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Associate Professor Mofazzal Hossain

Associate Professor Mofazzal Hossain Associate Professor Mofazzal Hossain

MSc Eng., PhD, MIEAust

Position Head of Department
Faculty Faculty of Science and Engineering
School School of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering
Department Department of Petroleum Engineering
Campus Technology Park
Fax 08 9266 7063
Email Md.Hossain@curtin.edu.au

Brief Summary

Dr. Hossain has a PhD in Petroleum Engineering from the University of New South Wales (UNSW), Australia with major in Reservoir Stimulation by Hydraulic Fracturing for Production Enhancement and Improved Recovery from Tight Gas Reservoirs. He has extensive experience in teaching, research, and consulting works in multiple areas of petroleum engineering with an emphasis on Drilling, Completion and Petroleum Production Engineering in Australia and Middle East. He worked with the University of Adelaide and the University of New South Wales in Australia, Saudi Aramco and King Saud University in Saudi Arabia, and Reservoir Engineering Research Institute (RERI), Palo Alto, in USA. His research works encompass Reservoir Stimulation by Hydraulic Fracturing for Improved Production from Unconventional Tight/Shale Gas Reservoir, Well Completion and Production Optimization, Rock Fracture Mechanics, Wellbore Stability and Sand Production Prediction. He worked on many related research and consulting projects supported by many companies and government agencies, namely Santos, Weatherford, Energy Development Corporations (ERDC), and Australian Cooperative Research Centre (CRC). He also worked with RERI, as a postdoctoral researcher on the development of multi-component reservoir simulation modelling project supported by several oil companies, such as Chevron, Conoco Phillips, Exxon Mobil and Japan Exploration Co. Ltd. (JAPEX) etc. Dr Hossain directed many academic research projects for petroleum engineering honours, masters and PhD students and authored/co-authored many papers in the international journals and conferences.He has been a regular technical reviewer for many leading international journals; and an active professional member of Society of Petroleum Engineers and Institute of Engineer's Australia.


 

Memberships, Awards and Training

Society of Petroleum Engineers

Institute of Engineers Australia

SPE Faculty Advsior

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Teaching

Research

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Research Fields

Engineering

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Research Interests

Petroleum Production Technology:  Petroleum Production System Optimization, Reservoir Stimulation by Hydraulic Fracturing, Hydraulic Fracture Design and Optimization, Production Enhancement, and Tight Gas Reservoir Development, Productivity and Injectivity improvement using shear dilation based stimulation techniques

Well Technology: Critical Mud Weight Design, Prediction of Equivalent Circulation Density, Wellbore Stability, Sand Control and Management 

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Publications

2017

Journal Articles (Research)

2016

Journal Articles (Research)

2015

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Conference Articles (Research)

2013

Conference Articles (Research)

2012

Journal Articles (Research)

Conference Articles (Research)

2008

Journal Articles (Research)

2004

Conference Articles (Research)

2002

Journal Articles (Research)

Additional publication categories

2017

Journal Articles (Scholarly/Professional)

  • Fallahzadeh, S., M. M. Hossain, A. James Cornwell, and V. Rasouli. 2017.“Near Wellbore Hydraulic Fracture Propagation from Perforations in Tight Rocks: The Roles of Fracturing Fluid Viscosity and Injection Rate.”Energies 10 (3): 359-359.
  • Fallahzadeh, S., A. Aghajanpour, S. Khatibi, M. M. Hossain, and A. Kadkhodaie. 2017.“Full waveform acoustic data as an aid in reducing uncertainty of mud window design in the absence of leak-off test.”Journal of Natural Gas Science & Engineering 1. In press.

2006

Journal Articles (Scholarly/Professional)

  • Hossain, M. M., and M. M. Amro. 2006.“Casing While Drilling – an Alternative Approach in Drilling Operations for Arabian Formations.”Oil Gas European Magazine 32: 136-141.

2005

Journal Articles (Scholarly/Professional)

2002

Journal Articles (Scholarly/Professional)

  • Hossain, M. M., M. Rahman, D. Crosby, M. Rahman, and S. Rahman. 2002.“Analytical, numerical and experimental investigations of transverse fracture propagation from horizontal wells.”Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering 35: 127-150.

2000

Journal Articles (Scholarly/Professional)

  • Hossain, M. M. 2000.“Hydraulic fracture initiation and propagation: roles of wellbore trajectory, perforation and stress regimes.”Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering 27 (3–4): 129-149.
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