Amin Mehrabian

Amin Mehrabian

Phone: 
814-865-6892
Office Address: 
102 Hosler Building
Title(s): 
Assistant Professor of Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering
Unit: 
John and Willie Leone Family Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering

PDF icon Curriculum Vitae (450.75 KB)
Expertise: 
  • Mechanics and Physics of Porous Media
  • Geomechanics
  • Drilling and Completions
Education: 
  • Ph.D. (Petroleum Engineering), The University of Oklahoma, 2013
  • M.Sc. (Mechanical Engineering), Sharif University of Technology, 2006
  • B.Sc. (Petroleum Engineering), Sharif University of Technology, 2005
  • B.Sc. (Mechanical Engineering), Sharif University of Technology, 2004
Courses Taught: 
  • Drilling Engineering, PNG 450, Undergraduate level
  • Drilling Engineering Laboratory, PNG 451, Undergraduate level
  • Coupled Flow and Deformation in Porous Media, PNG 502, Graduate level

About:

Dr. Amin Mehrabian is an Assistant Professor at the Energy and Mineral Engineering Department of the Pennsylvania State University, and a former Principal Engineer at Houston Technology Center of Halliburton Energy Services. His research interest is the mechanics and physics of porous media with applications to petroleum geomechanics. Dr. Mehrabian holds a US patent grant on managed pressure drilling.

Publications: 
  • A. Mehrabian, V. Nguyen, Y. Abousleiman, 2018 (Book Chapter), Wellbore mechanics and stability in shale, In Sub-surface Science and Engineering of Shale, Edited by: T. Dewers, M. Sanchez, and J. Heath, American Geophysical Union (AGU) Books: Wiley and Sons, In press.
  • A. Mehrabian, A.D. Perez, C. Santana, 2018, Wellbore stability analysis considering the weak bedding planes effect - a case study, SPE Drilling & Completion, Accepted manuscript in press.
  • A. Mehrabian, 2018, The poroelastic constants of multiple-porosity solids, International Journal of Engineering Science, 132, 97-104.
  • C. Liu, A. Mehrabian, Y. Abousleiman, 2018, Theory and analytical solutions to coupled processes of transport and deformation in dual-porosity dual-permeability poro-chemo-electro-elastic media, Journal of Applied Mechanics, 85(11), 111006-111018.
  • A. Mehrabian, Y.N. Abousleiman, 2018, Theory and analytical solution to Cryer’s problem of N-porosity and N-permeability poroelasticity, Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 118, 218-227.
  • A. Mehrabian, Y.N. Abousleiman, 2017, Letter to the Editor regarding “A fully dynamic multi-compartmental poroelastic system: Application to aqueductal stenosis”, by D. Chou, JC Vardakis, L. Guo, BJ Tully, and Y. Ventikos, Journal of Biomechanics, 58, 241-242.
  • A. Mehrabian, Y.N. Abousleiman, 2017, wellbore geomechanics of extended drilling margin and engineered lost circulation solutions, Society of Petroleum Engineers Journal, 22(04), 1178-1188.
  • C. Liu, A. Mehrabian, Y.N. Abousleiman, 2017, Poroelastic dual-porosity/dual-permeability after-closure pressure-curves analysis in hydraulic fracturing, Society of Petroleum Engineers Journal, 22 (01), 198-218.
  • A. Mehrabian, 2016, The stability of inclined and fractured wellbores, Society of Petroleum Engineers Journal, 21(05), 1518-1536.
  • A. Mehrabian, Y.N. Abousleiman, 2015, Gassmann equations and the constitutive relations for multiple-porosity and multiple-permeability poroelasticity with applications to oil and gas shale, International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics, Poromechanics Special Issue, 39(14), 1547-1569.
  • A. Mehrabian, D.E. Jamison, S.G. Teodorescu, 2015, Geomechanics of lost-circulation events and wellbore strengthening operations, Society of Petroleum Engineers Journal, 20(6), 1305-1318.
  • A. Mehrabian, Y.N. Abousleiman, 2015, Geertsma’s subsidence solution extended to layered stratigraphy, Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, 130, 68-76.
  • A. Mehrabian, Y.N. Abousleiman, T.B. Mapstone, C.A. El-Amm, 2015, Dual-porosity poroviscoelasticity and quantitative hydromechanical characterization of the brain tissue with experimental hydrocephalus data, Journal of Theoretical Biology, 384, 19-32.
  • A. Mehrabian, Y.N. Abousleiman, 2014, Generalized Biot’s theory and Mandel’s problem of multiple-porosity and multiple-permeability poroelasticity, Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 119 (4), 2745-2763.
  • A. Mehrabian, Y.N. Abousleiman, 2013, Generalized poroelastic wellbore problem, International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics, 37(6), 2727-2754.
  • A. Mehrabian, Y.N. Abousleiman, 2011, General solutions to poroviscoelastic model of human brain tissue, Journal of Theoretical Biology, 291(6), 105-118.
  • A. Mehrabian, F. Crespo, 2011, A new multi-sample EOS model for the gas condensate phase behavior analysis, Oil & Gas Science and Technology–Revue d’IFP Energies Nouvelles, 66(6), 1025-1033.
  • A. Mehrabian, Y.N. Abousleiman, 2009, The dilative intake of poroelastic inclusions an alternative to Mandel-Cryer effect, Acta Geotechnica, 4(4), 249-259.
  • M.T. Ahmadian, A. Mehrabian, 2006, Design optimization by numerical characterization of fluid flow through the valveless diffuser type micropumps, Journal of Physics, Conf. Series, 34, 379-384.