Nazarbayev University
School of Mining & Geosciences

School of Mining & Geosciences

Faculty

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Prof. Randy Hazlett
Dean / Professor
Phone : +7 (7172) 694551
Education
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  1. PhD Chemical Engineering University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX USA 1986
  2. MSc Chemical Engineering University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX USA 1983
  3. BSc Chemical Engineering University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX USA 1980
Employment history
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  1. 2019 to date: Professor of Petroleum Engineering, School of Mining and Geosciences, Nazarbayev University, Astana, Kazakhstan
  2. 2012 - 2019: Associate Professor, McDougall School of Petroleum Engineering, The University of Tulsa, Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA
  3. 2001 - 2012: President, Potential Research Solutions, Dallas, Texas USA
  4. 1986 - 2001: Senior Staff Engineering, Dallas Research Laboratory, Mobil Research and Development Corporation, Dallas, TX  USA 
Awards/Honours
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  1. Chevron Visiting Scholar: 2015
  2. Chevron Fellow: 2013, 2014, 2016, 2018
Research Interests
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  1. Well inflow performance
  2. Unconventional reservoirs
  3. Enhanced Oil Recovery
  4. Computational Fluid Dynamics
Publications
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  1. Hazlett, R. D. and Babu, D. K. 2018. Transient Inflow Performance Modeling from Analytic Line Source Solutions for Arbitrary Trajectory Wells, SPEJ 23 (3), 906-918. doi:10.2118/189463-PA
  2. Akinluyi, O. and Hazlett, R. D. 2018. EOR Potential for Lean Gas Reinjection in Zipper Fracs in Liquid-Rich Basins, SPEJ 23 (3), 625-639. doi:10.2118/179577-PA
  3. Guanzheng Qu,Desheng Zhou,Kai Zhao,Randy Doyle Hazlett,Zhanqing Qu,David Freed. 2018.  Lattice Boltzmann Simulation of Fluid Migration in Mismatched Rough Fractures Based on Gaussian Distribution, Journal of China University of Petroleum (4), 88-98. doi:10.3969/j.issn.1673-5005.2018.03.011.
  4. Guanzheng Qu, Desheng Zhou, Randy Doyle Hazlett, Jiao Peng, Siwei Wu.  2017.  Study on Flow Characteristics  of Tensile Fractures Based on Lattice Boltzmann Method, Special Oil & Gas Reservoirs.
  5. Hazlett, R. 2017. Flux Characterization in Heterogeneous Transport Problems by the Boundary Integral Method, in Integral Methods in Science and Engineering, Vol. 2, Chapter 12, C. Constanda et al., (eds.)., Springer International Publishing, DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-59387-6_12.
  6. Bao, A., Hazlett, R. D., & Babu, D. K. 2017. A Discrete, Arbitrarily Oriented 3D Plane-Source Analytical Solution to the Diffusivity Equation for Modeling Reservoir Fluid Flow. SPEJ (May 1) 1-15. doi:10.2118/185180-PA
  7. Zhang, Y. and Hazlett, R. D. 2016. Parametric Representation of Boundary Flux in Heterogeneous Potential Flow Problems, Journal of Computational and Applied Mathematics 307, 65-71.
  8. Qu, G, Qu, Z., Hazlett, R. D., Freed, D., Mustafayev, R. 2016.  Geometrical Description and Permeability Calculation About Shale Tensile Micro-fractures, Petroleum Exploration and Development, 43( 1), 124-130, ISSN 1876-3804, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S1876-3804(16)30014-3.
  9. Otomo, H., Fan, H, Hazlett, R, Li, Y, Staroselsky, I, Zhang, R, and Chen, H.  2015. Simulation of Residual Oil Displacement in a Sinusoidal Channel with the Lattice Boltzmann Method, Comptes-Rendus de Mecanique de l’Academie des Sciences 343, 559-570.
  10. Hazlett, R. D. and Babu, D. K. 2014. Discrete Wellbore and Fracture Productivity Modeling for Unconventional Wells and Unconventional Reservoirs, SPEJ 19(01), 19-33.
  11. Hazlett, R. D. and Babu, D. K. 2013. Influence of Cell Boundary Flux Distribution on Well Pressure. Procedia Computer Science 18, 2137-2146.
  12. Hazlett, R. D., Babu, D. K. 2009. Readily Computable Green’s and Neumann Functions for Symmetry-Preserving Triangles, Quarterly of Applied Math LXVII (3) 579-592.
  13. Hazlett, R. D., Babu, D. K., & Lake, L. W.  2007. Semianalytical Stream-Function Solutions on Unstructured Grids for Flow in Heterogeneous Media,  SPEJ (June)  179-187.
  14. Hazlett, R. D. & Babu, D. K.  2005. Optimal Well Placement in Heterogeneous Reservoirs Via Semi-Analytic Modeling,  SPEJ (Sept)  286-296.
  15. Hazlett, R. D. & Vaidya, R. N.  2002. Lattice Boltzmann Simulations and Contact Angle Hysteresis in Convergent-Divergent Media,  Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering 33 161-171.
  16. McCann, R., Hazlett, R. D., & Babu, D. K.  2001. Highly Accurate Approximations of Green's and Neumann Functions on Rectangular Domains, Proc. Royal Society A 457, 767-772.
  17. Hazlett, R. D. & Furr, M. J.  2000. Percolation Model for Permeability Reduction in Porous Media by Continuous-Gas Foams,  Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research  39 (8) 2709-2716.
  18. Ward, A. D., Ottewill, R. H., & Hazlett, R. D.  1999. An Investigation into the Stability of Aqueous Films Separating Hydrocarbon Drops from Quartz Surfaces, Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering  24(2-4) 213-220.
  19. Coles, M. E., Hazlett, R. D., Muegge, E. L., Jones, K. W., Andrews, B., Dowd, B., Siddons, P., Peskin, A., Spanne, P., & Soll, W. E.  1998. Developments in Synchrotron X-Ray Microtomography with Applications to Flow in Porous Media, SPE Reservoir Evaluation & Engineering., August.
  20. Hazlett, R. D., Chen, S. Y., & Soll, W. E.  1998. Wettability and Rate Effects on Immiscible Displacement:  Lattice Boltzmann Simulation in Microtomographic Images of Reservoir Rocks,  Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering 20 167-175.
  21. Coles, M. E., Hazlett, R. D., Spanne, P., Soll, W. E., Muegge, E. L., & Jones, K. W.  1998. Pore Level Imaging of Fluid Transport Using Synchrotron X-Ray Microtomography, Petroleum Science and Engineering 19 (1/2) 55-64.
  22. Hazlett, R. D.  1997. Statistical Characterization and Stochastic Modeling of Pore Networks in Relation to Fluid Flow,  J. Mathematical Geology. 29(6) 801-822.
  23. Coles, M. E., Hazlett, R. D., Spanne, P., Muegge, E. L., & Furr, M. J.  1996. Characterization of Reservoir Core Using Computed Microtomography,  SPEJ,  October.
  24. Vaidya, R. N., Hazlett, R. D., Buckles, J. J., Coles, M. E., Grunau, D. W., Chen, S. Y., & Eggert, K.G.  1996. Simulation of Wettability Effects by Cellular Automata Methods, in Proceedings of the 3rd International Symposium on Reservoir Wettability Evaluation and Its Effect on Oil Recovery,  University of Wyoming,  89-93.
  25. Garrison, J. R., Hazlett, R. D., Babu, D. K., Laali, H., & Smallwood, L. D.  1996. Electronic Flow Rate-Controlled Probe Permeametry: Theory, Instrumentation, Accuracy, Precision, Limitations, and Application,  In-Situ  20(2) 161-198.
  26. Hazlett, R. D.  1995. Simulation of Capillary-Dominated Displacements in Microtomographic Images of Reservoir Rocks,  in Multiphase Flow in Porous Media, P. Adler, (ed.) 21-35.
  27. Hazlett, R. D.  1995. Simulation of Capillary-Dominated Displacements in Microtomographic Images of Reservoir Rocks,  Transport in Porous Media  20 21-35.
  28. Hazlett, R. D.  1995. Soluble Gas Injection for Waterflood Profile Modification,  in New Developments in Improved Oil Recovery,  Geological Society Publishing House, Bath,  125-131.
  29. Buckles, J. J., Hazlett, R. D., Chen, S., Eggert, K. G., Grunau, D. W., & Soll, W. E.  1994. Toward Improved Prediction of Reservoir Flow Performance: Simulating oil and water flows at the pore scale, Los Alamos Science  22 112-121.
  30. Hazlett, R. D.  1993. On Surface Roughness Effects in Wetting Phenomena,  in Contact Angle, Wettability and Adhesion,  K. L. Mittal, Ed., VSP,  173-181.
  31. Hazlett, R. D., Furr, M. J., & Navarro, R.  1993. A Correlation for Miscible Flood Displacement Efficiency in the San Andres with NMR Relaxation,  SPE Advanced Technology Series  (April).
  32. Hazlett, R. D.  1992. On Surface Roughness Effects in Wetting Phenomena,  Journal of Adhesion Science and Technology   6(6)  625-633.
  33. Sanchez, J. M. & Hazlett,  R. D. 1992. Foam Flow Through Oil Wet Porous Medium:  A Laboratory Study, SPE Reservoir Engineering  (February)  91-97.
  34. Hazlett, R. D.  1990. Fractal Applications:  Wettability and Contact Angle,  Journal of Colloid and Interface Science  137  527-533.
  35. Hazlett, R. D. & Schechter, R. S.  1988. Stability of Macroemulsions, Colloids and Surfaces 29 53-69.
  36. Hazlett, R. D. & Schechter, R. S.  1988. Droplet Coalescence Near Liquid/Liquid Critical Points,  Colloids and Surfaces  29 71-87.
  37. Hazlett, R. D., Schechter, R. S., & Aggarwal, J. K.  1985. Image Processing Techniques for the Estimation of Drop Size Distributions,  Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Fundamentals  24  101-105.
Prof. Ali Mortazavi
Professor
Phone : +7 (7172) 694894
Research Interests
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  1. Open Pit Mine Design
  2. Rock Dynamics
  3. Numerical modeling
  4. Deep & Large underground structures
  5. High slope analysis and design
  6. Petroleum geomechanics
  7. Rock fragmentation
Publications
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Books

  1. Mortazavi A., Rock DynamicsAmirkabir University of Technology Publishing, 2015.
  2. Molladavodi H., Mortazavi A., Constitutive Modeling of Geomaterials: Advances and New ApplicationsSpringer Series in Geomechanics and Geoengineering2012 (Chapter publication).

Inventions & Patents

Mortazavi A., Atapour H., Development, Design, and Construction of a True Triaxial System for Reservoir Depletion Simulation Under Real Rock Stress and Fluid Pressure FieldsIran Patent Office No. 91531, Feb. 2017.


