Dr. Kewen Li

Senior Research Engineer and Research Manager
Department of Petroleum Engineering
Green Earth Science Building
Stanford University
367 Panama Street
Stanford, CA 94305-2220


Research Interests:

1.     Improved oil recovery

2.     Geothermal engineering and power generation

3.     Multi-phase fluid flow in porous media

List of Publications in Journals:

  1. Alaskar, M., Ames, M., Connor, S., Liu, C., Cui, Y., Li, K., Horne, R.H.: “Nanoparticle and Microparticle Flow in Porous and Fractured Media: An Experimental Study,” SPEJ, 2012.
  2. Li, K. and Cheng, Z.: “Computation of Productivity Index with Capillary Pressure Included and Its Application in Interpreting Production Data from Low-permeability Oil Reservoirs,” SPEJ, 2012.
  3. Gong, B., Xin, S., and Li, K.: “Numerical Studies on Power Generation from Co-produced Geothermal Resources in Oil Fields and Change in Reservoir Temperature,” Renewable Energy, 2012.
  4. Yu, Y. and Li, K.: “Method for Calculating Temperature Profile in Heavy Oil Wells with Injection of Light Oil Diluent”, Journal of Petroleum Science and Technology, (accepted), 2013.
  5. Gao, Y, Li, K.: “New models for calculating the viscosity of mixed oil”. Fuel, doi:10.1016/j.fuel.2011.12.043, 2012.
  6. Li, K., Liu, Y., Zheng, H., Huang, G., and Li, G.: “Enhanced Production in Gas-Condensate Reservoirs by Wettability Alteration to Gas Wetness: Experimental Studies”, Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, DOI:10.1016/j.petrol.2011.08.001, 2011.
  7. Li, K. and Guan, Y.: “Effective-Well Method for Matching and Predicting Oil Production,” Transport in Porous Media, DOI: 10.1007/s11242-011-9850-6, 2011.
  8. Li, K. and Zhao, H.: “Fractal Prediction Model of Spontaneous Imbibition Rate,” Transport in Porous Media, DOI: 10.1007/s11242-011-9848-0, 2011.
  9. Li, K.: “Interrelationship between Resistivity Index, Capillary Pressure and Relative Permeability,” Transport in Porous Media, DOI: 10.1007/s11242-011-9745-6, V. 88(3), P. 385, 2011.
  10. Li, K.: “Analytical Derivation of Brooks-Corey Capillary Pressure Model Using Fractal Geometry and Evaluation of Rock Heterogeneity”, Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering (2010), doi:10.1016/j.petrol.2010.05.002.
  11. Li, K., Nassori, H., and Horne, R.N.: “Experimental Study of Water Injection into Geothermal Systems,” Transport in Porous Media, DOI: 10.1007/s11242-010-9579-7, 2010.
  12. Li, K.: “More General Capillary Pressure and Relative Permeability Models from Fractal Geometry”, Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, doi: 10.1016/j.jconhyd.2009.10.005, 2010.
  13. Li, K. and Horne, R.N.: “Method to Evaluate the Potential of Water Injection in Naturally Fractured Reservoirs,” Transport in Porous Media, DOI 10.1007/s11242-009-9473-3, 2009.
  14. Stacey, R., Li, K., Horne, N.: “Investigating Electrical Impedance Tomography as a Technique for Real-Time Saturation Monitoring,” SPEJ, March, 2009.
  15. Li, K. and Horne, R.N.: “Experimental Study and Fractal Analysis of Heterogeneity in Naturally Fractured Rocks,” Transport in Porous Media, DOI: 10.1007/s11242-008-9295-8, 2009.
  16. Li, K. and Horne, R.N.: “Estimation of wettability in gas-liquid-rock systems,” Geothermics (2008), doi:10.1016/j.geothermics.2008.03.002.
  17. Li, K. and Horne, R.N.: “Numerical Simulation without Using Experimental Data of Relative Permeability,” Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, doi:10.1016/j.petrol.2008.03.002, 2008.
  18. Li, K.: “A New Method for Calculating Two-Phase Relative Permeability from Resistivity Data in Porous Media,” Transport in Porous Media (2007), DOI 10.1007/s11242-007-9178-4.
  19. Li, K. and Horne, N.R.: “Modeling of Oil Production by Gravity Drainage,” Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, doi: 10.1016/j.petrol.2007.06.002, 2007.
