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Kai Sheng, Ph.D.

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GLT 5.240


Postdoctoral Fellow

Kai Sheng, Ph.D.


Kai Sheng is postdoctoral fellow. He holds a Ph.D. degree from University of Texas at Austin, a M.Sc. degree from University of Alberta, and a B.Eng. degree from China University of Petroleum, all in petroleum engineering. He specializes in numerical and analytical research on enhanced oil recovery using solvent, thermal and gas methods, carbon sequestration process, and reservoir fluids phase behavior study.

Research Area

  • Carbon sequestration

  • Enhanced oil recovery

  • Phase behavior of reservoir fluids

  • Numerical reservoir simulation


Selected Publications

  1. Sheng, K., Okuno, R. and Wang, M., 2018. Dimethyl ether as an additive to steam for improved steam-assisted gravity drainage. SPE Journal, 23(04), pp.1201-1222.

  2. Sheng, K., Okuno, R., Al-Gawfi, A. and Nakutnyy, P., 2023. The impact of permeability barriers on steam-solvent coinjection–A mechanistic study using a physical model. Geoenergy Science and Engineering, 223, p.211569.

  3. Oyenowo, O.P., Sheng, K. and Okuno, R., 2023. Simulation case studies of aqueous formate solution for geological carbon storage. Fuel, 334, p.126643.


  • Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin, Petroleum Engineering (2021)

  • M.S., University of Alberta, Petroleum Engineering (2016)

  • B.E. China University of Petroleum, East China, Petroleum Engineering(2014)

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