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Fluid and Thermal Dynamics in the Development of Unconventional Resources II

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Guest Editors

Dr. Yu Peng, Southwest Petroleum University, CHINA
Dr. Yu Peng is now an associate professor in the school of oil & natural gas engineering of Southwest Petroleum University. His interests include research on rock mechanics, heat and mass transfer, fracture mechanics, rheology, interdisciplinary application of mathematics, and numerical simulations related to oil & natural gas development. He is the Associate Editor of Natural Gas Industry B, Youth Editor of Natural Gas Industry, and Guest Editors of Fluid Dynamics & Materials Processing and Frontiers in Energy Research. He was a visiting scholar at the University of Texas at Austin. He has published more than 40 peer-reviewed adamic papers and served as the reviewer for SPE Journal, SPE Production & Operations, Journal of Petroleum Science and Technology, Journal of Energy Storage, and so on. He has received several awards, including Second Prize of Science and Technology Progress Award of Sichuan Province, First prize of Science and Technology Progress Award of China Petroleum and Chemical Industry Federation (CPCIF) and China Petroleum and Chemical Industry Association (CPCIA).

Dr. Zhenglan Li, Southwest Petroleum University, CHINA
Dr. Zhenglan Li is currently an experimental engineer in the school of oil & natural gas engineering of Southwest Petroleum University. He mainly engages in research and teaching work on micro flow theory, numerical simulation of oil and gas reservoirs, carbon dioxide storage theory, and core experimental testing and analysis. He is a reviewer for journals such as Environmental Earth Sciences and SPE Journal. He has won the first prize of the China Petroleum and Chemical Automation Industry Science and Technology Progress Award. He has received funding from the Youth Program of the National Natural Science Foundation of China.

Dr. Cunqi Jia, The University of Texas at Austin, USA
Dr.Cunqi Jia is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Hildebrand Department of Petroleum and Geosystems, The University of Texas at Austin. His current research is focused on the development and application of compositional reservoir simulators. His research interests include enhanced oil recovery, reactive transport, carbonate acid stimulation, naturally fractured and vuggy reservoirs, Underground Hydrogen Storage (UHS), and Geological Carbon Sequestration. He has published more than 25 papers in high-level journals and prominent conferences, and served as the reviewer for Energies, Fuel, SPE Journal, Geoenergy Science and Engineering, and Gas Science and Engineering. He also serves as the review editor of Frontiers in Energy Research and guest editor of Journal of Marine Science and Engineering. He receives 2023 SPE Outstanding Technical Reviewer Award.


Further advancements in the exploitation of unconventional resources, such as tight gas, shale gas, shale oil, coalbed methane, and natural gas hydrate, are intimately connected to the investigation of related fluid-dynamics and thermal aspects. Especially in some complex engineering technologies, multi-phase and different flow-driving processes are involved at the same time. Studying these coupled behaviors together with heat and mass transfers is of great significance for improving the efficiency of unconventional resource development.


This special issue considers new theoretical and technological achievements in the development of unconventional resources. Its main goal is the provision of a high-level platform for sharing innovations and insights into this field..


We welcome all types of manuscripts, including original research articles, review articles, and perspectives. With respect to the above topics, original contributions are solicited from researchers in academia as well as industry working in areas including, but not limited to:


• Fluid-structure interaction in well drilling and hydraulic fracturing

• Multi-phase flow in hydraulic fractures and unconventional reservoirs

• Experimental study on multi-field and multi-phase processes

• Reservoir simulation and numerical modelling

• Fluid flow behaviors during drilling, production, and injection

• Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Storage (CCUS) with emphasis on related fluid dynamic aspects

• Mechanisms of fluid flow in porous media with water-rock interaction

• Heat and mass transfer phenomena during unconventional resources development


Petroleum Engineering, Heat and Mass Transfer, Fluid-Structure Interaction, Numerical Simulation, Unconventional Resources

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