The selected publications in 2015:

Books:

  1. B. Yang, H. Liu and Z. Chen, GMRES Solver with ILU(k) for Large-Scale Sparse Linear Systems on GPUs. Lambert Academic Publishing (LAP), Saarbrücken, Germany, 2015.
  2. C. T.Q. Dang, L. Nghiem and Z. Chen, Modeling, Design, and Optimization of Low Salinity Waterflooding. LAP Lambert Academic Publishing, Saarbrücken, Germany, 2015.

Papers:

  1. K. Wu, X. Li and Z. Chen, Adsorption diffusion mechanisms on the surface of nanopores of shale gas reservoirs and mathematical models (in Chinese), Science China: Technological Sciences, 45 (2015), 525-540.
  2. K. Wu, X. Li and Z. Chen, Gas transport models in nanopores of shale gas reservoirs (in Chinese), Petroleum Journal, 36 (2015), 837-848.
  3. D. Ji, M. Dong and Z. Chen, Analysis of steam-solvent-bitumen phase behavior and solvent mass transfer for improving the performance of the ES-SAGD process, Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, 133 (2015), 826-837.
  4. M. Dejam, H. Hassanzadeh and Z. Chen, Shear dispersion in combined pressure-driven and electro-osmotic flows in a capillary tube with a porous wall. American Institute of Chemical Engineers Journal, 61 (2015), 3981-3995.
  5. F. Jing, J. Li and Z. Chen, Stabilized finite element methods for a blood flow model of arterosclerosis, Numerical Methods for Partial Differential Equations, 31 (2015), 2063-2079.
  6. L. Mei, Y. Gao and Z. Chen, Numerical study using explicit multistep Galerkin finite element method for the MRLW equation, Numerical Methods for Partial Differential Equations, 31 (2015), 1875-1889.
  7. M. Seifi, Z. Chen, and J. Abedi, Large scale simulation of UCG process applying porous medium approach, Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering, 93 (2015), 1311-1325.
  8. H. Liu, B. Yang, and Z. Chen, Accelerating the GMRES solver with block ILU(k) preconditioner on GPUs in reservoir simulation, Journal of Geology & Geosciences, 4 (2) (2015), 1-7.
  9. M. Dejam, H. Hassanzadeh and Z. Chen, Shear dispersion in combined pressure-driven and electro-osmotic flows in a channel with porous walls, Chemical Engineering Science, 137 (2015), 205-215.
  10. L. Zhu and Z. Chen, A two-level stabilized nonconforming finite element method for the stationary Navier-Stokes equations, Mathematics and Computers in Simulation, 114 (2015), 157-170.
  11. T.Q.C. Dang, Z. Chen, T.B.N. Nguyen, and W. Bae, Rheological modeling and numerical simulation of HPAM polymer viscosity in porous media, Energy Sources, Part A: Recovery, Utilization, and  Environmental Effects, 37(2015): 2189-2197.
  12. L. You, W. Zhang, Y. Kang, Z. Chen, and X. Liu, Stability of fluorosurfactant absorption on mineral surface for water removal in tight gas reservoirs, Journal of Chemistry, vol. 2015, Article ID 980439, 8 pages, 2015. doi:10.1155/2015/980439.
  13. J. Zhang, X. Wu, G. Han, K. Zhang, J. Wang, B. Wang, and Z. Chen, Damage by swelling clay and experimental study of cyclic foam stimulation, ACTA Geological SINICA, 89 (2015), 215-216.
  14. J. Zhang, X. Wu, Z. Chen, G. Han, J. Wang, Z. Ren and K. Zhang,  Application and experimental study of cyclic foam stimulation, RSC (Royal Society of Chemistry) Advances, 93 (5), 76435-76441, 2015. pdf
  15. T.Q.C. Dang, Z. Chen, T.B.N. Nguyen, W. Bae, and T.H. Phung, A new assisted history matching approach for complex reservoirs, Energy Sources, Part A: Recovery, Utilization, and Environmental Effects, 18 (2015), 1954-1961.
  16. K. Wu, Z. Chen and X. Li, Real gas transport through nanopores of varying cross-section type and shape in shale gas reservoirs, Chemical Engineering Journal, 281, 813-825, 2015. pdf
  17. K. Wu, X. Li, C. Wang, W. Yu, and Z. Chen, Model for surface diffusion of adsorbed gas in nanopores of shale reservoirs, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 54 (2015), 3225-3236.
  18. K. Wu, X. Li, C. Wang , Z. Chen and W. Yu, A model for gas transport in microfractures of shale and tight gas reservoirs, American Institute of Chemical Engineers Journal, 61(2015), 2079-2088.
  19. J. Li, Z. Chen and T. Zhang, Adaptive stabilized mixed finite volume methods for the incompressible flow, Numerical Methods for Partial Differential Equations, 31 (2015), 1424-1443.
  20. K. Wang, H. Liu and Z. Chen, A scalable parallel black oil simulator on distributed memory parallel computers, Journal of Computational Physics, 30 (2015), 19-34.
  21. H. Liu, B. Yang and Z. Chen, Accelerating algebraic multigrid solvers on NVIDIA GPUs, Computers and Mathematics with Applications 70 (2015), 1162-1181.
  22. W. Liu, J. Yao, Z. Chen, Y. Liu and H. Sun, Research on exact analytical and numerical solutions of a moving boundary model of one-dimensional non-Darcy seepage flow in low permeable porous media (in Chinese), Chinese Journal of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, 47 (2015), 605-612.
  23. X. Dong, H. Liu, J. Hou, Z. Zhang, and Z. Chen, Multi-thermal fluid assisted gravity drainage process: A new improved-oil-recovery technique for thick heavy oil reservoir, Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering,  133 (2015), 1-11.
  24. J. Li and Z. Chen, analysis for the finite element and finite volume methods for the 3D Navier-Stokes equations (in Chinese), Science China Mathematics, 45 (7), 2015, 1281-1298.
  25. Cuong T.Q. Dang, Z. Chen, N. T.B. Nguyen, and T. H. Phung, An integrated geology and reservoir engineering approach for modeling of a giant fractured basement reservoir, International Journal of Oil, Gas and Coal Technology 10 (2015), 39-59.
  26. M. Lin, S. Chen, W. Ding, Z. Chen, and J. Xu, Effects of fracture geometries on well production in hydraulic fractured tight oil reservoirs, Journal of Canadian Petroleum Technology, 54 (2015), 183-194.
  27. M. Ahmadlouydarab, J. Azaiez, and Z. Chen, Immiscible flow displacements with phase change in radial injection, International Journal of Multiphase Flow, 72 (2015), 73-82.
  28.  Z. Chen, J. Sun,  R. Wang and X. Wu, A pseudo-bubble point model and its simulation for foamy oil in porous media, SPE (Society of Petroleum Engineers) Journal, 20 (2), 239-247, 2015. pdf
  29. J. Li, X. Zhao and Z. Chen, A novel analysis for finite volume approximations of the Stokes problem, Journal of Computational and Applied Mathematics, 279 (2015), 97-105.
  30. Z. Chen, H. Liu and B. Yang, Accelerating iterative linear solvers using multiple graphical processing units, International Journal of Computer Mathematics 97 (2015), 1422-1438.
  31. M. Dejam, H. Hassanzadeh and Z. Chen, Capillary forces between two parallel plates connected by a liquid bridge, Journal of Porous Media 18 (2015), 179-188.
  32. D. Ji, H. Zhong, M. Dong, and Z. Chen, Study of heat transfer by thermal expansion of connate water ahead of a steam chamber edge in the steam-assisted-gravity-drainage process, Fuel, 150 (2015), 592-601.
  33. A. S. Haddad, H. Hassanzadeh, J. Abedi, and Z. Chen, Characterization of scale-dependent dispersivity in fractured formations through a divergent flow tracer test, Groundwater 53 (2015), 149-155.
  34. Y. He, J. Gao and Z. Chen, On the comparison of properties of Rayleigh waves in elastic and viscoelastic media, International Journal of Numerical Analysis and Modeling, 12 (2015), 254-267.
  35. M. Ahmadlouydarab, J. Azaiez, and Z. Chen, Dynamics of viscous liquid bridges inside microchannels subject to external oscillatory flows, Physical Review E, E91 (2015), 1539-1549.
  36. X. Chen, Z. Chen, G. Moore, S. Mehta, M. Ursenbach, and T. Harding, Kinetic modeling of the in-situ combustion process for Athabasca oil sands (paper highlighted), Journal of Canadian Petroleum Technology, January (2015), 12-14.
  37. H. Saboorian-Jooybari, M. Dejam, Z. Chen, Equilibrium or nonequilibrium models: A critical issue in determination of gas diffusivity in oil (paper highlighted), Journal of Canadian Petroleum Technology, March (2015), 78-80.
  38. T.Q.C. Dang, L.X. Nghiem, Z. Chen, and T.B.N. Nguyen, CO2 low-salinity water alternating gas: A promising new approach for EOR (paper highlighted), Journal of Petroleum Technology, January 2015, 84-86.

