The Bureau of Economic Geology The University of Texas at Austin Jackson School of Geosciences
Farzam  Javadpour, Ph.D.
Farzam Javadpour, Ph.D. Research Scientist Bureau of Economic Geology
The University of Texas at Austin
University Station, Box X
Austin, Texas 78713-8924
E-mail: farzam.javadpour@beg.utexas.edu Telephone: 512-232-8068 Fax: 512-471-0140
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Research Interests
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:

  • Shale gas characterization (porosity, permeability, PSD)

  • Reserve estimation of shale gas reservoirs (Canister tests, Multicomponent sorption isotherms)

  • Gas flow modeling in shale gas reservoirs (micro to macroscale)

  • Liquid flow in nanopores of gas shale reservoirs (frac fluid loss and liquid hydrocarbon flow)

  • Theoretical and experimental studies of microscopic interactions of fluid molecules and pore walls in shale system

  • Theoretical and experimental studies of interaction of nanoparticles and fluid interfaces (oil-brine; air-brine)

  • Theoretical and experimental studies of nanoparticle interaction and mineral grains in aqueous and non-aqueous media.

Education
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
Membership
Editorial Review Board, Journal of Canadian Petroleum Technology (Issue Coordinator of August 2008 issue)
Professional Experience
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.



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