Professor Reza Barati

School of Engineering - Chemical & Petroleum Engineering
Assistant Professor
Primary office:
785-864-1232
Learned Hall
Room 4146C


The Unconventional Resources Lab

Education

  • PhD Petroleum Engineering - University of Kansas 2010
  • MS Petroleum Engineering - University of Kansas 2006
  • BS Chemical and Petroleum Engineering - Petroleum University of Technology 2001

Research Interests

  • Hydraulic fracturing and acidizing of unconventional reservoirs
  • Characterization and simulation of tight oil and gas reservoirs
  • Oilfield nanoparticles
  • CO2 EOR-Mobility and conformance control
  • Enhanced water-flooding through modifications of injection-brine

Teaching

Spring 2013

C&PE 628: Petroleum Engineering Design

Fall 2013

C&PE 528: Well Logging

Spring 2014

C&PE 628: Petroleum Engineering Design/ Reservoir Characterization and Simulation 

Fall 2014

C&PE 528: Well Logging

Spring 2015

C&PE 628/715: Petroleum Engineering Design/ Reservoir Characterization and Simulation 

Summer 2015

C&PE 771: Advance Reservoir Engineering: Reservoir Simulation
C&PE 327: Reservoir Engineering I

Fall 2015

C&PE 528: Well Logging

Spring 2016

C&PE 628/715: Petroleum Engineering Design/ Reservoir Characterization and Simulation 

Summer 2016

C&PE 771: Advance Reservoir Engineering: Reservoir Simulation
C&PE 327: Reservoir Engineering I

Fall 2016

C&PE 625/715: Unconventional Resources
C&PE 528: Well Logging

Selected Publications

Peer Reviewed

N. Kalyanaraman, J.S. Tsau, and R. Barati, ” Stability Improvement of CO2 Foam for EOR Applications Using Polyelectrolytes and Polyelectrolyte Complex Nanoparticles” In Press, Journal of Applied Polymer Science, September, 2016.

A. Nawik, K. Taylor, and R. Barati, "An Environmentally Friendly Alternative for the Conventional Acids Used in Acid Fracturing of Carbonate Reservoirs" Manuscript accepted (peer-reviewed) to be published in proceedings of ASME 2016 35th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering, OMAE2016, June 19-24, 2016, Busan, South Korea

S. Cudjoe, M. Vinassa, J.H Gomes, and R. Barati  “A Comprehensive Approach to Weet-Spot Mapping for Hydraulic Fracturing and CO2 Huff-n-Puff Injection in Chattanooga Shale Formation” In Press, Journal of Natural Gas Science & Engineering, March 2016.

C. Bose, B. Fairchild, A. Gul, T. jones, and R. Barati, “Application of Nanoproppants for Fracture Conductivity Improvement by Reducing Fluid Loss and Packing of Micro-Fractures” Volume 27, Part 2, November 2015, Pages 424-431, ISSN 1875-5100 , Journal of Natural Gas Science & Engineering, May 2015.

R. Barati “Application of nanoparticles as fluid loss control additives for hydraulic fracturing of tight and ultra-tight hydrocarbon-bearing formations ” Volume 27, Part 3, November 2015, Pages 1321-1327, ISSN 1875-5100 , Journal of Natural Gas Science & Engineering, April 2015.

R. Barati; “Nano-Particles as Fluid Loss Additives for Hydraulic Fracturing of Tight and Ultra-Tight Formations” Manuscript (peer-reviewed) published in proceedings of ASME 2014 33rd International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering, OMAE2014, June 8-13, 2014, San Francisco, CA, USA

R. Barati and J.T. Liang; “A Review of the Polymeric Fracturing Fluid Systems Used for Hydraulic Fracturing of Oil and Gas Wells” Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 131(16), April 2014.

Reza Barati and Chris Ouyang, “Effect of Shear Rate on the Activity of Enzymes Used in Hydraulic Fracture Cleanup of Tight Unconventional Reservoirs”. International Journal of Oil, Gas and Coal Technology, January 2014, vol.7 no.4, pp. 363-374.

