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Ekstern
Tabrizy, Vahid Alipour { "honorific-suffix": "Ekstern", "fn": "Tabrizy, Vahid Alipour", "tel": "Telephone: +47 5183 2219", "email": "vahid.a.tabrizy@uis.no" }

Faculty Faculty of Science and Technology
Department Department of Petroleum Technology
Room KE E-345
Web http://www.linkedin.com/pub/vahid-alipour-tabrizy/2a/659/a65
Notes Ph.D. Fellow in Petroleum Engineering

Education and Awards

(2009-Current) Ph.D. Research Fellow in Petroleum (Reservoir) Engineering at University of Stavanger (UiS)-Norway

Ph.D. Thesis: Study of Oil Recovery Mechanism(s) by Wettability Alteration and CO2 Flooding in Chalk and Sandstone (Experimental Investigation)

(2007-2009) Master of Engineering in Petroleum Reservoir Engineering
University of Calgary (UofC) -Canada
M. Eng. GPA: 3.9 out of 4 (97.5 %)

Thesis: Experimental Study of Role of Wettability in Miscible and Immiscible Gas Assisted Gravity Drainage Process

(2006-2008) Master of Science in Petroleum Engineering
Petroleum University of Technology (PUT)-Iran
M.Sc. GPA: 17.82 out of 20 (89.1 %)

(2002-2006) Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering
Petroleum University of Technology (PUT)-Iran
B.Sc. GPA: 18.13 out of 20 (90.6 %)

Honors and Awards:

Award and Honor of Mathematics Olympiad in Iranian Nationwide
Math Olympiad ( among the best 700 Students), 2000

Diploma of First Class Honor in High School and Precollege from Ayan- Sazan High School of Mashhad, 2002

B.Sc. Scholarship from National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC), 2002

Standing on First Ranking among 46 students in my major of study
in Bachelor of Science, September 2006

First Ranking in the Master of Science Nationwide University Entrance Exam among 946 participants in Iran, April 2006

M.Sc. Scholarships from National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC), 2006

Standing on First Ranking among 12 students in my major of study in Master of Science, February 2009

Ph.D. Scholarships from Norwegian Research Council and Ministry of Research and Education, June 2009

Research Mobility Scholarships to study in CNRS-MADIREL

Universite de Provence (France) from University of Stavanger, Feb 2010



Courses taught

Research areas

Interfacial phenomena and surface chemistry, Wettability alteration, Numerical simulation and multi phase flow modeling in porous media, Improved oil recovery methods (miscible and immiscible gas injection in conventional and fractured media) CO2 sequestration and CO2 EOR, SCAL and PVT analysis

Selected publications

V. Alipour Tabrizy, R. Denoyel, A.A. Hamouda ?Characterization of wettability modification of calcite, quartz and kaolinite: Surface energy analysis? Journal of Colloid and Surface A. :Physiochemical Engineering Aspects 2010, Volume 384 (Issues 1-3) , DOI: 10.1016/j.colsurfa.2011.03.021

V. Alipour Tabrizy, A.A. Hamouda, R. Denoyel ?Influence of sulfate and magnesium ions on wettability alteration of calcite, quartz and kaolinite: Surface energy analysis? Journal of Energy & Fuels, American Chemical Society 2011, 25, 1667-1680, DOI: 10.1021/ef200039m

V. Alipour Tabrizy, A.A. Hamouda, E. Subeyrand. R. Denoyel ?CO2 adsorption isotherm on modified calcite, quartz and kaolinite surfaces: Surface energy analysis? accepted in Journal of Petroleum Science and
Technology, 2011 (in press)

A.A. Hamouda, E.A. Chukwudeme, and V. Alipour Tabrizy ?Influence of  Temperature on Water and CO2 Flooding of  asphaltenic Chalk Reservoirs; Experimental and Simulation Case Study? SPE 131190, presented at SPE EUROPEC/EAGE, Spain, June 14-17, 2010

V. Alipour Tabrizy, Y. Mirzaahmadian: ?Investigation of Sand Production Onset: A New Approach Based on Petrophysical Logs? SPE 150529, SPE International Symposium and Exhibition on Formation Damage Control, USA, Lafayette, Louisiana, February 15?17 2012.

A.A. Hamouda and V. Alipour Tabrizy ?The effect of light gas on miscible CO2 flooding to enhance oil recovery from sandstone and chalk reservoirs? Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering. 2012 (under review).

