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Journal Publications:

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Shuangpo Ren§, Guangqing Yao, Ye Zhang, High-resolution geostatistical modeling of an intensively drilled heavy oil reservoir, the BQ 10 Block, Biyang Sag, Nanxiang Basin, China , Marine & Petroleum Geology, minor revision. 

Shengli Li, Ye Zhang, Z. Zee Y. Ma (2018) Comment on “A comparative study of reservoir modeling techniques and their impact on predicted performance of fluvial-dominated deltaic reservoirs”, AAPG Bulletin, Vol. 102, No. 8, p. 1659-1663 [PDF]

Dan Zhou§Ye Zhang, Guillaume Gianni, Peter Lichtner, Irina Engelhardt (2018) Numerical modeling of stream-aquifer interaction: quantifying the impact of transient sreambed permeability and aquifer heterogeneity, Hydrological Processes, in press, [PDF]

Shuangpo Ren§, Andrew Parsekian, Ye Zhang, Brad Carr (2018) Hydraulic conductivity calibration of logging NMR in a granite aquifer, Laramie Range, Wyoming, Groundwater, in press, doi: 10.1111/gwat.12798 [PDF]

Zhenxue Dai, Ye Zhang, Jeffrey M. Bielicki, Mohammad Amooie, Mingkan Zhang§, Changbing Yang, Youqin Zou, William Ampomah, Ting Xiao, Wei Jia, Richard Middleton, Wen Zhang, Youhong Sun, Joachim Moortgat, Mohamad Soltanian, Philp Stauffer (2018) Heterogeneity-assisted carbon dioxide storage in marine sediments, Applied Energy, Vol. 225, p. 876-883 [PDF]

Shuangpo Ren§, Samuel Gragg§Ye Zhang, Brad Carr (2018) Borehole characterization of hydraulic properties and groundwater flow in a crystalline fractured aquifer of a headwater mountain watershed, Laramie Range, Wyoming, Journal of Hydrology, Vol. 403, p. 66-82 [PDF]

Mingkan Zhang§Ye Zhang, Peter Lichtner (2017) Evaluating model complexity in simulating supercritical CO2 dissolution, leakage, footprint, and reservoir pressure for three-dimensional hierarchical aquifer, International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, Vol.64, p. 284-299, [PDF]

Jianying Jiao§Ye Zhang, Julian Zhu (2017) Direct Hydraulic Characterization for diverse soil types under Infiltration and Evaporation, Transport in Porous Media, Vol. 116, issue 2, p 797-823, doi: 10.1007/s11242-016-0801-0 [PDF]

Zhenxue Dai, Ye Zhang, Philp Stauffer, Ting Xiao, Mingkan Zhang§, William Ampomah, Changbing Yang, Youqin Zhou, Mei Ding, Richard Middleton, Mohamad Soltanian, Jeffery Bielicki (2017) Injectivity evaluation for offshore CO2 sequestration in marine sediments, Energy Procedia, in press [PDF]

Minh Nguyen§, Xu Zhang, Ning Wei, Jun Li, Xiaochun Li, Ye Zhang, Philip Stauffer, (2017) An object-based modeling and sensitivity analysis study in support of CO2 storage in deep saline aquifers at the Shenhua site, Ordos Basin, Geomechanics and Geophysics for Geo-energy and Geo-resources, Vol. 3, Issue 3, p. 293-314, 

Minh Nguyen§Ye Zhang, Jun Li, Xiaochun Li, Bing Bai, Haiqing Wu, Ning Wei, Philip Stauffer (2017) A Geostatistical Study in Support of CO2 Storage in Deep Saline Aquifers of the Shenhua CCS Project, Energy Procedia, in press [PDF]

Jianying Jiao§Ye Zhang (2016) Direct Method of Hydraulic Conductivity Structure Identification for Subsurface Transport Modeling, Journal of Hydrologic Engineering , 10.1061/(ASCE)HE.1943-5584.0001410, 04016033 [PDF]

S-Q Li§, Morteza Akbarabadi, Ye Zhang, Mohammad Piri (2016) An integrated Site Characterization-to-Optimization Study for Commercial-Scale Carbon Dioxide Storage, International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, Vol. 44, p. 74–87 [PDF]

Jianying Jiao, Ye Zhang (2016) Multiscale Subgrid Models of Large Eddy Simulation for Turbulent flows, International Journal of Numerical Methods for Heat and Fluid Flow, Vol. 26, Issue, 5, pp. 1380 - 1390, 10.1108/HFF-01-2015-0009 [PDF]

Zee Y. Ma, William R. Moore, Ernest Gomez, William J. Clark, Ye Zhang (2016) Tight Gas Sandstone Reservoirs, Part 1: Overview and Lithofacies, in Unconventional Oil and Gas Resources Handbook: Evaluation and Development, Elsevier, p. 405-427, [PDF]

