Gas Hydrates Flow Assurance PVT, Phase Behaviour and Properties of Reservoir Fluids and CO2-Rich Systems CO2 Capture, Transport and Storage Current major research projects Gas Hydrates and Flow Assurance Evaluation of Low Dosage Hydrate Inhibitors Hydrate Safety Margin Monitoring and Early Detection Systems Hydraflow: A Wet Cold Flow Solution Phase Behaviour and Properties of Reservoir Fluids Impact of Common Impurities on Carbon Dioxide Capture, Transport and Storage Quantifying and Monitoring Potential Ecosystem Impacts of Geological Carbon Storage Sub-seabed CO2 Storage: Impact on Marine Ecosystems (ECO2)
After graduation (BSc in Chemical Engineering from Abadan Institute of Technology, Iran), he joined National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) in 1984 where he worked as Production Engineer as well as University Lecturer for seven years. Bahman Tohidi joined Heriot-Watt University in 1991 and graduated with a PhD in Petroleum Engineering in 1995 with his doctoral work on the phase behaviour of water-hydrocarbon systems and gas hydrates. He started his employment at Heriot-Watt University in January 1994 working in both Hydrate and Reservoir Fluids research projects. His research interests include gas hydrates, flow assurance, PVT, phase behaviour and properties of reservoir fluids, and reducing the emission of greenhouse gases. Currently, he leads Hydrate and Phase Equilibria Research Group at Institute of Petroleum Engineering, Heriot-Watt University. He is the Director of Centre for Gas Hydrate Research and the newly formed Centre for Flow Assurance Research (C-FAR) at Institute of Petroleum Engineering, Heriot-Watt University with several projects on various aspects of gas hydrates and flow assurance, and phase behaviour and properties of reservoir fluids. His is a consultant to major oil and service companies. Bahman is Managing Director of Hydrafact Limited a Heriot-Watt spin-out Company formed in 2006 with Flow Assurance and PVT as its main area of activity. His teaching activities included Petroleum Engineering and Production Technology, as well as offering several short courses to the industry (including; Advanced Flow Assurance and Gas Hydrates, PVT and Phase Behaviour of Reservoir Fluids, and Petroleum Engineering for other Disciplines). He has published more than 180 papers and holds 8 patents mainly in gas hydrates and PVT. He was SPE Distinguished Lecturer in 2005-2006 with his talk entitled, “Gas Hydrates: Friend or Foes?”. Bahman is a Professor at the Institute of Petroleum Engineering, Heriot-Watt University. Bahman is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers and a member of the EPSRC (the UK Engineering and Physical Science Research Council) Peer Review College for 2006-2009 and 2010-2013 and member of editorial board of Journal of Chemical Engineering Research and Design. Conferences and Workshops 2011: Member of the Steering Committee, SPE Advance Technology Workshop (ATW), “Applied Gas Hydrate Management (Challenges and Opportunities)”, 27-29 February 2012, Doha, Qatar. 08-11: Co-Chair, Organising Committee for the 7th International Conference on Gas Hydrates (ICGH). Edinburgh, 17-21 July 2011. 2008: Member of the Steering Committee, SPE Advance Technology Workshop (ATW), “Challenges and Management of Gas Hydrates”, 19-21 January 2009, Doha, Qatar. 2006: Member of Organizing Committee and Chair of Scientific Committee for the 5th International Workshop on Methane Hydrate Research and Development, 9-12 October 2006, Edinburgh, Scotland. 2006: Member of EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Science Research Council) Peer Review College (2006-2009). 2006: Member of Organizing Committee and co-chair of Symposium 3 Crystallization inhibition and scale formation, British and Dutch Association for Crystal Growth Conference, 10-12 September 2006, Edinburgh. 2005, Member of Steering Committee, co-Chair Sessions 2 and 9, 2005 SPE Forum Series in Europe, Molecules on the Move; Physico-Chemical Effects on Multiphase Transport - Forum, 23 - 28 Oct 2005, Cascais, Portugal. 2004, Selected as the SPE Distinguished Lecturer in 2004-2005, “Gas Hydrates: Friend or Foe?”. 2004, Co-Convener Hydrate Session, "Gas Hydrates and the Role of Methane in the Marine Environment" at the European Geosciences Union General Assembly, Nice, France, 25-30 April 2004. 2003, Member of Steering Committee, Manager of Session 3, 2003 SPE Forum Series in Europe, Multiphase Capabilities in Frontier Environments, 1-5 September 2003, France. 2001, Convenor and chairman of Gas Hydrate Session at the European Association of Geo-scientists and Engineers (EAGE), 11-15 June 2001, Amsterdam, Netherlands. 1999, Member of Steering Committee, Chairman of Session-3 and Vice Chairman of Session-6, 1999 SPE Forum Series in Europe, Natural Gas Hydrates in Production Operations - Problems & Solutions, 19-24 September 1999, France.