Atefeh Vafaie

Atefeh Vafaie

1433 atefeh.vafaie@idaea.csic.es
ORCID: 0000-0003-0104-5377
Research group: Groundwater and Hydrogeochemistry

I hold my B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees, both in petroleum engineering, respectively, from Amirkabir University of Technology (Tehran Polytechnic) and the Petroleum University of Technology, Iran. I have worked on the petrophysical evaluation of tight carbonate reservoirs during my B.Sc. research. I have also passed a three-month internship in the Research Institute of Petroleum Industry (RIPI), working on the geomechanical assessment of the tight reservoirs; applications to hydraulic fracturing.
After winning a scholarship from the Iranian Ministry of Oil (IOP) in 2013, I have conducted my master thesis onthe geochemical and petrophysical evaluation of the newly explored gas shale reservoir in southwestern Iran as one of the most important challenges that the petroleum industry has been faced in recent years. This collaboration has been included in a national scheme for developing unconventional gas reservoirs. The aforesaid experiences gave me the chance to be hired by the most prominent oil company in Iran; the National Iranian South Oil Company (NISOC). I have worked there on the interpretation of the specific well logs (e.g., imaging logs) and their applications to the geomechanical assessment of the petroleum resources about two years, which brought me more knowledge about the new aspects of geological studies of the underground reservoirs.
Since February 2020, I have attended the Groundwater and Hydrogeochemistry group of the Institute of Environmental Assessment and Water Research (IDAEA) of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) as a Ph.D. student, where I intend to pursue my research on other geo-energy applications. The main focus of my Ph.D. study is on the investigation of the coupled chemo-hydro-mechanical processes in porous media and their applications to geologic carbon storage and geothermal energy.

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