2008 – 2012 Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland, PhD in Petroleum Engineering, Centre for Gas Hydrate and Flow Assurance Research
2003 – 2005 IFP School, Paris, France, Master’s Degree (MSc) – “Reservoir Geoscience and Engineering”
1997 – 2002 AmirKabir University of Technology (Polytechnic), Tehran, Iran, Department of Chemical Engineering, BSc Degree
1993 – 1997 “Dabirestan Nemooneh Modarres” Intelligent Students’ High School, Baccalaureate diploma in Mathematics & Physics
2012 – now Research Institute of Petroleum Industry (RIPI), Reservoir Production Technology and Research Group
2005 – 2008 Research Institute of Petroleum Industry (RIPI), Reservoir Fluid Studies (PVT Group)
Autumn 2004 4-month internship at TOTAL Company, R & D Department, Project: “Scale Removal from Petroleum Wells”
Summer 2000 3 month training – Pakdis Distillation Company, Ethanol Production, Project: “Ethanol as a substitute fuel for oil”
Turkish (maternal), Persian (national), English (fluent), French (fluent)
Transferable Skills and Life Interests:
Good teaching and presentation skills
High levels of communication and interaction in a team, writing skills and learning ambition
Acted as Postgraduate Students Representative in Heriot-Watt University
Playing football and participating in matches
Listening to music and reading novels
Capable of managing R&D projects
Capable of working with EOR and PVT lab equipments including: Pumps, Cells, Micromodels, Core flooding setups, Density meters, Viscometers, etc.
Ability to analyze and to interpret properties of different petroleum fluids including: Heavy oil, Black oil, Volatile oil, Gas Condensate, Formation Water, etc.
Capable of conducting a full PVT study in the lab and preparing a standard PVT report for different tests including: CME, Differential Vaporization, Separator Test, CCE, CVD, etc.
Capable of working with hydrate lab facilities for Flow Assurance and Energy Storage studies
Familiar with different aspects of Flow Assurance problems including Wax, Asphaltene, Hydrates, Scale, etc.
Familiar with Reservoir Simulation packages
PVT and EOS modelling
Scale removal techniques and tools such as jetting, fluidic oscillator, acoustic waves, etc.
Artificial lift systems and their performance
Good knowledge of several packages including: Microsoft Office, Eclipse, Pie, MBAL, PROSPER, WINPROP, VFPI, PVTi, FAST RTA, WellFlo, PanSystem, HydraFlash;
Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE)
Iranian Society of Petroleum Engineering (ISPE)
Courses and Workshops Presented:
“Production Chemistry”, a course held at PDCO, Abu Dhabi
“Scale Deposition: Impact on Productivity; Removal and Prevention”, a seminar presented in Ahwaz
“How to fight scale?”, a course held at RIPI, Tehran
“Phase Behaviour of Reservoir Fluids: Experimental and Theoretical”, a course held at RIPI, Tehran
“Oil and Gas Well Performance and Artificial Lift Systems”, a course given at RIPI, Tehran
“Gas Lift Design and Installation”, a course presented at NISOC