Dr Roozbeh Rafati

Dr Roozbeh Rafati
PhD, CEng MIMechE, FHEA

Lecturer

Overview

Contact Details

Telephone
work +44 (0)1224 272270
Fax
fax +44(0)1224 272497
Email
Address
The University of Aberdeen Room 371, Fraser Noble Bldg School of Engineering University of Aberdeen Aberdeen AB24 3UE Scotland, UK

Biography

Dr Roozbeh Rafati, BEng, MSc, PhD is a researcher, professional engineer and lecturer in the fields of Petroleum Reservoir Engineering, Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) and Reservoir Simulation.
 
  • Lecturer, University of Aberdeen (UK). Aug. 2013 - Present.
    • Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering Department, School of Engineering
  • Lecturer, University Technology Mara (Malaysia). Jul. 2010 - Aug.2013.
    • Oil & Gas Engineering Department, Faculty of Chemical Engineering
  • Researcher, University Technology Malaysia (UTM). Jun. 2009 - May.2010.
    • Faculty of Petroleum Engineering
  • Reservoir Engineer, South Pars Gas Field Development (Iran). Nov. 2006 - Dec.2008.
    • Geosciences and Petroleum Engineering Department
  • Research Assistant, Sharif University of Technology (Iran). Oct. 2005 - Nov.2006.
    • Faculty of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering
  • Internship, National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC). Jul. 2002 - Sep.2002.
    • Petroleum Engineering Department

Memberships and Affiliations

Internal

Coordinator of MSc Oil and Gas Engineering Programme

External

CEng MIMechE

Fellow of higher education academy (FHEA)

Member of SPE

Research

Research Overview

My main research is the application of smart materials in the upstream petroleum industry. The focus of my research is on phase behaviour, transportation and retention of smart colloidal systems such as emulsions and foams in pipes/porous media and their impact on oil/gas production enhancement as well as a fundamental understanding of the interactions at the interfaces between gaseous, liquid and solid phases at high pressure and temperature conditions. I am currently working on the application of nanoparticles in gas leakage reduction, rheologically stable drilling fluids in deepwater drilling and smart foams for artificial lifting process.

Research Interests:
• Foam phase behaviour, stability and rheological properties
• Foam flow in porous media
• Application of Nanotechnology in upstream oil and gas industry
• Biodegradable and green chemicals for upstream oil and gas industry
• Modelling and simulation of EOR processes
• Pore-scale studies of multiphase fluid

Current Research

- Effect of Nanoparticles and viscosifiers on water unloading in low energy gas wells

- Application of magnetic nanoparticles on oil-water separation

- Effect of nanoparticles on heat transfer and rheological properties of drilling fluids

Supervision

Dr Mahdi Sadri (Postdoctoral Research Fellow)

Dr Natalie Boyou (Postdoctoral Research Fellow)

Christopher Nicklas  (Research Assistant)

Owen Jenkins (Research Assistant)

Azis Yudhowijoyo (PhD student)

Rizky Novara (PhD student)

Lawrence Boampong (PhD student)

Linda Tatiana Lezama (PhD student)

David Vazquez (PhD student)

Ahmed Bashir (PhD student)

Joseph Sherratt (PhD student)

Talal Mostafa (PhD student)

Mohamed Reyani (PhD student)

Marwan Matouq (PhD student)

Tamunomiebaka Papamie (PhD student)


Research Funding and Grants

-APPLICATION OF NANOPARTICLES TO IMPROVE EFFICIENCY OF BATCH FOAM LIFTING PROCESS

OIL AND GAS TECHNOLOGY CENTRE AND 3 INDUSTRIAL PARTNERS

£136,794 (PLUS £111,000 MATERIAL CONTRIBUTION AND TECHNICAL SUPPORT BY INDUSTRIAL PARTNERS)

5/03/20 → 4/03/21

 

-FORMULATING NEW NANO-BASED DRILLING FLUIDS WITH ENVIRONMENTALLY-FRIENDLY SURFACTANTS EXTRACTED FROM AGRICULTURAL AND FOOD WASTES

BRITISH COUNCIL

£158,991

1/09/19 → 31/08/21

 

-USING TEMPERATURE INCREASE TO ACCELERATE THE SETTING OF CEMENT IN OIL WELL CONDUCTOR CEMENTING OPERATIONS (OGIC)

OIL AND GAS INNOVATION CENTRE

£51,000

22/01/19 → 15/07/19

 

-INVESTIGATION OF ENHANCED OIL RECOVERY PROCESSES IN COMPLEX FRACTURED RESERVOIR

LIBYAN EMBASSY

£56,500

1/04/20 → 31/03/23

 

-FORMULATION OF COST-EFFECTIVE NANOCOMPOSITE-GEL FROM WASTES TO CONTROL UNWANTED GAS PRODUCTION FROM PETROLEUM RESERVOIRS

CARNEGIE TRUST

£9,981

1/04/18 → 31/03/19

 

-APPLICATION OF ULTRASOUND RADIATION FOR STIMULATING CONDENSATE BANKING AROUND WELLBORE IN GAS CONDENSATE RESERVOIRS

PETROLEUM TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT FUND

£49,200

1/02/18 → 31/01/21

 

-FACULTY ENHANCEMENT TRAVEL GRANT

SOCIETY FOR PETROLEUM ENGINEERS (SPE)

$1,000

1/01/18 → 30/09/19

 

-APPLICATION OF STABLE-RHEOLOGY DRILLING FLUID TO INHIBIT HYDRATE FORMATION IN DEEPWATER DRILLING

INDONESIA ENDOWMENT FUNDS

£34,253

1/05/16 → 30/04/20

 

-EXPERIMENTAL INVESTIGATION OF NANOPARTICLE-STABILISED FOAM AND ITS DYNAMIC RHEOLOGICAL PROPERTIES AT HIGH-TEMPERATURE CONDITIONS

CARNEGIE TRUST

£7,485

1/09/17 → 31/10/18

Teaching

Teaching Responsibilities

  • Reservoir Engineering (Coordinator and Contributor)
  • Reservoir Simulation (Coordinator and Contributor)
  • Petroleum Engineering Design (Coordinator and Contributor)
  • Field Development Plan and Economics (Contributor)
Publications

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