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

Hairong Wu

Personal Profile

The Unconventional Petroleum Research Institute


Associate Professor

Oil and Gas Field Development Engineering &

Research Areas

Enhanced Oil Recovery and Oil Production Chemistry

Research Projects

[1] China Petroleum Science and Technology Innovation Fund, Research on the Preparation of Biparonic Nanofluids and Its Mechanism of Enhanced Oil
Recovery, 2020.12-2022.12, PI [2] Beijing Natural Science Foundation Youth Fund Project, 2020.01-2021.12, CHAIR
[3] Beijing Outstanding Talent Training Funding Youth Backbone Individual Project, Surface Modified Nanoparticles Improve Rock Wettability in Low Permeability Reservoirs and Improve Oil Recovery, 2018.10-2020.10, PI
[4] China University of Petroleum (Beijing) Top Talents Funding
Project, 2015.12-2019.12, CHAIR [5] Research on Pickering Emulsion Profiler System, China Overseas Oilfield Service Co., Ltd. Tianjin Branch, 2021.07-2022.12, PI
[6] Research and Mechanism Characterization of Nano-Flooding Agent in Tight Reservoirs, Langfang Branch, Research Institute of Exploration and Development, China National Petroleum Corporation
, 2017.01-2018.03, PI [7] Research on CO2 throughput mechanism and scheme optimization of strong heterogeneous conglomerate reservoir, PetroChina Strategic Cooperation Science and Technology Special Project, 2020.01-2024.12, scientific research backbone

Research Group Introduction

Our research field is EOR and oilfield chemistry. We focus on enhanced oil recovery for low permeability,tight, heavy oil and conventional reservoir.
Our ongoing research Topics are listed below.
Nano-fluid composed of amphiphilic Janus nanoparticles: preparation and mechanism of enhanced oil recovery in low permeability reservoir.
Imbibition and wettability alternation of rock surface by applying nanofluid.
Nanoparticles added viscoelastic surfactant solution as fracturing-flooding fluid.
Application of traditional chemical EOR methods in unconventional reservoir development.
De-emulsifier for the emulsified oil field sewage water.


[1] Hairong Wu, Qiong Zhou, Derong Xu, Renxian Sun, Pengyi Zhang, Baojun Bai*, Wanli Kang*, SiO2 nanoparticle-assisted low-concentration viscoelastic cationic surfactant fracturing fluid. Journal of Molecular Liquids, 2018, 266, 864-869.
[2] Hairong Wu, Kai Gao (first-coauthor), Yao Lu, Ziyu Meng, Congbo Gou, Zhe Li, Meng Yang, Ming Qu, Tongjing Liu, Jirui Hou*, Wanli Kang*, Silica-based amphiphilic Janus nanofluid with improved interfacial properties for enhanced oil recovery. Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects 2020, 586, 124162.
[3] Zhe Li§, Hairong Wu§, *(first-coauthor), Meng Yang, Derong Xu, Haishun Feng, Yao Lu, Liming Zhang, Yang Yu, Wanli Kang*, Stability mechanism of O/W Pickering emulsions stabilized with regenerated cellulose. Carbohydrate Polymers, 2018, 181, 224-233.
[4] Zhe Li, Hairong Wu*, Meng Yang, Jiatong Jiang, Derong Xu, Haishun Feng, Yao Lu, Wanli Kang*, Baojun Bai*, Jirui Hou, Spontaneous emulsification via once bottom-up cycle for the crude oil in low permeability reservoirs. Energy & Fuels, 2018, 32(3), 3119-3126.
[5] Zhe Li, Baojun Bai*, Derong Xu, Ziyu Meng, Tao Ma, Congbo Gou, Kai Gao, Renxian Sun, Hairong Wu*, Jirui Hou, Wanli Kang*, Synergistic Collaboration between Regenerated Cellulose and Surfactant to Stabilize Oil/Water (O/W) Emulsions for Enhancing Oil Recovery, Energy & Fuels, 2019, 33 (1), pp 81–88.
[6] Yao Lu, Zhe Li, Gebremariam Hailu, Derong Xu, Hairong Wu*, Wanli Kang*, Study on the oil/water separation performance of a super-hydrophobic copper mesh under downhole conditions. Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry, 2019, 72, 310-318.
[7] Yao Lu, Ziyu Meng, Kai Gao, Jirui Hou, Hairong Wu*, Wanli Kang*, Interaction of Amphiphilic Polymers with Medium-Chain Fatty Alcohols to Enhance Rheological Performance and Mobility Control Ability. Energy & Fuels, 2019, 33, 6273-6282.
[8] Yao Lu, Hairong Wu*, Ziyu Meng, Kai Gao, Jirui Hou, Wanli Kang*, Effect of 1-octanol on the stabilization of crude oil emulsions with hydrophobically modified polyacrylamide. Fuel, 2019, 256, 116007.
[9] Tao Ma, Haishun Feng, Hairong Wu*, Zhe Li, Jiatong Jiang, Derong Xu, Ziyu Meng, Wanli Kang*, Property evaluation of synthesized anionic-nonionic gemini surfactants for chemical enhanced oil recovery. Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, 2019, 581, 123800.
[10] Yao Lu, Hairong Wu*, Ziyu Meng, Jiatong Jiang, Yi Jin, Zihao Deng, Wenqing Su, Zhe Li, Wanli Kang*, Salt effect on hydrophobically modified polyacrylamide-containing crude oil emulsions: stability and rheology study. Colloid and Polymer Science, 2018, 296 (3), 515-527.