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Huazhou (Andy) Li, PhD, PEng

Associate Professor

Engineering

School of Mining and Petroleum Engineering

About Me

Education

  • PhD, Petroleum Systems Engineering, University of Regina, 2013
  • MSc, Drilling Engineering, China University of Petroleum, 2009
  • BSc, Petroleum Engineering, China University of Petroleum, 2006

Awards

  • Petro-Canada Young Innovator Award, University of Alberta, 2018
  • Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-financed Students Abroad, China Scholarship Council, 2013
  • Dean’s Scholarship, University of Regina, 2010

Professional Affiliations

  • Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE)
  • American Chemical Society (ACS)


Research

Research Interests

  • Engineering thermodynamics  
  • Equation of state models 
  • Phase behavior in conventional reservoirs
  • Phase behavior in unconventional reservoirs 
  • Modeling of multiphase flow in wellbore

Selected Refereed Journal Publications


  1. Li. R.; Li, H.* Robust Three-Phase Vapor–Liquid–Asphaltene Equilibrium Calculation Algorithm for Isothermal CO2 Flooding Applications. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research. 2019. 58 (34): 15666-15680.
  2. Li. R.; Li, H.* A Modified Multiple-Mixing-Cell Algorithm for Minimum Miscibility Pressure Prediction with the Consideration of the Asphaltene-Precipitation Effect. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research. 2019, 58 (33): 15332-15343. (Selected as the Cover Story)
  3. Huang, H.; Babadagli, T.; Li, H.* Effect of Injection Parameters on Proppant Transport in Rough Vertical Fractures: An Experimental Analysis on Visual Models. Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering. 2019, 180: 380-395.
  4. Xie, X.; Lu, H.; Deng, H.; Yang, H.; Teng, B.; Li, H.* Characterization of Unique Natural Gas Flow in Fracture-Vuggy Carbonate Reservoir: A Case Study on Dengying Carbonate Reservoir in China. Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering. 2019, 182: 106243.
  5. Teng, B.; Li, H.* A Semi-Analytical Model for Characterizing the Fluid Transient Flow of Reoriented Refractures. Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering. 2019, 177: 921-940.
  6. Liu, Y.; Li, H.; Ma, X. Competitive Adsorption Behavior of Hydrocarbon(s)/CO2 Mixtures in a Double-Nanopore System Using Molecular Simulations. Fuel. 2019, 252 (15): 612-621.
  7. Hou, J.; Zhao, E.; Liu, Y.; Ji, Y.; Lu, N.; Liu, Y.; Li, H.; Bai, Y. Pressure-Transient Behavior in Class III Hydrate Reservoirs. Energy. 2019, 170 (1): 391-402.
  8. Li. R.; Li, H.* Improved Three-Phase Equilibrium Calculation Algorithm for Water/Hydrocarbon Mixtures with a New Initialization Scheme. Fuel. 2019, 244 (15): 517-527.
  9. Lu, C.; Jin, Z.; Li, H.* A Two-phase Flash Algorithm with the Consideration of Capillary Pressure at Specified Mole Numbers, Volume and Temperature. Fluid Phase Equilibria. 2019, 485: 67-82.
  10. Zhao, Q.; Li, Z.; Wang, S.; Lai, F.; Li, H.* Phase Behavior Measurements and Modeling for N2/CO2/Heavy-Oil Mixtures at Elevated Temperatures. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research. 2019, 58 (1): 428-439.
  11. Teng, B.; Li, H.* A Semi-Analytical Model for Evaluating the Performance of a Refractured Vertical Well with an Orthogonal Refracture. SPE Journal. 2019, 24 (2): 891-911.
  12. Sun, H.; Li, H.* A New Three-Phase Flash Algorithm Considering Capillary Pressure in a Confined Space. Chemical Engineering Science. 2019, 193: 346-363.
  13. Teng, B.; Li, H.* A Semi-Analytical Model for Characterizing the Pressure Transient Behavior of Partially-Penetrating Inclined Fractures with a Finite Conductivity. SPE Journal. 2019, 24 (2): 811-833.
