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Associate Professor Manouchehr Haghighi

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.

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Associate Professor Manouchehr Haghighi

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 

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

Journals

Year Citation
2018 Fei, Y., Johnson Jr, R., Gonzalez, M., Haghighi, M., & Pokalai, K. (2018). Experimental and numerical investigation into nano-stabilized foams in low permeability reservoir hydraulic fracturing applications. Fuel, 213, 133-143.
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2018 Li, X., Kang, Y., & Haghighi, M. (2018). Investigation of pore size distributions of coals with different structures by nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) and mercury intrusion porosimetry (MIP). Measurement: Journal of the International Measurement Confederation, 116, 122-128.
DOI Scopus1 WoS1
2017 Amirian, T., Haghighi, M., & Mostaghimi, P. (2017). Pore Scale Visualization of Low Salinity Water Flooding as an Enhanced Oil Recovery Method. Energy and Fuels, 31(12), 13133-13143.
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2017 Fei, Y., Pokalai, K., Johnson, R., Gonzalez, M., & Haghighi, M. (2017). Experimental and simulation study of foam stability and the effects on hydraulic fracture proppant placement. Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering, 46, 544-554.
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2017 Fei, Y., Zhu, J., Xu, B., Li, X., Gonzalez, M., & Haghighi, M. (2017). Experimental investigation of nanotechnology on worm-like micelles for high-temperature foam stimulation. Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry, 50, 190-198.
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2016 O'Reilly, D., Haghighi, M., Flett, M., & Sayyafzadeh, M. (2016). Pressure and rate transient analysis of artificially lifted drawdown tests using cyclic Pump Off Controllers. Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, 139, 240-253.
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2016 Pokalai, K., Kulikowski, D., Johnson, J. R. L., Haghighi, M., & Cooke, D. (2016). Development of a new approach for hydraulic fracturing in tight sand with pre-existing natural fractures. APPEA Journal, 56, 225-238.
2016 Fei, Y., Gonzalez, M., Nguyen, M., Lei, Z., Pokalai, K., Sarkar, S., & Haghighi, M. (2016). Simulation of hydraulic fracturing with propane-based fluid using a fracture propagation model coupled with multiphase flow simulation in the Cooper Basin, South Australia. The APPEA Journal, 56(1), 415-426.
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2016 Sarkar, S., Haghighi, M., Sayyafzadeh, M., Cooke, D., Pokalai, K., & Mohamed Ali Sahib, F. (2016). A Cooper Basin simulation study of flow-back after hydraulic fracturing in tight gas wells. The APPEA Journal, 56, 369-392.
2015 Argent, J., Torkzaban, S., Hubbard, S., Le, H., Amirianshoja, T., & Haghighi, M. (2015). Visualization of micro-particle retention on a heterogeneous surface using micro-models: influence of nanoscale surface roughness. Transport in Porous Media, 109(2), 239-253.
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2015 Pokalai, K., Fei, Y., Ahmad, M., Haghighi, M., & Gonzalez Perdomo, M. E. (2015). Design and optimisation of multi-stage hydraulic fracturing in a horizontal well in a shale gas reservoir in the Cooper Basin, South Australia. The APPEA Journal, 55, 1-14.
2015 Shariatinia, Z., Haghighi, M., Shafiei, A., Feiznia, S., & Zendehboudi, S. (2015). PVTX characteristics of oil inclusions from Asmari formation in Kuh-e-Mond heavy oil field in Iran. International Journal of Earth Sciences, 104(3), 603-623.
