Shapour Vossoughi

School of Engineering - Chemical & Petroleum Engineering
Professor
Primary office:
785-864-2902
Learned Hall
Room 4132C
University of Kansas
1530 West 15th Street
Lawrence, KS 66045


Summary
 

Education

Ph.D., Chem. Engr., Univ. of Alberta

Grad. Diploma, Engr., McGill Univ.

M.S., Chem. Engr., Univ. of Alberta

B.S., Chem. Engr., Tehran Univ.

Research Interests

  • Enhanced Oil Recovery
  • Thermal Recovery
  • Petroleum Management

Selected Publications

Conde, F. T., & Vossoughi, S. (in press). Protecting the Environment – Case Study: U.S. Fleet and Industrial Supply Center Northside Fuel Depot Jacksonville, FL. Research Journal of Chemistry and Environment.

Fatemi, S. M., Kharrat, R. & Vossoughi, S. (2012). The Operational and Reservoir Parameters Influencing the Performance of Top-Down In Situ Combustion in Fractured Reservoirs: 2D Block-Scale Simulation of Networked Fractures. Petroleum Science and Technology, 30(3), 256-270.

Fatemi, S. M., Kharrat, R. & Vossoughi, S. (2011). Investigation of the Effect of Geometrical Properties of Networked Fractures on the Efficiency of Steam-Assisted Gravity Drainage Process. Petroleum Science and Technology, 29(16), 1625-1636.

Dehghan, A. A., Kharrat, R. Ghazanfari, M. H., & Vossoughi, S. (2011). Quantifying the role of Pore Geometry and Medium Heterogeneity on Heavy Oil Recovery during Solvent/Co-Solvent flooding in Water-Wet Systems. J. of Porous Media, 14(4), 363-373.

Farzaneh, S. A., Ghazanfari, M. H., Kharrat, R. & Vossoughi, S. (2010). An Experimental and Numerical Investigation of Solvent Injection to Heavy Oil in Fractured Five-Spot Micromodels. J. of Petroleum Science and Technology, 28(15), 1567-1585.

Ghazanfari, M. H., Kharrat, R. Rashtchian, D. & Vossoughi, S. (2010). Statistical Model of Dispersion in a 2-D Glass Micromodel. SPE Journal, 15(2), 301-312.

Price, D. Razzaghi, S. Kharrat, R. Rashtchian, D. & Vossoughi, S. (2009). Studies of Iranian Heavy Oils Pertinent to Reservoir Conditions for their Auto-Ignition to Initiate Fire Flooding. Chemical Engineering Communications, 196(5), 643-657.

Ghazanfari, M. H., Rashtchian, D. Kharrat, R. & Vossoughi, S. (2009). Transport Property Estimation of Non-Uniform Porous Media. Iran. J. Chem. Chem. Eng, 28(2), 29-42.

Azin, R. Kharrat, R. Ghotbi, C. & Vossoughi, S. (2008). Effect of Fracture Spacing in VAPEX Performance in Heavy Oil Fractured System. Iran. J. Chem. & Chem. Eng, 27.

Razzaghi, S. Kharrat, R. Vossoughi, S. & Rashtchian, D. (2008). Feasibility Study of Auto Ignition in In-situ Combustion Process. Journal of the Japan Petroleum Institute, 51(5), 287-297.

Razzaghi, S. Kharrat, R. Rashtchian, D. Vossoughi, S. & Sohail, S. (2008). Investigation of Auto Ignition Condition under Different Parameters. IJCCE, 27(2), 93-101.

Azin, R. Kharrat, R. Ghotbi, C. Vossoughi, S. & Rostami, B. (2008). Investigation of the VAPEX Performance in High Pressure Heavy Oil Reservoirs. IJCCE, 25(3).

Azin, R. Kharrat, R. Vossoughi, S. & Ghotbi, C. (2008). Study of the VAPEX Process in Fractured Physical Systems using different Solvent Mixtures. Oil & Gas Science and Technology – Rev. IFP, 63(2), 219-227.

