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Portrait of Vamegh Rasouli

Vamegh Rasouli

  • Department Chair, Continental Resources Distinguished Prof, Petroleum Engineering
    • Drilling and Geomechanics

Contact Info

  • Email: vamegh.rasouli@UND.edu
  • Office: 701.777.2131
  • Dept: 701.777.2533

Office Address

Collaborative Engergy Complex Room 111
2844 Campus Rd Stop 8154
Grand Forks, ND 58202-6116

Courses

Petroleum Geomechanics

Reservoir Geomechanics

Drilling Engineering Fundamentals

Advanced Drilling Engineering

Petroleum Geostatistics

Websites

Biography

Vamegh is the Department Chair and continental resources distinguished Professor at the Department of Petroleum Engineering, University of North Dakota, USA. He served as the head of Department of Petroleum Eng of Curtin University in Western Australia prior to his move to the States. Vamegh has been involved in development of Petroleum Eng Programs at both undergraduate and graduate levels, establishment of advanced labs in the area of Geomechanics and Drilling and has supervised several PhD students. He has a strong record of collaboration with oil and gas industry and has been the recipient of several industry and research funded projects. Vamegh has been a consulting Engineer to Schlumberger in the past and is now serving as an instructor for their NExT (Network of Excellence in Training) program, delivering industry short courses worldwide in different subjects including Petroleum Geomechanics, Drilling Eng, Hydraulic Fracturing, Pore pressure estimation and Sand Control. 

Petroleum Geomechanics

Wellbore Stability

Hydraulic Fracturing 

Sanding and Sand prevention

Fractured reservoir Characterization

Geomechanics of unconventional reservoirs 

Hard Rock Drilling 

2015

- Rasouli, V., 2015. Book Chapter: Chapter 8: Geomechanics of Gas Shales. Fundamentals of Gas Shale Reservoirs. John Wiley & Spons. Inc. 2015. p. 169-190. http://www.amazon.com/Fundamentals-Shale-Reservoirs-Reza-Rezaee/dp/1118645790

- Gholami, R., and Rasouli, V., 2015. Geomechanical and numerical studies of casing damages in a reservoir with solid production. Journal of Rock Mechanics Rock Engineering.

- Gholami, R., Rabiei, M., Rasouli, V., Aadnoy, B., and Fakhari, N., 2015. Application of quantitative risk assessment in wellbore stability analysis. Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering. Accepted for publication.

- Sarmadivaleh, M., and Rasouli, V., 2015. Test Design and Sample Preparation Procedure for Experimental Investigation of Hydraulic Fracturing Interaction Modes. Journal of Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering. Vol. 48 Issue 1, p93, 13 p.

- Gholami, R., Rasouli, V., Aadnoy, B., and Mohammadi. R., 2015. Application of in-situ stress estimation methods in wellbore stability analysis under isotropic and anisotropic conditions, Journal of Geophysics and Engineering. Accepted for publication.

- Mishani, S., Evans, B., Rasouli, V., Rofail, R., Soe, S., and Jaensch, P., 2015. Interlaminar modelling to predict composite coiled tube failure. APPEA Journal.

- Raza, A., Rezaee, R., Gholami, R., Rasouli, V., Han Bing, Ch., Nagarajan, R., abd Ali H., 2015. Injectivity and quantification of capillary trapping for CO2 storage: A review of influencing parameters. Journal of Natural gas science and engineering. Accepted for publication.

 2014

- Sarmadivaleh, M., and Rasouli, V., 2014. Modified Reinshaw & Pollard criteria for a non-orthogonal cohesive natural interface intersected by an induced fracture. Journal of Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering. Vol. 47 Issue 6, p2107.

 - Gholami, R., Moradzadeh A, Rasouli, V, Hanachi. J. (2014). Shear wave splitting analysis to estimate fracture orientation and frequency dependent anisotropy assessment, Acta Geophysica. Accepted for publication.

- Maleki, Sh, Moradzadeh, A., Gholami, Sadeghzadeh, F. (2014). Comparison of empirical correlations and artificial neural networks in prediction of shear wave velocity, NRIAG Journal of Astronomy and Geophysics. Accepted for publication.

- Gholami, R., Moradzadeh, A, Rasouli. V. (2014). Practical application of failure criteria in determination of safe mud weight windows in drilling practice, Journal of Rock Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, In Press.