Reza Barati, Stephen J. Johnson, C. Stanley McCool, Don W. Green, G. Paul Willhite and Jenn-Tai Liang, "Polyelectrolyte Complex Nanoparticles for Protection and Delayed Release of Enzymes in Alkaline pH and at Elevated Temperature during Hydraulic Fracturing of Oil Wells",Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 126(2):587-92, October 2012.

Reza Barati, Stephen J. Johnson, C. Stanley McCool, Don W. Green, G. Paul Willhite and Jenn-Tai Liang, "Fracturing Fluid Cleanup by Controlled Release of Enzymes from Polyelectrolyte Complex Nanoparticles," Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 121(30):1292-1298, August 2011.

Reza Barati, Richard D. Hutchins, Torsten Friedel, Joseph A. Ayoub, Marie N. Dessinges, Kevin W. England, "Fracture Impact of Yield Stress and Fracture-Face Damage on Production with a Three Phase 2D ModelSPE Production and Operations Journal, 24(2): 336-345, May 2009.
 

Other Publications

Barati, R.., Pennell, S., Matson, M., & Linroth, M. (2016, April 11). Overview of CO2 Injection and WAG Sensitivity in SACROC. Society of Petroleum Engineers. doi:10.2118/179569-MS

Vinassa, M., Cudjoe, S. E., Gomes, J. H. B., & Ghahfarokhi, R. B. (2015, October 20). A Comprehensive Approach to Sweet-Spot Mapping for Hydraulic Fracturing and CO2 Huff-n-Puff Injection in Chattanooga Shale Formation. Society of Petroleum Engineers. doi:10.2118/175952-MS

N. Kalyanaraman, J.S. Tsau, and R. Barati, ” Stability Improvement of CO2 Foam for EOR Applications Using Polyelectrolytes and Polyelectrolyte Complex Nanoparticles” SPE paper prepared for the SPE  Asia Pacific Enhanced Oil Recovery Conference to be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 11 – 13 August, 2015.

C. Bose, A. Gul, B. Fairchild, T. Jones, and R. Barati” Nano-Proppants for Fracture Conductivity Improvement and Fluid Loss Reduction” Presented at the SPE Western Regional Meeting, Garden Grove, California, USA, 27–30 April 2015.

Charles C Bose, SPE, Bader Alshatti AIR, SPE, Aadish Gupta, SPE, Levi Swartz, SPE, Reza Barati” Dual Application of Polyelectrolyte Complex Nanoparticles as Enzyme Breaker Carriers and Fluid Loss Additives for Fracturing Fluids” SPE 171571-MS, presented at the Unconventional Resources Conference, Calgary, Canada, September 30-31, 2014.

Fred Markey, Tyler Betz, Jarand Gauteplass, Kyle Taylor, Daniel Ackwith, and Reza Barati "Examining Innovative Techniques for Matrix Acidizing in Tight Carbonate Formations to Minimize Damage to Equipment and Environment” UTReC: 1935101, presented at the Unconventional Resources Technology Conference, Denver, Colorado, August 25-27, 2014.

R. Barati, K. Taylor, D. Ackwith and T. Betz, "A New Environmentally- and Equipment-Friendly Blend for Matrix Acidizing and Acid Fracturing of Limestone Formations" AAPG Mid-continent Section Bi-Annual Meeting. "New Technologies in the Mid-Continent" October 12-15, 2013 / Wichita, Kansas.

R. Barati and C. Ouyang, "Effect of Shear Rate on the Activity of Enzymes Used in Hydraulic Fracture Cleanup of Tight Unconventional Reservoirs", SPE 164541. Presented at the Unconventional Resources Conference-USA, Woodlands, Texas, USA, April 10-12, 2013. 

R. Barati, "Minnelusa Core Analysis and Evaluation Project" Presented at the EOR Commission and Technical Advisory Board Meeting, July 26th 2012, Laramie,WY.