REFEREED ARTICLES IN JOURNALS:

  1. K. Zhang, M. E. G. Perdomo, B. Kong, K. O. Sebakhy, K. Wu, G. Jing, J. Hang, X. Lu, A. Hong, Z. Chen, CO2 Near-Miscible Flooding for Tight Oil Exploitation, Paper SPE-176826-MS, the SPE Asia Pacific Unconventional Resources Conference and Exhibition, Brisbane, Australia, November 9-11, 2015.
  2. K. Wu, X. Li and Z. Chen, A Model for CH4-CO2 Flow in Shale Gas Reservoirs with Nano- to Micro-Scales, Paper SPE-176872-MS, the SPE Asia Pacific Unconventional Resources Conference and Exhibition, Brisbane, Australia, November 9-11, 2015.
  3. Y. Hu, M. E. G. Perdomo, K. Wu, Z. Chen, K. Zhang, D. Ji, H. Zhong, Brittleness Evaluation of shale Gas Reservoirs-Part 1: Effect of Confining Pressure on Brittleness Calculation and Correction, Paper SPE-176886-MS, the SPE Asia Pacific Unconventional Resources Conference and Exhibition, Brisbane, Australia, November 9-11, 2015.
  4. K. Wu, X. Li and Z. Chen, An Apparent Permeability for Shale Core Scale in Nanopores of Shale Gas Reservoirs, Paper SPE-176965-MS, the SPE Asia Pacific Unconventional Resources Conference and Exhibition, Brisbane, Australia, November 9-11, 2015.
  5. Y. Hu, M. E. G. Perdomo, K. Wu, Z. Chen, K. Zhang, J. Yi, G. Ren, Y. Yu, A Model for Binary Component Gas Transfer in Nanopores of Shale Gas Reservoirs, Paper SPE-177010-MS, the SPE Asia Pacific Unconventional Resources Conference and Exhibition, Brisbane, Australia, November 9-11, 2015.
  6. X. Dong and Z. Chen, The Thermal Recovery Methods and Technical Limitations of Bohai Offshore Heavy Oil Reservoirs: A Case Study, Paper OTC-26080-MS, Offshore Technology Conference Brasil, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, October 27-29, 2015.
  7. X. Dong and Z. Chen, A Nonlinear Empirical Correlation to Predict the SAGD Recovery Performance, Paper SPE-176410-MS, the SPE/IATMI Asia Pacific Oil & Gas Conference and Exhibition, Nusa Dua, Indonesia, October 20-22, 2015.
  8. H. Liu. K. Wang, Z. Chen, K. Jordan and J. Luo, A Parallel Platform for Reservoir Simulators on       Distributed-memory Supercomputers, Paper SPE-176045-MS, the SPE/IATMI Asia Pacific Oil & Gas Conference and Exhibition, Nusa Dua, Indonesia, October 20-22, 2015.
  9. T.B.N. Nguyen, T.Q.C. Dang, L.X. Nghiem, and Z. Chen, Integrating Modeling for Assisted History Matching and Robust Optimisation in Mature Reservoirs, Paper SPE-176290-MS, the SPE/IATMI Asia Pacific Oil & Gas Conference and Exhibition, Nusa Dua, Indonesia, October 20-22, 2015.
  10. J. Lou and Z. Chen, An Efficient and Parallel Scalable Geomechanics Module for Reservoir Simulation, Paper SPE-176167-MS, the SPE/IATMI Asia Pacific Oil & Gas Conference and Exhibition, Nusa Dua, Indonesia, October 20-22, 2015.
  11. K. Wang. L. Zhang and Z. Chen, Development of Discontinuous Galerkin Methods and a Parallel Simulator for Reservoir Simulation, Paper SPE-176168-MS, the SPE/IATMI Asia Pacific Oil & Gas Conference and Exhibition, Nusa Dua, Indonesia, October 20-22, 2015.
  12. K. Zhang, M. Wang, Q. Liu, K. Wu, L, Yu, J. Zhang, S. Chen, and Z. Chen, Effects of Adsorption and Confinement on Shale Gas Production Behavior, Paper SPE-176296-MS, the SPE/IATMI Asia Pacific Oil & Gas Conference and Exhibition, Nusa Dua, Indonesia, October 20-22, 2015.
  13. K. Zhang, Y. Li, A. Hong, K. Wu, G. Jing, O. Torsæter, S. Chen, Z. Chen, Nanofluids Alternating Gas for Tight Oil Development, Paper SPE-176241-MS, the SPE/IATMI Asia Pacific Oil & Gas Conference and Exhibition, Nusa Dua, Indonesia, October 20-22, 2015.
  14. K. Zhang, T. Qin, K. Wu, G. Jing, J. Han, A. Hong, J. Zhang, S. Chen, Z. Chen, Integrated Method to Screen Tight Oil Reservoirs for CO2 Flooding, Paper SPE-175969-MS, the SPE Unconventional Resources Conference, Calgary, Canada, October 20-22, 2015.
  15. K. Wu, X. Li, C. Wang, W. Yu, and Z. Chen, Challenges in Modeling Gas Transfer in Nanopores of Shale Gas Reservoirs, Paper SPE-175906-MS, the SPE Unconventional Resources Conference, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, October 20-22, 2015.
  16. S. Yang, Z. Chen, Y. Wei, K. Wu, L. Shao, W. Wu, A Simulation Model for Accurate Prediction of Uneven Proppant Distribution in the Marcellus Shale Coupled with Reservoir Geomechanics, Paper SPE-177286-MS, SPE Eastern Regional Meeting, Morgantown, WV, USA, October 13-15, 2015.
