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Fred Aminzadeh

Fred Aminzadeh

 

Research Professor


Research Topics

  • Soft Computing (fuzzy logic, neural networks, AI)
  • Geothermal Energy
  • Shale Gas
  • Fracture Detection
  • Gas Chimneys
  • Seismic Modeling (acoustic and elastic)
  • Reservoir Characterization
  • Seismic Attributes
 

Selected Publications


1.    Aminzadeh, F., Ross, C., de Groot, P. Brouwer, F., , 2005, Hydrocarbon Probability Index Based on ANN and Prestack Attributes, Extended Abstracts (F001) of European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers, EAGE Conference in Madrid.
2.    Walraven, D., Connolly, D., Aminzadeh, F., 2005, Determining Migration Pathway in Marco Polo Field Using Chimney Technology, Extended Abstracts (E017) of European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers, EAGE Conference in Madrid.
3.    Aminzadeh, F., de Groot, P., 2004, Soft Computing for qualitative and quantitative seismic object and reservoir property prediction, Part 1, Neural Network Applications, Volume 22,  pp 49-54.
4.    Aminzadeh, F., Wilkinson, D., 2004, Soft Computing for qualitative and quantitative seismic object and reservoir property prediction, Part 2, Fuzzy logic applications, First Break, Volume 22,  pp 69-78.
5.    Aminzadeh, F., 2004, Soft Computing for qualitative and quantitative seismic object and reservoir property prediction, Part 3, Evolutionary computing and other aspects of soft computing, First Break, Volume 22,  pp 107-116.
6.    Nikravesh, M. and Aminzadeh, F., Soft Computing for reservoir characterization, in Fuzzy Partial Differential Equations and Relational Equations, Nikravesh, M., Zadeh, L. A., Korotkich, V. Eds., Springer Verlag Berlin, pp 1-79
7.    Aminzadeh, F. and Connolly D., 2004. Hydrocarbon Phase Detection and Other Applications of Chimney Technology. AAPG Int. Conference, Cancun, 2004
8.    Walraven, D., Aminzadeh, F., and Connolly, D., 2004, Predicting seal risk and charge capacity using chimney processing: Three Gulf of Mexico case histories, SEG National Convention, SEG Annual Convention Extended Abstracts.
9.    Alvarado, J., Aminzadeh, F. and Connolly, D., 2003, Application of gas chimney technology in the Lamprea Area, offshore GOM, 73rd Ann. Internat. Mtg.: Soc. of Expl. Geophys., 2334-2334.
10.    Nikravesh, M., Aminzadeh, F., Zadeh, L. A., 2003, Soft Computing and Intelligent Data Analysis, Vol. 51, Developments in Petroleum Science Series,  Elsevier, 724p.
11.    Nikravesh, M., Aminzadeh, F, 2003, Soft Computing for Intelligent Reservoir Characterization and Modeling, 2003, in Soft Computing and Intelligent Data Analysis, Nikravesh, M., Aminzadeh, F., Zadeh, L. A. Eds. Vol. 51, Developments in Petroleum Science Series, Elsevier, pp3-32.
12.    Hassibi, M, Ershaghi, I, , Aminzadeh, F, 2003, High Resolution Reservoir Heterogeneity Characterization Using Recognition Technology, 2003, in Soft Computing and Intelligent Data Analysis, Nikravesh, M., Aminzadeh, F., Zadeh, L. A. Eds. Vol. 51, Developments in Petroleum Science Series, Elsevier, pp289-307.
13.    Connolly, D. L. and Aminzadeh, F. 2003, Geo-Hazard Detection with Chimney Cubes, Offshore Technology Conference Paper # 15114.
14.    Tamhane, D., Wong, P. M., Aminzadeh, F., 2002, Integrating Linguistic Descriptions and Digital Signals in Petroleum Reservoirs, International Journal of Fuzzy Systems, Vol 4, No. 1, pp585-591.
15.    Aminzadeh, F., de Groot, P., Berge, T., Oldenziel, T., Ligtenberg, H., Connolly,  D., 2002, Determining migration path from seismically derived gas chimney, AAPG Hedberg Research Conference, April 7-10, 2002, Vancouver, Canada.
16.    Aminzadeh, F., Chilingar, G. V., Robertson. J. O., 2002, Seismic Methods of Pressure Prediction, in Origin and Prediction of Abnormal Formation Pressures, Chilingar, G. V., Serebryaskov, V. A., and Robertson. J. O., Eds. Vol. 50, Developments in Petroleum Science Series, Elsevier, pp 169-190.
17.    Islam, M. R., Khilyuk, K., Katz, S., Chilingar, G. V, Katz, S., Robertson. J. O., Gurevich. A. E., Aminzadeh, F., Buryakovsky, L., 1994, Mathematical Modeling of Abnormally High Formation Pressures, in Origin and Prediction of Abnormal Formation Pressures, Chilingar, G. V., Serebryaskov, V. A., and Robertson. J. O., Eds. Vol. 50, Developments in Petroleum Science Series, Elsevier, pp311-351
18.    Berge, T.B., F. Aminzadeh, P. De groot, T. Oldenziel, 2002, Seismic Inversion Successfully Predicts Reservoir Porosity, and Gas Content in Ibhubesi Field, Orange Basin, South Africa: The Leading Edge, 21, no. 4, 338-348.
19.    Aminzadeh, F., and Connolly, D. 2002, Looking for Gas Chimneys and Faults, AAPG Explorer, Vol. 23, No. 2, pp 20-21.
20.      Meldahl, P., Heggland, R., Bril, B., de Groot, P.,   Aminzadeh, F., 2002, Identifying Seismic Objects by their Texture, Orientation and Size: A New Interpretation Tool, AAPG conference in Houston, Invited Paper for the Session: Selections from the Society of Exploration Geophysicists and European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers: SEG and EAGE 2001.
21.     Wong, P.M., Aminzadeh, F., and Nikravesh, M., 2002, Intelligent Reservoir Characterization, in Wong, P.M., Aminzadeh, F., and Nikravesh, M. (Eds.)  Soft Computing for Reservoir Characterisation and Modeling, Studies in Fuzziness and Soft Computing, Physica-Verlag, Springer-Verlag, pp. 3-12.
22.     Wong, P.M., Aminzadeh, F., and Nikravesh, M., 2002, Soft Computing for Reservoir Characterisation and Modeling, Studies in Fuzziness and Soft Computing, ed.  Physica-Verlag, Springer-Verlag,
23.    Nikravesh, M. and Aminzadeh, F., 2001, Mining and Fusion of Petroleum Data with Fuzzy Logic and Neural Network Agents, Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, Vol. 29, pp 221-238.
24.    Aminzadeh, F., de Groot, P., Berge, T. and Valenti, G. 2001. Using gas chimneys as an exploration tool (part I & II). World Oil magazine, May 2001, p.50-56 (part I) and June 2001, p.69-72 (part II).
25.    Aminzadeh, F., and de Groot, P., 2001, Seismic Characters and Seismic Attributes to Predict Reservoir Properties, Proceedings of SEG-GSH Spring Symposium,