The Bureau of Economic Geology The University of Texas at Austin Jackson School of Geosciences
Mehdi  Zeidouni, Ph. D.
Mehdi Zeidouni, Ph. D. Research Associate-Reservoir Engineer Bureau of Economic Geology
The University of Texas at Austin
University Station, Box X
Austin, Texas 78713-8924
E-mail: mehdi.zeidouni@beg.utexas.edu Telephone: 512-471-4560 Fax: 512-471-0140
Professional Summary
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Research Interests
Modeling transport processes in porous media

Application of inverse theory to flow-based problems

Pressure monitoring of CO2 Sequestration

Cap-rock characterization
Education
B.Sc., Petroleum Engineering, Abadan Institute of Technology, Ahwaz, Iran, 2000

M.Sc., Reservoir Engineering, Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands, 2003

Ph.D., Reservoir Engineering, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada, 2011
Professional History
Research/Teaching Assistant, Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, University of Calgary, Canada. Teaching: Reservoir Simulation (ENCH 621), Reservoir Engineering (ENPE 523), Energy and Environmental Systems Analysis (ENGG 555), Differential Equations for Engineers (AMAT 307), Behavior of Liquids, Gases and Solids (ENGG 201), Engineering Thermodynamics (ENGG 311). (2006–2011)

Reservoir Engineer, Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, University of Calgary, Canada. Project: Acid gas disposal in Marlowe - Keg River. (2008)

Reservoir Engineer, Reservoir Studies Dept., National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC), Ahwaz, Iran. (2003–2006)
Selected Publications
Sun, A.Y., Zeidouni, M., Nicot, J.P., Lu, Z., Zhang, D., 2013, Assessing leakage detectability at geologic CO2 sequestration sites using the probabilistic collocation method, Advances in Water Resources, In press.

Zeidouni, M., 2012, Analytical model of leakage through fault to overlying formations, Water Resources Research, 48, W00N02.

Zeidouni, M., Pooladi-Darvish, M., 2012, Leakage characterization through above-zone pressure monitoring: 1—Inversion approach, Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, 98–99: Pages 95-106.

Zeidouni, M., Pooladi-Darvish, M., 2012, Leakage characterization through above-zone pressure monitoring: 2—Design considerations with application to CO2 storage in saline aquifers, Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, 98–99: Pages 69-82.

Zeidouni M., Pooladi-Darvish M., 2010, Design Considerations to Test Sealing Capacity of Saline Aquifers, Paper SPE 138179, Proceedings of 2010 Canadian Unconventional Resources and International Petroleum Conference, 19th-21st October 2010, Calgary.

Zeidouni M., Pooladi-Darvish M., 2010, Characterization of Leakage through Cap-rock with Application to CO2 storage in Aquifers – Single Injector and Single Monitoring well, Paper SPE 138178, Proceedings of 2010 Canadian Unconventional Resources and International Petroleum Conference, 19th-21st October 2010, Calgary.

Zeidouni M., Pooladi-Darvish M., Keith D., 2010, Analytical Models for Determining Pressure Change in an Overlying Aquifer due to Leakage, Proceedings of 10th International Conference on Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies, 19th-23rd September 2010, RAI, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Zeidouni M., Pooladi-Darvish M., Keith D., 2010, Leakage Detection and Characterization through Pressure Monitoring, Proceedings of 10th International Conference on Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies, 19th-23rd September 2010, RAI, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Zeidouni M., Pooladi-Darvish M., 2009, Sensitivity Analysis of Salt Precipitation and CO2 Brine Displacement in Saline Aquifers, Paper SPE 126690, SPE International Conference on CO2 Capture, Storage, and Utilization, 2-4 November 2009, San Diego, CA.

Zeidouni M., Moore M., Keith D., 2009, Guidelines for a Regulatory Framework to Accommodate Geological Storage of CO2 in Alberta, Journal of Petroleum Technology, Volume 61, Issue 7, July 2009, Pages 73-74.

Zeidouni M., Pooladi-Darvish M., Keith D., 2009, Analytical solution to evaluate salt precipitation during CO2 injection in saline aquifers, International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, Volume 3, Issue 5, September 2009, Pages 600-611, ISSN 1750-5836.

Zeidouni M., C.P.J.W. van Kruijsdijk, 2006, Characterizing Sparsely Fractured Reservoirs through Structural Parameters, Time-lapse 3-D Seismic, and Production Data, Paper SPE 100912, 2006 SPE annual technical conference and exhibition, San Antonio, Texas, USA, 24-27 September 2006.

Zeidouni M., G. Movazi, B. Pourghasem, 2006, Performance prediction of a rich gas condensate reservoir through material balance and PVT behavior-A Case study, Paper SPE 99830, 2006 SPE Gas Technology Symposium, Calgary, 15-17 May 2006.
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