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2014 Sayyafzadeh, M., Mamghaderi, A., Pourafshary, P., & Haghighi, M. (2014). A fast simulator for hydrocarbon reservoirs during gas injection. Petroleum Science and Technology, 32(20), 2434-2442.
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2014 Salmachi, A., Bonyadi, M., Sayyafzadeh, M., & Haghighi, M. (2014). Identification of potential locations for well placement in developed coalbed methane reservoirs. International Journal of Coal Geology, 131, 250-262.
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2013 Xu, B., Li, X., Haghighi, M., Ren, W., Du, X., Chen, D., & Zhai, Y. (2013). Optimization of hydraulically fractured well configuration in anisotropic coal-bed methane reservoirs. Fuel, 107, 859-865.
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2013 Shariatinia, Z., Haghighi, M., Feiznia, S., Alizai, A., & Levresse, G. (2013). Hydrocarbon migration in the Zagros Basin, offshore Iran, for understanding the fluid flow in the Oligocene-Miocene carbonate reservoirs. Russian Geology and Geophysics (print), 54(1), 64-81.
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2013 Xu, B., Li, X., Haghighi, M., Du, X., Yang, X., Chen, D., & Zhai, Y. (2013). An analytical model for desorption area in coal-bed methane production wells. Fuel, 106, 766-772.
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2013 Salmachi, A., Sayyafzadeh, M., & Haghighi, M. (2013). Optimisation and economical evaluation of infill drilling in CSG reservoirs using a multi-objective genetic algorithm. 2013 APPEA Conference and Exhibition, 381-389.
2013 Xu, B., Li, X., Haghighi, M., Zhang, L., Gong, J., & Ge, T. (2013). A new model for production analysis in naturally fractured shale gas reservoirs. Journal of China University of Petroleum (Edition of Natural Science), 37(6), 92-99.
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2013 Shariatinia, Z., Feiznia, S., Shafiei, A., Haghighi, M., Dehghani, A., Memariani, M., & Farhadian, N. (2013). Multiple hydrocarbon charging events in Kuh-e-Mond oil field, Coastal Fars: Evidence from biomarkers in oil inclusions. Geofluids, 13(4), 594-609.
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2013 Xu, B., Li, X., Haghighi, M., Zhang, L., Zhang, B. R., & Wang, W. (2013). 页岩气产量数据分析方法及产能预测. Zhongguo Shiyou Daxue Xuebao (Ziran Kexue Ban)/Journal of China University of Petroleum (Edition of Natural Science), 37(3), 119-125.
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2013 Shariatinia, Z., Haghighi, M., Feiznia, S., Hall, D., Levresse, G., Dehghani, A., & Rashidi, M. (2013). Paleofluid analysis from fracture-fill cements in the Asmari limestones of the Kuh-I-Mond field, SW Zagros, Iran. Arabian Journal of Geosciences, 6(7), 2539-2556.
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2013 Xu, B., Haghighi, M., Li, X., & Cooke, D. (2013). Development of new type curves for production analysis in naturally fractured shale gas/tight gas reservoirs. Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, 105, 107-115.
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2013 Salmachi, A., Sayyafzadeh, M., & Haghighi, M. (2013). Infill well placement optimization in coal bed methane reservoirs using genetic algorithm. Fuel, 111, 248-258.
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2013 Amani, H., Haghighi, M., & Keshtar, M. (2013). Production and optimization of microbial surfactin by bacillus subtilis for Ex situ enhanced oil recovery. Petroleum Science and Technology, 31(12), 1249-1258.
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2012 Salmachi, A., & Haghighi, M. (2012). Feasibility study of thermally enhanced gas recovery of coal seam gas reservoirs using geothermal resources. Energy & Fuels, 26(8), 5048-5059.
