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Kewen Li

Title:Senior Research Engineer and Research Manager
Primary Affiliation:Department of Energy Resources Engineering
Office Location:Green Earth Sci.  077A
Phone:650-723-5377
Fax:650-725-2099
E-mail:kewenli@stanford.edu

Research

  1. Improved oil recovery
  2. Geothermal engineering and power generation
  3. Multi-phase fluid flow in porous media

Education

  • 1987-1989       Ph.D. in Petroleum Engineering, Graduate School, RIPED, Beijing, China
  • 1984-1987       M.S. in Petroleum Engineering, Graduate School, RIPED, Beijing, China
  • 1980-1984       B.S. in Petroleum Engineering, Yangtze University (Jianghan Petroleum Institute), Hubei, China

Professional Experience

  • 2002-present: Stanford University, USA: Senior Research Engineer and Research Manager
  • 2011-present: China University of Geosciences, Beijing (CUGB), Professor (Specially-hired)
  • 2005-2009: Peking University, China, Professor (Part-time)
  • 1999-2001: Stanford University, USA: Lab Manager and Research Associate
  • 1997-1999: Reservoir Engineering Research Institute, USA: Research Engineer
  • 1995-1997: IFP (Institut Francais de Petrole), Paris, France: visiting scientist
  • 1992-1995: PetroChina, Beijing, China: Senior Engineer and Director of Petrophysical Department
  • 1990-1992: Mining Procession Department, China University of Mining and Technology (CUMT)

Honors & Awards

  • Four Best Paper Awards (2002, 2005, 2006, and 2012) from GRC (Geothermal Resource Council) annual meeting.
  • Outstanding Technical Editor awarded by SPE in 2003.
  • Lifetime member of SCA (Society of Core Analysts) honored in 1998.
  • Distinguished Principal Scientist honored by CNPC (China National Petroleum Corporation) in 1995.
  • Eight Scientific and Technological Awards from CNPC from 1988 to1995.

