BiographyDr Roozbeh Rafati, BSc (Hons), 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
Major research of Dr Rafati is on the multiphase flow in porous media (such as foams and emulsions) and the application of nanotechnology in the upstream petroleum industry.
The nanotechnology research mostly focuses on nano-engineered sensors and particles transportation and retention in porous media and their impact on oil recovery enhancement as well as fundamental understanding of the interactions which occur at the interfaces between gaseous, liquid and solid phases at high pressure and temperature. The figure below shows the particles transportation in porous media and their actions on the stability of foams and emulsions. Characteristics of these nanoparticles are determined by using a combination of bulk and microscopic specific techniques including core flooding experiments, X-ray core scanning, two-dimensional micro-fluid models, surface-area and interfacial tension measurement, and scanning electron microscope (SEM).
He is currently working on the application of nanoparticles in gas leakage reduction from unconventional hydrocarbon reservoirs and rheologically stable drilling fluids to stop hydrate formations in deep water drilling.
- Shale Gas and Shale Oil
- Tight Gas
- Coalbed Methane
- Tar Sands
Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR)
- Gas Injection, WAG, Chemical and Foam Flooding
- Nanotechnology in Enhanced Oil Recovery
- Green Technology in Enhanced Oil Recovery
- Modelling and Simulation of EOR Processes
- Design and Construction of EOR Lab. Equipment
- Pore-scale and Micromodel Studies
- Effect of Ultrasonic Waves on EOR Processes
- Heavy Oil Recovery
Reservoir Engineering and Simulation
- Fortran and C++
- Petrel RE
- Reservoir Engineering (Coordinator and Contributor)
- Reservoir Simulation (Coordinator and Contributor)
- Petroleum Engineering Design (Coordinator and Contributor)
- Field Development Plan and Economics (Contributor)
- Further Info
Deputy coordinator of MSc petroleum engineering programme