Mr CHENHUI WANG

Mr CHENHUI WANG

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Overview
Mr CHENHUI WANG
Mr CHENHUI WANG

Contact Details

Email
Address
The University of Aberdeen The University of Aberdeen
Room 202 (Postgraduate Research Centre)
Fraser Noble Building
King's College
 
Web Links

https://www.linkedin.com/in/chenhui-wang-3a6810a8/


Biography

  • Currently PhD student in Engineering at of Aberdeen.
  • 2016 - 2017: Master of Science in Petroleum Engineering, University of Aberdeen. The thesis is "Investigation reservoir quality and heterogeneity using high resolution imagining technologies".
  • 2012 - 2016: Bachelor of Engineering in Petroleum Engineering, China University of Petroleum (China). The thesis was undertaken at the Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (Malaysia). ''Investigation of parameters influencing Water-alternating-gas by CMG''. 
Research

Research Interests

He has wider research interests, including fluid flow in porous media at pore scale, the simulation of fractures, high resolution images, and etc. He is focusing on pore network modelling now.

Current Research

He is currently doing research in pore scale modelling in fractured reservoir. More specifically, his research topic is discrete fracture and pore network modelling for heterogeneous porous media materials.

Basically, there are two main ways of digital rock technology, i.e., direct modelling and pore network modelling. The main advantage of the latter method against the former is its higher computation efficiency. 

So far, he was focusing on developing an algorithm to quantify pore structures that are complex but fundamental to fluid flow. He developed a new pore structure quantification method which employs 2D scanning electron microscopy (SEM) images with higher resolution.

The new method discretizes the pore space into a set of connected pore elements which capture the pore geometry and topology. The results of the new method show fluid transport properties are highly related to the geometrical and topological properties of pore structures. And the pore networks constructed by the new quantification method can predict reasonable agreement of absolute permeability with the Lattice Boltzmann method. Overall, complex pore structures can be quantified completely by implementing the new quantification method.

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