- Hemmatian, M., Tokhmchi, B., Rasouli, V., Gholami., R. (2014), The impact of poor cementing casing damage: A numerical simulation study, Journal of Mining and Environmental issue, In Press

- Gholami, R., Rasouli. V. (2014). Mechanical and Elastic Properties of Transversely Isotropic Slate, Rock Mechanics Rock Engineering, DOI 10.1007/s00603-013-0488-2.

- Gholami, R, Moradzadeh A., Rasouli, V., Hanachi. J. (2014). Shear wave velocity prediction using seismic attributes and well log data, Acta Geophysical, Accepted for publication.

- Saiedi, O., GeranmayehVaneghi, R., Rasouli, V., Gholami, R. (2014). A modified empirical criterion for strength of transversely anisotropic rocks with metamorphic origin, Bull Eng Geol Environ, DOI 10.1007/s10064-013-0472-9

- Rasouli, V., Sutherland, A., 2013. Geomechanical Characteristics of Gas Shales:  A Case Study in the North Perth Basin. Journal of Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering. Vol 47, Issue 6, 2031-2046.

- Gholami, R., Moradzadeh, A., Rasouli, V., & Hanachi, J., 2014. A new approach to determine geomechanical parameters of Vertical Transverse Isotropic media using VSP data. Journal of Applied Geophysics 111 (2014) 183–202.

- Maleki, S., Gholami, R., Rasouli, V., Moradzadeh, A., Ghavami Riabi, R., & Sadaghzadeh, F., 2014. Comparison of different failure criteria in prediction of safe mud weigh window in drilling practice. Earth Science Review. 136 (2014) 36–58. doi: 10.1016/j.earscirev.2014.05.010.

- Bineshian H., Rasouli, V., 2014. A practical modification to Ramamurthy et al strength criterion. Journal of Australian Geomechanics, Vol. 49, No.1.

Bineshian H., Rasouli, V., Bineshian, Z., & Ghazvinian, A., 2014, ‘Modification to Ramamurthy et al strength criterion based on lab data analysis of different intact rock types and coal’, Australian Geomechanics, 49 (1): 105 - 116.     

- Abualksim, A., Rezaee, R., and Rasouli, V., 2014. Significance of compressional tectonic on pore pressure distribution in Perth Basin. Journal of Unconventional Oil and Gas Resources. Volume 7, September 2014, Pages 55–61.

- Rasouli, V., 2014. Some lessons learnt from drilling a gas shale well in Australia. APPEA Journal. p.p. 15-22.

- Fallahzadeh, and S.H., Rasouli, V., 2014. Challenges in Hydraulic Fracturing from Perforated Boreholes in Unconventional Reservoirs. APPEA Journal. p.p. 285-294.

- Joodi, B., and Rasouli V., 2014. Optimising drilling parameters using a newly developed lab scale drilling rig. APPEA Journal. p.p. 313-318.

- Kamyab, M.R., and Rasouli, V., Mandal, S., and Soe, Soren, 2014. Coiled tube drilling for unconventional reservoirs: importance of cuttings transport in directional drilling. APPEA Journal. p.p. 329-336.

- Minaeian, V., and Rasouli, V., 2014. A Laboratory Procedure Proposed for Mechanical Testing of Shales in the North Perth Basin. APPEA Journal.. p.p. 337-344.

 2013

- Gholami, R., Moradzadeh, A., Rasouli, V., Hanachi, J., 2013. Practical application of failure criteria in determination of safe mud weight windows in drilling practice. Journal of Rock Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering. Volume 6, Issue 1, February 2014, Pages 13–25.

- Rasouli, V., Pervukhina, V., Müller, T.M., and Pevzner, R., 2013. In-situ stresses in the Southern Perth Basin, the Harvey-1 well site. Exploration Geophysics. 44(4) 289-298 http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/EG13046

- Gholami, R., and Rasouli, V., 2013. Estimation of Geomechanical properties of TIV formations using VSP data in a case study in Iran. Journal of Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering.

- Gholami, R., and Rasouli, V., 2013. Mechanical and elastic properties of transversely isotropic slate. Journal of Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering. Volume 47, Issue 5 , pp 1763-1773

- Younessi, A., Rasouli, V., and Wu, B., 2013. Sand production simulation under true-triaxial stress conditions. Int. Journal of Rock Mech. & Min. Sci.  61:130-140.

