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Tannaz Pak

01642 342466
Job title:
Senior Lecturer in Petroleum Technology and Engineering
School of Science, Engineering & Design
Science, Engineering and Design research

About Tannaz Pak

Tannaz Pak

Tannaz Pak
Senior Lecturer in Petroleum Technology and Engineering, School of Science, Engineering & Design
T: 01642 342466
Research: Science, Engineering and Design research

Tannaz graduated with a BSc. in Chemical Engineering-Safety and Technical Inspection from the Petroleum University of Technology in Iran. She completed an MSc. in Reservoir Geoscience and Engineering (RGE) at the Institut Français du Pétrole (IFP School) in France. She went on to research for a PhD in Petroleum Geosciences at the International Centre for Carbonate Reservoirs (ICCR), which is a strategic research alliance between University of Edinburgh and Heriot-Watt University.  During her PhD she worked with Petrobras and BG group as industrial sponsors and Brazilian universities as academic partners.

Tannaz is a steering committee member of Interpore UK.

Research interests

Research Grants:

Tannaz is leading a research project funded by the Royal Academy of Engineering which is a collaborative research with partners from University of Edinburgh and University of Santa Catarina in Brazil.

Research Interests:

·  Pore-scale network modelling of fluid flow in porous media
·  Carbonate rocks
·  X-ray computed micro-tomography
·  Special core analysis (SCAL)
·  Digital core analysis
·  Carbon capture and storage (CCS)
·  Petrophysics
·  Application of nano-technology in Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) and groundwater remediation.
·  Studies of enhanced oil recovery techniques
·  Asphaltene and oil/water emulsions

PhD Supervision:

Currently I am willing to take two full-time PhD students to work on the subjects of interest outlined above. There is no funding available at the moment so the candidates should be funded.
Requirement: BSc. and an MSc. (MEng.) degrees in Petroleum Engineering, Hydrology, Chemical Engineering, or close subjects, and an average IELTS of 6.5 for international students.  

The interested candidates can contact me with their CV and a letter of interest.  

Enterprise interests

Application of nano-technology in Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) and groundwater remediation.


Selected Publications 

Harris Rabbani, Vahid Joekar-Niasar, Tannaz Pak, Nima Shokri. New insights on the complex dynamics of two-phase flow in porous media under intermediate-wet conditions.
Accepted May 2017, Journal: Scientific Reports.

Pak, T., Butler, I.B., Geiger, S., van Dijke, M.I., Jiang, Z. and Surmas, R., 2016. Multiscale pore‐network representation of heterogeneous carbonate rocks. 
Published in: Water Resources Research, 52(7), pp.5433-5441.

Tannaz Pak, Ian B. Butler, Sebastian Geiger, Marinus I. J. van Dijke, and Ken S. Sorbie. Droplet fragmentation: 3D imaging of a previously unidentified pore-scale process during multiphase flow in porous media. 
Published in: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS), February 2015. 

T. Pak , I.B. Butler , R. van Dijke , S. Geiger, Z. Jiang, K.Sorbie.  Visualisation of multiphase fluid displacement at pore scale in carbonate media using x-ray micro-tomography. 
Presented in: 75th EAGE - SPE EUROPEC, London, United Kingdom, 10-13 June 2013. 

T. Pak , I.B. Butler , S. Geiger, R. van Dijke , Z. Jiang, S.Elphick, K. Sorbie.  Pore-scale visualisation of two-phase fluid displacement processes in a carbonate rock using X-ray micro-tomography technique. 
Presented in: SPE RCSC, Abu Dhabi, UAE, 16 - 18 Sep 2013. 

T. Pak , R. Kharrat , M. Bagheri , M. Khalili , V. Hematfar. Experimental study of Asphaltene deposition during different production mechanisms.

Published in: Journal of Petroleum Science and Technology, Aug. 2011.

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