Publications

53. S. P. Tan and M. Piri, Heat of capillary condensation in nanopores: New insights from equation
of state, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, DOI: 10.1039/C6CP07814A (2017).

 

52. A. Z. Shahrak and M. Piri, Pore-scale network modeling of three-phase flow based on thermo-
dynamically consistent threshold capillary pressures. II. Results, Transport in Porous
Media
(2017). [PDF]

 

51. A. Z. Shahrak and M. Piri, Pore-scale network modeling of three-phase flow based on thermo-
dynamically consistent threshold capillary pressures. I. Results, Transport in Porous
Media
(2017). [PDF]

 

50. M. Khishvand, A.H. Alizadeh, and M. Piri, In-situ characterization of wettability and pore-scale

displacement during two- and three-phase flow in natural porous media, Advances in Water Resources,

97: 279-298 (2016).   [PDF]

 

49. M. Khishvand, M. Akbarabadi, and M. Piri, Micro-scale experimental investigation of the effect

of flow rate on trapping in sandstone and carbonate rock samples, Advances in Water Resources,

94: 379-399 (2016).   [PDF]

 

48. M. Sedghi, M. Piri, and L. Goual, Atomistic molecular dynamics simulations of crude oil/brine

displacement in calcite mesopores, Langmuir, 32(14): 3375-3384 (2016).   [PDF]

 

47. E. Barsotti, S. P. Tan, S. Saraji, M. Piri, and J-H. Chen, A review on capillary condensation in

nanoporous media: Implications for hydrocarbon recovery from tight reservoirs,

Fuel, 184: 344-361 (2016).   [PDF]

 

46. P. Tahmasebi, F. Javadpour, M. Sahimi, and M. Piri, Multiscale study for stochastic

characterization of shale samples, Advances in Water Resources, 89: 91-103 (2016).

[PDF]

 

45. W. Welch and M. Piri, Pore diameter effects on phase behavior of a gas condensate in graphitic

one-and two-dimensional nanopores, Journal of Molecular Modeling, 22(1): 1-9,

DOI: 10.1007/s00894- 015-2894-8 (2016).   [PDF]

 

44. S. Li, M. Akbarabadi, Y. Zhang, and M. Piri, An integrated site characterization-to-optimization

study for commercial-scale carbon dioxide storage, International Journal of Greenhouse Gas

Control, 44: 74-87 (2016).   [PDF]

 

43. M. Akbarabadi, M. Borges, A. Jan, F. Pereira, and M. Piri, A Bayesian framework for the validation

of models for subsurface flows: Synthetic experiments, Computational Geosciences, 19(6):1231- 1250,

DOI: 10.1007/s10596-015-9538-z (2015).   [PDF]

 

42.  S. P. Tan and M. Piri, Equation-of-state modeling of associating-fluids phase equilibria in nanopores,

Fluid Phase Equilibria, 405:  157-166  (2015).   [PDF]

 

41. W. Welch and M. Piri, Molecular dynamics simulations of retrograde condensation in

narrow oil- wet nanopores, Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 119(18): 10040-10047,

DOI: 10.1021/jp511125e (2015).   [PDF]

 

40. S. Saraji and M. Piri, The representative sample size in shale oil rocks and nano-scale

characteization of transport properties, International Journal of Coal Geology, 146: 42-54 (2015).

[PDF]

 

39.  S. P.  Tan and M. Piri, Equation-of-state modeling of confined-fluid phase equilibria in  nanopores,

Fluid Phase Equilibria, 393:  48-63  (2015).   [PDF]

 

38. V. Mirchi, S. Saraji, L. Goual, and M. Piri, Dynamic interfacial tension and wettability of

shale in the presence of surfactants at reservoir conditions, Fuel, 148:127-138,

DOI:10.1016/j.fuel.2015.01.077 (2015).   [PDF]

 

37. X. Li, A. Akbarabadi, Z. T. Karpyn, M. Piri, and E. Bazilevskaya, Experimental investigation

of carbon dioxide trapping due to capillary retention in saline aquifers, Geofluids, 15(4):563-576,

DOI: 10.1111/gfl.12127 (2015).   [PDF]

 

36. A. Aghaei and M. Piri, Direct pore-to-core up-scaling of displacement processes: Dynamic

pore network modeling and experimentation, Journal of Hydrology, 522: 488-509 (2015).