Publications

      Papers Published in Journals (After 2000)
    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.
     Other Peer-reviewed Publications
    1. Shouliang Xin, Hongbin Liang, Bing Hu, and Kewen Li: “A 400 kW Geothermal Power Generator using Co-produced Fluids from Huabei Oilfield,” GRC Trans. V. 36 (2012).
    2.  Alaskara, M., Amesa, M., Liu, C., Horne, R.N., Li, K., and Cui, Y.: “Smart Nanosensors for In-Situ Temperature Measurement in Fractured Geothermal Reservoirs,” GRC Trans. V. 35 (2011).
    3. Bennett, K.P., Li, K., and Horne, R.N.: “Power Generation Potential from Coproduced Fluids in the Los Angeles Basin,” GRC Trans. V. 35 (2011).
    4. Alaskara, M., Amesa, M., Horne, R.N., Li, K., Connorb, S. and Cui, Y.: “In-Situ Multifunction Nanosensors For Fractured Reservoir Characterization,” GRC Trans. V. 34 (2010).
    5. Li, K.: “Correlation between Resistivity Index, Capillary Pressure and Relative Permeability,” Proceedings of World Geothermal Congress 2010, Bali, Indonesia, 25-29 April 2010.
    6. Sun, W. and Li, K.: “Effects of Fluid Saturation and Porosity on the Estimation of Geothermal Resources in Oil and Gas Reservoirs,” Proceedings of World Geothermal Congress 2010, Bali, Indonesia, 25-29 April 2010.
    7. Atalay, N., Horne, R. N., Sandler, J., and Li, K.: “DOWNHOLE ENTHALPY MEASUREMENT IN GEOTHERMAL WELLS WITH FIBER OPTICS,” GRC Trans. V. 32 (2008).
    8. Li, K., Zhang, L., Ma, Q., Liu, M., Ma, J., and Dong, F.: “Low Temperature Geothermal Resources at Huabei Oilfield, China,” GRC Trans. V. 31 (2007).
    9. Li, K..: “Calculation of Gas-Water Relative Permeability from Resistivity and the Comparison with Experimental Data,” GRC Trans. V. 30 (2006).
    10. Stacey, R.W., Li, K., and Horne, R.N.: “Determining Saturation Using Electrical Impedance Tomography (Eit),” GRC Trans. V. 30 (2006).
    11. Juliusson, E., Li, K., and Horne, R.N.: “Investigation of Downhole Enthalpy Measurement Techniques,” GRC Trans. V. 30 (2006).
    12. Reyes, J.L.P., Li, K., and Horne, R.N.: “An Analytical Decline Curve Analysis Model Applied to The Geysers Geothermal Field,” GRC Trans. V. 30 (2006).
    13. Wang, X., Zhou, Z., Xu, Y., Zhao, Z., and Li, K.: “Improving Efficiency of Acid Fracturing in Low Permeability Gas Reservoirs,” Proceedings of International Symposium of the Society of Core Analysts, Trondheim, Norway, September 12-16, 2006.
    14. Li, K. and Horne, R.N.: “Steam-Water Capillary Pressure,” Proceedings of the World Geothermal Congress, Antalya, Turkey, 24-29 April, 2005.
    15. Li, K. and Williams, W.: “Relationship between Capillary Pressure and Resistivity Index,” Proceedings of International Symposium of the Society of Core Analysts, Toronto, Canada, August 21-25, 2005.
    16. Li, K. and Horne, R.N.: “A Universal Capillary Pressure Model: Verification and Application,” GRC Trans. V.28 (2004).
    17. Li, K. and Horne, R.N.: “Fractal Characterization of The Geysers Rock,” GRC Trans. V.27 (2003).
    18. Reyes, J.L.P., Li, K., and Horne, R.N.: “Estimating Water Saturation at The Geysers Based on Historical Pressure and Temperature Production Data and By Direct Measurement,” GRC Trans. V. 27 (2003).
    19. Powell, T. and Li, K.: “A Depletion Mechanism for the Behavior of Noncondensible Gases at The Geysers,” GRC Trans. V. 27 (2003).
    20. Chen, C.Y., Li, K., and Horne, R.N.: “Difference between Steam-Water and Air-Water Relative Permeabilities in Fractures,” GRC Trans. V. 27 (2003).
    21. Li, K. and Horne, R.N.: “A Capillary Pressure Model for Geothermal Reservoirs,” GRC Trans. V. 26 (2002).
    22. Chen, C., Diomampo, G.P., Li, K., and Horne, R.N.: “Steam-water Relative Permeability in Fracture,” GRC Trans. V. 26 (2002).
    23. Li, K. and Horne, R.N.: “A Scaling Method of Spontaneous Imbibition in Systems with Different Wettability,” Proceedings of the 2002 International Symposium of the Society of Core Analysts, California, USA, September 22-25, 2002.
    24. Li, K., Nassori, H., and Horne, R.N.: “Experimental Study of Water Injection into Geothermal Reservoirs,” GRC Trans. V. 25 (2001).
    25. Li, K. and Horne, R.N.: “Steam-Water Relative Permeability by the Capillary Pressure Method,” Proceedings of the International Symposium of the Society of Core Analysts, Edinburgh, UK, September 17-19, 2001.
    26. Li, K. and Horne, R.N.: “An Experimental Method for Evaluating Water Injection into Geothermal Reservoirs,” GRC Trans. V. 24 (2000).
