Kan Wu

Assistant Professor


Office: RICH 501Q
Phone: 979.862.7654
Email: kan.wu@tamu.edu

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Research Interests

  • Hydraulic fracturing in unconventional reservoirs
  • Particle-laden flows
  • Coupled geomechanics and fluid flow modeling
  • Well performance prediction and optimization 


  • PhD, Petroleum Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin
  • MS, Petroleum Engineering, China University of Petroleum
  • BS, Petroleum Engineering, China University of Petroleum

Selected Publications

Yu, W., Xu, Y., Weijermars, R., Wu, K., Sepehrnoori, K. 2017. A numerical model for simulating pressure response of well interference and well performance in tight oil reservoirs with complex fracture geometries using the fast EDFM mehtod. SPE Reservoir Evaluation & Engineering, accepted.

Wu, K., Wu, B., Yu, W. 2017. Mechanism analysis of well interference in unconventional reservoirs: insights from fracture geometry simulation between two horizontal wells. SPE Production & Operation. Accepted.

Wu, K., Olson, J.E., Balhoff M.T., Yu, W. 2017. Numerical analysis of promoting more-uniform development of simultaneous multiple fracture propagation in horizontal wells. SPE Production & Operation. Vol.32 (01).

Wu, K. and Olson, J.E. 2016. Numerical Investigation of complex fracture networks in naturally fractured reservoirs. SPE Production & Operations. Vol.31 (04).

Yu, W., Wu, K., Sepehrnoori, K. 2016. An efficient model for production simulation from non-planar hydraulic fracture geometry in tight oil reservoir. SPE Journal. Vol.21 (03).