US Patent Publication No.: 20190033198

(https://patentscope.wipo.int/search/en/detail.jsf?docId=US236793106&_cid=P11-JYWZ2W-33686-1)

Peer Reviewed ISI Journal Publications

  1. Mortazavi A., Hosseiniyan J., Numerical analysis of pillar width selection in multiple oil storage caverns, Geotechnical and Geological Engineering, Vol. 38, pp. 3025-3040, 2020.
  2. Atapour H., Mortazavi A.Performance evaluation of newly developed true triaxial stress loading and pore pressure applying system to simulate the reservoir depletion and injectionGeotechnical Testing Journal, ASTM International, No. 43, Accepted Online April 2019.
  3. Arab Khaburi M., Mortazavi A.Slope Stability Analysis of Sarcheshmeh Copper Mine West Wall Under Seismic LoadsGeotechnical and Geological Engineering, Vol. 37, Issue 4, 3141-3155, 2019.
  4. Mortazavi A., Atapour H.An experimental study of stress changes induced by reservoir depletion under true triaxial stress loading conditionsJournal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, Elsevier Ltd, Vol. 171, 1366-1377, December 2018.
  5. Atapour H., Mortazavi A.The Influence of mean grain size on uniaxial compressive strength of weakly consolidated reservoir sandstonesJournal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, Elsevier Ltd, Vol 171, 63-70, December 2018.
  6. Atapour H., Mortazavi A.The effect of grain size and cement content on index properties of weakly solidified artificial sandstonesJournal of Geophysics and Engineering, IOP Science, February, 2018.
  7. Karimi M., Mortazavi A.Ahmadi M., An innovative work flow for automated history matching of giant oil reservoirs based on smart proxy model, Kuwait Journal of Science, 2018.
  8. Karimi M., Mortazavi A.Ahmadi M., Applying an Optimized Proxy-Based Workflow for Fast History matchingArabian Journal of Geosciences, Springer Ltd, 10:462, October, 2017.
  9. Moghadami M., Mortazavi A.Development of a risk-based methodology for rock slope analysisInternational Journal of Civil Engineering, Springer Ltd, Vol. 16, Issue 10, 1317-1328, 2018.
  10. Mortazavi A., Maadikhah A., An investigation of the effects of important grouting and rock parameters on the grouting processGeomechanics & Geoengineering: An International Journal, Taylor & Francis, Vol. 3, 219-235, 2016.
  11. Mortazavi A., Saati V., Numerical investigation of Extra Large Flat Jack Testing of Bakhtiyari Dam ProjectGeotechnical Testing Journal, ASTM International, Vol. 40, No. 3, 1-17, 2017.
  12. Mortazavi A., Nasab H., Analysis of the behaviour of large underground oil storage caverns in salt rockInternational Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics, Sep. Issue, 1545-1561, John Wiley Ltd., 2016.
  13. Mortazavi A.Asadipour M.R., Salajegheh P., Eslami M.Application of 3D numerical methods to the design of high rock slopesArabian Journal of Geosciences, Springer Ltd., Vol. 8, 9577-9698, 2015.
  14. Mortazavi A.Abbaslo Z., Ebrahimi L., Keshavarz A., Masoomi A., Geotechnical investigation and design of leaching heap No. 2, Meydook copper mine, IranMinerals Engineering, Elsevier Ltd., Vol. 79, 185-195, 2015.
  15. Hamidi F., Mortazavi A.A new three dimensional approach to numerically model hydraulic fracturing processJournal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, Elsevier Ltd., No. 124, 451-467, 2014.
  16. Aliabadian Z., Sharafisafa M., Mortazavi A.Moarefvand P., Wave and fracture propagation in continuum and fractured rock masses: distinct element modelingArabian Journal of Geosciences, Springer Ltd., Vol. 7, 5021-5035, 2014.
  17. Sharafisafa M., Aliabadian Z., Alizadeh R., Mortazavi A.Distinct element modelling of fracture plan control in continuum and jointed rock mass in presplitting method of surface miningInternational Journal of Mining Science and Technology, Elsevier Ltd., Vol. 24, 871-881, 2014.
  18. Mortazavi A.Tabatabaee Alavi F.A numerical study of the behavior of fully grouted rockbolts under dynamic loadingSoil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, Elsevier Ltd., Vol. 54, pp. 66-72, 2013.
  19. Nasehi M.J., Mortazavi A.Investigation of the effects of in-situ stress regime and intact rock strength parameters on the hydraulic fracturing processJournal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, Elsevier Ltd., Vol. 108, 211-221, 2013.
  20. Mortazavi A., Molladavoodi H.A numerical investigation of brittle rock damage mechanics in deep underground openingsEngineering Fracture Mechanics, Elsevier Ltd., No. 90, 101-120, 2012.
  21. Molladavoodi H., Mortazavi A., A damage-based numerical analysis of brittle rocks failure mechanismFinite Elements in Analysis and Design, Elsevier Ltd., No. 9, 991-1003, 2011.
  22. Saati V., Mortazavi A., Numerical modelling of in situ stress calculation using borehole slotter testTunnelling and Underground Space Technology, Elsevier Ltd., No. 26, 172-178, 2011.
  23. Molladavodi H., Mortazavi A.Development of a damage model for rock materials under compressive and tensile stress fieldsArchives of Mining Sciences, No. 3, 597-628, 2010.
  24. Mortazavi A., Hassani F.P. Shabani M., A numerical investigation of rock pillar failure mechanism in underground openingsComputers and Geotechnics, Elsevier Ltd., No. 36, 691-697, 2009.
  25. Hassani F.P., Mortazavi A., Shabani M., An investigation of mechanisms involved in backfill-rock mass behaviour in narrow vein miningJournal of South African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy., No. 108, 1-10, 2008.
  26. Mortazavi A., Rajaeyan H., Adibi N., A field study of trench blasting in rock masses with discontinuityJournal of Energetic Materials, Vol. 3, No. 1, 2008.
  27. Mortazavi A., Anchorage and shear strength properties for composite tendons used in earthwork support systemsConstruction and Building Materials, Elsevier Ltd, 21, 109-117, 2007.
  28. Grayeli R, Mortazavi ADiscontinuous deformation analysis with 2nd order finite element meshed blockInt. Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics, John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Vol. 30, 1545-1561, 2006.
  29. Mortazavi A.A numerical study of the rock pillar failure mechanismsAmirkabir Journal of Science & Technology, Vol. 17, No. 64C, 2006.
  30. Farrokh E., Mortazavi A., Shamsi G.Evaluation of ground convergence and squeezing potential in the TBM driven Ghomroud tunnel projectTunnelling and Underground Space Technology, Elsevier Ltd, 21, 504-510, 2006.
  31. Mortazavi A.Discontinuum modelling of blasting process in blocky rock mediaAmirkabir Journal of Science and Technology, No. 61, 2005.
  32. Andrieux P., R.K. Brummer, Q. Liu, A. Mortazavi, B. SimserDestress blasting: a monitored field trial at Brunswick mineCanadian Institute of Mining (CIM) JournalNov.-Dec. 2003. 
  33. Mortazavi A., P. D. Katsabanis, Modelling Burden Size and Strata Dip Effects on the Surface Blasting Process, Int. Journal of Rock Mech. & Min. Sci., 38 (4), 481-498, 2001.
  34. Mortazavi A., P. D. Katsabanis, Modelling the influence of joint orientation and continuity on the process of rock breakage by blasting, Int. Journal of Blasting and Fragmentation, 3 (4), 2001.
  35. Mortazavi A., P. D. KatsabanisDiscontinuum modelling of blasthole expansion and explosive gas pressurization in jointed rock massesInt. Journal of Blasting and Fragmentation, (3)249-268, 1998.
  36. Mortazavi A., P. D. Katsabanis, Modelling of blasthole expansion and explosive gas pressurization in jointed mediaInt. Journal of Rock Mech. & Min. Sci.35 (4/5)497-498 1998.

Selected Conference Paper Publications

  1. Mortazavi A.Implementation of Joint Waviness/Roughness into DEM SimulationsThe 5th International ITASCA Symposium, February 17-21, 2020, Vienna, Austria
  2. Mortazavi A., Abbaslo Z., Ebrahimi L., Keshavarz A., Masoumi A.Geotechnical analysis and design of leaching heap No. 2, Meydook Copper MineThe 13th International ISRM Congress (Best paper award), 2015, May 10-13, Montreal, Canada
  3. Mortazavi A., Nasab H.A numerical investigation of the behaviour of large underground oil storage caverns in soft rocksThe 13th International ISRM Congress, 2015, May 10-13, Montreal, Canada.
  4. Mortazavi A., Hassani F.P., Saati V., Numerical modeling of in-situ rock mass testing using extra-large flat jack testEUROCK 2015 & 64th Geomechanics Colloquium, 2015, Salzburg, Austria.
  5. Mortazavi A., Moghadami M.Development of a risk assessment model for underground openings23rd World Mining Congress, 2013, August 11-15, Montreal, Canada.
  6. Mortazavi A., Tabatabaee Alavi F.A study of the behaviour of fully grouted rockbolts subjected to dynamic loading in underground miningSixth International Seminar on Deep and High Stress Mining, 2012, March 28-30, Perth, Australia.
  7. Mortazavi A.An investigation of the effects of joint roughness on the stability of underground openings subjected to dynamic loadingSixth International Seminar on Deep and High Stress Mining, 2012, March 28-30, Perth, Australia.
  8. Molladavodi H, Mortazavi A., Study of Rock Bending Failure Mechanism Based on a Proposed Damage ModelThe second International Symposium on Constitutive Modelling Advances and New Applications, 2012, Beijing, China.
  9. Mortazavi A., Sharafisafa M.Numerical analysis of effect of Rock Bridge on blast-induced wave propagation in jointed mediaRock Fragmentation by Blasting Conference, Fragblast 10, 2012: November 24-29, New Delhi, India.
  10. Sharafisafa M., Mortazavi AA numerical analysis of the presplitting controlled blasting methodRock Fragmentation by Blasting Conference, Fragblast 10, 2012: November 24-29, New Delhi, India.
  11. Gharadash S., Mortazavi A.Determination of optimal face pressure in EPB shield tunneling in soft ground-A case study Mashhad Metro line 2The 45th US Rock Mechanics Symposium and 5th US-Canada Rock Mechanics Symposium, 2011, June 25-29, San Francisco, USA.
  12. Sharafisafa M., Mortazavi A., A numerical analysis of the presplitting controlled blasting method45th US Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium (ARMA), San Francisco, CA, USA, 2011: June 26-29.
  13. Sharafisafa M., Mortazavi A., Numerical analysis of the effect of a fault on blast induced wave propagation45th US Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium, San Francisco (ARMA), CA, USA, 2011: June 26–29.
  14. Sharafisafa M., Mortazavi A., A study of rock behavior under blast dynamic loading: investigation using analytical and 2&3D numerical methods4th Iranian Rock Mechanics Conference (IRMC4) May, 2011: Tehran, Iran.
  15. Hamidi F., Mortazavi A.Three Dimensional Modeling of Hydraulic Fracturing Process in Oil Reservoirs46th US Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium, Chicago (ARMA), USA, 2011: June 23–27.
  16. Mortazavi A., Molladavodi H.Development of a damage-based constitutive model for brittle rocksThe 44th US Rock Mechanics Symposium and 5th US-Canada Rock Mechanics Symposium, 2010, June 27-30, Salt Lake City, USA.
  17. Bonakdar A., Mortazavi A., Numerical analysis of direct shear test and comparison of Mohr-Coulomb versus Barton-Bandis ModelsThe forth Iran International Geotechnical and Soil Mechanics Conference, 2010 (in Persian).
  18. Mortazavi A., Asadipour M., Eslami M., Atashpanjeh A., Salajegheh P.Full-scale 3D slope stability analysis of Sarcheshmeh mine west wallThe 44th US Rock Mechanics Symposium and 5th US-Canada Rock Mechanics Symposium, 2010, June 27-30, Salt Lake City, USA.
  19. Bonakdar A., Mortazavi AImplementation of joint roughness into discontinuum modeling of jointed rock masses, International Conference on Rock Joints and Jointed Rock Masses, 2009, January 7-8, Tucson, Arizona, USA.
  20. Moadikhah A., Mortazavi A, Numerical analysis of the effective Parameters On Grout Propagation in A Jointed Rock MassInternational Conference on Rock Joints and Jointed Rock Masses, 2009, January 7-8, Tucson, Arizona, USA.
  21. Mortazavi A., Fathi E., A numerical investigation of the effect of blasthole delay in rock fragmentation”, 9th International Symposium on Rock Fragmentation by Blasting-FRAGBLAST 9, Sep. 2009, Granada, Spain.
  22. Bahrami V., Mortazavi A.A numerical investigation of hydraulic fracturing process in oil reservoirs using non-linear fracture mechanics5th Asian Rock Mechanics Symposium (ARMS5), 2008, Nov. 24-26, Tehran, Iran.
  23. Mortazavi A.Modelling of crater blasting in jointed rock mass using discontinuous deformation analysis8th International Symposium on Rock Fragmentation by Blasting-FRAGBLAST 8, May 2006, Santiago, Chile.
  24. Grayeli R., Mortazavi AImplementation of a quadratic triangular mesh into the DDA methodThe 7th International Conference on Analysis of Discontinuous Deformations– ICADD-7, December 2005, Hawaii, USA.
  25. Grayeli R., Moosavi M., Mortazavi A., Dynamic Analysis of Rock Slopes Using Discontinuous Deformation Analysisin International Conference on Slope Engineering, Dec. 2003, Hong Kong, China.
  26. Andrieux P., R.K. Brummer, A. Mortazavi, and R. KrogTunneling through paste backfill at Brunswick mine, in 3rd International Symposium on FLAC and FLAC3D Numerical Modelling In GeomechanicsOctober 2003, Sudbury, Canada.
  27. Mortazavi A., M. Paventi, R.K. Brummer, B. Mohanty, Modelling of blast-induced stress wave propagation and fracturing in hard rock material, Canadian Institute of Mining (CIM)-Annual Conference, May 2002, Vancouver, BC, Canada.
  28. Andrieux P., Board M., Brummer R.K., Mortazavi A., Pierce M., Elastic vs. inelastic numerical stress modelling – practical considerations and issuesin 16th Quebec Mining Association Ground Control Collogue, Val d’Or, Quebec, Canada, (March 2001).
  29. Andrieux P., Brummer R.K., Liu Q., Mortazavi A., Simser B., Large-scale panel destress blast at brunswick mine, in 23rd Study Session on Blasting Techniques, Society of Explosive Engineers of Quebec (SEEQ), Nov. 2000, Quebec City, Canada.
  30. Mortazavi A., Katsabanis P.D., Application of discontinuous deformation analysis (DDA) to the modelling of rock blasting in mining, in Rock Mechanics for Industry: Proceedings of the 37th U.S. Rock Mechanics SymposiumJune 1999, Vail, Colorado, USA.
  31. Hassani F. P., Khan U.H., Mortazavi A., Laboratory testing of fully resin grouted fiberglass rockbolts, in Rock Mechanics: Proceedings of the 35th U.S. Symposium, June 1995, University of Nevada, Reno, USA.

