Dr. Faranak Mahmoudian
Dr. Faranak Mahmoudian joined CREWES at February 2016. Faranak received her B.Sc. (Physics/Mathematics, 2000) from Iran, and her M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees (Geophysics, 2006, 2013) from University of Calgary/CREWES. Her professional career includes stints as seismic data processor (2006-2009) and research geophysicist (2013-2016) with Shell Canada. She implemented azimuthal AVO technology for the first time at Shell, extracted meaningful natural fracture network properties for Marcellus Shale and Duverney Shale.
Faranak research included AVO inversion and reservoir characterization (conventional and unconventional), theoretical seismology, seismic anisotropy and numerical/physical modeling. Presently, Faranak is working on modeling hydraulic fracture process, examining both geomechanics and seismic imaging aspects, using CREWES physical modeling facility.