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Alireza Shahkarami

  • Alireza Shahkarami

    Position: Assistant Professor of Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering Department

    Department: Engineering, Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering

    Office: Science Center 003

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    About Dr. Alireza Shahkarami


    • Ph.D., Petroleum & Natural Gas Engineering, West Virginia University, 2014
      Dissertation:  “Assisted history matching using pattern recognition technology”
    • M.S., Petroleum & Natural Gas Engineering, West Virginia University, 2012 
    • B.S., Petroleum Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, 2010

    Alireza Shahkarami’s Resume (Jan 2017)

    • Research Interests and Current Projects
    • Selected Publications
    • Teaching Experience
    • Membership and Professional Activities
    Research Interests and Current Projects

    Research Interests

    • Numerical Modeling of CO2 Sequestration and EOR  
    • Enhanced Oil Recovery 
    • Numerical Modeling of Shale Oil and Gas Reservoirs 
    • Sensitivity Analysis, History Matching, Production Optimization, and Uncertainty Assessment  
    • Application of Artificial Intelligence and Data Mining Techniques in Petroleum Engineering  

    Current Projects 

    • Phase Behavior Study of Surfactant in High Pressure and Temperature Reservoir Conditions 
    • Re-fracturing Candidate Selection Using AI&DM Techniques 
    • Assisted History Matching Using Pattern Recognition 
    • Numerical Modeling of Shale Oil and Gas Reservoirs
    • Uncontrolled Hydrocarbon Release Detection from Abandoned Wells 

    Selected Publications
    • Shahkarami,  Alireza, “Assisted  history  matching  using  pattern  recognition  technology”, 2014,  242  pages; PhD Dissertation (Download Link)
    • Shahkarami, A., & Wang, G., “Horizontal Well Spacing and Hydraulic Fracturing Design Optimization  - A Case  Study  on  Utica-Point  Pleasant  Shale  Play”  Unconventional  Resources  Technology  Conference,  San Antonio, Texas, USA, August 2016 (Download Link
    • Shahkarami, A., Mohaghegh, S. D., & Hajizadeh, Y., “Assisted History Matching Using Pattern Recognition Technology. Int. J. Oil, Gas and Coal Technology; In press (Download Link
    • Shahkarami,  A.,  Mohaghegh,  S.  D.,  Gholami,  V.,  Haghighat,  S.  A.,  More no,  D., “Modeling  Pressure  and Saturation Distribution in a CO2 Storage Project using a Surrogate Reservoir Model (SRM)”, Greenhouse Gas Science  and  Technology  -  Society  of  Chemical  Industry  &  John  Wiley  & Sons,  LTD., Vol.  4,  2014.  pp.1-27; DOI: 10.1002/ghg. (Download Link)

    Teaching Experience
    • Applied Reservoir Simulation Modeling (graduate-level)
    • Reservoir Rock Properties
    • Oil and Gas Property Evaluation
    • Reservoir Fluid Properties
    • Fundamental of Reservoir Engineering
    • Introduction to Petroleum Engineering
    • Introductory Statistics
    • Environmental-Petroleum Engineering
    Membership and Professional Activities
    • Member of editorial board for the Springer Petroleum Engineering series
    • Member of Society of Petroleum Engineers
    • Member of American Petroleum Professionals of Iranian Heritage (APPIH)
    • Faculty advisor of the Saint Francis University Society of Petroleum Engineers Student chapter, 2016-present
    • Young Professionals Chairperson of Society of Petroleum Engineers Pittsburgh Section, 2015-present
    • Reviewer of SPE Reservoir Evaluation & Engineering-Formation Evaluation Journal, Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering, Neural Computing and Applications, American Journal of Geosciences