Industry Projects/Technical Reports

  1. Mortazavi A.Altyntau Gold Open Pit Wall Support Design”, Project proposal submitted to Altyntau
    Open Pit Gold Mine, Kazakhstan (under review)
    November 2019.
  2. Mortazavi A.Altyntau Gold Open Pit Blast-Induced Vibration Monitoring”, Project proposal submitted to Altyntau Open Pit Gold Mine, Kazakhstan (under review)Dec. 2019.
  3. Mortazavi A., Project Manager, “Iran National Underground Oil & Gas Storage Project”, National project awarded to Amirkabir University of Technology, July 2013 to Aug. 2018.
  4. Mortazavi A., Dabeer B., Salari H., Katibeh H., Development of an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Guideline for Underground Oil StorageReport to R & D Division, Iran Petroleum Ministry, August 2016.
  5. Mortazavi A., Senior Consultant, “Saecheshmeh Open Pit Copper Mine Design Project”, Overseeing the full project awarded to SRK Consulting, South Africa, Report to National Iran Copper Corporation, June 2013 to 2018.
  6. Mortazavi A., “3D Analysis and Geotechnical Design of Leaching Heap No. 2”, Report to Meydook Open Pit Copper Mine, NICICO Limited, Kerman Operations, February 2014.
  7. Mortazavi A., “Determination of Saecheshmeh Copper Mine West Wall Final Slope Angle”, Report to Sarcheshmeh Copper Mine, NICICO Limited, Kerman Operations, December 2012.
  8. Mortazavi A., “Laboratory Rock Mechanics Studies of Bazoft Concrete Dam Project”, Technical Report to Ghods Niroo Consulting Engineers, Tehran, May 2011.
  9. Mortazavi A., “In-Situ Rock Mass Testing Studies of Bazoft Concrete Dam Project, Volume I: In-situ Dilatometer Tests”, Technical Report to Ghods Niroo Consulting Engineers, Tehran, February 2011.
  10. Mortazavi A., “In-Situ Rock Mass Testing Studies of Bazoft Concrete Dam Project, Volume II: In-situ Plate Load (Jacking) Tests”, Technical Report to Ghods Niroo Consulting Engineers, Tehran, February 2011.
  11. Mortazavi A., “In-Situ Rock Mass Testing Studies of Bazoft Concrete Dam Project, Volume III: In-situ Shear Tests”, Technical Report to Ghods Niroo Consulting Engineers, Tehran, February 2011.
  12. Mortazavi A., “Rock Mechanics Studies and Stability Analysis of Reservoir Walls for Vanyar Dam Project”, Technical Report to Ghods Niroo Consulting Engineers, Tehran, March 2011.
  13. Mortazavi A., “Geomechanics design and stability analysis of Sarcheshmeh Mine west wall using 3D discontinuum modelling approach”, Report to Sarcheshmeh Copper Mine, NICICO Limited, Kerman Operations, April 2010.
  14. Mortazavi A., “Overseeing the Design Process of Mashhad Metro Line #2 Project by Arthe Civil & Structure International, The Netherlands Division”, Technical Memos to Mashhad Metro Inc., Dec. 2009-March 2010.
  15. Mortazavi A., “Laboratory Rock Mechanics and Rock Mass Characterization Studies of Sardasht Dam Project”, Technical Report to Ghods Niroo Consulting Engineers, Tehran, February 2009.
  16. Mortazavi A., “Diversion Tunnel Support Design and Slope Stability analysis of Surface Structures for Sardasht Dam Project”, Technical Report to Ghods Niroo Consulting Engineers, Tehran, June 2009.
  17. Mortazavi A. (in Conjunction with SRK Consulting, UK Division), “Sungun Copper Project, Mining Geotechnics and Slope Design Studies”, Report to Sungun Copper Mine, NICICO Limited, Sungun Operations, July 2008.
  18. Mortazavi A., “Rock Mechanics Studies and Diversion Tunnel Support Design for Shirinab Dam Project”, Technical Report to Ghods Niroo Consulting Engineers, Tehran, February 2008.
  19. Mortazavi A., “3D Stability Analysis & Design of Shariati Metro Station – Tehran Metro Line #1 Project”, Report to Arshad Sazeh Toos Construction Ltd., Tehran, Sep. 2007.
  20. Mortazavi A., “Overseeing the Laboratory and In-Situ Geotechnical Studies of Rodbare Lorestan Concrete Dam Project”, Technical Memos to Iran Water & Power Resources Development Co. (IWPCO), Tehran, 2006- 2007.
  21. Mortazavi A., “Stability Analysis and Design of Optimum Pillar width at Shiraz Twin Tunnel Project”, Report to Shiraz Municipal Technical Office, Tehran, August 2006.
  22.  Mortazavi A., “Overseeing the Phase I In-Situ Rock Mass Testing of Bakhtiyari Concrete Dam Project”, Technical Memos to SABIR Construction Ltd., Tehran, 2005- 2006.
  23. Mortazavi A., “Design and Field Trials of Trench Excavation by Blasting”, Report to Parchin Chemical Factories R & D Department, Tehran, November 2005.
  24. Mortazavi A., “Geotechnical Analysis and Design of Ventilation & TBM Discharge Shafts, Karaj Water Conveyance Tunnel Project”, Technical Report to Karaj Water Conveyance Project, Tehran, 2005.
  25. Mortazavi A., “Numerical Analyses of Segmental Lining Performance, Ghomroud Water Conveyance Tunnel Project”, Technical Report to Ghomroud Tunnel Project, Tehran, August 2002.
  26. Mortazavi A., R.K. Brummer “Modelling of Blast-Induced Stress Wave Propagation and Fracturing in Hard Rock Material”, Report to Mines Research Division, Vale Limited, Sudbury Operations, Itasca Consulting Canada, September 2001.
  27. Mortazavi A., R.K. Brummer, “Energy & Failure Analysis of Rock Samples under Uniaxial Compression Test ”, Report to Geomechanic Division, Falconbridge Limited, Sudbury Operations, Itasca Consulting Canada, September 2001.
  28. Andrieux P., R.K. Brummer, A. Mortazavi “Field Monitoring of Attenuation Characteristics of Gelfill under Dynamic Loads such as Blasting and Rockburst”, Report to Geomechanics Division, Falconbridge Limited, Sudbury Operations, Itasca Consulting Canada, 2001.
  29. Krog R., A. Mortazavi, R.K. Brummer, P. Andrieux, “Tunneling Through Paste Backfill at Brunswick Mine”, Report to Noranda Inc. - Brunswick MineItasca Consulting Canada, May 2001.
  30. Mortazavi A., R.K. Brummer, “Determination of Optimum Crown Pillar Thickness and Stope Outline for 890 Orebody – Copper Cliff North Mine”, Report to Copper Cliff North Mine, Vale Limited, Sudbury Operations, Itasca Consulting Canada, March 2001.
  31. Mortazavi A., R.K. Brummer, “Analysis of Pillar Burst at Craig Mine, 6 zone”, Report to Geomechanic Division, Falconbridge Limited, Sudbury Operations, Itasca Consulting Canada, January 2001.
  32. Mortazavi A., R.K. Brummer “Creighton Mine Geomechanical Risk Assessment Project: Phase I (3DEC Modelling)”, Report to Creighton Mine, Vale Limited, Sudbury Operations, Itasca Consulting Canada, December 2000.
  33. Mortazavi A., R.K. Brummer, “Stability Analysis of East Wall Wedge – Gertrude Open Pit, Vale Limited (3DEC Modelling)”, Report to Pioneer Construction Ltd., Sudbury OperationsItasca Consulting Canada, October 2000.
  34. Mortazavi A., R.K. Brummer, “Geomechanic Modelling of 153 Orebody Mining - McCreedy East Mine”, Report to McCreedy East Mine, Vale Limited, Sudbury OperationsItasca Consulting Canada, September 2000.
  35. Mortazavi A., R.K. Brummer, “3DEC Modelling of Onaping Depth Orebody (including South-East Zone) for the Purpose of Support Design of Accesses in Footwall and East Abutment”, Report to Geomechanic Division, Falconbridge Ltd., Sudbury OperationsItasca Consulting Canada, August 2000.
  36. Mortazavi A., R.K. Brummer “Dynamic Analysis of Backfill”, Report to Geomechanic Division, Falconbridge Ltd., Sudbury OperationsItasca Consulting Canada, October 2000.
  37. Mortazavi A., R.K. Brummer, “Worldwide Review of Water Barrier Pillar Design Guidelines”, Report to Safety in Mines Research Advisory committee (SIMRAC), South African Institute of Mining & Metallurgy, South Africa, Itasca Consulting Canada, September 2000.
  38. Mortazavi A., R.K. Brummer, “The Behaviour of Sill Pillars and Highly-Stressed Remnants”, Report to Canadian Mining Industry Research Organization (CAMIRO), Mining DivisionItasca Consulting Canada, February 2000.
  39. Mortazavi A., R.K. Brummer, “FLAC Modelling of the Influence of a Ventilation Duct on the Stability of a 4 × 4 Drift Driven in Backfill”, Report to Geomechanic Division, Falconbridge Ltd., Sudbury OperationsItasca Consulting Canada, November 1999.
  40. Mortazavi A., R.K. Brummer, “Vibration Monitoring on 4th floor of Smelter Main Office - Falconbridge Technology Center”, Report to Falconbridge Technology Center, Sudbury OperationsItasca Consulting Canada, July 1999.
  41. Mortazavi A., R.K. Brummer, “Highway Rock fall Hazard Assessment, Regional Road # 5, City of Burlington”, Report to Ministry of Transportation of Ontario (MTO), Regional Municipality of Halton, Halton, Itasca Consulting Canada, June 1999.
  42. Board M., A. Mortazavi, and R.K. Brummer, “Geomechanical Analysis of Onaping Deep Access Strategies”, Report to Geomechanic Division, Falconbridge Limited, Sudbury OperationsItasca Consulting Canada, September 2000.
  43. Clegg I., A. Mortazavi and R.K. Brummer, “McCreedy East Mine ACD (Annual Capital Development) and Phase 2(A) Bolting Expansion Study”, Report to McCreedy East Mine, Vale Limited, Sudbury OperationsItasca Consulting Canada, August 2000.
  44. Brummer R. K., A. Mortazavi, “Stope Size Guidelines for 890 Orebody between 2400 Level and 2800 Level – Copper Cliff North Mine”, Report to Copper Cliff North Mine, Vale Limited, Sudbury OperationsItasca Consulting Canada, July 2000.
  45. Brummer R. K., A. Mortazavi, P. Andrieux and B. Simser, “Destress Blasting: A Monitored Field Trial at Brunswick Mine”, Report to Canadian Mining Industry Research Organization (CAMIRO), Mining DivisionItasca Consulting Canada, June 2000.
  46. Brummer R. K., A. Mortazavi, M. Board and M. Ruest, “Onaping Depth Project-Geotechnical Risk Assessment of Candidate Mining Methods: Phase 2 Report”, Report to Geomechanics Division, Falconbridge Limited, Sudbury OperationsItasca Consulting CanadaJuly 1999.

