Papers published in 2020 (56):

  1. Y. Liu, X. Dong, Z. Chen, Y. Hou, Q. Luo and S. Chen, Pore-scale movability evaluation for tight oil enhanced oil recovery methods based on miniature core test and digital core construction, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, December 2020,
  2. M. Ahmadi, Z. Chen, M. Clarke and E. Fedutenko, Comparison of Kriging, machine learning algorithms and classical thermodynamics for correlating the formation conditions for CO2 gas hydrates and semi-clathrates, Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering, Volume 84, December 2020, Article 103659.
  3. D. Ji, Q. Wang, Z. Chen, T.G. Harding, M. Dong, C. Ge, Z. Li and F. Lai, A property-dependent perfectly matched layer with a single additional layer for Maxwell’s equations in finite difference frequency-domains, Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, Volume 372, December 2020, Article 113355.
  4. J. Xu, Z. Chen and R. Li: Impacts of pore size distribution on gas injection in intraformational water zones of oil sands reservoir, Oil and Gas Science and Technology, 75 (2020),
  5. H. Liu, Z. Chen, L. Shen, X. Guo and D. Ji, Advanced well modelling methods in thermal reservoir simulation, Oil and Gas Science and Technology, 75 (2020),
  6. J. Bai, Y. Kang, M. Chen, Z. Chen, L. You, X. Li and G. Chen, Impact of surface chemistry and pore structure on water vapor adsorption behavior in gas shale, Chemical Engineering Journal, Volume 402, December 2020, Article 126238.
  7. X. Yu, J. Li, Z. Chen, K. Wu, L. Zhang, G. Hui and M. Yang, Molecular dynamics computations of brine-CO2/CH4-shale contact angles: Implications for CO­2 sequestration and enhanced recovery, Fuel, Volume 280, November 2020, Article 118590.
  8. M. Chen, Y. Lu, Y. Kang, T. Zhang, X. Zhang, Z. Chen and L. You, Parameters selection for experiment on aqueous phase trapping damage in shale gas reservoirs, Journal of Natural Gas Science & Engineering, Volume 83, November 2020, Article 103551.
  9. D. Wang, J. Yao, Z. Chen, W. Song and H. Sun, Multiphase flow model from pores to cores in organic-rich shale,Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, Volume 94, November 2020, Article 107317.
  10. R. Li, Z. Chen, K. Wu, J. Xu, Z. Li and J. Li, Numerical simulation of gas mobility control by chemical additives injection and foam generation during steam assisted gravity drainage (SAGD), Energy Sources, Part A, Recovery, Utilization, and Environmental Effects, October 2020,
  11. X. Yu, J. Li, Z. Chen, J. Li, K. Wu and L. Zhang, Effects of an adsorbent accessible volume on methane adsorption on shale, Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, Volume 370, October 2020, Article 113222.
  12. M. Chen, Y. Lu, Y. Kang, L. You, Z. Chen, J. Liu and P. Li, Investigation of enhancing multi-gas transport ability of coalbed methane reservoir by oxidation treatment, Fuel, Volume 278, October 2020, Article 118377.
  13. S.M. Elahi, M.A. Khoshooei, L.C. Ortega, C.E. Scott, Z. Chen, and P. Pereira-Almao, Chemical insight into nano-catalytic in-situ upgrading and recovery of heavy oil, Fuel, Volume 278, October 2020, Article 118270.
  14. S. Cheng, P. Huang, K. Wang, K. Wu and Z. Chen, Comprehensive modeling of multiple transport mechanisms in shale gas reservoir production, Fuel, Volume 277, October 2020, Article 118159.
  15. B. Yang, Y. Kang, L. You, H. Zhang and Z. Chen, Experimental investigation of the pore shape factor in fluid imbibition model – Taking the Longmaxi shale in Sichuan Basin as examples, Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, Volume 193, October 2020, Article 107327.
  16. M. Ahmadi, Q. Hou, Y. Wang and Z. Chen, Interfacial and molecular interactions between fractions of heavy oil and surfactants in porous media: Comprehensive review, Advances in Colloid and Interface Science, Volume 283, September 2020, Article 102242.
