Faculty

Ahmad Sakhaee-Pour
Ahmad Sakhaee-Pour
Assistant Professor
Office Location: ERP 1A, Room 192B
Phone: 713-743-6709
Email: asakhaee [at] central.uh.edu

Education: 

Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences, Texas, USA, 2012-2014
Ph.D., Petroleum Engineering, University of Texas at Austin, Texas, USA, 2012
M.Sc., Mechanical Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, 2007
B.Sc., Mechanical Engineering, Iran University of Science and Technology, Tehran, Iran, 2005

Teaching: 

Unconventional Resource Engineering (PETR 6340)

Selected Professional Activities/Honors: 

None

Research Interests: 

Pore-scale Processes

Petrophysics

Geomechanics

Unconventional Resources

Selected Publications: 

Tran, H., and Sakhaee-Pour, A. (2018). Critical Properties (Tc, Pc) of shale gas. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 127, 579–588.

Li, W., and Sakhaee-Pour, A. (2018). Two-scale geomechanics of carbonates. Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering, 51(12), 3667–3679.

Yu, C., Tran, H., and Sakhaee-Pour, A. (2018). Pore size of shale based on acyclic pore model. Transport in Porous Media, 124, 345–368.

Tran, H., Sakhaee-Pour, A., and Bryant. S. (2018). A simple relation for estimating shale permeability. Transport in Porous Media, 124, 883–901.

Sakhaee-Pour, A., and Agrawal, A. (2018). Predicting breakdown pressure and breakdown cycle in cyclic fracturing. SPE Production & Operations, 33(04), 761–769.

Tran, H., and Sakhaee-Pour, A. (2018). Slippage in shale based on acyclic pore model. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 126, 761–772.

Sakhaee-Pour, A., and Agrawal, A. (2018). Integrating acoustic emission into percolation theory to predict permeability enhancement. Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, 160, 152–159.

Sakhaee-Pour, A. (2017). Decomposing J-function to account for the pore structure effect in tight gas sandstones. Transport in Porous Media, 116(2), 453-471.

Tran, H., and Sakhaee-Pour, A. (2017). Viscosity of shale gas. Fuel, 191, 87-96.

Li, W., and Sakhaee-Pour, A. (2016). Macroscale Young’s moduli of shale based on nanoindentations. Petrophysics, 57(06), 597-603.

Sakhaee-Pour, A. (2016). Pore-scale modeling of The Geysers. Geothermics, 60, 58-65.

Sakhaee-Pour, A., and Wheeler, M. F. (2016). Effective flow properties for cells containing fractures of arbitrary geometry. SPE Journal, 21(03), 965-980.

Sakhaee-Pour, A., and Bryant, S. L. (2015). Pore structure of shale. Fuel, 143, 467-475.

Sakhaee-Pour, A., and Bryant, S. L. (2014). Effect of pore structure on the producibility of tight-gas sandstones. AAPG bulletin, 98(4), 663-694.

Sakhaee-Pour, A., and Bryant, S. (2012). Gas permeability of shale. SPE Reservoir Evaluation & Engineering, 15(04), 401-409.