Industry Guidelines and Instructions

(Technical Review Boards in Alphabetical Order) 

  1. Madani S.H, Mortazavi A., Shahriar K., Nasernia H., Instructions for Geometric Design of Mine OpeningsEdition 1, Prepared for Iran Ministry of Industry & Mines, January 2009.
  2. Madani S.H, Mortazavi A., Nasernia H., Shahriar K., Instructions for the Design and Installation of Support Systems in Mining TunnelsEdition 1, Prepared for Iran Ministry of Industry & Mines, January 2009.
  3. Madani S.H, Mortazavi A., Shahriar K., Sharifzadeh M., Instructions for Lighting in MinesEdition 1, Prepared for Iran Ministry of Industry & Mines, September 2009.
  4. Madani S.H, Mortazavi A., Shahriar K., Sharifzadeh M.Guidelines on Preparation of Mine Design ReportsEdition 1, Prepared for Iran Ministry of Industry & Mines, September 2009.
  5. Madani S.H, Mortazavi A., Shahriar K., Sharifzadeh M., Instructions for Instrumentation and Monitoring in Open Pit MinesEdition 1, Prepared for Iran Ministry of Industry & Mines, October 2009.
  6. Madani S.H, Mortazavi A., Nasernia H., Shahriar K., Sharifzadeh M.Instructions for Stability Analysis and Stabilization of Slopes in Open Pit MinesEdition 1, Prepared for Iran Ministry of Industry & Mines, December 2010.
  7. Madani S.H, Mortazavi A., Shahriar K., Sharifzadeh M., Instructions for Design and Implementation of Mine Tunnels Maintenance SystemsEdition 1, Prepared for Iran Ministry of Industry & Mines, December 2010.
  8. Madani S.H, Mortazavi A., Shahriar K., Sharifzadeh M., Instructions for Distribution of Compressed Air in MinesEdition 1, Prepared for Iran Ministry of Industry & Mines, December 2010.
  9. Farough Hoseini M., Madani S.H, Mortazavi A., Shahriar K., Maintenance and Control of Roof in Underground Mine WorkingsEdition 1, Prepared for Iran Ministry of Industry & Mines, September 2011.
  10. Farough Hoseini M., Madani S.H, Mortazavi A., Shahriar K., Manual of Mine DrainageEdition 1, Prepared for Iran Ministry of Industry & Mines, December 2011.
  11. Madani S.H, Mortazavi A., Nasernia H., Shahriar K., Instructions for Dilution Control in Underground Mines, Edition 1, Prepared for Iran Ministry of Industry & Mines, November 2012.
  12. Farough Hoseini M., Madani S.H, Mortazavi A., Shahriar K., Evaluation & Control of Blasting Consequences in Surface MinesEdition 1, Prepared for Iran Ministry of Industry & Mines, December 2012.
  13. Madani S.H, Mortazavi A., Nasernia H., Shahriar K., Sharifzadeh M., Instructions for Instrumentation and Monitoring in Underground MinesEdition 1, Prepared for Iran Ministry of Industry & Mines, December 2012.
  14. Madani S.H, Mortazavi A., Nasernia H., Shahriar K., Caving Instructions in Underground Mine StopesEdition 1, Prepared for Iran Ministry of Industry & Mines, August 2013.
  15. Farough Hoseini M., Madani S.H, Mortazavi A., Shahriar K., Sharifzadeh M., Selection of Extracting Methods of Mineral ResourcesEdition: 1, Prepared for Iran Ministry of Industry & Mines, September 2013.
  16. Farough Hoseini M., Madani S.H, Mortazavi A., Shahriar K., Sharifzadeh M., Instructions to Determine the Change from Open Pit to Underground Mining MethodEdition 1, Prepared for Iran Ministry of Industry & Mines, September 2013.
  17. Madani S.H, Mortazavi A., Nasernia H., Shahriar K., Instructions for the Design of Ultimate Pit LimitEdition 1, Prepared for Iran Ministry of Industry & Mines, April 2015.
  18. Farough Hoseini M., Madani S.H, Mortazavi A., Shahriar K., Instructions for Controlled BlastingEdition 1, Prepared for Iran Ministry of Industry & Mines, November 2015.
  19. Madani S.H, Mortazavi A., Nasernia H., Shahriar K., Guidelines for Design and Mining of Placer DepositsEdition 1, Prepared for Iran Ministry of Industry & Mines, December 2015.
  20. Madani S.H, Mortazavi A., Nasernia H., Shahriar K., Guidelines for the Design of Ramp and Roads in Open Pit MinesEdition 1, Prepared for Iran Ministry of Industry & Mines, August 2018.
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Prof. Peyman Pourafshary
Professor
Phone : +7 (7172) 692688
Education
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  1. PhD (2007), The University of Texas at Austin, USA, Petroleum Engineering
  2. MSc (2002), Sharif University of Technology, Iran, Mechanical Engineering 
  3. BSc (2000), Sharif University of Technology, Iran, Mechanical Engineering
Employment history
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  1. 2022 to date: Professor of Petroleum Engineering, Nazarbayev University, Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan
  2. 2018 to 2022: Associate Professor of Petroleum Engineering, Nazarbayev University, Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan
  3. 2013 - 2017: Assistant Professor of Petroleum Engineering, Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat, Oman
  4. 2007 - 2013: Assistant Professor of Petroleum Engineering, Institute of Petroleum Engineering, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran
  5. 2003 - 2007: Research and Teaching Assistant, Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering Department, The University of Texas at Austin, USA
Awards/Honours
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  1. Scholarship for PhD education for four years, 2003
  2. Best Researcher Award for achievements from the research project “Comparison of Production of Vertical, Deviated, Horizontal and Fractured Wells in South Pars Gas Reservoir”, 2010, Tehran University
  3. The Khwarizmi Award for “Design and manufacture of a device to measure gas diffusivity in porous media”, 2013
  4. The best innovative technology, KMG conference, 2021
Research Interests
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Experimental Studies and Modeling of Reservoir Performance and Enhanced Oil Recovery, Production Engineering and Production Optimization, Well Stimulation, Formation Damage

For more information, please contact peyman.pourafshary@nu.edu.kz

Publications
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2022

1. Karabayanova L, Ganiyeva A, Pourafshary P, Hashmet M.R., “Application of Hybrid Low Salinity Hot Water Flooding to Enhance Oil Recovery from Heavy Oil Carbonates", Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, 2022.