 V. Alipour Tabrizy, A.A. Hamouda ?Mechanistic study of low salinity water and CO2 flooding in modified sandstone rocks: Core scale study? Flows and Mechanics in Porous Media, from pore to field scale. Pore2Field, IFP Energies Nouvelles, Paris, France, November 16-18, 2011.

V. Alipour Tabrizy ? The Role of Wettability in Immsicble Gas-Assited Gravity Drainage? M.Sc. Thesis, University of Calgary and PUT, 2009

Alipour Tabrizy V., Kharrat R., Rostami B.: ?Role of Wettability in Gas Assisted Gravity Drainage Process? presented at 12th National Chemical Engineering Conference, Sahand University of Technology, Tabriz, Iran, October 20-22, 2008

Rostami B., Kharrat R., Ghotbi C. and Alipour Tabrizy V.: ?Wettability Effect on Oil Recovery and Residual Saturations during Forced Gravity Drainage and Secondary Water Flood? presented at 10th International Wettability Symposium, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, October 26-29, 2008

Rostami B., Kharrat R., Ghotbi C. and Alipour Tabrizy V.: ?Relationship between Wetting Properties and Macroscale Hydrodynamics during Forced Gravity Drainage and Secondary Water flood? Journal of Petroleum Science and Technology, DOI: 10.1080/10916460902804705, pages 804 ? 815, 2010

Rostami B., Kharrat R., Alipour Tabrizy V., Khosravi M. and Ghotbi C. ?Wettability Effects in Gas Gravity-Assisted Flow as Related to Displacement Instability? Journal of Especial Topic and Reviews in Porous Media, DOI: 10.1615/SpecialTopicsRevPorousMedia.v1.i1, Volume 1, page 39-47, 2010

Work experience

(2009-Current) Ph.D. Fellow in Petroleum Engineering
(Stavanger-Norway)

Thesis: Study of oil recovery mechanism(s) by CO2 flooding and wettability alteration in sandstone and chalk

? Evaluation of CO2 flooding by estimation of CO2 requirements in tandem with ultimate recovery factors achievable by miscible and immiscible mechanism in light and heavy crude oil samples

? Numerical modeling and simulation of CO2/water EOR in sandstone and chalk reservoirs using Eclipse, CMG, TERASIM and Sendra

? PVT analysis of CO2 flooding process (MMP and MME calculations)

? Developing a new dimensionless group for scaling and linking the CO2 EOR with reservoir fluid, rock and operating parameters

? Experimental implementation of miscible and immiscible CO2 EOR in live reservoir oil for sandstone and chalk cores

? Production optimization and field development using IOR by water, CO2 and WAG flooding

? Numerical modeling and developing a numerical code for asphaltene deposition based on EOS using asphaltene solid model (PVT analysis)

? Improved oil recovery by sea and low salinity water flooding and wettability alteration in sandstone and chalk reservoirs: analysis of IFT, contact angle, and capillary pressure
measurements

? SCAL, up scaling for field development planning and history matching of experimental results

? Physicochemical study of asphaltene colloids in heavy crude oil-water-mineral systems

? EOR characterization in fractured carbonate and conventional reservoirs

? Gas injection and gravity drainage mechanism in NFR (Naturally Fractured Reservoirs)

(Feb. 2010-Agu 2010) Research Fellow MADIREL/CNRS-Laboratoire Chimie Provence (Marsellie/France)

? Study of experimental and theoretical aspects of adsorption isotherms and thermal decomposition on calcite, quartz and kaolinite minerals modified by crude oil polar components to characterize hydrocarbon, solid, water systems and understand the effect of sea water ions on wettability alteration mechanisms and oil recovery

? Study of CO2 sequestration, capture and adsorption mechanism on wettability modified calcite, quartz and kaolinite by crude oil polar components to understand CO2, crude oil, rock interactions

(2008-2009) Reservoir Engineering NIOC (Research and Technology) and Tehran Petroleum Research Center

? Reservoir engineer and researcher for reservoir modeling (simulation) and field study of gas assisted gravity drainage for improving oil recovery

? History matching of experimental results with numerical simulation (IMEX,GEM, STAR modules of CMG)

? IOR by gas gravity drainage (free and forced) in conventional and fractured porous media, IOR by double displacement process (DDP) and tertiary water flooding, experimental work in sand pack and core, Visual low pressure and high pressure core flooding

? Simulation and Modeling, Up scaling, IOR planning and Field case study