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Chemical and Natural Gas Engineering

Faculty & Staff

Dr. Zhaoqi Fan


Assistant Professor

Professional Preparation

Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Kansas                            2017-2019

Ph.D. in Petroleum Systems Engineering, University of Regina            2017

Ph.D. in Petroleum Engineering, China University of Petroleum             2013

B.S. in Petroleum Engineering, China University of Petroleum               2008


Appointments

Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical & Natural Gas Engineering,

Texas A&M University – Kingsville                                          2019 - present

Adjunct Faculty, Department of Petroleum Engineering,

University of Alaska Fairbanks                                                    2018 - 2019


Research Interests

  • Multiphase fluid flow in unconventional reservoirs
  • Wormhole modeling in heavy oil and carbonate formations
  • Assisted history matching algorithms
  • Gas hydrate phase behavior and characterization
  • Well pattern optimization
  • Reservoir simulation & optimization
  • Enhance oil recovery in unconventional reservoirs

Opening Positions

Now opening master and Ph.D. positions are available in Dr. Fan's research group. Please send your resume, research interest, and transcript to zhaoqi.fan@tamuk.edu if you have an interest in any position.


Selected Publications

Peer-reviewed journal papers

1. Yang, G., Fan, Z., Li, X. Determination of Confined Fluid Phase Behavior Using Extended Peng-Robinson Equation of State. Chemical Engineering Journal, 2019, 378, 122032.

2. Fan, Z., Yang, D., and Li, X. Quantification of Sand Production by Use of a Pressure-Gradient-Based Sand Failure Criterion. SPE Journal, 2019, 24(3): 988-1001.

3. Yang, G. Fan, Z., and Li, X. Determination of Confined Fluid Phase Behavior Using Extended Peng-Robinson Equation of State. Chemical Engineering Journal. 2019, 378: 122032.

4. Chai, D. Fan, Z., and Li, X. A New Unified Gas Transport Model for Gas Flow in Nano-Scale Porous Media. SPE Journal, 2019, 24(2): 698-719.

5. Chai, D., Yang, G., Fan, Z., and Li, X. Gas Transport in Shale Matrix Coupling Multilayer Adsorption and Pore Confinement Effect. Chemical Engineering Journal. 2019, 370: 1534-1549.

6. Liu, G., Fan, Z., and Li, X. Estimate of Saturation Pressures of Crude Oil by Using Ensemble-Smoother-Assisted EOS. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 2018, 57(49): 17024–17031.

7. Fan, Z., Yang, D., Li, X., and Chai, D. Estimation of Relative Permeability and Capillary Pressure Using a Modified Iterative Ensemble Smoother. Journal of Energy Resources Technology, 2018, 141 (2): 022901-022901-9.

8. Fan, Z., Cheng, L., and Yang, D. Optimization of Well Pattern Parameters in a Tight Oil Formation Using Coupling Analysis. Mathematical Geosciences, 2018, 50(8): 977-1002.

9. Zhang, Y., Fan, Z., Yang, D., Li, H., and Patil, S. Simultaneous Estimation of Relative Permeability and Capillary Pressure for PUNQ-S3 Model with A Damped Iterative Ensemble Kalman Filter Technique. SPE Journal. 2017, 22(3): 971-984.

10. Fan, Z., Zhang, Y., and Yang, D. Estimation of Three-Phase Relative Permeabilities for a Water-Alternating-Gas Process by Use of an Improved Ensemble Randomized Maximum-Likelihood Algorithm. SPE Reservoir Evaluation & Engineering. 2016, 19(4): 683-693.

Conferences and Presentations

11. Fan, Z. Estimation of Three-Phase Relative Permeabilities for a Wag Process Using an Improved Ensemble Randomized Maximum Likelihood Algorithm. AIChE Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL. November 10-15, 2019.

12. Chai, D., Fan, Z., Li, X. Gas Transport Modeling With Multilayer Adsorption in Nanopores. ACS National Meeting, San Diego, CA. August 25-29, 2019.

13. Zheng, R., Fan, Z., Li, X., Neghban, S. Phase Boundary of Gas Hydrates: Application in Desalination. ACS National Meeting, San Diego, CA. August 25-29, 2019.

14. Yang, G., Chai, D., Fan, Z., and Li, X. Analytical Investigation of the Confinement Effect on Bubble-point Pressure of Hydrocarbons in Nano-sized Pores. Presented at the SPE Western Regional Meeting, San Jose, CA, 23-26 April, 2019.

15. Chai, D., Fan, Z., and Li, X. A Unified Convection-Diffusion Layered Model for Non-Ideal Rarefied Gas Flow In Nanoscale Porous Media. Presented at the ECMOR XVI: 16th European Conference on the Mathematics of Oil Recovery, Barcelona, Spain, 3-6 September, 2018.

16. Fan, Z., Li, X., Ostermann, R.D., and Jiang, J. An Efficient Method to Determine Wormhole Propagation During Matrix Acidizing. Presented at the Unconventional Resources Technology Conference, Houston, Texas, USA, 23-25 July, 2018.

17. Fan, Z., Yang, D., and Li, X. Determination of Three-Phase Relative Permeability in CHOPS Processes by Use of An Improved Ensemble Smoother. SPE 186080, Presented at the SPE Reservoir Characterisation and Simulation Conference, Abu Dhabi, UAE, 8–10 May, 2017.

18. Fan, Z. and Yang, D. Quantification of Sand Production by Use of A Pressure-Gradient-Based Sand Failure Criterion. SPE 185009, Presented at the SPE Canada Heavy Oil Technical Conference, Calgary, Alberta, 15-16 February, 2017.

19. Fan, Z. and Yang, D. Characterization of Wormhole Growth and Its Applications for CHOPS Wells Using History Matching. SPE 179607, Presented at the SPE Improved Oil Recovery Conference, Tulsa, Oklahoma, 11-13 April, 2016.

20. Fan, Z. and Yang, D. Determination of Three-phase Relative Permeability for Enhanced Oil Recovery Processes with a Modified EnRML Method. Presented at the 36th IEA-EOR Collaborative Project Workshop & Symposium, Sapporo, Japan, 7-11 September, 2015.


Teaching Activities

  • Fundamentals of Reservoir Engineering   Fall, 2019
  • Conservation Principle I                             Fall, 2019
  • Fluid Transport Phenomena                  Spring, 2020
  • Heat Transport Phenomena                  Spring, 2020

Professional Affiliations

Society of Petroleum Engineers

American Chemical Society

American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)


Contact Information

Department of Chemical and Natural Gas Engineering

EC Room 253

MSC193Texas A&M University-Kingsville

Kingsville, Texas 78363

Tel: (361) 593-3892

fax: (361) 593-4026

email:zhaoqi.fan@tamuk.edu