R. Barati, "Minnelusa Core Analysis and Evaluation Project" Presented at the EOR Commission and Technical Advisory Board Meeting, January 31st 2012, Denver, CO.

S. J. Johnson, R. Barati, S. McCool, D. W. Green, G. P. Willhite, J. Liang, "Polyelectrolyte complex nanoparticles to entrap enzymes for hydraulic fracturing fluid cleanup," Symposium on Nanotechnology in the Oil and Geothermal Industry, American Chemical Society, Fall 2011 National Meeting & Exposition, August 28--September 1, 2011, Denver, CO.

R. Barati, "Minnelusa Consortium; EORI Collaboration in Solving the Challenges of Minnelusa Formation" Presented at the EOR Commission and Technical Advisory Board Meeting, July 19 2011, Laramie WY

R. Barati, R.D. Hutchins, T. Friedel, J.A. Ayoub, M. Dessinges, K.W. England, "Impact of Yield Stress and Fracture Face Damage on Production Using a Three-Phase, 2D Model" Paper SPE 111457 presented at the SPE International Symposium and Exhibition on Formation Damage Control held in Lafayette, Louisiana, U.S.A., 13-15 February 2008.

R.D. Hutchins and R. Barati, "Parametric Study of Factors Influencing Dynamic Fluid Loss Using a Novel Fluid Loss Additive" Schlumberger Report DL 11371, June 24, 2008.

R. Barati, R.D. Hutchins, "Parametric Study of the Fracture Clean-up Process in Tight Gas Reservoirs Using Numerical Simulation Techniques" Schlumberger Report May 2007.

R. Barati, D.W. Green, J.T. Liang, "Simulation of Gelled Polymer Treatments in The Arbuckle Formation" Paper SPE 100067 presented at the 2006 Annual IOR Conference, Tulsa, OK, April 24-27.

J. Moghadasi, M.Jamialahmadi, H., Muller-Steinhagen, A.Sharif, M.R. Izadpanah, R.Barati, "Formation Damage in Iranian Oil Fields" International Symposium and Exhibition on Formation Damage Control, 20-21 February 2002, Lafayette, Louisiana

J. Moghadasi, M.Jamialahmadi, H., Muller-Steinhagen, A.Sharif, M.R. Izadpanah, R.Barati, "A New Model to Describe Particle Movement and Deposition in Porous Media" Presented at the 5th International Chemical Engineering Conference Isfahan, Iran April 28-30, 2001.

J. Moghadasi, M. Jamialahmadi, H. Muller-Steinhagen, A. Sharif, M.R. Izadpanah,E. Motai and R. Barati, "Reduction of Permeability during Water Injection in Oil Reservoir," 5th International Chemical Engineering Congress, Isfahan, Iran, April 28-30, 2001.

 

Selected Presentations

Barati, R., Pennell, S., Matson, M. & Linroth, M. (04/09/2016 - 04/13/2016). Overview of CO2 Injection and WAG Sensitivity in SACROC. SPE Improved Oil Recovery Symposium. Tulsa, OK, USA

Vinassa, M., Cudjoe, S., Gomes, J. & Barati, R. (10/20/2015 - 10/22/2015). A Comprehensive Approach to Sweetspot Mapping for Hydraulic Fracturing and CO2 Huff-n-Puff Injection in Chattanooga Shale Formation. SPE Unconventional Resources Conference. Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Kalyanaraman, N., Arnold, C., Tsau, J. & Barati, R. (08/11/2015 - 08/13/2015). Stability Improvement of CO2 Foam for EOR Applications Using Polyelectrolytes and Polyelectrolyte Complex Nanoparticles. SPE Asia Pacific Enhanced Oil Recovery Conference . Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Available Here

Bose, C., Fairchild, B., Gul, A., Jones, T. & Barati, R. (04/27/2015 - 04/30/2015). Nano-Proppants for Fracture Conductivity Improvement and Fluid Loss Reduction. SPE Western Regional Meeting. Garden Grove, California, USA. Available Here

 

 


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