NSERC Industrial Research Chair in Solvent Enhanced Recovery Processes
By improved understanding of the fundamentals of how solvents interact with heavy oil and affect its recovery, Dr. Abedi is enabling better prediction of in situ extraction process performance. His work is developing new solvent-assisted recovery methods that will use less energy and less water to extract the oil we need.
Dr. Jalal Abedi joined Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering of the Schulich School of Engineering at the University of Calgary in 2004. Dr. Abedi has also served as a petroleum consultant in the North America and the Middle East. He is the principle investigator of SHARP (solvent/heat assisted recovery processes) Research Consortium at the University of Calgary. He has authored or co-authored more than 120 papers and has received the prestigious recognitions from academia and industry through various awards. In 2013, he was nominated by his peers and selected as a Distinguished Lecturer for the SPE Distinguished Lecturer Program (2014-15). As a result, Dr. Abedi is sharing his knowledge on the next generation of energy efficient, low-water usage, heavy oil recovery methods with SPE members through visits to local sections.
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Dr. Abedi works on issues relating to energy and environment. His areas of expertise are phase behaviour of heavy oils/solvents, biomass/waste gasification and pyrolysis, and biofuel production. He is currently conducting research studies on solvent solubility in bitumen and phase behaviours and biomass pyrolysis to produce bio-oil and hydrogen. His research work involves the use of high performance computing and modelling.
Nourozieh, H., Kariznovi, M., Abedi, J. Measurement and modeling of solubility and saturated liquid density and viscosity for methane/Athabasca bitumen mixtures, SPE Journal, Vol. 21, No 1, 2016
Bayestehparvin, B., Abedi, J., Correlative scheme for predicting carbon dioxide solubility in fractioned bitumen, Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering, Vol. 94, No 6, 1148-1157, 2016
Ma, M., Chen, S., Abedi, J., Binary interaction coefficients of asymmetric CH4, C2H6, and CO2 with high n-alkanes for the simplified PC-SAFT correlation and prediction, Fluid Phase Equilibria, 405, 114-123, 2015
Zirrahi, M., Azinfar, B., Hassanzadeh, H., Abedi, J., Measuring and Modeling the Solubility and Density for CO2-Toluene and C2H6-Toluene Systems, Journal of Chemical and Engineering Data, 60, 6, 1592–1599, 2015
Dr. Abedi has taught various courses in different educational institutions. He has taught courses in the undergraduate and graduate levels at the University of Calgary.
PhD, University of Toronto
MASc, University of Toronto
BSc, Abadan Institute of Technology
Currently, Dr. Abedi has no new openings. Please visit SHARP for more information.