Public defence: Soheila Taghavi Hosnaroudi

Soheila Hosnaroudi will defend her PhD degree in process, energy and automation engineering. The dissertation is about how using autonomous valves can impact reservoir recovery.

14 Jun

Practical information

  • Date: 14 June 2024
  • Time: 10.00 - 16.00
  • Location: Porsgrunn, Room A-271 and Zoom
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  • Zoom link for digital participation


    10.00  Trial lecture: “Fluid characterization approaches defined and implemented in reservoir simulation: compositional vs. black-oil and modified black-oil”

    12.30  Public defence: "Improved Multiphase Flow Performance Using Autonomous
    Inflow Control Valve (AICV) and its Potential Impact on Reservoir Recovery"

    Assessment committee

    • First opponent: Associate professor Milan Stanko, NTNU.
    • Second opponent: Associate professor Masoud Babaei, University of Manchester.
    • Administrator: Associate professor Ru Yan, Universitety of SouthEastern Norway.


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Soheila Taghavi Hosnaroudi is defending her thesis for the degree philosophiae doctor (PhD) at the University of South-Eastern Norway.

The doctoral work has been carried out at the Faculty of Technology, Natural portrett av Soheila Taghavi Hosnaroudi Sciences and Maritime Sciences in the program Process, Energy and Automation Engineering.

Welcome to follow the trial lecture and the public defence.


One of the challenges in oil reservoirs that reduces oil production and total recovery is excessive production of unwanted fluids such as water, steam, and gas. One of the proven methods to improve oil recovery is implementing inflow control technologies. One of these inflow control technologies is Autonomous Inflow Control Valve (AICV). AICV can stop the production of unwanted fluids and thereby increase the oil production.

The multiphase flow behavior of the AICV in the zones where breakthrough of unwanted fluids occurs, is important for the total recovery along the well. The main goal is to improve the multiphase flow performance of the AICV for use in thin-oil-rim reservoirs, and reservoirs using enhanced oil recovery (EOR) methods. The potential impact of the improved AICV performance on increased oil recovery is investigated by experimental work and utilizing different types of commercial simulators.

One example of AICV development prospects is AICV for CO2-EOR application. AICV for CO2-EOR can contribute to choking back CO2 and avoiding reproduction of CO2 thus making possible to store CO2 in the oil reservoirs in EOR projects.