    27. Horne, R.N., Satik, C., Mahiya, G., Li, K., Ambusso, W., Tovar, R., Wang, C., and Nassori, H.: “Steam-Water Relative Permeability,” GRC Trans. V. 24 (2000).
    28. Li, K. and Horne, R.N.: “Accurate Measurement of Steam Flow Properties,” GRC Trans. V. 23 (1999).
    29. Li, K. and Firoozabadi, A.: “Wettability Alteration to Gas-Wetness in Porous Media,” SCA 9804, Proceedings of International Symposium of the Society of Core Analysts, The Hague, the Netherlands, September 14-16, 1998.
    30. Li, K., Dai, Z., and Jiang, Y.: “A Comparison of Water-Oil Relative Permeabilities Using Steady-State and Unsteady-State Techniques,” J. of Petroleum Exploration and Development, V. 22, No.1, p.77-82, 1995.
    31. Li, K., Luo, M., and Wang, J.: "A Modified JBN Method and the Software for Calculating Oil/Water Relative Permeabilities,” J. of Petroleum Exploration and Development, V. 21, No. 2, p.45-51, 1994.
    32. Li, K., Shen, P., and Qing, T.: “A New Method for Calculating Oil-Water Relative Permeabilities with Capillary Pressure Included,” J. of Mechanics and Practice, V. 16, No. 2, p.46-48, 1994.
    33. Li, K.: “Coal/Water Slurry Used in Diesel Engines and Its Rheology,” J. of Procession and Application of Coal, V. 7, No. 5, p.31-34, 1991.
    34. Li, K. and Qing, T.: “Fractal Geometry and Its Application in Petroleum Engineering,” J. of Petroleum Exploration and Development, V. 17, No. 5, p.109-114, 1990.
    35. Li, K.: “An Optimization Method for Calculating Oil-Water Relative Permeability from Dynamic Displacement Data,” J. of Jianghan Petroleum Institute, V. 11, No. 3, p.45- 54, 1989.
    36. Li, K., Qing, T., and Shen, P.: “A New Steady-State Method for Measuring Oil-Water Relative Permeabilities,” J. of Petroleum Exploration and Development, V. 16, No. 4, p.41-46, 1989.
    37. Li, K., Qing, T., and Shen, P.: “Calculation of 3-Phase Relative Permeabilities from Pore Size Distribution,” J. of China Petroleum, V. 10, No. 4, p.65-73, 1989.
    38. Li, K.: “Theoretical Method for Calculating Oil-Water Relative Permeability by Effective Medium Theory,” J. of Jianghan Petroleum Institute, V.10, No. 3, p.55-65, 1988.
     Papers Presented at Conferences
    1. Mohammed Alaskar, Morgan Ames, Steve Connor, Chong Liu, Yi Cui, Kewen Li, Roland Horne: “Nanoparticle and Microparticle Flow in Porous and Fractured Media: An Experimental Study,” SPE-146752, proceedings of the SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition held in Denver, Colorado, USA, 30 October–2 November 2011.
    2. Li, K., Ren, X., Li, L., and Fan, X.: “A New Model for Predicting Water Cut in Oil Reservoirs”, SPE 143481, presented at the SPE EUROPEC/EAGE Annual Conference and Exhibition held in Vienna, Austria, 23–26 May 2011.
    3. Li, K. and Xie, R.: “Effect of Heterogeneity on Production Performance in Low Permeability Reservoirs”, SPE 143482, presented at the SPE EUROPEC/EAGE Annual Conference and Exhibition held in Vienna, Austria, 23–26 May 2011.
    4. Li, K. and Zhang, H.: “Experimental Study of Water Shut-off by Wettability Alteration to Gas Wetness”, SPE 143483, presented at the SPE EUROPEC/EAGE Annual Conference and Exhibition held in Vienna, Austria, 23–26 May 2011.
    5. Zhou, M. And Li, K.: “Molecular Modeling and Its Application to Developing Chemicals for Wettability Alteration to Gas-wetness”, SPE 140131, presented at the SPE International Symposium on Oilfield Chemistry held in The Woodlands, Texas, USA, 11–13 April 2011.
    6. Li, K., Shapiro, M., Horne, R.N., Ma, S., Hajari, A., and Mudhhi, M.: “In Situ Estimation of Relative Permeability from Resistivity Measurements”, SPE 129627, presented at the CPS/SPE International Oil & Gas Conference and Exhibition in China held in Beijing, China, 8-10 June 2010.
    7. Chen, H., Zhang, Z., Sun, W., Li, K.: “Modification of Capacitance-Resistive Model for Estimating Waterflood Performance”, SPE 129783, presented at the CPS/SPE International Oil & Gas Conference and Exhibition in China held in Beijing, China, 8-10 June 2010.
    8. Zhang, L., Liu, M., Li, K.: “Estimation of Geothermal Reserves in Oil and Gas Reservoirs”, SPE 120031, the 2009 SPE Western Regional Meeting held in San Jose, California, USA, 24-26 March 2009.