  14. Adriana Luis, A.; Deng, L.; Shao, L.; Li, H. Triaxial Behaviour and Image Analysis of Edmonton Clay Treated with Cement and Fly Ash. Construction and Building Materials. 2019, 197: 208-219.
  15. Deng, H.; Xie, X.; Vij, C.; Pang, Y.; Li, H.* Mineralogical Characteristics of Continental Shale: A Case Study in Yan-Chang #7 Formation, Ordos Basin. Australian Journal of Earth Science. 2018. 65 (6): 851-862.
  16. Hu, L.; Li, H.*; Ahmadloo, M. Determination of Dielectric Properties of Solvent/Oil-Sands System with Coaxial Probe Method. Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering. 2018, 96: 2650-2660.
  17. Liu, Y.; Jin, Z.*; Li. H.* Comparison of PR-EOS with Statistical Thermodynamic Approaches in Describing Phase Behavior of Hydrocarbons in Nanopores. SPE Journal. 2019, 23 (5): 1784-1797.
  18. Deng, H.; Hu, X.; Huang, T.; Belmir, Z.; Bi, B.; Li, H. A Pragmatic Approach for Identifying Effective Lacustrine Shale Payzones. Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering. 2018, 58: 201-215.
  19. Deng, H.; Liu, Y.; Peng, X.; Zhao, S.; Zhou, W.; Li, H.A.* Determination of Near-Wellbore Fracture-Network Effectiveness in Naturally Fractured Gas Reservoirs. Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering. 2018, 55: 52-63.
  20. Teng, B.; Li, H.* Pressure Transient Analysis of Finite-conductivity Horizontal Fractures by Use of a Semi-Analytical Approach. Transport in Porous Media. 2018, 123 (2): 367-402.
  21. Shi, J.; Li, H.*; Pang, W. An Improved Volume Translation Strategy for PR EOS without Crossover Issue. Fluid Phase Equilibria. 2018, 470: 164-175.
  22. Liu, Y.; Li, H.*; Tian, Y.; Jin, Z.; Deng, H. Determination of Absolute Adsorption/Desorption Isotherms of CH4 and n-C4H10 on Shale from a Nano-Scale Perspective. Fuel. 2018, 218: 67-77.
  23. Liu, Y.; Li, H.*; Okuno, R. Phase Behavior of Fluid Mixtures in a Partially Confined Space. Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering. 2018, 160: 442-451.
  24. Jang, H.W.; Yang, D.; Li, H. A Power-Law Mixing Rule for Predicting Apparent Diffusion Coefficients of Binary Gas Mixtures in Heavy Oil. Journal of Energy Resources Technology. 2017, 140 (5), 052904
  25. Pang, W.; Li, H.* Application of Augmented Free-Water Rachford-Rice Algorithm to Water/Hydrocarbons Mixtures Considering the Dissolution of Methane in the Aqueous Phase. Fluid Phase Equilibria. 2018, 460: 75-84.
  26. Teng, B.; Cheng, L.; Huang, S.; Li, H.* Dynamic-Drainage Boundary Tracking and Production Forecast for Shale Gas Reservoirs with Fast Marching-Succession of Steady States Method. Journal of Energy Resources Technology. 2018, 140 (3): 032913.
  27. Li, R.; Li, H.* A Robust Three-Phase Isenthalpic Flash Algorithm Based on Free-Water Assumption. Journal of Energy Resources Technology. 2017, 140 (3): 032902.
  28. Li, R.; Li, H.* New Two-Phase and Three-Phase Rachford-Rice Algorithms Based on Free-Water Assumption. Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering. 2018, 96 (1): 390-403.
  29. Hu, L.; Li. H.*; Babadagli, T.; Ahmadloo, M. A Semi-Analytical Model for Simulating the Combined Electromagnetic Heating and Solvent-Assisted Gravity Drainage. SPE Journal. 2018, 23 (4): 1248-1270.
  30. Gao, H.; Wang, C.; Hu, L.; Li, H.* Enhancing CO2 Flooding Efficiency by Chemical Flooding: A Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Study. Special Topics & Reviews in Porous Media. 2018, 9 (2):145-154.
  31. Wang, C.; Li, T.; Gao, H.; Zhao, J.; Li, H.* Effect of Asphaltene Precipitation on CO2-Flooding Performance in Low-Permeability Sandstones: A Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Study. RSC Advances. 2017, 7: 38367-38376.
