Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering(Oil-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.


1.Yongcun Feng and K. E. Gray. Lost Circulation and Wellbore Strengthening. Springer, 2018
2.Feng, Y.*, Gray, K.E., 2018. Modeling lost circulation through drilling-induced fractures. SPE Journal 23, 205–223
3.Feng, Y*., and Gray, K.E., 2018. XFEM-based cohesive zone approach for modeling near-wellbore hydraulic fracture complexity. Acta Geotechnica.
4.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.