Mehdi Safari

 

Dr. Mehdi Safari

PhD, MSc, BSc
Lecturer
Petroleum Engineering

Contact Details
Telephone: +60 85 630 100 Extn: 2640
Fax: +60 85 630254
Location: Skylark 3.L3-408
Email: mehdi.safari@curtin.edu.my

Background

Mr. Mehdi Safari joined the Department of Petroleum Engineering on May 2018. He is a Ph.D. candidate in Petroleum Engineering (Reservoir Engineering major) at Amirkabir University of Technology (Tehran Polytechnic). He graduated with M. Sc. in Petroleum Engineering from Petroleum University of Technology (PUT). His areas of teaching interests include Reservoir Simulation, Fluid Flow through Porous Media and Advanced Reservoir engineering. His research interests lie mainly in the area of:

Reservoir simulation (grid block or stream line)

Reservoir boundary control.

Design of smart (intelligent) wells and reservoirs

Reservoir history matching

Production optimization (using intelligent approach)

Planning and simulation of Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) methods

Simulation of fluid flow through porous media

Research and Publications:

    Journal Papers:

  1. M Mohammadi, M. Safari, M Ghasemi, A Daryasafar, M Sedighi “Asphaltene adsorption using green nanocomposites: Experimental study and adaptive neuro-fuzzy interference system modeling” Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering (Indexed in ISI), published, 2019       
  2. R. Gholami, M. Safari, A. Raza, W. Samuel Downey, M. Momeni, T. Arbi Omar Ganat “A Field Scale Approach to Determine Compaction-Based Permeability in Unconsolidated Reservoirs”  Natural Gas Science and Engineering (Indexed in ISI), accepted, 2019
  3. C. X. Liew, R. Gholami, M. Safari, A. Raza, M. Rabiei, N. Fakhari, V. Rasouli, J. V. Vettaparambil1 “A New Mud Design to Reduce Formation Damage in Sandstone Reservoirs” Petroleum Science and Engineering (Indexed in ISI), accepted 2019
  4. Bizhan Honarvar, Ali Rahimi, M. Safari “Role of Salinity and Aging Time on Carbonate Reservoirs in Low Salinity Seawater and Smart Seawater Flooding” Petroleum Science and Engineering, accepted 2019
  5. Bizhan Honarvar, Ali Rahimi, M. Safari  “Favorable Attributes of Low Salinity Water aided Alkaline on crude oil-Brine-Carbonate Rock system” Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, accepted 2019
  6. Bizhan Honarvar, Ali Rahimi, M. Safari, Samaneh Khajehahmadi, Mohammad Karimi “Smart water effects on a crude oil-brine-carbonate rock (CBR) system: Further suggestions on mechanisms and conditions” Journal of Molecular liquids, accepted 2019
  7. M. Safari, E Khajehvandi, M Mohammadi, “Temperature profile estimation: A study on the Boberg and Lantz steam stimulation model”Petroleum, Elsevier, published, 2019
  8. M. Safari, Mohammad Javad Ameri-Shahrabi, Abbas Naderifar “An Efficient Boundary Control for Porous Media Equation:Motivated by Water Coning Problem” Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering (Indexed in ISI), published, 2018
  9. M. Safari, Mohammad Javad Ameri-Shahrabi, Abbas Naderifar “Adaptive Control Design for a Nonlinear Parabolic PDE: Application to Water Coning” Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering (Indexed in ISI), published, 2018
  10. M. Safari, M. Mohammadi, M. Sedighi, “Effect of neglecting geothermal gradient on calculated oil recovery”Journal of applied geophysics (Indexed in ISI), published, 2017
  11. H. Ijadpanah-Saravi, M. Safari, B. Noruzi Masir and A. Khodadadi, “Intelligent Tools to Model Photocatalytic Degradation of Beta-Naphtol by Titanium Dioxide Nanoparticles” Journal of Chemometrics (Indexed in ISI), published,2017
  12. H. Ijadpanah-Saravi, S. Dehestaniathar, A. Khodadadi and M. SafariOptimization of photocatalytic degradation of β-naphthol using nano TiO2-activated carbon composite”Desalination and Water Treatment (Indexed in ISI), published,2015
  13. A. R. Golsefatan, M. Safari, M. Jamialahmadi, “Using Silica Nanoparticles to Improve DETPMP Scale Inhibitor Performance as a Novel Calcium Sulfate Inhibitor” Desalination and Water Treatment (Indexed in ISI), published, 2015
  14. M. Safari, A. R. Golsefatan,  A. Rezaei and M. Jamialahmadi “Simulation of Nanoparticle flooding for Enhancing Oil Recovery” Journal of petroleum science and technology (indexed in ISI),published, 2014
  15. M. Safari, A. Golsefatan and M. Jamialahmadi “Inhibition of Scale Formation Using Silica Nanoparticle” Journal of Dispersion Science and Technology, (Indexed in ISI)published,2013
  16. H. Ijadpanah, M. Safari, A. Rezaei “Synthesis of TiO2 Nanoparticles for Photocatalytic Degradation of Cyanide in Wastewater” Analytical letter (indexed in ISI), published, 2013
  17. M. Safari, “Variation in Wettability Caused by Nanoparticle” Journal of petroleum science and technology (indexed in ISI), published, 2012
  18. M. SafariM. Jamialahmadi “Effect of polysilicon nanoparticles on enhanced oil recovery in Iranian oil reservoir” International Journal of Nano Dimension (Indexed in ISC), published, 2012

