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Timelønnet universitetslektor
Mirhaj Mohammadabadi, Seyed Ahmad { "honorific-suffix": "Timelønnet universitetslektor", "fn": "Mirhaj Mohammadabadi, Seyed Ahmad", "tel": "Telephone: +47 51832132", "email": "" }

Faculty Faculty of Science and Technology
Department Department of Energy and Petroleum Engineering
Priv. phone/mob +47- 51 83 21 32


  • Recipient of SPE Best PhD Student of the Year 2012, SPE Annual Meeting, Stavanger Forum, Stavanger, Norway, June 2012.
    • Recipient of the Best Public Poster Award at the Research Meeting Day, Delft University of Technology, Delft, Netherlands, January 2009.

Courses taught

Research areas

  • Torque and Drag Modeling in Extended-Reach-Drilling Wellbores (ongoing)
    • Stuck Pipe; Detection, Causes and Remedies (ongoing)
    • Viscoelastic Surfactants as Way Combating Liquid Drainage in Foams used for UBD
    • Gas Condensate Productivity Improvement by Using Wettability Modifiers
    • Foam EOR

Selected publications

  • S.A. Mirhaj, T. Tveitdal, E. Kaarstad, "New Proposed Model for Torque and Drag Modeling", Petroleum Journals online, e-journal of Drilling Engineering, Vol. 1, December 2011.
    •  S.A. Mirhaj, E. Kaarstad, B.S. Aadnoy, ?Evaluation of Shear Forces and Stream-Thrust Forces in Torque and Drag Modeling?, SPE 147865, Asia Pacific oil & Gas Conference and Exhibition, Jakarta, Indonesia, 20-22 September 2011.
    •  S.A. Mirhaj, E. Kaarstad, B.S. Aadnoy,? New Aspects of Torque-and-Drag Modeling in Long-Reach Wells", Journal of Modern Applied Science, Vol. 5, No. 5, October 2011.
    •  S.A. Mirhaj, E. Kaarstad, B.S. Aadnoy,?Minimizing Friction in Shallow Horizontal Wells?, SPE 135819, IADC/SPE Asia Pacific Drilling Technology Conference and Exhibition, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam, 1-3 November 2010.
    •  S.A. Mirhaj, M. Fazaelizadeh, E. Kaarstad, B.S. Aadnoy,"New Aspects of Torque-and-Drag Modeling in Extended Reach Wells", SPE 135719, SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, Florence, Italy, 19-22 September 2010.
    •  S.A. Mirhaj, M. Simjoo and P.L.J.Zitha,?Capillary Desaturation Construction for Bentheimer sandstone using X-ray Computed Tomography? to be published in Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 2010.
    •  M. Fazaelizadeh, S.A. Mirhaj, Study to Find Optimum Pressure for Separation of Wellhead Fluids?, SPE 136002, SPE Production and Operations Conference and Exhibition, Tunis, Tunisia, 8-10 June 2010.
    •  Delavarmoghaddam, S.A. Mirhaj and P.L.J. Zitha.? Condensate Productivity Improvement by Chemical Wettability Alteration? SPE 122225, 2009 SPE European Formation Damage Conference, Scheveningen, Netherlands, 27-29 May 2009.
    •  M.Simjoo, M. Mahmoodi Nick, R. Farajzadeh, S.A. Mirhaj & P.L.J. Zitha,? A CT Scan Study of Foam Flooding in Porous Media?, EAGE International Petroleum Conference & Exhibition, Shiraz, Iran, 4-6 May 2009.
    •  S.A. Mirhaj, M.Fazaelizadeh, R. Kharrat & P.L.J. Zitha,?Experimental Investigation of Effect of Depletion Rates on Recovery of a Heavy Oil System?, EAGE Improved Oil Recovery Symposium, Paris, France, 25-27 April 2009.
    •  S.H. Mirhaj, S.A. Mirhaj, S.R. Shadizadeh.? Asphaltene Deposition during CO2 Injection in an Iranian Carbonate Reservoir; An Experimental and Simulation Approach?, EAGE Improved Oil Recovery Symposium, Paris, France, 25-27 April 2009.
    •  M.Fazaelizadeh, S.A.Mirhaj et al. ?Exploratory Well Hits Target Successfully on the 8th Attemps in the Binak Oilfield, North of Persian Gulf?, IPTC 12027, SPE International Petroleum Technology Conference, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 3-5 December 2008.
    •  Y.Yousafi, M.Fazaelizadeh, S.A. Mirhaj et al. ?Cost Evaluation for the First Running Experience of Expandable Openhole Liner for Unexpected Problems in Drilling Well, Iran?; SPE 114687, IADC/SPE Asia Pacific Drilling Technology Conference and Exhibition, Jakarta, Indonesia, 25?27 August 2008.
    •  S.A. Mirhaj, S.R. Shadizadeh and M. Fazaelizadeh. ?Cuttings Removal Simulation for Deviated & Horizontal Wellbores?; SPE 105442, SPE Middle East Oil and Gas Show and Conference, Kingdom of Bahrain, 11-14 March 2007.

Current research

  • Stiff-String vs. Soft-String Torque & Drag Models
    • Stuck pipe; Detection, Causes & Remedies

Work experience