Portrait of Mehdi Ostadhassan

Mehdi Ostadhassan

  • Assistant Professor, Petroleum Engineering

Contact Info

Office Address

Collaborative Energy Complex Room 113j
2844 Campus Rd Stop 8154
Grand Forks, ND 58202-6116



Dr. Mehdi Ostadhassan is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Petroleum Engineering at the University of North Dakota. Mehdi joined the petroleum department in Aug, 2013. Before starting his appointment at UND, he worked for several years in the industry as a petroleum geophysicist at various capacities. He also served as the energy divison manager for the Atlantic Int. Operation, a UAE based company over a year. Mehdi's research is an integration of petroleum geoscience and engineering and is mainly focused on the characterization of the unconventional reservoirs.

  • Formation Evaluation
  • Well Logging
  • Petroleum Geomechanics
  • Petroleum Engineering Lab I
  • Petroleum Engineering Lab II
  • Reservoir Characterization
  • Advance Laboratory Methods
  • Experimental determination of reservoir rock properties
  • Rock Physics modeling
  • Seismic interpretation and modeling
  • Geomechanical modeling
  • Wellbore stability analysis, shale instability
  • Geological and Petrophysical modeling
  • Collaborative Seed Grant
  • SEP SEG/ExxonMobil grant award
  • SLS Chevron grant award
  • Ph.D. Petroleum Engineering, Uiversity of North Dakota, USA, 2013
  • M.Sc. Petroleum Geophysics, IFP-School, Rueil Malmaison, France, 2009
  • M.Sc. Petroleum Engineering, Petroleum University of Technology, Iran, 2007
  • B.Sc. Petroleum Engineering, Petroleum University of Technology (AIT), Iran, 2005