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Curriculum Vitae

August 2018
MOHSEN KALANI
E-mail: mohsen.kalani@gmail.com
LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/mohsen-kalani/29/249/9a0
Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=lpBXUVAAAAAJ&hl=en
ResearchGate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Mohsen_Kalani

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

 Ph.D. in Petroleum Geosciences Dec 2010-June 2010


o The University of Oslo, Norway
 M. Sc. Geology (Sedimentology and Sed. Petrology) Sept 2002-October 2005
o Bu-Ali Sina University, Hamadan, Iran
 B.Sc. in Geology Sept. 1998-Sept. 2002
o Azad University, Mashhad Campus, Iran

WORK EXPERIENCE

 Petroleum Geologist October 2014- continued


 National Iranian Oil Company- South, Ahvaz, Iran
Organic geochemistry
Mineralogical analyses
Facies and property modeling
Mudrock geology including SEM petrography
Petroleum systems and basin modeling
 Ph.D. Candidate December 2010-October 2014
 Department of Geosciences, The University of Oslo
 Multi-scale Mapping and Sedimentological characterization of seal units
2D seismic interpretation
Tectonic evolution of the Egersund Basin area, Central North Sea
Petrophysics
Log response of depositional and diagenetic processes
Organic rich intervals
XRD qualitative and quantitative analyses
Bulk mineralogy
Clay mineralogy
Quantitative phase analyses using the BGMN and Topas softwares
SEM analyses
Particularly focused on shale and mudstone diagenesis
UV florescence microscopy
Kerogen maturation and primary migration related fractures
Seismic interpreter Nov. 2008- Dec. 2010
 National Iranian Oil Company- South, Ahvaz, Iran
3D and 2D Seismic Interpretation
Up-scaling and Property modeling
Facies modeling
Marine geologist/ geophysicist Aug. 2007- July 2008
 Marine Geology Department, Geological Survey of Iran
Shallow seismic (Chirp) acquisition and interpretation
Sedimentological description of shallow cores and grab samples
Evaporite sedimentology
Making proposals for purchasing new facilities
 Compulsory National duty Dec. 2005- Aug. 2007
 Marine geologist/geophysist Sep. 2005- Dec. 2005
 Marine Geology Department, Geological Survey of Iran

OTHER RELEVANT EXPERIENCES

Administrative experiences
 Member of executive committee (secretarial coordinator) of the 12th symposium of
the geological society of Iran
o Hosted and organized by the National Iranian South Oil Company with
collaboration of Shahid Chamran University, Ahvaz, Iran
 Member of executive committee of the 11th symposium of the geological society of
Iran
o Hosted by Ferdowsi University of Mashhad
 Member of executive committee of the 1st Iranian Palaeontological Society
Conference
o Hosted by Ferdowsi University of Mashhad
 Member of executive committee of the 2nd Iranian Palaeontological Society
Conference
o Hosted by Islamic Azad University of Isfehan
 Web designing
o (e.g. www.paleos.ir; official web site of IRPS and www.11gsoi.ir and
www.12gsoi.ir, Websites of the 11 th and 12 th symposiums of the Geological
Society of Iran, respectively)
Teaching Experiences
 Part time university instructor, Sedimentology Lab.
o Azad University, Mashhad Campus- one semester
 Offering workshops in geological softwares at the university and for the industry
o (Surfer, LogPlot, and Rockwork)
 Petrophysics of mudrocks (5 day course)
o National Iranian South Oil Company

Graduate students advising/ supervision


 Opera, A. (Main Supervisor Prof. B. Alizadeh)
o PhD student in petroleum geology, since 2014- undergoing
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o Thesis Title: Organic Geochemistry, mineralogical and petrophysical analyses
of the Pabdeh Formation and the Asmari basal shale in the central Dezful
Embayment, Chamran University, Ahvaz, Iran.
 Ranjbar, Z. (Main Supervisor Prof. B. Alizadeh)
o MSc. Student in petroleum geology, since 2017- undergoing
o Thesis Title: Geochemical and mineralogical investigation on shale unit of the
base Asmari Reservoir from view point of source rock potential and
unconventional reservoir
 Abdolahi, B. (Main Supervisor Prof. B. Alizadeh)
o MSc. Student in petroleum geology, since 2018- undergoing
o Investigation of hydrocarbon generation potential of shale intervals in the
Sarvak Formation in the Parsi oilfield
 Giasvand, A. (Main Supervisor Prof. A.R. Rabbani)
o MEng. Student in petroleum exploration, since July 2018- undergoing
o Geochemical and mineralogical investigation on shale unit of the base Asmari
Reservoir in the Marun Oilfield, Amirkabir University of Technology (Tehran
Polytechnique)

SOFTWARE SKILLS

 Seismic interpretation and Petrophysics  Mapping, Gridding and plotting


o Kingdom Suite o ArcGIS
o Interactive Petrophysics o Surfer
o Petrel o Didger
o Dynel 2D o LogPlot
o Charisma Interpretation o Rockwork
 Petroleum systems and basin modeling  Marine surveying and geophysical
o TecMod acquisition
o Petromod o Hypack
 XRD analyses  Graphic toolbox
o EVA & Topas (Bruker Axs) o Photoshop
o X’pert HighScore (Pananalytical) o Illustrator
o BGMN

