Alireza Nouri, PhD, PEng

Professor, Faculty of Engineering - Civil and Environmental Engineering Dept

Pronouns: he, him


Professor, Faculty of Engineering - Civil and Environmental Engineering Dept
(780) 492-9660
6-295 Donadeo Innovation Centre For Engineering
9211-116 St
Edmonton AB
T6G 2H5


Area of Study / Keywords

Clean Energy Energy Rock Mechanics Petroleum Engineering Sand control and formation damage


Dr. Nouri is a Professor and the Director of the Sand Control and Formation Damage Lab and Filtration Research Lab in the School of Mining and Petroleum Engineering, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at the University of Alberta. His activities focus on petroleum rock mechanics and innovating new technologies. Recent innovations include waste heat recovery from thermal reservoirs, improved in-situ combustion, and new methods for sand control testing, including a state-of-the-art high-pressure, high-temperature infrastructure for sand control and formation damage testing. 


Over the past 23 years, I have focused on petroleum rock mechanics, but I am now motivated to explore interdisciplinary research and develop clean technologies. Recently, we filed a patent on a technology to generate zero-emission electricity by recovering heat from abandoned thermal reservoirs ( We are currently working with the oil industry to implement this technology in the real world. Additionally, the COVID-19 pandemic has inspired us to invent a clean ventilation technology. I am eager to continue exploring new areas and making a positive impact on the world.

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PET E 295 - Fundamental Reservoir Engineering

Rock properties (porosity, permeability): definition, measurement and models. Rock-fluid interaction (wettability, relative permeability, interfacial tension, capillary pressure): definition, measurement and models. Single and multiphase flow through porous media Darcy equation and diffusivity equation: Derivation and solution for different coordinates and boundary conditions. Prerequisite: PET E 275. PET E 295 cannot be taken for credit if credit has already been obtained in PET E 373.

PET E 366 - Petroleum Production Operations

Land units in Western Canada, types and characteristics of well completions, perforating, wellbore damage and simulation, combined inflow and well performance analysis, multiphase flow through conduits, oil well pumping, gas lift, surface facilities and flow measurement, applied mass transfer. Prerequisite: CH E 312.

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