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Portrait of Hui Pu

Hui Pu

  • Assistant Professor, Petroleum Engineering

Contact Info

  • Email: hui.pu@UND.edu
  • Office: 701.777.6861
  • Dept: 701.777.2533

Office Address

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

Courses

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

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

Refereed Journal Papers:

  • 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", accepted by SPE Journal, June 2017
  • Rui, Z., Han, G., Zhang, H., Wang, S., Pu, H., Ling, K. A new model to evaluate two leak points in a gas 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

  • 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) in 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 held in 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, Tulsa, Oklahoma, 19-23 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

A few Ph.D. positions are available in the areas of enhanced oil recovery, reservoir engineering, reservoir simulation, and fluid flow in tight formations. Interested individuals are encouraged to apply. Please contact me at hui.pu@engr.und.edu.