  20. Chen, C.Y., Li, K., and Horne, R.N.: “Experimental Study of Phase Transformation Effects on Relative Permeabilities in a Fracture,” SPEREE, pp. 514-526, Oct., 2007.
  21. Li, K. and Horne, R.N.: “Systematic Study of Steam-Water Capillary Pressure,” Geothermics, 36 (2007) 558–574, doi:10.1016/j.geothermics.2007.08.002.
  22. Zhou, Z., Wang, X., Xu, Y., Zhao, Z., and Li, K.: “New Formula for Acid Fracturing in Low Permeability Gas Reservoirs: Experimental Study and Field Application,” Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, doi:10.1016/j.petrol.2007.04.007, 59/3-4 pp. 257-262, 2007.
  23. Li, K. and Williams, W.: “Determination of Capillary Pressure Function from Resistivity Data,” Transport in Porous Media (2006), DOI 10.1007/s11242-006-0009-9.
  24. Li, K. and Horne, R.N.: “Generalized Scaling Approach for Spontaneous Imbibition: An Analytical Model,” SPEREE (June, 2006), 251-258.
  25. Li, K. and Horne, R.N.: “Comparison and verification of production prediction models,” Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering (2006), doi:10.1016/j.petrol.2006.08.015.
  26. Li, K., Chow, K., and Horne, R.N.: “Influence of Initial Water Saturation on Recovery by Spontaneous Imbibition in Gas-Water-Rock Systems and the Calculation of Relative Permeability,” SPEREE (August, 2006), 295-301.
  27. Li, K., and R. N. Horne (2006): “Comparison of methods to calculate relative permeability from capillary pressure in consolidated water-wet porous media,” Water Resour. Res., 42, W06405, doi:10.1029/2005WR004482.
  28. Li, K.: “Scaling of Spontaneous Imbibition Data with Wettability Included”, Journal of Contaminant Hydrology (2006), doi: 10.1016/j.jconhyd 2006.09.009.
  29. Li, K. and Horne, R.N.: “Fractal Modeling of Capillary Pressure Curves for The Geysers Rocks,” Geothermics, 35 (2006), 198-207, doi: 10.1016/j.geothermics.2006.2.001.
  30. Li, K. and Horne, R.N.: “Computation of Capillary Pressure and Global Mobility from Spontaneous Water Imbibition into Oil-Saturated Rock,” SPEJ (December 2005), 458-465.
  31. Li, K. and Horne, R.N.: “An Analytical Model for Production Decline Curve Analysis in Naturally Fractured Reservoir,” SPEREE (June 2005), 197-204.
  32. Li, K. and Horne, R.N.: “Experimental Study of Gas Slippage in Two-Phase Flow,” SPEREE (December 2004), V.7 (6), 409-414.
  33. Li, K. and Horne, R.N.: “An Analytical Scaling Method for Spontaneous Imbibition in Gas-Water-Rock Systems,” SPEJ (September 2004), 9(3), 322-329.
  34. Li, K. and Horne, R.N.: “Steam-Water and Air-Water Capillary Pressures: Measurement and Comparison,” J. of Canadian Petroleum Technology (July 2004), V.43, No. 7, 24-30.
  35. Li, K. and Horne, R.N.: “An Experimental and Analytical Study of Steam-Water Capillary Pressure,” SPEREE (December 2001), p.477-482.
  36. Li, K. and Horne, R.N.: “Characterization of Spontaneous Water Imbibition into Gas-Saturated Rocks,” SPEJ (December 2001), 6(4), p.375-384.
  37. Li, K. and Firoozabadi, A.: “Experimental Study of Wettability Alteration to Preferential Gas-Wetness in Porous Media and its Effect,” SPEREE (April 2000), 139-149.
  38. Li, K. and Firoozabadi, A.: “Phenomenological Modeling of Critical Condensate Saturation and Relative Permeabilities in Gas Condensate Systems,” SPEJ (June 2000), V.5 (2), 138-147.

Books:

1.      Li, K., and Shen, P.: “Rheology of Crude Oil and Slurry,” Chinese Petroleum Industry Press, ISBN 7-5021-1246, 1994.

2.      Shen, P., Li, K., and Li, B.: “Technical Handbook of Petrophysical Experiments,” China Petroleum Industry Press, ISBN 7-5021-1367, 1995.

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Links:

PE Department

Stanford Geothermal Program



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Last Updated: March 8, 2013
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