    9. Sandler, J., Li, Y., Horne, R. N., Li, K.: “Effects of Fracture and Frequency on Resistivity in Different Rocks,” SPE 119872, to be presented at the 2009 SPE EUROPEC/EAGE Annual Conference and Exhibition held in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 8–11 June 2009.
    10. Yu, Y., Lin, T., Xie, H., Guan, Y., Li, K.: “Prediction of Wellbore Temperature Profiles during Heavy Oil Production Assisted with Light Oil,” SPE 119526, to be presented at the 2009 SPE Production and Operations Symposium held in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA, 4-8 April 2009.
    11. Zhao, H. and Li, K.: “A Fractal Model of Production by Spontaneous Water Imbibition”, SPE 119525, Proceedings of the 2009 SPE Latin American and Caribbean Petroleum Engineering Conference held in Cartagena, Colombia, 31 May-3 June 2009.
    12. Huo, D., Li L., Fan, X., Yu, Y., Li, K.: “Decline curve analysis of oil production in low permeability reservoirs with great heterogeneity”, SPE 115053, the 2008 SPE Asia Pacific Oil & Gas Conference and Exhibition held in Perth, Australia, 20-22 October 2008.
    13. Guan, Y., Niu, Y., Han, D., Zhou, X., Li, K.: “Prediction of Production in Oil Reservoirs by Considering Change in Number of Production Wells”, SPE 117149, the 2008 SPE Eastern Regional/AAPG Eastern Section Joint Meeting held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, 11-15 October 2008.
    14. Zhang, L., Yuan, J., Liang, H., Li, K.: “Energy from Abandoned Oil and Gas Reservoirs”, SPE 115055, the 2008 SPE Asia Pacific Oil & Gas Conference and Exhibition held in Perth, Australia, 20-22 October 2008.
    15. Li, Y., Lin, T., Li, X., Liu, B., Ren, X., Li, K.: “Oil Production and Water-Cut in Naturally-Fractured Vuggy Reservoirs”, SPE 115042, the 2008 SPE Russian Oil & Gas Technical Conference and Exhibition held in Moscow, Russia, 28–30 October 2008.
    16. Liu, Y., Zheng, H., Huang, G., Li, G., Li, K.: “Production Enhancement in Gas-Condensate Reservoirs by Altering Wettability to Gas Wetness: Field Application,” SPE 112750, the Proceedings of the 2008 SPE Improved Oil Recovery Symposium held in Tulsa, Oklahoma, U.S.A., 19-23 April 2008.
    17. Zhang, L., Liu, X., Liu, L., Shen, P., and Li, K.: “Global Mobility: A Concept for Characterizing the Total Ability of Two-Phase Flow in Porous Media,” Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Porous Media and its Applications in Science and Engineering, June 17-21, 2007, Kauai, Hawaii, USA.
    18. Zhou, K., Zhang, W., Li, Y., and Li, K.: “Prediction of Recovery by Spontaneous Imbibition in Gas/Liquid/Rock Systems,” SPE 107355, the SPE Europec/EAGE Annual Conference and Exhibition held in London, United Kingdom, 11-14 June 2007.
    19. Shi, C., Li, K., Horne, N.: “Optimizing the Productivity of Gas/Condensate Wells,” SPE 103255, presented at the 2006 SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, San Antonio, Texas, U.S.A., 24-27 September 2006.
    20. Stacey, R., Li, K., Horne, N.: “Electrical Impedance Tomography (EIT) Technique for Real-Time Saturation Monitoring,” SPE 103124, presented at the 2006 SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, San Antonio, Texas, U.S.A., 24 – 27 September 2006.
    21. Jia, F., Zhou, K., and Li, K.: “Determination of Capillary Pressure and Relative Permeability from Spontaneous Imbibition Data in Gas-Liquid-Rock,” SPE 99893, the SPE Europec/EAGE Annual Conference and Exhibition held in Vienna, Austria, 12-15 June, 2006.
    22. Liu, Y., Zheng, H., Huang, G., Li, G., and Li, K.: “Improving Production in Gas-Condensate Reservoirs by Wettability Alteration to Gas Wetness,” SPE 99739, presented at the SPE/DOE Fourteenth Symposium on Improved Oil Recovery held in Tulsa, Oklahoma, April 22-26, 2006.
    23. Li, K.: “A Semianalytical Method to Calculate Relative Permeability from Resistivity Well Logs,” SPE 95575, presented at the 2005 SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, Dallas, Texas, U.S.A., 9 – 12 October 2005.
    24. Middleton, M. F., Li, K., and Frikkie de Beer: “Spontaneous Imbibition Studies of Australian Reservoir Rocks with Neutron Radiography,” SPE93634, presented at the 2005 SPE Western Region Meeting, Irvine, CA, U.S.A., 30 March – 1 April 2005.
    25. Li, K. and Horne, R.N.: “Verification of Decline Curve Analysis Models for Production Prediction,” SPE 93878, presented at the 2005 SPE Western Region Meeting, Irvine, CA, U.S.A., 30 March – 1 April 2005.
