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Hamid Emami

Assistant Professor of Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering

152 Hosler Building


Biographical Sketch: 

Hamid Emami-Meybodi is an assistant professor of petroleum and natural gas engineering at the Pennsylvania State University. His research expertise is in analytical and numerical modelling of fluid flow and transport phenomena in porous media with applications to storage of carbon dioxide in geological formations, unconventional reservoirs, and enhanced oil recovery. He has conducted research on solutal and thermal natural convection, rate transient analysis, hydraulic fracturing, asphaltene precipitation, and polymer/water flooding. He holds a B.Sc. and an M.Sc. in chemical and petroleum engineering from the Petroleum University of Technology (Iran) and an M.Eng., an M.Sc., and a Ph.D. in petroleum engineering from the University of Calgary (Canada).

Educational Background: 

Ph.D. (Petroleum Engineering), The University of Calgary, 2015

M.Sc. (Petroleum Engineering), The University of Calgary, 2011

M.Eng. (Reservoir Engineering), The University of Calgary, 2008

M.Sc. (Chemical Engineering), The Petroleum University of Technology, 2007

B.Sc. (Petroleum Engineering), The Petroleum University of Technology, 2005


Research Interests: 
  • Multiphase flow and transport in porous media

  • Unconventional reservoirs production analysis and hydrocarbon recovery

  • Carbon dioxide sequestration in geological formations

  • Mathematical modeling and numerical simulations


Active Research Projects: 
  • Gas flooding in tight and ultra-tight oil reservoirs 
  • Flowback rate transient analysis of multi-fractured horizontal wells 
  • Production data analysis of liquid-rich gas reservoirs 
  • Convective dissolution of CO2 in deep saline aquifers
Selected Publications: 
  1. Emami-Meybodi, H., Dispersion-driven instability of mixed convective flow in porous media, Physics of Fluids, 29, 094102, 2017.

  2. Singh, M., Zhang, M., Emami-Meybodi, H., and Ayala, L. F., Use of rescaled exponential models for boundary-dominated liquid-rich gas flow analysis under variable bottomhole pressure conditions, Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering, 46, 793–816, 2017.

  3. Emami-Meybodi, H., Stability analysis of dissolution-driven convection in porous media, Physics of Fluids, 29, 014102, 2017.

  4. Jafari-Raad, S. M., Emami-Meybodi, H., and H. Hassanzadeh, H., On the choice of analogue fluids in CO2 convective dissolution experiments, Water Resources Research, 52, 4458–4468, 2016.

  5. Emami-Meybodi, H., Hassanzadeh, H., Green, C. P., and Ennis-King, J., Convective dissolution of CO2 in saline aquifers - Progress in modeling and experiments, International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, 40, 238–266, 2015.

  6. Emami-Meybodi, H., Hassanzadeh, H., and Ennis-King, J., CO2 dissolution in presence of background flow of saline aquifers, Water Resources Research, 51, 2595–2615, 2015.

  7. Emami-Meybodi, H. and Hassanzadeh, H., Two-phase convective mixing under a buoyant plume of CO2 in deep saline aquifers, Advances in Water Resources, 76, 55–71, 2015.

  8. Emami-Meybodi, H., Saripalli, H. K., and Hassanzadeh, H., Formation heating by steam circulation in a horizontal wellbore, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 78, 886–992, 2014.

  9. Emami-Meybodi, H. and Hassanzadeh, H., Stability analysis of two-phase buoyancy-driven flow in presence of capillary transition zone, Physical Review E, 87, 033009, 2013.

  10. Emami-Meybodi, H. and Hassanzadeh, H., Mixing induced by buoyancy-driven flows in porous media, AIChE Journal, 59, 1378–1389, 2013.