Dr Hamid Reza Nasriani

Dr. Hamid Reza Nasriani

Senior Lecturer / Course Leader for Oil & Gas Engineering

School of Engineering

JB Firth Building, JBF009

+44 (0) 1772 89 3559


Subject Areas: Energy, Petroleum Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Earth and Planetary Science

Dr Nasriani is currently a Senior Lecturer in Oil & Gas Engineering in the school of Engineering. He teaches on a range of oil & gas modules within the Oil & gas degree programme and contributes to other modules teaching within the School of Engineering and Lancashire School of Business and Enterprise.

Dr Nasriani is research active within the area of Unconventional formations, Hydraulic Fracturing and Clean-up efficiency of Hydraulic Fractures.

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Dr Nasriani is working on unconventional reservoirs and hydraulic fracturing efficiency. The successful development of unconventional hydrocarbon resources (tight/shale gas and oil reserves) relies on extensive innovative research to improve understanding of the mechanisms in such reservoirs and to design new technologies to improve hydrocarbon recovery.

He spent more than nine years as a Senior Reservoir Engineer working on reservoir modelling and reservoir operation in the oil & gas industry.


  • Ph.D. Petroleum Engineering, Heriot-Watt University, 2017
  • M.Sc. Petroleum Engineering, University of Calgary, 2003    
  • B.Sc. (Hons.) Chemical Engineering, Persian Gulf University, 2000

Research Activities

Unconventional formations, Hydraulic Fracturing,  Clean-up efficiency of Hydraulic Fractures, Gas-Condensate Reservoirs, Enhanced Oil and Gas Recovery (EOR/EGR).



Teaching activities and responsibilities

  • Course leader for BEng (Hons)/MEng Oil & Gas Safety Engineering
  • Course leader for MSc Oil & Gas Engineering
  • Teaching on a range of oil & gas modules within the Oil & gas degree programmes and contributes to other modules teaching within the School of Engineering.


Nasriani, H.R., Jamiolahmady, M., Saif, T., Sánchez, J.”A systematic investigation into the flowback cleanup of hydraulic-fractured wells in unconventional gas plays” International Journal of Coal Geology, 193, pp. 46-60. (2018), DOI: 10.1016/j.coal.2018.04.012

Nasriani, H.R., Jamiolahmady, M. ”Maximizing fracture productivity in unconventional fields; analysis of post hydraulic fracturing flowback cleanup” Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering, 52, pp. 529-548. (2018), DOI: 10.1016/j.jngse.2018.01.045

Nasriani, H.R., Jamiolahmady, M. “A comparison of clean-up efficiency of multiple fractured horizontal wells and hydraulically fractured vertical wells in tight gas reservoirs” (2018) Society of Petroleum Engineers - SPE Europec featured at 80th EAGE Conference and Exhibition 2018

Nasriani, H.R., Borazjani, A.A., Iraji, B., MoradiDowlatAbad, M. “Investigation into the effect of capillary number on productivity of a lean gas condensate reservoir” Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, 135, pp. 384-390. (2015), DOI: 10.1016/j.petrol.2015.09.030

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