• Associate Professor, Petroleum Engineering
  • Class of ’75 DVG Associate Professor
Kan Wu

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Petroleum Engineering, University of Texas at Austin
  • M.S., Petroleum Engineering, China University of Petroleum (East)
  • B.S., Petroleum Engineering, China University of Petroleum (East)

Research Interests

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

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 method. 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).