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Portrait of Hui Pu

Hui Pu

  • Assistant Professor, Petroleum Engineering

Contact Info

Office Address

Collaborative Energy Complex Room 113c
2844 Campus Rd Stop 8154
Grand Forks, ND 58202-6116

  • Petroleum Fluid Properties
  • Reservoir Rock Properties
  • Research Design
  • Senior Design

Enhanced Oil Recovery (rich gas, CO2, chemical, low salinity waterflooding), Unconventional Resources, Reservoir Engineering, Reservoir Simulation, Wettability, Imbibition, Capillarity, Phase Behavior, Crude Oil/Brine/Rock Interactions, Geological Storage of CO2, and Fluid Flow in Porous Media.

Refereed Journal Papers:

•Gao, S., Chen, S., Pu, H., Gong, L., Ma, S., Luo, Q., Wang, X., Gao, A., Zhang, B., Fine Characterization of Large Composite Channel Sandbody Architecture and Its Control on Remaining Oil Distribution: A Case Study of Alkaline-Surfactant-Polymer (ASP) Flooding Test Area in Xingshugang Oilfield, China, Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, Volume 175, April 2019, Pages 363-374
•Zhong, X., Pu, H., Zhou, Y., Zhao, J., Comparative Study on the Static Adsorption Behavior of Zwitterionic Surfactants on Minerals in Middle Bakken Formation, Energy & Fuels, 2019, 33 (2), pp 1007–1015
•Sun, R., Yu, W., Xu, F., Pu, H., Miao, J., Compositional simulation of CO2 Huff-n-Puff process in Middle Bakken tight oil reservoirs with hydraulic fractures, Fuel 236 (2019) 1446–1457
•Zhang, K., Pu, H., Li, S., Chen, X., Phase Behavior of Multiple Contact between Hydrocarbon Gas and Reservoir Oil During Hydrocarbon Gas Flooding, Asia-Pacific Journal of Chemical Engineering, 2019; e2286
•Wu, X., Pu, H., Zhu, K., Lu, S.: “Formation Damage Mechanisms and Protection Technology for Nanpu Nearshore Tight Gas Reservoir”, Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, 158 (2017) 509–515
•Pu, H., Wang, Y., Li, Y.: "How CO2 Storage Mechanisms are Different in Organic Shale: Characterization and Simulation Studies", SPE Journal, October 2017
•Rui, Z., Han, G., Zhang, H., Wang, S., Pu, H., Ling, K.: “A New Model to Evaluate Two Leak Points in a Has Pipeline”, Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering, 46 (2017) 491-497
•Pu, H., Yin, D., “A Numerical Simulation Study on Surfactant Flooding and Its Field Application in Daqing's Pilot Test”, Journal of Petroleum Science and Technology, Vol. 27(5), 2009
•Yin, D., Pu, H., “Numerical Simulation Study on Surfactant Flooding for Low Permeability Oilfield in the Condition of Threshold Pressure”, Journal of Hydrodynamics, Ser. B, Vol.20(4), 2008
•Yin, D., Pu, H., Wu, Y., “Numerical Simulation of Imbibition Oil Recovery for Low Permeability Fractured Reservoir”, Journal of Hydrodynamics, Ser. A, Vol.19(4), 2004