  17. M. H. Nikpoor and Z. Chen, Chemical-Gravity-Thermal Diffusion Equilibrium in Two-phase Non-isothermal Petroleum Columns, Paper SPE-175551-MS, SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, Houston, Texas, USA, September 28–30, 2015.
  18. Q. Li, H. Hejazi and Z. Chen, Analytical Modeling of Unsteady Heat Transfer in the SAGD Process, Paper SPE-175063-MS, SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, Houston, Texas, USA, September 28–30, 2015.
  19. T.Q.C. Dang, L.X. Nghiem, T.B.N. Nguyen, and Z. Chen, Field Scale Evaluation and Robust Optimization of Low Salinity Waterflooding and Hybrid Low Salinity Waterfloooding under Geological Uncertainties, Paper SPE-175042, SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, Houston, Texas, USA, September 28–30, 2015.
  20. K. Zhang, K. Sebakhy, K. Wu, G. Jing, N. Chen, Z. Chen, A. Hong, O. Torsæter, The Emerging Technologies Applied in Tight Oil E&P, Paper SPE-175699-MS, Cairo, Egypt, September 14-16, 2015.
  21. H. Liu, K. Wang, Z. Chen, J. Luo, S. Wu and B. Wang, A Parallel Thermal Reservoir Simulator on Distributed-memory Supercomputers, Paper SPE-175573-MS, SPE Reservoir Characterization and Simulation Conference and Exhibition Chairperson, Abu Dhabi, UAE, September 14-16, 2015.
  22. K. Wu, Z. Chen, X. Li. Real Gas Transport through Nanopores of Varying Cross-section Type and Shape in Shale Gas Reservoirs, SPE-175453-MS, SPE Offshore Europe Conference & Exhibition, Aberdeen, United Kingdom, September 4-11, 2015.
  23. T. Q.C. Dang, L.X. Nghiem, T.B.N. Nguyen, and Z. Chen, Modeling and Robust Optimization of CO2 Low Salinity Water Alternating Gas under Geological Uncertainties, Paper SPE-174644, 2015 SPE Asia Pacific Enhanced Oil Recovery Conference, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, August 11-13, 2015.
  24. J. Zhang, X. Wu, X. Cen, B. Wang, S. Chen and Z. Chen, Design for Foam Drainage Gas Production using Visual Basic Programming and Case Analysis, ICCES 2015 (International Conference on Computational & Experimental Engineering and Sciences), Reno, Nevada, USA, July 20-24, 2015.
  25. H. Saboorian-Jooybari, M. Dejam, Z. Chen, Half a Centuary of Heavy Oil Polymer Flooding from Laboratory Core Floods to Pilot Tests and Field Applications, Paper SPE-174402, 2015 SPE Canada Heavy Oil Technical Conference, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, June 9-11, 2015.
  26. H. Saboorian-Jooybari, M. Dejam, Z. Chen, Concentration Dependent Diffusivity of Gases in Heavy Oils, Paper SPE-174456, 2015 SPE Canada Heavy Oil Technical Conference, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, June 9-11, 2015.
  27. W. Xiong, Z. Chen, and M. Bahonar, Development of a Thermal Wellbore Simulator with Focus on Improving Heat Loss Calculations for SAGD Steam Injection, Paper SPE-174408, 2015 SPE Canada Heavy Oil Technical Conference, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, June 9-11, 2015.
  28. R. Li, S. R. Etminan, and Z. Chen, Chemical Additives and Foam to Enhance SAGD Performance, Paper SPE-174489-MS, 2015 SPE Canada Heavy Oil Technical Conference, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, June 9-11, 2015.
  29. X. Jia, J. Li and Z. Chen, Modeling of Dynamic Convection-Diffusion Mass Transfer in Cyclic Solvent Injection, Paper SPE-174519-MS, 2015 SPE Canada Heavy Oil Technical Conference, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, June 9-11, 2015.
  30. T.B.N. Nguyen, T.Q.C. Dang, Z. Chen, and L.X. Nghiem, Effects of Lithofacies and Reservoir Heterogeneity on Improved Oil Recovery Process, Paper SPE-174473-MS, 2015 SPE Canada Heavy Oil Technical Conference, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, June 9-11, 2015.
  31. Q. Song, Z. Chen, and S.M. Farouq Ali, Steam Injection Schemes for Bitumen Recovery from the Grosmont Carbonate Deposits, Paper SPE-174463-MS, 2015 SPE Canada Heavy Oil Technical Conference, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, June 9-11, 2015.
  32. M. Lin, S. Wang, S. Chen, and Z. Chen, Reservoir Flow Simulation Coupled Rock Mechanics for Modeling Shale Liquid Right Gas Play, Paper SPE-174358, SPE EUROPEC 2015, Madrid, Spain, June 1-4, 2015.
