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Petroleum Engineering


Morteza Dejam Petroleum Engineering University of Wyoming

Morteza Dejam, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Petroleum Engineering

University of Wyoming

College of Engineering and Applied Science

Department of Petroleum Engineering

Dept. 3295

1000 E. University Avenue

Laramie, WY 82071-2000, USA

E-mail Address:

Phone: +1 (307) 766-4395

Physical Location: Room 4015, Engineering Building


  • 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):

  • 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,

  • 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,

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

  • Computational modeling of geological storage of carbon dioxide (CO2),

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

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

Course(s) Taught:

  • PETE 5350 - Advanced Reservoir Engineering

  • PETE 3200 - Reservoir Engineering

  • PETE 4225 - Well Test Analysis

  • PETE 4970 - Internship in Petroleum Engineering

  • PETE 3900 - Undergrad Research

  • PETE 5890 - Petroleum Engineering Seminar

  • PETE 5980 - Dissertation Research

Contact Us

Petroleum Engineering

EN 4015

Dept. 3295

1000 E. University Ave.

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: 307-766-4258


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