    26. Li, K.: “Generalized Capillary Pressure and Relative Permeability Model Inferred from Fractal Characterization of Porous Media,” SPE 89874, presented at the 2004 SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, Houston, Texas, U.S.A., 27 – 29 September 2004.
    27. Preyes, J.L., Li, K., and Horne, R.N.: “Application of a New Mechanistic Decline Curve Method to Kern County Oil Fields,” SPE 90212, presented at the 2004 SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, Houston, Texas, U.S.A., 27 – 29 September 2004.
    28. Chen, C.Y., Li, K., and Horne, R.N.: “Experimental Study of Phase Transformation Effects on Relative Permeabilities in a Fracture,” SPE 90233, presented at the 2004 SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, Houston, Texas, U.S.A., 27 – 29 September 2004.
    29. Li, K.: “Theoretical Development of the Brooks-Corey Capillary Pressure Model from Fractal Modeling of Porous Media,” SPE 89429, Proceedings of the SPE/DOE Fourteenth Symposium on Improved Oil Recovery held in Tulsa, Oklahoma, April 17-21, 2004.
    30. Preyes, J.L., Li, K., and Horne, R.N.: “A New Decline Curve Analysis Method Applied to The Geysers,” Proceedings of the 29th Stanford Workshop on Geothermal Reservoir Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94043, USA, January 26-28, 2004.
    31. Li, K.: “Characterization of Rock Heterogeneity Using Fractal Geometry,” SPE 86975, Proceedings of the 2004 SPE Western Region Meeting, Bakersfield, CA, USA, March 16-18, 2004.
    32. Li, K. and Horne, R.N.: “Prediction of Oil Production by Gravity Drainage,” SPE 84184, presented at the 2003 SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, Denver, Colorado, U.S.A., 5 – 8 October 2003.
    33. Li, K. and Horne, R.N.: “Numerical Simulation with Input Consistency between Capillary Pressure and Relative Permeability,” SPE 79716, Proceedings of the 2003 SPE Reservoir Simulation Symposium held in Houston, Texas, U.S.A., 3–5 February 2003.
    34. Li, K. and Horne, R.N.: “A Decline Curve Analysis Model Based on Fluid Flow Mechanisms,” SPE83470, presented at the 2003 SPE/AAPG Western Regional Meeting, Long Beach, California, 19–24 May 2003.
    35. Li, K. and Horne, R.N.: "Extracting Capillary Pressure from Spontaneous Imbibition Data in Oil-Water-Rock Systems," SPE 80553, presented at the SPE Asia Pacific Oil and Gas Conference and Exhibition, Jakarta, Indonesia, April 15-17, 2003.
    36. Li, K. and Horne, R.N.: “Direct Measurement of In-Situ Water Saturation in The Geysers Rock,” Proceedings of the 28th Stanford Workshop on Geothermal Reservoir Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94043, USA, January 27-29, 2003.
    37. Li, K. and Horne, R.N.: “A Wettability Evaluation Method for Gas-Liquid-Rock and Liquid-Liquid-Rock Systems,” SPE 80233, presented at the 2003 SPE International Symposium on Oilfield Chemistry held in Houston, Texas, U.S.A., 5–8 February 2003.
    38. Li, K. and Horne, R.N.: “A General Scaling Method for Spontaneous Imbibition,” SPE 77544, Proceedings of the 2002 SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, San Antonio, TX, USA, September 29 to October 02, 2002.
    39. Li, K. and Horne, R.N.: “Experimental Verification of Methods to Calculate Relative Permeability Using Capillary Pressure Data,” SPE 76757, Proceedings of the 2002 SPE Western Region Meeting/AAPG Pacific Section Joint Meeting held in Anchorage, Alaska, May 20-22, 2002.
    40. Li, K., Chow, K., and Horne, R.N.: “Effects of Initial Water Saturation on Spontaneous Water Imbibition,” SPE 76727, Proceedings of the 2002 SPE Western Region Meeting/AAPG Pacific Section Joint Meeting held in Anchorage, Alaska, May 20-22, 2002.
    41. Li, K. and Horne, R.N.: “Wettability of steam-water-rock Systems,” Proceedings of the 7th International Symposium on Reservoir Wettability, Freycinet, Tasmania, Australia, March 12-15, 2002.
    42. Li, K. and Horne, R.N.: “Scaling of Spontaneous Imbibition in Gas-Liquid Systems,” SPE 75167, Proceedings of the SPE/DOE Thirteenth Symposium on Improved Oil Recovery held in Tulsa, Oklahoma, April 13–17, 2002.
    43. Diomampo, G.P., Chen, C.Y., Li, K. and Horne, R.N.: “Relative Permeability through Fractures,” Proceedings of the 27th Stanford Workshop on Geothermal Reservoir Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94043, USA, January 28-30, 2002.
