C&PE Department

Professor Reza Barati, PhD

Associate Professor
Primary office:
785-864-1232
Learned Hall


Summary

Reza Barati Ghahfarokhi is an Associate Professor of Petroleum Engineering at the University of Kansas (KU). He earned his PhD in Chemical and Petroleum Engineering at KU in 2010 and worked for the Enhanced Oil Recovery Institute (EORI) in Wyoming before joining KU as a faculty in 2012. In addition to his academic career, Barati has extensively worked on several industry and state-funded projects as a consultant.  He has also worked as a visiting researcher with Schlumberger, Halliburton, and Kinder Morgan for nearly two years. Barati has authored or co-authored more than 40 technical papers. He has received several SPE awards including the 2012 Petroleum Engineering Junior Faculty Research Initiation Award, the 2015 SPE Faculty Innovative Teaching Award, and the 2017 SPE Reservoir Evaluation & Engineering Technical Editor Award for outstanding service. His research areas of interest include: EOR for shale oil, characterization of tight oil and gas reservoirs, hydraulic/acid fracturing, CO2 EOR-mobility control, enhanced water-flooding through modification of injection-brine, and waterless/foam fracturing.

Education

Ph.D., Petroleum Engineering, 2010
The University of Kansas
Lawrence, Kansas 66045, USA

M.S., Petroleum Engineering, 2005
The University of Kansas
Lawrence, Kansas 66045, USA

B.S., Petroleum Engineering, 2002
The University of Petroleum Technology
Ahwaz, Iran

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

 

Spring 2017

C&PE 804: Petroleum Management Seminar

 

Summer 2017

C&PE 327: Reservoir Engineering I
 

Fall 2017

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

 

Spring 2018

C&PE 804: Petroleum Management Seminar
CPE 715/CE895 Produced Water Management

Research

  • EOR for shale oil reservoirs: gas huff-n-puff and wettability alteration
  • Characterization and simulation of tight oil and gas reservoirs
  • Hydraulic fracturing and acidizing of unconventional reservoirs
  • Oilfield nanoparticles
  • CO2 EOR-Mobility and conformance control
  • Enhanced water-flooding through modifications of injection-brine
  • Waterless/Foam Fracturing

Selected Publications

Book Chapters

Barati, R. and Aghababa, H., "Hydraulic Fracturing Fluids and Production," Exploration and Production of Petroleum and Natural Gas, MNL7320140029, M. Riazi, Ed., ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2016, pp. 351-372,  https://doi.org/10.1520/MNL7320140029 (Invited).

Reza Barati and Charles Chempakathinal Bose (2017). Improvement of Hydraulic Fracture Conductivity Using Nanoparticles, Advances in Natural Gas Emerging Technologies, (Ed.), InTech, DOI:10.5772/67022

 

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Selected Awards & Honors

2017 ACS ENVR Certificate of Merit for ouststanding presentation at the 254th National Meeting

2017 SPE Reservoir Evaluation & Engineering Technical Editor Award for outstanding service

2016-2017 Oenbring Award for Excelence in Teaching Petroleum Engineering
The University of Kansas

2017 KU Men of Merit Award
The University of Kansas

2015 SPE Faculty Innovative Teaching Award
Society of Petroleum Engineers

2015 Miller Scholar Award
The University of Kansas

2014-2015 Oenbring Award for Excelence in Teaching Petroleum Engineering
The University of Kansas

2014 Miller Scholar Award
The University of Kansas

2012 Petroleum Engineering Junior Faculty Research Initiation Award (October 2012).
Society of Petroleum Engineers

2nd place in the Ph.D. Division of the Mid-Continent/Rocky Mountain/Eastern Regional Student Paper Contest (April 2011)

Society of Petroleum Engineers

Frank Bowdish Ph.D. Research Award for outstanding research in Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, University of Kansas (May 2011)

The University of Kansas

Outstanding graduate teaching assistant in Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, University of Kansas (May 2006)                    

The University of Kansas

Professional Experience and Positions

Associate Professor (August 2018-Present)
Chemical and Petroleum Engineering
University of Kansas
Lawrence KS 66045 USA


Assistant Professor (August 2012-July 2018)
Chemical and Petroleum Engineering
University of Kansas
Lawrence KS 66045 USA

Visiting Research Scholar (May 2014- August 2014)
Kinder Morgan
Houston, TX, USA

Assistant Research Scientist (January 2011--July 2012)
Enhanced Oil Recovery Institute
University of Wyoming
Laramie, WY 82071 USA

Research and Development Internship (June 2008--August 2008)
Landmark Halliburton
Houston, TX 77042 USA

R&D Visiting Scholar (January 2007--August 2007)
Schlumberger
Sugarland, TX 77478 USA

R&D Visiting Scholar (May 2006--August 2006)
Schlumberger
Sugarland, TX 77478 USA

Graduate Research Assistant (August 2003--December 2010)
University of Kansas
Lawrence, KS 66045 USA

Completion Engineer (September 2002-June 2003)
NIOC, Ahwaz, Iran

Research Assistant (May 2001--August 2002)
Petroleum University of Technology
Ahwaz, Iran

Internship (Fall 2001)
National Iranian Oil Company
Ahwaz, Iran


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