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

Research Locations

Current Research Programs & Projects

SECARB 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 )EASiTool ( 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)

Committee member, GAAC Award Committee, BEG (2013 - Present)


Reza Ganjdanesh
Multiphase fluid flow in porous media Numerical simulation of EOR and carbon storage processes Methane and geothermal energy production from geopressured/geothermal aquifers Integrated carbon capture and storage processes Phase behavior modeling of complex mixtures of hydrocarbons

Ali Goudarzi

Houman Bedayat, 2014 - 2015, Currently: Research Associate at Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, LSU
• Ph.D. in Petroleum Engineering/ Minor in Mathematics, Louisiana State University, 2014. • M. Sc. in Geotechnical Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, 2010. • B. Sc. in Civil Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, 2007.

Seunghee Kim, 2013 - 2014, Currently: Assistant Professor at Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Western New England University
Ph.D. Civil and Environmental Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2012 M.S. Civil and Environmental Engineering, KAIST, Korea, 2005 B.S. Civil and Environmental Engineering, KAIST, Korea, 2003

Graduate Students

Sayantan Bhowmik, Ph.D. (Committee Member)
Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering-Replaces PEN

Undergraduate Students

Visiting Scholar:

Mahmood Shakiba, M.Sc., Petroleum Engineering

Short-term projects:

Emmanuel Belostrino, B.Sc., Chemical Engineering
Ian M. Hanes, B.Sc., Hydro-geology

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)

Postdoctoral Fellowship Position (Graduate)
July 9, 2015
Postdoctoral Fellowship Position

The Bureau of Economic Geology in the Jackson School of Geosciences at The University of Texas at Austin currently has long-term, funded projects on the environmental implications of CO2 sequestration. We are currently recruiting recent Ph.D. scientists or engineers for a postdoctoral fellowship position.

Position: Numerical and Analytical Modeling of Fluid Flow in Porous Media Related to CO2 Injection

We are interested in outstanding fellowship applicants with direct experience in reservoir simulation using commercial packages specially CMG package (all modules). Experience in running simulations in parallel environment is a plus. Candidates with interest in theoretical analyses and mathematical modeling of fluid flow problems are of particular interest. Strong and deep understanding of fundamentals of reservoir engineering is a must for applicants. We anticipate that the successful candidate will have formal training in petroleum engineering or related fields.

Successful candidate will be part of Gulf Coast Carbon Center (GCCC), an interdisciplinary team of research geologists and engineers who conduct CO2-sequestration research at the Bureau of Economic Geology. GCCC is one of the world’s leading research groups in CO2 sequestration. Our Frio brine injection experiment was the first to monitor CO2 injection into brine, and we are currently involved in several large scale CO2 injection monitoring projects in the U.S. GCCC collaborates closely with faculty in departments across the UT-Austin campus, other universities, and U.S. Department of Energy national laboratories.

This position will be based in North Austin, at the J.J. Pickle Research Campus, The University of Texas at Austin. Austin is often on the list of top 10 places to live in the U.S.

Please send a resume and a short expression of interest to:

Dr. Seyyed Abolfazl Hosseini
Email at: seyyed.hosseini@beg.utexas.edu

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