2. Mehdizad, A., Sedaee, B., Pourafshary, P., “Visual Investigation of Simultaneous Clay Swelling and Migration Mechanisms Using Micromodels”, Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, 2022. 110561

3. Ganiyeva A, Karabayanova L, Pourafshary P, Hashmet M.R., “The Performance of Engineered Water Flooding to Enhance High Viscous Oil Recovery” Applied Sciences, 2022, 12, 8, 3893

4. Shakeel, M., Pourafshary, P. and Hashmet, M.R., “Investigation of Brine pH Effect on Rheological and Viscoelastic Properties of HPAM Polymer for an Optimized Enhanced Oil Recovery Design” ACS Omega, 2022

5. Abbas, A., Moslemizadeh, A., Sulaiman, W., Jaafar, M., Pourafshary, P., “Lignin adsorption in sandpacks during horizontal flow using UV–Vis spectrometry as a quantification tool” Arabian Journal of Geosciences, 2022, 15, 501

6. Moneer, R., Hashmet, M.R., Pourafshary, P., “Predicting the Critical Salt Concentrations of Monovalent and Divalent Brines to Initiate Fines Migration Using DLVO Modeling” Journal of Molecular Liquids, 2022, 352, 118690

7. Fani, M., Pourafshary, P., Mostaghimi, P., Mosavat, N., “Application of Microfluidics in Chemical Enhanced Oil Recovery: A Review” Fuel, 2022, 315, 123225

8. Zivar, D., Ishanov, A., Pourafshary, P., “Insights into Wettability Alteration during Low-Salinity Water Flooding by Capacitance-Resistance Model”, Petroleum Research, 2022, Available Online

9. Moneer, R., Hashmet, M.R., Pourafshary, P., “DLVO Modeling to Predict Critical Salt Concentration to Initiate Fines Migration Pre- and Post-Nanofluid Treatment in Sandstones”, SPE Journal, 2022, 1-15

10. Bopbekov, D., Pourafshary, P., Hazlett, R.,”Accuracy of droplet models for liquid loading prediction: Analysis of production well parameters”, Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering, 2022, 98, 104391

11. Mehdizad, A., Sedaee, B., Pourafshary, P., “Visual investigation of the effect of clay-induced fluid flow diversion on oil recovery, as a low-salinity water flooding mechanism”, Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, 2022, 209, 109959

12. Zhangaliyev, M., Hashmet, M., Pourafshary, P. “Laboratory Investigation of Hybrid Nano-assisted-polymer Method for EOR Applications in Carbonate Reservoirs" Paper presented at the Offshore Technology Conference Asia, 2022, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

13. Mahmoudpour, M., Pourafshary, P., Moradi. B., Rasaei, M.R., “Reduction of Residual Oil in Oil-wet Carbonate Formations by Application of Hybrid Smart Water/silica Nanofluid Enhanced Oil Recovery Method" Paper presented at the Offshore Technology Conference Asia, 2022, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

14. Karimova, M., Pourafshary, P., Fani, M.” Shock/soaking Injection Scheme To Improve Oil Recovery In Carbonate Formations By Low Salinity Water Flooding” SPE paper 200226 presented in The SPE Conference at Oman Petroleum & Energy Show, 2022, Muscat, Oman

2021

1. Fani, M., Pourafshary, P., “Optimisation of smart water shock flooding in carbonates: effect of soaking time”, International Journal of Oil, Gas and Coal Technology, 2021, 28(4), pp.459-478.

2. Issakhov, M., Shakeel, M., Pourafshary, P., Aidarova, S., Sharipova, A., “Hybrid surfactant-nanoparticles assisted CO2 foam flooding for improved foam stability: A review of principles and applications”, Petroleum Research, 2021

3. Shakeel, M., Samanova, A., Pourafshary, P. and Hashmet, M.R., “Experimental analysis of oil displacement by hybrid engineered water/chemical EOR approach in carbonates”, Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, 2021, 109297.

4. Salimova, R., Pourafshary, P., Wang, L., “Data-Driven Analyses of Low Salinity Waterflooding in Carbonates”. Applied Sciences, 2021, 11(14), 6651

5. Shakeel, M., Samanova, A., Pourafshary, P., Hashmet, M.R., “Capillary Desaturation Tendency of Hybrid Engineered Water-Based Chemical Enhanced Oil Recovery Methods”, Energies 2021, 14 (14), 4368

6. Abbas, A., Pourafshary, P., Wan Sulaiman, W., and Jaafar, M., “Toward Reducing Surfactant Adsorption on Clay Minerals by Lignin for Enhanced Oil Recovery Application”, ACS Omega, 2021, 6(29), 18651-18662

7. Fazelabdolabadi, B., Montazeri, M., and Pourafshary, P., “A Data Mining Perspective on the Confluent Ions Effect for Target Functionality”, High Tech and Innovation Journal, 2021, 2 (3), 202-215

8. Salaudeen, I., Hashmet, M.R., and Pourafshary, P., “Catalytic Effects of Temperature and Silicon Dioxide Nanoparticles on the Acceleration of Production from Carbonate Rocks”, Nanomaterials, 2021, 11, 7, 1642

9. Mahmoudvand, M., Javadi, A. and Pourafshary, P., “Effects of Cation Salinity on the Dynamic Interfacial Tension and Viscoelasticity of Water-Oil Systems”, Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, 2021, 108970

10. Moradpour, N., Pourafshary, P., Zivar, D., “Experimental analysis of hybrid low salinity water alternating gas injection and the underlying mechanisms in carbonates”, Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, 2021, 202, 108562

11. Mahboubi Fouladi, M., Hassani, K., Rostami, B., Pourafshary, P., “Experimental Studies of Low Salinity Water Flooding in Sandstone Porous Media: Effects of the Presence of Silica and Kaolinite,” Energy Sources, Part A: Recovery, Utilization, and Environmental Effects, 2021, 1-17

12. Abbas, A.H., Elhag, H.H., Sulaiman, W.R.W., Gbadamosi, A., Pourafshary, P., “Modelling of continuous surfactant flooding application for marginal oilfields: a case study of Bentiu reservoir”. Journal of Petroleum Exploration and Production Technology, 2021, 11, 989–1006

13. Zivar, D., Pourafshary, P., Moradpour, N., “Capillary Desaturation Curve: Does Low Salinity Surfactant Flooding Significantly Reduce the Residual Oil Saturation?” Journal of Petroleum Exploration and Production Technology, 2021, 11, 783–794

14. Mahmoudpour, M., Pourafshary, P., “Investigation of the Effect of Engineered Water/Nanofluid Hybrid Injection on Enhanced Oil Recovery Mechanisms in Carbonate Reservoirs”, Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, 2021, 196, 107662

15. Soroush, M., Roostaei, M., Hosseini, S.A., Pourafshary, P., Mahmoudi, M., Ghalambor, A. and Fattahpour, V., “Challenges and Potentials for Sand and Flow Control and Management in the Sandstone Oil Fields of Kazakhstan:A Literature Review" SPE Drilling & Completion, 2021, 36(01), 208-231

16. Sedaghatzadeh, M., Shahbazi, K., Pourafshary, P. and Razavi, S.A., “Experimental investigation of the application of Eucalyptus bark to prevent lost circulation in pay zones with acid dissolution capability”. Petroleum, 2021, 7, 2, 152-159

17. Muneer, R., Hashmet, M., Pourafshary, P. “Application of DLVO Modeling to Study the Effect of Silica Nanofluid to Reduce Critical Salt Concentration in Sandstones” IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, World Symposium on Smart Materials and Applications (WSSMA 2021), 16th-18th July 2021, Bangkok, Thailand, 1186, 012001

18. Salaudeen, I., Hashmet, M.R., Pourafshary, P., “Synergistic Effects of Engineered Water Nanoparticles on Oil Recovery in Carbonate Reservoirs" SPE paper 205150 presented at the 82nd EAGE Conference and Exhibition, October 2021, Amsterdam, Netherland

2020

1. Bazhanova, M., Pourafshary, P., “Impact of SO42-, Ca2+, and Mg2+ Ions in Caspian Sea Ion-engineered Water on the Rate of Wettability Alteration in Carbonates”, Journal of Petroleum Exploration and Production Technology, 2020, Available Online

2. Shakeel, M.; Pourafshary, P.; Rehan Hashmet, M., “Hybrid Engineered Water–Polymer Flooding in Carbonates: A Review of Mechanisms and Case Studies”, Applied Sciences, 2020, 10, 6087

3. Mahmoudpour, M., Pourafshary, P., “Investigation of the Effect of Engineered Water/Nanofluid Hybrid Injection on Enhanced Oil Recovery Mechanisms in Carbonate Reservoirs”, Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, 2020, 107662

4. Moradpour, N., Karimova, M., Pourafshary, P., and Zivar, D., “Effects of Slug Size, Soaking, and Injection Schemes on the Performance of Controlled Ions Water Flooding in Carbonates” ACS Omega, 2020, 5(29), 18155-18167

5. Soroush, M., Roostaei, M., Hosseini, S.A., Pourafshary, P., Mahmoudi, M., Ghalambor, A. and Fattahpour, V., “Challenges and Potentials for Sand and Flow Control and Management in the Sandstone Oil Fields of Kazakhstan:A Literature Review" SPE Drilling & Completion, 2020

6. Mohammadi, S., Sedaghatzadeh, M. & Pourafshary, P., “Solid-geo-mechanical investigation of the effect of salt creep on casing stability using finite element method: a case study”. SN Applied Sciences, 2020, 2, 7, 1-9

7. Sedaghatzadeh, M., Shahbazi, K., Pourafshary, P. and Razavi, S.A., “Experimental investigation of the application of Eucalyptus bark to prevent lost circulation in pay zones with acid dissolution capability”. Petroleum, 2020, Available Online

2019

1. Sedaghatzadeh, M., Shahbazi, K., Pourafshary, P. And Razavi, S.A., “The Effect of Cations on Gelation of Cross-Linked Polymers”. Petroleum Exploration and Development, 2019, 46(4), 826-832.

2. Mahmoudvand, M., Javadi, A. and Pourafshary, P., “Brine Ions Impacts on Water-Oil Dynamic Interfacial Properties Considering Asphaltene and Maltene Constituents”. Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, 2019, 123665.

3. Zivar, D., Foroozesh, J., Pourafshary, P. and Salmanpour, S., “Stress Dependency of Permeability, Porosity and Flow Channels in Anhydrite and Carbonate Rocks”. Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering, 2019, 102949.

4. Salimi, Y., Moradzadeh, A., Kazemzadeh, E., Pourafshary, P. and Majdi, A. “Experimental investigation of changes in petrophysical properties and structural deformation of carbonate reservoirs”. Petroleum Exploration and Development, 2019, 46(3), 565-575.

5. Pourafshary, P and Al-Farsi, H., “Enhancement of Heavy Oil Recovery by Nanoparticle/Microwave Application”, Eurasian Chemico-Technological Journal, 2019, 21, 1

6. Salimi, Y., Moradzadeh, A., Pourafshary, P., Majidi, A., “Effect of Hysteresis on Petrophysical Properties of Limestone Hydrocarbon Reservoir Rock” Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, 2019, 177, 745-755

7. Jalilian, m., Tabzar, A., Ghasemi, V., Pourafshary, P., Zendehboudi, S., “An Experimental Investigation of Nanoemulsion Enhanced Oil Recovery: Use of Unconsolidated Packed Beds”, Fuel, 2019, 251, 1, 754-762

8. Zivar, D., Pourafshary, P., “A new approach for predicting oil recovery factor during immiscible CO2 flooding in sandstones using dimensionless numbers”, Journal of Petroleum Exploration and Production Technology, 2019, Available Online

9. Mosavat, N., Hasanidarabadi, B., Pourafshary, P., “Gaseous Slip Flow Simulation in a Micro/Nano Pore-Throat Structure using the Lattice Boltzmann Model”, Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, 2019, 177, 93-103

10. Fouladi, M. M., Rostami, B., and Pourafshary, P., ”Effects of the Presence of Fines on the Performance of Low Salinity Waterflooding”, Special Topics & Reviews in Porous Media, 2019, 10(2), 155-169

11. Sharifipour, M., Pourafshary, P., Nakhaee, A., “Model Development of Permeability Impairment due to Clay Swelling in Porous Media using Micromodels”, Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, 2019, 175, 728-742

12. Mansouri, M., and Pourafshary, P., “Effect of SiO2 nanoparticles on Fines Stabilization during Low Salinity Water Flooding”, Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, 2019, 174, 637-648

13. Al Abri, H., Pourafshary, P., Mosavat, N., Al Hadrami, H,” A Study of the Performance of the LSWA CO2 EOR Technique on Improvement of Oil Recovery in Sandstones” Petroleum, 2019, 5, 58-66 

2018

1. Bastami, A., Pourafshary, P., Shafiei., “A. Densities for Ternary System of CaCl2–H2O–CO2 at Elevated P-T: An Experimental and Modeling Approach” Energies, 2018, 11, 2840

2. Al-Matroushi, M., Pourafshary, P., Al-Wahaibi, Y., “Efficiency of nano-water/gas alternating injection technique to enhance oil recovery in an oil field”, International Journal of Oil, Gas and Coal Technology, 2018, 19(2), 149-162.

