Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering (Oil and Gas Well Drilling Engineering)

Yongcun Feng

Personal Profile

College of Petroleum Engineering



Oil and Gas Well Drilling Engineering

Research Areas

Oil and Gas Well Mechanics and Control Engineering
Oil and Gas Well Rock Mechanics and Engineering

Research Group Introduction

Our team focuses on solving various geomechanics-related issues in the oil and gas industry, including wellbore stability, lost circulation, well integrity, sand production, hydraulic fracturing, etc.
Our methodology combines theoretical analysis, numerical simulation, laboratory experiments, and the emerging artificial intelligence technology.
Students with a strong background in mathematics, rock mechanics, or artificial intelligence are encouraged to apply for the M.S. and Ph.D. positions in our team.


[1] Yongcun Feng and K. E. Gray. Lost Circulation and Wellbore Strengthening. Springer, 2018
Feng, Y.*, Gray, K.E., 2018. Modeling lost circulation through drilling-induced fractures. SPE Journal 23, 205–223
[2] Feng, Y*., and Gray, K.E., 2018. XFEM-based cohesive zone approach for modeling near-wellbore hydraulic fracture complexity. Acta Geotechnica.
[3] Feng, Y*., Li, X., Gray, K.E., 2017. Development of a 3D numerical model for quantifying fluid-driven interface debonding of an injector well. International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, 62, pp.76-90.