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Associate Professor Manouchehr Haghighi

Telephone +61 8 8313 4296
Position Associate Professor
Fax +61 8 8313 4345
Building Santos Petroleum Engineering Building
Floor/Room 2 15
Campus North Terrace
Org Unit Australian School of Petroleum

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Biography/ Background

Manouchehr Haghighi is Associate Professor of Petroleum Engineering. His research and teaching focus is unconventional reservoirs, reservoir simulation, well testing and formation evaluation.  He has supervised more than 40 MSc and 10 PhD students. Before joining the University of Adelaide in 2009, Manouchehr was associate professor of petroleum engineering at the University of Tehran, Iran. During 2000-2007, he was the head of petroleum engineering program at the University of Tehran. In 2000, Manouchehr established Simtech, a consulting company for the integrated reservoir simulation in which he has been project director of several full field simulation projects for oil and gas reservoirs.

From 1995 to 2000 Manouchehr was working with National Iranian Oil Company and was the director of a program for training of NIOC staff at several Universities in US, UK, Canada, France Australia, and Norway. Manouchehr was a visiting professor at the University of Calgary from 2007 to 2008.

Manouchehr has published more than 80 articles in peer review journals or presented in  international conferences. He has served as a reviewer for different journals such as journal of petroleum science and engineering and active member of society of petroleum engineers (SPE).


Combined BS/MSc in Chemical Engineering, University of Tehran, Iran 1984

MSc in Petroleum Engineering, University of Southern California, USA 1989

PhD in Petroleum Engineering, University of Southern California, USA 1994

Teaching Interests

Unconventional Reservoirs

Naturally Fractured Reservoirs

Reservoir Engineering and Simulation

Well Testing & Pressure Transient Analysis

Formation Evaluation, Petrophysics & Rock Propertis

Research Interests

Reservoir Modeling and Simulation

Unconventional Reservoirs Reservoirs

Flow Visualization in Porous Media

EOR Process in Hetrogeneous Reservoirs

Geothermal Reservoirs


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Professional Interests

Integrated Reservoir Simulation

Tight Gas Reservoirs

Coal Seam Gas

Shale Gas Reservoirs

Carbonate Reservoirs


Community Engagement

Member of Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE)

Reviewer of Energy & Fuels, Petroleum Science and Technology, Petroleum Science and Engineering


Entry last updated: Thursday, 10 Mar 2016

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