University of Southern California Global Energy Centre The USC Andrew and Erna Viterbi School of Engineering USC

2016

Wastewater disposal and earthquake swarm activity at the southern end of the Central Valley, California
Goebel, T.H. W., Hosseini, S.M., Cappa, F.,  Hauksson, E., Ampuero, J. P., Aminzadeh, F., Saleeby J.B. 
Submitted to American Geophysical Union (2016) 
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2015

A comparison of seismicity rates and fluid-injection operations in Oklahoma and California: Implications for crustal stresses

Goebel, T.H. W.
Submitted to The Leading Edge (2015) 
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An Objective Method for the Assessment of Fluid Injection Induced Seismicity in Tectonically Active Regions in Central California
Goebel, T.H. W., Hauksson, E., Aminzadeh, F., Ampuero, J. P. 
Submitted to Journal of Geophysical Research (2015) 
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Capacity Building in the Geothermal Sector in Indonesia, a Unique Collaboration
Smillie, A., Satar, S., Saptadji, N., Aminzadeh, F., Setianingsih, R
Submitted to World Geothermal Congress (2015)
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Microseismicity Induced by Hydraulic Fracturing: Controlling Parameters and Interpretations
Hosseini, M. S., Aminzadeh, F.
Submitted to SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition (2015)
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Novel Fracture Zone Identifier Attribute using Geophysical and Well Log Data for Unconventional Reservoirs
Maity, D., Aminzadeh, F. 
Submitted to Interpretation Journal (2015)
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Characterization of Flowback of Fracturing Fluids with Upgraded Visualization of Hydraulic Fracturing Treatment and its Implications on Overall Well Performance
Khush, D., Aminzadeh, F. Characterization of Flowback of Fracturing Fluids with Upgraded Visualization of Hydraulic Fracturing Treatment and its Implications on Overall Well Performance accepted for oral presentation at 251st American Chemical Society National Meeting in San Diego, California from March 13-17 2016.
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2014

A Geomechanical Approach for Microseismic Fracture Mapping

Hosseini, M. S., Aminzadeh, F. 
AAPG/SEG/SPWLA Hedberg Conference (2014)
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An Extended Finite Element Method Based Modeling of Hydraulic Fracturing
Khodabakhshnejad, A.,  and Aminzadeh, F. 
AAPG/SEG/SPWLA Hedberg Conference (2014)
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A Post-Audit of Geothermal Development in California’s Imperial Valley

White, L., Aminzadeh, F., Rose, A.
Journal of Sustainable Energy Engineering (2014) 
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Application of Induced Seismicity Mapping Software-Wilmington Oilfield

Chen, Q., Tiwari, A., Aminzadeh, F. 
PSAAPG Annual Meeting, Bakersfield (2014)
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A Probabilistic Assessment of Waste Water Injection Induced Seismicity in Central California

Goebel, T. H. W., Aminzadeh, F., Hauksson, E., Cappa, F., Ampuero, J. P., Saleeby, J.B.
AGU meeting in San Francisco (2014)
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Azimuthal Attenuation Attributes Applied To Integrated Fractured Reservoir Characterization By Using 3-D Prestack Seismic Data
Yong, A.,  Aminzadeh, F.
Pacific Coast American Association of Petroleum Geologists Annual Meeting in Bakersfield (2014)
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Effect of Fluid Rheology and Reservoir Compressibility on Microseismicity during Hydraulic Fracturing
Hosseini, S. M., Neuhaus, C. W., & Aminzadeh, F. 
Society of Petroleum Engineers (2014)
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Effective Utilization of Smart Oil Fields Infrastructure toward Optimal Production and Real-Time Reservoir Surveillance
Al-Yateem, K. S.,  Al-Amri, M. A., Aminzadeh, F., Ahyed,  R. A., Al-Khelaiwi, F. T., 
Saudi Aramco Journal of Technology (2014) 
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Effective Utilization of Smart Oil Fields Infrastructure towards Optimal Production and Real Time Reservoir Surveillance
Aminzadeh, F., Yateem, K.,  Al-Amri, M. 
International Petroleum Technology Conference (2014)
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Fluid Injection Induced Earthquakes in Naturally-Active, Seismogenic Regions in Central California
Goebel, T.H.W., Aminzadeh, F., Hauksson, E., Cappa, F., Ampuero J.-P., and Saleeby, J.B. 
Banff Induced Seismicity Workshop (2014)
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Hydraulic Fracturing and Induced Seismicity in California
Tiwari, A., Walker, R., Aminzadeh, F.
Hydraulic Fracturing Journal (2014)
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Novel Hybrid Artificial Neural Network Based Autopicking Workflow for Passive Seismic Data
Maity, D., Aminzadeh, F., Karrenbach, M.
Geophysical Prospecting (2014)
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P-Wave Attenuation Variation with Offset and Azimuth Analysis in Fractured Reservoirs
Yong A., Aminzadeh, F.
84th SEG Annual Meeting in Denver (2014)
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Risks and Impact Assessment for Deepwater and Ultra-Deepwater Gulf of Mexico Resources
Rose, K., Aminzadeh, F., Sim, L., Ghanem, R., Disenhof, C., Bauer, J., MacKenzie, Mark-Moser, Thimmisetty, C.,  Jabbari, N., Khodabakhshnejad, A.
Offshore Technology Conference in Houston (2014)
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Seismic Events and Hydraulic Fracturing Activities
Aminzadeh, F., Tiwari, A., Walker, R.
AGU meeting in San Francisco (2014)
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Waste Water Injection Induced Seismicity in Naturally-Active, Seismogenic Regions in Central California
Goebel, T. H. W., Hauksson, E., Ampuero, J. P., Aminzadeh, F., Cappa, F., Saleeby, J. B.
Annual SCEC meeting (2014)
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2013

