M. Javad Afshari Moein

Dr. M. Javad Afshari Moein

+49 6151 16-22398
+49 6151 16-23601

Schnittspahnstraße 9
64287 Darmstadt

Office: B2|02 127

Working area(s)

  • Reservoir geomechanics
  • Geothermal reservoir characterization
  • Discrete Fracture Network (DFN) modeling
  • Induced seismicity

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Professional Experience

Since 09/2018: Associate Scientist, Geothermal Science and Technology Group, Institute of Applied Geosciences, Technische Universität Darmstadt

03/2015 – 09/2018: Research Assistant, Geological Institute, Earth Science Department, ETH Zürich, Switzerland

05/2014 – 03/2015: Researcher, Iranian Offshore Oil Company, (instead of military service), Tehran, Iran

05/2014 – 09/2014: Reservoir Engineer, Pars Petro Zagros Engineering & Services Co., Tehran, Iran

09/2011 – 01/2012: Reservoir Engineer (Internship), TOTAL, Paris, France


03/2015 – 09/2018: Doctor of Science (Ph.D.) in Geothermics, Earth Science Department, ETH Zürich, Switzerland. Thesis title: “Linkage between stress heterogeneities, fracture network and induced seismicity in deep geothermal reservoirs”

09/2010 – 02/2012: Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Reservoir Geoscience and Engineering, IFP School, Rueil Malmaison, France. Thesis title: “Optimization of Well Contribution under CO2 Constraint and Evaluation of Improved Recovery Technologies”

09/2006 – 07/2010: Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Petroleum Engineering, Amirkabir University of Technology, Tehran, Iran.

Research Profiles




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Turan, A. ; Bär, K. ; Afshari Moein, M. ; Sass, I. (2019):
Geothermal Modelling of Variscan Enhanced Geothermal System in Granitic and Metamorphic Rocks.
In: 10th European Geothermal PhD Day 2019, Potsdam, Germany, 25.-27.02.2019, [Online-Edition: https://www.geothermalresearch.eu/egpd-2019/],

Afshari Moein, M. ; Valley, B. ; Evans, K.F. (2019):
Scaling of Fracture Patterns in Three Deep Boreholes and Implications for Constraining Fractal Discrete Fracture Network Models.
In: Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering, Springer, S. 1723-1743, 52, (6), ISSN 1434-453X,
DOI: 10.1007/s00603-019-1739-7,
[Online-Edition: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00603-019-1739-7],


Afshari Moein, M. ; Somogyvari, M. ; Valley, B. ; Jalali, M. ; Loew, S. ; Bayer, P. (2018):
Fracture network characterization using stress-based tomography.
In: Journal of Geophysical Research - Solid Earth, Wiley - American Geophysical Union, S. 9324-9340, 123, ISSN 2156-2202; 2169-9356,
DOI: 10.1029/2018JB016438,

Afshari Moein, M. ; Tormann, T. ; Valley, B. ; Wiemer, S. (2018):
Maximum magnitude forecast in hydraulic stimulation based on clustering and size distribution of early microseismicity.
In: Geophysical Research Letters, AGU, S. 6907-6917, DOI: 10.1029/2018GL077609,
[Online-Edition: https://doi.org/10.1029/2018GL077609],

Afshari Moein, M.
Valley, B. ; Tormann, T. ; Wiemer, S. (Hrsg.) (2018):
Relation between Induced Microseismicity and Fracture Network in the Basel Geothermal Site.
In: 80th EAGE Conference and Exhibition, Copenhagen, Denmark, DOI: 10.3997/2214-4609.201801091,


Shaabani, E. ; Rezaeian, M. ; Afshari Moein, M. ; Maarefvand, P. (2016):
Experimental investigation into rate of penetration in carbonated rocks.
In: International Journal of Oil, Gas and Coal Technology, S. 339-349, 11, (4), ISSN 1753-3309,
DOI: 10.1504/IJOGCT.2016.075086,
[Online-Edition: https://doi.org/10.1504/IJOGCT.2016.075086],

Khormali, A. ; Petrakov, D. ; Afshari Moein, M. (2016):
Experimental analysis of calcium carbonate scale formation and inhibition in waterflooding of carbonate reservoirs.
In: Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, S. 843-850, 147, ISSN 0920-4105,
DOI: 10.1016/j.petrol.2016.09.048,
[Online-Edition: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.petrol.2016.09.048],

Afshari Moein, M. ; Valley, B. ; Ziegler, M. (2016):
Preliminary fractal analysis of fracture spacing inferred from an acoustic televiewer log run in the Basel-1 geothermal well (Switzerland).
In: Rock mechanics and rock engineering: from the past to the future, CRC Press, In: ISRM International Symposium - EUROCK 2016, Ürgüp, Turkey, 29-31 August, 2, [Konferenzveröffentlichung]


Rajabi, A. ; Afshari Moein, M. ; Rabbani, A. R. (2015):
Improvement of petrophysical evaluation in a gas bearing carbonate reservoir–A case in Persian Gulf.
In: Journal of natural gas science and engineering, Elsevier, S. 238-244, 24, DOI: 10.1016/j.jngse.2015.03.036,
[Online-Edition: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jngse.2015.03.036],


Afshari Moein, M. ; Shaabani, E. ; Rezaeian, M. (2014):
Experimental evaluation of hardness models by drillability tests for carbonate rocks.
In: Journal of petroleum Science and Engineering, Elsevier, S. 104-108, 113, DOI: 10.1016/j.petrol.2014.01.005,
[Online-Edition: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.petrol.2014.01.005],

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