SELECTED CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSES AND WORKSHOPS

 Shale plays Evaluation: Finding Production Sweet Spots; a 5 day course


o SPE-Iran, Tehran, Iran, August 2015
 Seismic Fracture Characterization: Concepts and Practical Applications
o EAGE, Stavanger, Norway, May 2013
 Interpretation of Acoustic Impedance (AI) data; a 4 day Course
o Fugro Jason, Abu-Dhabi, January 2010
 Several software training courses including those of Schlumberger (Geoframe, Petrel)
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 3D seismic survey designing using Omni software, a 5 day course
o Dana Geophysics at the NISOC training department, July 2009
 Introduction to Hydrography, a 14 day course
o By the University of Tehran, Faculty of Geomatic Engineering, 2007
 Introduction to Geological Reservoir Characterization,
o AAPG Online course, 12 CEU., 2005

HONORS AND AWARDS

 Member of foundation board of the Sedimentological Society of Iran


 3 year PhD Research Grant to study in Norway, 2010 - 2013
o Norwegian Research Council, CLIMIT and Statoil
 Research Assistantship for Graduate Students, 2003-2004
o National Iranian Oil Company, Khazar Oil Company (KEPCO)

AFFILIATION

 American Association of Petroleum Geologists (Member)


 Sedimentological Society of Iran (member and member of foundation board)

PUBLICATIONS

Peer reviewed papers


- Kalani, M., Koochak Zadeh, M., Jahren, J., Mondol, N.H., Faleide, J.I., (2015). Effect of
diagenesis on pore pressures in fine-grained rocks in the Egersund Basin, Central
North Sea. Norwegian Journal of Geology 95: 171–189.
- Kalani, M., Jahren, J., Mondol, N.H., Faleide, J.I., (2015). Petrophysical implications of
source rock microfracturing. International Journal of Coal Geology 143:43-67.
- Kalani, M., Jahren, J., Mondol, N.H., Faleide, J.I., (2015). Compaction processes and rock
properties in uplifted clay dominated units- the Egersund Basin, Norwegian North
Sea. Marine and petroleum Geology 68A: 596–613.
- Peyravi, M., Kamali, M.R., Kalani, M., 2010. Sedimentary Environments and Sequence
Stratigraphy of the Kangan Formation in Northern part of the Persian Gulf;
implications for reservoir characteristics. Journal of Petroleum Geology 33: 371-386.
- Torshizian, H.A., Mollai, H., Kalani, M., Javanbakht, M., 2009. Hydrogeochemical analysis of
the Siyah-kuh district playa brines, Central Iran. N Jb Geol Paläont Abh 253: 281–292.

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- Kalani, M., Khodabakhsh, S., Amirbehboudi, C., 2008. Seismic expression and inferred
depositional environments of Plio-Pleistocene sedimentary sequences in the
southwestern Caspian Sea. Geo-Marine Letters 28: 31-41.
Selected conference abstracts and extended abstracts
Kalani, M., Jahren, J., Mondol, N.H., Faleide, J.I., 2013. Compaction and rock properties of
Upper Jurassic-Lower Cretaceous mudrocks, Egersund basin, Northern North Sea.
Norwegian Geological Winter Conference, 8-10 January 2013.
Kalani, M., Jahren, J., Mondol, N.H., Angeli, M., Faleide, J.I., 2013. Velocity and resistivity
relationships in organic carbon rich shale and mudstone intervals, implications for
compaction. Norwegian Geological Winter Conference, 8-10 January 2013.
Kalani, M., Mondol, N.H., Jahren, J., Faleide, J.I., 2011. Petropysical properties of clay
dominated stratigraphic units in the Egersund and Norwegian‐Danish Basins. 9th
Euroconference on Rock Physics and Geomechanics Trondheim Norway 17‐21
October 2011.
- Kamali M.R., Peyravi M., Kalani M. (2009) Sequence stratigraphy of the Kangan Formation,
northern Arabian plate: implications for reservoir characterization. Lithosphere
dynamics and sedimentary basins: The Arabian plate and analogues, 5th workshop of
the ILP-Task Force on Sedimentary Basins, December 6 to 11, 2009, Abu Dhabi.
- Rahimi, E., Khodabakhsh, S., Kalani, M., Lak, R., 2008. Geology and texture of sediments of
the Neka-Rud drainage basin and factors contributing flooding susceptibility in the
basin. 33 rd International Geological Congress, August 2008, Oslo, Norway.
- Lak, R, Kalani, M., Fayazi, F., 2008. Sedimentology of the Maharlou Lake, SW Iran
significance of evaporites. 33 rd International Geological Congress, August 2008,
Oslo, Norway.
- Kalani, M., Khodabakhsh, S., Amirbehboudi, C., Mohseni, H., 2007. Inferring depositional
environments of Plio-Pleistocene sediments of the southwestern South Caspian Basin
based on seismic facies. 11th Symposium of Geological Society of Iran, Ferdowsi
University of Mashhad (in Persian with an abstract in English).
- Lak. R., Fayazi, F., Kalani, M., 2007. Sedimentological evidences of a major drought in the
Mid-Late Holocene of the Lake Maharlou, SW Iran. 4 th International Limnogeology
Congress (ILIC 2007), p 165 (abstract in English).

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- Kalani, M., Khodabakhsh, S., Amirbehboudi, C., Mohseni, H., 2004. Construction of
structure contour & isometric maps using Surfer case study, South Caspian Basin. 8th
Symposium of the Geological Society of Iran, Shahrood University of Tech. (abstract
in Persian).