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PhD Candidate

Bo received his MSc in Petroleum Engineering at the University of Alberta with two publications about modeling bypassed oil recovery in EOS compositional simulation in June 2014. Bo also holds a BSc degree from China University of Petroleum (Beijing) in Petroleum Engineering. After 7 years academic background in petroleum society, Bo decided to pursue his PhD in Geotechnical Engineering under co-supervision of Dr. Chalaturynk and Dr. Boisvert from July 2014. With a strong background of numerical modeling and analytical technique, Bo will focus on developing a local numerical upscaling technique to describe the macroscopic plastic behavior of complex heterogeneous media. Bo has passed his candidacy exam in May 2017 and hopefully will finish his PhD at the end of 2019.

Academic background:
B.SC Petroleum Engineering, China University of Petroleum, Beijing
M.SC Petroleum Engineering, University of Alberta, Edmonton

My current research interests include:
1. Coupled reservoir-geomechanical Simulation
2. Upscaling of reservoir and geomechanical properties in heterogeneous reservoir
3. Thermal recovery method
4. Compositional simulation
5. Phase behavior

Zhang, B. and Okuno, R., Modeling of capacitance flow behavior in EOS compositional simulation. Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, Volume 131(2015):96-113.
Conference Proceedings
Zhang, B. and Okuno, R., A New Method for Modeling Bypassed Oil Recovery in EOS Compositional Simulation, SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition to be held September 30 - October 2, 2013, New Orleans, LA, USA.

Modeling of Bypassed Oil Recovery in EOS Compositional Simulation, 2014. Master Thesis. , Department of Civil Engineering. University of Alberta.