  17. E. Mohagheghian. H. Hassanzadeh and Z. Chen, Matrix-fracture transfer shape factor for modeling multimechanisitc multicomponent shale gas flow, Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Volume 158, September 2020, Article 120022.
  18. R. Li, Z. Chen, K. Wu, X. Liu, S. Yang and J. Xu, A fractal model for gas-water relative permeability curve in shale rocks with fractal-like tree networks, Journal of Natural Gas Science & Engineering, Volume 81, September 2020, Article 103417.
  19. F. Zeng, D. Wang, J. Guo, Z. Chen and J. Xiang, Optimized completion design in triggering a fracture network to enhance horizontal shale well production, Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, Volume 190, July 2020, Article 107043.
  20. X. Yu, J. Li, Z. Chen, J. Li, K. Wu and L. Zhang, Effects of helium adsorption in carbon nanopores on apparent void volumes and excess methane adsorption isotherms, Fuel, Volume 270, June 2020, Article 117499.
  21. Y. Liu, J. Hou, Z. Chen, H. Su, E. Zhao, Y. Bai and N. Lu, A novel natural gas hydrate recovery approach by delivering geothermal energy through dumpflooding, Energy Conversion and Management, Volume 209, April 2020, Article 112623.
  22. E. Aliabadian, M. Husein, S. Sadeghi, A. R. Moghaddam, B. Maini, Z. Chen and U. Sundararaj, Application of graphene oxide nanosheets and HPAM aqueous dispersion for improving heavy oil recovery: Effect of localized functionalization, Fuel, Volume 265, April 2020, Article 116918.
  23. J. Bai, Y. Kang, Z. Chen, L. You, M. Chen and X. Li, Changes in retained fracturing fluid properties and their effect on shale mechanical properties Journal of Natural Gas Science & Engineering, Volume 75, March 2020, Article 103163.
  24. W. Wang, X. Pang, Z. Chen, D. Chen, X. Ma, W. Zhu, T. Zheng, K. Wu, K. Zhang and K. Ma, Methods for determination of effective sandstone reservoirs and evaluation of hydrocarbon enrichment in a petroliferous basin, Applied Energy, Volume 261, March 2020, Article 114457.
  25. N. Nguyen, C. Dang, L. Nghiem and Z. Chen, The role of fines transport in low salinity waterflooding and hybrid recovery processes, Fuel, Volume 263, March 2020, Article 116542.
  26. C. Dang, L. Nghiem, E. Fedutenko, E. Gorocu, C. Yang, A. Mirzabozorg, N. Nguyen and Z. Chen, AI based mechanistic modeling and probabilistic forecasting of hybrid low salinity chemical flooding, Fuel, Volume 261, February 2020, Article 116445.
  27. Y. Wang, H. Liu, Z. Chen, X. Dong, J. Wang, Q. Zhang and F. Chen, Pore-scale experimental study on EOR mechanisms of combining thermal and chemical flooding in heavy oil reservoirs, Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, Volume 185, February 2020, Article 106649.
  28. L. Jiang, Z. Chen and S.M. Farouq Ali, Thermal-hydro-chemical-mechanical alteration of coal pores in underground coal gasification, Fuel, Volume 262, February 2020, Article 116543.
  29. K. Wang, J. Luo, Y. Wei, K. Wu, J. Li and Z. Chen, Practical application of machine learning on fast phase equilibrium calculations in compositional reservoir simulations, Journal of Computational Physics, Volume 401, January 2020, Article 109013.
  30. H. Zhong, H. Liu, L. Shen, B. Yang, R. He and Z. Chen, Numerical simulations of polymer flooding process in porous media on distributed-memory parallel computers, Journal of Computational Physics, Volume 400, January 2020, Article 108995.
  31. X. Liu, Z. He and Z. Chen, A fully discrete virtual element scheme for the Cahn-Hilliard equation in mixed form, Computer Physics Communications, Volume 246, January 2020, Article 106870.
  32. M. Ahmadi and Z. Chen, Challenges and future of chemical assisted heavy oil recovery processes, Advances in Colloid and Interface Science, Volume 275, January 2020, Article 102081.
  33. X. Jia, J. Li, R. Lin and Z. Chen, Mathematical modeling of dynamic mass transfer in cyclic solvent injection, Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, Volume 184, January 2020, Article 106573.