  32. Pang, W.; Li, H.* An Augmented Free-Water Three-Phase Flash Algorithm for CO2/Hydrocarbon/Water Mixtures. Fluid Phase Equilibria. 2017, 450: 86-98.
  33. Yi, S.; Babadagli, T.; Li, H.* Use of Nickel Nanoparticles for Promoting Aquathermolysis Reaction during Cyclic Steam Stimulation. SPE Journal. 2018, 23 (1): 145-156.
  34. Gao, J.; Okuno, R.; Li, H. A Phase-Behavior Study for n-Hexane/Bitumen and n-Octane/Bitumen Mixtures. SPE Journal. 2018, 23 (1): 128-144.
  35. Wang, D.; Niu, D.; Li, H.* Predicting Waterflooding Performance in Low-Permeability Reservoirs with Linear Dynamical Systems. SPE Journal. 2017, 22 (5): 1596-1608.
  36. Liu, Y.; Li, H.*; Okuno, R. Measurements and Modeling of Interfacial Tension of CO2/CH4/Brine System at Reservoir Conditions. Industrial Engineering & Chemistry Research. 2016, 55 (48): 12358-12375.
  37. Wiliantoro, O.; Niu, D.; Li, H.* Production Decline Analysis of Oil and Gas Resources with Robust Fit and Time Series Analysis. International Journal of Oil Gas and Coal Technology. 2019, 20 (1): 1-30.
  38. Li, H.*; Sun, H.; Yang, D. Effective Diffusion Coefficients of Gas Mixture in Heavy Oil under Constant-Pressure Conditions. Heat & Mass Transfer. 2017, 53 (5): 1527-1540.
  39. Hu, L.; Li, H.*; Babadagli, T.; Ahmadloo, M. Experimental Investigation of Combined Electromagnetic Heating and Solvent Assisted Gravity Drainage for Heavy Oil Recovery. Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering. 2017, 154: 589-601.
  40. Gao, J.; Okuno, R.; Li, H. An Experimental Study of Multiphase Behavior for Bitumen/Solvent/Water Mixtures. SPE Journal. 2017, 22 (3): 783-798.
  41. Shi, J.; Li, H.* Criterion for Determining Crossover Phenomenon in Volume-Translated Equation of States. Fluid Phase Equilibria. 2016, 430: 1-12.
  42. Deng, H.; Hu, X.; Li, H.*; Luo, B.; Wang, W. Improved Pore-Structure Characterization in Shale Formations with FESEM Technique. Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering. 2016, 35: 309-319.
  43. Liu, Y.; Li, H.* Application of Novel Hyper-Branched Polymer Fracturing Fluid System in Low-Permeability Heavy Oil Reservoir. SPE Production & Operations. 2016, 31 (4): 325-336.
  44. Wang, C.; Li, H.* Stability and Mobility of Foam Generated by Gas-Solvent/Surfactant Mixtures under Reservoir Conditions. Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering. 2016, 34: 366-375.
  45. Bu, Y.; Li, Z.; Wan, C.; Li, H.* Determination of Optimal Density Difference for Improving Cement Displacement Efficiency in Deviated Wells. Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering. 2016, 31: 119-128.  
  46. Zhao, H.; Li, Y.; Cui, S.; Shang, G.; Reynolds, A.C.; Guo, Z.; Li, H.* History Matching and Production Optimization of Water Flooding Based on a Data-Driven Interwell Numerical Simulation Model. Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering. 2016, 31: 48-66.  
  47. Zheng, S.; Li, H.; Sun, H.; Yang, D. Determination of Diffusion Coefficient for Alkane Solvent CO2 Mixtures in Heavy Oil with Consideration of Swelling Effect. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research. 2016, 55: 1533-1549.
  48. Gao, H.; Li, H*. Pore Structure Characterization, Permeability Evaluation and Enhanced Gas Recovery Techniques of Tight Gas Sandstones. Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering. 2016, 28: 536-547. (Invited Article by Chief Editor)
  49. Wang, Z.; Sun, B.; Sun, X.; Li, H.; Wang, J. Phase Transitions during Supercritical Carbon Dioxide Drilling. Greenhouse Gases: Science and Technology. 2015, 5: 1-11.
