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Hassan Hassanzadeh

Chemical and Petroleum Engineering

Assistant Professor

Phone: 
(403) 210-6645
Address: 
EEEL 417A
Biography: 

P.Eng.

Awards

  • Outstanding Teaching Performance Award, June 2014
  • Outstanding Teaching Performance Award, December 2013
  • Department of Chemical & Petroleum Engineering Teaching Excellence Award, November 2012
Teaching: 

Courses I Teach or Have Taught

  • ENCH 657 Advanced Reservoir Engineering
  • ENPE 523 Introduction to Reservoir Engineering
  • ENPE 429 Reservoir Engineering
  • ENPE 505 Surface Production Operations
  • ENPE 533 Production Engineering
  • ENPE 509 Well Testing
  • ENPE 551 Petroleum Engineering Laboratory
  • ENPE 511 Final Year Oil and Gas Design Project I
  • ENPE 531 Final Year Oil and Gas Design Project II
Research Activities: 

Fluid flow and transport phenomena in porous media, CO2 storage in geological media, Upscaling and parameter estimation

My research expertise is in analytical and numerical modeling of transport phenomena in porous media with application to geological storage of CO2 and acid-gases, upscaling of multi-scale reactive flow for simulation of oil recovery processes, double diffusive convection in aquifers and oil reservoirs, and modeling and upscaling of fluid flow and transport in fractured reservoirs. We have conducted research on geological storage of CO2 in deep saline aquifers, fluid flow in naturally fractured reservoirs, and upscaling of reactive flow, where we have used analytical and numerical modeling of the processes involved. Current research activities are as follows:

  • Buoyancy-driven induced dispersion in porous media with application to CO2 storage
  • CO2 dissolution acceleration
  • Upscaling of diffusive/dispersive processes in fractured porous media
  • Block-to-block interaction in fractured porous media
  • Effect of nano-catalysts on the stability of reactive fronts in porous media
Publications: 
  • Ghanavati, M., Hassanzadeh, H., Abedi, J., Application of Taylor dispersion technique to measure mutual diffusion coefficient in hexane + bitumen system. Accepted for publication in AIChE Journal, February 2014.
  • Sharifi-Haddad, A., Hassanzadeh, H., Abedi, J., Chen, J. Ware, A. Characterization of scale-dependent dispersivity in fractured formations through a divergent flow tracer test, accepted for publication in Groundwater. Febreuary 2014.
  • Sharifi-Haddad, A., Hassanzadeh, H., Abedi, J., Chen, J. Application of tracer injection tests to characterize rock matrix block size distribution and dispersivity in fractured aquifers, Accepted for publication, Journal of Hydrology. January 2014.
  • Zirrahi, M., Hassanzadeh, H., Abedi, J., Modeling of bitumen and solvent mixture viscosity data using thermodynamic perturbation theory, Accepted for publication in Journal of Canadian Petroleum Technology, November 2013.
  • Ghanavati, M., Hassanzadeh, H., Abedi, J., Critical review of mutual diffusion coeffecient measurements for liquid solvent+bitumen/heavy oil mixtures.  Accepted for publication in The Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering, November 2013.
  • Zirrahi, M., Hassanzadeh, H., Abedi, J., Modeling of CO2 dissolution by static mixers using back flow mixing approach with application to geological storage, Accepted for publication in Chemical Engineering Science, August 2013.
  • Dejam, M., Hassanzadeh, H., Chen, J., Semi-analytical solutions for a partially penetrated well with wellbore storage and skin effects in a double-porosity system with a gas cap. Accepted for publication, Transport in Porous Media, doi: 10.1007/s11242-013-0210-6, July 2013.
  • Sharifi-Haddad, A., Hassanzadeh, H., Abedi, J., Chen, J. Lumped mass transfer coefficient for divergent radial solute transport in fractured aquifers, Accepted for publication, Journal of Hydrology. May 2013.
  • Ranjbar, E., Hassanzadeh, H. Chen, J. Semi-analytical solutions for release of fluids from rock matrix blocks with different shapes, sizes and depletion regimes, Water Resources Research. 49, doi: 10.1002/wrcr.20178, March 2013.
  • Emami Meybodi, H. Hassanzadeh, H., Stability analysis of two-phase buoyancy-driven flow in the presence of a capillary transition zone, Physical Review E, 87, 033009 (2013) doi: 10.1103/PhysRevE.00.003000, March 2013.
  • Zirrahi, M., Hassanzadeh, H., Abedi, J.,The laboratory testing and scale up of a downhole device for CO2 dissolution acceleration, Accepted for publication in International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, doi:10.1016/j.ijggc.2013.02.020, February 2013.
  • Zirrahi, M., Hassanzadeh, H., Abedi, J. Moshfeghian, M., Prediction of solubility of CH4, C2H6, CO2, N2 and CO in various bitumens from Alberta, Accepted for publication in The Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering, February 2013.
  • Ghesmat, K. Hassanzadeh, H., Abedi, J., Chen, Z., Frontal stability of reactive nanoparticle transport during in situ catalytic upgrading of heavy oil, Accepted for publication in Fuel, Nov. 2012 doi:10.1016/j.fuel.2012.11.061
  • Emami Meybodi, H. Hassanzadeh, H., Mixing induced by buoyancy-driven flow in porous media, Accepted for publication in AIChE Journal, July 2012.doi: 10.1002/aic.13891.
  • Shafaei, MJ., Abedi, J., Hassanzadeh, H., Chen, Z. Reverse gas-lift technology for CO2 storage into deep saline aquifers, Accepted for publication in Energy. July 2012. doi:10.1016/j.energy.2012.07.007.
  • Ranjbar, E., Hassanzadeh, H. Chen, J. One dimensional matrix-fracture transfer in dual porosity systems with variable block size distribution, Accepted for publication in Transport in Porous Media. June 2012. doi: 10.1007/s11242-012-0039-4.
  • Zirrahi, M., Azin, R., Hassanzadeh, H., Moshfeghian, M. Mutual solubility of CH4, CO2, H2S, and their mixtures in brine under subsurface disposal conditions, Fluid Phase Equilibria, 324 (2012) 80–93. doi:10.1016/j.fluid.2012.03.017
  • Sharifi-Haddad, A., Hassanzadeh, H., Abedi, J. Advective-diffusive mass transfer in fractured porous media with variable rock matrix block size, Journal of Contaminant Hydrology.133 (2012) 94–107, doi:10.1016/j.jconhyd.2012.02.008.
  • Emami Meybodi, H. Hassanzadeh, H. Hydrodynamic dispersion in steady buoyancy-driven geological flows, Water Resources Research, 47, W12504, 2011, doi:10.1029/2011WR010949.
