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Mehdi Mokhtari

  • Petroleum Engineering Department
  • Colorado School of Mines
    Golden, CO 80401
    USA

Education

  • Colorado School of Mines, USA, Petroleum Engineering,Ph.D.(2011-Present)
  • Middle East Technical University, TURKEY, Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering, M.Sc.(2008-2010)
  • Petroleum University of Technology,IRAN, Petroleum Engineering,B.Sc.(2002-2006)

Research

  • Unconventional Resources: Shale Gas, Shale Oil, Oil Shale
  • Mechanical and Acoustic Properties of Rocks, Hydraulic Fracturing, Wellbore Stability, Drilling Fluids and Cement

Publications

  • 1. Mokhtari M., Alqahtani A. A., Tutuncu A.N., 2013, Failure Behavior of Anisotropic Shales, 47th US Rock Mechanics/ Geomechanics Symposium in San Francisco, USA, 23-26 June 2013
  • 2. Alqahtani A. A., Mokhtari, M., Tutuncu A.N. and Sonnenberg S., Effect of Mineralogy and Petrophysical Characteristics on Acoustic and Mechanical Properties of Organic Rich Shale, Unconventional Resources Technology Conference, URTeC: 1619144, Denver, Colorado, August 2013
  • 3. Mokhtari M., Alqahtani A. A., and Tutuncu A.N.,Stress-Dependent Permeability Anisotropy and Wettability of Shale Resources, Unconventional Resources Technology Conference, URTeC: 1555068, Denver, Colorado, August 2013
  • 4. Mokhtari M., Alqahtani A. A., and Tutuncu A.N.,Impacts of Stress, Natural and Induced Fractures on Mechanical Properties of Organic-Rich Shales, Unconventional Resources Technology Conference, URTeC: 1619158, Denver, Colorado, August 2013
  • 5. Ermila M., Eustes A.W., Mokhtari M., Improving Cement Placement in Horizontal Wells of Unconventional Reservoirs Using Magneto-Rheological Fluids, Unconventional Resources Technology Conference, URTeC: 1619212, Denver, Colorado, August 2013
  • 6. Mokhtari, M., Ermila, M., Tutuncu, , 2012, Accurate Bottomhole Pressure for Fracture Gradient Prediction and Drilling Fluid Pressure Program-Part 1, American Rock Mechanics Association, ARMA 12-235
  • 7. Ermila M., Eustes A.W., Mokhtari M., 2012, Using Magneto-Rheological Fluids to Improve Mud Displacement Efficiency in Eccentric Annuli, SPE 160966
  • 8. Mokhtari M, Ermila M., Tutuncu A.N., Karimi M., 2012, Computational Modeling of Drilling Fluids Dynamics in Casing Drilling, SPE 161301
  • 9. Mokhtari M., Tutuncu A.N., 2012, Effect of Time-Dependent Changes in Pore Pressure on Geomechanical and Acoustic Properties of Shale Formations, SEG Annual Meeting
  • 10. Mokhtari, M., 2011, Thixotropic and Rheopectic Modeling of Xanthan/Borate Gel System, American Association of Drilling Engineering, Texas, USA