- Gholami, R. Moradzadeh, A., Rasouli, V., and Hanachi, J., 2013. Shear wave velocity prediction using seismic attributes and well log data. Acta Geophysica. Volume 62, Issue 4 , pp 818-848.

- Kamyab, M., Rasouli, V., Mandal., S., and Cavanough, G., 2013. Rheological properties and slurry behaviour in hard rock drilling. Mining Technology.  122 (4): pp. 185-192.

- Bineshian, H., Rasouli, V., Ghazvinian, A., & Bineshian, Z., 2013. Proposed constants for Bieniawski’s strength criterion for rocks and coal. International Journal of Remote Sensing & Geoscience (IJRSG). Vol. 2, Issue 3. ISSN No: 2319-3484. p.p. 12-21.

- Saeidi, O., Rasouli, V., Vaneghi, R.G., and Gholami, R., 2013. A modified failure criterion for transversely isotropic rocks. Geoscience Frontiers (GSF). Volume 5, Issue 2, March 2014, Pages 215–225.

- Saeidi, O., Vaneghi, R.G., Rasouli, V., & Gholami, R., 2013. A modified empirical criterion for strength of transversely anisotropic rocks with metamorphic origin. Bulletin of Engineering Geology and the Environment. Volume 72, Issue 2 , pp 257-269.

- Sarmadivaleh, M., Joodi, B., Nabipour, A., and Rasouli, V., 2013. Steps for conducting a valid hydraulic fracturing laboratory test. APPEA Journal.

- Mokaramian, A., Rasouli, V. and Cavanough, G. (2013). Coiled Tube Turbodrilling: A proposed technology to optimise drilling deep hard rocks for mineral exploration. International Journal of Mining and Mineral Engineering. 4 (3): pp. 224-248.

- Mokaramian, A., Rasouli, V. and Cavanough, G. (2013). Fluid Flow Investigation through Small Turbodrill for optimal Performance, Mechanical Engineering Research, Vol 3 (1), Canadian Center of Science and Education. ISSN 1927-0607. Doi: 10.5539/mer.v3nlpl.

- Minaeian, V., Rasouli, V., and Dewhurst, D., 2013. True Triaxial Strength Testing of Sandstones. 75th EAGE Conference & Exhibition incorporating SPE EUROPEC 2013 in London, England, 10-13 June 2013.

- Rasouli, V., and Evans, B., 2013. Design of an untra-speed Lab-scale drillnig rig for simulation of high speed drilling operations in hard rocks. 23rd World Mining Congress (WMC). 11-15 Aug, Montreal, Canada.

- Roufail, R., Rasouli, V., Mokaramian, A., Kamyab, M., Lagat, C., and Cavanough, G., 2013. Utilizing Coiled tube rig for mineral exploration application. 23rd World Mining Congress (WMC). 11-15 Aug, Montreal, Canada.

- Kamyab, M., Rasouli, V., Cavanough, G., and Mandal, S., 2013. Design of a slurry loop for cuttings transport studies in hard rock drilling applications. 23rd World Mining Congress (WMC). 11-15 Aug, Montreal, Canada.

- Kamyab, M., Rasouli, V., Cavanough, G., and Mandal, S., 2013. Numerical Simulations of Cuttings Transport in Mineral Exploration Boreholes. 23rd World Mining Congress (WMC). 11-15 Aug, Montreal, Canada.

- Fallahzadeh, S.H., and Rasouli. V., 2013. Experimental Investigation of Hydraulic Fracturing in Vertical and Horizontal Perforated Boreholes. 47th American Rock Mechanics Association (ARMA), 23-26 June, San Francisco, California, USA.

 2012

Book Chapter

- Rasouli, V. & Younessi, A., 2012. Whicher Range Tight Gas Sands Study. Report 112. ISBN: 9781741684339. Government of Western Australia, Department of Mines and Petroleum. Geological survey of Western Australia. Chapter 5: Geomechanical characteristics of Tight Formations- A case study in Whicher Range Well 5 ST2.

 - Rasouli, V. & Joodi, B., 2012. Whicher Range Tight Gas Sands Study. Report 112. ISBN: 9781741684339. Government of Western Australia, Department of Mines and Petroleum. Geological survey of Western Australia. Chapter 8: Well Construction and completion considerations for Whicher range tight gas sands.

