Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering (Oil and Gas Field Development Engineering)

Xiaodong Hu

Personal Profile

The Unconventional Petroleum Research Institute


Research associate

Oil and Gas Field Development Engineering

Research Areas

Oil and Gas Field Development Theory and System Engineering

Research Projects

[1] National Natural Science Foundation of China Youth Project, Research on Multi-crack Identification Method Based on Water Strike Pressure Wave Signal, 2021-2023, Principal Investigator.
[2] PetroChina Strategic Cooperation Project, Geophysical Prospecting, Logging, Drilling and Completion Artificial Intelligence Theory and Key Scenarios, 2020-2024, Technical Backbone.
[3] Research Fund of China University of Petroleum (Beijing), Research on Fracture Expansion and Proppant Transport Mechanism Considering Perforation Eye Erosion, 2019-2022, Principal Investigator.
[4] Study on optimization design of multi-cluster fracturing process in large section of shale gas horizontal well in Changning Block, Southwest Oil & Gas Field of PetroChina, 2019-2021, Technical Leader.
[5] Oilfield of PetroChina Xinjiang, Solid-Liquid Two-Phase Flow Experiment of Clear Water-carrying Sand Fracturing, 2020-2021, Technical Leader
[6] Research on fracture propagation mechanism of multi-section multi-fracture fracturing in horizontal well of sandstone gas reservoir in Xinjiang Oilfield of PetroChina, 2019-2020, Technical Leader.

Research Group Introduction

My research interests are mainly on the petroleum-related rock mechanics and fluid mechanics issues, including rock breaking mechanisms in drilling engineering, hydraulic fracturing.


[1] Xiaodong Hu, Kan Wu, Xianzhi Song, Wei Yu, Lihua Zuo, Gensheng Li, Zhonghou Shen. Development of A New Mathematical Model to Quantitatively Evaluate Equilibrium Height of Proppant Bed in Hydraulic Fractures For Slickwater Treatment. SPE Journal. 2018. 23(06):2158-2174
[2] Xiaodong Hu, Kan Wu, Gensheng Li, Jizhou Tang, Zhonghou Shen. Effect of Proppant Addition Schedule on the Proppant Distribution in a Straight Fracture for Slickwater Treatment. Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, 2018, 167: 110-119)
[3] Xiaodong Hu, Kan Wu, Xianzhi Song, Wei Yu, Jizhou Tang, Gensheng Li, Zhonghou Shen. A New Model for Simulating Particle Transport in a Low-viscosity Fluid for Fluid-driven Fracturing. AIChE Journal, 2018 64: 3542-3552.
[4] Xiaodong Hu, Xianzhi Song, Gensheng Li, Zhonghou Shen, Zehao Lyu, Yu Shi. Shape Factor of the Flake-like Particle in Thermal Spallation and its Effects on Settling and Transport Behavior in Drilling Annulus. Powder Technology. 2018, 335: 211-221.
[5] Xiaodong Hu, Xianzhi Song, Gensheng Li, Zhonghou Shen, Zehao Lyu, Yu Shi, Rui Zheng. An Analytical Model to Evaluate the Heating Conditions for Drilling in Hard Rock using an Innovative Hydrothermal Spallation Method. Applied Thermal Engineering, 2018,142: 709-716.