Sina Rezaei Gomari

Sina Rezaei Gomari


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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

1) Carbon Capture and Storage 

2) Hydrogen production, transportation, and storage 

3) Enhanced Geothermal System 

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

Sina has extensive international collaborations specifically with partners from Brazil, Qatar, and Saudi Arabia,

Sina has received support from the following funders:

Innovate UK - Industrial Collaboration, £7.6M, 2022-2024

Qatar Foundation, £450 K, 2023-2026

IDTC -Innovate UK - working on an industrial project with M-Connected ltd., £20.5 K, 2023 

UTEL project working with business - Scott Bros ltd, £15 K- 2022-2025.

Ministry of Education, Saudi Arabia, £5 K, 2021-2022

Seedcorn project award -Teesside University - £10 K, 2022 

Newton Research International Collaboration Programme awarded by the Royal Academy of Engineering-UK, £8 K-2016  

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Wettability Alteration of Rock Surfaces Induced by Dissolved Acidic Species in Hydrocarbon, University of Stavanger

Award Date: 18 Aug 2006

Master, CO2-HC gas mixture injection into north sea oil fields , Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Award Date: 16 Jun 2003

Bachelor, Impact of NOx and SOx on Refinery's main reactions , 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

Guest Editor for MDPI

1 Sep 2019 → …


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