Nicholls State University



Dr. Ali Reza Edrisi, PhD

Title: Associate Professor
Department: Petroleum Engineering Technology and Safety Management
Office Phone: 985-448-4713
Office Location: 328 Gouaux Hall


Master’s in Business Administration, Nicholls State University, 2017 Ph.D. Petroleum Engineering, Louisiana State University, 2013


PSET 121, Petroleum Computational Method PSET 171, Well Drilling PSET 231, Gas Production PSET 241, Oil Production PSET 295, Petroleum Seminar Capstone PSET 301, Human Resource Utilization in Petroleum Industries PSET 305, Economics of Petroleum Industries PSET 331, Methods of Artificial Lift PSET 371, Drilling Fluids PSET 452, Senior Seminar & Research Methods PSET 477, Well Evaluation Methods & Procedures


Dr. Edrisi is an associate professor of Petroleum Engineering at Nicholls State University. His research interests span the areas of production and drilling engineering in the oil and gas industry; mostly within the topics of rheology of complex fluids in drilling and fracturing applications with emphasis on foams and energized fluids, multiphase flow in pipes, design and optimization of the drilling and production systems. He is a professional member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) and has served as a board member of the Young Professionals Program (YPP) at SPE Delta section in New Orleans. At present, he is the faculty advisor of the SPE student chapter at Nicholls State University.


Selected Publications: “Analysis of fluid property variations across the Barnett and Eagle Ford Shale using fuzzy logic,” International Journal of Oil, Gas and Coal Technology (IJOGCT). Vol. 25, No. 4, pp.423 – 437. 2020.   “Hydrates on the subsea wellhead in deepwater wells: Study on the growth mechanisms, impacts on drilling safety, and possible solutions,” Interpretation. Vol. 6(4): T1081-T1093. 2018.   “Numerical Study of Single Well Vapor Extraction Process,” Journal of Petroleum Engineering, vol. 2016, Article ID 8925190, 9 pages. 2016.   “Experimental Study of Polymer-Free and Polymer-Added Foams for Underbalanced Drilling: Are Two Foam-Flow Regimes Still There?” Society of Petroleum Engineers. SPE Journal. Vol. 19 (01): 55-68. 2014.   “A New Foam Model in Pipes for Drilling and Fracturing Application.” Society of Petroleum Engineers. SPE Journal. Vol. 19 (04): 576 – 585. 2014.   “Mechanistic Leak-Detection Modeling for Single Gas-Phase Pipelines: Lessons Learned from Fit to Field-Scale Experimental Data,” Advances in Petroleum Exploration and Development (APED), Vol. 5, No. 1, 2013.
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