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Shuiquan Li

Shuiquan Li - Research Scientist
Reservoir Modeler


PhD. Solid Mechanics ,Tsinghua University, China
Ms & Bs. Petroleum Engineering, Southwest Petroleum University, China

Professional Experience

Shuiquan Li grew up in Sichuan province, southwest of China.  After earning a Bachelor and Master degree in petroleum engineering from Southwest Petroleum University (SWPU), Shuiquan joined the department of petroleum engineering of SWPU as a lecture in 1988. Shuiquan did teaching and research there.  His study there is related to the control of trajectory of directional and horizontal well, Bottom-Hole- Assembly (BHA) mechanics analysis.  Meanwhile he worked in oil fields (Tuha oilfield, Kelamayi oilfield, and Sichuan) as a co-drilling engineer in China. In March 1996 Shuiquan entered Tsinghua University in Beijing China for his Ph.D study.  After 4.5 years later in 2000, he earned his Ph. Degree from Engineering Mechanics department of Tsinghua University. His dissertation studies the coupling between rock deformation (elastic, plastic and brittle deformation) and multiphase fluid flow in naturally fractured reservoirs.  In that summer he joined Wave Propagation Lab (WPL) of Peking University in Beijing China as a postdoctoral research associate where he studied the seismic anisotropy in fractured reservoirs, stress effect on seismic velocities and reservoir permeability in fractured reservoirs. Two years later Shuiquan joined E&P Tech. Inc. (The predecessor of both LandOcean Energy Service Co. Ltd and GeoReservoir Research Inc. currently) as a research scientist where his research topics includes streamline simulation of multiphase fluid flow, Geomechanics application related fractures, edge detection by using seismic data, seismic image digital filters, seismic attributes, rock property inverse, effective permeability response in fractured reservoirs, well logs and seismic classification. Shuiquan worked on research projects both in Houston office and Beijing office. In 2007 he spent most of the year in Mexico, and worked on a project of Pemex in Cantarell Field in Ciudad Del Carmen of Mexico. Shuiquan moved to Laramie and joined the department of Geology and Geophysics of University of Wyoming as a postdoctoral research associate in 2008,where he focused on the building the geological model of Nugget eolian sandstone in Green River Basin in Wyoming with various data available, simulation of CO2 migration and uncertainty analysis. In 2011, Shuiquan joined EORI of University of Wyoming as a reservoir modeler. His area of interest is the seismic data processing, attributes, inversion, seismic interpretation, building geological models with integrated data and reservoir simulation.


Shuiquan Li, Ye Zhang, Model Complexity in Carbon Sequestration: a Design of Experiment and Response Surface Uncertainty Analysis. International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control. Vol.22, P123-138, 2014.

Shuiquan Li, Ye Zhang, Xu Zhang, and Changan Du, Geological Modeling and Fluid Flow Simulation of Acid Gas Storage, Nugget Sandstone, Moxa Arch, Wyoming. AAPG Bulletin, V.96, No.4 (April 2012), P635-664.

Shuiquan Li, Ye Zhang, Xu Zhang, A study of conceptual model uncertainty in large-scale CO2 storage simulation. Water Resources Research, 47, W05534,doi:10.1029/2010WR009707, 2011.

Shuiquan Li, Bingye Xu, Theory model of fluid flow through deformable dual porosity media. Journal of Hydrodynamics. Ser.A,Vol. 16, No.4, p460-466, (Dec.) 2001.

Shuiquan Li, Bingye Xu, Yonggang Duan, Flow through fissured reservoir with deformable media. Chinese Journal of Computational Mechanics. Vol. 18, No.2, p133-137, (May) 2001.

Shuiquan Li, Bingye Xu, Flow through fissured media with dual porosity and nonlinear elastic behavior. Chinese Quarterly Mechanics. Vol.21, No.1,  p96-101, 2000.

Shuiquan Li, Bingye Xu, Non-linear dual-porosity behavior of naturally fractured reservoirs. Chinese Journal of Rock Mechanics and Engineering. Vol.19, No.4, p417-420, (July)2000.

Shuiquan Li, Bingye Xu, Mathematical model of oil-water two-phase flow and solid-deformation coupling for fractured reservoir. Natural Gas Industry (Chinese). Vol. 19, No.4, 1999.

Shuiquan Li, Taihe Shi, The behaviors of BHA and the effect on the trajectory of horizontal well, Natural Gas Industry (Chinese). Vol. 14, No.1, 1994.

Shuiquan Li, Taihe Shi, Analysing bottom Hole Assembly by the Method of Finite Element and Optimization. Natural Gas Industry (Chinese). Vol.13, No.2, 1993.


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