 Papers

- Gholami, R., and Rasouli, V., 2012. Improved RMR rock mass classification using artificial intelligence algorithms. Journal of Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering. Volume 46, Issue 5 , pp 1199-1209.

- Parhizkar, A., Ataei, M., Moarefvand, P., and Rasouli, V., 2012. A probabilistic model to improve reconciliation of estimated and actual grade in open-pit mining. Arab J Geosci (2012) 5:1279–1288.

- Asadi, M.S., Rasouli, V., and Barla, G., 2012. A Bonded Particle Model simulation of shear strength and asperity degradation for rough rock fractures. Journal of Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering. 45:649–675.

- Asadi, M.S., Rasouli, V., and Barla, G., 2012. A laboratory shear cell used for simulation of shear strength and asperity degradation of rough rock fractures. Journal of Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering.

-Rasouli, A. & Rasouli, V., 2012. Simulations of fluid flow through a porous formation with a single rough fracture plane. Eurock 2012. Stockholm, Sweden.

- Asadi, M.S. & Rasouli, V., 2012. Physical simulation of asperity degradation using laboratorial shear tests of artificial fractures. Eurock 2012. Stockholm, Sweden.

-Fallahzadeh, S.H. & Rasouli, V., 2012. The impact of cement sheath mechanical properties on near wellbore hydraulic fracture initiation. Eurock 2012. Stockholm, Sweden.

- Younessi, A. & Rasouli, V., Wu, B., 2012. Experimental Sanding analysis: Thick wall cylinder versus true triaxial tests. The 2nd South Hemisphere Int. Rock Mech. Conf. (SHIRMS), May 2012. Sun City, South Africa.  

-Younessi, A. & Rasouli, V., Wu, .B, 2012. Proposing a sample preparation procedure for sanding experiments. The 2nd South Hemisphere Int. Rock Mech. Conf. (SHIRMS), May 2012. Sun City, South Africa. 

-Younessi, A. & Rasouli, V., 2012. Numerical simulations of sanding under different stress regimes. Americal Rock Mechanics Association (ARMA).

-Younessi, A. & Rasouli, V., 2012. The Eeffect of stress anisotropy in sanding: an An experimental study.

Americal Rock Mechanics Association (ARMA).

-Mokaramian, A., Rasouli, V. and Cavanough, G., 2012. A hydraulic specific energy performance Indicator for Coiled Tubing drilling in hard rocks. Americal Rock Mechanics Association (ARMA).

-Mokaramian, A., Rasouli, V. and Cavanough, G., 2012. Adapting oil and gas Downhole Motors for Deep Mineral Exploration Drilling. Deep mining Conference, 475-486. May 2012, Perth.

-Mokaramian, A., Rasouli, V. and Cavanough, G., 2012. A feasibility study on adopting coil tubing technology for deep mining exploration drilling. Deep mining Conference, 487-499. May 2012, Perth.

-Rasouli, V., 2012. Hydraulic fracturing for in situ stress measurements—a simulation and experimental study. Deep mining Conference, 239- 246. May 2012, Perth.

-Mokaramian, A., Rasouli, V. and Cavanough, G., 2012. Quality Sampling using Coiled Tubing drilling in Deep Mineral Exploration. Sampling Conference. P. 73-79. 21-22 Aug Perth.

-Rasouli, A., and Rasouli, V., 2012. Simulations of fluid flow through a porous formation with a single rough fracture plane. Eurock 2012. June 2012, Stockholm, Sweden.

- Mokaramian, A., Rasouli, V. and Cavanough, G., 2012.Turbodrills design and performance analysis for efficient drilling in hard rocks. 1st International Conference on Petroleum and Mineral Resources, 4 - 6 December, Koya, Kurdistan, Iraq.

-Kamyab, M., Rasouli, V., Cavanough, G., & Mandal, S., 2012. Challenges of cuttings transport in micro – borehole coiled tubing drilling for mineral exploration, 1st International Conference on Petroleum and Mineral Resources, 4 - 6 December, Koya, Kurdistan, Iraq.

-Roufail, R., & Rasouli, V., Material Substitution of Coil Tubes in CT Drilling Technology for hard rocks,
1st International Conference on Petroleum and Mineral Resources, 4 - 6 December, Koya, Kurdistan, Iraq.