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2012 Keshavarz, A., Vatanparast, H., Zargar, M., Kalantariasl, A., & Haghighi, M. (2012). An Experimental investigation of the effect of pressure gradient on gas-oil relative permeability in Iranian carbonate rocks. Petroleum Science and Technology, 30(14), 1508-1522.
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2012 Keshavarz, A., Vatanparast, H., Zargar, M., Mostafazadeh, M., & Haghighi, M. (2012). An Experimental investigation of optimum capillary number on vertical immiscible gas injection in Iranian carbonate and sandstone rocks. Petroleum Science and Technology, 30(13), 1379-1391.
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2012 Roghanian, R., Rasaei, M., & Haghighi, M. (2012). Prediction of key points of water-oil relative permeability curves using the linear regression technique. Petroleum Science and Technology, 30(5), 518-533.
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2012 Sayyafzadeh, M., Haghighi, M., Bolouri, K., & Arjomand, E. (2012). Reservoir characterisation using artificial bee colony optimisation. APPEA Journal, 115-128.
2012 Salmachi, A., & Haghighi, M. (2012). Temperature effect on methane sorption and diffusion in coal: application for thermal recovery from coal seam gas reservoirs. APPEA Journal, 52, 291-300.
2011 Montazeri, G., Ziabakhsh, Z., Tabatabaie, S., Pourafshary, P., & Haghighi, M. (2011). The effects of production rate and initial pressure difference (pi - pdew) in well test analysis of gas condensate reservoirs. Petroleum Science and Technology, 29(5), 449-461.
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2011 Amani, H., Haghighi, M., Sarrafzadeh, M., Mehrnia, M., & Shahmirzaee, F. (2011). Optimization of the Production of Biosurfactant From Iranian Indigenous Bacteria for the Reduction of Surface Tension and Enhanced Oil Recovery. Petroleum Science and Technology, 29(3), 301-311.
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2011 Sayyafzadeh, M., Pourafshary, P., Haghighi, M., & Rashidi, F. (2011). Application of transfer functions to model water injection in hydrocarbon reservoir. Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, 78(1), 139-148.
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2010 Amani, H., Sarrafzadeh, M., Haghighi, M., & Mehrnia, M. (2010). Comparative study of biosurfactant producing bacteria in MEOR applications. Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, 75(1-2), 209-214.
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2010 Montazeri, G., Ziabakhsh, Z., Haghighi, M., & Hashemi, A. (2010). The Effects of Richness, Relative Permeability Curves, and Skin in Well Test Analysis of Gas Condensate Reservoirs. Petroleum Science and Technology, 28(13), 1358-1372.
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2010 Amani, H., Mehrnia, M., Sarrafzadeh, M., Haghighi, M., & Soudi, M. (2010). Scale up and application of biosurfactant from bacillus subtilis in enhanced oil recovery. Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology, 162(2), 510-523.
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2010 Sahimi, M., Darvishi, R., Haghighi, M., & Rasaei, M. (2010). Upscaled unstructured computational grids for efficient simulation of flow in fractured porous media. Transport in Porous Media, 83(1 Sp Iss), 195-218.
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2009 Rudsari, S., Ghanizadeh, M., & Haghighi, M. (2009). Construction of a Carbonate Reservoir Model Using Transient Pressure Data. Petroleum Exploration and Development, 36(6), 762-767.
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2007 Shaghayegh, N., Soudi, M., & Haghighi, M. (2007). Xanthan production by a native strain of X. campestris and evaluation of application in EOR. Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences, 10(17), 3010-3013.
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Book Chapters