  34. M. Yue, X. Huang, F. He, L. Yang, W. Zhu and Z. Chen, Analysis of the influence of different fracture network structures on production of shale gas reservoirs, Geofluids, Volume 2020, Article 8870429, 1-11, 2020.
  35. L. Zhang, K. Wu, Z. Chen, J. Li, X. Yu, S. Yang, G. Hui and M. Yang, Quasi-continuum water flow under nanoconfined conditions: Coupling the effective viscosity and the slip length, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 59 (46), 2020, 20504–20514.
  36. A. Mirzaei-Paiaman, S. R. Asadolahpour, H. Saboorian-Jooybari and Z. Chen, A new framework for selection of representative samples for special core analysis, Petroleum Research, 5 (3), 2020, 210-226.
  37. L. Zhang, K. Wu, Z. Chen, X. Yu, J. Li, Jing and S. Yang, Molecular-scale friction at a water-graphene interface and its relationship with slip behavior, Physics of Fluids, 32 (9), 2020, Article 092001.
  38. M. Ahmadi and Z. Chen, Insight into interfacial behavior of surfactants and asphaltenes: Implication to oil sands recovery, Energy & Fuels, 34 (11), 2020, 13536–13551.
  39. H. Saboorian-Jooybari and Z. Chen, Surface-charging parameters of charged particles in symmetrical and electrolyte solutions, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 22 (35) 2020, 20123-20142.
  40. R. Li, Y. Gao, J. Chen, X. He and Z. Chen, Discontinuous finite volume element method for a coupled Navier-Stokes-Cahn-Hilliard phase field model, Advances in Computational Mathematics, 46 (2) 2020, 1-35.
  41. B. Yang, Z. Hao, L. You, Y. Kang and Z. Chen, Estimating the fracturing fluid recovery in shale gas reservoirs: Experiments and field data analysis, Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering, 45 (9) 2020, 7851-7861.
  42. M. Ahmadi and Z. Chen, Molecular interactions between asphaltene and surfactants in a hydrocarbon solvent: Application to asphaltene dispersion, Symmetry, 12 (11) 2020, 1767, doi:10.3390/sym12111767, 1-18.
  43. H. Luo, B. Jiang, H. Li, Y. Li and Z. Chen, Flow rate profile interpretation for a two-phase flow in multistage fractured horizontal wells by inversion of DTS data, ACS Omega, 5 (34) 2020, 21728-21744.
  44. M. A. Ahmadi and Z. Chen, Machine Learning-based models for predicting permeability impairment due to scale deposition, Journal of Petroleum Exploration and Production Technology, 10 (7) 2020, 2873-2884.
  45. X. Dong, H. Liu, N. Lu, A. Zheng, K. Wu, Q. Xiao and Z. Chen, Steam conformance along horizontal well with different well configurations: An experimental and numerical investigation, SPE Production & Operations, 35 (3), 2020, 549–563.
  46. E. Mohagheghian. H. Hassanzadeh and Z. Chen, Evaluation of shale gas phase behavior under nano-confinement in multimechanisitc flow, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 59 (33), 2020, 15048–15057.
  47. J. Zhan, Z. Chen, Y. Zhang, Z. Zheng and Q. Deng, Will the future of shale reservoirs lie in CO2 geological sequestration? Science China Technological Sciences, 63 (7), 2020, 1154-1163.
  48. R. Li, Z. Chen, K. Wu and X. Dong, Review on the effective recovery of SAGD production for extra and super heavy oil reservoirs (in Chinese), SCIENTIA SINICA Technologica, 50(6), 2020, 729-741.
  49. W. Tian, K. Wu, Z. Chen, Y. Gao, Z. Chen, Y. Liu, Y. Hou, Q. Zhu and J. Li, Dynamic wetting of a solid-liquid-liquid system by molecular kinetic theory, Journal of Colloid and Interface and Science, 579 (2020), 470-478.
  50. Y. Yuan, Z. Qi, Z. Chen, W. Yan and Z. Zhao, Production decline analysis of shale gas based on a probability density distribution function, Journal of Geophysics and Engineering, 17 (2020), 365–376.