-Gotti, A., Fallahzadeh, S.H., Rasouli, V., 2012. An experimental study to investigate hydraulic fracture reorientation with respect to principal stresses, 1st International Conference on Petroleum and Mineral Resources, 4 - 6 December, Koya, Kurdistan, Iraq.

-Archer, S., & Rasouli, V., 2012. A log based analysis to estimate mechanical properties and in-situ stresses in a shale gas well in North Perth Basin, 1st International Conference on Petroleum and Mineral Resources, 4- 6 December, Koya, Kurdistan, Iraq.

-Le, K., & Rasouli, V., 2012. Determination of safe mud weight windows for drilling deviated wellbores: A case study in the North Perth Basin. 1st International Conference on Petroleum and Mineral Resources, 4 - 6 December, Koya, Kurdistan, Iraq.

-Lock, E., Ghasemi, M., Mostofi, M., & Rasouli, V., 2012. An experimental study of Permeability Determination in the lab. 1st International Conference on Petroleum and Mineral Resources, 4 - 6 December, Koya, Kurdistan, Iraq.

-Cole, J., & Rasouli, V., 2012. Numerical Simulations of CO2 Injection into a Porous Sandstone Formation. 1st International Conference on Petroleum and Mineral Resources, 4 - 6 December, Koya, Kurdistan, Iraq.

-Smith, S., & Rasouli, V., 2012. Torque and Drag Modelling for Redhill South-1 in Northern Perth Basin, Australia. 1st International Conference on Petroleum and Mineral Resources, 4 - 6 December, Koya, Kurdistan, Iraq.

-Kosasih, W., & Rasouli, V., 2012. Geostatistical analysis of surface morphology and its relationship with hydro-mechanical properties of natural fractures. 1st International Conference on Petroleum and Mineral Resources, 4 - 6 December, Koya, Kurdistan, Iraq.

-Gholami, R., & Rasouli, V., 2012. Numerical simulations of casing collapse: A case study in Southern Iran. 1st International Conference on Petroleum and Mineral Resources, 4 - 6 December, Koya, Kurdistan, Iraq.

 2011

-Parhizkar, A., Ataei, M., Rasouli, V., 2011. Grade Uncertainty and its Impact on Ore Grade Reconciliation between the Resource Model and the Mine. Archives of mining sciences journal. 56 (1): 119-134

-Rasouli, V., and Hosseinian, A., 2011. Correlations developed for estimation of hydraulic parameters of rough fractures through simulation of JRC flow channels. Journal of Rock Mechanics & Rock Eng. 44 (4): 447-461.

-Mostofi, M., Rasouli, V., Elike, M., 2011. An estimation of rock strength using a drilling performance model: A case study in Blacktip field, Australia. Journal of Rock Mechanics & Rock Eng.

- Rasouli, V., Zacharia, J., and Elike, M., 2011. The influence of perturbed stresses near faults on drilling strategy: A case study in Blacktip field, North Australia. Journal of Petroleum Science & Engineering. 76: 37-50.

-Tokhmechi, b., Memarian, H., Moshiri, b., Rasouli, V., and Ahmadi Noubari, H., 2011. Investigating the validity of conventional joint set clustering methods. Journal of Engineering Geology.

-Younessi, A., and  Rasouli, V., 2011. A preliminary experimental study on sand production under true triaxial stress conditions. APPEA journal. 51: 567-576.

-Asadi, M. S., and  Rasouli, V., 2011. A laboratory shear cell used for simulation of fracture reactivation. APPEA journal. 51: 487-498.

-Sarmadivaleh, M., and Rasouli, V., Shihab, N., K., 2011. Hydraulic fracturing in an unconventional naturally fractured reservoir: a numerical and experimental study. APPEA journal. 51: 507-518.

-Rasouli, V., and Sarmadivaleh, M., Nabiour. A., 2011. Some challenges in hydraulic fracturing of tight gas reservoirs: An experimental study. APPEA journal. 51: 499-506.

-Chamani, A., and Rasouli, V., 2011. 3D numerical simulation of maximum injection pressure in natural gas storage. APPEA journal. 51: 653-666.

