Morteza-Dejam

Ph.D. in Petroleum Engineering, University of Calgary

E-mail Address: mdejam@ucalgary.ca

Morteza Dejam is an assistant professor of petroleum engineering at the University of Wyoming. Previously, he worked as a postdoctoral scholar and a sessional instructor in the Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering at the University of Calgary. He obtained his PhD, MSc, and BSc in Petroleum Engineering from University of Calgary, Sharif University of Technology, and Petroleum University of Technology in 2016, 2009, and 2007, respectively. He has one year of industrial experience with the National Iranian South Oil Company (NISOC) as a reservoir studies engineer. In addition, he has practiced teaching of BSc petroleum courses at the Islamic Azad University of Omidieh (IAUO) for five semesters. His area of research is analytical and numerical modelling and simulation of transport phenomena in porous media.

 

Education

  1. Ph.D. in Petroleum Engineering, Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, The University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada (January 2013 – April 2016)
  2. M.Sc. in Chemical Engineering/Hydrocarbon Reservoirs, Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran (September 2007 – August 2009)
  3. B.Sc. in Petroleum Engineering/Reservoirs, Ahvaz Faculty of Petroleum Engineering, Petroleum University of Technology, Ahvaz, Khuzestan, Iran (September 2003 – August 2007)

Employment

1. Assistant Professor, Department of Petroleum Engineering, College of Engineering and Applied Science, University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming, USA (May 2017 – Present)

2. Postdoctoral Scholar, Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada (May 2016 – April 2017)

3. Sessional Instructor for Advanced Topics in Mass Transfer (ENCH 613) and Process Fluid Dynamics (ENCH 331), Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada (July 2016 – December 2016)

4. Lab Instructor for Engineering Thermodynamics (ENGG 311), Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada (January 2015 – April 2016)

5. Reservoir Studies Engineer, Reservoir Studies Division, Department of Petroleum Engineering, National Iranian South Oil Company (NISOC), Ahvaz, Khuzestan, Iran (January 2012 – December 2012)

6. University Lecturer for B.Sc. Courses (Including Reservoir Engineering “I” and “II”, Properties of Petroleum Fluids, Petroleum Production Engineering “I”, Well Testing, Applied Numerical Analysis, Engineering Mathematics, Reservoir Rock Properties Lab), Islamic Azad University of Omidieh (IAUO), Omidieh, Khuzestan, Iran (September 2009 – December 2012)

Research Interests

  1. Applied and Computational Mathematics: Mathematical Modeling of Fluid Flow and Chemical Species Transport through Double-Porosity Systems Using Reynolds Decomposition, Laplace Inversion, Integration, Differentiation, and Runge-Kutta-Fehlberg (RKF) Methods
  2. Reservoir Engineering: Fractured Porous Media, Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR), Pressure Transient Analysis, Petrophysical Evaluation of Hydrocarbon Reservoirs
  3. Mass Transfer: Diffusion, Advection, Dispersion
  4. Hydrological Science: Liquid Reinfiltration, Contaminant Transport
  5. Fluid Mechanics: Formation, Shape, and Stability of Liquid Bridges, Pressure-Driven (Poiseuille) and Electro-Osmotic Flows

Achievements

       Awards

1. GSA Excellence in Teaching Award (Senior Instructor), Graduate Students’ Association (GSA), University of Calgary, April 2017 (Certificate)

2. Nominee for the CAGS/UMI Distinguished Dissertation Award, Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, University of Calgary, February 2017 ($1,500 prize, a Citation Certificate, and travel expenses of up to $1,500 to attend the 2017 CAGS Annual Conference in Quebec City, Hilton)

3. Nominee for the Governor General’s Gold Medal, Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, University of Calgary, July 2016 (Gold Medal and Certificate)

4. Schulich School of Engineering Teaching Assistant Excellence Award, Schulich School of Engineering, University of Calgary, December 2015 (A Commemorative Plaque and $500)

5. Faculty of Graduate Studies Travel Award – International Student, Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Calgary, November 2015 ($500)

6. J.B. Hyne Research Innovation Award, Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Calgary, May 2015 (A Commemorative Plaque and $500)

7. NISOC Research Excellence Award, National Iranian South Oil Company (NISOC), December 2012 (A Commemorative Plaque)

      Scholarships

1. Chemical and Petroleum Engineering Graduate Excellence Scholarship, Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, The University of Calgary, March 2016 ($1,000)

2. Len Bolger Memorial Scholarship for Energy Research Excellence, Alberta Innovates – Energy and Environment Solutions (AI-EES) and Alberta Innovates – Technology Futures (AITF), The University of Calgary, June 2015 ($13,000)

3. Alberta Innovates – Technology Futures (AITF) Ingenuity Doctoral Scholarship, Alberta Innovates – Technology Futures (AITF), The University of Calgary, May 2015 ($31,500)