William R. Moore, Zee Y. Ma, Iain Pirie, Ye Zhang (2016) Tight Gas Sandstone Reservoirs, Part 2: Petrophysical Analysis and Reservoir Modeling, in Unconventional Oil and Gas Resources Handbook: Evaluation and Development, Elsevier, p. 429-448, [PDF]

Mingkan Zhang§Ye Zhang (2015) Multiscale Dispersivity Upscaling for Three-Dimensional Hierarchical Porous Media, Water Resources Research, 51, doi:10.1002/2014WR016202 [PDF]

Jianying Jiao§Ye Zhang (2015) Functional Parameterization for Hydraulic Conductivity Inversion with Uncertainty Quantification, Hydrogeology Journal, 23, doi:10.1007/s10040-014-1202-5 [PDF]

Ye Zhang, Guang Yang§, S-Q Li§ (2014) Significance of Conceptual Model Uncertainty in Simulating Carbon Sequestration a Deep Inclined Saline Aquifer, Journal of Hazardous, Toxic, and Radioactive Waste, in press. [PDF] 

Jianying Jiao§Ye Zhang (2014)c A method based on Local Approximate Solution (LAS) for Inverting Transient Flow in Heterogeneous Aquifers, Journal of Hydrology, Vol. 514, p. 145-149, [PDF]

Jianying Jiao§Ye Zhang (2014)b Tensor Inversion of Hydraulic Conductivities for Heterogeneous Aquifer, Groundwater, in press, doi: 10.1111/gwat.12202 [PDF]

S-Q Li§Ye Zhang (2014) Model Complexity in Carbon Sequestration: A Design of Experiment and Response Surface Uncertainty Analysis, International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, Vol. 22, p. 123-138 [PDF]

Jianying Jiao§Ye Zhang (2014)a Two-Dimensional Inversion of Confined and Unconfined Aquifers under Unknown Boundary Conditions, Advances in Water Resources, Vol. 65, p. 43-57, [PDF] 

Ye Zhang, Juraj Irsa§, Jianying Jiao§ (2014) Three-Dimensional Aquifer Inversion under Unknown Boundary Conditions, Journal of Hydrology, Vol. 509, p. 416-429, 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2013.11.024. [PDF] 

Ye Zhang (2014) Nonlinear Inversion of an Unconfined Aquifer: Simultaneous Estimation of Heterogeneous Hydraulic Conductivities, Recharge Rates, and Boundary Conditions, Transport in Porous Media, Vol. 102, p. 275-299, [PDF], DOI: 10.1007/s11242-014-0275-x. 

Zee Ma, Ye Zhang (2013) A Resolution of the Happiness-Income Paradox, Social Indicators Research, doi: 10.1007/s11205-013-0502-9 [PDF]. 

Ye Zhang (2013) Reducing Uncertainty in Calibrating Aquifer Flow Model with Multiple Scales of Heterogeneity, Groundwater, doi: 10.1111/gwat.1211 [PDF]. 

Juraj Irsa§Ye Zhang (2012) A New Direct Method of Parameter Estimation for Steady State Flow in Heterogeneous Aquifers with Unknown Boundary Conditions, Water Resources Research, 48, W09526, , doi:10.1029/2011WR011756 [PDF]. 

S-Q Li§Ye Zhang, Xu Zhang, Chungan Du (2011) Geologic Modeling and Fluid-Flow Simulation of Acid Gas Disposal in Western Wyoming, AAPG Bulletin, Vol. 96, No. 4, p. 635-664. [PDF][Fig. 7 (color)]

Baozhong Liu§Ye Zhang, Xu Zhang (2011) Acid Gas Storage in a Deep Saline Aquifer: Numerical Sensitivity Study to evaluate Parameter and Model Uncertainty, Journal of Hazardous, Toxic, and Radioactive Waste, Vol. 15, No. 4, doi:10.1061/(ASCE)HZ.1944-8376.0000061, 

S-Q Li§Ye Zhang, Xu Zhang (2011) A Study of Conceptual Model Uncertainty in Large Scale CO2 Storage Simulation, Water Resources Research, 47, W05534, doi:10.1029/2010WR009707. [PDF] 

Baozhong Liu§Ye Zhang (2011) CO2 Modeling in a Deep Saline Aquifer: a Predictive Uncertainty Analysis using Design of Experiment, Environmental Science & Technology, Vol. 45, No. 8, p. 3504-3510, DOI: 10.1021/es103187b. [PDF] 

Ye Zhang, Baozhong Liu§, Carl W Gable (2011) Homogenization of Hydraulic Conductivity for Hierarchical Sedimentary Deposits at Multiple Scales, Transport in Porous Media, Vol. 87, Issue 3, p. 717-737, doi: 10.1007/s11242-010-9711-8. [PDF] 

