Dr ROOZBEH RAFATI

Dr ROOZBEH RAFATI

Lecturer

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Dr ROOZBEH RAFATI
Dr ROOZBEH RAFATI

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The University of Aberdeen Room 371, Fraser Noble Bldg School of Engineering University of Aberdeen Aberdeen AB24 3UE Scotland, UK
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Biography

Dr 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
Research

Research Interests

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.

Nanoparticles transportation in porous media

Research Interests:

Unconventional Reservoirs

  • 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

  • Matlab
  • Fortran and C++
  • Eclipse
  • Petrel RE
  • CMG
  • Roxar
  • Kappa
  • Petex
  • Landmark
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)
Further Info

Admin Responsibilities

Deputy coordinator of MSc petroleum engineering programme

Publications

Publications 

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