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Dr. Yuhe Wang

Dr. Yuhe Wang

Assistant Professor

Office Number: 204H
Office Phone: +974.4423.0422


Dr. Wang’s research group in Cross-Scale Subsurface Flow Dynamics (CSSFD) addresses the frontier challenges in cross-scale flow dynamics in the areas of subsurface energy and environment, such as hydrocarbon recovery and CO2 storage. Using computer modeling, imaging/visualization, high performance computing and artificial intelligence, his research aim to reveal key mechanisms and insights at small scale and then scale up through mathematical formulation and computation to feed into large scale applications, to develop improved predictive models optimizing the economic exploitation of subsurface resources while minimizing environmental impacts. His current particular interests include:
  • Multicontinuum and multiscale modeling and simulation;
  • Pore scale modeling;
  • Direct visualization and microfluidics; 
  • CO2 enhanced oil recovery and sequestration;
  • Carbonate and unconventional reservoirs;
  • Groundwater reactive and contamination Flow Simulation;
 
 

Education

  • ​Ph.D., Petroleum Engineering, Texas A&M University, 2013

  • M.S., Chemistry, Wake Forest University, 2009

  • B.S., Materials Science, Central South University, 2007

Experience

  • ​Assistant Professor, Texas A&M University at Qatar, 2015-present

  • Reservoir Engineer, InPetro Technologies Inc, 2014-2015 

  • Postdoc Research Associate and Lecturer, Texas A&M University, 2014

  • Researcher Reservoir Technology, Statoil, 2014

Publications

  • Na. Zhang, Q. Sun, Y. Wang. (2016). An adaptive multiscale mixed finite element model for flow through highly heterogeneous porous media. (Under review)

  • I. Akkutlu, Y. Efendiev, M. Vasilyeva, Y. Wang. (2016). Multiscale model reduction for shale gas transport in a coupled discrete fracture and dual-continuum media. (Under review)

  • H. Song, Y. Wang, J. Wang, Z. Li. (2016). Unifying diffusion and seepage for nonlinear gas transport in multiscale porous media. Chemical Physics Letters, In Press

  • Z. Chai, B. Yan, J. Killough, Y. Wang. (2016). An efficient method for fractured shale reservoir history matching: the embedded discrete fracture multi-continuum approach. SPE Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition, Dubai, UAE, Sep 26-28

  • Z. Chai, B. Yan, J. Killough, Y. Wang. (2016). Dynamic embedded discrete fracture multi-continuum model for the simulation of fractured shale reservoirs. International Petroleum Technology Conference, Bangkok, Thailand, Nov 14-16

  • H. Pu, Y. Wang, Y. Li. (2016). How CO2 storage mechanisms are different in organic shale: characterization and simulation studies. SPE Europec featured at the 78th EAGE Conference & Exhibition, Vienna, Austria, May 30 – Jun 2

  • B. Yan, M. Alfi, C. An, Y. Cao, Y. Wang, J. Killough. (2016). General multi-porosity simulation for fractured reservoir modeling. Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering, 33:777-791

  • B. Yan, Y. Wang, J. Killough. (2016). Beyond dual-porosity modeling for the simulation of complex flow mechanisms in shale reservoirs. Computational Geosciences, 20:69-91

  • X. Guo, Y. Wang, J. Killough. (2016). The application of static load balancers in parallel compositional reservoir simulation on distributed memory system. Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering, 28:447-460

  • G. Huang, H. Song, Y. Cao, J. Yang, Y. Wang, J. Killough, S. Cai. (2016). Numerical investigation of low-velocity non-Darcy flow of gas and water in coal seams. Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering, 34:124-138

  • T. Li, H. Song, J. Wang, Y. Wang, J. Killough. (2016). An analytical method for modeling and analysis gas-water relative permeability in nanoscale pores with interfacial effects. International Journal of Coal Geology, 159:71-81

  • Z. Li, C. Wei, J. Leung, Y. Wang, H. Song. (2015). Numerical and experimental study on gas flow in nanoporous media. Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering, 27:738-744

  • Y. Wang, J. Killough. (2015). Solver preconditioning using the combinatorial multilevel method on reservoir simulation. Computational Geosciences, 19:695-708

  • H. Song, M. Yu, W. Zhu, P. Wu, Y. Lou, Y. Wang, J. Killough. (2015). Numerical investigation of gas flow rate in shale gas reservoirs with nanoporous media. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 80:626-635

  • H. Song, Y. Cao, M. Yu, Y. Wang, J. Killough, J. Leung. (2015). Impact of permeability heterogeneity on production characteristics in water-bearing tight gas reservoirs with threshold pressure gradient. Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering, 22:172-181

  • B. Yan, M. Alfi, Y. Cao, C. An, Y. Wang, J. Killough. (2015). Advanced multiple porosity model for fractured reservoirs. International Petroleum Technology Conference, Doha, Qatar, Dec 6-9

  • Y. Wang, J. Killough. (2014). A new approach to load balance for parallel/compositional based on reservoir model overdecomposition. SPE Journal, 19:304-315

  • Y. Wang, B. Yan, J. Killough. (2013). Compositional modeling of tight oil using dynamic nanopore properties. SPE Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition, New Orleans, LA, USA, Sep 30 – Oct 2 

  • A new approach to load balance for parallel/compositional simulation based on reservoir model over-decomposition. 2013. SPE 163585-PA. Vol. 19(02):304-315. SPE Journal 

  • Numerical investigation of gas flow rate in shale gas reservoirs with nanoporous media. 2015. Vol. 80:626-635. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer 

  • Impact of permeability heterogeneity on production characteristics in water-bearing tight gas reservoirs with threshold pressure gradient. 2015. Vol. 22:172-181. Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering

  • How to improve our understanding of gas and oil production mechanisms in liquid-rich shale. 2014. SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Oct. 27-29  

  • Compositional modeling of tight oil using dynamic nanopore properties. 2013. SPE 166267. SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, New Orleans, LA, USA, Sep 30-Oct 2

  • A new approach for the simulation of fluid flow in unconventional reservoirs through multiple permeability modeling. 2013. SPE 166173. SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, New Orleans, LA, USA, Sep 30-Oct 2

  • Beyond dual-porosity modeling for the simulation of complex flow mechanisms in shale reservoirs. 2013. SPE 163651. SPE Reservoir Simulation Symposium, Woodlands, Texas, USA, Feb 18-20 

  • Solver preconditioning using the combinatorial multigrid method. 2013. SPE 163589. SPE Reservoir Simulation Symposium, Woodlands, Texas, USA, Feb 18-20