-Asadi, M. S., and Rasouli, V., 2011. PFC2D simulation of directionality in rough fractures shear strength. Accepted for publication in and presentation at the 2nd International FLAC/DEM Symposium, February 2011, Melbourne, Australia

-Sarmadivaleh, M., Rasouli, V., Nabipour, A., 2011. A PFC2D Simulation of Hydraulic Fracture and Natural Interface Interaction. Accepted for publication in and presentation at the 2nd International FLAC/DEM Symposium, February 2011, Melbourne, Australia.

-Sarmadivaleh, M., Rasouli, V., Ramses, W., 2011. Numerical simulations of hydraulic fracture intersecting an interbed of sandstone. ISRM, Beijing.

- Soroush, H., Tokhmechi, B., Rasouli, V., and Qutob, H., 2011. A Novel Approach for Breakout Zone Identification in Tight Gas Shale. SPE-143072.

- Chamani, A., and Rasouli, V., 2011. Simulation of Depletion-induced Surface Subsidence in a Coal Seam. The 3rd Asia Pacific Coalbed Methane Symposium. Brisbane, May 3-6.

- Minaeian, V., and Rasouli, V., 2011. A rock mechanical model developed for a Coal Seam Well. The 3rd Asia Pacific Coalbed Methane Symposium. Brisbane, May 3-6. 

- Torbatynia, M., and Rasouli, V., 2011. Simulations of gas flow in a Coal seam. The 3rd Asia Pacific Coalbed Methane Symposium. Brisbane, May 3-6.

- Nazaralizadeh, S., and Rasouli, V., 2011. Stress induced permeability changes due to production from a Coal seam. The 3rd Asia Pacific Coalbed Methane Symposium. Brisbane, May 3-6.

- Rasouli, V., 2011.Hydraulic fracturing experiments in tight formations. The 3rd Asia Pacific Coalbed Methane Symposium. Brisbane, May 3-6.

- Rasouli, V., and Evans, B., 2011. Seismic and geomechanical response of anisotropic fractured rock masses GP087. GeoProc2011, Perth, July 6-9.

- Rasouli, V., and Chamani, A., 2011. A 3D numerical study on Geomechanical response of a structural reservoir due to gas injection. GP086. GeoProc2011, Perth, July 6-9.

- Rasouli, V., 2011. A true triaxial stress cell (TTSC) used for simulations of real field operations in the lab. True Triaxial Testing of Rocks: Proceedings of the TTT Workshop, Beijing, October 17th, 2011 -An Edited Volume by Marek A. Kwasniewski. Page 311-319, Chapter 24.

The 12th ISRM International Congress on Rock Mechanics. Beijing, October 18-21.

- Sarmadivaleh, M., Rasouli, V., and Ramses, W., 2011. Simulations of Hydraulic Fracture Intersecting an Interbed of Sandstone. The 12th ISRM International Congress on Rock Mechanics. Beijing, October 18-21.

-Soroush, H. and Rasouli, V., 2011. A Combined Bayesian-wavelet-data Fusion Workflow for Breakout Zone Identification in Oil and Gas Wells. The 12th ISRM International Congress on Rock Mechanics. Beijing, October 18-21. Paper No. 11-0265.

- Iglauer, S., Wang, S., and Rasouli, V., 2011. Hydraulic fracturing induced by tri-axial stress fields measured via micro-computed tomography. Asia Pacific Oil & Gas Conference and Exhibition. 20-22 September 2011. Jakarta, Indonesia. SPE 145960.

 2010

 - Parhizkar, A., Ataei, M., Rasouli, V., and Moarefvand, P. 2010. A Probabilistic Model to Improve Reconciliation of Estimated and Actual Grade in Open Pit Mining. Arabian Journal of Geosciences.

- Rasouli, V., and Harrison, J. P., 2010. Assessment of rock fracture surface roughness using Riemannian statistics of linear profiles. International Journal of Rock Mechanics & Mining Sciences. 47: 940-948.

- Younessi, A., and Rasouli, V., 2010. A fracture sliding potential index for wellbore stability analysis. International Journal of Rock Mechanics & Mining Sciences.47: 927-939.

- Soroush, H., Rasouli, V., and Tokhmechi, B., 2010. A combined Bayesian-Wavelet-Data Fusion approach proposed for borehole enlargement identification in Carbonates. International Journal of Rock Mechanics & Mining Sciences. 47: 996-1005.

- Rasouli, V., and Evans, J, B., 2010. A True Triaxial Stress Cell (TTSC) to simulate deep downhole drilling conditions. APPEA journal 50:61-70.