[PDF]

 

35. M. Akbarabadi and M. Piri, Co-sequestration of SO2 with supercritical CO2 in carbonates: An

experimental study of capillary trapping, relative permeability, and capillary pressure, Advances in

Water Resources, 77: 44-56 (2015).   [PDF]

 

34. M. Sedghi, M. Piri, and L. Goual, Molecular dynamics of wetting layer formation and forced water

invasion in angular nanopores with mixed wettability, Journal of Chemical Physics, 141(19):194703.

DOI: 10.1063/1.4901752 (2014).   [PDF]

 

33. M. Heshmati and M. Piri, Experimental investigation of dynamic contact angle and capillary rise in

tubes with circular and non-circular cross sections, Langmuir, 30 (47):14151-14162 (2014).   [PDF]

 

32. A. Rahunanthan, F. Furtado, D. Marchesin, and M. Piri, Hysteretic enhancement of carbon dioxide

trapping in deep saline aquifers, Computational Geosciences, 18 (6): 899-912,

DOI:10.1007/s10596- 014-9433-z (2014).   [PDF]

 

31. A. H. Alizadeh, M. Khishvand, M. Ioannidis, and M. Piri, Multi-scale experimental study of carbonated

water injection: An effective process for mobilization and recovery of trapped oil, Fuel, 132: 219-235 (2014).

[PDF]

 

30. A. H. Alizadeh and M. Piri, Three-phase flow in porous media: a review of experimental studies

on relative permeability, Reviews of Geophysics, 52 (3): 468-521, DOI: 10.1002/2013RG000433 (2014).

[PDF]

 

29. S. Saraji, M. Piri, and L. Goual, The effects of SO2 contamination, brine salinity, pressure, and

temperature on dynamic contact angles and interfacial tension of sc-CO2/brine/quartz systems,

International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, 28: 147-155 (2014).   [PDF]

 

28. A. H. Alizadeh and M. Piri, The effect of saturation history on three-phase relative permeability:

an experimental study, Water Resources Research, 50: 1636-1664, DOI:10.1002/2013WR014914 (2014).

[PDF]

 

27. S. Ovaysi and M. Piri, Pore-space alteration induced by brine acidification in subsurface geologic

formations, Water Resources Research, 50(1):  440-452, DOI:10.1002/2013WR014289 (2014).

[PDF]

 

26. S. Tan and M. Piri, Modeling the solubility of nitrogen dioxide in water using perturbed-chain

statistical associating fluid theory, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 52 (45):

16032- 16043 (2013).   [PDF]

 

25. S. P. Tan, Y. Yao, and M. Piri, Modeling the solubility of SO2 + CO2 mixtures in brine at

elevated pressures and temperatures, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research,

52 (31): 10864-10872, DOI: 10.1021/ie4017557 (2013).   [PDF]

 

24. S. Saraji, L. Goual, and M. Piri, Dynamic adsorption of asphaltenes on quartz and calcite packs

in the presence of brine films, Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering

Aspects, 434: 260-267 (2013).   [PDF]

 

23. S. Saraji, L. Goual, M. Piri, and H. Plancher, Wettability of supercritical carbon dioxide/water/quartz

systems: simultaneous measurement of contact angle and interfacial tension at reservoir conditions,

Langmuir, 29(23): 6856-6866, DOI: 10.1021/la3050863 (2013).   [PDF]

 

22. S. Ovaysi and M. Piri, Pore-scale dissolution of CO2 + SO2 in deep saline aquifers,

International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, 15: 119-133 (2013).   [PDF]

 

21. M. Akbarabadi and M. Piri, Relative permeability hysteresis and capillary trapping characteristics

of supercritical CO2/brine systems: An experimental study at reservoir conditions, Advances in Water

Resources, 52: 190-206 (2013).   [PDF]

 

20. S. Ovaysi and M. Piri, Multi-GPU acceleration of direct pore-scale modeling of fluid flow in

natural porous media, Computer Physics Communications, 183 (9): 1890-1898 (2012).   [PDF]

 

19. C. J. Landry, Z. T. Karpyn, and M. Piri, Pore-scale analysis of trapped immiscible fluid structures

and fluid interfacial areas in oil-wet and water-wet bead packs, Geofluids, 11: 209-227 (2011).