Conference Papers

Year Citation
2017 O'Reilly, D., Haghighi, M., Flett, M., & Sayyafzadeh, M. (2017). Pressure transient analysis for cold water injection into a reservoir with a coupled analytic wellbore model. In Society of Petroleum Engineers - SPE/IATMI Asia Pacific Oil and Gas Conference and Exhibition 2017 Vol. 2017-January.
2016 Wang, K., Peng, X., Du, Z., Haghighi, M., & Yu, L. (2016). An Improved Grid Generation Approach for Discrete Fracture Network Modelling Using Line Fracture Concept for Two-Phase Flow Simulation. In Onepetro (pp. 1-19). Perth: Society of Petroleum Engieers.
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2016 Fei, Y., Gonzalez, M., Pokalai, K., & Haghighi, M. (2016). 3D simulation of hydraulic fracturing by foam based fluids using a fracture propagation model coupled with geomechanics in an unconventional reservoir the Cooper Basin, South Australia. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Geo-mechanics, Geo-energy and Geo-resources (IC3G 2016) (pp. 1-10). Melbourne, Australia: IC3G Conference.
2015 Mohamed, F., Al Hinai, M., Al Nabhani, H., Yu, S., Sarkar, S., & Haghighi, M. (2015). Wettability alteration in hydraulically fractured tight sand for flow-back improvement. In Society of Petroleum Engineers - Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference, ADIPEC 2015.
2015 Mantopoulos, A., Marques, D. A., Hunt, S. P., NG, S., Fei, Y., & Haghighi, M. (2015). Best practice and lessons learned for the development and calibration of integrated production models for the Cooper Basin, Australia. In Proceedings Asia Pacific Oil & Gas Conference and Exhibition (pp. 1-39). Bali, Indonesia: Society of Petroleum Engineers.
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2015 Pokalai, K., Haghighi, M., Sarkar, M., Tyiasning, S., & Cooke, D. (2015). Investigation of the Effects of Near-Wellbore Pressure Loss and Pressure Dependent Leakoff on Flowback during Hydraulic Fracturing with Pre-Existing Natural Fractures. In Proceedings of SPE/IATMI Asia Pacific Oil & Gas Conference and Exhibition (pp. 1-22). Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia: Society of Petroleum Engineers.
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2015 Wang, K., Peng, X., Du, Z., Haghighi, M., & Sayyafzadeh, M. (2015). DFN model for flow simulation in hydraulically fractured wells with pre-existing natural fractures using unstructured quadrilateral grids. In Proceedings Asia Pacific Unconventional Resources Conference and Exhibition (pp. SPE-177020-MS-1-SPE-177020-MS-20). Brisbane, QLD: Society of Petroleum Engineers.
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2015 Wang, K., Peng, X., Du, Z., Haghighi, M., & Sayyafzadeh, M. (2015). DFN model for flow simulation in hydraulically fractured wells with pre-existing natural fractures using unstructured quadrilateral grids. In Proceedings Asia Pacific Unconventional Resources Conference and Exhibition (pp. SPE-177020-MS-1-SPE-177020-MS-20). Brisbane, QLD: Society of Petroleum Engineers.
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2014 Rezazadeh, M., Haghighi, M., & Pokalai, K. (2014). Development of a stress dependent permeability model in tight gas reservoirs: A case study in Cooper Basin, Australia. In Society of Petroleum Engineers - SPE USA Unconventional Resources Conference 2014 (pp. 314-322).
2013 Xu, B., Li, X., Xu, H., Haghighi, M., Du, X., Yang, X., . . . Zhai, Y. (2013). A simplified model for desorption area prediction in coalbed methane reservoir. In SPE Asia Pacific Oil and Gas Conference and Exhibition, APOGCE 2013: Maximising the Mature, Elevating the Young Vol. 1 (pp. 412-420). Jakarta, Indonesia: Society of Petroleum Engineers.
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2013 Sayyafzadeh, M. (2013). High-resolution reservoir modeling using image fusion technique in history matching problems. In EAGE Annual Conference and Exhibition incorporating SPE Europec (pp. 1-20). UK: SPE- Society of Petroleum Engineers.
2013 Sayyafzadeh, M., & Haghighi, M. (2013). Assessment of different model-management techniques in history matching problems for reservoir modelling. In 2013 APPEA Conference and Exhibition (pp. 391-406). Australia: Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association.
2013 Mohiuddin, Z., Stokes, Y., & Haghighi, M. (2013). Pore level simulation of miscible injection with gravity domination. In 11th International Conference on Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies (GHGT-11); Energy Procedia, vol. 37 Vol. 37 (pp. 6885-6900). Netherlands: Elsevier BV.