 

 

Conferences and Proceedings:

  1. M. Safari, M. J. Ameri, “Reservoir Control and Identification: Motivated by Water Coning” The 11th Curtin University Technology, Science and Engineering (CUTSE) International Conference, Oct. 2018 (Published in IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering).
  2. M. Safari, M. J. Ameri, “Adaptive Control design for a 3D reservoir model under water coning” The 11th Curtin University Technology, Science and Engineering (CUTSE) International Conference, Oct. 2018 (Published in IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering).
  3. M. Safari, M. Mohammadi Ghalenazeri, “The effect of hydraulic fracturing on performance of gas condensate reservoir, flow shape and transformation of the elliptical to radial flow around the wellbore” 2nd national conference in petroleum engineering, Omidieh, 2017
  4. M. Safari, V. Rastegari, S. Shahmarvand, “Hydraulic fracturing in condensate reservoirs: A simulation study” International Conference on Environmental Impacts of the Oil and Gas Industries: Kurdistan Region of Iraq as a Case Study on April 17-19, 2017 (Published in IEEE xplore)
  5. A. Hamze-Azar, M. Safari, A. Rafieefar “Application of smart well technology in faulted reservoir” 3rd International Conference on New Research Achievements in Chemistry & Chemical Engineering, Tehran, Iran, 2016
  6. M. Safari, Z. Zafari, “Introducing a new indication in diagnosis of fractured reservoirs based on the transient pressure data analysis” The Fourth International Conference On Oil, Gas, Refining & Petrochemical With Focus Relationship Between Government, University and Industry, Shiraz, Iran, 2016
  7. M. Safari, V. Rastegari , “Effect of hydraulic fracturing and water injection on condensate blockage in gas condensate reservoirs” The Fourth International Conference On Oil,Gas,Refining & Petrochemical With Focus Relationship Between Government, University and Industry, Shiraz, Iran, 2016
  8. M. Safari, S. Shahmarvand , “A New Correlation for Prediction of Breakthrough Time during Water Coning” The Fourth International Conference On Oil, Gas, Refining & Petrochemical With Focus Relationship Between Government, University and Industry, Shiraz, Iran, 2016
  9. A. R. Golsefatan, A. Daryasafar, M. Karimi, M. SafariM. Jamialahmadi “Application of Silica Nanoparticles on Scale Formation Inhibition: Experimental and Modeling Study” Asian Nano Congress, Kish, Iran, 2015
  10. M. Safari, M. J. Ameri, “Real Time Control of Water Coning in Smart Wells” First National Conference of Oil and Gas Field Development,Tehran, Iran, 2015
  11. Ali Talat Gushchi, M. J. Ameri, M. Safari “Design of 2D coning experimental apparatus using ECLIPSE software” Second International Conference Oil, Gas and Petrochemical, Tehran, Iran, 2014
  12. A. R. Golsefatan, M. Safari, M. Jamialahmadi, “Comparison between Silica Nanoparticles and DETPMPas Scale Inhibitor” 5th international conference on nanostructures, Kish, Iran, 2013
  13. M. Safari, A. R. Golsefatan, A. Rezaei, M. Jamialahmadi “Simulation of Silica Nanoparticle Flooding for Enhancing Oil Recovery”5th international conference on nanostructures, Kish, Iran, 2013
  14. M. Safari, M. Jamialahmadi “Application of nanoparticles on enhanced oil recovery during water flooding process” 1st ‎‎International Conference on Nanostructures and Nanomaterials: Science and Applications, Masjed Soleyman, Iran, 2012
  15. M. Safari“Study of application of nanotechnology in enhanced oil recovery in Iranian oil reservoir” 1st national conference on nanomaterials and nanotechnology, Shahrood, Iran, 2012
  16. M.Safari, A. R.Golsefatan, M. Jamialahmadi, M. Mohammadi “Effect of Silica Nanoparticles on Scale Formation during Water Injection Process in the Siri oil field”1st Conference on Nanotechnology Application in the Petroleum and petrochemical Industries, Khuzestan, Iran, 2012
  17. M. Safari, M. J. Ameri, K. Younesi “Production Optimization of horizontal oil well under water coning using flow rate control”First National Iranian Petroleum Conference,Kerman, Iran, 2013  
  18. K. Younesi, M. J. Ameri, M. Safari “Water Coning Control of an Oil Reservoir Using Variable Flow Rate”First National Iranian Petroleum Conference, Kerman, Iran, 2013
  19. M. Safari, “Effect of different water injection rate on reservoir performance: a case study of Azadegan fractured oil reservoir” The First International Conference of Oil, Gas, Petrochemical and Power Plant, Tehran, Iran, 2012  

