My research interest is transport in porous media. Natural rocks are among the most fascinating and complicated porous systems. My current research includes gas and liquid flow in unconventional shale reservoirs and the use of engineered nanoparticles for Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) and reservoir characterization applications. This interest has led me to work on different projects. Some examples are:
B.Sc. with Distinction Petroleum Engineering, Petroleum University of Technology, Iran
M.Sc. Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, University of Calgary
Ph.D. Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, University of Calgary
Editorial Review Board, Journal of Canadian Petroleum Technology (Issue Coordinator of August 2008 issue)
Farzam, currently working as a Research Associate, is establishing a nanotechnology lab for study of mud rock/shale gas systems. Farzam has worked as a reservoir engineer in NIOC for 7 years. As a Research Scientist/Engineer, Alberta Research Council, Farzam was involved in CO2 injection and shale gas research and field pilot design. He was an instructor at the University of Calgary from 2003 through 2008. He has presented and published 30+ technical papers on topics related to transport in porous media.