Suyang Zhu

Visiting Scholars


Previous Research Group Staff

Research Interests

​● Sorption process and mechanism of CBM (coalbed methane) under reservoir condition.

 ● Flow mechanism and reservoir simulation in oil and gas reservoir​

Selected Publications

  • Zhu S. , Du Z., Li C., et al. A Semi-analytical Model for Pressure-Dependent Permeability of Tight Sandstone Reservoirs [J]. Transport in Porous Media, 2018, 122(2): 235-52.
  • Zhu S., Peng X., Du Z., et al. Modeling of Coal Fine Migration During CBM Production in High-Rank Coal [J]. Transport in Porous Media, 2017, 118(1): 65-83. 
  • Zhu S,, Salmachi A, Du Z. Two phase rate-transient analysis of a hydraulically fractured coal seam gas well: A case study from the Ordos Basin, China [J]. International Journal of Coal Geology 2018, 195: 47-60. 
  • Zhu S, Du Z, Li C, et al. An analytical model for pore volume compressibility of reservoir rock [J]. Fuel, 2018, 232:543-9. 
  • Zhu S, Du Z., Li C., et al. Effects of numerical dispersion on pressure diffusion in CBM reservoirs[J]. Fuel 251 (2019) 534–542
  • Zhu S. Experiment Research Of Tight Sandstone Gas Reservoir Stress Sensitivity Based On The Capillary Bundle Mode [C]. SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibtion. 2013, 30 September-2 October, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, SPE-167638-STU. 
  • Wang Z, Bai H, Zhu S, et al. An Entrained-Droplet Model for Prediction of Minimum Flow Rate for the Continuous Removal of Liquids from Gas Wells[J]. Spe Journal, 2015, 20(5):1041-1052.
  • Wang Z, Guo L, Zhu S, et al. Prediction of the Critical Gas Velocity of Liquid Unloading in a Horizontal Gas Well[J]. Spe Journal, 2017, 23(2).
  • A.Salmachi, C.Clarkson, S. Zhu, J. A. Barkla. Relative Permeability Curve Shapes in Coalbed Methane Reservoirs [C]. Asia-Pacific oil and gas conference and exhibition, Society of Petroleum Engineers, Brisbane, 23-26, October, 2018, SPE-192029.
  • Zhong H Q , Zhu S. , Zeng W G , et al. Research on heavy oil gas lift assisted with light oil injected from the annulus[J]. Journal of Petroleum Exploration and Production Technology, 2018, 8(4):1465-1471.
  • Wang C., Jia C.,Peng X., Zhu S. & Feng Liu (2019): A new well structure and methane recovery enhancement method in two coal seams, Energy Sources, Part A: Recovery, Utilization, and Environmental Effects, DOI: 10.1080 /15567036.2019.1604906.


  • 2008.09 – 2012.06: Study in SWPU (Southwest Petroleum University), majored in Petroleum Engineering. 2012.6 Achieved the BE degree of Petroleum Engineering and was recommended directly to Ph.D. degree study.
  • 2012.09 –2018.12: Study in SWPU, majored in Oil & Gas Reservoir Exploitation Engineering, research on oil & gas flow in porous media, 2018.12 Achieved Ph.D. degree.
  • 2014.06 – 2014.08: visiting scholar in TU Clausthal, funded by German government.
  • 2017.07 – 2018.7: joint Ph.D. student in University of Adelaide, funded by China government.

Professional Profile

  • 2019.01– now: Post-doctor on CBM production and rock mechanics. in SWPU.
  • 2019.10 – now: visiting scholar on CBM simulation. in KAUST.

Scientific and Professional Membership

​Member of SPE (Society of Petroleum Engineers)


  • ​2012.02, First place winner of IPTC Education Week Project Contest, held by SPE, in Bangkok, Thailand.
  • 2012.10, First place winner of APOGCE Asia-Pacific Student Paper Contest, undergraduate group, held by SPE, in Perth, Australia.
  • 2013.10, First place winner of ATCE International Student Paper Contest, undergraduate group, held by SPE, in New Orleans, U.S.A. 
  • 2013.11, Chevron Scholarship for Ph.D. student.
  • 2014.11, China National Scholarship for Ph.D. student.
  • 2017.6, the China Scholarship for visiting Ph.D. student in Australia.

Research Interests Keywords

Reservoir Simulation Sorption process and mechanism of CBM Flow mechanism in oil and gas reservoir