  33. T.Q.C. Dang, L.X. Nghiem, T.B.N. Nguyen, and Z. Chen, New Insights into the Critical Role of Geology in Modeling and Optimization of Low Salinity Waterflooding, Paper SPE-174294, SPE EUROPEC 2015, Madrid, Spain, June 1-4, 2015.
  34. S. Yang, Z. Chen, W. Wu, Y. Zhang, W. Zhang, H. and Deng, Addressing Microseismic Uncertainty from Geological Aspect to Improve Accuracy of Estimated Stimulated Reservoir Volumes, Paper SPE-174286-MS, SPE EUROPEC 2015, Madrid, Spain, June 1-4, 2015.
  35. S. Yang, N. Harris, T. Dong, W. Wu and Z. Chen, Mechanical Properties and Natural Fractures of a Horn River Shale Core from Well Logs and Hardness Measurements, Paper SPE-174287-MS, SPE EUROPEC 2015, Madrid, Spain, June 1-4, 2015.
  36. K. Wu, Z. Chen, H. Wang, S. Yang, X. Li and J. Shi, A Model for Real Gas Transfer in Nanopores of Shale Gas Reservoirs, Paper SPE-174293-MS, SPE EUROPEC 2015, Madrid, Spain, June 1-4, 2015.
  37. T.B.N. Nguyen, T.Q.C. Dang, Z. Chen, and L.X. Nghiem, Optimization of Hydraulic Fracturing Design with Future EOR Considerations in Shale Oil Reservoirs, Paper SPE 174307, SPE EUROPEC 2015, Madrid, Spain, June 1-4, 2015.
  38. S. Yang, Z. Chen, and W. Wu, Integration of Rock Mechanical Reservoir Model and Microseismic Date to Establish Accurate Stimulate Reservoir Volume, GeoConvention, Calgary, Canada, May 4-8, 2015.
  39. K. Wu, X. Li, C. Wang, W. Yu, and Z. Chen, A Model For Surface Diffusion Of Adsorbed Gas In Nanopores Of Shale Gas Reservoirs, Paper OTC-25662-MS, the 2015 Offshore Technology Conference, Houston, TX, USA, May 4-7, 2015.
  40. E. Amirian, Z. Chen, and S. Zanon, Practical Application of Data-Driven Modeling Approach during Waterflooding Operations in Heterogeneous Reservoirs, Paper SPE-174031-MS, SPE Western Regional Meeting, Garden, Grove, CA, USA, April 27-30, 2015.
  41. Q. Song, Z. Chen, and S.M. Farouq Ali, Steam Injection Schemes for Bitumen Recovery from the Grosmont Carbonate Deposits, Paper SPE-173999-MS, SPE Western Regional Meeting, Garden, Grove, CA, USA, April 27-30, 2015.
  42. T.Q.C. Dang, L.X. Nghiem, T.B.N. Nguyen and Z. Chen, Practical Concerns and Principle Guidelines for Screening, Implementation, Design, and Optimization of Low Salinity Waterflooding, Paper SPE-174008, SPE Western Regional Meeting, Garden, Grove, CA, USA, April 27-30, 2015.
  43. V. Hematfar, Z. Chen and B. Maini, Development of a Fully Coupled Numerical Scheme for Simulation of Asphaltene Dependent Problems in Porous Media, Paper SPE-173710-MS, SPE International Symposium on Oilfield Chemistry, Woodlands, Texas, USA, April 13-15, 2015.
  44. A. Mirzabozorg, L. Nghiem, H. Li, C. Yang, and Z. Chen, How Does the Incorporation of Correlations between Petrophysical Parameters Impact Uncertainty Quantification? – A SAGD Case Study, in the Proceedings of the 2015 World Heavy Oil Congress, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, March 24-26, 2015.
  45. H. Liu, K. Wang, Z. Chen, and K. Jordan, Efficient Multi-stage Preconditioners for Highly Heterogeneous Reservoir Simulations on Parallel Distributed Systems, Paper SPE-173208-MS, SPE Reservoir Simulation Symposium, Houston, TX, February 23-25, 2015.
  46. G. Brown, D. Collins, and Z. Chen, Efficient Preconditioning for Algebraic Multigrid and Red-Black Ordering in Adaptive-Implicit Black-Oil Simulations, Paper SPE-173231-MS, SPE Reservoir Simulation Symposium, Houston, TX, February 23-25, 2015.
  47. T.Q.C. Dang, L.X. Nghiem, Z. Chen, Q. Nguyen and T.B.N. Nguyen, Modeling and Optimization of Low Salinity Waterflood, Paper SPE-173194-MS, SPE Reservoir Simulation Symposium, Houston, TX, February 23-25, 2015.
  48. A. Mirzabozorg, L. Nghiem, H. Li, C. Yang, and Z. Chen, A New Look at Conflicting Multiple Objectives Optimization Using a Fuzzy Rule-Based System, Paper SPE-173209-MS, SPE Reservoir Simulation Symposium, Houston, TX, February 23-25, 2015.
  49. K. Wu, X. Li and Z. Chen, A General Model of Gas Flow in Shale Reservoirs with Nano-to Micro-scales, Paper SPE-173201-MS, SPE Reservoir Simulation Symposium, Houston, TX, February 23-25, 2015.
  50. H. Saboorian-Jooybari, M. Dejam, Z. Chen, and P. Pourafshary, Fracture Identification and Comprehensive Evaluation of the Parameters by Dual Laterolog Data, Paper SPE-172947-MS, the SPE Middle East Unconventional Resources Conference & Exhibition, Muscat, Oman, January 26-28, 2015.

