Amir Hossein Alizadeh, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Research Associate                                                                                                                Amir Hossein Alizadeh

Room 1009, Engineering Building

 

University of Wyoming

College of Engineering and Applied Science

Department of Petroleum Engineering

 

Dept. 3295

1000 E. University Avenue

Laramie, WY 82071

Email: aalizade@uwyo.edu

 

Education

Ph.D. Petroleum Engineering, University of Wyoming, USA, 2013

M.Sc. Chemical Engineering, University of Tehran, Iran, 2006

B.Sc. Petroleum Engineering, Petroleum University of Technology, Iran, 2003

 

Academic Experience

  • Postdoctoral Research Associate

–  Department of Petroleum Engineering, University of Wyoming, USA (2013 – present).

 

  • Research Assistant

–  Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, University of Wyoming, USA (2008 – 2013).

–  Petroleum Engineering Laboratory, School of Chemical Engineering, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran (2003 – 2006).

 

  • Teaching Assistant

–  Fundamentals of EOR, Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, University of Wyoming, USA (Spring 2009).

–  Reservoir Rock Properties Laboratory, Department of Petroleum Engineering, Petroleum University of Technology, Ahwaz, Iran (Fall 2001).

 

Research Interests and Areas of Specialization

–  Multiphase flow in porous media

–  Pore-scale displacement physics

–  Improved/enhanced oil recovery (IOR/EOR) techniques

–  Unconventional reservoirs

–  Two- and three-phase relative permeability and capillary pressure measurements

–  Wettability assessment and alteration

–  Interfacial phenomena

–  Geological CO2 storage

–  Reservoir description, characterization, and simulation

 

Current Research Projects

–  Gas injection into ultra-tight rocks at reservoir conditions

–  Matrix-fracture interactions during gas injection

 

Previous Research Projects

–  Oil recovery improvement by low-salinity waterflooding

–  The effect of hydrostatic stress on pore-space deformation and fluid occupancy

–  Pore-scale contact angle measurements using X-ray micro-CT imaging

–  Residual nonwetting phase saturation under high-capillary-number conditions

–  The effect of saturation history on three-phase relative permeability

–  Carbonated water injection (CWI) for oil recovery and CO2 sequestration

–  Wettability alteration as an EOR method in naturally fractured reservoirs

–  Preparation of an in-house three-phase and three-dimensional black oil simulator

 

Journal Publications

  • M. Khishvand, A.H. Alizadeh, I. Oraki Kohshour, and M. Piri (2016), “In-Situ Characterization of Wettability during Low-Salinity Waterflooding”, Water Resources Research, ready to submit.
  • M. Khishvand, A.H. Alizadeh, and M. Piri (2016), “In-Situ Characterization of Wettability and Pore-Scale Displacements during Two- and Three-Phase Flow in Natural Porous Media”, Advances in Water Resources, under revision.
  • A.H. Alizadeh and M. Piri (2014), “Three-Phase Flow in Porous Media: A Review of Experimental Studies on Relative Permeability”, Reviews of Geophysics, 52.
  • A.H. Alizadeh and M. Piri (2014), “The Effect of Saturation History on Three-Phase Relative Permeability: An Experimental Study”, Water Resources Research, 50(2), 1636-1664.
  • A.H. Alizadeh, M. khishvand, M.A. Ioannidis and M. Piri (2014), “A Multi-Scale Experimental Study of Carbonated Water Injection: An Effective Process for Mobilization and Recovery of Trapped Oil”, Fuel, 132, 219-235.
  • H. Vatanparast, A.H. Alizadeh, A. Bahramian, and H. Bazdar (2011), “Wettability Alteration of Low-Permeable Carbonate Reservoir Rocks in Presence of Mixed Ionic Surfactants”, Petroleum Science and Technology, 29(18), 1873-1884.
  • H. Vatanparast, A.H. Alizadeh, A. Bahramian (2009), “Experimental Study of Factors Affecting Original Wettability of Carbonate Rocks and the Effect of Various Surfactants on Wettability Alteration of Low-Permeability Carbonate Cores”, Iranian Chemical Engineering Journal (Special Issue), 8(43), 111-125.
  • A.H. Alizadeh, A.R. Keshavarz, M. Haghighi and A.R. Salehipour (2008), “Experimental Study of Two-Phase Relative Permeability in Iranian Carbonate Rocks”, Journal of Faculty of Engineering (University of Tehran), 42(2(112)), 171-179.

 

