Xiaoli (Laura) Li, Ph.D.

School of Engineering - Chemical & Petroleum Engineering
Assistant Professor
Primary office:
785-864-3209
Learned Hall
Room 4141B
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

Reservoir Engineering I-Spring 2016

Reservoir Engineering I-Summer 2016

Petroleum Engineering Lab-Fall 2016

Selected Publications

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

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.

Li, X., & Yang, D. (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.

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., & Fan, Z. (2014). Phase behaviour and viscosity reduction of CO2-heavy oil systems at high pressures and elevated temperatures. SPE Heavy Oil Conference-Canada

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, 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, 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.

Fan, Z., Chen, L., & Li, X. (2013). The Productivity Derivation of Individual Longitudinally Fractured Horizontal Well., 5(6), 945-953.

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.

Selected Presentations

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 Grants

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 - Present

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

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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Upcoming Events

April 6th​: Cory Berkland Inaugural Lecture Event | 5:30 | Jayhawk Room, Kansas Union (RSVP LINK)

April 11th: Graduate Seminar with Damon Talbott from KU office of Graduate Studies (FLYER)

April 18th: Graduate Seminar with George Hirasaki from Rice University

April 25th: Graduate Seminar with Rick Stroman from the US Naval Research Lab (FLYER)

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April 29th: CPE ANNUAL AWARD BANQUET! (FLYER)

May 2nd​: Graduate Seminar with Michael J. Aziz from Harvard University (FLYER)

May 13th: School of Engineering Recognition Ceremony 8AM in Allen Fieldhouse and

Doctoral Hooding Ceremony | 7:30PM | Lied Center

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