Nicolas Farah

Assistant Professor

Contact Information

Office: ENG 701A
Extension: 2058

Office Hours:
TR 10:00–11:00

Research Interests 

Flow modeling from unconventional reservoir, Shale Gas, Tight Oil, Discrete Fracture Models.

Selected publications


  1. Farah, N., & Ghadboun, A. (2021). The MINC proximity function for fractured reservoirs flow modeling with non-uniform block distribution. Oil & Gas Science and Technology–Revue d’IFP Energies nouvelles76, 20,
  2. Farah, N., & Delorme, M. (2020). Unified fracture network model (UFNM) for unconventional reservoirs simulation. Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, 107874,
  3. Farah, N., Delorme, M., Ding, D. Y., Wu, Y. S., & Codreanu, D. B. (2019). Flow modelling of unconventional shale reservoirs using a DFM-MINC proximity function. Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering173, 222-236,
  4. Ding, D. Y., Farah, N., Bourbiaux, B., Wu, Y. S., & Mestiri, I. (2018). Simulation of matrix/fracture interaction in low-permeability fractured unconventional reservoirs. SPE Journal23(04), 1-389,
  5. Farah, N., Ding, D. Y., & Wu, Y. S. (2017). Simulation of the impact of fracturing-fluid-induced formation damage in shale gas reservoirs. SPE Reservoir Evaluation & Engineering20(03), 532-546,


  1. D.Y. Ding, N. Farah, B. Bourbiaux, Y-S. Wu, and I. Mestiri, “Simulation of Martix-Fracture Interaction in Low Permeability Unconventional Reservoirs”, SPE-182608-MS, Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), February 20 – 22, 2017, Montgomery, Texas, USA.
  2. Farah, N., Ding, D.Y., “Discrete Fracture Model based on Multiple Interacting Continua Proximity Function for Unconventional Low Permeability Reservoir Simulations”, EAGE 30105, ECMOR, Amsterdam, The Netherlands,    August 29 – September 1, 2016.
  3. Farah, N., Ding, D.Y. & Delorme, M., “Extension of the Multiple Interacting Continua Method to Discrete Fracture Models for Unconventional Low permeability Reservoir Simulations”, URTeC 2443586, San Antonio, Texas, USA,         August 1 - 3, 2016.
  4. Farah, N., Ding, D.Y., Wu, Y.S., “Simulation of the Impact of Fracturing Fluid Induced Formation Damage in Shale Gas Reservoirs”, SPE-173264-MS, SPE, Reservoir Symposium Simulation, Houston, Texas, USA, February 23-25, 2015.
  5. Farah, N., Ding, D.Y., Wu, Y.S. and Khrouf, A.M., “Simulation of Fracturing Water Invasion and Its Impact on Gas Production in Shale Gas Reservoirs”, EAGE 21676, ECMOR, Catania, Sicily, Italy, September 8-11, 2014.
  6. Ding, D.Y., Wu, Y.S., Farah, N., Wang, C. & Bourbiaux, B., “Numerical Simulation of Low Permeability  Unconventional Gas Reservoirs”, SPE 167711-MS, SPE Conference, Vienna, Austria, February 25-27, 2014.

Academic Degrees

PhD,“Geosciences, Natural Resources and Environment”, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Sorbones University, collaboration with Institut Francais de Pétrole (IFPEn), Reservoir Simulation, France, 2016
MSc, Reservoir Engineering, Université de Pau et des Pays de l’Adour (UPPA), France, 2013
Diploma of Engineering, Mechanics and Energetics, Ecole Polytechnique de Marseille, France, 2012