Petroleum Systems Faculty

Saman Azadbakht

Ph.D.
Lecturer, Petroleum Systems Engineering

Office: PT 201.12
E-mail: saman.azadbakht@uregina.ca
Phone: 306-585-4438
Fax: 306-585-4855

Research interests

  • Experimental and numerical modeling of fines migration and sand production
  • Caprock integrity assessment for CO2 storage and SAGD applications
  • Long term wellbore integrity analysis in EOR and hydraulic fracturing operations
  • Optimization of slotted liner completions in SAGD wells
  • Cutting transport and hole cleaning in horizontal and extended-reach wells
  • Environmentally-friendly drilling and completion fluids

Yonghong Bi

Ph.D., P.Eng.
Lab Instructor, Petroleum System Engineering

Office: 6R 201.4
E-mail: yonghong.bi@uregina.ca
Phone: 306-337-2275
Fax: 306-585-4855

Yongan (Peter) Gu

Ph.D., P.Eng.
Professor, Petroleum Systems Engineering

Office: 6R 201.2
E-mail: peter.gu@uregina.ca
Phone: 306-585-4630
Fax: 306-585-4855
Website: http://uregina.ca/~gupeter2

Research interests
Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) and Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS), Vapour Extraction (VAPEX) and Joint Implementation of Vapour Extraction (JIVE), Post-cold Heavy Oil Production (CHOP) and Chemical EOR, Reservoir Characterization; Carbon Dioxide (CO2) EOR Monitoring and Modeling, Solvent-based EOR and In-situ Enhanced Heavy Oil Recovery (EHOR), Asphaltene Precipitation, Flocculation, and Deposition during Solvent-based EOR

Na (Jenna) Jia

Ph.D. P. Eng.
Assistant Professor, Petroleum Systems Engineering

Office: 6R 201.11
E-mail: Na.Jia@uregina.ca
Phone: 306-337-3287
Fax: 306-585-4855
Website: http://uregina.ca

Research interests

Phase Behavior, Reservoir Fluid Characterization, Thermal Recovery, Miscible Displacement, Chemical Flooding, Asphaltene, Wax and Hydrate Precipitation and Deposition, Heavy Oil and Multiphase Equilibrium Testing, Fluid Flow in Porous Media, Equation of State (EOS), Carbon Dioxide Sequestration, In-situ Combustion, Kinetic Models Development, Reservoir Simulation, Mass and Heat Transfer.

Ezeddin Shirif

Ph.D., P.Eng.
Professor, Petroleum Systems Engineering

Office: 6R 201.3
E-mail: ezeddin.shirif@uregina.ca
Phone: 306-585-4810
Fax: 306-585-4855

Research interests
Methods for the evaluation and prediction of hydrocarbon reservoir performance; Reservoir description and reservoir management; Development and application of methods of analysis and interpretation of well tests and production data; Theoretical/mathematical modeling studies of multiphase flow in porous media; Evaluation and prediction of performance for oil and gas wells; Characterization of conventional/unconventional oil and gas; Petroleum reservoir engineering

Fanhua (Bill) Zeng

Ph.D., P. Eng.
Program Chair, Associate Professor, Petroleum Systems Engineering

Office: PT 202.3
E-mail: fanhua.zeng@uregina.ca
Phone: 306-337-2526
Fax: 306-585-4855

Research interests
Research interests
Heavy oil EOR, Tight oil/gas reservoir development, High performance reservoir simulation, Transient pressure analysis and reservoir characterization, Non-Darcy flow in porous media, Unconventional gas reservoir development, CO2 EOR & geo-sequestration

Daoyong (Tony) Yang

Ph.D., P.Eng.
Professor, Petroleum Systems Engineering

Office: 6R 201.13
E-mail: tony.yang@uregina.ca
Phone: 306-337-2660
Fax: 306-585-4855

Research interests
Reservoir description and dynamics, assisted history matching, formation evaluation, phase behaviour, heat and mass transfer, production optimization, CO2 EOR and storage, pressure transient analysis, reservoir nanoagents, jet dynamics, artificial lift methods, interfacial interactions in EOR processes, heavy oil recovery, unconventional resources exploitation, and oilfield wastewater treatment.

Farshid Torabi

Ph.D., P.Eng.
Petroleum Systems Engineering; Professor, Petroleum Systems Engineering

Office: PT 201.11
E-mail: farshid.torabi@uregina.ca
Phone: 306-585-5667
Fax: 306-585-4855

Research interests
Miscible and Immiscible Processes in Fractured Reservoirs, Diffusion/Dispersion and Convection Mechanisms, Enhanced Oil Recovery and Geological Sequestration of Greenhouse Gases, Production Optimization, Formation Damage and Permeability Improvement, Improved Oil Recovery from Heavy Oil Reservoirs, Interfacial Phenomena, Capillary Pressure and 3-Phase Relative Permeability, Fluid Flow in Porous Media, Reservoir Simulation, Well Testing, Drilling and Well Completion, Fluids Transportation

Gary G. Zhao

Ph.D., P.Eng.
Professor, Petroleum Systems Engineering

Office: 6R 201.5
E-mail: gang.zhao@uregina.ca
Phone: 306-585-4736
Fax: 306-585-4855

Research interests
Well Testing for 2D/3D Heterogeneous Reservoirs, Naturally Fractured Reservoir Characterization, Parallel Computing for Reservoir Simulation, Tight Oil and Gas Reservoir Multistage Fracturing Optimization, CHOP Technology Studies and Wormhole Evaluation, Well (Horizontal and Lateral) Performance Analysis, Multiphase Fluid Flow in Heterogeneous Porous Media, EOR and CO2 Geo-Storage and Leakage Monitoring