Dr Zhenjiang You

Research Fellow

Australian School of Petroleum

Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences

I am a Research Fellow in Australian School of Petroleum, the University of Adelaide.

Working in the Formation Damage & EOR Research Group at Australian School of Petroleum, I perform research on mathematical and numerical modelling of single- and multi-phase flow in porous media, formation damage in oil/gas/geothermal reservoirs and aquifers, low-salinity waterflooding, etc.

Research Interests

  • Theoretical development and mathematical modelling

- Transport phenomena in porous media: multiphase flows

- Population balance models for suspension transport

- Stochastic modelling of flow in rocks

- Analytical and numerical methods

- Exact and asymptotic solutions


  • Engineering applications

- Fines migration induced formation damage in oil/gas/geothermal reservoirs and aquifers

- Drilling fluid invasion and external cake formation

- Well injectivity/productivity analysis

- Low-salinity waterflooding

- Unconventional resources and recovery

- Propagation of bacteria, viruses and contaminants in groundwater


Mathematical and laboratory modelling of suspension flow in rocks, 2009–2011

Research and development of analytical model for prediction of the flow distribution within gas wells, 2010-2011

Modelling the capillary entrapment phenomena and integrity of geological reservoirs for clean energy, water and waste management technologies, 2010-2013

Development of innovative technologies for oil production based on the advanced theory of suspension flows in porous media, 2010-2013

Novel technology for enhanced coal seam gas production utilising mechanisms stimulated cleat permeability through graded particle injection, 2011-2014

Using nano technology for improved gas and oil recovery, 2012-2013

Prediction of injectivity decline during produced water reinjection, 2012–2014

Reservoir quality in sedimentary geothermal resources, 2012-2014

Fines migration in coal seam gas reservoirs, 2013–2015

Low Salinity Fines-Assisted Waterflooding: reservoir prediction tools & field study, 2014–2017

New nanotechnology controlling wettability in unconventional gas reservoirs, 2015-2018

Teaching Interests

  • Colloidal/suspension/nano transport in porous media

  • Mathematical modelling and fluid mechanics for petroleum industry

  • Fines migration and formation damage

  • Enhanced Oil/Gas Recovery

  • Petroleum Engineering Honours Project

  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2017 Co-Supervisor Suspension-Colloidal Transport Media: Basic Equation, Analytical Model and Non-Linear Physics Effect Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Mr Hao Zhang
    2014 Co-Supervisor Nanoparticle and Proppant Injection to Improve Shale Gas and CBM Productivity Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Saurabh Naik
  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2012 - 2016 Co-Supervisor Analytical Modelling of Fines Migration in Porous Media Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Yulong Yang
  • Position: Research Fellow
  • Phone: 83134290
  • Email: zhenjiang.you@adelaide.edu.au
  • Fax: 8313 4345
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Santos Petroleum Engineering Building, floor 3
  • Room: 3 07
  • Org Unit: Australian School of Petroleum

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