Phone: (512) 471-3219, (512) 471-3161
Office: CPE 2.502
Research Areas: Environmental Engineering; Fundamental Processes; Reservoir Engineering; CO2 enhanced oil recovery, and Chemical Enhanced Oil Recovery, Improve Oil Recovery Processes from Fractured Carbonates
PhD, petroleum engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, 1986
PGE Courses Taught:
Fundamentals of Enhanced Oil Recovery
Develop mechanistic numerical models for gas and chemical enhanced oil recovery processes in sandstone and fractured carbonate reservoirs including large-scale reservoir simulation and application of such processes. The research area includes the development of reservoir simulator for CO2 injection in saline aquifers and history matching of existing field demonstrations.
Awards & Honors:
SPE Distinguished Member, 2014
“A Peer Apart” Rank from SPE for reviewing more than 100 papers, August 2010
Outstanding SPE Technical Editor, Oct. 2003
2004 Award for best paper in Petrophysics, "Assessment of in-situ hydrocarbon saturation in the presence of deep invasion and highly saline connate water" with C. Verdin
N. Fathi Najafabadi, C. Han, M. Delshad, and K. Sepehrnoori, "Development of a Three-Phase, Fully Implicit, Parallel Chemical Flood Simulator," JSPT, 2012.
A. Mollaei, M. Delshad, L.W. Lake, "Application and Variance Based Sensitivity Analysis of Surfactant-Polymer Flooding Using Modified Chemical Flood Predictive Model" J. Petrol Science and Engineering, 2012
H. Kalaei, Jinapor, M. Delshad, “Chemical Flooding Optimization Using the Experimental Design Approach and Response Surface Methodology,” Int. J. of Oil, Gas and Coal Technology 050302, 2012.
Shi, J.; Varavei, A.; Huh, C.; Delshad, M.; Sepehrnoori, K.; Li, X. “Viscosity Model of Preformed Microgels for Conformance and Mobility Control,” Energy Fuels, 2011, DOI: 10.1021/ef200408u.
Shi, J.; Varavei, A.; Huh, C.; Delshad, M.; Sepehrnoori, K.; Li, X., “Transport model implementation and simulation of microgel processes,” Energy Fuels, 2011, DOI: 10.1021/ef200835c.
C. Yuan, M. Delshad, and M.F. Wheeler, "Modeling Multiphase Non-Newtonian Polymer Flow in IPARS Parallel Framework, " American Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Networks and Heterogeneous Media, Vol. 5, No. 3, September 2010, p. 583-602.
M. Delshad, M.F. Wheeler, S.G. Thomas, "Parallel Numerical Reservoir Simulations of Non-Isothermal Compositional Flow and Chemistry," SPE paper 118847, the 2009 SPE Reservoir Simulation Symposium, Houston, TX, Feb 2-4, SPE Journal., June 2011.
N. Fathi Najafabadi, M. Delshad, Q.P. Nguyen, and J. Zhang, "Wettability Modification of Fractured Carbonates Using Sodium Metaborate: Part I: Laboratory Results and Simulation Procedure," Accepted for publication, Journal of Petroleum Science and Technology, 29:2017-2026, 2011.
N. Fathi Najafabadi, M. Delshad, A. Farhadinia, and K. Sepehrnoori, "Wettability Modification of Fractured Carbonates Using Sodium Metaborate: Part II: History Match Results and Sensitivity Simulations," Accepted for publication, Journal of Petroleum Science and Technology,29:2160-2175, 2011.
M. Delshad, N. Fathi Najafabadi, G.A. Anderson, G.A. Pope, and K. Sepehrnoori, "Modeling Wettability Alteration by Surfactants in naturally Fractured Reservoirs," SPE Reservoir Evaluation& Engineering, June 2009, 361-370..