Arsalan Zolfaghari Shahrak

Arsalan-ZolfaghariPhD Student of Petroleum Engineering

Room: 1079
Engineering Building

Advisor: Mohammad Piri

Dep. 3295
1000 E.  University Avenue
Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: 307-766-2562


B.S. : Chemical Engineering, emphasis in Petrochemicals and Refinery, Shiraz University, Shiraz, Fars, Iran
M.Sc. : Chemical Engineering, emphasis in Kinetics and Thermodynamics, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Tehran, Iran


1. Zolfaghari A. and Afsari K., Instruction of petroleum engineering software-CMG, Tehran, Tehran, Iran: Taherian Publication, Second edition, ISBN: 978-6005-526-684, 2010
2. “Effects of thermodynamically consistent threshold capillary pressures and composite menisci on residual oil saturation and relative permeability,” Gordon Research Conferences – Flow & Transport in Permeable Media, Bates College, Lewiston, Main, USA, July 2010
3. “Thermodynamically consistent threshold capillary pressures for displacements in mixed-wet irregular capillary tubes,” 17th International Conference on Computational Methods in Water Resources (CMWR), San Francisco, California, USA, July 2008
4. “Design of a comprehensive artificial neural network in modeling of the polymer solution VLE using virtual LLE calculation,” PPEPPD Conference, Hersonissos, Crete, Greece, May 20-25, 2007
5. Zolfaghari A. and Ayatollahi Sh., “Simulation predicts condensate formation in Aghar field,” Oil & Gas Journal, Vol. 104, Issue 47, December 18, 2006
6. “Simulation and prevention of the ‘gasoline loss evaporation’ from fuel stations,” First International Hazard & Safety Conference, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, 2006
7. “Optimization of separator pressures for maximizing oil recovery,” 4th Chemical Engineering and 2nd Petroleum Engineering Student Conference, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, 2003
Research Interests and Area of Specialization:
1. Pore scale network modeling
2. Multi phase flow in porous media
3. Neural network application in petroleum/chemical engineering
4. Thermodynamic multi-phase equilibrium


Current Research Project:
1. Pore scale network modeling of two- and three-phase flow based on thermodynamically consistent threshold capillary pressure
Previous Researches:
1. New method development for calculation of threshold capillary pressure of displacements in mixed-wet irregular capillary tubes based on the energy balance
2. Study of the VLE for polymer-solvent mixtures using artificial neural network
3. Condensate formation near the well-bore in gas-condensate reservoirs
4. Simulation and prevention of gasoline loss evaporation from fuel station
5. Hydrate prediction methods at high pressures
6. Transient heat transfer in cylindrical fins
7. Separators’ pressures optimization for maximizing oil recovery


1. Research assistant at University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming, USA
2. Reservoir manager at MAPSA oil company, Tehran, Tehran, Iran
3. Instructor of simulation/coding software at Shiraz University, Shiraz, Fars, Iran