School of Chemical Engineering


I am a Petroleum Engineer with a background in Production Engineering, Geo-data acquisition and well engineering currently registered as Professional Engineer in Queensland (RPEQ). I have experience on upstream CSG to LNG operation, across full wells life cycle including artificial lift design, drilling and completions, production operation, well interventions/workovers and performance analysis of reservoirs and associated gas gathering systems. I am a specialist in monitoring, analysing and optimizing CSG production systems and plant, from reservoir face to field gas processing facilities. Career to date also includes three years in environmental engineering for major gas development projects in Iran.

I hold a Master of Petroleum Engineering from the UNSW and a Bachelor of Applied Petroleum Engineering Technology from the Southern Alberta Institute of technology (SAIT) in addition of bachelor degree in Agricultural Engineering from Iran. I am a part time PhD candidate with the UQ Energy Initiative – Surat Deep Aquifer Appraisal Project (UQ-SDAAP).

Research Project

Title:  Cost effective methodology for early estimation of dynamic CO2 storage capacity and site selection in CCS Projects

Advisors:  Prof Brian Towler; Prof Jim Underschultz

Brief Summary of project:

My research aims to deliver one of the key parts of The University of Queensland (UQ), Surat Deep Aquifer Appraisal Project (UQ-SDAAP) with a strong focus on the subsurface challenges limiting the accurate characterization of carbon storage capacity in the Surat and Bowen basins. The project specifically will use MAR data obtained from Queensland Curtis LNG Project (QCLNG) and Australia Pacific LNG (APLNG) trials in the Precipice Sandstone to create a novel workflow for dynamic storage capacity estimation in large basins for Carbon Capture and Sequestration (CCS) projects.

Research Skills

  • Carbon Storage
  • Aquifer recharge management
  • CO2 Storage capacity
  • Dynamic storage capacity

Achievement Highlights

Roshan, H., Ehsani, S., Marjo, C. E., Andersen, M. S., & Acworth, R. I. (2015). Mechanisms of water adsorption into partially saturated fractured shales: An experimental study. Fuel, 159, 628-637.

PhD Student

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