The selected publications in 2014:

1.  Ngoc T.TB. Nguyen and Zhangxin Chen,  A New Approch for Optimization and Uncertainty Assessment of Surfactant-Polymer Flooding, SPE-172003-MS, Society of Petroleum Engineers, 2014.

2.   Arash Mirzabozorg, Long Nghiem, Heng Li,  Chaodong Yang, and Zhangxin Chen,  A New Look at Conflicting Multiple Objectives Optimization Using Fuzzy Rules-Based System, SPE-172003-MS, Society of Petroleum Engineers.

3.  Hui Liu, Bo Yang and Zhangxin Chen, Accelerating the GMRES solver with Block ILU(k) Preconditioner on GPU in Reservoir Simulation, accepted.

4. Amin Sharifi Haddad, Hassan Hassanzadeh, Jalal Abedi and Zhangxin Chen, Application of tracer injection tests to characterize rock matrix block size distribution and dispersivity in fractured aquifers, Journal of Hydrology, 510, pp. 504-512, 2014.

5. Amin Sharifi Haddad, Hassan Hassanzadeh, Jalal Abedi, Zhangxin Chen and Antony Ware, Characterization of Scale-Dependent Dispersivity in Fractured Formations Through a Divergent Flow Tracer Test,  Groundwater,  Methods Note, 2014, doi: 10.1111/gwat.12187.

6. Cuong T.Q.  Dang, Long  X. Nghiem, Zhangxin Chen, Ngoc T.B. Nguyen, Quoc P. Nguyen, CO2 Low Salinity Water Alternating Gas: A New Promising Approach for Enhanced Oil Recovery, SPE 169071-MS, SPE international, 2014.

7. S. Reza Etminan, Brij B. Maini and Zhangxin Chen, Determination of mass transfer parameters in solvent-based oil recovery techniques using a non-equilibrium boundary condition at the interface,  Fuel,  120, pp.218-232, 2014.

8. Ziqiang Guo, Mingzhe Dong, Zhangxin Chen and Jun Yao, Dominant Scaling Groups of Polymer Flooding for Enhanced Heavy Oil Recovery, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 52, pp. 911-921, 2013.

9. H. Saboorian-Jooybari, NISOC, M.Dejam and Z. Chen, Equilibrium or Nonequilibrium Models: A Critical Issue in Determination of Gas Diffusivity in Oil, SPE 170030, SPE international, 2014.

10. Arash Mirzabozorg, Long Nghiem, Zhangxin Chen, Chaodong Yang and Heng Li, How does the Incorporation of Engineering Knowledge using Fuzzy Logic during History Matching Impact Reservoir Performance Prediction? SPE-170011-MS, SPE international, 2014.

