The Unconventional Petroleum Research Institute
Oil and Gas Field Development Engineering
Enhanced Oil Recovery and Oil Production Chemistry
Research Group Introduction
Our research field is EOR and oilfield chemistry. We focus on enhanced oil recovery for low permeability，tight, heavy oil and conventional reservoir.
Our ongoing research Topics are listed below.
Nano-fluid composed of amphiphilic Janus nanoparticles: preparation and mechanism of enhanced oil recovery in low permeability reservoir.
Imbibition and wettability alternation of rock surface by applying nanofluid.
Nanoparticles added viscoelastic surfactant solution as fracturing-flooding fluid.
Application of traditional chemical EOR methods in unconventional reservoir development.
De-emulsifier for the emulsified oil field sewage water.
Hairong Wu, Qiong Zhou, Derong Xu, Renxian Sun, Pengyi Zhang, Baojun Bai*, Wanli Kang*, SiO2 nanoparticle-assisted low-concentration viscoelastic cationic surfactant fracturing fluid. Journal of Molecular Liquids, 2018, 266, 864-869.
Hairong Wu, Kai Gao (first-coauthor), Yao Lu, Ziyu Meng, Congbo Gou, Zhe Li, Meng Yang, Ming Qu, Tongjing Liu, Jirui Hou*, Wanli Kang*, Silica-based amphiphilic Janus nanofluid with improved interfacial properties for enhanced oil recovery. Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects 2020, 586, 124162.
Zhe Li§, Hairong Wu§, *(first-coauthor), Meng Yang, Derong Xu, Haishun Feng, Yao Lu, Liming Zhang, Yang Yu, Wanli Kang*, Stability mechanism of O/W Pickering emulsions stabilized with regenerated cellulose. Carbohydrate Polymers, 2018, 181, 224-233.
Zhe Li, Hairong Wu*, Meng Yang, Jiatong Jiang, Derong Xu, Haishun Feng, Yao Lu, Wanli Kang*, Baojun Bai*, Jirui Hou, Spontaneous emulsification via once bottom-up cycle for the crude oil in low permeability reservoirs. Energy & Fuels, 2018, 32(3), 3119-3126.
Zhe Li, Baojun Bai*, Derong Xu, Ziyu Meng, Tao Ma, Congbo Gou, Kai Gao, Renxian Sun, Hairong Wu*, Jirui Hou, Wanli Kang*, Synergistic Collaboration between Regenerated Cellulose and Surfactant to Stabilize Oil/Water (O/W) Emulsions for Enhancing Oil Recovery, Energy & Fuels, 2019, 33 (1), pp 81–88.
Yao Lu, Zhe Li, Gebremariam Hailu, Derong Xu, Hairong Wu*, Wanli Kang*, Study on the oil/water separation performance of a super-hydrophobic copper mesh under downhole conditions. Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry, 2019, 72, 310-318.
Yao Lu, Ziyu Meng, Kai Gao, Jirui Hou, Hairong Wu*, Wanli Kang*, Interaction of Amphiphilic Polymers with Medium-Chain Fatty Alcohols to Enhance Rheological Performance and Mobility Control Ability. Energy & Fuels, 2019, 33, 6273-6282.
Yao Lu, Hairong Wu*, Ziyu Meng, Kai Gao, Jirui Hou, Wanli Kang*, Effect of 1-octanol on the stabilization of crude oil emulsions with hydrophobically modified polyacrylamide. Fuel, 2019, 256, 116007.
Tao Ma, Haishun Feng, Hairong Wu*, Zhe Li, Jiatong Jiang, Derong Xu, Ziyu Meng, Wanli Kang*, Property evaluation of synthesized anionic-nonionic gemini surfactants for chemical enhanced oil recovery. Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, 2019, 581, 123800.
Yao Lu, Hairong Wu*, Ziyu Meng, Jiatong Jiang, Yi Jin, Zihao Deng, Wenqing Su, Zhe Li, Wanli Kang*, Salt effect on hydrophobically modified polyacrylamide-containing crude oil emulsions: stability and rheology study. Colloid and Polymer Science, 2018, 296 (3), 515-527.
Derong Xu, Wanli Kang*, Liming Zhang, Jiatong Jiang, Zhe Li, Yao Lu, Pengyi Zhang, Hairong Wu*, Ultra-Low Interfacial Tension of a Surfactant under a Wide Range of Temperature and Salinity Conditions for Chemical Enhanced Oil Recovery, Tenside Surfactants Detergents, 2018, 55(3), 252-257.
Jiatong Jiang, Hairong Wu, Yao Lu, Tao Ma, Zhe Li, Derong Xu, Wanli Kang*, Baojun Bai, Application of α-amylase as a novel biodemulsifier for destabilizing amphiphilic polymer-flooding produced liquid treatment. Bioresource Technology, 2018, 259, 349-356.
Yao Lu, Wanli Kang*, Jiatong Jiang, Jun Chen, Derong Xu, Pengyi Zhang, Liming Zhang, Haishun Feng, Hairong Wu*. Study on the stabilization mechanism of crude oil emulsion with an amphiphilic polymer using the β-cyclodextrin inclusion method. RSC Advances, 2017, 7, 8156-8166.
Liming Zhang, Wankli Kang*, Derong Xu, Haishun Feng, Pengyi Zhang, Zhe Li, Yao Lu, Hairong Wu*. The rheological characteristics for the mixtures of cationic surfactant and anionic-nonionic surfactants: the role of ethylene oxide moieties. RSC Advances 2017, 7, 13032-13040.
Liming Zhang, Wanli Kang*, Derong Xu, Jiatong Jiang, Haishun Feng, Meng Yang, Qiong Zhou, Hairong Wu*, Study on thermally-induced aggregates transformation and its mechanism in cetyltrimethyl ammonium bromide/sodium dodecyl sulfate surfactants mixtures. Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, 2017, 522, 628-634.
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