Manouchehr Haghighi

Associate Professor Manouchehr Haghighi

Associate Professor

Australian School of Petroleum

Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences


Manouchehr Haghighi is an associate professor and a leading researcher in Australian School of Petroleum. His research focus is on integrated reservoir simulation, EOR and hydraulic fracturing. Before joining the University in 2009, Manouchehr spent 15 years in the oil and gas industry, most recently as project director of several integrated reservoir simulation study. Manouchehr received a PhD degree in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Southern California, USA.

Simulation and Optimization of Multi-Stage Hydraulic Fracturing in Shale and Tight Gas Reservoirs 

Simulation and Optimization of Flow-back after Fracture Treatment 

Wettability Alteration of Tight Sands Using Nanoparticles (Fathima Sahib, Alireza Salmachi, Manny Haghighi) Sponsored by Santos (2014-2016)

Enhance Oil Recovery using Nanofluid 

Visualization and Simulation of Low Salinity Water-Flooding 

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  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2014 Associate Professor University of Adelaide, Adelaide
    2009 - 2013 Senior Lecturer University of Adelaide
    2007 - 2008 Visiting Professor University of Calgary, Calgary
    2006 - 2009 Associate Professor University of Tehran
    1999 - 2005 Assistant Professor University of Tehran
    1998 - 2009 Project Director Simulation Technology Inc.
    1995 - 2005 Program Director National Iranian Oil Company
  • 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
    1989 - 1994 University of Southern California United States PhD in Petroleum Engineering
    1987 - 1989 University of Southern California United States MSc in Petroleum Engineering
    1975 - 1982 University of Tehran Iran MS/BSc in Chemical Engineering
  • Research Interests

2000, NIOC Research Project (Research Directorate), $ 35000, Project Director.

2003, University of Tehran Research Grant, $ 50,000, Principal Researcher.

2004, National Iranian Oil Company research project, $50,000, Project Director.

2006, National Iranian Oil Company research project, $100,000, Project Director.

2006, National Iranian Oil Company research project, $100,000, Project Director.

2006, National Iranian Oil Company research project, $100,000, Project Director.

2009, ASP Research Fund, $45,000, Leading Researcher.

2010, ECMS Research Group Fund, $30,000, Leading Researcher.

2010, ECMS Research Group Fund Research, $45,000, Leading Researcher.

2011-2014, ARC Linkage project, $600,000, Chief Investigators.

2013-2016, Santos, $150,000, Leading Researcher

2015, ARC LE160100155, NanoMin; Quantitative Mineral Mapping of Nanoscale Processes, $648000, Chief Investigator

 Have taught Reservoir Simulation, Well Testing, Reservoir Engineering, Naturally Fractured Reservoir Engineering, Well Logging and Petrophysics, Unconventional Resources and Recovery

Being invited to teach many short courses in Reservoir Simulation, Formation Evaluation, Reservoir Engineering, and Unconventional Reservoirs for oil companies in Iran, Canada, Singapore, Malaysia, and Australia

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  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2019 Principal Supervisor Reservoir characterization using stochastic wavelet basis Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Mr Roozbeh Koochak
    2018 Principal Supervisor Innovative Techniques for Reservoir Surveillance and Interpretation in the Mature Windalia Waterflood Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Mr Daniel O'Reilly
    2017 Principal Supervisor Stress Distribution around a Cased-Perforated Wellbore, Application to the Sanding Onset
    Prediction
    Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Mohammadreza Zare Reisabadi
    2017 Co-Supervisor A Novel Approach to Reservoir Simulation Using Supervised Learning Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Shahdad Ghassemzadeh
    2016 Principal Supervisor CO2 as an Agent for Enhanced Oil Recover: A Reservoir and Geomechanical Analysis Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Mr Abbas Movassagh
    2014 Principal Supervisor The Potentiality of Enhanced Oil Recovery by Alkaline, Sunfactant and Polymen Flooding Based on Applied Reservoir Simulation Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Mrs Sume Sarkar
  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2015 - 2019 Principal Supervisor Pore-Scale Visualisation and Geochemical Modelling of Low Salinity Water Flooding as an Enhanced Oil Recovery Method Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Tammy Amirian
    2014 - 2018 Principal Supervisor Simulation and Optimisation of Hydraulic Fracturing and Flowback in Unconventional Reservoirs: A Case Study in the Cooper Basin, South Australia Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Kunakorn Pokalai
    2014 - 2017 Principal Supervisor Experimental and Numerical Investigation of Nanotechnology on Foam Stability for Hydraulic Fracturing Application Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Yang Fei
    2010 - 2011 Co-Supervisor Reservoir Simulation Studies of Formation Damage for Improved Recovery on Oil-gas Reservoirs Master of Engineering Science Master Full Time Ms Thi Nguyen
    2010 - 2014 Principal Supervisor Petrophysical and Mineralogical Evaluation of Shale Gas Reservoirs - A Cooper Basin Case Study Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Maqsood Ahmad
    2010 - 2013 Principal Supervisor Thermally Enhanced Gas Recovery and Infill Well Placement Optimization in Coalbed Methane Reservoirs Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Alireza Salmachi
    2010 - 2013 Principal Supervisor Uncertainty Reduction in Reservoir Characterisation through Inverse Modelling of Dynamic Data: an Evolutionary Computation Approach Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Mohammad Sayyafzadeh
    2009 - 2013 Principal Supervisor Flow Visualization and Simulation of Miscible Displacement with Gravity Domination. Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Zeeshan Mohiuddin
  • Position: Associate Professor
  • Phone: 83134296
  • Email: manouchehr.haghighi@adelaide.edu.au
  • Fax: 8313 4345
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Santos Petroleum Engineering, floor 2
  • Room: 2 15
  • Org Unit: Australian School of Petroleum

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