Azin, R. Kharrat, R. Ghotbi, C. Rostami, B. & Vossoughi, S. (2008). Simulation Study of the VAPEX Process in Fractured Heavy Oil System at Reservoir Conditions. J. of Pet. Science and Engineering, 60(1), 51-66.

Ghazanfari, M. H., Rashtchian, D. Kharrat, R. & Vossoughi, S. (2007). Capillary Pressure Estimation of Porous Media Using Statistical Pore Size Function. Chem. Eng. Tech, 30(7), 862-869.

Azin, R. Kharrat, R. Ghotbi, C. & Vossoughi, S. (2007). Improved Heavy Oil Recovery by VAPEX Process in the Presence of Vertical and Horizontal Fractures. J. of the Japan Petroleum Institute, 50(6), 340-348.

Vossoughi, S. (2000). Profile Modification Using In-Situ Gelation Technology - A Review. J. of Pet. Science and Engineering, 26, 199-209.

Vossoughi, S. (1999). Flow of Non-Newtonian Fluids in Porous Media. In D. A. Siginer, R. P. Chhabra, & D. DeKee (Eds.), Advances in the Flow and Rheology of Non-Newtonian Fluids (Vol. 2, pp. 1183-1236). Elsevier Science Publishing Company.

Raje, M. Asghari, K. Vossoughi, S. Green, D. W., & Willhite, G. P. (1999). Gel Systems for Controlling CO2 Mobility in Carbon Dioxide Miscible Flooding. SPE Reservoir Evaluation and Engineering.

Green, D. W., Willhite, G. P., McCool, C. S., Heppert, J. A., Vossoughi, S. & Michnick, M. J. (1998). In Situ Permeability Modification Using Gelled Polymer Systems, Final Report. BDM-Oklahoma, Inc. and U.S. Department of Energy.

Green, D. W., Willhite, G. P., McCool, C. S., Heppert, J. A., & Vossoughi, S. (1997). In Situ Permeability Modification Using Gelled Polymer Systems. Annual Report BDM-Oklahoma, Inc. and U.S. Department of Energy.

Vossoughi, S. Sarapuu, E. & Crowther, R. H. (1996). Demonstration of the Electrically Initiated Heat-Flooding Process in the Peru Sandstone -- A Fluvial-Dominated Deltaic Reservoir. In Oklahoma Geological Survey Circular 98, "Deltaic Reservoirs in the Southern Midcontinent" (pp. 293-295).

Vossoughi, S. & Putz, A. (1994). Application of a Newly Discovered Biopolymer in Enhanced Oil Recovery. Scientia Iranica, International Journal of Science and Technology, 1(3), 249-255.

Kharrat, R. & Vossoughi, S. (1994). Numerical Simulation of Viscoelastic Fluid Flow Past a Cylinder. Scientia Iranica, International Journal of Science and Technology, 1(3), 205-218.

Kharrat, R. Jamialahmadi, M. Darvish, M. P., & Vossoughi, S. (1993). Moving Boundary Heat Conduction in Porous Media Accompanied with Fluid Flow. In J. S. Lee, S. H. Chung, & K. H. Kim (Eds.), Transport Phenomena in Thermal Engineering (Vol. 1, pp. 721-724).

Kharrat, R. Jamialahmadi, M. & Vossoughi, S. (1993). Rheological Properties of the Gel Systems Used in Petroleum Reservoirs. (In Farsi) Iranian Journal of Polymer Science and Technology, 6(2), 96-102.

Kharrat, R. & Vossoughi, S. (1992). Rheological Behavior of the Gel Systems Used in Enhanced Oil Recovery. In P. Moldenaers & R. Keunings (Eds.), Theoretical and Applied Rheology, Volume 1 (pp. 478-480). Elsevier Science Publishers.

Vossoughi, S. & Saim, S. (1992). A Different Approach in Generating Kinetic Models for Crude Oil Combustion: Application to an In-Situ Combustion Process. AOSTRA Journal of Research, 8(3), 131-138.

