Alireza Jafari

PhD (2010)

Currently with Alberta Innovates Technology

Research topic: Characterization of Fracture Networks and Their Effective Permeability

Thesis

Alireza's research focuses on fractured reservoirs characterization. In particular he works on generating fracture networks and determining the relationship between the network parameters and fluid flow characteristics. In his current project, he relates the fracture network permeability to the network parameters. He uses fractal techniques and the percolation theory to quantify the network properties. His ultimate goal is to generate fracture network and corresponding permeability map if enough amount of well and field data is provided. 

 

A fracture network generated using FRACA Software package. 

 

Publications:

  1. Jafari, A.R. and Babadagli, T.: “A Sensitivity Analysis for Effective Parameters on 2-D Fracture Network Permeability,” SPE Res. Eval. and Eng., vol. 12, no. 3, June 2009, 455-469.

  2. Jafari, A. and Babadagli, T.: “Effective Fracture Network Permeability of Geothermal Reservoirs,” Geothermics, vol. 40, 25-38, 2011.

  3. Jafari, A.R. and Babadagli, T.: “Generating 3-D Permeability Map of Fracture Networks Using Well, Outcrop, and Pressure Transient Data,” SPE Res. Eval. and Eng, vol. 14, no. 2, April 2011, 215-224.

  4. Jafari, A. and Babadagli, T.: “Equivalent Fracture Network Permeability of Multi-Layer-Complex Naturally Fractured Reservoirs,” Tran. in Porous Media, vol. 91(1), 2012, 339-362.

  5. Jafari, A. and Babadagli, T.: “Estimation of Equivalent Fracture Network Permeability Using Fractal and Statistical Network Properties,” J. Petr. Sci. and Eng., vol. 92-93, 110-123, 2012.

  6. Jafari, A. and Babadagli, T.: “Relationship between Percolation-Fractal Properties and Fracture Network Permeability of 2-D Fracture Networks,” Int. J. of Rock Mech. and Min. Sci., vol. 60, 353-362, 2013.

  7. Rangriz-Shokri, A., Babadagli, T. and Jafari, A.: “A Critical Analysis of the Relationship between Statistical and Fractal Fracture Network Characteristics and Effective Fracture Network Permeability,” accepted for publication in SPE Res. Eval. and Eng., 2016.

  8. Jafari, A.R. and Babadagli, T.: “A Sensitivity Analysis for Effective Parameters on Fracture Network Permeability,” SPE 113618, 2008 SPE/AAPG Western Regional Meeting, Bakersfield, CA, 31 March-2 April.

  9. Jafari, A.R. and Babadagli, T.: “Generating 3-D Permeability Map of Fracture Networks Using Well, Outcrop, and Pressure Transient Data,” SPE 124077, 2009 SPE/EAGE Reservoir Char. and Sim. Conf., Abu Dhabi, UAE, 19-21 Oct.

  10. Jafari, A.R. and Babadagli, T.: “Practical Estimation of Equivalent Fracture Network Permeability of Geothermal Reservoirs,” Paper no: 2269, 2010 World Geothermal Congress, Bali, Indonesia, 20-25 April.

  11. Jafari, A. and Babadagli, T.: “Calculating Equivalent Fracture Network Permeability of Multi-Layer-Complex Naturally Fractured Reservoirs,” SPE 132431, 2010 SPE Western North America Regional Meeting, Anaheim, CA, 26-30 May.

  12. Jafari, A.R. and Babadagli, T.: “Prediction of Equivalent Fracture Network Permeability using Multivariable Regression Analysis and Artificial Neural Networks,” 2009 IAMG Conf., Stanford, CA, 23-29 August.

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