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)

Postdocs

Houman Bedayat
I received the PhD degree in petroleum engineering (minor in mathematics) from Louisiana State University in 2014. My doctoral dissertation was a study on the poroelastic inhomogeneities and their applications in reservoir geomechanics. Before joining LSU, I was a masters student in geotechnical engineering at Sharif University of Technology, where I worked on lateral displacement of piles in saturated soils. I have also pursued my undergrad degree from the civil engineering department at Sharif University of Technology. My main research interests are in the area of reservoir geomechanics, particularly the theory of poroelasticity, fluid flow in porous media, and fluid-rock interaction with the application in physical phenomena including fluid withdrawal/injection, Carbon dioxide geological storage, land subsidence, borehole failure, pumping, injection or reservoir ponding induced earthquake, and hydraulic fracturing. My current research at Bureau of Economic Geology is studying the effects of poroelastic stresses created by CO2 plumes, and near wellbore thermo-elastic analyses of rocks, detecting CO2 leaks by interrogating pressure data in monitoring zones, and/or detecting plume extension by pressure analysis in the injection zone.

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

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

Short-term projects:
Emmanuel Belostrino, Chemical Engineering
Ian M. Hanes, Hydrogeology


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)