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Academic Biography

Dr. Gomari completed his MSc in Petroleum Engineering in 2003 from NTNU, Norway followed by his Ph.D. at the University of Stavanger in 2006. He has gained 12 years of industrial experience with the National Iranian Oil Company, and Statoil ASA ( Equinor ) before joining Teesside University as Senior Lecturer. From the time he has joined academia, he established his core analysis lab where it has been used by several PhD, and MSc students to complete their research on advanced oil recovery and porous media subjects. He has been as director of the study for several PhD students, published several high impact factor journal papers, and has acted as an assessor for several PhD and MSc theses. He has awarded a fund from the Royal Academy of Engineering (RAE) in 2016  to collaborate with Brazilian institutes on the subject of novel techniques on wettability quantification of challenging oil and gas reservoirs. His concern about environmental protection in oil and gas industry led him to propose several projects on wastewater treatments and management, CO2 capture and reuse as well as application of biomaterials. Currently, he is a chartered engineer of Energy Institute, Editor in Chief for Oil, Gas and Petrochemical Science, member of SPE and EAGE associations, and course leader for MSc Petroleum Engineering at Teesside University

Summary of Research Interests

Dr Gomari main research interests are:

  • Hydraulic Fracturing. Risk evaluation of hydraulic fracturing.
  • Shale Gas /Tight Sand
  • Advanced EOR methods ( Smart water injection , Low salinity water injection , CO2 injection)
  • Fluid Flow in Porous media
  • Desalination , New methods in desalination
  • Reservoir Rock/Fluid Interaction
  • Polymer and Biopolymer application in oil and gas wells
  • Oil and Gas Reservoir Modelling
  • Rock Surface Characterization
  • Carbonate rock /chalk reservoirs
  • Wettability alteration
  • Carbon Capture , Storage, and Utilisation
  • H2 Production with integrated CO2 capture
  • H2 storage ( geological )
  • Geothermal
  • Nanotechnology application in oil and gas industry
  • Electromagnetic EOR / Wetting concept

PhD and Research Opportunities

Graduated PhD students:

1) Dr Hadi Parvizi (2014-2018)

Project title: Hydraulic fracturing modelling and process optimisation in tight gas reservoirs

2) Dr Saifaddeen Sallam (2012-2018)

Project title: Predictive Production Modelling for Increasing Productivity of Oil Wells

3) Dr Kingsley Godwin Uranta (2015-2019)

Project title: Integration techniques for effective control of water in oil and gas wells

4) Dr Pranav Thoutam (2016-2021)

Project title: Developing a hybrid desalination plant with Hydrate Based Desalination (HBD) and Multi Stage Flash (MSF)

Current PhD students:

1) Benedicta Bilotu

Project title: The optimization and development of gas condensate field

2) Kamal Elyasi

Project title: New Insights into Polymer Flooding for Optimising the Microscopic and Marcroscopic Displacement Efficiency in Porous Media

3) Farida Amrouche

Project title: Innovative Technique to Alter and Control Wettability of Hydrocarbon Reservoir to Favourable Wettability Using Electrical Power (WALEP)

4) Mohammad Sadegh Mirzakhani

Project title : Designing a novel framework for high-risk project valuation

5) Mardin Omer Abdalqadir Abdalqadir

Project title: Enhancing CO2 sequestration through combining clay minerals and construction by-products

6) Saeed Harati 

Project Title: Geochemical reactivity of hydrogen in depleted sandstone gas reservoirs for geological storage

7) Parvin Ahmadi 

Project Title: Introducing energy-conscious water desalination methods in Doha

Enterprise Interest and Activities

Over 12 years of professional experience in the oil and gas industry.

  • Characterization of Fractured Carbonate reservoirs
  • Chalk reservoir (Application of Water Injection, Water weakening, Subsidence of Platform due to water injection, SCAL on chalk and its challenges)
  • Fluid flow in porous media
  • Digital Core Anlaysis
  • Expert in designing core analysis
  • Expert in Eclipse /Petrel and reservoir modeling
  • SCAL analysis on Oil and Gas (including conventional and unconventional reservoirs both NCS and internationally, more than 15 fields)
  • Asset evaluation
  • CO2 capture, reservoir screening and geological modelling
  • Hydraulic Fracturing, Performance analysis of fracturing job
  • Economic analysis of high-risk projects
  • Application of eco-friendly EOR methods
  • Desalination, Modelling and lab facilities

At Teesside University we have established an advanced core analysis lab which enabled us to provide service to oil and gas companies. Also, the high-tech facilities at Petroleum labs enabled us to lead several Ph.D. studies.


Research Projects & External Funding

Project title: Introducing a new technique using powder in quantifying wettability in challenging oil reservoirs. 

International Collaboration project funded by Royal Academy of Engineering (London)




Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Stavanger

Award Date: 18 Aug 2006

Master, Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Award Date: 16 Jun 2003

Bachelor, Petroleum University of Technology

Award Date: 2 Dec 1996

External positions

External Examiner , Robert Gordon University

1 Jan 20201 Jan 2025

External Examiner , Coventry University

1 Oct 20191 Oct 2024

Editor in Cheif for Journal of Oil, Gas and Petrochemical Sciences (JOGPS)

1 Oct 2017 → …


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