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Office Location: CPE 4.162

Mojdeh Delshad

Research Professor

Department Research Areas:
Geologic Carbon Storage
Enhanced Oil Recovery
Reservoir Engineering
Unconventional Resources
Reservoir Simulation

Educational Qualifications:
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 field demonstrations.

Awards & Honors:
SPE Distinguished Member, 2014.

“A Peer Apart” Rank from SPE for reviewing more than 100 papers, August 2010.

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, 2004.

Outstanding SPE Technical Editor, Oct. 2003.

Highlighted Publications:
Imqam, B., Bai., and M. Delshad, “Micro-Particle Gel Transport Performance through Unconsolidated Sandstone and Its Blocking to Water Flow during Conformance Control Treatments”, Fuel, 231, (November 1, 2018) 479-488. doi: 10.1016/j.fuel.2018.05.099

Luo, H., M. Delshad, G.A. Pope, and K.K. Mohanty, “Scaling up the Interplay of Fingering and Channeling for Unstable water/Polymer Flood in Viscous Oil Reservoirs,” J. of Petroleum Science and Engineering, 165, 332-346, June 2018. doi: 10.106/j.petrol.2018.02.035

Lamas, L.F., V.E. Botechia, M.G. Correia, D.J. Schiozer, and M. Delshad, “Influence of polymer properties on selection of production strategy for a heavy oil field,” J. of Petroleum Science and Engineering, 163, April 2018, 110-118. doi:10.1016/j.petrol.2017.12.074

Cavalcante Filho, J.S.A., M. Delshad, and K. Sepehrnoori, “Estimation of Foam-Flow Parameters for Local Equilibrium Methods by Use of Steady-State Flow Experiments and Optimization Algorithms,” SPE Reservoir Evaluation & Engineering, 21(01), 160-173, February 2018. doi:10.2118/179597-PA

Luo, H., K.K. Mohanty, and M. Delshad, “Modeling and Upscaling Unstable Water and Polymer Floods: Dynamic Characterization of the Effective Viscous Fingering,” SPE Reservoir Evaluation & Engineering, 20(04), 779-794, November 2017. doi:10.2118/179648-PA

Jin, L., Z. Li, A. Jamili, M. Kadhum, J. Lu, B.J. Shiau, J.H. Harwell and M. Delshad, “An Analytical Solution for Three-Component, Two-Phase Surfactant Flooding Dependent on the Hydrophilic/Lipophilic-Difference Equation and the Net-Average-Curvature Equation of State,” SPE-185946-PA, SPE Journal, 22(05), October 2017.

Lotfollahi, M., R. Farajzadeh, M. Delshad, A.-K. Al-Abri, B.M. Wassing, R. Al-Mjeni, K. Awan, P., Bedrikovetsky, “Mechanistic Simulation of Polymer Injectivity in Field Tests,” SPE Journal, 21(04), August 2016. doi: 10.2118/174665-PA

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.

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," Journal of Petroleum Science and Technology, 29:2017-2026, 2011.

Recent paper proceedings:
Al-Murayri, M.T., D., Alrukaibi, A.A. Hassan, F. Qureshi, F., M. Delshad, J. driver, S. Badham, C. Bouma, E. Zijlstra, Z. Li, “Transforming Challenges into Opportunities: First High Salinity Polymer Injection Deployment in a Sour Sandstone Heavy Oil Reservoir,” SPE 200163-MS, SPE Oman Petroleum & Energy Show, 2020.

Zheng, Z., H. Jung, A. Datta Gupta, and M. Delshad, “History Matching and Optimal Design of Chemically Enhanced Oil Recovery Using Multi-Objective Optimization,” SPE 193860 presented at the 2019 SPE Reservoir Simulation Conference, Galveston, TX, April 10-11, 2019.

Al_Enzi, H. ,S. Adkins, A. Qubian, and M. Delshad, “Evaluation and Prediction of Emulsion Formation in Produced Fluids during an ASP flood Applied to a Carbonate Reservoir in Kuwait,” EAGE IOR 2019, Pau, France, 8-11 April, 2019.

Al-Murayri, M.T., D.S. Kamal, A.H. Alizadeh, P. Suniga, C. Britton, and M. Delshad, “Improving Oil Recovery from Carbonate Rocks Using Compositionally Modified Water Injection,” EAGE IOR 2019, Pau, France, 8-11 April, 2019.

Al-Murayri, M.T., D.S. Kamal, A. Al-Qattan, W. Winoto, Z. Li, C. Britton, and M. Delshad, “A practical and Economically Feasible Surfactant EOR Strategy: Impact of Injection Water Ions on Surfactant Utilization, SPE 198002-MS, 4th Kuwait Oil &Gas Conference and Show, Oct. 13-16, 2019, Kuwait City, Kuwait.

Al-Murayri, M.T., D.S. Kamal, HM. Al-Sabah, T. AbdulSalam, A. Al-Shamali, R. Quttainah, D. Glushko,, C. Britton, M. Delshad, J. Liyanage, and R.M. Dean,“ Low Salinity Polymer Flooding in A High Temperature, Low Permeability Carbonate Reservoir in West Kuwait,” SPE 198000-MS, 4th Kuwait Oil &Gas Conference and Show, Oct. 13-16, 2019, Kuwait City, Kuwait.

Al-Murayri, M.T., D.S. Kamal, Z. Li, and M. Delshad,“ Development of an Integrated Approach to Improve Heavy Oil Recovery from Low permeability Carbonate Reservoir,” SPE 198107-MS, 4th Kuwait Oil &Gas Conference and Show, Oct. 13-16, 2019, Kuwait City, Kuwait.