Mohammad Nooraiepour

Postdoctoral Fellow - Section of Geology and Geophysics
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Postal address Postboks 1047 Blindern 0316 Oslo

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Academic interests

  • Fluid flow and reactive transport in porous media
  • CO2-brine-rock interactions (hydro-mechanical-chemical)
  • Nucleation, precipitation and crystal growth
  • Petrophysics, rock physics and geomechanics

Current projects

2020-2024: Co-PI and project contact point at UiO for "Solid and Salt Precipitation Kinetics during CO2 Injection into Reservoir" project (SaltPreCO2), funded by EEA and Norway Grants via Grieg Program (Polish National Science Centre & Research Council of Norway)

Positions held

2020-present: Postdoctoral researcher

Other scientific activities

I am the current elected Chair of the Students Affairs Committee (SAC) of the International Society of Porous Media (InterPore). I serve as the youngest member of the InterPore Council and one of the InterPore Young Academy co-chairs. I also teamed up with a group of young porous media researchers from different leading institutions worldwide to create and organize the Porous Media Tea Time Talks (PMTTT) initiative for PhDs and early career researchers.

Past project involvements

2019-2020: Well fossilization for plugging and abandonment (WellFoss), Research Council of Norway (Petromaks 2)

2016-2018: Protection of caprock integrity for large-scale CO2 storage (Protect Project ), Research Council of Norway (CLIMIT) and industry partners

2015-2016: Shale rock properties and sealing capacity in the SW Barents Sea area (SealCap Project), Eni Norge (Vår Energi)

2015-2018: FME SUCCESS Centre (Subsurface CO2 storage: critical elements and superior strategies)

Teaching

Contribution to teaching in the following courses:

2016-2019: GEO4/9250: Reservoir Geology

2016-2018: GEO4/9260: Reservoir Geophysics

Background

2019-2020: Researcher
Department of Geosciences, University of Oslo

2015-2018: Ph.D. in Geosciences
FME SUCCESS Centre (Subsurface CO2 storage: critical elements and superior strategies), Department of Geosciences, University of Oslo
Dissertation: Rock Properties and Sealing Efficiency in Fine-grained Siliciclastic Caprocks — Implications for CCS and Petroleum Industry

2012-2014: M.Sc. in Petroleum Engineering
Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas, Moscow, Russia
Thesis: The use of effective porosity for enhanced characterization in geological models with an application for carbonate reservoirs

2010-2011: M.Sc. in Petroleum Engineering
Amirkabir University of Technology (Tehran Polytechnic), Tehran, Iran

2006-2010: B.Sc. in Petroleum Engineering
Petroleum University of Technology, Abadan, Iran
Thesis: Study the uncertainty associated with relative permeability using Genetic Algorithm

Tags: CO2 storage, Rock physics, Petroleum geology, Gas-fluid-rock interactions, Geochemistry