11. Shauheen Etminan, Farzam Javadpour, Bril B. Maini and Zhangxin Chen,  Measurement of Gas Storage Processed in Shale and of the Molecular Diffusion Coefficient in Kerogen, International Journal of Coal Geology, 2013, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.coal.2013.10.007.

12. Jinze Xu, Zhangxin Chen, Yangguo Yu and Jili Cao, Numerical Thermal Simulation and Optimization of Hybrid CSS_SAGD Process in Long Lake with Lean Zones, SPE-170149-MS, SPE International.

13. Zhangxin Chen, Jian Sun, Ruihe Wang and Xiaodong Wu,  Peudo_Bubble Point Model and its Simulation for Foamy Oil in Porous Media, SPE International.

14. Morteza Dejam, Hassan Hassanzadeh and Zhangxin Chen, Reinfiltration through liquid bridges formed between two Matrix Blocks in Fractured Rocks, Journal of Hydrology,  2014.

15. Morteza Dejam, Hassan Hassanzadeh, and Zhangxin Chen, Analytical Solutions for a Partically Penetrated Well with Wellbore Storage and Skin Effects in a Double Porosity system with a Gas Cap, Transp. Porous Med, 100, 159-192, 2013.

16. Ehsan Ranjbar, Hassan Hassanzadeh, and Zhangxin Chen, Semianalytical Solutions for Release of Fluids from Rock Matrix Blocks with Different Shapes, Sizes, and Depletion Regimes, Water Resourses Research, 49, 2174-2196. 2014.

17. Morteza Dejam, Hassan Hassanzadeh, and Zhangxin Chen, Shape of Liquid Bridges in a Horizontal Fracture, Journal of Fluid Flow, Heat and Mass Transfer, 1, 2014,  DOI: 10.11159/jffhmt.2014.001.

18. Mirteza Dejam, Hassan Hassanzadeh, and Zhangxin Chen, Shear Dispersion in a Fracture with Porous Walls, Advances in Water Resourses, 74, pp. 14-25, 2014.

19. Cuong T.Q. Dang, Long X. Nghiem, Zhangxin Chen, Quoc P. Nguyen, Ngoc T.B. Nguyen, State of the Art Low Salinity Waterflooding for Enhanced Oil Recovery, SPE-165930, SPE International, 2013.

20. L. Taabbodi, Z. Chen, and S. Geiger, Transient Shape Factors for Thermal Flow Simulation in Naturally Fractured Reservoirs A Concept, SPE-171083, SPE International, 2014.

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More papers and books:  

21. Z. Chen, J. Sun, R. Wang and X. Wu, A pseudo-bubble point model and its simulation for foamy oil in porous media, SPE-172345-PA, accepted in publication of SPE (Society of Petroleum Engineers) Journal, May 28, 2014.  pdf

22. M. Seifi, J. Abedi and Z. Chen, Application of porous media approach to simulate UCG process, Fuel 116 (2014), 191-200. pdf

23. S.R. Etminan, B.B. Maini, and Z. Chen, Determination of mass transfer parameters in solvent-based oil recovery techniques using a non-equilibrium boundary condition at the interface, Fuel 120 (2014), 218-232.  pdf

24. H. Liu, Z. Chen, S. Yu, B. Hsieh, and S. Lei, Development of a restricted additive Schwarz preconditioner for sparse linear systems on NVIDIA GPU, International Journal of Numerical Analysis and Modeling-B, 5 (2014), 13-20.  pdf

25. S.R. Etminan, M. Pooladi-Darvish, B.B. Maini, and Z. Chen, Modeling the interface resistance in low soluble gaseous solvents-heavy oil systems, Fuel 105 (2013), 672-687.  pdf

26. J. Li and Z. Chen, On the semi-discrete stabilized finite volume method for the transient Navier-Stokes equations, Advances in Computational Math, 38 (2013), 281-320. pdf

27. H. Nourozieh, M. Kariznovi, J. Abedi, and Z. Chen, Simulation study and kinetic parameter estimation of underground coal gasification in Alberta reservoirs, Chemical Engineering Research and Design 91 (2013), 464-476. pdf

28. K. Ghesmat, H. Hassanzadeh, J. Abedi, and Z. Chen, Frontal stability of reactive nanoparticle transport during in situ catalytic upgrading of heavy oil, Fuel 107 (2013), 525-538.  pdf

29. Z. Guo, M. Dong, Z. Chen and J. Yao, Dominant scaling groups of polymer flooding for enhanced heavy oil recovery, Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research 52 (2013), 911-921. pdf

30. Z. Chen, Z. Wang, L. Zhu and J. Li, Analysis of the pressure projection stabilization method for the Darcy and coupled Darcy-Stokes flows, Computational Geosciences 17 (2013), 1079-1091. pdf

31. Z. Guo, M. Dong, Z. Chen and J. Yao, A fast and effective method to evaluate the polymer flooding potential for heavy oil reservoirs in Western Canada, Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, 112 (2013), 335-340. pdf

32. M. H. Nikpoor, R. Kharrat and  Z. Chen, The Modeling of 3D Compositional Grading and Plus Fraction Molecular Weight Change in Non-isothermal Petroleum Reservoirs, Journal of Energy Sources, 35 (2013), 99-109.  pdf

33. E. Ranjbar, H. Hassanzadeh and  Z. Chen, Semi-analytical solutions for release of fluids from rock matrix blocks with different shapes, sizes and depletion regimes, Water Resources Research, 49 (4), 2174-2196, 2013. pdf

