Abbas Zeinijahromi

Associate Professor Abbas Zeinijahromi

Associate Professor

School of Chemical Engineering

Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology


I am Discipline Lead of Mining and Petroleum Engineering and Chevron Associate Professor in Carbon Storage Engineering at the School of Chemical Engineering. My expertise is subsurface engineering with a focus on reactive multi-phase flow in porous media. I'm leading Geo- Energy and Storage laboratory and co leading the Formation Damage & EOR Research Group. I perform research on “Mathematical and Laboratory Modelling of multi-phase flow in porous media” with application in "CO2 Storage (CCUS)", "Underground Hydrogen Storage", “Low Salinity Waterflooding”, “Formation Damage” and "EOR".

Research Interests & Application.

  • Fines Migration and Formation Damage
  • Multi-Phase Reactive Flow in Porous Media
  • Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage (CCUS)
  • Underground Hydrogen Storage (UHS)
  • Enhanced Oil and Gas Recovery (EOR)

 

  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2023 - ongoing Discipline Lead, Mining & Petroleum Engineering University of Adelaide
    2023 - ongoing Chevron Associate Professor in Carbon Storage Engineering University of Adelaide
    2020 - 2021 Senior Reservoir Engineer (Secondment) Santos
    2019 - 2019 Technical Adviser in Santos Advanced Analytics team (Secondment) Santos
    2016 - 2022 Chevron Senior Lecturer in Carbon Storage Engineering University of Adelaide
    2016 - ongoing 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
    2020 Award SPE Service Award for South Asia & The Pacific Region The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Australia -
    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
    English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
    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

2022    ARC LIEF, Beach Energy and SA’s Department of Energy and Mining | Integrated facility for Underground Hydrogen Storage studies

2022    Petronas Malaysia | Well injectvity modelling for CO2 injection 
2021    Chevron Australia | Advanced coreflood facility for CCS research 
2021    Santos, Australia | Laboratory and mathematical modelling of near-wellbore damage associated with formation dry-out during CO2        injection for moomba CCS project
2021    Petronas Malaysia | Fines migration prediction for improved oil recovery 
2021    Henergy, Australia | Petrological investigations of H2-rock reactivity
2020    Beach Energy, Australia | Lab-based optimisation of water disposal in Namur field
2020    ARC LP, Santos and SA’s Department of Energy and Mining (DEM)| Multi-scale physics for enhanced oil recovery 
2019    Wintershall, Germany | Reservoir selection criteria for low salinity waterflooding 
2019    National Energy Resources Australia | Application of graded particle injection in CSG 
2019    Santos, Australia | Feasibility study of chemical EOR  in Eromanga Basin
2019    Santos, Australia | Impact of fracture fluid salinities on permeability 
2018    Santos, Australia | Laboratory study of fines migration in 3 fields of Cooper Basin 
2016    ARC LP & Santos | New nanotechnology controlling wettability in unconventional gas reservoirs 
2016    Heathgate Resources, Australia | Particle mobilisation during solvent injection 
2014    TatNIPIneft, Russia | Rock permeability determination at different-salinities 
2014    Wintershall, Germany | Low salinity waterflooding: Prediction tools & field study 
2013    RWE, Germany | PWRI in low permeable high salinity Voelkersen aquifer 
2013    Queensland Gas Company, Australia | Prediction, prevention and mitigation of fines migration in coal seam gas reservoirs 

University Courses

  • Data Analytics in the Oil and Gas Industry
  • Reservoir Engineering
  • Reservoir Thermodynamics and Fluid Properties (PVT)
  • Well Testing
  • CCUS

Industry Training Courses

  • Formation damage and PWRI
  • Advanced Waterflooding
  • Data Analytics for Petroleum Engineers and Geoscientists 
  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2023 Co-Supervisor Well injectivity during Carbon Dioxide storage in depleted gas fields and aquifers Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Christina Chesnokov
    2023 Co-Supervisor Machine learning assisted carbon capture and storage: modeling and optimization Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Afshin Tatar
    2023 Co-Supervisor Hydrogen Wettability Evaluation of Various Kinds of Mineral Rocks for Hydrogen Geo-Storage Purposes Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Hamid Esfandiari
    2023 Co-Supervisor Mathematical and Laboratory Modelling of Two-Phase Flow with Colloids in Aquifers- Environmental Aspects Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Amin Keykhosravi
    2022 Principal Supervisor Investigation of Casing-Cement Interface in Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) Wells with Different Casing Materials Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Mr Kanagaswarran Citalingam Mudliar
    2021 Co-Supervisor Effect of Rock Failure on Particle Detachment in colloidal Flow Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Bryant Dang-Le
    2021 Co-Supervisor Environmental colloidal transport in aquifers: modelling and laboratory study Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Amin Shokrollahi
    2021 Co-Supervisor Exact Solutions for Suspension-Colloidal Transport in Porous Media Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Nastaran Khazali
    2020 Principal Supervisor Laboratory and mathematical modelling of the produced water disposal in the reservoir Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Cao Cuong Nguyen
    2020 Co-Supervisor Laboratory and Mathematical Modelling of Formation Damage in Reservoir Rocks during Colloidal-suspension Transport Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Grace Ming Yin Loi
  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2019 - 2023 Co-Supervisor A novel laboratory method for simultaneous determination of relative permeability and capillary pressure from laboratory corefloods Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Nassim Hemmati
    2018 - 2022 Co-Supervisor Analytical Modelling of Formation Damage in One-phase and Two-phase Flows: Applications for Laboratory Experiments Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Shuyan Yang
    2018 - 2022 Co-Supervisor Analysis of South Australian Onshore Oil & Gas Well Decommissioning and Potential Impact on Regulatory Compliance, Environmental and Corporate Risk Master of Philosophy Master Part Time Mr Panayiotis Kokkoni
    2017 - 2021 Co-Supervisor Deterministic and Stochastic Modelling of Fines Attachment and Detachment during Colloidal Flows Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Thomas Linsay Russell
    2016 - 2020 Co-Supervisor Particle Detachment in Single-Phase and Two-Phase Flows in Porous Media Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Larissa Boechat Chequer
    2016 - 2020 Co-Supervisor Analytical Modelling and Upscaling of Multicomponent Suspension-Colloidal Transport in Porous Media Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Gabriel de Veiga Cabral Malgaresi
    2016 - 2020 Principal Supervisor Low Salinity Waterflooding: Effect of Fines Migration and Ion Type on Oil Recovery Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Alan Gussmann
    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: Associate Professor
  • Phone: 83138014
  • Email: abbas.zeinijahromi@adelaide.edu.au
  • Fax: 83134345
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Santos, floor First Floor
  • Room: 116
  • Org Unit: Mining and Petroleum Engineering

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