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Nazarbayev University
Graduate School of Education

School of Mining & Geosciences

Faculty

Prof. Randy Hazlett
Acting 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.
Dr. Peyman Pourafshary
Associate 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. 2018 to date: Associate Professor of Petroleum Engineering, Nazarbayev University, Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan
  2. 2013 - 2017: Assistant Professor of Petroleum Engineering, Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat, Oman
  3. 2007 - 2013: Assistant Professor of Petroleum Engineering, Institute of Petroleum Engineering, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran
  4. 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
Research Interests
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Production Engineering and Production Optimization, Well Stimulation, Formation Damage, Experimental Studies and Modeling of Reservoir Performance and Enhanced Oil Recovery

Available PhD Topics:

  1. Study of fines migration effect on the performance of low salinity water flooding in sandstones
  2. Hybrid chemical/low salinity water flooding EOR method in carbonate formations

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

Publications
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2019

  1. Pourafshary, P and Al-Farsi, H., “Enhancement of Heavy Oil Recovery by Nanoparticle/Microwave Application”, Eurasian Chemico-Technological Journal, 2019, 21, 1
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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.,
  5. A Systematic Approach for Modeling of Waterflooding Process in the Presence of Geological Uncertainties in Oil Reservoirs” Computers & Chemical Engineering, 2018, 111, 66-78
  6. 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
  7. 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.

2017

  1. Hasannejad , R., Pourafshary, P., Vatani A. Sameni A., “Application of Silica Nanofluid to Control Initiation of Fines Migration,” Petroleum Exploration and Development, 2017, 44(5), 850-859
  2. Jalilian M, Pourafshary P, Sola B, Kamari M., “Optimization of Smart Water Chemical Composition for Carbonate Rocks Through Comparison of Active Cations Performance,” Journal of Energy Resources Technology, 2017, 139(6), 062904-062904-9
  3. Khiabani, N., Bahramian, P., Chen, P., Pourafshary, P., Goddard, W.A.,” Calcium Chloride Adsorption at Liquid-Liquid Interfaces:  A Molecular Dynamics Simulation Study,” Colloid and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, 2017, 572, 70-80.
  4. Saboorian-Jooybari H, Pourafshary P., “ Potential Severity of Phase Trapping in Petroleum Reservoirs: An Analytical Approach to Prediction,” SPE Journal, 2017, 22 (03), 863-874
  5. Sharifipour, M., Pourafshary, P., Nakhaee, A., “Study of the effect of clay swelling on the oil recovery factor in porous media using a glass micromodel,” Applied Clay Science, 2017, 141, 125-131
  6. Moradi B., Pourafshary P., Jalali F., Mohammadi M., “Effects of Nanoparticles on Gas Production/Viscosity Reduction/Foam Formation During Nanofluid Alternating Gas Injection in Low And High Permeable Carbonate Reservoirs.” The Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering, 2017, 95 (3), 479-490
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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. Ali Shafiei
Assistant Professor
Phone : +7 (7172) 694992
Education
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  1. PhD (2013), University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
  2. MSc (2002), Bu-Ali-Sina University, Hamadan, Iran
  3. BSc (2000), Bu-Ali-Sina University, Hamadan, Iran
Employment history
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  1. 2017 to date: Assistant Professor, Petroleum Engineering, School of Mining and Geosciences, Nazarbayev University, Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan
Research Interests
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  1. Enhanced Oil Recovery (i.e., nano-EOR, thermal EOR)
  2. Improved Oil Recovery (i.e., Low Salinity Water flooding)
  3. Heavy Oil Recovery (all aspects)
  4. Asphaltene Precipitation Mitigation
  5. Characterization of Petroleum Reservoirs
  6. Advanced Well Logging and Formation Evaluation
  7. Petroleum Reservoir Geomechanics (i.e., pore pressure production, wellbore geomechanics, hydraulic fracturing, ground subsidence assessment)
  8. Petroleum Geoscience (interested in basin analysis, petroleum systems, and origin of petroleum, reservoir quality assessment)
  9. Application of new technologies in Exploration & Production (E&P) activities (i.e., AI, Big Data Analytics, smart oilfields)

Courses:

  1. Introduction to Natural Resources Extraction
  2. Reservoir Rock Properties (Petrophysics)
  3. Well Logging and Formation Evaluation
  4. Reservoir Engineering
  5. Drilling Engineering
  6. Petroleum Geology
  7. Reservoir Characterization
  8. Formation Damage
  9. Reservoir Geomechanics
  10. Heavy Oil Resources and Recovery
  11. Research Methods for Grad Students
Publications
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  1. Bastami, A., Pourafshary, P. and Shafiei, A. 2018. Densities for the Ternary System of CaCl2-H2O-CO2 at Elevated P-T: An Experimental and Modelling Approach with Well Stimulation Implications. Energies, 11(10), 1-19, https://doi.org/10.3390/en11102840.
  2. Sabbagh, F., Mirzaei-Paiaman, A., Ostadhassan, M., Shafiei, A., Rezaee, R., Saboorian-Jooybari, H. and Chen, Z. 2019. A Further Verification of FZI* and PSRTI: Newly Developed Petrophysical Rock Typing Indices. Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering,175,693–705, JPSE, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.petrol.2019.01.014.
  3. Al-Nofli, K., Pourafshary, P., Mosavat, N. and Shafiei, A. 2018. Effect of Initial Wettability on Performance of Smart Water Flooding in Carbonate Reservoirs—An Experimental Investigation with IOR Implications. Energies, 11(6), 1394; doi: 10.3390/en11061394.
  4. Shafiei, A., Dusseault, M.B., Taleghani, M.N. and Kosari, E. 2018. Fracture characterization and in situ stresses inference in a fractured reservoir – An integrated geophysical-geological approach. Energies, 11(2), 312; doi:10.3390/en11020312.
  5. Shafiei, A., Ahmadi, M.A., Dusseault, M.B., Elkamel, A., Zendehboudi, S. and Chatzis, J. 2018. Energies. Performance prediction of steamflooding fractured carbonate reservoirs. Energies, 11(2), 292; doi:10.3390/en11020292.
  6. Shariatinia, Z., Haghighi, M., Shafiei, A., Feiznia, S. and Zendehboudi, S. 2015. PVTX characteristics of oil inclusions from Asmari formation in Kuh-e-Mond heavy oil field in Iran, International Journal of Earth Sciences, 104(3), 603-623.
  7. Shafiei, A., Ahmadi, M.A., Zaheri, S.H., Baghban, A., Amirfakhrian, A. and Soleimani, R. 2014. Estimating hydrogen sulfide solubility in ionic liquids using a machine learning approach. Journal of Supercritical Fluids, 95, 525–534.
  8. Shafiei, A. and Dusseault, M.B. 2014. Geomechanics of thermal oil production from carbonate reservoirs, Journal of Porous Media,17(4), 301–321.
  9. Zendehboudi, S., Shafiei, A., Bahadori, A., James, L.A., Elkamel, A. and Lohi, A. 2013. Asphaltene precipitation and deposition in oil reservoirs – Technical aspects, experimental and hybrid neural network predictive tools, Chemical Engineering Research & Design, 92 (5), 857–875.
  10. Shafiei, A., Zendehboudi, S., Dusseault, M.B. and Chatzis, I. 2013. Mathematical model for steamflooding in naturally fractured reservoirs, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 52 (23), 7993–8008.
  11. Shafiei, A., Dusseault, M.B., Zendehboudi, S. and Chatzis, I. 2013. A new screening tool for evaluation of steamflooding performance in naturally fractured carbonate heavy oil reservoirs, Fuel, 108, 502–514.
  12. Shariatinia, Z., Feiznia, S., Shafiei, A., Haghighi, M., Mousavi-Dehghani, A., Memariani, M. and Farhadian, N., 2013. Multiple hydrocarbon charging events in Kuh-e-Mond oil field, Coastal Fars: Evidence from biomarkers in oil inclusions, Geofluids, 13(4), 594–609.
  13. Shafiei, A. and Dusseault, M.B. 2013. Geomechanics of thermal viscous oil production in sandstones, Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, 103, 121–139.
  14. Ahmadi, M.A., Zendehboudi, S., Shafiei, A. and James, L. 2012. A nonionic surfactant for enhanced oil recovery from carbonates: Adsorption kinetics and equilibrium. Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research, 51(29), 9894–9905.
  15. Zendehboudi, S., Shafiei, A., Chatzis, I. and Dusseault, M.B. 2012. Numerical simulation and experimental investigation of gravity drainage in porous media. Journal of Porous Media, 15(3), 211‒232.
  16. Dusseault, M.B. and Shafiei, A. 2011. Oil Sands. Ullmann’s Encyclopedia of Chem. Eng., Wiley, 52 pages.
Dr. Muhammad Rehan Hashmet
Assistant Professor
Phone : +7 (7172) 692744
Employment history
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  1. 2018 to date: Assistant Professor of Petroleum Engineering, School of Mining and Geosciences, Nazarbayev University, Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan
Research Interests
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During the tenure at Petroleum Institute, Dr. Rehan was involved in numerous research activities related to special core analysis and chemical enhanced oil recovery including Surfactant Polymer flooding and CO2 foam flooding for light oil, high temperature, high salinity carbonate reservoirs. Dr. Rehan has also worked as a team lead to establish state of the art EOR lab having coreflooding rig coupled with medical CT in ADNOC research and Innovation center (ADRIC), Petroleum Institute in collaboration with Statoil. In addition to this, he was also team lead to establish the SCAL lab with linear X-ray coreflooding system. All of his research focused on the designing and implementation of different IOR/EOR techniques for industrial application.