34. H. Liu, S. Yu, Z. Chen, B. Hsieh and S. Lei, Sparse matrix-vector multiplication on NVIDIA GPUs, International Journal of Numerical Analysis and Modeling, Series B, 3 (2012), 185-191. pdf

35. M.J. Shafaei, J. Abedi, H. Hassanzadeh  and Z. Chen, Reverse gas-lift technology for CO2 injection into deep saline aquifers, Energy, 45 (1), 840-849, 2012. pdf

36. M. Bahonar, J. Azaiez, and Z. Chen, Two issues in wellbore heat flow modeling along with the prediction of casing temperature in the steam injection wells, Journal of Canadian Petroleum Technology  50 (2011), 43-63. pdf

37. K. Ghesmat, H. Hassanzadeh, J. Abedi, and Z. Chen, Influence of nanoparticles on the dynamics of miscible Hele-Shaw flows, Journal of Applied Physics 109 (2011), 104907-104915.  pdf

38. M. Seifi, Z. Chen, and J. Abedi, Numerical simulation of underground coal gasification using the CRIP method, Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering 9999 (2011), 1-8. pdf

39. C. Dong, M. Bahonar, Z. Chen, and J. Azaiez, Development of an Algorithm of Dynamic Gridding for Multiphase Flow Calculation in Wells, Journal of Canadian Petroleum Technology 50 (2011), 35-44.  pdf

40. M. Bahonar, J. Azaiez, and Z. Chen, Transient nonisothermal fully coupled wellbore/reservoir model for gas well testing, Part I: Modeling, Journal of Canadian Petroleum Technology 50 (2011), 37-50.  pdf

41. M. Bahonar, J. Azaiez, and Z. Chen, Transient nonisothermal fully coupled wellbore/reservoir model for gas well testing, Part II: Applications, Journal of Canadian Petroleum Technology 50 (2011), 51-70. pdf

42. E. Ranjbar, H. Hassanzadeh, and  Z. Chen, Effect of fracture pressure depletion regimes on the dual-porosity shape factor for flow of compressible fluids in fractured porous media, Advances in Water Resources, 34 (12), 1681-1693, 2011. pdf

43. S. R. Etminan, B. Maini, Z. Chen, and H. Hassanzadeh, Constant-pressure technique for gas diffusivity and solubility measurements in heavy oils and bitumen, Energy and Fuels, 24 (2010), 533-549. pdf

44. H. Nourozieh, M. Kariznovi, Z. Chen, and J. Abedi, Simulation study of underground coal gasification in Alberta reservoirs, Part I: Geological structure and process modeling, Energy and Fuels 24 (2010), 3540-3550. pdf

45. M. Bahonar, J. Azaiez, and Z. Chen, A semi-unsteady state wellbore steam/water flow model for prediction of sandface conditions in steam injection wells, Journal of Canadian Petroleum Technology, 49 (2010), 13-21. pdf

46. Z. Chen, On the heterogeneous multiscale method with various macroscopic solvers, Nonlinear Analysis Series A: Theory, Methods & Applications 71 (2009), 3267-3282. pdf

47. Z. Chen and T. Savchuk, Analysis of the multiscale finite element method for nonlinear and random homogenization problems, SIAM J. Numer. Anal. 46 (2008), 260-279. pdf

48. Z. Chen, M. Cui, T. Savchuk, and X. Yu, The multiscale finite element method with nonconforming elements for elliptic homogenization problems, SIAM Multiscale Modeling and Simulation 7 (2008), 517-538.  pdf

49. R. Wang, Z. Chen, J. Qin, and M. Zhao, Performance of drainage experiments with Orinoco Belt Heavy Oil in a long laboratory core in Simitated reservoir conditions, SPE Journal, December (2008), 474-479. pdf

50. L. Shen and Z. Chen, Critical review of the impact of tortuosity on diffusion, Chemical Engineering Science 62 (2007), 3748-3755. pdf

51. Z. Chen, Y. Ma, and G. Chen, A sequential numerical chemical compositional simulator. Transport in Porous Media 68 (2007), 389-411. pdf

52. J. Li, Y. He, and Z. Chen, A new stabilized finite element method for the transient Navier-Stokes equations, Computer Methodsin Applied Mechanics and Engineering 197 (2007), 22-35. pdf

53. J. Li, Y. He, and Z. Chen,  A new stabilized finite element method based on local Gauss integral technique for the transient Navier-Stokes equations. Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering 197 (1-4): 22-35, 2007. pdf

54. Z. Chen, G. Huan, and H. Wang, Computer simulation of  compositional flow using an unstructured control volume finite element methods, Computing, 78 (2006), 31-53.  pdf

55. Z. Chen, G. Huan and Y. Ma, Computational Methods for Multiphase Flows in Porous Media. Computational Science and Engineering Series, 2, SIAM, Philadelphia, 531 pages (book), http://epubs.siam.org/doi/book/10.1137/1.9780898718942

56. Z. Chen, Finite Element Methods and Their Applications. Springer-Verlag, Heidelberg and New York, 410 pages (book), 2005.
http://www.springer.com/physics/theoretical%2C+mathematical+%26+computational+physics/book/978-3-540-24078-5

57. Z. Chen, G. Huan, and B. Li, An improved IMPES method for two-phase flow in porous media, Transport in Porous Media 54 (2004), 361-376.  pdf

58. B. Li, Z. Chen, and G. Huan, Control volume function approximation methods and their applications to modeling porous media flow II: The black oil model, Advancesin Water Resources 27 (2004), 99-120. pdf

59. Y. Ma and Z. Chen, Parallel computation for reservoir thermal simulation of multicomponent and multiphase fluid flow, Journal of Computational Physics 201 (2004), 224-237. pdf