3. Al Nofli, Kh., Pourafshary, P., Mosavat, N., Shafiei, Al, “Effect of Initial Wettability on Performance of Smart Water Flooding in Carbonate Reservoirs—An Experimental Investigation with IOR Implications” Energies, 2018, 11(6), 1394

4. Hourfar, F., Salahshoor, K., Zanbouri, H., Elkamel, A., Pourafshary, P., Moshiri, B., “A Systematic Approach for Modeling of Waterflooding Process in the Presence of Geological Uncertainties in Oil Reservoirs” Computers & Chemical Engineering, 2018, 111, 66-78

5. Rostami, B., Pourafshary, P., Fathollahi, A., Yassin, M., Hassani, K., Khosravi, M., Mohammadifar, M., “A new approach to characterize the performance of heavy oil recovery due to various gas injection” International Journal of Multiphase Flow, 2018, 99, 273-283

6. Motamedi, P., Bargozin, H., Pourafshary, P., “Management of implementation of nanotechnology in upstream oil industry: An analytic hierarchy process analysis” Journal of Energy Resources Technology, 2018, 140(5), 052908.

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Prof. Fidelis Suorineni
Professor
Phone : +7 (7172) 706354
Education
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  1. PhD (1998), University of Waterloo, Canada
  2. MSc (1983), University of Newcastle upon Tyne, Britain
  3. BSc (1980), Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana
Employment history
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  • 2018 to date: Professor of Mining Engineering, School of Mining and Geosciences, Nazarbayev University, Astana, Kazakhstan
  • 2013 - 2017: Inaugural Chair of Mine Geotechnical Engineering, School of Mining Engineering, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.
  • 2001 - 2013: Senior Research Engineer, Geomechanics Research Centre, Laurentian University, Sudbury Canada
  • 2001 - 2015: Adjunct Professor (Term appointments), School of Engineering, Laurentian University, Sudbury Canada
  • 1998 - 2001: Post-Doctoral Fellow, Geomechanics Research Centre, Laurentian University, Sudbury, Canada
  • 1994 - 1998: Research Assistant, Geomechanics Research Centre, Laurentian University, Sudbury Canada
  • 1989 - 1994: Senior Lecturer, School of Mines, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana
  • 1983 - 1989: Lecturer, School of Mines, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana
  • 1980 - 1982: Teaching Assistant, School of Mines, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana
  • 1976 - 1977: Intern, Prestea State Goldfelds, Prestea, Ghana
Awards/Honours
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  1. Best Paper at the 13th International Congress of the International Society for Rock Mechanics (ISRM), Montreal, 2015.
  2. Douglas Hay Medal – Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3), 2015
  3. Speaker: 16th Kenneth Finlay Lecture, UNSW Australia, 17th October 2013.
  4. Douglas Hay Medal – Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3), 2012
  5. International Students Scholarship, University of Waterloo, 1996
  6. Outstanding PhD Research Proposal Scholarship, University of Waterloo, 1994
  7. Ghana Government Scholarship, 1994 -1998
  8. Dean's List - Faculty of Science, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Canada
  9. United Nations Development Program Fellowship (UNDP), 1985
  10. Deutche Geseeschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ) GmbH Scholarship, 1982 – 1983
Research Interests
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  1. Value added mining systems (including block caving and open stopes)
  2. Current and emerging mining technologies (Including Big Data and Virtual/Augmented Reality applications, space technology)
  3. Rockbursts and seismicity
  4. Ground support
  5. Rockmass characterization and material testing (including thin spray-on liners (TSL), rock tendon support elements and acoustic emission apllications)
Publications
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  1. Shuai Xu, Suorineni, T.*, Long An and Yuan Hui Li., 2017. A Study of gravity flow principles of sublevel caving method in dipping narrow veins. Granular Matter (2017) 19:82, DOI 10.1007/s10035-017-0748-z.
  2. Qingyuan He, Suorineni, F.T.* and Joung Oh, 2017. Effect of discontinuity stress shadows on hydraulic fracture orientation. International Journal of Rock Mechanics & Mining Sciences 91:179–194.
  3. Shuai Xu, Fidelis T. Suorineni*, Kunmeng Li, Yuanhui Li, 2016. Evaluation of the Strength and Ultrasonic Properties of Foam Cemented Paste Backfill for reduced Dynamic Loading Effects. International Journal of Mining, Reclamation and Environment, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17480930.2016.1215782.
  4. He, Q., Suorineni, F.T.* and Oh, J. 2016. Review of Hydraulic Fracturing for Pre-conditioning in Cave Mining. Journal of Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering, doi:10.1007/s00603-016-1075-0.
  5. He, Q., Suorineni, F.T.* and Oh, J. 2016. Strategies for creating prescribed hydraulic fractures for pre-conditioning in cave mining. Rock Mech Rock Eng DOI 10.1007/s00603-016-1141-7.
  6. Tian-Hui Ma, Long Wang, Fidelis Suorineni and Chunan Tang 2016. Study on failure mechanism of mine pillars under shear loading. Shock and Vibration, http://www.hindawi.com/journals/sv/aip/6195482/
  7. Tibbett, J.D., Suorineni, F.T. and Hebblewhite, B.K. 2016. Preliminary results for investigating rockmass response to undercut blasting within a block cave mining system using VRSV. CIM Journal, Vol. 7, No. 2, pp. 121 – 131.
  8. Papaioanou, A. and Suorineni, F.T. Development of a generalised dilution-based stability graph for open stope design. Transactions Institution of Mining and Metallurgy (Section A): Mining Technology, DOI:10.1080/14749009.2015.1.
  9. Suorineni, F.T. Reliability of predictive tools in geo-engineering – Causes of hit and Miss. Ghana Mining Journal, In print.
  10. Williams, K., Chalmers, D. and Suorineni, F.T. Assessing the suitability of recycled material as a timber substitute in drawpoint design. Mining Education Australia – Research Projects Review, pp. 73 – 82.
  11. Suorineni, F.T., Mgumbwa, J.J., Kaiser, P.K. and Thibodeau, D. 2014. Mining of orebodies under shear loading Part 2 – Failure modes and mechanisms. Transactions Institution of Mining and Metallurgy (Section A): Mining Technology, Vol. 123(4), pp. 240 – 249. (IOM3 2015 Douglas Hay Medal winning paper).
  12. Suorineni, F.T., Hebblewhite, B. and Saydam, S. 2014. Geomechanics challenges of contemporary deep mining: a suggested model for increasing future mining safety and productivity. The Journal of the Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, Vol. 114 pp. 1023 – 1032.
  13. Suorineni, F.T. Geomechanics challenges and its future direction – Food for thought. Ghana Mining Journal, Vol. 14, pp. 14-20.
  14. Suorineni, F.T. 2011. Factors influencing overbreak in the Barkers orebody, Kundana Gold mine: narrow vein case study. Paper by: P.C. Stewart, R. Trueman and I. Brunton, 2011: Mining Technology, vol. 120(2), pp. 80-89. Letter to the Editor, Transactions, Institution of Mining and Metallurgy (Section A): Mining Technology.
  15. Suorineni, F.T., Kaiser, P.K., Mgumbwa, J.J. and Thibodeau, D. 2011. Mining of orebodies under shear loading – Part 1: Case histories. Transactions Institution of Mining and Metallurgy (Section A): Mining Technology, vol. 120(3), pp. 137-147. (IOM3 2012 Douglas Hay Medal winning paper).
  16. Vasak, P. and Suorineni, F.T. Research to Reality: Extracting more value from mine data using virtual reality and scientific visualization techniques. PositionIT, The Geoinformatics, Surveying, GIS, GPS and Location-based Services Journal for Southern Africa, pp. 62 – 67.
  17. Suorineni, F.T. The stability graph after three decades in use – Experiences and the way forward. International Journal of Mining, Reclamation and Environment, Vol. 24 (4), pp. 307-3392. (Among Top 10 Most downloaded and read paper in International Journal of Mining, Reclamation and Environment in 2011).
  18. Suorineni, F.T., Chinassane D.R. and Kaiser P.K. 2009. A procedure for determining rock-type specific brittle Hoek-Brown parameter “s”. Rock Mech. Rock Eng.: 42:849–881.
  19. Suorineni, F.T., Kaiser P.K., Henning, J.H. Safe rapid drifting – Support selection. Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology:23, pp. 682–699. (Top Hottest 25 articles in Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology in 2008).
  20. Cai, M., Kaiser P.K., Suorineni, F. and Su, K. 2007. A study on the dynamic behaviour of the Meuse/Haute-Marne argillite. Physics and Chemistry of the Earth, Parts A/B/C, Volume 32, Issues 8-14, 2007, Pages 907-916.
  21. Suorineni, F.T., Kaiser, P.K., Tannant, D.D. 2001. Likelihood statistic for interpretation of the stability graph for open stope design. Technical Note Int. J. Rock Mech. and Min. Sci., Vol. 38 (5), pp.735-744.
  22. Suorineni, F.T., Tannant, D.D., Kaiser, P.K., and Dusseault, M.B., 2001. Incorporation of a fault factor into the stability graph method: Kidd Mine case Studies. Mineral Resources Engineering, Vol. 10 (1), pp.3-37).
  23. Suorineni, F.T., Tannant, D.D., and Kaiser, P.K., 1999. Determination of fault-related sloughage in open stopes. J. Rock Mech. and Min. Sci., Vol. 36 (7), pp. 891-906.
  24. Suorineni, F.T., Tannant, D.D., and Kaiser, P.K., 1999. Fault factor for the stability graph method of open-stope design. Instn. Min. Metall., (Section A: Mining Industry), London, Vol. 108, p. A92-104.
  25. Kuma, J.S. and Suorineni, F.T., A suggested solution to the blind zone problem in shallow exploration surveys. Engineering Geology (43) 1, pp. 57-64.
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Dr. Irawan Sonny
Associate Professor
Phone : +7 (7172) 705800
Education
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  1. PhD (2006), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) - Malaysia
  2. MSc (1997), Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB) - Indonesia
  3. BSc (1980), Universitas Pembangunan Nasional "Veteran" Yogyakarta - Indonesia
Employment history
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  • 2019 (October) to date: Associate Professor of Petroleum Engineering, School of Mining and Geosciences, Nazarbayev University, Astana, Kazakhstan

  • 2007 - 2019 (September): Associate Professor of Petroleum Engineering at Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP) - Malaysia.

  • 2001 - 2006: Assistant Professor at Universitas Islam Riau (UIR) – Pekanbaru, Central of Sumatera, Indonesia

  • 1997 - 2001: Drilling and Well Completion Engineer at Chevron Pacific Indonesia (CPI) - Central of Sumatera - Indonesia.