Audibert, A. & Vossoughi, S. (1991). Thermo-chemical Alteration of Crude Oils. In M. Baviere (Ed.), Chapter 8 of Basic Concepts in Enhanced Oil Recovery Processes (pp. 241-269). Elsevier Science Publishers.

Vossoughi, S. & Buller, C. S. (1991). Permeability Modification by In-Situ Gelation Using a Newly Discovered Biopolymer. SPE Reservoir Engineering, 485-489.

Kharrat, R. & Vossoughi, S. (1990). Simulation of Viscoelastic Fluid Flow Past a Cylinder Using the Method of Lines. In Third European Rheology Conference and Golden Jubilee Meeting of the British Society of Rheology (pp. 268-270). Elsevier Applied Science.

Saim, S. & Vossoughi, S. (1990). A TG/DTG Kinetic Model and its Application in an In-Situ Combustion Reservoir Simulator. Thermochimica Acta, 166, 219-230.

Vossoughi, S. & El-Shoubary, Y. (1990). Kinetics of Liquid Hydrocarbon Combustion Using DSC Technique. Thermochimica Acta, 157, 37-44.

Saim, S. & Vossoughi, S. (1989). In-Situ Combustion Simulation Using TGA/DTG Experimental curves. J. of Petroleum Science and Engineering, 3, 161-172.

Vossoughi, S. & El-Shoubary, Y. (1989). Kinetics of Crude Oil Coke Combustion. SPE Reservoir Engineering, 201-206.

Drici, O. & Vossoughi, S. (1987). Catalytic Effect of Heavy Metal Oxides on Crude Oil Combustion. SPE Reservoir Engineering, 2(4), 591-595.

Vossoughi, S. (1986). TGA/DSC Techniques as Research Tools for the Study of the In-Situ Combustion Process. Thermochimica Acta, 106, 63-69.

Aslam, S. Vossoughi, S. & Willhite, G. P. (1986). Viscometric Measurement of Chromium (III) Polyacrylamide Gels. Chem. Eng. Commun, 48, 287-301.

Willhite, G. P., Green, D. W., Young, T. Thiele, J. L., Michnick, M. J., Vossoughi, S. & Terry, R. E. (1986). Evaluation of Methods of Reducing Permeability in Porous Media by In-Situ Polymer Treatments. Bartlesville, OK.

Vossoughi, S. Bartlett, G. W., & Willhite, G. P. (1985). Prediction of In-Situ Combustion Process Variables by Use of TGA/DSC Techniques and the Effect of Sand-Grain Specific Surface Area on the Process. Soc. Pet. Eng. J, 656-664.

Kharrat, R. & Vossoughi, S. (1985). Feasibility Study of the In-Situ Combustion Process Using TGA/DSC Techniques. J. Pet. Tech, 37(9), 1441- 1445.

Drici, O. & Vossoughi, S. (1985). Study of the Surface Area Effect on Crude Oil Combustion by Thermal Analysis Techniques. J. Pet. Tech, 37(4), 731-735.

Vossoughi, S. & Seyer, F. A. (1984). Prediction of Recovery and Water Saturation Distribution During an Unstable, Immiscible Displacement of Oil from a Porous Medium. Ind. Eng. Chem. Fundam, 23(1), 64-74.

Vossoughi, S. Smith, J. E., Green, D. W., & Willhite, G. P. (1984). A New Method to Simulate the Effects of Viscous Fingering on Miscible Displacement Processes in Porous Media. Soc. Pet. Eng. J, 56-64.

Vossoughi, S. Willhite, G. P., El-Shoubary, Y. & Bartlett, G. W. (1983). Study of Clay Effect on Crude Oil Combustion by Thermogravimetry and Differential Scanning Calorimetry. J. Thermal Anal, 27, 17-36.

Vossoughi, S. Willhite, G. P., Kritikos, W. P., Guvenir, I. M., & El-Shoubary, Y. (1982). Automation of an In-Situ Combustion Tube and Study of the Effect of Clay on the In-Situ Combustion Process. Soc. Pet. Eng. J, 493-502.