Publications

  • Nooraiepour, Mohammad; Fazeli, Hossein; Masoudi, Mohammad & Hellevang, Helge (2021). Effect of Mineral Heterogeneity on Fracture Dissolution in Carbonate-Rich Caprocks During Subsurface Co2 Injection. In SPE, , (Eds.), SPE Europec featured at 82nd EAGE conference and exhibition, October 18-21, 2021, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Society of Petroleum Engineers. ISSN 9781613997918. doi: 10.3997/2214-4609.202011174.
  • Sharifi, Javad; Nooraiepour, Mohammad & Mondol, Md Nazmul Haque (2021). Application of the Analysis of Variance for Converting Dynamic to Static Young’s Modulus. In SPE, , (Eds.), SPE Europec featured at 82nd EAGE conference and exhibition, October 18-21, 2021, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Society of Petroleum Engineers. ISSN 9781613997918. doi: 10.3997/2214-4609.202012000.
  • Fazeli, Hossein; Nooraiepour, Mohammad; Masoudi, Mohammad & Hellevang, Helge (2021). Effect of Mineral Heterogeneity on Fracture Dissolution in Carbonate-Rich Caprocks During Subsurface Co2 Injection. EAGE extended abstracts. doi: 10.3997/2214-4609.202011174.
  • Nooraiepour, Mohammad; Masoudi, Mohammad; Shokri, Nima & Hellevang, Helge (2021). Probabilistic Nucleation and Crystal Growth in Porous Medium: New Insights from Calcium Carbonate Precipitation on Primary and Secondary Substrates. ACS Omega. ISSN 2470-1343. 6(42), p. 28072–28083. doi: 10.1021/acsomega.1c04147. Full text in Research Archive
  • Nooraiepour, Mohammad; Masoudi, Mohammad & Hellevang, Helge (2021). Probabilistic nucleation governs time, amount, and location of mineral precipitation and geometry evolution in the porous medium. Scientific Reports. ISSN 2045-2322. 11. doi: 10.1038/s41598-021-95237-7. Full text in Research Archive
  • Fazeli, Hossein; Nooraiepour, Mohammad & Hellevang, Helge (2020). Microfluidic Study of Fracture Dissolution in Carbonate-Rich Caprocks Subjected to CO2-Charged Brine. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research. ISSN 0888-5885. 59(1), p. 450–457. doi: 10.1021/acs.iecr.9b06048.
  • Hellevang, Helge; Wolff-Boenisch, Domenik & Nooraiepour, Mohammad (2019). Kinetic control on the distribution of secondary precipitates during CO2-basalt interactions. E3S Web of Conferences. ISSN 2267-1242. 98. doi: 10.1051/e3sconf/20199804006. Full text in Research Archive
  • Naseryan Moghadam, Javad; Nooraiepour, Mohammad; Hellevang, Helge; Mondol, Nazmul Haque & Aagaard, Per (2019). Relative permeability and residual gaseous CO2 saturation in the Jurassic Brentskardhaugen Bed sandstones, Wilhelmøya Subgroup, western central Spitsbergen, Svalbard. Norwegian Journal of Geology. ISSN 2387-5844. 99(2). doi: 10.17850/njg005. Full text in Research Archive
  • Nooraiepour, Mohammad; Mondol, Nazmul Haque & Hellevang, Helge (2019). Permeability and physical properties of semi-compacted fine-grained sediments – A laboratory study to constrain mudstone compaction trends. Marine and Petroleum Geology. ISSN 0264-8172. 102, p. 590–603. doi: 10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2019.01.019. Full text in Research Archive
  • Nooraiepour, Mohammad; Haile, Beyene Girma & Hellevang, Helge (2018). Rock-physics characterization and geomechanical properties of mudstones rich in siliceous ooze: A case study from the primary caprock for Skade Formation, North Sea, SEG Technical Program Extended Abstract 2018. SEGEAB. ISSN 978-5-8670-8577-3. p. 3724–3728. doi: 10.1190/segam2018-2991324.1.
  • Nooraiepour, Mohammad; Fazeli, Hossein; Miri, Rohaldin & Hellevang, Helge (2018). Effect of CO2 phase states and flow rate on salt precipitation in shale caprocks — a microfluidic study. Environmental Science and Technology. ISSN 0013-936X. 52(10), p. 6050–6060. doi: 10.1021/acs.est.8b00251. Full text in Research Archive
  • Nooraiepour, Mohammad; Bohloli, Bahman; Park, Joonsang; Sauvin, Guillaume; Skurtveit, Elin & Mondol, Nazmul Haque (2018). Effect of brine-CO2 fracture flow on velocity and electrical resistivity of naturally fractured tight sandstones. Geophysics. ISSN 0016-8033. 83(1), p. WA37–WA48. doi: 10.1190/GEO2017-0077.1. Full text in Research Archive
  • Nooraiepour, Mohammad; Haile, Beyene Girma & Hellevang, Helge (2017). Compaction and mechanical strength of Middle Miocene mudstones in the Norwegian North Sea - the major seal for the Skade CO2 storage reservoir. International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control. ISSN 1750-5836. 67, p. 49–59. doi: 10.1016/j.ijggc.2017.10.016.
  • Nooraiepour, Mohammad; Mondol, Nazmul Haque; Hellevang, Helge & Bjørlykke, Knut (2017). Experimental mechanical compaction of reconstituted shale and mudstone aggregates: Investigation of petrophysical and acoustic properties of SW Barents Sea cap rock sequences. Marine and Petroleum Geology. ISSN 0264-8172. 80, p. 265–292. doi: 10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2016.12.003.
  • Nooraiepour, Mohammad & Mondol, Nazmul Haque (2016). Petrophysical and acoustic properties of mechanically compacted shales - evaluating two Barents Sea top seal sequences. In .., .. (Eds.), 7th EAGE Saint Petersburg International Conference and Exhibition. European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers (EAGE). ISSN 9781510822498. doi: 10.3997/2214-4609.201601220.