Research Interests
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  1. Artificial Intelligent in Drilling and Advanced Drilling Engineering.
  2. Well Intervention
  3. Drilling Geomechanics

PATENT Filing (all in Malaysia):

  1. Patent Filing Number  PI 2011001190  : A Beneficiation Method of Bentonite
  2. Patent Filing Number PI201100525    : Jatropha Ester-Based Drilling Fluid.
  3. Patent Filing NumberPI 2012700961: Method for predicting the Permeability of standard Oil Well Cement using Electrical Conductivity Response.
  4. Patent Filing NumberPI 2012005411: Synthesis of Biodegradable and low cost Ester Based Drilling fluids.
  5. Patent Filing NumberPI 2012005417: Apparatus to produce Biodegradable and low cost Ester based Drilling fluids.
  6. Patent Filing NumberPI 2018702266: A Method for Monitoring Fluid Propagation
Publications
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BOOK & BOOK CHAPTER

Book:

  1. Selected Topics on Improved Oil Recovery Book, 16 March 2018, Springer Publisher, Singapore

Book Chapter:

  1. “Solid Control System to Enhance Drilling Performance”Book title “Drilling” – InTechOpen publisher, 2018
  2. “Bio-Based Oil Drilling Fluid Improvements through Carbon-Based Nanoparticle Additives”Book title “Drilling” – InTechOpen publisher, 2018.
  3. Sonny Irawan, Totok R Biyanto, Andan Tanjung, Dimas B Priantama, Tita Oxa Anggrea, Gabriella P Dienanta, Titania N Bethiana" “Techno Economic Optimization of Hollow Fiber Membrane Design forCO2 Separation Using Killer Whale Algorithm”; Book “Selected Topics on Improved Oil Recovery” pp 45-58; 16 March 2018, Springer Publisher, Singapore.
  1. Sonny Irawan, Totok R Biyanto, Arfiq I Abdillah, Sovi A Kurniasari, Filza A Adelina, Hendra Cordova, Titania N Bethiana; “Optimization of Oil Production in CO2 Enhanced Oil Recovery; Book “Selected Topics on Improved Oil Recovery” pp 101-108; 16 March 2018, Springer Publisher, Singapore.
  1. Sonny Irawan, Totok R Biyanto, Kukuh Gharyta, Gabriella P Dienanta, Nanda E Tama, Arfiq I Abdillah, Hendra Cordova, Tita Oxa Anggrea; “Optimization of Mud Injection Pressure in Oil Drilling Using Duelist Algorithm; Book “Selected Topics on Improved Oil Recovery” pp 79-99; 16 March 2018, Springer Publisher, Singapore.

Journal:

  1. Sonny Irawan,Arun Kumar Shanmugam,Mas Irfan P. Hidayat, Totok R Biyanto; “Study of Lateral Vibration of Drilling String with Mass Imbalance Using Finite Element; Journal on Advanced Science, Engineering and Information Technology, Vol 9 no 3, 2019.
  1. RR Suppiah, SHA Rahman, N Shafiq, S Irawan; “Uniaxial compressive strength of geopolymer cement for oil well cement”; Journal of Petroleum Exploration and Production Technology, page 1-4, Springer International Publishing,2019.
  1. Totok R Biyanto, Lucky R Febriansyah, Arfiq I Abdillah, Hamzah Y Perwira, Rezha F Rizki, Titania N Bethiana, Sonny Irawan;Optimization of operating conditions of CO2-enhanced gas recovery and carbon sequestration; Journal of Petroleum Exploration and Production Technology; page 1-10; Springer International Publishing, 2019.
  1. Mohd Zulkifli bin Mohamad Noor, Ivy Lam Yoke Chin, Sonny Irawan;Study of the transportation behavior of nanoparticles through low-porosity sand pack in the absence and presence of oil; Journal of Petroleum Exploration and Production Technology; page 1-7; Springer International Publishing; 2019
  1. Javed Akbar Khan, Sonny Irawan, Eswaran Padmanabhan, Hussain H Al-Kayiem, Sahil Rai;Optimization of coiled tubing nozzle for sand removal from wellbore; Journal of Petroleum Exploration and Production Technology; page 1-14; Springer International Publishing, 2019.
  1. Arina Sauki, Putri Nazrul, Sonny Irawan and Imros Kinif;“Statistical relationship of drilled solid concentration on mud rheology and drilling rate" ; J. Petrol.Science and Engineering, Springer International Publishing, 2019, Under Review.
  1. N. Abdul Fadil,S. Irawan, A. Aliyu Sulaimon, K. Haji Badri, S. Rohaida Shafian;” Gelation Behavior of Polyurethane Derived from Palm Oil for Water Shutoff Treatment in Low Temperature Reservoir”; Energy & Fuels journal; Springer International Publishing, 2019, Under Review.
  1. Jave Akbar Khan and Sonny Irawan; "Quantitative Analysis of Blow Out PreventerFlat Time for Well Control Operation: Value Added Data Aimed at Performance Enhancement"; Engineering value Analysis Journal, Springer International Publishing, 2019,Under Review. 
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Dr. Zauresh Atakhanova
Associate Professor
Education
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  1. PhD Mineral Economics, Colorado School of Mines, USA, 2002
  2. MSc Economics, University of Kentucky, USA, 1997
  3. BA Linguistics, Kazakhstan University of International Relations and World Languages, Kazakhstan, 1993
Employment history
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  1. 2020 - to date: Associate Professor, School of Mining and Geosciences, Nazarbayev University, Astana, Kazakhstan.
  2. 2018 - 2020: Professor, Public Administration Academy, Astana, Kazakhstan.
  3. 2011 -2017: Associate Professor, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Nazarbayev University, Astana, Kazakhstan.
  4. 2005 - 2010: Adjunct Professor, Policy Studies, Mount Royal University, Calgary, Canada.
  5. 2003 - 2005: Assistant Professor, School of Social Sciences, KIMEP University, Almaty, Kazakhstan.
  6. 2000 - 2001: Program Coordinator, IFP-CSM Petroleum Management Program, Golden, Colorado School of Mines, USA.
  7. 1997 - 1999: Senior Lecturer, School of Social Sciences, KIMEP University, Almaty, Kazakhstan.
Awards/Honours
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  1. Energy Policy, acknowledgement of reviewers, 2013
  2. W.J. Coulter Award for Academic Achievement, Colorado School of Mines, 2003
  3. Open Society Foundation, doctoral fellowship, 2001-2002
  4. US Agency for International Development, master’s studies fellowship, 1996-1997
  5. US Information Agency, University of Arizona, visiting student award, 1992
  6. Honorary citizen award, City of Tucson, AZ, USA, 1992
Research Interests
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  1. Mineral Economics
  2. Energy Economics
  3. Sustainable Development
  4. Resources Policy
Publications
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  1. Atakhanova Z., Howie P., 2022. Women in Kazakhstan’s Energy Industries: Implications for Energy Transition. Energies 15, 4540.
  2. Howie P., Atakhanova Z., 2022. Assessing initial conditions and ETS outcomes in a fossil-fuel dependent economy. Energy Strategy Reviews 40, 100818.
  3. Atakhanova Z., 2021. Kazakhstan’s oil boom, diversification strategies, and the service sector. Mineral Economics 34, 399-409.
  4. Atakhanova Z., 2021. Support services in the extractive industries and the role of innovation. Mineral Economics 34, 141-150.
  5. Atakhanova Z., Howie P., 2020. Metal intensity of use in the era of global value chains. Mineral Economics 33, 101-113.
  6. Howie P., Atakhanova Z., 2020. Heterogeneous labor and structural change in low- and middle-income, resource-dependent countries. Economic Change and Restructuring 53(2), 297-232.
  7. Atakhanova Z., 2019, Kazakhstan’s international economic policy, In Eds: R. Dulambayeva et al.: Contemporary economic policy of Kazakhstan: reality and challenges. AlmaU Press.
  8. Atakhanova Z., 2018, Oilfield services in Kazakhstan, In Eds: K. Anderson et al.: Kazakhstan: Accelerating economic diversification, Asian Development Bank 122-141.
  9. Howie P., Atakhanova Z. 2017, Household Coal Demand in Rural Kazakhstan: Subsidies, Efficiency, and Alternatives, Energy and Policy Research, 4(1), 55-64.
  10. Atakhanova Z., Howie P., 2017. Econometric Analysis of Household Coal Demand in Kazakhstan, IAEE Energy Forum 43(1), 19-22.
  11. Howie P., Atakhanova Z., 2014. Resource Boom and Inequality: Kazakhstan as a Case Study, Resources Policy 39, 71-79.
  12. Atakhanova Z., Howie P, 2008. Regional Development in Kazakhstan, Transition Economies: 21st Century Issues and Challenges, Ed. Lakatos, Gergõ M., Nova Science Publishers, 9-18.
  13. Atakhanova Z., Howie P, 2007. Electricity Demand in Kazakhstan, Energy Policy, 35 (7), 3729-3743.
  14. Atakhanova Z., 2006. “The Future of Russian Gas and Gazprom” by Jonathan Stern, book review. Energy Journal, 27 (3) 181-184.
  15. Atakhanova Z, Howie P., 2005. Energy Demand in Kazakhstan, Economics Education and Research Consortium, Working Papers and E-prints.
  16. Khindanova I., Atakhanova Z., Rachev S., 2004. GARCH-type Processes in Modeling Energy Prices, In: Handbook of Computational and Numerical Methods in Finance, Ed.: S. Rachev, 71-110.
  17. Khindanova I., Atakhanova Z., 2002. Stable Modeling of Energy Risk Management, Mathematical Methods of Operations Research, 55 (2), 225-245.
  18. Khindanova I., Atakhanova Z., Rachev S., 2001. Stable Modeling of Energy Risk, IFAC Proceedings Volumes, 34 (20), 219-224.
  19. Dahl, C., Atakhanova Z., 2000. Managing in the multicultural world of oil. Transforming Energy. 21st USAEE/IAEE North American Conference, online proceedings.
Dr. Saffet Yagiz
Associate Professor
Phone : +7 (7172) 705724
Research Interests
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  • Engineering geology & geotechnics
  • Rock engineering & TBM tunneling
  • Rock mass characterization & testing
Publications
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  1. Adoko AC, Gokceoglu C, Yagiz S. Bayesian prediction of TBM penetration rate in rock mass, Engineering Geology, DOI: doi.org/10.1016/j.enggeo.2017.06.014 (2017).
  2. Ghasemi E, Kalhori H, Bagherpour R, Yagiz S. Model tree approach for determining uniaxial compressive strength and Young’s modulus of carbonate rocks, Bulletin of Engineering Geology and the Environment, DOI: 10.1007/s10064-016-0931-1 (2017).
  3. Armaghani DJ, Mohamad ET, Narayanasamy S, Narita N, Yagiz S. Development of hybrid intelligent models for predicting TBM penetration rate in hard rock condition, Tunneling and Underground Space Technology, 63, 29-43 (2017).
  4. Khandelwal M, Faradonbeh R, Monjezi M, Armaghani DJ, Majid MZBA, Yagiz S. Function development for appraising brittleness of intact rocks using genetic programming and non‑linear multiple regression models, Engineering with Computers, 33, 13-21 (2017).
  5. Yagiz S. New equations for predicting the field penetration index of tunnel boring machines in fractured rock mass, Arabian Journal of Geosciences, 10:2, 33, 1-13 (2017).
  6. Armaghani DJ, Amin MFM, Yagiz S, Faradonbeh R, Abdullah RA. Prediction of the uniaxial compressive strength of sandstone using various modelling techniques, International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences, 85, 174-186 (2016).
  7. Armaghani DJ, Mohamad ET, Hajihassanic M, Yagiz S, Motaghedie H. Application of several non-linear prediction tools for estimating uniaxial compressive strength of granitic rocks and comparison of their performances, Engineering with Computers, 32, 189-206 (2016).
  8. Yagiz S, Karahan H. Application of various optimization techniques and comparison of their performances for predicting TBM penetration rate in rock mass, International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences, 80, 308-315 (2015).
  9. Frough O, Torabi SR, Yagiz S. Application of RMR for estimating rock mass related TBM utilization and performance parameters, Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering, 48, 1305-1312 (2015).
  10. Mahdevari S, Shahriar K, Yagiz S, Shirazi MA. A support vector regression model for predicting tunnel boring machine penetration rates, International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences, 72, 214-229 (2014).
  11. Ghasemi E, Yagiz S, Ataei M. Predicting penetration rate of hard rock tunnel boring machine using fuzzy logic, Bulletin of Engineering Geology and the Environment, 73, 23-35 (2014).
  12. Yagiz S. Comment on “Point load test on meta-sedimentary rocks and correlation to UCS and BTS”, [RMRE, 46(4); 889-896], Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering, 46, 909-912 (2013).
  13. Sen S, Sezer EA, Gokceoglu C, Yagiz S. On sampling strategies for small and continuous data with the modeling of genetic programming and adaptive neuro-fuzzy inference system, Journal of Intelligent & Fuzzy Systems, 23, 297-303 (2012).
  14. Yagiz S. Comments on “Determination of strength parameters and quality assessment of Denizli travertines (SW Turkey)” [Eng Geol, 129–130 (2012) 38–47], Engineering Geology, 147–148, 149-150 (2012).
  15. Yagiz S, Sezer EA, Gokceoglu C. Artificial neural networks and nonlinear regression techniques to assess the influence of slake durability cycles on the prediction of uniaxial compressive strength and modulus of elasticity for carbonate rocks, International Journal of Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics, 36, 1636-1650 (2012).
Dr. Sergei Sabanov
Associate Professor
Phone : +7 (7172) 694539
Education
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  1. PhD (2008), Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia
  2. MSc (2004), Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia
  3. BSc (2002), Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia
Employment history
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  1. 2017 to date: Nazarbayev University, School of Mining and Geosciences, Associate Professor
  2. 2015– 2017: SRK Consulting (Kazakhstan) Ltd, Principal Consultant
  3. 2010 – 2015: SRK Consulting (UK) Ltd, Senior Consultant
  4. 2007 – 2010: Tallinn University of Technology, Department of Mining, Senior Researcher/Lecturer
  5. 2004 – 2006: Tallinn University of Technology, Department of Mining, Researcher/Teaching Assistant and a part time at Estonian Oil Shale Company (Eesti Põlevkivi Ltd) Senior Technologist
  6. 1997 – 2003: Tallinn University of Technology, Department of Mining, Research Assistant/Industrial Internship Supervisor (part time)
  7. 1994 – 1996: Estonian Oil Shale Mining Company (Eesti Põlevkivi Ltd. Estonslanets’, ‘Tammiku’ underground mine) Mining Engineer/Shift Supervisor
  8. 1993 – 1994: Estonian Oil Shale Mining Company (Eesti Põlevkivi Ltd. Estonslanets’, ‘Tammiku’ underground mine) Mining Engineer/Shift Leader
  9. 1992 – 1993: Estonian Oil Shale Mining Company (Eesti Põlevkivi Ltd. ‘Estonslanets’, ‘Tammiku’ underground mine) Electric Fitter
Awards/Honours
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  1. Keynote speaker at the 8th International Conference ‘RLEPT8’, September 14-18, Tallinn, 2009, Estonia
  2. Diploma for the 3rd place at the International Forum of Young Researchers,  St. Petersburg Mining Institute (State University), Russia, 2008
  3. Archimedes Scholarship for externship at Colorado School of Mines, USA, March-April, 2008
  4. Diploma for the 3rd place at the International Forum of Young Researchers,  St. Petersburg Mining Institute (State University), Russia, 2007
  5. Erasmus Scholarship for externship at Dicle University, Turkey, March-June, 2007
  6. Mati Jostov Name Award, Estonia, 2006
  7. Archimedes Scholarship for externship at Helsinki University of Technology, Finland, April-May, 2006