  • Ranjbar, E., Hassanzadeh, H. Chen, J. Effect of fracture pressure depletion regimes on the dual-porosity shape factor for flow of compressible fluids in fractured porous media, Advances in Water Resources, 34 (2011) 1681–1693. doi:10.1016/j.advwatres.2011.09.010. 
  • Ghesmat, K. Hassanzadeh, H., Abedi, J., Chen, Z., Influence of nanoparticles on the dynamics of miscible Hele-Shaw flows, Journal of Applied Physics,109, 104907 (2011); doi:10.1063/1.3592228.
  • Ghaderi, S.M, Tabatabaei, S.H. Hassanzadeh, H. Pooladi-Darvish, M. Estimation of concentration-dependent diffusion coefficient in pressure-decay experiment of heavy oils and bitumen. Fluid Phase Equilibria, 305(2) 2011,132-144. doi:10.1016/j.fluid.2011.03.010.
  • Ranjbar, E., Hassanzadeh, H. Matrix-fracture transfer shape factor for modeling flow of a compressible fluid in dual-porosity media, Advances in Water Resources.  34(5) 627-639. doi:10.1016/j.advwatres.2011.02.012.
  • Ghesmat, K., Hassanzadeh, H., Abedi, J. The impact of geochemistry on convective mixing in a gravitationally unstable diffusive boundary layer in porous media: CO2 storage in saline aquifers, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 2011, 673, 480-512, doi:10.1017/S0022112010006282.
  • Dejam, M., Hassanzadeh, H.: Formation of liquid bridges between porous matrix blocks, AIChE Journal, 2011, 57(2),286–298.doi:10.1002/aic.12262.
  • Zirrahi, M., Azin, R., Hassanzadeh, H., Moshfeghian, M. Prediction of water content of sour and acid gases, Fluid Phase Equilibria, 2010, 299, 171-179.
  • Ghesmat, K., Hassanzadeh, H., and Abedi, J.: The effect of anisotropic dispersion on the convective mixing in long-term CO2 storage in saline aquifers, AIChE Journal, 2011, 57(3) 561-570. doi 10.1002/aic.12292.
  • Etminan, S.R., Maini, B.B.,Chen, Z., and Hassanzadeh, H.: Constant-pressure technique for gas diffusivity and solubility measurements in heavy oil and bitumen. Energy & Fuels, 2010, 24, 533-549.
  • Javaheri, M., Abedi, J., and Hassanzadeh, H.:Linear stability analysis of double diffusive convection in porous media, with application to geological storage of CO2, Transport in Porous Media, 2010, 84(2), 441-456. doi:10.1007/s11242-009-9513-z.
  • Hassanzadeh, H. and Abedi, J.:Modelling and parameter estimation of ultradispersed insitu catalytic upgrading experiments in a batch reactor, Fuel, 2010, 89(10) 2822-2828. doi:10.1016/j.fuel.2010.02.012.
  • Hassanzadeh, H.,Pooladi-Darvish, M., and Atabay, S.: Shape factor in the drawdown solution for well testing of dual-porosity systems, Advances in Water Resources, 2009, 32 (11)1652-1663.
  • Hassanzadeh, H.,Pooladi-Darvish, M., and Keith, D.: The effect of natural flow of aquifers and associated dispersion on the onset of buoyancy-driven convection in a saturated porous medium, AIChE Journal, 2009, 55(2) 475-485.
  • Hassanzadeh, H.,Pooladi-Darvish, M., and Keith, D.: Accelerating CO2 dissolution in saline aquifers for geological storage - Mechanistic and sensitivity studies, Energy & Fuels, 2009, 23 (6), 3328-3336. DOI: 10.1021/ef900125m.
  • Hassanzadeh, H., Pooladi-Darvish,M. and Abedi, J.: Improving accuracy of coarse grid numerical solution of solid-solid reactions by Taylor series expansion of the reaction term, Mathematical Problems in Engineering, vol. 2009, Article ID 696253, 2009.doi:10.1155/2009/696253.
  • Hassanzadeh, H., Abedi, J., and Pooladi-Darvish, M.: A comparative study of flux-limiting methods for numerical simulation of gas-solid reactions with Arrhenius type reaction kinetics, Computers and Chemical Engineering Journal, 2009, 33,133-143.
  • Hassanzadeh, H.,Pooladi-Darvish, M., Elsharkawy, A.M., Keith, D.W, and Leonenko, Y.: Predicting PVT data for CO2-brine mixtures for black-oil simulation of CO2 geological storage, International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, 2008,2(1) 65 -77.
  • Hassanzadeh, H.,Pooladi-Darvish, M., and Keith, D.: Scaling behavior of convective mixing, with application to CO2 geological storage. 2007, AIChE Journal, 53(5),1121-1131.
  • Hassanzadeh, H., and Pooladi-Darvish, M.: Comparison of different numerical Laplace inversion methods for engineering applications, Journal of Applied Mathematics and Computation, 2007, 189 (2007) 1966-1981.
  • Hassanzadeh, H.,Pooladi-Darvish, M., and Keith, D.: Stability of a fluid in a horizontal saturated porous layer: effect of non-linear concentration profile, initial and boundary conditions, Transport in Porous Media, 2006, 65(2)193-211.
  • Hassanzadeh, H., and Pooladi-Darvish, M.: Effects of fracture boundary conditions on matrix-fracture transfer shape factor, Transport in Porous Media, 2006, 64(1), 51-71.
Certifications: 
B.Sc. (Petroleum University of Technology, Ahwaz, Iran) 1994
M.Sc. (University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran) 1997
Ph.D. (University of Calgary) 2006