-Younessi, A., and  Rasouli, V., 2010. Rock Engineering Systems adapted for sanding prediction in perforation tunnels. APPEA journal. 50: 613-621.

-Sarmadi, M., Rasouli, V., 2010. Simulations of Hydraulic fracturing in tight formations. APPEA journal. 50: 581-591.

-Bahrami, H., Rezaee, R., Rasouli, V., Hosseinian, A., 2010.  Liquid Loading in Wellbore and Its Effect on Clean-Up Period and Well Productivity in Tight Gas Reservoirs. APPEA journal. 50: 559-566.

- Rasouli, V., Zacharia, J., and Elike, 2010. Optimum well trajectory design in a planned well in Blacktip field, Australia. APPEA journal.50: 535-548.

- Rasouli, V., Evans, B. J., 2010. Maximised production through deviated drilling and fraccing. Petroleum exploration society of Australia (PESA) resources. Issue No. 103, December/January 2009/2010. ISSN 1039-4419. pp. 62-64.

- Asadi, M. S., Nabipour, A., Sarmadivaleh, M., Sabogal, J., and Rasouli, V., 2010. Discrete Element Simulation of Induced Damaged Zones in Perforation of Deep Gas Reservoirs. SPE Deep Gas Conference and Exhibition held in Manama, Bahrain, 24–26 January 2010. 131264-MS.

-Bahrami, H., Hosseinian, A., Rasouli, V., Siavoshi, J., Mirabolghasemi, M., and Sinanan, B., 2010. Prediction of Downhole Flow Regimes in Deviated Horizontal Wells for Production Log Interpretation. SPE 132830. Trinidad and Tobago Energy Resources Conference held in Port of Spain, Trinidad, 27–30 June. 

- Rasouli, V., and Tokhmechi, B., 2010. Difficulties in using geostatistical models in reservoir simulation. SPE North Africa Technical Conference and Exhibition. Cairo, Egypt, 14–17 February. SPE 126191-MS.

- Asadi, M. S., Rasouli, V., 2010. Direct Shear Test Simulation of Real Rough Rock Fractures. Eurock 2010. Switzerland. 231-234.

- Hosseinian, A., Rasouli, V., and Utikar, R., 2010. Fluid flow responses of JRC exemplar profiles. Eurock 2010. Switzerland. 239-242.

- Hosseinian, A., Rasouli, V., and Bahrami, H., 2010. Analytical and numerical analysis of fluid flow through rough natural fracture profiles. 44th US Rock Mechanics Symposium (ARMA) and 5th U.S.-Canada Rock Mechanics Symposium, Salt Lake City, UTAH June 27–30.

- Nabipour, A., Sarmadivaleh, M., Asadi, M. S., Sabogal, J., and Rasouli, V., 2010. A DEM Study on Perforation Induced Damaged Zones and Penetration Length in sandstone reservoirs. 44th US Rock Mechanics Symposium (ARMA) and 5th U.S.-Canada Rock Mechanics Symposium, Salt Lake City, UT June 27–30.

- Younessi, A.R. and Rasouli, V., 2010. Representing Rock Engineering System (RES) for Sanding prediction in perforation tunnels. Eurock 2010. Switzerland. 845-848.

- Ghamgosar, M., Fahimifar, A., and Rasouli, V., 2010. Estimation of rock mass deformation modulus from laboratory experiments in Karun dam. Eurock 2010. Switzerland. 805-808.

-Sarmadi, M., Rasouli, V., 2010. Controlling parameters in Hydraulic Fracturing of tight formations. GEO 2010 9th Middle East Geo-science Conference and Exhibition, Manama, Bahrain.

- Bagherian, M., Sarmadivaleh, M., Ghalambor, A., Nabipour, A., Rasouli, V., and Mahmoudi, M. 2010. Optimization of Multiple-Fractured Horizontal Tight Gas Well. SPE International Symposium and Exhibition on Formation Damage Control. Lafayette, Louisiana, USA, 10–12 February 2010.

- Asadi, M. S., Rasouli, V., and Zhang, Y., 2010. On the Coupled Hydro Geomechanical Simulation and Analysis of Fault Reactivation: Influence of Fault Geometry. SPE-133070-PP. SPE Asia Pacific Oil and Gas Conference & Exhibition (APOGCE). 18-20 October 2010, Brisbane, Australia.