The focus of his research comprises of Chemical Enhanced Oil Recovery, CO2 Foam Flooding, Reservoir Engineering, Nonlinear Parameter Optimization and image analysis for insitu saturation monitoring.

Publications
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  1. Shehzad Ahmed, Khaled A. Elraies, Muhammad Rehan Hashmet, Mohamad Sahban Alnarabiji “Empirical Modeling of the Viscosity of Supercritical Carbon Dioxide Foam Fracturing Fluid under Different Downhole Conditions”, Energies, 11(3): 782, 2018.
  2. Ali M. AlSumaiti, Muhammad Rehan Hashmet, Waleed S. AlAmeri, Evans Anto-Darkwah, “CO2 Foam Flooding in High Temperature High Salinity Carbonate Reservoirs”, Energy and Fuels, 32(2), pp 1416-1422, 2018.
  3. Muhammad Rehan Hashmet, Ali M. AlSumaiti, Waleed S. AlAmeri, Yemna Qaiser, “Laboratory Investigation and Simulation Modeling of Polymer Flooding in High Temperature High Salinity Carbonate Reservoirs”, Energy and Fuels, 31(12), pp 13454-13465, 2017.
  4. Shehzad Ahmed, Khaled A. Elraies, Muhammad Rehan Hashmet, Alvinda Hanamertani “Viscosity Models for Polymer Free CO2 Foam Fracturing Fluid with the Effect of Surfactant Concentration, Salinity and Shear Rate”, Energies, 10(12): 1970, 2017.
  5. Shehzad Ahmed, Khaled A. Elraies, Isa M. Tan, Muhammad Rehan Hashmet, “Experimental Investigation of Associative Polymer Performance for CO2 Foam Enhanced Oil Recovery”. Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, 157: 971-979. 2017.
  6. Shehzad Ahmed, Khaled A. Elraies, Jalal Forooozesh, Siti R. B. M. Shafian, Muhammad Rehan Hashmet, Ivy C. C. Hsia, Abdullah Almansour, "Experimental Investigation of Immiscible Supercritical Carbon Dioxide Foam Rheology for Improved Oil Recovery," Journal of Earth Science, 28(5): pp. 835-841, 2017.
  7. Evans Anto-Darkwah, Muhammed Rehan Hashmet, and Ali M. Alsumaiti, “Laboratory Investigation of Static Bulk-Foam Tests in the Absence and Presence of Crude Oil”, International Journal of Chemical Engineering and Applications, Vol. 8, Issue 2, pages 112-116, 2017.
  8. Muhammad Rehan Hashmet, Mustafa Onur, Isa M. Tan, “Empirical Correlations for Viscosity of Polyacrylamide Solutions with the Effects of Salinity and Hardness”, Journal of Dispersion Science and Technology, Vol. 35, Issue 4, Pages 510 – 517, Year 2014.
  9. Muhammad Rehan Hashmet, Mustafa Onur, Isa M. Tan, “Empirical Correlations for Viscosity of Polyacrylamide Solutions with the Effects of Temperature and Shear Rate: II”, Journal of Dispersion Science and Technology, Vol. 35, Issue 12, Pages 1685 – 1690, Year 2014.
  10. Muhammad Sagir, Isa M. Tan, Muhammad Mushtaq, Lukman Ismail, Muhammad Nadeem, Muhammad Rizwan Azam, Muhammad Rehan Hashmet, “A Novel Surfactant for the Reduction of CO2/Brine Interfacial Tension”, Journal of Dispersion Science and Technology, Vol. 35, Issue 3, Pages 463 – 470, Year 2014.
  11. Muhammad Mushtaq, Isa M. Tan, Lukman Ismail, Muhammad Nadeem, Muhammad Sagir, Rizwan Azam, Muhammad Rehan Hashmet, “Influence of PZC (Point of Zero Charge) on the Static Absorbance of Anionic Surfactants on a Malaysian Sandstone”, Journal of Dispersion Science and Technology, Vol. 35, Issue 3, Pages 343 – 349, Year 2014.
  12. Muhammad Rehan Hashmet, Mustafa Onur, Isa M. Tan, “Empirical Correlations for Viscosity of Polyacrylamide Solutions with the Effects of Concentration, Molecular Weight and Degree of Hydrolysis of Polymer” Journal of Applied Sciences.

 

Dr. Lei Wang
Assistant Professor
Phone : +7 (7172) 706371
Education
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  1. PhD (2014), Colorado School of Mines, Golden, U.S.A
  2. MSc (2010), China University of Petroleum, Qingdao, China
  3. BSc (2007), China University of Petroleum, Qingdao, Chinа
Employment history
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  1. 2019 to date: Assistant Professor of Petroleum Engineering, School of Mining and Geosciences, Nazarbayev University, Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan
  2. 2017 - 2018: Post-Doctoral Fellow, Petroleum Engineering, University of Wyoming, Laramie, U.S.A
  3. 2015 - 2017: Post-Doctoral Fellow, Petroleum Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, U.S.A