Papers Published in Conference Proceedings

•Li, C., Pu, H., Zhao, J., Effect of Nanoparticles and Surfactants on Oil/Water Interfacial Tension: a Coarse-Grained Molecular Dynamics Simulation Study, Unconventional Resources Technology Conference (URTeC), Denver, CO, 22- 24 July 2019.
•Zhong, X., Pu, H., Zhou, Y., Zhao, J., SPE 193589 Static Adsorption of Surfactants on Bakken Rock Surfaces in High Temperature, High Salinity Conditions, SPE International Conference on Oilfield Chemistry, 8 - 9 Apr 2019, Galveston, Texas.
•Wang, Y., Wang, S., Yang, L., Pu, H., Ling, K., A New Model to Evaluate Polished Rod Load of Sucker Rod Pumping System, SPE Liquids-Rich Basins Conference - North America, Midland, Texas,5-6 September, 2018
•Yolo, B. N., Agbor, Y., Pu, H., UTReC 2897170 Ethane Flooding as an Alternative to CO2 Injection in Tight Formations: A Bakken Case Study, Unconventional Resources Technology Conference, Houston, Texas, 23-25 July 2018
•Wan, X., Ge, J., Li, W., Pu, H., ARMA 18–859 Potential Thermoelastic and Poroelastic Stresses Effects during the Fracture Propagation of Hydraulic Fracturing Treatments in Horizontal Bakken Wells, 52nd US Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium, Seattle, Washington, USA, 17–20 June 2018
•Yin, S., Pu, H., Zhou, S., SPE 190306 An Update on Full Field Implementation of Chemical Flooding in Daqing Oilfield, China, and Its Future, SPE Improved Oil Recovery Conference, Tulsa, Oklahoma 14 - 16 April 2018
•Zhong, X., Wang, Y., Pu, H., Li, W., Yin, S., Ling, K., SPE 190381 Commercial Implementation of Chemical Flooding in Daqing Oilfield, China, and Its Future, SPE EOR Conference at Oil & Gas West Asia, Muscat, Oman, 26 - 28 March 2018
•Fu, H., Pu, H., Ge. J., Hou, X., “Study on the Effect of Mineralogy and Organic Matter on Micromechnical Properties of Bakken Formation”, Unconventional Resources Technology Conference (URTeC), Austin, Texas, 24-26 July 2017
•Fu, H., Hou, X., Ge, J., Pu, H., “Nanoindentation Studies on the Mechanical Properties of Bakken Formation”, 51st US Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium, San Francisco, California, 25-28 June 2017
•Pu, H., Wang, Y., Li, Y.: SPE 180080 "How CO2 Storage Mechanisms are Different in Organic Shale: Characterization and Simulation Studies", SPE Europec featured at 78th EAGE Conference and Exhibition, Vienna, Austria, 30 May–2 June 2016
•Wu, X., Zhou, G., Najobaei, B., Pu, H., Li, Y., SPE 180216 “Integrated Reservoir Modeling Workflow That Couples PVT and Adsorption in Confined Nano-Pores, An Eagle Ford Application”, SPE Low Perm Symposium, Denver, Colorado, 5-6 May, 2016
•Pu, H., Li, Y.: SPE 179533 "Novel Capillarity and Adsorption Quantification Method in IOR Process in Bakken Shale Oil Reservoirs”, SPE Improved Oil Recovery Conference, Tulsa, OK, 11-13 April 2016
•Pu, H., Li, Y.: SPE 178943 "Study of Condensate Blockage and Its Remedy in Eagle Ford Gas-Condensate Zone", to be presented at SPE International Conference & Exhibition on Formation Damage Control, Lafayette, Louisiana, USA, 24–26 February 2016
•Pu, H., Li, Y.: CMTC 439769 “CO2 EOR Mechanisms in Bakken Shale Oil Reservoirs”, Carbon Management Technology Conference, Sugarland, Texas, 17–19 November 2015
•Li, Y., Pu, H., CMTC 439561 "Modeling Study on CO2 Capture and Storage in Organic-Rich Shale", Carbon Management Technology Conference, Sugarland, Texas, 17–19 November 2015
•Jin, L., Pu, H., Wang, Y., Li, Y., SPE 178507/URTeC-2148314 “The Consideration of Pore Size Distribution in Organic-rich Unconventional Formations May Increase Oil Production and Reserve by 25%, Eagle Ford Case Study”, Unconventional Resources Technology Conference, San Antonio, TX, 20-22 July 2015
•Wang, L., Wang, Y., Pu, H., Zhang, C., Yin, D., Wang, L., SPE 154625 Study on High-Concentration Polymer Flooding in Lamadian oilfield, Daqing, SPE EOR Conference at Oil and Gas West Asia, Muscat, Oman, 16-18 April, 2012
•Pu, H., Xie, X., Yin, P., Morrow, N. R., SPE 134042 “Low-Salinity Waterflooding and Mineral Dissolution”, 2010 SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, Florence, Italy, 20-22 September 2010
•Pu, H., Wang, G., Han, G., SPE 120127 “Production Enhancement Through Pattern Modification: Analysis and Field Results", 2009 SPE Production and Operations Symposium, 4-8 April 2009, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
•Pu, H., Xu, Q., SPE 118746 “An Update and Perspective on Field-Scale Chemical Flood in Daqing Oilfield, China”, 2009 SPE Middle East Oil & Gas Show and Conference, Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain, 15-18 March 2009
•Pu, H., Wang, G., Li, Y., SPE 118836 “Reservoir Simulation Study on Improvement of Waterflooding Effect for a Naturally Fractured Low Permeability Field in Daqing, China: a Successful Case", 2009 SPE Middle East Oil & Gas Show and Conference, Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain, 15-18 March 2009
•Pu, H., Yin, D., SPE 109546 “Study of Polymer Flooding in Class III Reservoir and Pilot Test”, 2008 16th SPE/DOE Improved Oil Recovery Symposium, Tulsa, Oklahoma, 19-23 April 2008
•Pu, H., Yin, D., SPE 114200 “Field Practice of Improvement of Waterflooding Effect for Mature Naturally Fractured Low-Permeability Field”, 2008 SPE Western Regional Meeting, Bakersfield, California, 31 March - 1 April 2008
•Xu, Y., Pu, H., Shi, L., SPE 114199 “An Integrated Study of Mature Low-Permeability Reservoir in Daqing Oil Field, China”, 2008 SPE Western Regional Meeting, Bakersfield, California, 31 March - 1 April 2008
•Pu, H., Yin, D., Chen, Y., Yang, F., SPE 111720 “Feasibility Study and Pilot Test of Polymer Flooding in Third Class Reservoir of Daqing Oilfield”, 2008 SPE North Africa Technical Conference and Exhibition, Marrakech, Morocco,12-14 March 2008
•Pu, H., Xie, X., Yin, P., Morrow, N., SPE 113410 “Application of Coalbed Methane Water to Oil Recovery from Tensleep Sandstone by Low-Salinity Waterflooding”, 2008 16th SPE/DOE Improved Oil Recovery Symposium, Tulsa, Oklahoma, 19-23 April 2008
•Yin, D., Pu, H., SPE 112424 “A Numerical Simulation Study on Surfactant Flooding and Its Field Application in Daqing Oilfield”, 2008 SPE EUROPEC Conference, Rome, Italy, 9 - 12 June 2008
•Xie, X., Pu, H., Morrow, N., “Aspects of Coalbed Natural Gas Water and Oil Recovery”, 2007 National Meeting of the American Society of Mining and Reclamation, Gillette, Wyoming, 2-6 June 2007

Ph.D., Petroleum Engineering, University of Wyoming, 2010

M.S., Petroleum Engineering, Daqing Petroleum Institute, China, 2006

B.S., Petroleum Engineering, Daqing Petroleum Institute, China, 2003