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  • Masoudi, Mohammad; Nooraiepour, Mohammad & Hellevang, Helge (2022). On the effect of probabilistic nucleation on the distribution of mineral precipitates in porous media. EGU General Assembly Conference Abstracts. doi: 10.5194/egusphere-egu22-8398.
  • Masoudi, Mohammad; Nooraiepour, Mohammad; Berntsen, Andreas Nicolas & Hellevang, Helge (2021). How to bridge between different time and length scales using a new probabilistic approach for mineral nucleation and growth.
  • Masoudi, Mohammad; Nooraiepour, Mohammad; Berntsen, Andreas Nicolas & Hellevang, Helge (2021). A new probabilistic nucleation model to predict crystal growth in porous medium.
  • Tjoflot, Gunn Kristin & Nooraiepour, Mohammad (2020). Porous Media Tea Time Talks – A new webinar series. [Internet]. https://www.mn.uio.no/geo/english/research/projects/saltprec.
  • Hellevang, Helge; Nooraiepour, Mohammad; Masoudi, Mohammad & Fazeli, Hossein (2020). Statistical Model for Mineral Nucleation and Growth.
  • Nooraiepour, Mohammad; Fazeli, Hossein; Miri, Rohaldin & Hellevang, Helge (2019). Formation dry-out and salt precipitation in porous and fractured media: Laboratory insights on physics and dynamics of CO2-induced halite accumulations.
  • Hellevang, Helge; Nooraiepour, Mohammad & Fazeli, Hossein (2018). CO2-H2O-basalt interactions – reactive transport experiments and simulations .
  • Nooraiepour, Mohammad; Soldal, Magnus; Park, Joonsang; Mondol, Nazmul Haque; Hellevang, Helge & Bohloli, Bahman (2018). Geophysical Monitoring of Gaseous and Supercritical CO2 Fracture Flow Through a Brine-Saturated Shale Caprock.
  • Nooraiepour, Mohammad; Fazeli, Hossein & Hellevang, Helge (2018). Brine-CO2-Rock Geochemical Interactions: A novel HPHT microfluidic pressure vessel for lab-on-chip investigations.
  • Nooraiepour, Mohammad; Hellevang, Helge & Mondol, Nazmul Haque (2018). From field-scale to pore-scale: Investigation of caprock properties for CO2 sequestration.
  • Nooraiepour, Mohammad; Fazeli, Hossein; Miri, Rohaldin & Hellevang, Helge (2018). Geomaterial microfluidic experiment at reservoir conditions: Insights on salt precipitation in fractured shale caprocks during CO2 injection.
  • Nooraiepour, Mohammad; Fazeli, Hossein & Hellevang, Helge (2017). Effect of CO2 phase state and flow rate on salt formation in shale caprocks – a microfluidics study.
  • Park, Joonsang; Soldal, Magnus; Sauvin, Guillaume; Nooraiepour, Mohammad; Mondol, Nazmul Haque & Bohloli, Bahman (2017). On wave propagation in a CO2/Brine-saturated fractured core.
  • Bohloli, Bahman; Park, Joonsang; Sauvin, Guillaume; Grande, Lars; Soldal, Magnus & Nooraiepour, Mohammad [Show all 8 contributors for this article] (2017). Triaxial testing and geophysical monitoring of reservoir and cap rock samples from UNIS CO2 LAB pilot, Longyearbyen Svalbard, Norway.
  • Nooraiepour, Mohammad & Mondol, Nazmul Haque (2017). Experimental mechanical compaction of reconstituted mudrocks from the SW Barents Sea: implication for exhumation estimation.
  • Nooraiepour, Mohammad (2016). Investigation of top seal integrity for subsurface geological CO2 storage.
  • Nooraiepour, Mohammad (2016). Crucial rock properties for sealing CO2 storage sites.
  • Nooraiepour, Mohammad & Mondol, Nazmul Haque (2016). Petrophysical and Acoustic Properties of Mechanically Compacted Shales - Evaluating Two Barents Sea Top Seal Sequences.
  • Nooraiepour, Mohammad (2018). Rock Properties and Sealing Efficiency in Fine-grained Siliciclastic Caprocks — Implications for CCS and Petroleum Industry. Universitetet i Oslo. ISSN 1501-7710.

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