University of Texas at Austin

Mojdeh Delshad

Affiliated faculty (non-Core)

Research Professor Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering

Centers and Groups

Research Interests

Computational Mechanics

Biography

Mojdeh Delshad is a research professor in the Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin.  She served as the Vice President (2013-2014) and the President/CEO (2015-2019) of Ultimate EOR Services LLC.  She served as the assistant director for the Department of Energy-funded Center of Frontiers of Subsurface Energy Security (CFSES) from 2009-2014.

She holds a BS degree in Chemical Engineering from Sharif University in Iran and MS and Ph.D. degrees in Petroleum Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin.  She has over 30 years of experience in modeling multiphase flow, property modeling, and reservoir simulation of enhanced oil recovery processes and more than 10 years of experience in modeling and designing subsurface contaminant transport and remediation processes.  She has 86 journal publications and 138 paper proceedings.  

Her current research projects are Mechanistic understanding and modeling key mechanisms for carbon storage in deep aquifers; Modeling and application of microgels for conformance control; Enhanced oil recovery processes involving chemical and gas injection; Modeling low salinity and smart waterflooding; Wettability and chemically altered wettability oil recovery methods; Numerical simulator development and application to EOR processes and CO2 sequestration; Petrophysical property modeling; Numerical modeling and EOR processes for naturally fractured reservoirs; Groundwater modeling and remediation.