 

Research Interests
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  1. Automated Mine Ventilation and Ventilation on Demand (VOD)
  2. Intelligent Mining: Automated process and autonomous equipment
  3. Oil Shale In-Situ Retorting
  4. Risk Analysis and Risk Management in mining
Publications
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  1. Sabanov, S. (2018). Comparison of unconfined compressive strengths and acoustic emissions of Estonian oil shale and brittle rocks.  Oil Shale, vol. 35, issue 1. pp. pp. 26–38.
  2. Sabanov, S. (2018). Analysis of field test work results for the oil shale mine ventilation simulation Oil Shale, vol. 35, issue 4. pp. 356–364.
  3. Sabanov, S. (2018). Financial Risk Analysis of Optimized Ventilation System in the Gold Mine. Springer Nature 2018, book chapter: Proceedings of the 27th International Symposium on Mine Planning and Equipment Selection - MPES 2018.
  4. Sabanov, S., Karzhau, A., Aldamzharov, B., Tussupbekov, Y., Mukhamedyarova, Z., Alnazar, N. Risk Analysis methodology in use of automated ventilation control for underground mines. Gorno-Metallurgicheskaya Promyshlennost 2018 (GMP Journal in Russian).
  5. Valgma, I.; Reinsalu, E.; Sabanov, S.; Karu, V. (2010). Quality control of Oil Shale production in Estonian mines. Oil Shale, 27(3), 239 - 249.  
  6. Sabanov, S; Pastarus, J-R; Nikitin, O; Väli, E (2008). Risk Assessment of seismic impact on the roof and pillars stability in Estonian underground. Estonian Journal of Engineering, 14(4), 325 - 333.
  7. Pastarus, J.R.; Sabanov, S (2005). A method for securing working mining block stability in Estonian oil shale mines. Estonian Journal of Engineering, 11(1), pp. 59 – 68.
Changhong Gao
Dr. Changhong Gao
Associate Professor
Phone : +7 (7172) 709042
Education
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  1. PhD, Curtin University, Australia
  2. MSc, University of Tulsa, USA
  3. BSc, University of Petroleum, China
Employment history
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  1. Production Engineer, Haike Group, China
  2. Associate Professor, American University of RAK, UAE
  3. Research Engineer, Sinopec Shengli Oil Company, China
  4. Lecturer, University of Aberdeen, UK
  5. Assistant Professor, UAE University, UAE
  6. Field Engineer, Sinopec Shengli Oil Company, China
Publications
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Books:
  • Petroleum Production Technology. Science Press Beijing, 2019
  • Petroleum Drilling Technology. Science Press Beijing, 2017
  • Journal:
  • Please refer to my Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&user=sClLW0kAAAAJ
  • Dr. Amoussou Coffi Adoko
    Associate Professor
    Phone : +7 (7172) 706456
    Education
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    1. PhD (2012), Geotechnical Engineering, China University of Geosciences, Wuhan, China
    2. BSc (2005), Mining Engineering, Instituto Superior Minero Metalurgico de Moa, Cuba
    Employment history
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    1. 2022 - till present - Associate Professor of Mining Engineering, School of Mining and Geosciences, Nazarbayev University, Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan
    2. 2017 - 2022 - Assistant Professor of Mining Engineering, School of Mining and Geosciences, Nazarbayev University, Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan
    3. 2015 - 2017 - Assistant Professor, Mining Engineering, Botswana International University of Science and Technology, Botswana.
    4. 2012-2015 - Post-Doctoral Researcher, Institute of Rock and Soil Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Wuhan, China.
    Awards/Honours
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    1. Chinese Government PhD Scholarship, 2008 -2012
    2. Best graduating student with highest honor “Título de Oro” (Summa Cum Laude), Instituto Superior Minero Metalúrgico de Moa, 2005.
    Research Interests
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    1. Fundamental and experimental Rock Mechanics
    2. 3D-Printing Techniques in rock testing
    3. Surface and underground excavations design and analysis
    4. Underground mine stope performance assessment
    5. Mechanical rock excavations
    6. Data analysis, uncertainty modelling, optimization techniques and artificial intelligence applications in rock engineering problems
    Publications
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    1. Zhang, H., Adoko, A. C., Meng, Z., Wang, H. & Jiao, Y. Mechanism of the Mudstone Tunnel Failures Induced by Expansive Clay Minerals. Geotechnical and Geological Engineering. 2016: 1-13, doi: 10.1007/s10706-016-0102-y.
    2. Adoko A C, Jiao Y-Y, Wu L, Wang H, Wang Z-H. Predicting tunnel convergence using Multivariate Adaptive Regression Spline and Artificial Neural Network. Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology. 2013;38:368-76.
    3. Jiao Y-Y, Zhang H-Q, Adoko A C, Tang H-M, Zhang X-L, Tian H-N. Simulating the process of reservoir-impoundment-induced landslide using the extended DDA method. Engineering Geology. 2014;182: 37-48.
    4. Adoko A C, Gokceoglu C, Wu L, Zuo Q- Knowledge-based and data-driven fuzzy modeling for rockburst prediction. International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences. 2013;61:86-95.
    5. Huang G-H, Jiao Y-Y, Zhang X-L, Adoko A C, Li S-C. Generating Irregular Models for 3D Spherical-Particle-Based Numerical Methods. Journal of Applied Mathematics. 2013;2013:7.
    6. Jiao Y-Y, Song L, Wang X-Z, Adoko A C. Improvement of the U-shaped steel sets for supporting the roadways in loose thick coal seam. International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences. 2013;60:19-25.
    7. Jiao Y-Y, Wang Z-H, Wang X-Z, Adoko A C, Yang Z-X. Stability assessment of an ancient landslide crossed by two coal mine tunnels. Engineering Geology. 2013;159:36-44.
    8. Adoko A C, Wu L. Estimation of the convergence of high speed railway tunnel in weak rock using an Adaptive Neuro-Fuzzy Inference Systems (ANFIS) approach. Journal of rock mechanics and geotechnical engineering. 2012;4:11-8.
    9. Zuo Q, Wu L, Adoko A C, Lu Z. Analysis of surrounding rock mass deformation characteristics: Case study of BaoZhen Tunnel, Hubei China. Electronic Journal of Geotechnical Engineering. 2012;17 N:2002-13.
    10. Adoko A C, Zuo Q-J, Wu L. A Fuzzy Model for High-Speed Railway Tunnel Convergence Prediction in Weak Rock. Electronic Journal of Geotechnical Engineering. 2011;16:1275-95.
    11. Adoko A C, Wu L. Fuzzy Inference Systems-Based Approaches in Geotechnical Engineering: A Review. Electronic Journal of Geotechnical Engineering. 2011;16:543-1558.
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