation and History Matching - Unconventional Reservoirs
Current Research Programs & ProjectsSECARB Stacked Storage Test at Cranfield Field, MS ( view )CO2 Sequestration in Hydrocarbon Reservoirs ( view )The Sequestration Training, Outreach, Research and Education (STORE) ( view )Fluid Flow Modeling in Shale Gas Cores ( view )
Grant for develping analytical simulation tools (PI- $ 995,000) - DOE-NETL (2013)
Career-Development Publications Award - GAAC, BEG (2011 - 2013)
Exceptional Talented Fellows Scholarship Award - Iranian Ministry of Science (2006 - 2008)
Best Oral Presentation Award - Iranian National Chemical Engineering Society (2005)
Site characterization and reservoir history matching for geological CO2 Sequestration at the S3 site, NETL-DOE, Pittsburgh-PA (2012)
Monitoring, Verification and Accounting (MVA) for CO2 Sequestration and Enhanced Oil Recovery, AAPG-SWS, Fort Worth-TX (2012)
Cranfield Phase III Modeling, Southeast Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnership Stakeholders, Atlanta, GA (2011)
Brine Reinjection into Shallower Aquifers during CO2 Sequestration: A Pressure Management Practice, NGWA Ground Water Summit, Baltimore, MD (2011)
Gas cap impact on CO2 plume migration for long-term storage in saline aquifers, Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies, San Antonio, TX (2010)
Analytical upgridding method to preserve dynamic flow behavior, SPE International Oil & Gas Conference and Exhibition, Denver, CO (2008)
Isolation of a new indigeneous thermophilic strain and investigation of its ability toward biodesulfurization, National Iranian Chemical Engineering Congress, Tehran,IR (2004)