Ye Zhang, Carl W Gable, Ben Sheets (2010) Equivalent Hydraulic Conductivity Of Three-Dimensional Heterogeneous Porous Media: An Upscaling Study Base on An Experimental Stratigraphy, Journal of Hydrology, V. 388, No. 3-4, p. 304-320, doi: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2010.05.009.[PDF] 

Ye Zhang, Carl W Gable, George Zyvoloski, Lynn Walter (2009) Uinta Basin: Hydrogeochemistry and Gas Compositions: A Regional Scale Overview, AAPG Bulletin, V. 93, No. 8, p. 1087-1118, doi: 10.1306/05140909004. [Article] [Supplemental] 

Ye Zhang (2008) Hierarchical Geostatistical Analysis of an Experimental Stratigraphy, Mathematical Geoscience (formerly Mathematical Geology), doi:10.1007/s11004-008-9180-6. [PDF]

Ye Zhang, Carl W Gable (2008) Two-Scale Modeling of Solute Transport in an Experimental Stratigraphy, Journal of Hydrology, Vol. 348, p. 395-411, doi: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2007.10.017 [PDF] Online link

William Milliken, Marjorie Levy, Sebastian Strebelle, Ye Zhang (2007) The Effect of Geologic Parameters and Uncertainties on Subsurface Flow: Deepwater Depositional Systems, SPE 114099. [PDF] 

Ye Zhang, Mark Person, Carl W Gable (2007) Representative Hydraulic Conductivity of Hydrogeologic Units: Insights from an Experimental Stratigraphy, Journal of Hydrology, Vol. 339, p. 65-78, doi: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2007.03.007 [PDF] 

Ye Zhang, Carl W Gable, Mark Person (2006) Equivalent Hydraulic Conductivity of an Experimental Stratigraphy - Implications for Basin-Scale Flow Simulations, Vol. 42, W05404, Water Resources Research, doi:10.1029/2005WR004720. [PDF]

Ye Zhang, Mark Person, Chris Paola, Carl W Gable, Xian-Huan Wen, J M Davis (2005) Geostatistical Analysis of an Experimental Stratigraphy, Vol. 41, W11416, Water Resources Research, doi:10.1029/2004WR003756. [PDF]

Ye Zhang, Mark Person, Enrique Merino, Michael Szpakiewcz (2005) Evaluation of Soluble Benzene Migration in the Uinta Basin, Geofluids, Vol. 5, No. 2, 106-123. [PDF]

Ye Zhang, Mark Person, Enrique Merino (2005) Hydrologic and Geochemical controls on Soluble Benzene Migration in Sedimentary Basins, Geofluids, Vol. 5, No. 2, 83-105. [PDF]


Ye Zhang (2005) Estimation of Representative Hydrological Parameters Using an Experimental Stratigraphy, Ph.D. Thesis, Department of Geological Sciences, Indiana University, 195 p. 

Ye Zhang (2004) Geostatistical Analysis of An Experimental Stratigraphy, M.S. Thesis, Department of Geology and Geophysics, University of Minnesota, 86 p. 

Ye Zhang (1998) Boundary Element Modeling of Groundwater Discharge at a Leaky Foundation Site, Hangzhou, China, B.S. Thesis, Department of Earth Sciences, Nanjing University, P.R. China, 65 p. 

Lecture Notes:

Ye Zhang (2008) Groundwater Flow and Solute Transport Modeling (GEOL 5200), Lecture Notes, 233 p. 

Ye Zhang (2007) Introduction to Groundwater Hydrology (GEOL 4444/5444), Lecture Notes, 243 p. 

Ye Zhang (2007) Introduction to Geostatistics (GEOL 5210), Lecture Notes, 150 p. 

Graduate Student Theses:

Yifan Zhang (2015) Physics-Based Groundwater Inversion of Fractured Aquifers with unknown Boundary Conditions, M.S. Thesis, Department of Geology and Geophysics, University of Wyoming, 63 p. [PDF] 

Dongdong Wang (2014) Physically Based Stochastic Inversion and Parameter Uncertainty Assessment on a Confined Aquifer with A Highly Scalable Parallel Solver, M.S. Thesis, Department of Geology and Geophysics, University of Wyoming, 136 p. [PDF] 

Ye Li (2014) An Uncertainty Analysis of Modeling Geologic Carbon Sequestration in a Naturally Fractured Reservoir at Teapot Dome, Wyoming, Ph.D. Thesis, Department of Geology and Geophysics, University of Wyoming, 220 p. [PDF] 

Guang Yang (2012) Uncertainty Analysis of Carbon Sequestration in an Inclined Deep Saline Aquifer, M.S. Thesis, Department of Geology and Geophysics, University of Wyoming, 106 p. [PDF] 

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