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Journal Publications:

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Zee Ma, Ye Zhang (2019) Comment on “Correlation analysis of element contents and mechanical characteristics of shale reservoirs” by Liu et al. (2018), Marine & Petroleum Geology, in press.

Shuangpo Ren§, Guangqing Yao, Ye Zhang (2019) High-resolution geostatistical modeling of an intensively drilled heavy oil reservoir, the BQ 10 Block, Biyang Sag, Nanxiang Basin, China, Marine & Petroleum Geology, Vol. 104, p. 404-422.

Wei Wang, Po Chen, Ian Keifer, Ken Dueker, En-Jui Lee, Dawei Mu, Jianying Jiao§, Ye Zhang, Bradley Carr (2019) Weathering front under a granite ridge revealed through  full-3D seismic ambient-noise tomography, Earth & Planetary Science Letters, Vol. 509, p. 66-77.

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.

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, https://doi.org/10.1002/hyp.13169.

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.

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, Philip Stauffer (2018) Heterogeneity-assisted carbon dioxide storage in marine sediments,  Applied Energy , Vol. 225, p. 876-883.

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.

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, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijggc.2017.07.022.

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.

Zhenxue Dai,  Ye Zhang , Philip 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.

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, https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s40948-017-0063-5 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-802238-2.00014-6.

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, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-802238-2.00015-8.

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

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

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.

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, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2014.04.004.

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

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.

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, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.advwatres.2013.10.011.

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.

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,  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.

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

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.

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.

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, http://ascelibrary.org/doi/abs/10.1061/%28ASCE%29HZ.1944-8376.0000061. 

S-Q Li § Ye Zhang , Xu Zhang (2011) A Study of Conceptual Model Uncertainty in Large Scale CO 2  Storage Simulation,  Water Resources Research , 47, W05534, doi:10.1029/2010WR009707. 

Baozhong Liu § Ye Zhang  (2011) CO 2  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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


Theses:

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.

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.

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.

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.

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