DOI Scopus1 WoS1
2013 Ahmad, M., & Haghighi, M. (2013). Water saturation evaluation of Murteree and Roseneath shale gas reservoirs, Cooper Basin, Australia using wire-line logs, focused ion beam milling and scanning electron microscopy. In SPE- Society of Petroleum Engineers, Unconventional Resources Conference and Exhibition-Asia Pacific Vol. 2 (pp. 1-20). Australia: SPE- Society of Petroleum Engineers.
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2012 Mohiuddin, Z., Haghighi, M., Stokes, Y., Carageorgos, T., & Gibbins, D. (2012). Pore scale visualization and simulation of miscible displacement process under gravity domination. In Society of Petroleum Engineers - International Petroleum Technology Conference 2012, IPTC 2012 Vol. 4 (pp. 3148-3160). USA: IPTC.
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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.
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2012 Ahmad, M., & Haghighi, M. (2012). Mineralogy and petrophysical evaluation of Roseneath and Murteree shale formations, Cooper Basin, Australia using QEMSCAN and CT-scanning. In Proceedings of the SPE Asia Pacific Oil and Gas Conference and Exhibition Vol. 1 (pp. 1-14). USA: SPE.
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2012 Sayyafzadeh, M., Haghighi, M., & Carter, J. (2012). Regularization in history matching using multi-objective genetic algorithm and Bayesian framework. In Proceedings of the EAGE Annual Conference & Exhibition incorporating SPE Europec (pp. 1-18). USA: SPE.
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2012 Xu, B., Haghighi, M., Cooke, D., & Li, X. (2012). Production data analysis in Eagle Ford Shale gas reservoir. In SPE/EAGE European Unconventional Resources Conference and Exhibition 2012 (pp. 839-850). Vienna, Austria: Society of Petroleum Engineers.
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2012 Sayyafzadeh, M., & Haghighi, M. (2012). Regularization in history matching using Multiobjective genetic algorithm and Bayesian framework (SPE 154544). In 74th European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers Conference and Exhibition 2012 Incorporating SPE EUROPEC 2012: Responsibly Securing Natural Resources (pp. 2564-2582).
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2011 Sayyafzadeh, M., Mamghaderi, A., Pourafshary, P., & Haghighi, M. (2011). A new method to forecast reservoir performance during immiscible and miscible gas-flooding via transfer functions approach. In Society of Petroleum Engineers - SPE Asia Pacific Oil and Gas Conference and Exhibition 2011 Vol. 1 (pp. 464-477). Jakarta: SPE International.
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2011 Mohiuddin, Z., & Haghighi, M. (2011). Visualization of CO₂ displacement process under gravity domination. In Society of Petroleum Engineers - SPE Enhanced Oil Recovery Conference 2011, EORC 2011 Vol. 1 (pp. 591-603). Kuala Lumpur: SPE Enhanced Oil Recovery Conference 2011 - From Science to Success: More, Faster, Greener, Cheaper.
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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.
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2010 Darvishi, R., Dastyari, A., Mojdeh, A., & Haghighi, M. (2010). How an innovative adaptive fine calculation can help in coning simulation. In Proceedings of 72nd European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers Conference and Exhibition 2010 - incorporating SPE EUROPEC 2010 Vol. 5 (pp. 3929-3933). Barcelona: Elsevier.
2010 Shariatinia, Z., Levresse, G., Parnell, J., Haghighi, M., Feiznia, S., Moallemi, S., & Dehghani Mousavi, S. (2010). Applying petroleum inclusions micro-thermometry in reconstructing the oil types in Asmari-Jahrum formation Iran. In Abstarcts of ACROFI III & TBG XIV, 2010 (pp. 198-199). Russia.
2008 Asadollahi, M., Bagheri, A., Haghighi, M., & Namani, M. (2008). Investigation of Cementation Factor in Iranian Carbonate Reservoirs. In 14th Formation Evaluation Symposium of Japan (pp. 1-9). Chiba, Japan.
2007 Alizadeh, A., Keshavarz, A., & Haghighi, M. (2007). Flow rate effect on two-phase relative permeability in Iranian carbonate rocks. In 15th SPE Middle East Oil and Gas Show and Conference (pp. 1-6). Kingdom of Bahrain.
