Contact Information

  • Somayeh Goodarzi
    (832) 665-8128


Reservoir-Geomechanics Engineer with a PhD and 10 years of combined industry and academic experience in solving reservoir and geomechanics problems to enhance hydrocarbon production and reduce the environmental impacts of operations. Experties in feasibility studies and risk evaluation for CO2 storage applications.

Strong knowledge of oil and gas sofware tools enhanced through working on a variety of reservoir engineering studies and supporting sofware development. Core competencies include communication and presentation.


Houston, TX


 Senior Geomechanics Engineer • Halliburton
Houston, TX, USA. Feb. 2020-Mar. 2021

 Research Associate • CMC Research Institute
Calgary, AB, Canada. Jun. 2018-Jan. 2020

 Principal Reservoir-Geomechanics Advisor • Green Reservoir Impacts Ltd.
Calgary, AB, Canada. Oct. 2017-Jun. 2018

 Lead Reservoir Engineer • CGG Canada
Calgary, AB, Canada. May 2015-May 2017

 Reservoir-Geomechanics Engineer • TAURUS Reservoir Solutions
Calgary, AB, Canada. May 2013-May 2015

 Visiting Research Scholar • School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences, Stanford University
Palo Alto, CA, USA. May-Jun. 2009

 Research Assistant • Chemical and Petroleum Engineering Department
University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada. May 2007- Sep. 2013

Awards and Certifications

 Petroleum Society of Canada Graduate Scholarship
 Let’s talk Science Coordinator award
 Ursula and Herbert Zandmer Graduate Scholarship
 Mildred Shaw Book Prize
 Full Scholarship for MSc. and BSc. studies in petroleum Engineering


 Reservoir and geomechanical modeling/simulation
 CO2 storage
 Fracture modeling
 Caprock integrity
 Wellbore stability
 Compaction and subsidence modeling
 Programming


 PhD, Petroleum Engineering (Specialization: Geomechanics and Energy and Environmental Systems) University of Calgary, AB, Canada 2007-2013
 Master of Engineering, Petroleum Engineering, University of Calgary, AB, Canada 2005-2007
 Bachelor of Science, Petroleum Engineering-Reservoir, Petroleum University of Technology, Ahvaz, Iran 2000-2004