RESEARCH TOPIC
Alireza Jafari
"Characterization of Fracture Networks and Their Effective Permeability"
Alireza's research focuses on fractured reservoirs characterization. In particular he works on generating
fracture networks and determining the relationship between the network paramaters and fluid flow characteristics.
In his current project, he relates the fracture network permeability to the network parameters.
He uses fractal techniques and the percolation theory to quantify the network properties. His ultimate goal is to generate fracture
network and corresponding permeability map if enough amount of well and field data is provided.
A fracture network generated using FRACA Software package.

RELEVANT PUBLICATIONS
 Jafari, A.R. and Babadagli, T.: “A Sensitivity Analysis for Effective Parameters on Fracture Network Permeability,”
SPE 113618, 2008 SPE/AAPG Western Regional Meeting, Bakersfield, CA, 31 March2 April.
 Jafari, A.R. and Babadagli, T.: “A Sensitivity Analysis for Effective Parameters on 2D Fracture Network Permeability,”
SPE Res. Eval. and Eng. vol. 12, no. 3, June 2009, 455469.
 Jafari, A.R. and Babadagli, T.: “Generating 3D Permeability Map of Fracture Networks Using Well, Outcrop, and Pressure Transient Data,”
SPE 124077 2009 SPE/EAGE Reservoir Char. and Sim. Conf., Abu Dhabi, UAE, 1921 Oct.
 Jafari, A.R. and Babadagli, T.: “Practical Estimation of Equivalent Fracture Network Permeability of Geothermal Reservoirs,”
Paper no: 2269, 2010 World Geothermal Congress, Bali, Indonesia, 2025 April.
 Jafari, A. and Babadagli, T.: “Equivalent Fracture Network Permeability of MultiLayerComplex Naturally Fractured Reservoirs,”
Tran. in Porous Media, vol. 91(1), 2012, 339362.
 Jafari, A.R. and Babadagli, T.: “Generating 3D Permeability Map of Fracture Networks Using Well, Outcrop, and Pressure Transient Data,”
SPE Res. Eval. and Eng, vol. 14, no. 2, April 2011, 215224.
 Jafari, A. and Babadagli, T.: “Calculating Equivalent Fracture Network Permeability of MultiLayerComplex Naturally Fractured Reservoirs,”
SPE 132431, 2010 SPE Western North America Regional Meeting, Anaheim, CA, 2630 May.
 Jafari, A.R. and Babadagli, T.: “Prediction of Equivalent Fracture Network Permeability using Multivariable Regression
Analysis and Artificial Neural Networks,” 2009 IAMG Conf., Stanford, CA, 2329 August.
 Jafari, A. and Babadagli, T.: “Effective Fracture Network Permeability of Geothermal Reservoirs,” Geothermics, vol. 40, 2538, 2011.