  50. Li, H.*; Yang, D. Determination of Individual Diffusion Coefficients of Solvent-CO2 Mixture in Heavy Oil Using Pressure-Decay Method. SPE Journal. 2016, 21 (1): 131-143.
  51. Gao, H.; Liu, Y.; Zhang, Z.; Niu, B.; Li, H.* Impact of Secondary and Tertiary Floods on Microscopic Residual Oil Distribution in Medium-to-High Permeability Cores with NMR Technique. Energy & Fuels. 2015, 29 (8): 4721-4729.
  52. Gao, H.; Li, H.* Determination of Movable Fluid Percentage and Movable Fluid Porosity in Ultra-Low Permeability Sandstone Using Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Technique. Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering. 2015, 133, 258-267.
  53. Sun, H.; Li, H.; Yang, D. Coupling Heat and Mass Transfer for a Gas Mixture-Heavy Oil System at High Pressures and Elevated Temperatures. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer. 2014, 74, 173-184.
  54. Yang, P.; Li, H.; Yang, D. Determination of Saturation Pressures and Swelling Factors of Solvent(s)-Heavy Oil Systems under Reservoir Conditions. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research. 2014, 53 (5), 1965-1972.
  55. Zheng, S.; Li, H.; Yang, D. Pressure Maintenance and Improving Oil Recovery with Immiscible CO2 Injection in Thin Heavy Oil Reservoirs. Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering. 2013, 112, 139-152.
  56. Li, H.; Zheng, S.; Yang, D. Enhanced Swelling Effect and Viscosity Reduction of Solvent(s)-CO2-Heavy Oil Systems. SPE Journal. 2013, 8 (4), 695-707.
  57. Li, H.; Yang, D. Phase Behaviour of C¬3H8/n-C4H10/Heavy-Oil Systems at High Pressures and Elevated Temperatures. Journal of Canadian Petroleum Technology. 2013, 52 (1), 30-40. 
  58. Li, X.; Li H.; Yang, D. Determination of Multiphase Boundaries and Swelling Factors of Solvent(s)-CO2-Heavy Oil Systems at High Pressures and Elevated Temperatures. Energy Fuels. 2013, 27 (3), 1293-1306.
  59. Li, H.; Yang, D.; Li, X. Determination of Three-Phase Boundaries of Solvent(s)-CO2-Heavy Oil Systems under Reservoir Conditions. Energy Fuels. 2013, 27 (1), 145-153. 
  60. Li, H.; Yang, D.; Tontiwachwuthikul, P. Experimental and Theoretical Determination of Equilibrium Interfacial Tension for the Solvent(s)-CO2-Heavy Oil Systems. Energy Fuels. 2012, 26 (3), 1776-1786. 
  61. Li, H.; Qin, J.; Yang, D. An Improved CO2-Oil Minimum Miscibility Pressure Correlation for Live and Dead Crude Oils. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research. 2012, 51 (8), 3516-3523. 
  62. Li, H.; Yang, D. Modified α Function for the Peng-Robinson Equation of State to Improve the Vapour Pressure Prediction of Non-Hydrocarbon and Hydrocarbon Compounds. Energy Fuels. 2011, 25 (1), 215-223. 
  63. Li, H.; Wang, R.; Yang, D.; Zhou, W.; Li, L. Determination of Rotary Cutting Depth on Steel Pipes with the Abrasive Water Jet Technique. Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science. 2011, 225 (7), 1626-1637. 
  64. Lin, A.; Shao, S.; Li, H.; Yang, D.; Kong, Y. Preparation and Characterization of a New Negatively Charged Polytetrafluoroethylene Membrane for Treating Oilfield Wastewater. Journal of Membrane Science. 2011, 371 (1-2), 286-292. 
  65. Wang, C.; Wang, R.; Li, H.; Bu, Y.; Zhou, W. Design and Performance Evaluation of a Unique Deepwater Cement Slurry. SPE Drilling & Completion 2011, 26 (2), 220-226.
  66. Wang, R.; Zang, Y.; Zhang, R.; Bu, Y.; Li, H. Drillstring Failure Analysis and Its Prevention in Northeast Sichuan, China. Engineering Failure Analysis. 2011, 18, 1233-1241.
  67. Cai, B.; Liu, Y.; Li, H.; Liu, Z. Buckling Analysis of Composite Long Cylinders Using Probabilistic Finite Element Method. Mechanika. 2011, 17(5): 467-473.