Xiaoli (Laura) Li, Ph.D.

School of Engineering - Chemical & Petroleum Engineering
Assistant Professor
Primary office:
785-864-3209
270G Slawson Hall
University of Kansas
1530 W. 15th Street
Lawrence, KS 66045


Research Interests

CO2 enhanced oil recovery and storage

Phase behavior of solvents-reservoir fluids systems

Multi-phase flow in porous media

Shale gas reservoir development

Anti-scaling and anti-waxing in oilfield

Education

Ph.D., Petroleum Systems Engineering, University of Regina

M.S., Petroleum Engineering, China University of Petroleum

B.S., Petroleum Engineering, China University of Petroleum

Teaching

  • C&PE 327 Reservoir Engineering I
  • C&PE 619 Petroleum Engineering Lab
  • C&PE 651 Undergraduate Problems
  • C&PE 803 Research
  • C&PE 904 Research

Selected Publications

Peer-reviewed Article

Fan, Z., Cheng, L., Yang, D., and Li, X. (2018). Optimization of Well Pattern Parameters for Waterflooding in an Anisotropic Formation. Mathematics Geoscience, Accepted/In press.

Zheng, R., Li, S., & Li, X. (2018). Sensitivity Analysis of Hydrate Dissociation Front Conditioned to Depressurization and Wellbore Heating. Marine and Petroleum Geology91: 631-638.

Zheng, R., Li, S., Li., Q., & Li, X. (2018). Study on the Relations between Controlling Mechanisms and Dissociation Front of Gas Hydrate Reservoirs. Applied Energy215: 405-415.

Li, X., Han, H., Yang, D., Liu, X., & Qin, J. (2017) Phase Behavior of C3H8-CO2-Heavy Oil Systems in the Presence of Aqueous Phase under Reservoir Conditions. Fuel, 209: 358-370.

Li, X., Yang, D., & Fan, Z. (2017) ​Vapor-Liquid Phase Boundaries and Swelling Factors of C3H8-n-C4H10-CO2-Heavy Oil Systems under Reservoir Conditions. Fluid Phase Equilibria, 434: 211-221.

Shi, Y., Li, X., & Yang, D. (2016). Non-Equilibrium Phase Behaviour of Alkane Solvent(s)-CO2-Heavy Oil Systems under Reservoir Conditions. Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research, 55(10), 2860-2871.

Li, X., Yang, D., Zhang, X., Zhang, G., & Gao, J. (2016). Binary Interaction Parameters of CO2-Heavy-n-Alkanes Systems by Using Peng-Robinson Equation of State with Modified Alpha Function. Fluid Phase Equilibria, 417, 77-86.

Li, X., & Yang, D. (2013). Determination of Mutual Solubility between CO2 and Water by Using Peng-Robinson Equation of State with Modified Alpha Function and Binary Interaction Parameter. Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research, 52(38), 13829-13838.

Li, X., Li, H., & Yang, D. (2013). Determination of Multiphase Boundaries and Swelling Factors of Solvent(s)-CO2-Heavy Oil Systems at High Pressures and Elevated Temperatures. Energy Fuels, 27(3), 1293-1306.

Li, H., Yang, D., & Li, X. (2013). Determination of Three-Phase Boundaries of Solvent(s)-CO2-Heavy Oil Systems under Reservoir Conditions. Energy Fuels, 27(1), 145-153.

Li, X., Zhang, J., & Yang, D. (2012). Determination of Antiscaling Efficiency and Dissolution Capacity for Calcium Carbonate with Ultrasonic Irradiation. Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research, 51(27), 9266-9274.

Conference Proceedings

Chai, D. & Li, X. (2018). A Unified Convection-Diffusion Layered Model For Non-Ideal Rarefied Gas Flow In Nanoscale Porous Media. Paper No. P015, to be presented at the EAGE ECMOR XVI, Barcelona, Spain, September 3-6, 2018.

Yang, G., Jiang, R., & Li, X. (2018). Evaluation of Polymer Flooding Performance using Water-­Polymer Interference Factor for an Offshore Oilfield in Bohai Gulf: A Case Study. SPE 190253, to be presented at the SPE Improved Oil Recovery conference, Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA, April 14-16, 2018.

Yang, G. & Li, X. (2018). Determination of Confined Fluid Phase Behavior Using Modified Peng-Robinson Equation of State. ID 2903084, to be presented at the Unconventional Resources Technology conference, Houston, Texas, USA, July 23-25, 2018.

Fan, Z. & Li, X. (2018). Determination of Wormhole Geometry during the Matrix Acidizing Using an Analytical Method. ID 2902519, to be presented at the Unconventional Resources Technology Conference, Houston, Texas, USA, July 23-25, 2018. (Conference proceeding).

Fan, Z., Yang, D., & Li, X (2017). Determination of Three-Phase Relative Permeability in CHOPS Processes by Use of An Iterative Improved Ensemble Smoother. SPE 186080, presented at the SPE Reservoir Characterisation and Simulation Conference, Abu Dhabi, UAE, May 8-10.

Li, X., Yang, D., & Fan, Z. (2014). Phase Behaviour and Viscosity Reduction of CO2-heavy Oil Systems at High Pressures and Elevated Temperatures. SPE-170057, presented at the SPE Heavy Oil Conference-Canada, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, June 10-12.

Selected Presentations

Li, X. & Chai, D. (2017). Characterization of Nanoscale Gas Transport in Shale Formations. 2017 AGU Fall Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana, December 11-15, 2017.

Li, X. (10/01/2015 - 10/31/2015). Saturation pressures and swelling factors of reservoir fluids. Graduate research seminar. KU

Li, X. & Yang, D. (10/15/2014 - 10/17/2014). Phase Behaviour of C3H8-n-C4H10-CO2-Heavy Oil Systems under Reservoir Conditions. Presented at the IEA 35th Annual Symposium on Enhanced Oil Recovery. Beijing, China

Han, H., Li, X., Liu, X., Qin, J. & Yang, D. (10/15/2014 - 10/17/2014). Phase Behaviour of C3H8-CO2-Heavy Oil Systems in the Presence and Absence of Water under Reservoir Conditions. Presented at the IEA 35th Annual Symposium on Enhanced Oil Recovery. Beijing, China

Li, X., Yang, D. & Fan, Z. (06/10/2014 - 06/12/2014). Phase Behaviour and Viscosity Reduction of CO2-Heavy Oil Systems at High Pressures and Elevated Temperatures. Paper presented at the SPE Heavy Oil Conference. Calgary, AB, Canada

Selected Awards & Honors

2016 Governor General's Gold Medal
University of Regina

Outstanding contribution to the ASME Journal of Energy Resources Technology
The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
2017

Outstanding Contribution in Reviewing
Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering Elsevier
2015

Government Award for Outstanding Self-financed Students Abroad
Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Canada
2013

Shen Kuo Travel Bursary
University of Regina, Canada
2013


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