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Fathi, Ebrahim

Associate Professor - Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering


Ph.D. Petroleum Engineering; University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma, USA 2010 
M.S. Exploration of Petroleum Engineering, Tehran University, Tehran, Iran, 2003 
B.S. Exploration of Mining Engineering, Tehran University, Tehran, Iran, 2001

Dr. Ebrahim Fathi is an expert in unconventional oil and gas recovery. He has been heavily involved in developing new laboratory measurement techniques quantifying fluid storage and transport in organic-rich shale resources under dynamic reservoir conditions. He participated in innovative research developing new-generation of flow simulators for unconventional reservoirs, in simulation-based history-matching and optimization efforts in the laboratory, and the area of computational fluid dynamics. His recent research focus is on multi-stage hydraulic fracturing of horizontal wells and prediction of fault reactivation in hydraulic fracturing of horizontal wells in Shale gas reservoirs. He serves as a technical editor for the SPE journal and received SPE outstanding service award 2013. 

Research Interests

Multi-stage hydraulic fracturing of horizontal wells 
Shale oil/gas reservoir characterization and simulation 
CO2-enhanced shale gas and oil recovery

Teaching Interests

Petroleum Fluids and Phase behavior 
Advanced numerical and theoretical techniques in Engineering 
Fluid mechanics of Unconventional Oil and Gas Reservoirs 
Heavy Oil Recovery 
Geostatistics and Inverse theory

Special Interests

Laboratory measurement and characterization of fluid transport and storage in organic-rich Shales 
Simulation and upscaling of flow, transport and reactions in multi-scale heterogeneous porous media

Professional Societies

Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) 
American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)