[PDF]

 

18. S. Ovaysi and M. Piri, Pore-scale modeling of dispersion in disordered porous media,

Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, 124 (1-4): 68-81 (2011).   [PDF]

 

17. S. Saraji, L. Goual, and M. Piri, Adsorption of Asphaltenes in porous media under flow conditions,

Energy & Fuels, 24(11), 6009-6017 : DOI:10.1021/ef100881k (2010).   [PDF]

 

16.  S.  Ovaysi and M. Piri, Direct pore-level modeling of incompressible fluid flow

in porous media, Journal of Computational Physics, 229 (19):  7456-7476   (2010).

[PDF]

 

15. C. Douglas, F. Furtado, V. Ginting, M. Mendes, F. Pereira, and M. Piri, On the development of a high

performance tool for the simulation of CO2 injection into deep saline aquifers,

Rocky Mountain Geology, 45(2): 151-161, (2010).   [PDF]

 

14. Z. T. Karpyn, M. Piri, and G. Singh, Experimental investigation of trapped oil clusters in a water- wet

bead pack using x-ray microtomography, Water Resources Research, 46(4), W04510,

DOI:10.1029/2008WR007539 (2010).   [PDF]

 

13. B. Raeesi and M. Piri, The effects of wettability and trapping on relationships between interfacial area,

capillary pressure and saturation in porous media: A pore-scale network modeling approach, Journal of

Hydrology, 376(3-4): 337-352, DOI:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2009.07.060 (2009).   [PDF]

 

12. V. S. Suicmez, M. Piri, and M. J. Blunt, Effects of wettability on hydrocarbon trapping,
Advances in Water Resources 31 (3): 503-512,(2008).   [PDF]

 

11. M. I. J. Van Dijke, M. Piri, Introduction to Special Section on Modeling of Pore-Scale Processes,
Water Resources Research 43, W12S01, doi:10.1029/2007WR006332 (2007).   [PDF]

 

10. M. I. J. Van Dijke, M. Piri, J. O. Helland, K. S. Sorbie, M. J. Blunt, and S. M. Skjæveland,
Criteria for three-fluid configurations including layers in a pore with non-uniform wettability, Water
Resources Research
43, W12S05, doi:10.1029/2006WR005761 (2007).   [PDF]

 

9. M. Piri and Z. T. Karpyn, Prediction of Fluid Occupancy in Fractures using Network Modeling
and X-ray Microtomography. Part 2: Results, Physical Review E 76 016316
doi:10.1103/PhysRevE.76.016316 (2007).   [PDF]

 

8. Z. T. Karpyn and M. Piri, Prediction of Fluid Occupancy in Fractures using Network Modeling
and X-ray Microtomography. Part 1: Data Conditioning and Model Description, Physical Review
E 76
016315 doi:10.1103/PhysRevE.76.016315 (2007).   [PDF]

 

7. V. S. Suicmez, M. Piri, and M. J. Blunt, Pore-scale simulation of water alternate gas injection,
Transport in Porous Media, 66: 259-286, doi:10.1007/s11242-006-0017-9 (2007).   [PDF]

 

6. R. C. Fuller, J. H. Prévost and M. Piri, Three-phase equilibrium and partitioning calculations for
CO2 sequestration in saline aquifers, Journal of Geophysical Research – Solid Earth 111, B06207,
doi:10.1029/2005JB003618 (2006).   [PDF]

 

5. M. Piri and M. J. Blunt, Three-dimensional mixed-wet random pore-scale network modeling of
two- and three-phase flow in porous media. I. Model description. Physical Review E, 71 026301
doi:10.1103/PhysRevE.71.026301 (2005).   [PDF]

 

4. M. Piri and M. J. Blunt, Three-dimensional mixed-wet random pore-scale network modeling
of two- and three-phase flow in porous media. II. Results. PPhysical Review E, 71 026302
doi:10.1103/PhysRevE.71.026302 (2005).   [PDF]

 

3. P. H. Valvatne, M. Piri, X. Lopez, and M. J. Blunt, Predictive pore-scale modeling of single
and multiphase flow, Transport in Porous Media, 58 (1-2): 23-41, doi: 10.1007/s11242-004-5468-2
(2005).   [PDF]

