Visiting Scholars/Professors

Dr. Changfeng Xi
Visiting Professor 
(Jan. 2020-Mar. 2020) 
with Graduate School & Training Centre of RIPED, China

Research areas: SAGD, in-situ combustion, and steamflooding with heavy oil, water, and
gas (e.g CO2); phase condition in similar reservoir conditions (high temperature); chemicals that can lower heavy oil viscosity or act as catalyst upgrades, including chemicals that can increase the sweep volume of steamflooding in heavy oil reservoirs.

  1. Xi, C., Zhao, F., Zhang, X., Guan, W., Jiang, Y. Wang, H., Wu, J., Yang, F., Babadagli, T. and Li. H.: “Evaluation of a Field-Wide Post-Steam In-situ Combustion Performance in a Heavy Oil Reservoir in China,” 2020 SPE Russian Petroleum Technology Conference, 12-14 Oct., Moscow, Russia.

  2. Xi, C., Qi, Z., Liu, T., Zhang, Y., Shen, D., Mu, H., Dong, H., Zheng, A., Yu, K., Li, X., Jiang, Y., Wang, H., Li, H. and Babadagli, T.: “A Field Pilot Test on CO2 Assisted Steam Flooding in a Steam-flooded Heavy Oil Reservoir in China,” 2020 SPE Russian Petroleum Technology Conference, 12-14 Oct., Moscow, Russia.

Dr. Xiaojuan Ren
Visiting Scholar 
(Dec. 2009-Dec. 2010) 
with Xi’An Shiyou University, China

Research topic: Experimental modeling of immiscible displacement in a rough-single fracture

  1. Babadagli, T., Ren, X. and Develi, K.: “Effects of Fractal Surface Roughness and Lithology on Single and Multiphase Flow in a Single Fracture:  An Experimental Investigation,” Int. J. of Multiphase Flow, vol. 68, 40-58, 2015.

  2. Babadagli, T., Raza, S., Ren, X. and Develi, K.: “Effect of Surface Roughness and Lithology on the Water-Gas and Water-Oil Relative Permeability Ratios of Oil-Wet Single Fractures,” Int. J. of Multiphase Flow, vol. 75, 68-81, 2015.

Dr. Hai Huang
Visiting Scholar 
(Jul. 2016–Jul. 2017) 
with Xi’An Shiyou University, China

Research topic: Experimental modeling of  proppant transport in rough hydraulic fractures

  1. Huang, H., Babadagli, T., Li, H.A., Develi K. and Wei, G.: “Effect of Injection Parameters on Proppant Transport in Rough Vertical Fractures:  An Experimental Analysis on Visual Models,” J. Petr. Sci. and Eng., vol. 180, 380-395, 2019.

  2. Huang, H., Babadagli, T., Chen, X. and Li, H.A.: “Performance Comparison of Novel Chemical Agents in Improving Oil Recovery from Tight Sands through Spontaneous Imbibition,” Petroleum Science, vol. 17, 409-418, 2020.

  3. Wei, G., Huang, H., Babadagli, T., Hou, L. and Li, H.A.: “A Visual Experimental Study: Resin-Coated Ceramic Proppants Transport within Rough Vertical Models” J. Petr. Sci. and Eng., vol. 191, 107142, 2020.

  4. Wei, G., Huang, H., Babadagli, T., Hou, L. and Li, H.A..: “Determination of the Effect of Resin-Coating on Ceramic Proppant Settlement for Optimal Hydraulic Fracturing Applications,” J. of Powder Tech., vol. 373, 109-117, 2020.

  5. Huang, H., Babadagli, T., Chen, X. and Li, H.A.: “Performance Comparison of Novel Chemical Agents for Mitigating Water-blocking Problem in Tight Gas Sands,” accepted for publication in SPE Res. Eval. and Eng., 2020.

  6. Huang, H., Babadagli, T. and Li, H.A.: “A Quantitative and Visual Experimental Study: Effect of Fracture Roughness on Proppant Transport in a Vertical Fracture,” SPE 187520, 2017 SPE Eastern Reg. Meet., Lexington, KY, USA, 4-6 Oct.

  7. Huang, H., Babadagli, T., Li, H.A. and Develi, K.: “Visual Analysis on the Effects of Fracture-Surface Characteristics and Rock Type on Proppant Transport in Vertical Fractures,” SPE 189892, 2018 SPE Hydraulic Fracturing Tech. Conf., The Woodlands, TX, 23-25 Jan.

  8. Huang, H., Babadagli, T., Li, H.A., Develi, K. and Wei, G.: “Visual and Quantitative Analysis of Injection Parameter on Proppant Transport in Rough Vertical Hydraulic Fractures of Unconventional Reservoir,” SPE 190041, 2018 SPE Western Reg. Meet., Garden Grove, CA, USA, 22-17 Apr.

  9. Huang, H., Babadagli, T., Chen, X. and Li, H.A.: “Performance Comparison of Novel Chemical Agents in Improving Oil Recovery from Tight Sands through Spontaneous Imbibition,”  SPE 193553, 2019 SPE Int. Conf. on Oilfield Chem., Galveston, TX, USA, 8-9 Apr.

  10. Huang, H., Babadagli, T., Chen, X. and Li, H.A.: “Performance Comparison of Novel Chemical Agents for Mitigating Water-blocking Problem in Tight Gas Sands,” SPE 199282, 2020 SPE Int. Conf. and Exh. on Formation Damage Control, Lafayette, LA, USA, 19-21 Feb. 

Dr. Xiaojuan Ren
Visiting Scholar 
(Dec. 2009-Dec. 2010) 
with Xi’An Shiyou University, China

Research topic: Experimental modeling of immiscible displacement in a rough-single fracture

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