-Bahrami, H., Rezaee, R., Akim Kabir, A., Siavoshi,J., Jammazi, R.  "Using Second Derivative of Transient Pressure in Welltest Analysis of Low Permeability Gas Reservoirs", SPE Production and Operations Conference and Exhibition held in Tunis, Tunisia, 8–10 June 2010.

-Bahrami, H. , Rezaee, R. , Asadi, M. S., "Stress Anisotropy, Long-Term Reservoir Flow Regimes and Production Performance in Tight Gas Reservoirs", SPE Eastern Regional Meeting held in Morgantown, West Virginia, USA, 12–14 October 2010.

-Nabipour, A., Sarmadivaleh, M., Asadi, M., Sabogal, J., Evans, B., Rasouli, V., 2010. Evaluation of Discrete Element Method for Modeling Reservoir Perforation. SPE paper 132861. SPE Asia Pacific Oil & Gas Conference and Exhibition (APOGC) 18-20 October 2010, Brisbane, Australia

-Sarmadivaleh, M., Nabipour, A., Asadi, M., Sabogal, J., Rasouli, V., 2010. Identification of Porosity Damaged Zones around a Perforation Tunnel Based on DEM Simulation. The 6th Asian Rock Mechanics Symposium - Advances in Rock Engineering, October 2010, New Delhi, India.

 -Nabipour, A., Joodi, B., Sarmadivaleh, M., 2010. Finite Element Simulation of Downhole Stresses in Deep Gas Wells Cements. SPE paper 132156, presented at The SPE Deep Gas Conference and Exhibition, January 2010, Manama, Bahrain

 2009

 -Tokhmechi, B., Memarian, H., Rasouli, V., Ahmadi Noubari, H. and Moshiri, B., 2009. Fracture detection using water saturation log data based on a Fourier-Wavelet approach. Journal of Petroleum Sci & Eng. Vol. 69, 129-138.

-Asadi, M. S., Rasouli, V., and Tokhmechi, B., 2009. Wavelet Analysis of JRC exemplar profiles. Eurock 2009, Croatia. 215-220.

 2008

 -Hamzehpour, H., Parhizkar, A., Radman, A.M. and Rasouli, V., 2008. Modeling and estimation of rock mass deformation modulus using geostatistical approaches in Bakhtiary dam, Iran. 5th Asian Rock Mechanics Symposium (ARMS5), The 2008 ISRM-Sponsored International Symposium. 24-26 Nov, Tehran, Iran.

-Younessi, A.R. and Rasouli, V., 2008. Representing a rock engineering system to analyse wellbore instability due to fracture reactivation. 1st Southern Hemisphere International Rock Mechanics Symposium, 381-394. Perth, Australia.

-Parhizkar, A., Rasouli, V., Osanloo, M., 2008. Studying the scale effect and uniformity of grade parameter using geostatistical approaches. 17th international symposium on mine planning and equipment selection (MPES), 337-341. Beijing, China.

-Parhizkar, A., Osanloo, M. and Rasouli, V., Bangian, A.H., 2008. Optimisation of road position in open pit mining using location theory. 17th international symposium on mine planning and equipment selection (MPES), 184-190. Beijing, China.

-Rasouli, V., John, Z., 2008. Mechanical Earth Model for Enfield field. Technical report submitted to Woodside.

 2006 and Before

 -Eskandari, S., Rasouli, V. and Najafabadi, M., 2006. The use of principal component technique to study the anisotropy in spatial structure of iron grade in Gol-E-Gohar No 3 mine. Journals of Mines, Metals and Fuels, 393-396.  

-Rasouli, V. and Harrison, J.P., 2004. A comparison of linear     profiling and an in-plane method for the analysis of rock surface geometry. International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences, 377-378.

-Rasouli, V. and Harrison, J.P., 2003. Is it wavy or rough? 10th ISRM Congress, 943-946. Johannesburg, South Africa.

-Rasouli, V. and Harrison, J.P., 2001. Is the observational method of roughness determination trustworthy? Proc. ISRM Int. Symp. Eurock 2001, 277-282. Espoo, Finland.

-Rasouli, V. and Harrison, J.P., 2000. Scale effect, anisotropy and directionality of discontinuity surface roughness. ISRM Int. Symp. Eurock 2000, 751-756. Aachen, Germany.

PhD, Imperial College, London, 2002