 

Supervision Activities

Undergraduate projects (selected-over 26 FYP)

  1. Mavvinesh Arulananthan “New Approaches in Reservoir Rock Typing”, Bsc in Petroleum Engineering, 2019
  2. Eldon Chua Chung Han, “A New Indication in Diagnosis of Discretely Fractured Network (Dfn) Reservoirs: Effect Of Near Wellbore Properties”, Bsc in Petroleum Engineering, 2019
  3. Darren Teh Zhi Wei, “Considering The Effect Of Scale Formation In Proposing Infill Wells For Enchanced Oil Recovery Using Streamline Simulation” , Bsc in Petroleum Engineering, 2019
  4. Rainnie Mering Lah, “State Of The Art of Scale Inhibition By Nanoparticles” Bsc in Petroleum Engineering, 2019
  5. Pragadeswary A/P Ravichandran, “Well Placement Optimization of Oil Reservoir in a Structured Reservoir Model Using Genetic Algorithm”, Bsc in Petroleum Engineering, 2018
  6. Andrian Permana, “Simulation of low salinity water flooding in fractured reservoirs”, Bsc in Petroleum Engineering, 2018
  7. Kresyern Naidu A/L Gunendren, “Enhancing in Reservoir History Matching Using Simopt”, Bsc in Petroleum Engineering, 2018
  8. Thamilarrasan S/O Rajendran, “Caprock Integrity Failure during Pressure Maintenance:  A Reservoir Simulation Study”, Bsc in Petroleum Engineering, 2018
  9. Issa Hassan Sofi, “Simulation study of Gas Injection into the layered reservoir” , BSc in Petroleum Engineering, 2017
  10. Amir Aref Chamani, “Optimization of Well Placement in Heterogonous Model Using Genetic Algorithms”, BSc in Petroleum Engineering, 2017
  11. Rabar Namiq Hassan, “Simulation of water flooding in layered reservoirs”, BSc in Petroleum Engineering, 2017
  12. Shivan Hussein Sherwany, “Simulation of Water Flooding in Naturally fracture reservoir”, BSc in Petroleum Engineering, 2017
  13. Amir Hamzeh-Azar, “Application of Smart Wells in Faulted Reservoir”, BSc in Petroleum engineering, 2016
  14. Farshad Sharifi, “Application and Instrumentals of Deviated Wells”, BSc in Petroleum Engineering, 2016
  15. Hossein Sargoli, “Well Test Data Interpretation”, BSc in Petroleum Engineering, 2016
  16. Maryam Mohammadi-Ghlae-nazeri, “Effect of Induced Fracture on direction of flow near wellbore”, BSc in Petroleum Engineering, 2016
  17. Ramin Amiryani, “Literature Review on Acidizing Process” , BSc in Petroleum Engineering, 2016
  18. Sajjad Rezaee, “Welltest Data Interpretation Using a Software”, BSc in Petroleum Engineering, 2016
  19. Amir Saadat, “Investigation of Application of RSS Drilling Technology in Middle East Fields”, BSc in Petroleum Engineering, 2016
  20. Saideh Shoai, “Simulation of Asphaltene Precipitation into the Reservoirs”, BSc in Petroleum Engineering, 2016
  21. Samieh Shahmarvand, “A new Correlation for Prediction of water coning in Fractured Reservoir: A Simulation Study”, BSc in Petroleum Engineering, 2016
  22. Borhan Shahmohammadi, “Numerical Simulation of Streamlines in the waterflooding Process”, BSc in Petroleum Engineering, 2016
  23. Vahid Takkaloo, “Simulation Study of Natural Gas lift process” , BSc in Petroleum Engineering, 2016
  24. Vida Rastegari, “Effects of hydraulic fractures on Condensate Blockage in Gas condensate reservoirs: A simulation Study”, BSc in Petroleum Engineering, 2016
  25. Yaghoobzadeh Gatabian, “Investigation of Asphaltene deposition Mechanism” , BSc in Petroleum Engineering, 2016
  26. Zahra Zafari, “Pressure-Transient Study using Discretely Fractured models”, BSc in Petroleum Engineering, 2016

 

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