Researcher

Dr Zhixi Chen

Field of Research (FoR)

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Biography

Lecturer in the School of Minerals and Energy Resources Engineering

 

Research interest

Wellbore stability; Hydraulic fracturing; Well planning; Drilling fluids and cementing; Reservoir Geomechanics.

 

Interest in engineering

Why did you get into engineering?

I got into engineering because I love to solve problems and design things that make a difference.

What are your research goals?

My research goal is to develop technology to produce...view more

Lecturer in the School of Minerals and Energy Resources Engineering

 

Research interest

Wellbore stability; Hydraulic fracturing; Well planning; Drilling fluids and cementing; Reservoir Geomechanics.

 

Interest in engineering

Why did you get into engineering?

I got into engineering because I love to solve problems and design things that make a difference.

What are your research goals?

My research goal is to develop technology to produce hydrocarbon resources from underground more efficiently.

What do people not understand about you do?

Petroleum resources store in the tiny pore space of the matrix rocks not in a pool.

Advice for prospective petroleum engineers

If you’re into engineering, petroleum engineering is for you.

Lectures/Courses taught

Well Technology; Well Planning and Optimisation; Introduction to Petrophysics; Drilling Fluids and Cementing; Drilling Mud – Formulation, Selection & Maintenance; Casing Design & Cementing; Practical Aspects of Well Planning; Directional, Horizontal & Multilateral Drilling; Well Control & Blowout Prevention.

 

Education

PhD/postgraduate

PhD from China University of Petroleum, China

Engineer Degree from École Nationale Supérieure du Pétrole et des Moteurs, France

GradDip in Information Technology from the University of New South Wales, Australia

Undergraduate

BE from Jianghan Petroleum University (Yangtze University), China

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Location

Tyree Energy Technologies Building (H6)
Level 2, Room 211
Kensington Campus

Contact

+61 2 9385 5182