题目：Modeling of Hydraulic Fracture Propagation, Cleanup, and Long-term Oil/Gas/Water Recovery: Theory and Field Cases
Evaluation and stimulation of low-permeability oil and gas reservoirs is essential for economic field development. Efficient and effective proppant placement and fluid cleanup is the key to successful treatments and long-term production performances. Large amount of research and field work has been done, but mainly focused on one or a few aspects of the process. To better understand and optimize a stimulation treatment, one could develop and apply a hydraulic fracture-reservoir simulation model to investigate this complex natural and engineered system.
In this presentation, we will first introduce well stimulation, then review the development of a 3-dimentional, multi-phase, multi-mechanics hydraulic fracture-reservoir simulation model and data mining approach that was developed over the past years at PSU, and then show our systematic studies of factors affecting well stimulation and long-term recovery, including formation properties, treatment parameters, and operational conditions.
John Yilin Wang is an Associate Professor of Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering at the John and Willie Leone Family Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering, having joined the faculty in 2009. John also serves as Managing Director of Alfavor Petroleum Corporation. Previously, John was a petroleum engineer with a US independent producer in Shreveport, Louisiana, where he worked on evaluating and optimizing producing oil and gas fields. John is dedicated to advancing the knowledge and practices in reservoir evaluation and stimulation through teaching undergraduate and graduate courses; working with research scientists/associates/assistants; and serving the industry and professional society in a number of ways. John’s teaching efforts have produced more than 1,000 petroleum engineering graduates and his research efforts have produced 7 Ph.D. degree dissertations and 25 master’s theses, and he is currently overseeing the research of 6 Ph.D. and 3 master’s degree students. John serves as an Associate Editor of Springer J. of Petroleum Exploration and Production Technologies. He received a Ph.D. from Texas A&M University, M.Sc. from University of Houston, and B.Sc. from University of Petroleum of China, all in petroleum engineering.