4. Nominee for the Izaak Walton Killam Pre-Doctoral Scholarship, Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, The University of Calgary, February 2015 ($36,000)

5. Chemical and Petroleum Engineering Graduate Excellence Scholarship, Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, The University of Calgary, January 2015 ($2,000)

6. Talisman Energy Graduate Scholarship in Energy & Related Studies, Talisman Energy, The University of Calgary, June 2014 ($10,000)

7. Eyes High International Doctoral Scholarship, Faculty of Graduate Studies, The University of Calgary, May 2014 ($12,000)

8. Nominee for the Izaak Walton Killam Pre-Doctoral Scholarship, Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, The University of Calgary, February 2014 ($36,000)

9. Chemical and Petroleum Engineering Graduate Excellence Scholarship, Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, The University of Calgary, December 2013 ($6,000)

10. Penn West Exploration Graduate Scholarship, Penn West Exploration, The University of Calgary, June 2013 ($10,000)

11. Ursula & Herbert Zandmer Graduate Recruitment Scholarship, Endowed through a bequest from the Estate of Ursula & Herbert Zandmer, The University of Calgary, January 2013 ($8,000)

12. Graduate Research and Teaching Assistantships, Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, The University of Calgary, January 2013 ($21,000/year)

13. Iran Petroleum Ministry Undergraduate Scholarship, Ahvaz Faculty of Petroleum Engineering, Petroleum University of Technology, September 2003 ($12,000/year)

Publications

      Book

1. Dejam, M.: Well Logging: Petrophysical Evaluation of Hydrocarbon Reservoirs Using Well Logging Data and Tools Operation, Tehran: Iranian Offshore Oil Company, 2008. ISBN: 978-964-04-2264-9

      Journal Articles

1. Wei, M., Duan, Y., Dong, M., Fang, Q. and Dejam, M. (2017), Transient production decline behavior analysis for a multi-fractured horizontal well with discrete fracture networks in shale gas reservoirs. Journal of Porous Media,.

2. Dejam, M., Hassanzadeh, H. and Chen, Z. (2017), A reduced-order model for chemical species transport in a tube with a constant wall concentration. The Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering,. DOI: 10.1002/cjce.22863

3. Saboorian-Jooybari, H., Dejam, M., Chen, Z. and Pourafshary, P. (2016), Comprehensive evaluation of fracture parameters by dual laterolog data. Journal of Applied Geophysics, 131: 214-221. DOI: 10.1016/j.jappgeo.2016.06.005

4. Nikpoor, M. H., Dejam, M., Chen, Z. and Clarke, M. (2016), Chemical-gravity-thermal diffusion equilibrium in two-phase non-isothermal petroleum reservoirs. Energy & Fuels, 30(3): 2021-2034. DOI: 10.1021/acs.energyfuels.5b02753

5. Dejam, M., Hassanzadeh, H. and Chen, Z. (2016), Shear dispersion in a capillary tube with a porous wall. Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, 185-186: 87-104. DOI: 10.1016/j.jconhyd.2016.01.007

6. Saboorian-Jooybari, H., Dejam, M. and Chen, Z. (2016), Heavy oil polymer flooding from laboratory core floods to pilot tests and field applications: Half-century studies. Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, 142: 85-100. DOI: 10.1016/j.petrol.2016.01.023

7. Dejam, M., Hassanzadeh, H. and Chen, Z. (2015), Shear dispersion in combined pressure-driven and electro-osmotic flows in a capillary tube with a porous wall. American Institute of Chemical Engineers Journal, 61(11): 3981-3995. DOI: 10.1002/aic.14897

8. Dejam, M., Hassanzadeh, H. and Chen, Z. (2015), Shear dispersion in combined pressure-driven and electro-osmotic flows in a channel with porous walls. Chemical Engineering Science, 137: 205-215. DOI: 10.1016/j.ces.2015.06.028

9. Dejam, M., Hassanzadeh, H. and Chen, Z. (2015), Capillary forces between two parallel plates connected by a liquid bridge. Journal of Porous Media, 18(3): 179-188. DOI: 10.1615/JPorMedia.v18.i3.10

10. Saboorian-Jooybari, H., Dejam, M. and Chen, Z. (2015), Equilibrium or nonequilibrium models: a critical issue in determination of gas diffusivity in oil. Journal of Canadian Petroleum Technology, 54(2): 78-80. This article, written by JCPT staff editor Leah Guindon, contains highlights of SPE conference paper “Saboorian-Jooybari, H., Dejam, M. and Chen, Z.: Equilibrium or Nonequilibrium Models: A Critical Issue in Determination of Gas Diffusivity in Oil, Paper SPE 170030, SPE Heavy Oil Conference, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, 10-12 June 2014”. DOI: 10.2118/0315-078-JCPT

