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Solid, Fluid, and Thermal Dynamics in the Development of Unconventional Resources

Submission Deadline: 31 December 2023 Submit to Special Issue

Guest Editors

Dr. Yu Peng, Southwest Petroleum University, CHINA
Dr. Zhenglan Li, Southwest Petroleum University, CHINA
Dr. Yunjin Wang, China University of Petroleum, Beijing, CHINA
Dr. Guandong Su, National University of Singapore, SINGAPORE


The prosperous development of unconventional resources, such as tight gas, shale gas, shale oil, coalbed methane, and natural gas hydrate, cannot be separated from the researches of solid, fluid, and thermal dynamics. Especially in some complex engineering technologies, the interaction of multi-field, multi-phase and multiple mechanisms are often involved. Studying the coupled mechanical behaviors, heat and mass transfers during unconventional resource development is of great significance for improving the efficiency of unconventional resource development.


This special issue faces new achievements in theory, technology, and application in the development of unconventional resources. The goal of this special issue is to provide a high-level platform for sharing innovations and insights in the field. It will analyze the current changes, possible solutions, and potential opportunities in the development of unconventional resources. Through these studies, we can explore ways to apply advanced theories and technologies to improve the productions of tight gas, shale gas, shale oil, coalbed methane, and natural gas hydrate.


We welcome all types of manuscripts, including original research articles, review articles, and perspectives. With respect to the above topics, original contributions are solicited from potential researchers in academia as well as the industry as potential authors in the following areas, but not limited to:


• Fluid-structure interaction in well drilling and hydraulic fracturing

• Multi-phase flow in hydraulic fractures and unconventional reservoirs

• Novel technologies for unconventional resources development

• Novel methods for artificial fracture monitoring

• Experimental study on multi-field and multi-phase processes

• Analytical and numerical methods for predicting well production

• Unconventional stimulation and operational efficiency

• Reservoir simulation and numerical modelling


Petroleum Engineering, Heat and Mass Transfer, Fluid-Structure Interaction, Numerical Simulation, Unconventional Resources

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