Zhen Xu


MS/PhD student - Yan group

Research Interests

  • Reservoir simulators development based on compositional and multiphase fluid flow in porous media mechanisms, coupled with thermal, hydrological, geochemical, and mechanical processes.
  • Data-driven algorithm development for effective prediction and optimization of CO2 storage process at subsurface.
  • Hydrocarbon production approaches from hydrate-bearing sediments
  • Simulation on CO2 hydrate formation process in the subsea or permafrost sediment


B.S. in Petroleum Engineering, China University of Petroleum (East China), Qingdao, China, 2020

Scientific and Professional Membership

Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE)

KAUST Affiliations

Ali I. Al-Naimi Petroleum Engineering Research Center (ANPERC)
Physical Science and Engineering Division (PSE)

Research Interests Keywords

CO2 sequestration reservoir simulation multiphase fluid flow gas hydrate geothermal development