11. Dejam, M., Hassanzadeh, H. and Chen, Z. (2014), Reinfiltration through liquid bridges formed between two matrix blocks in fractured rocks. Journal of Hydrology, 519: 3520-3530. DOI: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2014.10.050

12. Dejam, M., Hassanzadeh, H. and Chen, Z. (2014), Shear dispersion in a fracture with porous walls. Advances in Water Resources, 74: 14-25. DOI: 10.1016/j.advwatres.2014.08.005

13. Mashayekhizadeh, V., Kord, S. and Dejam, M. (2014), EOR potential within Iran. Special Topics & Reviews in Porous Media – An International Journal, 5(4): 325-354. DOI: 10.1615/SpecialTopicsRevPorousMedia.v5.i4.50

14. Dejam, M., Hassanzadeh, H. and Chen, Z. (2014), Shape of liquid bridges in a horizontal fracture. Journal of Fluid Flow, Heat and Mass Transfer, 1: 1-8. DOI: 10.11159/jffhmt.2014.001

15. Dejam, M., Hassanzadeh, H. and Chen, Z. (2013), Semi-analytical solutions for a partially penetrated well with wellbore storage and skin effects in a double-porosity system with a gas cap. Transport in Porous Media, 100(2): 159-192. DOI: 10.1007/s11242-013-0210-6

16. Mashayekhizadeh, V., Kharrat, R., Ghazanfari, M. H. and Dejam, M. (2012), An experimental investigation of fracture tilt angle effects on frequency and stability of liquid bridges in fractured porous media. Petroleum Science and Technology, 30(8): 807-816. DOI: 10.1080/10916466.2010.492370

17. Dejam, M., Ghazanfari, M. H., Kamyab, M. and Masihi, M. (2011), The gas-oil gravity drainage model in a single matrix block: a new relationship between relative permeability and capillary pressure functions. Journal of Porous Media, 14(8): 709-720. DOI: 10.1615/JPorMedia.v14.i8.50

18. Dejam, M., Ghazanfari, M. H., Mashayekhizadeh, V. and Kamyab, M. (2011), Factors affecting the gravity drainage mechanism from a single matrix block in naturally fractured reservoirs. Special Topics & Reviews in Porous Media – An International Journal, 2(2): 115-124. DOI: 10.1615/SpecialTopicsRevPorousMedia.v2.i2.50

19. Mashayekhizadeh, V., Dejam, M. and Ghazanfari, M. H. (2011), The application of numerical Laplace inversion methods for type curve development in well testing: a comparative study. Petroleum Science and Technology, 29(7): 695-707. DOI: 10.1080/10916460903394060

20. Mashayekhizadeh, V., Ghazanfari, M. H., Kharrat, R. and Dejam, M. (2011), Pore-level observation of free gravity drainage of oil in fractured porous media. Transport in Porous Media, 87(2): 561-584. DOI: 10.1007/s11242-010-9701-x

21. Dejam, M. and Hassanzadeh, H. (2011), Formation of liquid bridges between porous matrix blocks. American Institute of Chemical Engineers Journal, 57(2): 286-298. DOI: 10.1002/aic.12262

     Conference Papers

1. Saboorian-Jooybari, H., Dejam, M. and Chen, Z.: Half-Century of Heavy Oil Polymer Flooding from Laboratory Core Floods to Pilot Tests and Field Applications, Paper SPE 174402, SPE Canada Heavy Oil Technical Conference, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, 9-11 June 2015. DOI: 10.2118/174402-MS

2. Saboorian-Jooybari, H., Dejam, M., Chen, Z. and Pourafshary, P.: Fracture Identification and Comprehensive Evaluation of the Parameters by Dual Laterolog Data, Paper SPE 172947, SPE Middle East Unconventional Resources Conference and Exhibition, Muscat, Oman, 26-28 January 2015. DOI: 10.2118/172947-MS

3. Saboorian-Jooybari, H., Dejam, M. and Chen, Z.: Equilibrium or Nonequilibrium Models: A Critical Issue in Determination of Gas Diffusivity in Oil, Paper SPE 170030, SPE Heavy Oil Conference, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, 10-12 June 2014. DOI: 10.2118/170030-MS

4. Dejam, M., Ghazanfari, M. H. and Masihi, M.: Theoretical Modeling of Reinfiltration Process in Naturally Fractured Reservoirs: A Comparative Study on Traveling Liquid Bridges and Continuum Film Flow Approaches, Paper SPE 125307, SPE/EAGE Reservoir Characterization and Simulation Conference, Abu Dhabi, UAE, 19-21 October 2009. DOI: 10.2118/125307-MS

5. Dejam, M. and Masihi, M.: Formation of Traveling Liquid Bridges between Matrix Blocks: Modeling and Simulation, 1st International Petroleum Conference and Exhibition, On behalf of the EAGE (European Association of Geoscientists & Engineers), Shiraz, Iran, 4-6 May 2009. DOI: 10.3997/2214-4609.20145913