Hairong Wu

The Unconventional Petroleum Research Institute


Associate Professor

Oil and Gas Field Development Engineering

Research Areas

  • Enhanced Oil Recovery and Oil Production Chemistry


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   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.


  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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. 

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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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