Australian School of Petroleum & Energy Resources
Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology
Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.
I am a senior lecturer in Australian School of Petroleum and Energy Resources. My current research foci include the integrated surface facility modelling and underground storage of hydrogen in geological formations, wellbore decommissioning and integrity, and CO2 storage in depleted coal seam gas reservoirs. I have strong background in drilling engineering, well completion, and reservoir engineering.
- My Research
- Grants and Funding
- Professional Activities
- Underground Storage of Hydrogen
This works is focused on development of a simulation toolbox to model underground hydrogen storage (UHS) integrated with surface facility design. This work helps in understanding the techno-economic constraints involved in operating a large-scale UHS facility that needs to manage fluctuations in both supply and demand.
- Wellbore decommissioning
This work is focused on repurposing near-to-decommission wellbores for storing hydrogen within the wellbore. This work aims to reduce the storage cost by managing decommissioning expenses for creation of a new hydrogen-based energy storage system and integrate green hydrogen into local economies.
- CO2 sequestration in underground coal seams
This research involves evaluating cleat/natural fracture system with Australian coal seams using micro-CT scan imaging and studying the impact of coal swelling on permeability change during CO2 injection.
- 3D modelling and printing of porous media
This research is focused on designing random porous media using fractal systems and 3D printing.
- Production data and rate transient analysis
This work is focused on analysis of gas and water production data from unconventional resources including coal seam gas and shale gas reservoirs to obtain critical reservoir properties.
Year Citation 2021 Kokkoni, P., & Salmachi, A. (2021). Analysis of South Australian Onshore Oil & Gas Well Decommissioning and Potential Impact on Regulatory Compliance, Environmental and Corporate Risk — Unified Risk Code. In SPE/IATMI Asia Pacific Oil & Gas Conference and Exhibition - Day 1 Tue, October 12, 2021 (pp. 1-22). virtual online: SPE.
2018 Salmachi, A., Clarkson, C., Zhu, S., & Barkla, J. A. (2018). Relative permeability curve shapes in coalbed methane reservoirs. In Society of Petroleum Engineers - SPE Asia Pacific Oil and Gas Conference and Exhibition 2018, APOGCE 2018. SPE.
2016 Salmachi, A., Talemi, P., & Tooski, Z. (2016). Psyllium husk in water-based drilling fluids: An environmentally friendly viscosity and filtration agent. In Society of Petroleum Engineers - Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference 2016 Vol. 2016-January. Abu Dhabi: SPE.
2015 Salmachi, A., Wainman, C., Rajabi, M., & McCabe, P. (2015). Effect of volcanic intrusions and mineral matters on desorption characteristics of coals (Case Study). In Proceedings Asia Pacific Unconventional Resources Conference and Exhibition (pp. SPE-176841-MS-1-SPE-176841-MS-13). Brisbane, QLD: Society of Petroleum Engineers.
2015 Salmachi, A., Darby, J., & Yarmohammadtooski, Z. (2015). Estimation of time of peak gas production in coalbed methane wells using production data analysis. In Proceedings Asia Pacific Oil & Gas Conference and Exhibition (pp. SPE-176218-MS-1-SPE-176218-MS-7). Bali, Indonesia: Society of Petroleum Engineers.
2013 Salmachi, A., Sayyafzadeh, M., & Haghighi, M. (2013). Optimisation and economical evaluation of infill drilling in CSG reservoirs using a multi-objective genetic algorithm. In 2013 APPEA Conference and Exhibition Vol. 53 (pp. 381-389). Australia: Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association.
2012 Salmachi, A., Haghighi, M., Dixon, D., Hart, P., & Jachmann, A. (2012). Combined energy recovery from coal seam gas reservoirs and geothermal resources (simulation study). In Society of Petroleum Engineers - International Petroleum Technology Conference 2012, IPTC 2012 Vol. 3 (pp. 2077-2088). CDROM: SPE.
2011 Salmachi, A., Haghighi, M., Bedrikovetski, P., & Xu, C. (2011). Thermal gas recovery from coal seam gas reservoirs using underground coal gasification. In Society of Petroleum Engineers - 73rd European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers Conference and Exhibition 2011 - Incorporating SPE EUROPEC 2011 Vol. 5 (pp. 3357-3368). Vienna: Society of Petroleum Engineers.
2011 Salmachi, A., Haghighi, M., Dixon, D., Hart, P., & Jachmann, A. (2011). Combined energy recovery from coal seam gas reservoirs and geothermal resources (simulation study). In International Petroleum Technology Conference 2011, IPTC 2011. 2011 Salmachi, A., Haghighi, M., Dixon, D., Hart, P., & Jachmann, A. (2011). Combined energy recovery from coal seam gas reservoirs and geothermal resources (simulation study). In International Petroleum Technology Conference 2011, IPTC 2011. IPTC.
2009 Kabir, A. H., & Salmachi, A. (2009). An improved method for total mechanical skin calculation for perforated completions. In Society of Petroleum Engineers - EUROPEC/EAGE Conference and Exhibition 2009. SPE.
2009 Kabir, A., & Salmachi, A. (2009). An improved method for total mechanical skin calculation for perforated completions. In Society of Petroleum Engineers - EUROPEC/EAGE Conference and Exhibition 2009.
An integrated techno-economic and underground storage simulation tool for intermittent hydrogen production coupled with a gas storage site (Future Fuels Cooperative Research Centre (2021-2022)
Wellbore decommissioning for hydrogen pipe storage (Vallourec, 2022-2023)
Santos Research Grant (Production data analysis of coalbed methane reservoirs in Bowen Basin)-(2015-2016)
Santos Research Grant-IMER (Production forecasting for deep coals of Cooper basin)-(2016-2017)
Stephen Cole Elder Fellowship (Teaching Grant) (Application of iBook and 3D printing in Drilling engineering)-(2015)
Fundamentals of Drilling Engineering
Fundamentals of Well Completion and Stimulation
Introduction to Petroleum Engineering
Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)
Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name 2022 Co-Supervisor Oil Characteristics Role in Improving Recovery due to Low Salinity Water Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Reza Abdollahi 2022 Principal Supervisor Development of Toolbox for identifying and ranking potential carbon capture and storage (CCS) sites Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Shashank Rakeshkumar Sharma 2018 Principal Supervisor Investigation of Well Decommissioning in South Australian Onshore Oil and Gas Wells Master of Philosophy Master Part Time Mr Panayiotis Kokkoni
Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)
Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name 2017 - 2021 Co-Supervisor Stress Distribution around Coal Seam Gas Wells, Application to Coal Failure Onset Prediction Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Mohammadreza Zare Reisabadi 2015 - 2020 Co-Supervisor Controls on Gas Production from Permian Ultra-deep Coal Seams of the Cooper Basin: Expanding Reservoir Boundary Theory Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Erik Christopher Dunlop
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