Postdoctoral Research Associate

 

Room: 223-A

Advisor: Dr. Mohammad Piri

Dep. 4311 1000 E.  University Avenue
Laramie, WY 82071

Email: marshadi@uwyo.edu

Phone: 307- 761-0680

 

Education:

Ph.D., Petroleum Engineering – University of Wyoming, USA (December 2017)  GPA: 3.96

B.Sc., Petroleum Engineering – Amirkabir University of Technology, Iran (May 2012)  GPA: 3.95

 

Research Interests and Area of Specialization:

  • Multiphase flow through heterogeneous porous and fractured media (experimentation and modeling)
  • Production enhancement from shale plays
  • High performance pore network modeling
  • Wettability, interfacial phenomena, and EOR techniques in carbonates
  • Upscaling of reservoir properties
  • Reservoir Simulation

 

Current Research Project:

Multiphase Flow through Fractured porous media: conventional and unconventional reservoirs

 

Experience:

Research Associate

  • High Bay Research Facility (HBRF), Center of Innovation for Flow through Porous Media (COIFPM), Department of Petroleum Engineering, University of Wyoming, USA (January 2018 – present)

Research Assistant

  • Department of Petroleum Engineering, University of Wyoming, USA (August 2012 – December 2017)

Teaching Assistant

  • Flow through porous media, Department of Petroleum Engineering, University of Wyoming, USA (Spring 2015)
  • Reservoir rock and fluid properties, Amirkabir University of Technology, Iran (Spring 2012)

Internship

  • Aramco Services Company, Houston Research Center, Houston, Texas, USA (Summer 2016)
    • Characterized reservoir shale samples using FIB-SEM imaging technique to find the reservoir and production sweet spots
  • National Iranian Drilling Company (NIDC), Ahwaz, Iran (Spring 2012)
    • Practiced drilling, completion, and production operations in conventional reservoirs

 

Additional Skills:

  • Design, build, operate, and utilize reservoir-condition, three-phase core-flooding setups
  • Operate X-ray (macro, micro, and nano) CT scanners, QEM-SCAN, and FIB-SEM for high-resolution 2D and 3D imaging
  • Characterize conventional and unconventional reservoirs using digital rock technology
  • Model various aspects of flow through porous media using pore-scale network modeling approach
  • Develop parallel CPU/GPU based algorithms in C, C++, and Fortran environments
  • Familiar with commercial reservoir simulation tools such as CMG and ECLIPSE

 

Publications:

M. Arshadi, A. Zolfaghari Shahrak, M. Piri, GA. Al-Muntasheri, and M. Sayed, “The effect of deformation on two-phase flow through proppant-packed fractured shale samples A micro-scale experimental investigation“, Advances in Water Resources; 105: 108-131 (2017)

G. Javanbakht, M. Arshadi, T. Qin, and L. Goual, “Micro-scale displacement of NAPL by surfactant and microemulsion in heterogeneous porous media“, Advances in Water Resources, 105: 173-187 (2017)

M. Arshadi, M. Khishvand, Arash Aghaei, M. Piri, and GA. Al-Muntasheri, “Pore-scale experimental investigation of two-phase flow through fractured porous media“, Water Resources Research, 54 (2018)

M. Arshadi, M. Piri, and M. Sayed, “Micro-scale study of gas/brine flow through proppant-packed fractures in shale plays under varying effective stress”, in preparation (2018)

M. Arshadi, Z. Qin, I. Oraki Kohshour, M. Piri, and M. Sayed, “In-situ study of three-phase flow through proppant-packed fractures in shale plays”, in preparation (2018)

A. Zolfaghari, M. Sabti, M. Arshadi, GA. Al-Muntasheri, and M. Piri, “Micro-scale investigation of polymeric gel placement and its breakthrough path using 3D X-ray imaging”, in preparation (2018)

M. Gesho, M. Arshadi, M. Piri, and F. Pereira, “High performance pore network modeling: Application in fractured porous media”, in preparation (2018)

 

Conference Papers & Presentations:

M. Gesho, M. Sedghi, M. Arshadi, and M. Piri, “Dynamic pore network modeling of two-phase flow through fractured porous media: Direct pore-to-core up-scaling of displacement processes“ presented at the CMWR 2018 conference, Saint Malo, France (June 2018)

M. Arshadi, M. Piri, and M. Sayed, “Impact of varying stress on the flow of gas and brine through proppant-packed fractured shale samples: A micro-scale experimental investigation“ presented at the 13th Middle East Geosciences Conference and Exhibitions, Manama, Bahrain (March 2018)

S. Kazmouz, M. Arshadi, A. Aghaei, and M. Piri, “ Micro-scale modeling of matrix-fracture interactions in fractured porous media“, paper SCA2016-090, proceedings of the International Symposium of the Society of Core Analysts, Snow Mass, Colorado, USA (August 2016)

M. Arshadi, M. Khishvand, Arash Aghaei, M. Piri, and GA. Al-Muntasheri, “Micro-scale experimental investigation of matrix-fracture interactions in fractured porous media“ presented at the SPWLA 2015 Spring Topical Conference, Stevenson, Washington, USA (May 2015)

 

Honors & Awards:

A member of the Wyoming Alpha chapter of Tau Beta Pi, the national engineering honor society (2017 – present)

A member of Phi Kappa Phi, the national honor society (2016 – present)

Full Ph.D. scholarship, Piri’s Research Group, University of Wyoming, USA (2012 – 2017)

Full Bachelor scholarship, Amirkabir University of Technology, Iran (2008 – 2012), Ranked 1st