    44. Li, K. and Horne, R.N.: “Wettability Determination of Geothermal Systems,” presented at the 27th Stanford Workshop on Geothermal Reservoir Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94043, USA, January 28-30, 2002.
    45. Li, K. and Horne, R.N.: “An Experimental Method of Measuring Steam-Water and Air-Water Capillary Pressures,” Proceedings of the Petroleum Society’s Canadian International Petroleum Conference 2001, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, June 12 – 14, 2001.
    46. Li, K. and Horne, R.N.: “Differences between Steam-Water and Air-Water Capillary Pressures,” Proceedings of the 26th Stanford Workshop on Geothermal Reservoir Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94043, USA, January 29-31, 2001.
    47. Li, K. and Horne, R.N.: “Gas Slippage in Two-Phase Flow and the Effect of Temperature,” SPE 68778, Proceedings of the 2001 SPE Western Region Meeting, Bakersfield, CA, USA, March 26-30, 2001.
    48. Li, K. and Horne, R.N.: “Steam-Water Capillary Pressure,” SPE 63224, presented at the 2000 SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, Dallas, TX, USA, October 1-4, 2000.
    49. Li, K. and Horne, R.N.: “Characterization of Spontaneous Water Imbibition into Gas-Saturated Rocks,” SPE 62552, presented at the 2000 SPE/AAPG Western Regional Meeting, Long Beach, California, 19–23 June 2000.
    50. Li, K. and Horne, R.N.: “Steam-Water Capillary Pressure in Geothermal Systems,” presented at the 25th Stanford Workshop on Geothermal Reservoir Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94043, USA, January 24-26, 2000.
    51. Lenormand, R., Li, K., Robin, M., and Bossie Codreanu, D.: “Numerical Evaluation of the Combined Effect of Wettability and Heterogeneity on Waterflood Performance,” Proceedings of 9th European Symposium on Improved Oil Recovery, EAGE, The Hague, Netherland, October 20-22, 1997.
    52. Li, K. and Wang, J.: “Effect of Water Salinity on Electrical Properties of Sandstone,” 1995 CSPG-CWLS Symposium, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, May 28-31, 1995.
    53. Li, K. et al.: “The Oil-Water Relative Permeability Behavior of a Low Permeable Reservoir,” SPE 30001, Proceedings of the SPE International Meeting held in Beijing, China, November 14-17, 1995.
    54. Shen, P. and Li, K.: “Quantitative Description for the Heterogeneity of Pore Structure by Using Mercury Capillary Pressure Curves,” SPE 29996, Proceedings of the SPE International Meeting held in Beijing, China, November 14-17, 1995.
    55. Shen, P. and Li, K.: “A New Method for Determining the Fractal Dimension of Pore Structures and Its Application,” Proceedings of 10th Offshore South East Asia Conference, Singapore, December 6-9, 1994.
    56. Li, K. and Shen, P.: “Fractal Description of Pore Structures and Its Applications,” Proceedings of the third National Conference on Fractals, Anhui, P.R.C., p.362-365, October 21-24, 1993.
    57. Li, K. and Shen, P.: “Fractal Characteristics of Reservoir Rocks and Its Relationship with Water Flooding Efficiency,” Proceedings of the first Annual Meeting of Chinese Post-Doctor Association, Beijing, P. R. C., p.2097-2100, June 10-13, 1993.
    58. Wang, Z., Wang, S., and Li, K.: “Preparation and Rheology of Ultra-Clean Micronized Coal/Water Slurry,” Proceedings of the 23rd Annual Meeting of the Fine Particle Society, USA, July 13-17, 1992.
    59. Li, K. and Wang, Z.: “Rheology of Ultra-Fine Coal-Water Slurry Used in Diesel Engines,” Proceedings of the first Annual Meeting of Chinese Youth Association of Science and Technology, Beijing, P.R.C., April 16 -18, p.483-486, 1992.
    60. Li, K. and Wang, Z.: “Multi-Function Capillary Viscometer and Rheological Properties of Ultra-Fine Coal/ Water Slurry at High Shear Rates,” Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Coal and Slurry Technology, Clear Water, Florida, USA, p. 471-482, April 23-26, 1991.
    61. Li, K.: “Investigations on Oil-Water 2-Phase Flow in Porous Media Using an X-ray CT Technique,” Proceedings of 1st Chinese Post-Doctors Meeting, Xueyuan Press, p.463-468, 1990.
    Books Published
    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.
     Patents
    1. A New Multi-Function Capillary Tube Viscometer, No.91226706.2, 1991.
    2. A New Level-Meter Used for Slurries or Thick Fluids, No.91226707.0, 1991.

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