A New Approach Towards Optimized Passive Seismic Survey Design With Simultaneous Borehole And Surface Measurements
Maity, D., Aminzadeh, F.
PSAAPG / SPE / PSSEPM / PCS-SEG Conference in Monterey (2013)
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An Integrated Methodology for Sub-Surface Fracture Characterization using Microseismic data: A Case Study at the NW Geysers
Aminzadeh, F., Tafti, T. A., Maity, D. 
Computer and Geosciences Journal (2013)
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Distributed Acoustic (Passive Fiber Optics) Sensors in the Petroleum Industry: State of the Art
Cannon, R. T., Aminzadeh, F. 
Society of Petroleum Engineers Digital Energy Conference in Woodlands (2013)
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Dynamic Characterization of Fracture Network Using Seismic, Microseismic & Well Log Data
Aminzadeh, F.
AAPG workshop on Fracture Monitoring Using Passive Seismic in Dubai
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Fracture Characterization in Unconventional Reservoirs Using Active and Passive Seismic Data With Uncertainty Analysis Through Geostatistical Simulation
Maity, D., Aminzadeh, F.
SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition in New Orleans (2013)
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Identifying Induced Seismicity in Active Tectonic Regions: A Case Study of the San Joaquin Basin, California
Aminzadeh, F.,  Goebel, T. H. W.
AGU Meeting in San Francisco (2013)
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Integrated Fracture Characterization And Associated Error Evaluation Using Geophysical Data For Unconventional Reservoirs
Maity, D., Chen, Q., Aminzadeh, F.
PSAAPG / SPE / PSSEPM / PCS-SEG Conference in Monterey (2013)
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Integrated Reservoir Characterization for Unconventional Reservoirs using Seismic, Microseismic and Well Log Data
Maity, D., Aminzadeh, F.
Ph.D Defense (2013) Software Package
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Optimal Wireless Sensor Networks for Reliable Low Cost Smart Oilfields
Purohit, A. D., Aminzadeh, F.
Society of Petroleum Engineers Digital Energy Conference in Woodlands (2013)
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Study of Interaction between Hydraulic Fracturing Induced and Natural Fracture by Applying Fractal Analysis, and Reservoir Simulation to Microseismic Data
Tafti, T. A., Malek, M., Aminzadeh, F.
Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition in New Orleans (2013)
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Use of Microseismicity for Determining the Structure of the Fracture Network of Large-Scale Porous Media
Tafti, T. A., Sahimi, M., Aminzadeh, F., Sammis, C. G.
Physical Review Letter E (2013)
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2012

Combining Absorption and AVO Seismic Attributes Using Neural Networks to High-Grade Gas Prospects

Rahimi, A., Aminzadeh, F., Clifford, A.
SPE Western Regional Meeting, Bakersfield (2012)
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Fracture Network Interpretation Through High Resolution Velocity Models: Application to the Geysers Geothermal Field

Tafti, T. A., Aminzadeh, F.
Geothermal Resources Council Transactions (2012)
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Framework for Time Lapse Fracture Characterization using Seismic, Microseismic & Well Log data
Maity, D., Aminzadeh, F.
Society of Exploration Geophysicists (2012)
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Hydraulic Fracturing and Induced Seismicity
 Current State of the Art

Aminzadeh, F.
RPSEA Unconventional Gas Conference, Canonsburg, PA (2012)
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Reservoir Characterization of an Unconventional Reservoir by Integrating Microseismic, Seismic, and Well Log Data
Maity, D., Aminzadeh, F.
SPE Western Regional Meeting held in Bakersfield, California (2012)
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2011

Artificial Neural Network based Autopicker for Microearthquake Data

Maity, D.
SEG Annual Meeting, San Antonio (2011)
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Characterizing Fractures in the Geysers Geothermal Field by Micro-seismic Data, Using Soft Computing, Fractals, and Shear Wave Anisotropy

Aminzadeh, F.
University of Southern California (2011)
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Geothermal Research and Technology

Aminzadeh, F
CleanTech Los Angeles (2011)
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Integrated Workflow for Characterizing Fracture Network in Unconventional Reservoirs using Microseismic Data

Tafti, T., Aminzadeh, F. 
University of Southern California (2011)
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The Implication of Using State-of-the-Art Technologies in Oil Fields

Al-Yateem, K., Aminzadeh, F., Dasgupta, S. 
Saudi Aramco Journal of Technology (2011)
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2010

Analysis of Microseimisicty using Fuzzy Logic and Fractals for Fracture Network Characterization
Aminzadeh, F., Tafti, T., Maity, D., Boyle, K., Sahimi, M., Sammis, C.
American Geophysical Union Annual Meeting, San Francisco (2010)
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Characterizing Fractures in Geysers Geothermal Field using Soft Computing
Aminzadeh, F., Tafti, T., Maity, D.
USC Sixth Annual Student Research Symposium Program (2010)
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2009 

 

Characterizing Fractures in Geysers Geothermal Field by Micro-seismic Data Using Soft Computing, Fractals, and Shear Wave Anisotropy
Aminzadeh, F., Tafti, T. 
Geothermal Resource Council Annual Meeting (2009)
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