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

Hongyan Qu

Personal Profile

The Unconventional Petroleum Research Institute


Master Supervisor & Associate Researcher

Oil and Gas Field Development Engineering

Research Areas

Research Interests: Unconventional reservoir fracturing 1. Optimization design of unconventional reservoir fracturing before transformation and comprehensive evaluation after transformation 2. Geological engineering integration modeling and reservoir numerical simulation 3. Research on energy storage and repetitive transformation mechanism of ultra-low permeability and tight oil and gas reservoirs 4. Study on the characteristics of overall fracturing-production stress reconstruction and stress evolution of well group 5. Evaluation of physical properties and seepage characteristics of unconventional reservoirs 6. Dynamic analysis and capacity forecasting of unconventional reservoir production

Research Projects

[1] National Natural Science Foundation of China, Research on the Mechanism of Energy Enhancement by Repeated Fracking of Ultra-Low Permeability and Dense Reservoir Storage, 2022-2025
[2] National Natural Science Foundation of China Youth Fund, Experimental Study on Mass Transfer and Flow Law of Fracture System in Matrix of High Temperature and High Pressure Tight Gas Reservoir, 2017-2019
[3] PetroChina Strategic Cooperation Science and Technology Special Project, Research on the Theory and Key Technologies of Efficient Exploration and Development of Mahu Lake Middle and Lower Combined and Jimsar Continental Shale Oil in Junggar Basin, 2019-2024
[4] China University of Petroleum (Beijing) Independent Project, Intelligent Fracturing Diagnosis and Evaluation Method Based on Machine Learning, 2020-2023
[5] PetroChina Changqing Oilfield Project, Evaluation of Potential Improvement and Process Optimization of Typical Well Groups in Ultra-Low Permeability Reservoirs, 2020-2021
[6] China University of Petroleum (Beijing) Young Top-notch Talents Funding Project and Introduction of Talents Scientific Research Startup Fund, Accurate Indoor Measurement and Influencing Factor Analysis of Shale Matrix Permeability, 2014-2018


[1] Hongyan Qu, Yan Peng, Zhejun Pan, Zhangxin Chen, Fujian Zhou. 2019. A Fully Coupled Simulation Model for Water Spontaneous Imbibition into Brittle Shale. Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering, 66:293-305.
[2] Hongyan Qu, Fujian zhou. Yan Peng, Zhejun Pan. 2019. ESRV and production optimization for the naturally fractured Keshen tight gas reservoir. Proceedings of the International Field Exploration and Development Conference 2017, pp.1576-1595.
[3] Yan Peng, Jishan Liu, Zhejun Pan, Hongyan Qu, Luke Connell. 2018. Evolution of shale apparent permeability under variable boundary conditions. Fuel, 215: 46-56.
[4] Hongyan Qu, Jishan Liu, Zhejun Pan, Fujian zhou, Yan Peng. 2017. Simulation of coal permeability under non-isothermal CO2 injection. International Journal of Oil, Gas and Coal Technology, 15: (2), 190-215.
[5] Yan Peng, Jishan Liu, Zhejun Pan, Luke Connell. Zhongwei Chen, Hongyan Qu. 2017. Impact of coal matrix strains on the evolution of permeability. Fuel, 189, 270-283.
[6] Zhiyu Liu, Fujian Zhou, Hongyan Qu, et al. Impact of the Microstructure of Polymer Drag Reducer on Slick-Water Fracturin. Geofluids, 2017(1):1-8.
[7] Tianbo Liang, Zhao Yang, Fujian Zhou, Zhiyu Liu, Hongyan Qu, et al. 2017. A new approach to predict field-scale performance of friction reducer based on laboratory measurements. Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, 159: 927-933.
[8] Hongyan Qu, Zhejun Pan, Yan Peng, Fujian Zhou. 2016. Controls on matrix permeability of shale samples from Longmaxi and Niutitang formations, China. Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering, 33: 599-610. doi:10.1016/j.jngse.2016.05.054.
[9] Hongyan Qu, Jishan Liu, Zhejun Pan, Luke Connell. 2014. Impact of Matrix Swelling Area Propagation on the Evolution of Coal Permeability under Coupled Multiple Processes. Journal of Natural gas Science and Engineering, 18: 451-466.