60. B. Li, Z. Chen, and G. Huan, Control volume function approximation methods and their applications to modeling porous media flow II: The black oil model. Advances in Water Resources 27 (2): 99-120, 2004. pdf

61. B. Li, Z. Chen, and G. Huan, Control volume function approximation methods and their applications to modeling porous media flow I: The two-phase flow, Advances inWater Resources 26 (2003), 435-444. pdf

62. B. Li, Z. Chen, and G. Huan, The sequential method for the black-oil reservoir simulation on unstructured grids, Journal of Computational Physics 192 (2003), 36-72. pdf

63. Z. Chen, Degenerate two-phase incompressible flow II: Regularity, stability and stabilization, J. Diff. Equations 186 (2002), 345-376. pdf

64. Z. Chen, Degenerate two-phase incompressible flow I: Existence, uniqueness and regularity of a weak solution, J. Diff. Equations 171 (2001), 203-232. pdf

65. Z. Chen, G. Qin, and R. E. Ewing, Analysis of a compositional model for fluid flow in porous media, SIAM J. Appl. Math. 60 (2000), 747-777.  pdf

66. Z. Chen, Formulations and numerical methods of the black-oil model in porous media, SIAM J. Numer. Anal. 38 (2000), 489-514. pdf

67. Z. Chen, D. Y. Kwak and Y. J. Yon, Multigrid algorithms for nonconforming and mixed methods for nonsymmetric and indefinite problems, SIAM J. Scientific Computing 19 (1998), 502-515.  pdf

68. Z. Chen and P. Oswald, Multigrid and multilevel methods for nonconforming Q1 elements, Math. Comp. 67 (1998), 667-693. pdf

69. Z. Chen and R. E. Ewing, Stability and convergence of a finite element method for reactive transport in ground water, SIAM J. Numer. Anal. 34 (1997), 881-904. pdf

70. Z. Chen and R. E. Ewing, From single-phase to compositional flow: applicability of mixed finite elements, Transport in Porous Media 27 (1997), 225-242. pdf

71. Z. Chen and R. E. Ewing, Fully-discrete finite element analysis of multiphase flow in groundwater hydrology, SIAM J. Numer. Anal. 34 (1997), 2228-2253.  pdf

72. Z. Chen, R. E. Ewing and R. Lazarov, Domain decomposition algorithms for mixed methods for second order elliptic problems, Math. Comp. 65 (1996), 467-490.  pdf

73. Z. Chen, R. E. Ewing, Y. Kuznetsov, R. Lazarov and S. Maliassov, Multilevel preconditioners for mixed methods for second order elliptic problems, Numerical LinearAlgebra and Applications 3 (1996), 427-453. pdf

74. Z. Chen, B. Cockburn, C. Gardner and J. W. Jerome, Quantum hydrodynamic simulation of hysteresis in the resonant tunneling diode, J. Comp. Physics 117 (1995), 274-280. pdf

75. Z. Chen, B. Cockburn, J. W. Jerome and C. W. Shu, Mixed-RKDG finite element methods for the 2-D hydrodynamic model for semiconductor device simulation, VLSIDesigns 3 (1995), 145-158.  pdf

76. T. Arbogast and Z. Chen, On the implementation of mixed methods as nonconforming methods for second order elliptic problems, Math. Comp. 64 (1995), 943-972.  pdf

77. Z. Chen and J. Douglas, Jr., Prismatic mixed finite elements for second order elliptic problems, Calcolo 26 (1989), 135-148. pdf

78. T.B.N. Nguyen, Z. Chen, L.X. Nghiem, T.Q.C. Dang, and C. Yang,  “A New Approach for Optimization and Uncertainty Assessment of Surfactant-Polymer Flooding”, Paper SPE 172003-MS, Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference, Abu Dhabi, UAE, November 10-13, 2014. pdf

79. T.Q.C. Dang, L.X. Nghiem, Z. Chen, and T.B.N. Nguyen, “CO2 Low Salinity Water Alternating Gas: A New Promising Approach for Enhanced Oil Recovery”, Paper SPE 169071-MS, the 19th SPE Improved Oil Recovery Symposium, Tulsa, OK, USA, April 12–16, 2014. pdf

80. Z. Chen, H. Liu, S. Yu, B. Hsieh, and S. Lei, Reservoir Simulation on NVIDIA Tesla GPUs, Recent Advances in Scientific Computing and Applications, ed. By J. Li et al., Contemporary Mathematics, 586, American Mathematical Society, pp. 125-134, 2013. pdf

81. T.Q.C. Dang, L.X. Nghiem, Z. Chen, and T.B.N. Nguyen, State-of-the Art  Low Salinity Waterflooding for Enhanced Oil Recovery. Paper SPE 165903, the 2013 SPE Asia Pacific Oil & Gas Conference and Exhibition, Jakarta, Indonesia, October 22-24, 2013. pdf

82. C. T. Q. Dang, L. Nghiem, Z. Chen, and Q. P. Nguyen, Modeling Low Salinity Waterflooding: Ion Exchange, Geochemistry and Wettability Alteration, SPE 166447, the 2013 SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, New Orleans, LA, USA, September 30-October 2, 2013. pdf

83.  Y. Wei, Z. Chen, M. Satyro, C. Dong, H. Deng, and S. Yu, Compositional Simulation Using the Advanced Peng-Robinson Equation of State, SPE-141898, 2011 SPE Reservoir Simulation Symposium, Woodlands, Texas, February 21-23, 2011. pdf