 

2. M. Piri, and M. J. Blunt, Three-phase threshold capillary pressures in noncircular capillary tubes
with different wettabilities including contact angle hysteresis, Physical Review E, 70 061603
doi:10.1103/PhysRevE.70.061603 (2004).   [PDF]

 

1. M. J. Blunt, M. D. Jackson, M. Piri, and P. H. Valvatne, Detailed physics, predictive capabilities
and macroscopic consequences for pore-network models of multiphase flow, Advances in Water
Resources
, 25 (8-12) 1069-1089 (2002).   [PDF]

 

CONFERENCE PAPERS, PRESENTATIONS, AND POSTERS

12. A. Zolfaghari Shahrak, M. Piri, and V. S. Suicmez, Thermodynamically Consistent Threshold Cap-
illary Pressures for Displacements in Mixed-wet Irregular Capillary Tubes, Computational Methods
in Water Resources XVII International Conference (CMWR XVII), San Francisco, USA, July 6-10
(2008).

 

11. B. Raeesi and M. Piri, Three-dimensional mixed-wet random pore-scale network modeling of
relationships between interfacial area, capillary pressure and saturation, Computational Methods
in Water Resources XVII International Conference (CMWR XVII), San Francisco, USA, July 6-10
(2008).

 

10. V. S. Suicmez, M. Piri, and M. J. Blunt, Surprising Trends on Trapped Hydrocarbon Saturation
with Wettability, Society of Core Analysts, 21st International Symposium of the Society of Core
Analysts, Calgary, Canada, September 10-14, Poster Number SCA2007-51, (2007).

 

9. S. Ovaysi and M. Piri, Dynamic pore-level modeling of multi-phase displacement processes in non-
circular capillary tubes using a particle-based method, 60th Annual Meeting of the APS Division
of Fluid Dynamics, Salt Lake City, Utah, November 18-20, (2007).

 

8. B. B. Alamdari, T. LaForce and M. Piri, Impact of Self-Consistent Physically-Based Three-Phase
Relative Permeability on Oil Recovery by Secondary Gas-flooding, Paper SPE 110507, Proceedings
of the SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, Anaheim, California, November 11-14
(2007).

 

7. Z. T. Karpyn, and M. Piri, Prediction of fluid occupancy in fractures using network modeling and
X-ray microtomography, AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, December 11-15 (2006).

 

6. M. I. J. Van Dijke, M. Piri, K. S. Sorbie, and M. J. Blunt, Criterion for three-fluid configurations
including layers in a pore with non-uniform wettability, Proceedings of the Computational Methods
in Water Resources XVI International Conference (CMWR XVI), Copenhagen, Denmark, June 19-
22 (2006).

 

5. V. S. Suicmez, M. Piri, and M. J. Blunt, Pore-scale simulation of water alternate gas injection,
Proceedings of the Computational Methods in Water Resources XVI International Conference
(CMWR XVI), Copenhagen, Denmark, June 19-22 (2006).

 

4. V. S. Suicmez, M. Piri, and M. J. Blunt, Pore-scale simulation of water alternate gas injection, Pore
Scale Modeling of Three-Phase WAG Injection: Prediction of Relative Permeabilities and Trapping
for Different Displacement Cycles, Paper SPE 95594, Proceedings of the SPE/DOE Symposium on
Improved Oil Recovery held in Tulsa, OK, USA, April 22-26 (2006).

 

3. M. J. Blunt, B. Bijeljic, H. Dong, M. Jackson, X. Lopez, H. Okabe, M. Piri, and P. Valvatne,
Predictive pore-scale modeling, Proceedings of DEVEX, Aberdeen, UK, May 18-19 (2005).

 

2. M. Piri, J. H. Prévost and R. Fuller, Carbon Dioxide sequestration in saline aquifers: evaporation,
precipitation and compressibility effects, Proceedings of the Fourth Annual Conference on Carbon
Capture & Sequestration, WA, May 2-5 (2005).

 

1. M. Piri and M. J. Blunt, Pore-scale modeling of three-phase flow in mixed-wet systems, Paper
SPE 77726, Proceedings of the SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, San Antonio,
TX, September 29-October 2 (2002).