Abbas Zeinijahromi

Dr Abbas Zeinijahromi

Senior Lecturer

Australian School of Petroleum

Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.

I am presently a senior lecturer in Petroleum Engineering at the Australian School of Petroleum.

Working with Formation Damage & IOR Research Group at Australian School of Petroleum I perform research on “Mathematical and laboratory modeling of suspension flow in porous media”, “Low salinity water flooding”, “Formation Damage” and "application of Nano-particles in enhanced recovery ".

I hold a Ph.D. in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Adelaide, M.Sc. in Reservoir Engineering and B.Sc. in Production Engineering.

Research Interests

Formation Damage

Fines Migration

Low Salinity Waterflooding



  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2016 Senior Lecturer in Petroleum Engineering University of Adelaide
    2012 - 2015 Lecturer in Petroleum Engineering The University of Adelaide
    2007 - 2008 Operations Engineer National Iranian Oil Company (N.I.O.C.)
    2004 - 2006 Researcher Petroleum University of Technology
  • Awards and Achievements

    Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
    2016 Award Outstanding Young Professionals to attend the “Emerging Leaders Alliance” conference as a sponsored SPE delegate, 2016 SPE
    2015 Award Young Professional award, The European Formation Damage Conference, 2015
    2013 Research Award South Australia Science Excellence Awards, PhD research excellence Physical Sciences, Mathematics and Engineering, 2013
    2012 Award University Doctoral Research Medal, The University of Adelaide, 2012
    2012 Recognition Dean's Commendation for Doctoral Thesis Excellence For PhD thesis, The University of Adelaide, 2012
  • Language Competencies

    Language Competency
    Persian Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2009 - 2012 Australian School of Petroleum (ASP), The University of Adelaide Australia PhD in Petroleum Engineering
    2003 - 2005 Azad University, Science and Research Campus, Tehran Iran, Islamic Republic of MSc in Reservoir Engineering
    1999 - 2003 Petroleum University of Technology, Abadan Iran, Islamic Republic of Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Production Engineering
  • Research Interests



Funding Source

Amount Secured


Low Salinity Fines-Assisted Waterflooding: reservoir prediction tools & field study

Wintershall, Germany



Prediction, Prevention and Mitigation of Fines Migration in Coal Seam Gas Reservoirs (with application to Walloon Coals Measures)

QGC, Australia



PWRI in thick low permeable high salinity Voelkersen aquifer

RWE, Germany



Core flooding tests to determine rock permeability to different-salinity waterflooding

TatNIPIneft, Russia



ECMS Equipment Funding




New nanotechnology controlling wettability in unconventional gas reservoirs

ARC Linkage & Santos

$ 683,779


ECMS Equipment Funding


$ 158000


Particle mobilisation during solvent injection

Heathgate Resources & AusIndustry grant funding




University Courses

  • Introduction to Petroleum Engineering
  • Well Completion and Stimulation
  • Reservoir Engineering
  • Reservoir Thermodynamics and Fluid Properties (PVT)
  • Well Testing

Industry Training Courses

  • Formation damage and PWRI
  • Advanced Waterflooding
  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2019 Co-Supervisor Governing Equations for Two-Phase Multi-Component Flow with Gravity Effect in Porous Media Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Hao Zhang
    2018 Principal Supervisor Investigation of Well Decommissioning in South Australian Onshore Oil and Gas Wells Master of Philosophy Master Part Time Mr Panayiotis Kokkoni
    2018 Co-Supervisor Basic Equations for Two-Phase Flow with Changing Wettability in Porous Media Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Shuyan Yang
    2017 Co-Supervisor Fines Migration in Two-Phase Environment in Porous Media: Mathematical and Laboratory Modelling Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Thomas Linsay Russell
    2016 Co-Supervisor Mathematical and Laboratory Modelling of Low Salinity Water flooding Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Larissa Boechat Chequer
    2016 Co-Supervisor Experimental & Math Modelling of Smart Water flood in Oil Fields Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Gabriel de Veiga Cabral Malgaresi
    2016 Principal Supervisor Ion Exchange and Oil Recovery in Sandstone and Carbonates Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Abdullah Sarihi
  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2016 - 2019 Co-Supervisor Hydraulic Flow Zones and Reservoir Characterisation Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Mr Tuan Gia Hoang
    2014 - 2015 Co-Supervisor Advanced Analytical Models for Well Injectivity Decline Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Azim Kalantariasl
  • Position: Senior Lecturer
  • Phone: 83138014
  • Email:
  • Fax: 8313 4345
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Santos Petroleum Engineering, floor 1
  • Room: 1 12
  • Org Unit: Australian School of Petroleum

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