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Petroleum Engineering


Morteza Dejam Petroleum Engineering University of Wyoming

Morteza Dejam, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Petroleum Engineering

E-mail: | Phone: 307-766-4395

Office Location: Room 4025, Engineering Building

Dept. 3295, 1000 East University Avenue

Laramie, WY 82071



  • Ph.D. in Petroleum Engineering, Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada (January 2013 - April 2016)

  • M.Sc. in Chemical Engineering/Hydrocarbon Reservoirs, Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran (September 2007 - August 2009)

  • B.Sc. in Petroleum Engineering/Reservoirs, Ahvaz Faculty of Petroleum Engineering, Petroleum University of Technology, Ahvaz, Khuzestan, Iran (September 2003 - August 2007)

Research Interests

My research area involves theoretical and experimental studies of transport phenomena in porous media with focuses on their applications to different disciplines (such as hydrology, petroleum, chemical, and environmental engineering):

  • Experimental and theoretical studies of enhanced oil recovery (EOR) in sandstone and carbonate formations.

  • Experimental investigations of phase behavior of confined fluids in nanopores of shale and tight rocks.

  • Analytical and numerical modeling of fluid flow and chemical species (solute/tracer/contaminant) transport in double-porosity and double-permeability systems using Reynolds decomposition, Fourier transform, Hankel transform, Laplace inversion, integration, differentiation, and Runge-Kutta-Fehlberg (RKF) methods.

  • Computational modeling and experimental investigations of geological storage of carbon dioxide (CO2) and hydrogen.

  • Mechanistic modeling and simulation of oil and gas transport through shale reservoirs including non-Darcian and Klinkenberg effects and sorption mechanism.

  • Mathematical and experimental investigations of block-to-block interaction processes (capillary continuity and reinfiltration through formation of liquid bridges between matrix blocks) in fractured porous media.

Course(s) Taught:

  • PETE 3200 - Reservoir Engineering
  • PETE 3900 - Undergrad Research
  • PETE 4225 - Well Test Analysis
  • PETE 4970 - Internship in Petroleum Engineering
  • PETE 4990 - Surface Production Operations
  • PETE 5150 - Advanced Topics in Mass Transfer
  • PETE 5350 - Advanced Reservoir Engineering
  • PETE 5890 - Petroleum Engineering Seminar
  • PETE 5960 - Thesis Research
  • PETE 5980 - Dissertation Research

Contact Us

Petroleum Engineering

EN 4015

Dept. 3295

1000 E. University Ave.

Laramie, WY 82071


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