  51. J. Chen, Z. He, S. Sun, S. Guo and Z. Chen, Efficient linear schemes with unconditional energy stability for the phase field model of solid-state Dewetting problems, Journal of Computational Mathematics, 38 (3), 2020, 452-468.
  52. M. Yang., T. Harding and Z. Chen, Field-scale modelling of hybrid steam and in-situ combustion recovery process in oil sands reservoirs using dynamic gridding, SPE Reservoir Evaluation & Engineering-Reservoir Engineering,23 (1) 2020, 311-325.
  53. M. Ahmadi and Z. Chen, Insight into Interactions between Asphaltene and Surfactants: Application to Thermal Heavy Oil Recovery, Symmetry, 11 (2020), 1-15.
  54. X. Dong, H. Liu, C. Wang and Z. Chen, Experimental investigation on the steam injection profile along horizontal wellbore, Energy Reports, 6 (2020), 264-271.
  55. X. Feng, R. He and Z. Chen, H1-superconvergence of finite difference method based on Q1-element on quasi-uniform mesh for the 3D Poisson equation, Numerical Methods for Partial Differential Equations, 36 (1) 2020, 29-48.
  56. J. Li, F. Jing, Z. Chen and X. Lin, A priori and a posteriori estimates of stabilized mixed finite volume methods for the incompressible flow arising in arterosclerosis, Journal of Computational and Applied Mathematics, 363 (2020), 35-52.


  1. Li, Z. Chen, Z. Lei, Y. Gao, S. Yang, W. Wu, L. Zhang, X. Yu, D. Feng, J. Bi and K. Wu, Modelling the Apparent Viscosity of Water Confined in Nanoporous Shale: Effect of a Fluid-wall Interaction, Paper SPE-201570-MS, the SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, Denver, Colorado, USA, October 5-7, 2020.
  2. Dong, H. Liu, J. Wang, Y. Liu and Z. Chen, Vapor-liquid Equilibria of CO2/hydrocarbon Mixtures in the Nanopores Of Shale Reservoirs, Paper SPE-201269-MS, the SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, Denver, Colorado, USA, October 5-7, 2020.
  3. Dong, Q. Luo, N. Lu, H. Liu, K. Wu and Z. Chen, Confined Behavior of Hydrocarbon Fluids in Heterogeneous Nanopores By the Potential Theory, Paper SPE-201774-MS, the SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, Denver, Colorado, USA, October 5-7, 2020.
  4. Lei, K. Dai, X. Dou, J. Shi, Z. Chen, Z. Zhu and Z. Tao, Optimization Well Spacing for Development of Shale Oil Reservoirs using Integration of Data Analytics, Geomechanics Modeling, Pilots, and Economic Analysis, Paper URTeC: 3197, the Unconventional Resources Technology Conference, Austin, Texas, USA, July 20-22, 2020.
  5. Liu, J. Hou, Z. Chen, Y. Ji, E. Zhao and Y. Bai, Using the Combination of Hydraulic Fracturing and Thermal Stimulation Method to Enhance the Gas Production from Hydrate Bearing Layers, the Tenth International Conference on Gas Hydrates (ICGH10), SingaporeJune 21-26, 2020.
  6. Chai and Z. Chen, Simulation Study on Carbon Dioxide Enhanced Oil Recovery, in Gas Injection into Geological Formations and Related Topics, Wu, Y., Carroll, J.J., Hao, M. and Zhu, W. (eds.), Scrivener Publishing, Salem, MA, USA, 2020.
  7. Hui, S. Chen, Z. Chen and F. Gu, A Coupled Approach to Study the Hydraulic Fracturing-Induced Earthquakes near Crooked Lake, Alberta, SPE-199996-MS. SPE Canada Unconventional Resources Conference, Calgary, Canada, March 18-19, 2020.
  8. Zeidani, A. Boustani and Z. Chen, Analytical and Numerical Modeling of In-situ Reflux (ISR) for Optimizing OilSands Development, Paper SPE-199954-MS, SPE Canada Heavy Oil Technical Conference, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, March 18-19, 2020.
  9. Ji, T. G. Harding, Z. Chen, M. Dong and H. Liu, Feasibility of Electromagnetic Heating for Oil Sand Reservoirs, Paper SPE-199910-MS, SPE Canada Heavy Oil Technical Conference, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, March 18-19, 2020.