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2007 Mollaei, A., Haghighi, M., & Maini, B. (2007). Free-Fall Gravity Drainage in Fractured Matrix Blocks: Experimental and Network Modeling Simulation Findings and Observations. In Latin American & Caribbean Petroleum Engineering Conference (pp. 1-17). Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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2007 Namani, M., Asadollahi, M., & Haghighi, M. (2007). Investigation of Water-Coning Phenomenon in Iranian Carbonate Fractured Reservoirs. In International Oil Conference and Exhibition in Mexico (pp. 1-11). Veracruz, Mexico.
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2007 Nourani, M., Panahai, H., Biria, D., Azad, R., Haghighi, M., & Mohebbi, A. (2007). Laboratory Studies of MEOR in the Micromodel as a Fractured System. In Eastern Regional Meeting (pp. 1-8). Lexington, Kentucky USA.
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2007 Haghighi, M. (2007). Using conventional logs for fracture detection and characterization in one of Iranian field. In International Petroleum Technology Conference (pp. 1-8). Dubai, U.A.E..
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2006 Haghighi, M., & Ziabakhsh, Z. (2006). Simulation Study of Miscible and Immiscible Gas Injection in Oil Layer of South Pars Reservoir. In 11th National Iranian Chemical Engineering Congress (pp. 0 pages). Tehran, Iran.
2006 Haghighi, M., & Soltani, M. (2006). Optimization of Well Placement in an Iranian Reservoir Using Genetic Algorithm. In 11th National Iranian Chemical Engineering Congress (pp. 0 pages). Tehran, Iran.
2006 Riazi, M., Alizadeh, A., & Haghighi, M. (2006). Experimental study of gravity drainage during gas injection in carbonate rocks. In 7th Canadian International Petroleum Conference (pp. 1-7). Calgary, Alberta.
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2006 Mollaei, A., Haghighi, M., & Maini, B. (2006). Experimental Investigation and Network Modelling Simulation of Free Fall Gravity Drainage in Single-Matrix and Fractured-Blocks Models. In Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (pp. 1-17). Abu Dhabi, UAE.
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2005 Haghighi, M., & Noorani, M. (2005). Visualization of microbial oil recovery mechanisms using rock thin section micromodel. In 10th National Iranian Chemical Engineering Congress (pp. 0 pages). Zahedan, Iran.
2005 Haghighi, M., Mohebbi, A., & Faghihi, M. (2005). Fracture Detection and Modeling Using Wavelet Transformation and Curvature Analysis in Varavi Gas Field. In 10th National Iranian Chemical Engineering Congress (pp. 0 pages). Zahedan, Iran.
2005 Haghighi, M., Shariatpanahi, F., & Yortsos, Y. (2005). Visualization and Simulation of Imbibition in Matrix-Fracture. In Sixth Canadian International Petroleum Conference (pp. 0 pages). Calgary, Canada.
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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

Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
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 A Novel Approach to Reservoir Simulation Using Supervised Learning Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Shahdad Ghassemzadeh
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
2016 Principal Supervisor Development of a New Technology for Productivity Enhancement of Low Permeable Coal Seam Gas Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Mr Thuan Hoa Nguyen
2016 Principal Supervisor CO2 as an Agent for Enhanced Oil Recover: A Reservoir and Geomechanical Analysis Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Abbas Movassagh
2015 Principal Supervisor Estimation of Missing Logs from Existing Log Data Using Fractal Analysis Master of Philosophy Master Part Time Mr Roozbeh Koochak
2015 Principal Supervisor Colloid Release and Clogging in Porous Media Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Tammy Amirian
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
2013 Principal Supervisor Simulation of Fracture Patterns after Hydraulic Fracturing in Shale Gas Reservoirs Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Fathima Mohamed

Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
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

Memberships

Date Role Membership Country
1989 - ongoing Member Society Of Petroleum Engineers Australia
Position
Associate Professor
Phone
83134296
Fax
8313 4345
Campus
North Terrace
Building
Santos Petroleum Engineering Building, floor 2
Room Number
2 15
Org Unit
Australian School of Petroleum

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