Conference Proceedings, Presentations, and Posters

  • M. Sabti, A.H. Alizadeh, and M. Piri (2016), “Three-Phase Flow in Fractured Porous Media: Experimental Investigation of Matrix-Fracture Interactions”, paper SPE181891, to be presented at the SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, Dubai, UAE, 26-28 September.
  • M. Sabti, A.H. Alizadeh, and M. Piri (2016), “Matrix-Fracture Interactions during Gas Injection: A Pore-Scale Experimental Study”, paper SCA2016-18, to be presented at the International Symposium of the Society of Core Analysts, Snow Mass, Colorado, USA, 21-26 August.
  • M. Asadollahkhan Vali, A.H. Alizadeh, M. Piri, and J. Wallace (2016), “Micro-Scale Experimental Investigation of the Effect of Hydrostatic Stress On Pore-Space Deformation and Fluid Occupancy”, paper SCA2016-77, to be presented at the International Symposium of the Society of Core Analysts, Snow Mass, Colorado, USA, 21-26 August.
  • M. Khishvand, A.H. Alizadeh, I. Oraki Kohshour, and M. Piri (2016), “An Improved Insight into Low-Salinity Waterflooding: In-Situ Characterization of Wettability Alteration at Elevated Pressure and Temperature Conditions”, paper SCA2016-32, to be presented at the International Symposium of the Society of Core Analysts, Snow Mass, Colorado, USA, 21-26 August.
  • M. Khishvand, A.H. Alizadeh, and M. Piri (2016), “In-Situ Characterization of Wettability and Pore-Scale Displacements during Two- and Three-Phase Flow in Natural Porous Media”, presented at the 8th International Conference on Porous Media and Annual Meeting of the International Society for Porous Media (InterPore), Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, 9-12 May.
  • M. Khishvand, A.H. Alizadeh, and M. Piri (2015), “Pore-Scale Contact Angle Measurement during Two- and Three-Phase Flow Using X-Ray Microtomography”, presented at the SPWLA 2015 Spring Topical Conference, Stevenson, Washington, USA, 3-7 May.
  • A.H. Alizadeh and M. Piri (2014), “Dependence of Three-Phase Relative Permeability and Oil Layer Flow on Saturation History”, poster presented at the Flow & Transport in Permeable Media Gordon Research Conference, Lewiston, Maine, USA, 6-11 July.
  • M. Khishvand, A.H. Alizadeh, M.A. Ioannidis, and M. Piri (2014), “Multi-Scale Experimental Study of Carbonated Water Injection: An Effective Process for Mobilization and Recovery of Trapped Oil”, poster presented at the Flow & Transport in Permeable Media Gordon Research Conference, Lewiston, Maine, USA, 6-11 July.
  • A.H. Alizadeh and M. Piri (2014), “Dependence of Three-Phase Relative Permeability and Oil Layer Flow on Saturation History”, poster presented at the Flow & Transport in Permeable Media Gordon Research Seminar, Lewiston, Maine, USA, 5-6 July.
  • M. Khishvand, A.H. Alizadeh, M.A. Ioannidis, and M. Piri (2014), “Multi-Scale Experimental Study of Carbonated Water Injection: An Effective Process for Mobilization and Recovery of Trapped Oil”, poster presented at the Flow & Transport in Permeable Media Gordon Research Seminar, Lewiston, Maine, USA, 5-6 July.
  • A.H. Alizadeh and M. Piri (2014), “Three-Phase Relative Permeability, Spreading Oil Layers, and Residual Oil under Various Saturation Histories: An Experimental Study”, presented at the 6th International Conference on Porous Media and Annual Meeting of the International Society for Porous Media (InterPore), Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, 27-30 May.
  • M. Khishvand, A.H. Alizadeh, M.A. Ioannidis, and M. Piri (2014), “Carbonated Water Injection to Mobilize and Recover Trapped Oil: A Three-Phase Miniature Core-Flooding Experiment Using Micro-CT Imaging”, poster presented at the 6th International Conference on Porous Media and Annual Meeting of the International Society for Porous Media (InterPore), Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, 27-30 May.
  • A.H. Alizadeh (2014), “Experimental Study of Three-Phase Flow in Porous Media”, Workshop in Experimentation, Mathematical Modeling, and Numerical Simulation of Porous Media Flows, Center for Fundamentals of Subsurface Flow, University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming, USA, 19-21 May.
  • A.H. Alizadeh and M. Piri (2013), “Effect of Saturation History on Three-phase Relative Permeability: An Experimental Study”, paper SCA2013-023, proceedings of the International Symposium of the Society of Core Analysts, Napa Valley, California, USA, 16-19 September.
  • M. Piri, A.H. Alizadeh, M. Akbarabadi, and H. Plancher (2013), “Pore-Scale Characterization and Core-Scale Steady-State Relative Permeability Measurements – Minnelusa Advanced Core Analysis and Evaluation Project”, presented at the EOR Commission and Technical Advisory Board Meeting, Laramie, Wyoming, USA, 24 July.
  • A.H. Alizadeh, M.A. Ioannidis, and M. Piri (2012), “Recovery of Waterflood Residual Oil Using CO2-Saturated Brine Injection”, presented at the 4th International Conference on Porous Media and Annual Meeting of the International Society for Porous Media (InterPore), Lafayette, Indiana, USA, 14-16 May.
  • A.H. Alizadeh, M.A. Ioannidis, and M. Piri (2011), “CO2-Saturated Brine Injection: An Effective Process for Mobilization and Recovery of Waterflood Residual Oil”, paper SCA2011-07, proceedings of the International Symposium of the Society of Core Analysts, Austin, Texas, USA, 18-21 September.
  • A.H. Alizadeh, A.R. Keshavarz, and M. Haghighi (2007), “Flow Rate Effect on Two-Phase Relative Permeability in Iranian Carbonate Rocks”, paper SPE 104828, proceedings of the SPE Middle East Oil and Gas Show and Conferences, Bahrain, March 11-14.
  • M. Riazi, A.H. Alizadeh, and M. Haghighi (2006), “Experimental Study of Gravity Drainage during Gas Injection in Carbonate Rocks”, paper 2006-167, proceeding of the Canadian International Petroleum Conference, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, June 13-15.