Vossoughi, S. (1982). Supplementary In-Situ Combustion Tests on Core Laboratory Samples. Dallas, TX.

Vossoughi, S. (1981). TORP Stream Tube Model for Waterflood Performance Calculations in a Reservoir with Arbitrary Well Pattern and Irregular Boundaries. In Proceedings of the 4th Tertiary Oil Recovery Conference, Wichita, Kansas, March 4-6, 1981, Contribution 6 (pp. 86-104).

Terry, R. E., Michnick, M. J., & Vossoughi, S. (1981). Manual for Tracer Test Design and Evaluation. Contribution 5, Tertiary Oil Recovery Project, University of Kansas.

Vossoughi, S. (1981). In-Situ Combustion Tests on Core Laboratory Samples. Dallas, TX.

Vossoughi, S. & Seyer, F. A. (1977). Pressure Drop and Flow Distribution of a Polymer Solution in a Non-Homogeneous Porous Medium. The Journal of Canadian Petroleum Technology, 16(3), 110-115.

Vossoughi, S. & Seyer, F. A. (1974). Pressure Drop for Flow of Polymer Solution in a Model Porous Medium. Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering, 52, 666-669.

Education

  • BS, Chemical Engineering, Tehran University, Tehran, Iran
  • Grad. Diploma, Chemical Engineering, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
  • MS, Chemical Engineering, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
  • PhD, Chemical Engineering, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada

Research Interests

  • Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR)
  • Rheology of Polymeric solutions and gels
  • Kinetics of crude oil combustion
  • Heavy oil recovery and in situ combustion
  • Oil and gas reservoir simulation

Peer Reviewed Publications

  • Audibert, A. and S. Vossoughi, "Thermo-chemical Alteration of Crude Oils," Chapter 8 of "Basic Concepts in Enhanced Oil Recovery Processes," edited by Marc Baviere, pp 241-269, Elsevier Science Publishers, 1991.
  • Kharrat, R., M. Jamialahmadi, M. P. Darvish, and S. Vossoughi, "Moving Boundary Heat Conduction in Porous Media Accompanied with Fluid Flow," Transport Phenomena in Thermal Engineering, Edited by J. S. Lee, S. H. Chung, and K.H. Kim, Vol. 1, (1993) 721-724.
  • Vossoughi, S., E. Sarapuu, and R.H. Crowther, "Demonstration of the Electrically Initiated Heat-Flooding Process in the Peru Sandstone -- A Fluvial-Dominated Deltaic Reservoir," Oklahoma Geological Survey Circular 98, "Deltaic Reservoirs in the Southern Midcontinent." 293-295.
  • Kharrat, R., and S. Vossoughi, and E. L. Miller "Rheological Behavior of Drilling Fluids in the Presence of Polymers as Additives," presented at the XIIth International Congress on Rheology, August 18-23, 1996, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada.
  • Vossoughi, S. and K. Asghari, "Simulation of Fractured Gas Reservoir - An Overview,"SPE paper 39060 presented at the 5th Latin American and Caribbean Petroleum Engineering Conference & Exhibition, August 30 - September 3, 1997, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
  • Vossoughi, S., "New Advancement in Simulation of the Fractured Gas/Oil Reservoirs,"Invited Keynote Speaker, 3rd National Iranian Chemical Engineering Congress held in Ahwaz, Iran, March 8 - 10, 1998.
  • Vossoughi, S., "Flow of Non-Newtonian Fluids in Porous Media," Chapter for the book, "Advances in the Flow and Rheology of Non-Newtonian Fluids," Editors: D.A. Siginer, R.P. Chhabra, and D. DeKee, Vol. 2, pp 1183-1236, Elsevier Science Publishing Company, 1999.
  • Raje, M., K. Asghari, S. Vossoughi, D.W. Green, G.P. Willhite, "Gel Systems for Controlling CO2 Mobility in Carbon Dioxide Miscible Flooding," SPE Reservoir Evaluation and Engineering (April 1999)

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